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17 Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1AD, England
+44 1223351241
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Ranked #95 of 524 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Nevis
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I can't write about the food because there wasn't any but I can write about the experience! Following the reviews on TripAdvisor we called R17, based at the University Arms Hotel and made a reservation. When we got there the restaurant was actually closed and the hotel receptionist diverted us to the most dismal looking hotel restaurant you could imagine.... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is an unpretentious restaurant serving nice locally produced food. Well worth a visit if in Cambridge

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UK
Top Contributor
194 reviews 194 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The menu here may be limited but the food is absolutely superb, I have no issues whatsoever the day I visited I was the only one in there but it's an exceptionally good value menu deal. No quibbles, just be patient if you want coffee it may be coming from the main hotel bar.

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Leeds
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A comfortable restaurant and ideal for traditional English food. I had an excellent steak which was cooked rare as requested.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We visited this restaurant with friends having read good reviews on Trip Advisor. We were all very disappointed with the limited menu available, which was nothing like the menu shown on their website. When we asked if any alternative to the very poor options on the menu could be provided we were told 'No'. We decided to leave without eating... More 

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Dorking, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Opens at 18h30 if you want a early meal, which I did. Nice small menu food beautifully cooked and the lady in charge of the restaurant was charming.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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184 reviews 184 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We had a very spontaneous dinner and were so pleased with the service and food. The staff were friendly and kind and very good. The food was really nice - especially the risotto starter! The price was very good for the portion size and taste. We will definitely return.

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Prescott, Arizona
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49 reviews 49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We were staying locally in Cambridge and decided to try R17 at rather short notice on a Bank Holiday. Fortunately we like to dine early and the pleasant staff were able to accommodate us. My experience of hotel restaurants has been mixed but R17 lived up to its reputation and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinners and desserts.

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Gloucestershire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Enjoyed a wonderful 3 course meal from a fixed price menu with limited but sufficient choice. Surroundings were comfortable and, although the restaurant was not full there were plenty of other customers without being noisy. The staff were attentive but not intrusive. Would definitely eat here again and recommend to other people.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Six of us dined on Good Friday evening at R17 which is part of The University Arms Hotel. The menu is limited but good value and one can choose between two or three courses. The service was friendly and enthusiastic but a little slow. The duck main course was good. Several of us had the coconut and mango sweet but... More 

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Additional Information about R17

Address: 17 Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1AD, England
Phone Number: +44 1223351241
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: British

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