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R17

17 Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1AD, England
+44 1223351241
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Ranked #25 of 504 restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Leeds
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Why why do hotels try and run restaurants they try to be all things and they can't hotel guests and restaurant diners are two different clients and it's a shame the staff are lovely attentive and I can't praise them enough but the food overrated flavours that don't gel my advice stop trying to hard its a shame !

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Berkshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I had a 2 course meal here with my partner on 29/03/14. He had the salmon to start which was delicious and I had mushroom and poached egg on toast which I was very happy with. His steak main looked perfect and my mullet main was gorgeous, loved the champagne sauce! The service was very good as they met your... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I am so pleased to have found R17. I have eaten in several places in Cambridge but have often found them to be either overpriced or slightly disappointing. That's why it's so nice to have discovered R17. The food here is amazing and certainly worth every penny (if not more). I had the ham hock terrine to start with and... More

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