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152-154 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PB, England
Bus stops are located around 50 metres from our front door. The Cambridge train station is a 10 to 15 minute walk from the restaurant.
01223413000
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: An award-winning restaurant in Cambridge with a stunning Michelin star...
An award-winning restaurant in Cambridge with a stunning Michelin star, Alimentum offers modern European cuisine from celebrated chef Mark Poynton. Using slow-cooking techniques to accentuate flavour and texture, the menu brings together innovative, intricately-crafted dishes, as well as supreme tasting menus. The Alimentum sommelier presents a vibrant and modern wine list, and delectable cocktails are made using homemade fruit purees, and one of Cambridge's finest spirit selections.
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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 228
    Excellent
  • 118
    Very good
  • 82
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very enjoyable

Highly enjoyable food and extremely good value for money for a Michelin star restaurant. We arrived as part of a large group to celebrate a friend's birthday, and the staff seemed very accommodating.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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476 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Highly enjoyable food and extremely good value for money for a Michelin star restaurant. We arrived as part of a large group to celebrate a friend's birthday, and the staff seemed very accommodating.

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Cambridge
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We visited Alimenum for my birthday on Saturday 21st March. We could be described as foodies, although neither my partner nor I have ever eaten in a Michelin starred restaurant before, so we were excited to see what all the fuss was about. When we arrived a bowl of delicious olives and two bread crisps topped with tapenade, tomatoes and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The restaurant was nicely decorated, the staff were friendly at first but not efficient. The food was neither sufficient or appetising. I would never have given alimentum a Michelin star.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Had a very enjoyable evening with no disappointments - other than the fact that we did not have room to be able to have a dessert! Ambience, service, food and wine were all perfect.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

With one Michelin star, Alimentum held great promise for an excellent meal. Sadly, whilst elements were good, the overall impression is average. We arrived early and were sat at the bar. The service here was off hand and not particularly welcoming. Not a great start but we were there for the restaurant, so not a problem. Once seated we elected... More 

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Solana Beach, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I had high expectations after reading all of the reviews. The wine recommendation was wonderful as was the appetizer. The experience took a turn for the worse when the four of us received our entrees. Every one of them was extremely salty. We informed our waitress and she was less than interested in our feedback. Following the salty meal our... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Having previously enjoyed some very good meals here we were underwhelmed by our latest visit. We both ordered venison in a suet crust ,It was so salty I was unable to finish it and my partner really struggled but as the portions are small(and usually tasty)he persevered .Our excellent waitress asked me about the main and I explained how salty... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

What an amazing meal we had on a Monday night. we had the 10 course taster menu with wines for each course. The head chef really knows how to deliver superb food. The restaurant was busy and we really liked the waist height window which separates the restaurant with the kitchen giving you a view of the busy chefs cooking.... More 

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
292 helpful votes 292 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyable lunch on a sunday and i would happily recommend to others. Food, service and atmosphere were very good and the staff were excellent with our 3 year old daughter who isn't really accustomed to 'fine dining'! Definitely worth a visit when in the area as it is an affordable, high quality restaurant.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I went here last summer with my boyfriend, we had the set menu which is very reasonably priced for such good food! A good way of trying out a place that is otherwise quite expensive. Service is amazing, you get the odd extra which is always nice. Definitely going to be heading back there when the menu has changed, as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 152-154 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PB, England
  • Public Transportation: Bus stops are located around 50 metres from our front door. The Cambridge train station is a 10 to 15 minute walk from the restaurant.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 01223413000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 126
  • Cuisine: European, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

An award-winning restaurant in Cambridge with a stunning Michelin star, Alimentum offers modern European cuisine from celebrated chef Mark Poynton. Using slow-cooking techniques to accentuate flavour and texture, the menu brings together innovative, intricately-crafted dishes, as well as supreme tasting menus. The Alimentum sommelier presents a vibrant and modern wine list, and delectable cocktails are made using homemade fruit purees, and one of Cambridge's finest spirit selections.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?