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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.
441223413000
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Decent food, poor ambience

It's a shame the ambience of Alimentum is like that of an airport hotel, because the food is pretty good. Not especially inventive, but solid, 1 Michelin star quality. A particularly good cheese board. Given the limited fine dining options in Cambridge Alimentum is worth a try, but it lacks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
WaltherRyff
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Cambridge
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

A gap of around a year since I ate here, returned recently, this time for lunch, and had a much more enjoyable time. Memories of the last visit were of surly staff, a waiter who gave a look of annoyance when we said we didnt want any coffee at the end and food which was a let down, in terms... More 

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Cambridge
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

It's a shame the ambience of Alimentum is like that of an airport hotel, because the food is pretty good. Not especially inventive, but solid, 1 Michelin star quality. A particularly good cheese board. Given the limited fine dining options in Cambridge Alimentum is worth a try, but it lacks oomph, especially compared to some of its local and national... More 

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

As an experienced fine diner, I have very high expectations and these were met and surpassed. Not only was the food delicious but the staff were top grade. This restaurant should be on everybody's list.

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A strange experience We had the 10 course taster menu but only received 8 courses Everything we ate was delicious except for the bread and potato which were excessively salty to the point of being inedible for me. (I don't use any salt at home) Service was attentive in the beginning but then tailed off to the point that we... More 

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Cambridge, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My wife and I visited Alimentum on a Sunday evening to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Matching our visit to train times meant a 6pm booking, so the restaurant was not busy. Service was good, not too intrusive and prompt. We chose the 3 course a la carte option. For starters I had the sea trout which was overcooked and rubbery.... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Positioned on a main artierial road next to a set of traffic lights so if visiting by car park in the leisure centre a short distance over the road. Service is good if a little too formal, food is excellent and original , can't recommend anything as menu changes. Well worth going.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I took my husband to Alimentum for a birthday surprise on 10th July. The food, wines, service and staff were all outstanding. We had the 10 course taster menu, every bit of it excellent (although no need for the waitress to say 'Enjoy!' after the description of each dish). The thing that would stop us going back was the piano/singer.... More 

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Charvil, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We came here after a sublime evening at the top restaurant in Cambridge. We expected the food to be good - which it was, BUT. . . The bar was pretty full when we arrived but the very helpful Sommelier showed us to our table (we arrived at 7.20 pm) and got a waitress to serve us (the three waitresses... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We went there for lunch today, and it is definitely one of our best experiences. We opted for the three course set menu and finished with coffee and petit fours. We really enjoyed the meal and the service was excellent. The sommelier was knowledgeable and helped to make a good wine selection. Overall very happy with the experience and plan... More 

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Huntingdon
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Excellent meal, great wine selection done for us, even the music in the background was to my taste. Will definitely revisit. (oh, and try the eel.....you'll love it)

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Additional Information about Alimentum

Address: 152-154 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PB, England
Phone Number: 441223413000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 143
Cuisine: European, British

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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: 441223413000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 143
  • Cuisine: European, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

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
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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