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152-154 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PB, England
01223413000
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Ranked #71 of 526 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $28 - $132
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Transit: 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.
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.
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Visiting Cambridge just before Christmas to see family and friends is the perfect occasion to come to this restaurant again. I arrived before my friends and was greeted cordially being asked if I wanted my usual cocktail which is not on the drinks menu was much appreciated. Service and ambiance as always excellent on this occasion i choose from the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

Located somewhere between a decadent michelin star and a poor customer service planet, Alimentum serves the type of food which is only good until the people who serve it ruin the experience. Never to return, this place is what happens when you choose to spend your money on a marketing mirage rather than on a proper eating experience. Very poor.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We had booked a special Birthday Lunch, the staff were kind and attentive, but maybe because there were very few diners. The food even the á la carte option was meagre and lacking taste.My fish was lukewarm and over salty. The wine were grossly overpriced.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Food was exceptional, service attentive. We had a memorable meal to celebrate a memorable event. But experience was somewhat formal and pretentious- it wasn't the food.

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Cambridge
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131 reviews 131 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Now I understand why Alimentum gets such mixed reviews. The place looks like a canteen upholstered in black and scarlet. The service is slow and oddly insistent. We felt pressurised to order wine even before we were given a menu. The wine list would make a good encyclopaedia but is too complicated for easy choice. The food, on the other... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We had booked for an occasion and the whole experience was really nice. The service was very good. They were very attentive but at the same time knew when to leave you alone. The food was very good and tasted really nice. We had some dietary requirements and they even considered that and provided an alternative dish which was very... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Personally when I go to a restaurant I like to enjoy a good evening with friends or family . But I also want to eat. I must say the quality of the food at Alimentum is excellent and each dish is beautifully presented , but the portions are so small that you leave feeling hungry. Or at least I did... More 

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England
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a strangely sited restaurant being at a road junction on a fairly busy road in the town. However, no traffic noise penetrated the dining space which was relaxed and well appointed. The welcome was polite and professional and staff were attentive and knowledgeable. The menu was excellent though a little too expensive. The descriptions by staff of each... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I eat out a lot. I left Alimentum hungry. Halibut was the size of a matchbox and cheese plate was translucent. My suggestion have a burger over the road before you sit down as you will wait ages for your food and leave hungry if you don't!

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We ordered the three course menu, but were left disappointed on several counts. Firstly, the service. We found it cool and indifferent - also a good description of the (£37) wine we ordered. The food was unexceptional for the cost. I was charged an extra £4 in addition to the normal cost of the fish course and found this entitled... More 

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Additional Information about Alimentum

Address: 152-154 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PB, England
Phone Number: 01223413000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
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
Average Prices: USD 28 - 132
Cuisine: European, British

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