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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

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  • 225
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  • 118
    Very good
  • 80
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
really good lunch

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
matthew e
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
290 helpful votes 290 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A good restaurant which obviously prides itself on food and service. I have been a few times with my family and each time we are rewarded with good food and attentive service. My family is quite picky and two of the four of us don't have the most extensive palate, however the options they provide here are simultaneously creative and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This was our second visit to Alimentum, our first was cut short unexpectedly (fault of our own) and we never got to eat anything. Hence, we thought we'd return for a special valentine meal. We had high hopes and had heard great reviews. On arrival the service was great and despite arriving early our table was ready. After looking at... More 

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London
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94 reviews 94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We booked an early dinner to end our short stay in Cambridge, before heading back home to London. It certainly had the makings of a memorable meal, and its Michelin Star brought with it great expectations. The restaurant is fairly modern with Black and Red dominating the room. Tables and Chairs were black which was unusual. Atmosphere was subdued, and... More 

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Newmarket
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

It was pouring with rain when we arrived and were welcomed by the sommelier (I think) and the waitress who served us. Coats taken but no offer of towels to dry ourselves off.! Excellent meal, good service, but bread plates minute. Given back our wet coats on departure, they had been piled on top of each other somewhere, suggest they... More 

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Bishops Stortford
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Our party had the 10 course menu. The food was very tasty and well presented however the overall experience fell far below what you would expect of a Michelin starred restaurant. The staff were friendly and trying their best but service was haphazard, forgetful, very slow and slightly inattentive for the price charged and the standards this restaurant aspires to.... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The Michelin star awarded to Alimentum is deserved solely for the food... ....the lack of standard basic services was shockingly disappointing for a Michelin starred establishment.. Had we not been guests we would have aired our feelings there and then. Greeting on arrival was non- existent. There was one barman who was busy preparing drinks. After a short while the... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

12 of our family booked a birthday lunch at Alimentum last Sunday. We arrived on time at 1 pm to an empty restaurant and no welcome to speak of. The maitr d' seemed uninterested and floated around to little purpose, he was also wearing a stained coat which I find unacceptable in a Michelin star restaurant. The washrooms did not... More 

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Nr Cambridge, UK.
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Today visited Alimentum for lunch and was impressed with the choices of menus available - most courses flavoursome, delicate and beautifully prepared, though sadly pork belly dish lacked the melting, softness I have enjoyed elsewhere (my favourite dish switched from Fixed Price menu to A La Carte) and was actually rather tough, fat needing to be cut off and skin... 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 28 - 131
  • 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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