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Midsummer Common, Cambridge CB4 1HA, England
+44 1223 369299
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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: With its divine location right on the River Cam, Midsummer House is among...
With its divine location right on the River Cam, Midsummer House is among East Anglia���s best restaurants. Once you���ve finished punting down the river and taking in the sights and sounds of the beautiful university city of Cambridge, pay Midsummer House a visit. Relaxed and elegant, with a sunny conservatory and perfect al fresco dining for warm summer evenings, this modern British restaurant offers a wide range of creative dishes with a sophisticated touch learned by Chef Patron Daniel Clifford throughout his years in Britain and France���s best restaurants. Passionate about ingredients, Clifford even uses the harvest from Midsummer House���s own 80 year old apple trees in his cookery.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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From the moment we arrived for dinner with our children the staff were attentive - but not too stuffy - the Maitre'd was particularly entertaining and getting both of the boys eating cheese is a miracle ! Drinks in the garden as we looked through the menu was lovely - the food was beautifully... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

From the moment we arrived for dinner with our children the staff were attentive - but not too stuffy - the Maitre'd was particularly entertaining and getting both of the boys eating cheese is a miracle ! Drinks in the garden as we looked through the menu was lovely - the food was beautifully presented and a wonderful combination of... More 

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Umea, Sweden
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We had the five course menu for lunch and spent at least three hours eating it and that might be the best spent hours I've experienced. Our table was next to the kitchen so we could actually see a bit of what was going on in there, which was nice. The food was superb and so was the wine. The... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had a birthday celebration and hired private dining room which is beautifully decorated. There were 11 of us and all chose 7 course tasting menu with flight of wines to go with. Each plate arrived looking stunning and taste was exceptional. Staff were polite and professionals. Atmosphere...... I'm glad there were 11 of us as we made quite a lot... More 

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Basingstoke
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185 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has been on my "to do" list since seeing Daniel Clifford on Great British Menu, and other TV programmes. I really like his style and methodology toward food. We got a last minute reservation for a Saturday night at 930PM. Very nice restaurant, even with the Cambridge Midsummer Fair going on literally yards away! We got a taxi... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The most memorable meal I've eaten. The food was first class however what lifted this to another level was the attention to detail and the amazing staff. An all round special place.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very posh and expensive and you will have to sto on the way home for fish & chips as you will still be hungry

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Abertillery, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

As it has come my time to leave Cambridge I decided in my last week I would treat my girlfriend and myself to the 7 course tasting menu and the accompanying flights of wine. The restaurant is quite small, but tables are spaced in a manner where each table has privacy, but you still feel the overall atmosphere. The seats... More 

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Huddersfield
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I booked this restaurant for our silver wedding anniversary as a special treat so our expectations were high to start with. Sometimes you can feel a little deflated when the restaurant does not meet your expectations however not in this case. The whole evening was fantastic, the venue, staff, food and wine were superb. We had the 7 course tasting... More 

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The location and setting is excellent. The five of us had the 10 course tasting menu. Very innovative in general, and plenty of attention to detail in the presentation but perhaps lacked variety in texture somewhat - pureed elements seemed to dominate. Agree with other comments about the difficulty in making out the descriptions given by the waiters. Didn't really... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

A feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds. Food was excellent as you would expect, the service discrete and helpful.

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Additional Information about Midsummer House

Address: Midsummer Common, Cambridge CB4 1HA, England
Phone Number: +44 1223 369299
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Tuesday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: European

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Midsummer Common, Cambridge CB4 1HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 369299

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions

Description

With its divine location right on the River Cam, Midsummer House is among East Anglia���s best restaurants. Once you���ve finished punting down the river and taking in the sights and sounds of the beautiful university city of Cambridge, pay Midsummer House a visit. Relaxed and elegant, with a sunny conservatory and perfect al fresco dining for warm summer evenings, this modern British restaurant offers a wide range of creative dishes with a sophisticated touch learned by Chef Patron Daniel Clifford throughout his years in Britain and France���s best restaurants. Passionate about ingredients, Clifford even uses the harvest from Midsummer House���s own 80 year old apple trees in his cookery.
Open Hours
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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