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Midsummer Common, Cambridge CB4 1HA, England
+44 1223 369299
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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 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, Late Night, Delivery, 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
An amazing restaurant on all levels.

A restaurant beyond compare. I ate here as a special treat with my mum (an 80th celebration) and my son who is a trainee chef. The service was very personal and couldn't have been bettered and the food beyond compare. I should point out that just prior to my visit Midsummer received some negative... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Finchingfield, United Kingdom
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Finchingfield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A restaurant beyond compare. I ate here as a special treat with my mum (an 80th celebration) and my son who is a trainee chef. The service was very personal and couldn't have been bettered and the food beyond compare. I should point out that just prior to my visit Midsummer received some negative publicity via a poor review and... More 

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Sorry to all at Midsummer House, I left you a glowing review only to find I hit the 2 Star button in error, please excuse me. To other Trip Advisor readers, this restaurant is with out doubt the finest that you will find in Cambridgeshire, go there and be prepared to be amazed, a lovely setting, superb food and a... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Had a most enjoyable lunch here, hadnt been for a while but was nice to go back. The weather does make a difference as the place seems so much nicer when in sunshine and in the summer, they make use of the little space they have, ie the mini bar and balcony upstairs and the smallish garden, warm weather enables... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We dined on a Saturday evening for our wedding anniversary. We have dined in 1 & 3 Michelin starred restaurants before but this was our first 2 star. Without being too gushy, we both agreed that this was the best dining experience we have ever had. There was not one single thing we could fault! The staff are something else,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The restaurant has a relaxing ambience, although the food is serious and is of a high standard which can easily compete with those big names in London and New York. There is nothing to complain about the restaurant, expect that some of the front of house managers and the reservation staff can at least "pretend to be less pretentious". I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Our dinner here was a good show, & very tasty as well. The most outstanding course of our 7 course meal was the baked beet and goat’s cheese salad. The beets were roasted whole in an oven, which was brought to our table, where they were cut in half and the center scooped out and put on the plate. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We went for a meal, but it was more like a performance. The staff judged the mood perfectly, bantering with the family and teasing the younger members to make them giggle.The food was beautifully prepared, and intelligently presented. Why is the 5th star missing? Two things: we chose not to have 'matched' wines, and there were a number of points... More 

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Audlem, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I came with my partner for a pre birthday treat on the 19th of august and it blew me away. before I go any further let me say I have worked for some of the best restaurants in Europe as a head chef. And I have eaten in many more. Daniel himself has long since been an idol of mine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I took myself to Midsummer House for a pre-birthday treat, having read wonderful reviews. I was not disappointed. From the moment I arrived when I was invited to sit in the garden for my aperitif and amuse Bouche than I was captivated by the superb service and delicious food. I was not slighted as often solo diners are but was... More 

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ipswich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We enjoyed a long anticipated evening here. We chose the 10 course sample menu & were not disappointed. The setting is very elegant and tasteful yet modern in a light and airy conservatory with the doors open to the warm evening. We were served canapes & drinks in the garden before being seated. The selection of wines is very good... More 

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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: Doing business, 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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