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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, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delightful experience

I went to this restaurant for a celebratory lunch. It was my first visit and I was not disappointed. It was simply a delightful experience - wonderful food and excellent service. Everything exceeded my expectations from the first moment when one of the waiters opened the front door for us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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  • Doing business
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I went to this restaurant for a celebratory lunch. It was my first visit and I was not disappointed. It was simply a delightful experience - wonderful food and excellent service. Everything exceeded my expectations from the first moment when one of the waiters opened the front door for us. Although the menu said five courses it was easily more... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If money is not an issue, a meal here is a brilliant occasion. Beautiful ingredients, imaginative cooking and perfect presentation.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The food at Midsummer House certainly is not cheap, but for the amount of work and skill that goes into preparing each of the complicated elements of the numerous courses, canapes, chocolates etc you really do get wonderful value for money. The staff are fantastically attentive, professional, knowledgeable and friendly. An all round first class experience for the senses.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We went there for a Birthday lunch and whilst three stars is maybe a bit harsh given the overall quality of the food, it is I think about right for the overall experience. I was hoping to be blown away by every mouthful and whilst some of the dishes were amazing, some were pretty nondescript. The amuse bouche were all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

In all aspects an outstanding restaurant. Expensive, but very high quality. Good service, excellent wines and service was top class. Formal, but not stuffy. Friendly staff. Highly recommended.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We came here as a special treat for our wedding anniversary and loved every mouthful. The atmosphere was relaxed, and we were really helped to enjoy the meal - from the amuse bouches, through the whole 7 course tasting menu, to the wonderful beignets and chocolates at the end. Every item we tried delighted the tastebuds, and the kumquat dessert... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I would have to say this is up there with the best tasting menus I have tried. Drinks in the garden before we got started was a nice touch, however my drink was not topped up when the waitress spilt it taking us to our table. The front of house manager is a character and great fun but also passionate... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I've seen people complaining about the price, but this is food elevated to an art form. Service is unstuffy and friendly, and the cooking is.. wonderful! No other word for it. From the various amuse-bouche to the final desert (we had two it was so good!), the meal was innovative, flavourful and beautiful. My test for a restaurant is "could... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We live not far from Midsummer and go periodically to celebrate special occasions. Everything about it is always absolutely wonderful - from the service to the food. I am a vegan and they always cater to me in inventive ways. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. Yes, it is expensive but it is more than worth it. An experience... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a Michelin star restaurant so you expect it to be good and Midsummer House certainly does not disappoint. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel special having Champagne and hors d'ouvres in the riverside bar. We had the 5 course menu but with all the little extras they bring it was more like 7 or... More 

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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: Special occasions, Doing business

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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