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“OUTDOOR SEATING BY 'THE CAM'” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Mimosa

La Mimosa
Thompson's Lane, Cambridge CB5 8AQ, England
01223 362525
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Ranked #34 of 510 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Romantic, Families with children, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Yorkshire
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88 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 79 cities Reviews in 79 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“OUTDOOR SEATING BY 'THE CAM'”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

As previous comments have confirmed - the setting and service at La Mimosa are first class. We hired a bewhiskered young man to take us 45' down the Cam on a punt from immediately outside LA MIMOSA and then came in to eat here. The setting is perfectly delightful - sunshine, large decking area, glass of white wine (at a reasonable price) and punts passing by.

We ate their fresh pasta ravioli with fresh green salad - not what was on the menu because they had run out of spinach & ricotta - so we had squash and pecorino ravioli instead. Little taste of the cheese - however it was pleasant.

One funny incident: I went to the ladies and, when leaving the lock broke leaving me literally 'locked in the lavatory'! I rang my friend and within minutes the kindly Italian chef shouldered the door in! An amusing incident to brighten the day.

I'd go back.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“great peripherals; lousy food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We ate here two nights ago. The setting and the service were impeccable but the food was awful. An artichoke heart salad starter (£7!) had just a couple of hearts in it. The spaghetti carbonara was microwaved to such a degree that the cream and oil separated and the cream curdled. And the bread on the table was stale and sliced!

All in all an experience never to be repeated. Shame as the staff were so nice and the setting on the river so beautiful.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We were a group of 7 for lunch with elderly relatives and friends who had not seen each other for some time. It proved an excellent choice - my wife & I have eaten there a number of times - and everyone enjoyed their lunch very much. They were v helpful with my uncle who is 94 and was in a wheelchair.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lincolnshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

This is a very nice Italian restaurant at the side of the River. We were warmly greeted and seated at the bar while we waited for our table.

There was a good choice of dishes on offer, at reasonable prices too, and the quality of the food was excellent.

A relaxed and friendly ambiance added to the overall experience.

Visited June 2013
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Maidenhead
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“First Class restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The food was marvellous, the service was excellent, and the restaurant itself was lovely. Could not fault it in any way. Will definitely use again on our visits to Cambridge.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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