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“Aussie visitor” 4 of 5 stars
Review of d'Arry's Cookhouse and Wine Shop

d'Arry's Cookhouse and Wine Shop
2 - 4 King Street, Cambridge CB1 1LN, England
01223 505015
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Ranked #166 of 549 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $16 - $51
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Adelaide, Australia
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Aussie visitor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Great meal and the wine without doubt just to die foe for. Well worth a visit for both lunch and dinner. Great service. Perhaps give the chips a miss.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Avoid in big groups”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

We went in group of 12. We think they'd lost our booking however they managed to fit us in. We did have to put the tables together ourselves however which did seem poor service.

Food was good but starters took 50 minutes and mains 35.

It was very frustrating that they wouldn't allow us to buy drinks at the bar because as a big group, it would have made it easier for us with splitting the bill.


Overall, pleasant looking place but highly recommend booking somewhere else if you're looking to have more than 8 in our party.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London
2 reviews
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“Two visits in two days”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We were in Cambridge for the weekend and dropped in for lunch on the Saturday. Was so good we came back for Sunday supper. The menu selection was extensive without trying to be all things to all people, and the dishes we had were cooked to perfection. Great fresh ingredients imaginatively put together, and presented appealingly. A good wine list (could do a bit more on the price range), and great service from people who obviously took pride in their establishment and knew the food. The stand-out was their gin-and-tonic selection, making something very special with boutique gins and matched tonics - now lovers of gin can hold up their heads among malt whisky aficionados.
It’s not just that when we go back to Cambridge we’ll pay another visit here – it’s that we might go to Cambridge just to go to d’Arry’s.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridge
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“Food ok, service poor.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

We went at the start of June to D'arrys, for a birthday lunch. The setting is very nice, although all the chairs feel somewhat rickety (and i am not that heavy!)
There is no childrens menu as such, just two of the mains they can do as smaller portions -both of which were uninspiring and unhealthy.
Despite having the specials board up, on a Sunday you cannot order from it, which was confusing. Also several of the things were off the menu - which is not a very big menu as it is.
My sister ordered the burger which has GF next to it - that is, it can come as a gluten free version. I nearly choked on my drink when told the gluten free version was just the meat without the bun. How hard would it be to get a gluten free bun for you GF option?
The waitress we had came across as though she was an interloper who had never waitressed in her life. She was however very sweet. The length of wait between courses was ridiculous, comsidering the restaurant was not even half full. The kids got bored and fidgety, and i didnt blame them! The puddings were the worst - must have been about 45mins wait for ice cream. After all this time they came out and said they had run out of ice cream and had sent someone to Sainsburys to get some, but even Sainsburys had run out... Just unbelievably bad customer service - they should have come out straight away and said! We would have chosen something else.
I doubt we will go back, so many other better places in Cambridge in my opinion!

Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Catch up with friends”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I chose this venue to catch up with some friends and it was a lovely sunny day so we sat in the courtyard. The food was delicious especially the tempura prawn special to start and the sirloin steak cambridge style as a main course. We had three starters, four mains, two jugs of pimms and i think four beers and the bill was £120 so a little on the expensive side as that did not include service but the setting is lovely and the food is well presented and tasty so I was not disappointed.

Is a short stroll to the high street so a perfect location and there are plenty of roads around for parking.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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