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Alimentum

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152-154 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PB, England
+44 1223 413000
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited for my wife's birthday. Usually we are travelling around the world and visiting foodie restaurants. This year we had to stay in Cambridge, so we decided to check out one of the "best" Michelin star restaurants in the city. Looking at the Michelin star we were hoping to indulge our foodie mood. Unfortunately, strange things start to happen... More 

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Thank webpilgrim
MPAli, Restaurant Manager at Alimentum, responded to this review

We are sorry that we didn't go beyond your expectations and provide an excellent experience for your wife's birthday. Thank you for letting us know about the details so we can definitely improve our service standards. The kitchen has also been informed about your concerns of the food. The Team hope you will come back to have a romantic lunch... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I cannot fault anything about our visit to Alimentum. We were warmly welcomed, superbly served and had the most amazing food. The lunch experience lasted a few hours that to some might be too long, but to us savouring three courses and three amuse bouche plus aperitif and coffees the timing was perfect. The total bill was just £140 including... More 

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Thank Margaret S
MPAli, Manager at Alimentum, responded to this review

Dear Margaret, I am very pleased to hear that you had a great experience with us. We look forward to see you again at the Alimentum. Many thanks, Best, More 

London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was visiting relatives in Cambridge and decided to try Alimentums as it is a michelin star restaurant. What an excellent find. The meal, I had the scallops followed by venison, was superb, beautifully cooked and presented. The service was very professional and the staff were very pleasant and helpful. The amuse bouche served throughout were novel and very tasty... More 

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MPAli, Restaurant Manager at Alimentum, responded to this review

All the Alimentum staff would be more than welcome to see you again to provide the same or even better experience. Thank you for those kind words. Best regards More 

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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Alimentum's setting seems somewhat sterile due to its simple, modern, and new aesthetic, however the food on offer more than makes up for this shortcoming. Alimentum has a fantastic set-price lunch menu, offering Michelin-starred food at a fraction of the price of local competitor Midsummer House. Highly recommended for quiet, deliciously prepared lunches.

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Thank EBayArchaeo17
MPAli, Restaurant Manager at Alimentum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this review. We try to offer excellent quality food at an affordable price with higher standards. As you mentioned the Ambiance is not at his best because it hasn't been refurbished since the Chef Mark Poynton took over. However this will change in the near future. We would love to welcome you back and see... More 

Cambridge
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118 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us ate here for the first time. The food was excellent and the service of very high quality. However the gaps between courses were just a little too long. Would certainty go again but hope the tempo is just a bit faster.

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Dili, East Timor
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was delicious but the service is slow. I really just want to have my desert and get out of here. At this point I've given up on my desert and I'm leaving to go home, very disappointing.

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Thank Helen W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here for a valentines/birthday dinner with my gf. The food was absolutely superb. We had 3 courses, g&t, wines etc. The food was not in any way pretentious but the combination of flavours was a wonder. The tables are widely spaced leading to a relaxed atmosphere. Staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable and build up a great low-stress... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I will preface this review with the fact we were a group of 12 and I think they found the group a bit large. Taster menu was delicious, the aamuse-bouche was a bit heavy and oxtail a bit dry but I'm picking at straws to find faults. Real standouts were the eel, 80 day aged beef, gin and tonic sorbet... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful Saturday lunch as a party of five to celebrate a birthday. We were made to feel welcome and comfortable and given all the expert advice we needed on menu and wine choices. Every dish was delicious and the amuse bouche were beautifully presented and delightful. The service was excellent and well paced and considering the quality... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live close by and my wife and I have eaten at Alimentum several times in recent years. To be fair this is the first occasion on which we have been disappointed. My main course was cold and the steak contained a large inedible piece of gristle. When I complained to the manager we were offered free coffees, which had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $114
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 152-154 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PB, England
  • Public Transportation: Bus stops are located around 50 metres from our front door. The Cambridge train station is a 10 to 15 minute walk from the restaurant.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 413000
Description
An award-winning restaurant in Cambridge with a stunning Michelin star, Alimentum offers modern European cuisine from celebrated chef Mark Poynton. Using slow-cooking techniques to accentuate flavour and texture, the menu brings together innovative, intricately-crafted dishes, as well as supreme tasting menus. The Alimentum sommelier presents a vibrant and modern wine list, and delectable cocktails are made using homemade fruit purees, and one of Cambridge's finest spirit selections.

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