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Midsummer House Midsummer Common, Cambridge CB4 1HA, England
+44 1223 369299
Tue - Thu 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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St. Neots, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This meal was not going to be cheap and i was happy to pay for the experience. I've eaten good food all over the world and I would say I know about flavours however the food at Midsummer was so over seasoned that the flavours on most of the dishes was drowned in salt. The food was well presented, but... More 

Thank Darren H
Winchester, United Kingdom
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262 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mark Abbott deserves more recognition than he gets. Of the three times now that we have dined at Midsummer Daniel Clifford has twice not been in the kitchen, and yet both times our meal has been impeccable. We believe that a head chef has to be capable of matching the performance of the chef patron/executive chef so that the absence... More 

2 Thank acko_10
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had not read much about the restaurant prior to trying to get a booking. I was fortunate to get an early booking at 7 three weeks in advance. After making the booking I did a bit of research and was eagerly anticipating my trip to Cambridge and the dinner at Midsummer House. Fortunately the restaurant did not disappoint and... More 

2 Thank gambit76
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have always wanted to dine here but needed a perfect excuse and the ready cash. 10 year wedding anniversary and a bit of inheritance persuaded us to book our 8 course lunch. We started lunch in the garden with gin & T (hubby) and elderflower presse (me) and some delicate delicious appetisers arrived with them. At the table we... More 

2 Thank DRMR119
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Have dined at Midsummer House a couple of times as a couple, and although the food was excellent, the ambience is sadly lacking. Dining with friends this time we made our own ambience. The food was amazing, service not too intrusive, leaving us plenty of time to enjoy ourselves in between each course. We enjoyed the 8 course tasting menu... More 

2 Thank bubbs87
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really special place. Food prepared and presented in an amazing fashion. Atmosphere slightly lacking in my personal view however, somewhat clinical ambiance perhaps to be expected at a restaurant of this calibre.....? Cheese trolley simply devine!

Thank David G
Stratton Audley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Midsummer House for lunch yesterday and took my 86 year old Godmother for a special treat and everything was just PERFECT. From the moment we arrived (and they even 'talked us in' over the phone to find the closest parking place!) until the moment we left - simply perfection. The staff were all wonderful, attentive without being overly... More 

3 Thank Martin C
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such an amazing place Food so perfect Service faultless My favourite place ever Can't wait to dine there again soon

3 Thank SharonJW
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Special venue, special food, special staff Expensive but worth every penny The taster menu is fabulous. Lots of small unusual courses which add up to a feast. Wines to compliment each course. Knowledgeable sommelier. Handmade chocolates upstairs with coffee post dinner, wonderful.

3 Thank Joolesbeez
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing experience. The food is exquisitely prepared, with a lovely balance of flavours. Presentation as good as you would expect in a 2 star Michelin restaurant. Service is faultless - welcoming, discreet but attentive. Worth the money for a special meal.

3 Thank np409

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Midsummer House Midsummer Common, Cambridge CB4 1HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 369299
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?