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Midsummer House Midsummer Common, Cambridge CB4 1HA, England
+44 1223 369299
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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to this beautifully located restaurant as a treat for dinner. It is only a tasting menu, so there's no a la carte option, but they will make adjustments for dietary requirements if you let them know. The whole meal was an entire exquisite dining experience. The front of house is as highly deserved of praise as are the... More 

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UK
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our son kindly took us out to lunch here recently to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and we were certainly not disappointed. The five course menu plus the cheese course proved plenty for a leisurely three hour lunch! From start to finish we were well looked after. The service is attentive without being overbearing, and the food has to be tasted... More 

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1 Thank Dacuk
cambridge
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a family lunch to celebrate my dad's birthday. The food was amazing, the service was excellent and we enjoyed coffee outside in the garden afterwards. It was the perfect afternoon. Highly recommended.

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1 Thank bmj2013
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the point you walk in the door you can tell that Midsummer House is one of those special sorts of restaurant. Hushed tones, occasional gasps of surprise, emanate from the conservatory dining room as waiters silently deliver the chef's d'oeuvres to tables. The food is amazing. Beautifully put together, subtle and surprising flavour combinations, well thought through menu. Beyond... More 

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1 Thank MSusieM
North London
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Without doubt the very best restaurant in Cambridge. Daniel Clifford is an inspired chef whose food lingers in your mind for ever. Eating here is an experience not to be missed. Th setting by the river and the service are also excellent

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for a special meal and we weren't disappointed. The food was amazing and the service was second to none with a few theatrics. It's expensive but worth splashing out.

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1 Thank VicsM71
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just as everyone should once in their life visit the Alhambra, if you live in Cambridge you should dine at Midsummer House at least once.

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1 Thank Nomnomnom_gourmet
Bournemouth
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had last year's birthday dinner here and I was apprehensive - but it delivered on so many fronts - a mini show in itself with the waiters and waitresses giving their own performances, the food was extremely cheffy and quite rich but spectacular. A couple of the 7 courses we had were to die for! All in all a great... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having visited many Michelin star restaurants over the years this was by far one of the ones we've looked forward to for a while.......it's safe to say that not one thing dissapointed. From the greeting at the gate to the farewell at the end of the night everything was fantastic! All the tasting menu was flawless but I must say... More 

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had high expectations going in and, if anything, it over-achieved. As you would expect, the food was outstanding...but so was the service (friendly and efficient, without a hint of being pretentious). The tables were well spaced, and the atmosphere was relaxed. It's hard to pick a single 'stand out' dish as each course was difficult to fault. Having eaten... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
French, European, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view
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
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
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.

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