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“Excellent - food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Sycamore House - CLOSED

Sycamore House
Cuisines: British, Mediterranean
Dining options: Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
204 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Excellent - food”
Reviewed January 14, 2012

I have eaten here many times over the years with friends and family celebrations. Service always faultless with great food and good well priced wine. Relaxed atmosphere where food stands out and ideal place to have an evening with a group of friends.

  • Visited December 2011
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2 Thank jostony
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36 reviews from our community

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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great restaurant!!”
Reviewed December 18, 2011

I went to this restaurant for my boyfriend's birthday meal and we love everything!
The food were delicious, staff were polite, the atomosphere were quiet and comfortable.
We spent whole night in there because it was so comfortable and relax,
I hightly recomend this restaurant for everyone particularly if you would like to have a romantic night and chill out ;-)

  • Visited December 2011
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2 Thank Yuka210
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Best Value Restaurant in Cambridge - Outstanding”
Reviewed August 15, 2011

This restuarant provides by far the best value food and drink in Cambridge. Cambridge is largely full of mostly unpleasant chain restaurants, or those with grand pretensions which fail in value and quality. Sycamore House is totally unpretension giving excellent quality food at low prices, and a list of good quality wines at little over wholesale prices. The menu is short, with 4 starters and 4 main courses (usually one each of meat, poultry/game, fish and vegetarian). Last week the vegetarian was superb mushroom and garlic in (I think) filou pastry, and the meat - calves liver, a simple dish but cooked to perfection with a excellent sauce.

I have heard criticisms that Sycamore House has no atmosphere. If people mean by this that other peoples often bad taste in background music is lacking, then they are right, and the place is far better for it! Maybe not the place for a raucous teenage or office party, but excellent for couples and larger groups who wish to eat quality food in congenial surroundings.

Susan, who is "front of house" is a charming lady, with a fine quiet sense of humour, while her husband, Michael, cooks the wonderful food at the back, but visits the diners later in the evening.

Outstanding restaurant - one of my favourites in England!

  • Visited August 2011
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6 Thank tpt4
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Cambridge
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Wonderful Restaurant”
Reviewed March 3, 2011

My partner and I have eaten at this restaurant twice now and each time has been fantastic. The food and hospitality are excellent. The restaurant is not open every evening and they only open for a few hours, starting at 7:30. Reservations are essential. The menu options are limited but there is still plenty of choice and it means that everything is cooked to perfection. It's not really like dining in a restaurant but more like going to a dinner party with friends in their home. The ambiance is very intimate and I highly recommend it. The price of wine and even champagne is very reasonable; the NV champagne is not much more that you would pay in a supermarket.

  • Visited January 2011
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5 Thank whc23
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Kent, England
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful meal”
Reviewed April 4, 2009

I took my wife here as part of a surprise weekend for her birthday. This is a very small restaurant, so it's rather like sitting in somebody's house - a really nice change from the norm. We were received warmly and were looked after well all evening. The menu had a number of unusual options, which were delicious. we spent the whole evening there and did not feel under any pressure to leave. It was a lovely evening, and a great start to our weekend.

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3 Thank Dave341
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