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Midsummer House

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Midsummer House Midsummer Common, Cambridge CB4 1HA, England
+44 1223 369299
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 19:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 13:30
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

This is our second visit to the restaurant, and yet again it did not fail as a brilliant night out. The food was excellent in taste, and the menu was nicely varied. The staff were professional and knowledgable, and warmly welcoming. They were attentive to our needs. They made my son's birthday a very memorable evening.

Thank Dibdobs4
Hastings, United Kingdom
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336 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having dined in other 2 star restaurants in England, this one has the finest cuisine. Well worth a third star which I am surprised it does not have. As good as Le Pre Catalan in Paris. Totally faultless in all areas. Taxi will drop you by a bridge which leads over the River Cam. Restaurant on the left. Book well... More 

1 Thank Chivesdiners
Stamford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We usually go to London for afternoon tea and decided to break with tradition! So glad we did. My buddy and I spent the morning Christmas Shopping and then finished the day off at Midsummers. We chose the 8 course menu and just had one portion of cheese - mainly because we were full but the cheeses looked sensational. Each... More 

2 Thank Sharon J
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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432 reviews
349 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had been looking forward to this meal since we booked it a few months ago. Not sure if it was because it was a busy Friday night - but the service was appalling. Normally we love interesting flavours and combinations - but the menu was just a bit absurd and as such really only enjoyed the quail, monkfish and... More 

1 Thank foodie_wanderlust
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A wonderful experience,brilliant friendly staff ,absolutely amazing food. Our table of six had a great time wondering what was coming next, every course a joy to the palette. Only niggle was that coffee wasn't offered at the end of the meal and we couldn't have a pre dinner drink in the upstairs lounge as it was full with other diners.... More 

2 Thank 599bobthebuilder
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One word...Fabulous.... try and you'll see for yourselves! Excellent in every way, a truly gastronomic experience, set in a beautiful house with such attentive and funny staff. Well done Daniel Clifford.

2 Thank AlisonMcanterbury
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A most original menu which met up to all expectations. Strong French influence at its best with brilliant cheeses and wines. Very popular so important to book.

2 Thank 888anthony
Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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626 reviews
369 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 628 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A special occasion needs a special location this is a our "local" Michelin starred restaurant. The evening was a combination of a sixtieth birthday and a wedding anniversary - we booked well in advance for a Saturday night, arriving just before our approinted time at 7.15pm, shown straight to table and immeadiately assured that they knew of the issues of... More 

4 Thank Barry B
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You'd think the service would be outstanding if you're having a private room, 13 friends and £20 g&t's, but at 'Midsummer House' we were sorely disappointed. We suspect the movie, 'The Riot Club' may have something to do with the service we received. The group of us were so closely monitored throughout the evening that there was an awkward atmosphere... More 

1 Thank HelenRaeburn
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155 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reviews here on TA were all over the place. Let me quickly say this is a fantastic restaurant and worthy of two Michelin stars. My wife and I and son attending Cambridge had a fabulous dinner. Service was amazing, the spacing between eight courses was not rushed at all, portions were generous (almost too big?) and my son and I... More 

1 Thank DarienJIm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:00 - 21:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?