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Le Gros Franck

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$$ - $$$
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57 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 1NT, England
+44 1223 565560
Today
07:00 - 17:30
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Hours:
Sun 08:30 - 16:00
Mon - Wed 07:00 - 17:30
Thu - Sat 07:00 - 21:30
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

LGF has been one of Cambridge's gems for the best part of 20 years. These days I tend to more frequently go to its sister restaurant, but yesterday I dropped in for a quick lunch with a friend. The service was friendly and the food as ever delicious, plentiful and enormously portioned. I can recommend the chicken with goats cheese,... More 

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Thank DJH747
Wisbech, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Quite expensive I felt. Outskirts of town, shouldn't command overdone prices. However, the food is good, the service is adequate. But the front door doesn't close properly, and the staff made no effort to shut it. Too, a staff member cleaned tables with a pungent substance whilst people were eating.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

More quality than quality but good choices (cafeteria) if you choose carefully. The beef bourguingnon was a bit too sweet but the ribs were good. More of a student vibe than a high end restaurant.

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Thank mt499
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

I have eaten at this restaurant many times and the lasange is usually a meal with a rich sauce, full of mince beef and pasta strips and excellent. Today 4th July it was absolutely aweful. It felt you were just eating tasteless pasta with hardly any beef mince and a dreadful sauce. I am going to write to the proprietor... More 

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1 Thank Sarah C
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Never expected to find such a nice place for breakfast. Best coffee I've bought in ages, The plum tart was as good as many I've sampled in Germany

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Thank Topcat024
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

I have visited this restaurant/cafe several times since I first discovered it. It has become a local lunch time favourite. It has such a lovely atmosphere. It is like a cafe which serves from a menu as well as several hot cooked meals and salads, pulses, drunks and cakes. To date I have tried their stuffed peppers, vegetarian lasagne, fish... More 

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Thank Meena M
Legrosfranck, Owner at Le Gros Franck, responded to this review

Hi Meena, Thank you for your lovely review and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

An imaginative Valentine's menu (fixed price but a good choice for each course). The atmosphere is a little lacking but the friendly service makes up for that.

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Thank Cambridge1956
Legrosfranck, Owner at Le Gros Franck, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your review, we're glad to see you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I want to mention french fries . This place was the place where you where careful calorie wise for a couple of days before hand so you could go and have a lovely plate of salty , proper , french chips . In fact it was the only affordable cafe that delivered this treat in the city so imagine my... More 

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1 Thank Jo R
Legrosfranck, Owner at Le Gros Franck, responded to this review

Hi Jo, Thank you for your feedback which we'll take on board and hope to see you again soon. More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

The food was okay, although because it needed to be reheated it was a little dry. But the staff were very rude.

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1 Thank Jay T
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

On two occasions now I've had reason to go in asking for a glass of water and both times this was provided with grace and generosity. As well as taking advantage of their free water, I've also recently eaten lunch here. It was tasty and hearty fare and again there was a real sense of care, in both the quality... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 16:00
Monday
07:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 17:30
Thursday
07:00 - 21:30
Friday
07:00 - 21:30
Saturday
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 1NT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 565560

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?