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152-154 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PB, England
+44 1223 413000
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12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
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Sun 18:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Milan, Italy
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

Actually nothing (ambience, service, food) is awesome but the price. It's ok though, dishes are balanced but not wowing in any way. Even in the à la carte section portions are small.

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Thank MarkoFlyer
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on Tuesday evening which is probably our 10th visit over the years it has been open. We thought the standard had increased again and was really exemplary. We had the al la carte and both had the beef for main course. It looked beautiful and tasted exquisite. I had a pea and ham inspired starter that was interesting... More 

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1 Thank David T
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second visit here after a break of a couple of years. Unfortunately the food was quite disappointing. We had the seven course tasting menu and not one dish stood out or 'wowed' us like tasting menus should. One of the things I felt was wrong was the seasoning. A couple of the dishes had components which were simply too... More 

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Thank Jools3112
Jersey, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been thinking about this review for a day, as rather than writing an immediate review last night, I wanted to dwell on our evening. This is a Michelin starred restaurant, but whilst the look and feel may appeal to some, it left me cold, too many mixed messages. It's in the ground floor of a modern block, but is... More 

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2 Thank tlnorman56
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The buzz was relaxed and comfortable.Something that is missing in other Michelin star restaurants. We had the taster Menu and it was really good, service was faultless. Ambience and romance was heightened by the hidden pianist. A few taste surprises. Lovely evening.

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1 Thank cherryade13
MPAli, Manager at Alimentum, responded to this review

Hello, We are very happy that you came few time into our restaurant. We are proud of what we do. Pianist is no more hidden so you can see them when playing. Looking forward to give you the same or better experience. More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hate to say it but we came away from our meal feeling disappointed. We arrived early to enjoy a drink at the bar before being seated (the piano player was brilliant) however, despite all kinds of sprits on display, there was little choice in the bar menu if you are partial to a cocktail. We were half an hour... More 

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Thank allycat_17
MPAli, Manager at Alimentum, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for sharing your experience. We did take into account your comment and improve our bar list with more cocktails especially. Part of our service is to make sure not every tables seat at the same time so you don't have any delay on food when seated. Taking food order at the bar is what we ask our... More 

London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Food was pretty good. Had the tasting menu. It is super expensive and I just wonder if there are better places in Cambridge? I would go back but not in a huury.

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Thank CharlieBetty
MPAli, Manager at Alimentum, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for sharing your comment. Sorry to hear that the price was to expensive for you. We try to offer the best value for the Menu we provide and the experience you have at Alimentum. We hope to see you soon and give you a better experience. Sincerely, More 

Buntingford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Firstly, I will start the review by stating the food is fantastic. We had the tasting menu + the wine tasting to compliment. The food really activated your taste buds, and was fantastic. Sadly, the food in the 1* Michelin restaurant is let down by the service, and the interior design and seating. Upon arriving we initially went to the... More 

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Thank steve r
MPAli, Manager at Alimentum, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Once again I apologize for the service; it was a very busy time, you came in advance than your original time. This is the reason we didn't have the time the first 5/10 min. But just to remind you that I took immediately care of you and did ask if you wanted me to take care of your... More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

So we went there quite some time ago, so things might have changed, but these are my comments. We had the 10 course meal: 1) Food was overall good, some course very very good and innovative. I still remember that some appetisers were great and on of the main course which was a modern take on Indian cuisine. Everything else... More 

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1 Thank kziovas
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The greeting was good with offer of gin truffle cocktail but truth is I can't see what neat gin with an ice cube calls to be a £15 cocktail. Ordered the taster menu. Which gave a good variety of tasters. The room was really dark and I couldn't see what I was eating which was a real shame. Staff were... More 

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Thank Heather951
MPAli, Manager at Alimentum, responded to this review

We are happy that you enjoy the time with us. The Gin martini is not only with ice cube and our own Gin, It has a few slice of a tasty black truffle on top. However we consider your comment and might add an infuse black truffle vermouth to it. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 26 - USD 118
Cuisine
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 152-154 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PB, England
  • Public Transportation: Bus stops are located around 50 metres from our front door. The Cambridge train station is a 10 to 15 minute walk from the restaurant.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 413000
Description
An award-winning restaurant in Cambridge with a stunning Michelin star, Alimentum offers modern European cuisine from celebrated chef Mark Poynton. Using slow-cooking techniques to accentuate flavour and texture, the menu brings together innovative, intricately-crafted dishes, as well as supreme tasting menus. The Alimentum sommelier presents a vibrant and modern wine list, and delectable cocktails are made using homemade fruit purees, and one of Cambridge's finest spirit selections.

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