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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
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Tue - Sat 19:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 13:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Been looking forward to this visit for months. We had a bit of sketchy start, felt a bit intimidated and then the champagne trolley trundled over ( like a throw back to the 70's?) while I was looking at the wine bible they had handed me... Some of the wines in this encyclopaedia were more than I earn in a... More 

2 Thank Junglist_grans
Bedford, UK
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58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow, what an incredible experience it is to dine at the Midsummer House - even in Midwinter! The menu is perfectly constructed and balanced with some theatre thrown in for good measure. We had the five course option which is incredibly good value, as the meal unfolds for you in a luxurious fashion. So nice not to be rushed or... More 

1 Thank Bedfordians23
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Incredible dining experience. Our seven course dinner offered flavours of all varieties, paired with delicious and unique wine. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Kevin M
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Four of us went for lunch as a pre-Christmas treat. We decided on the eight course tater menu, as opposed to the five course. All on the table have to have the same menu. There were some items that I would never have chosen if I was choosing individual items from a menu, for example, scallops and venison. I have... More 

1 Thank Kim_sunseeker
London, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went to Midsummer House on the first night of opening this year. What an incredible experience! I have some very firm favourite meals from around the world, some of them 2 and 3 star; this was easily a match for any of them. My wife and I are very close to the due date of our first child so... More 

1 Thank metroarea2013
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been to Daniel Clifford's Flitch of bacon in Great Dunmow(Which is well worth visiting btw) I decided to treat myself and try his flagship restaurant Midsummer house.All I can say is wow.Another reviewer has mentioned it's poncyness.Well my friend this is what two Michelin stars get you.Its not poncyness,It's top notch service and food at its best.I would go... More 

2 Thank Mellybobs
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent experience and amazing range of different tastes. A little disappointed with the flight of wines.

1 Thank Ian D
Cambridge UK
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were taken as guests to Midsummer House for a post-Christmas celebration. Not our first visit, but the sheer effort of the chefs and waiting staff shines through like a beacon. Absolutely glorious, mouth-watering, delicate flavours and a wine list you want to spend the rest of your life working through. A quirky environment...but then, that's Cambridge. Eight courses to... More 

2 Thank NMarshall
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For all it's plaudits and pomp, there are better and more enjoyable places to eat and celebrate. If you want to eat twiddly bits with foam and smoke, then that's what you'll get, but is the taste experience really worth it?

2 Thank Matthew G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is out favourite restaurant and we eat at a lot of restaurants. The food is to die for and the flight of wines is spectacular. The service is next to none but the atmosphere is relaxed. We will be back again soon !

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View
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?