Cambridge is a city dominated by beautiful architecture and historic university colleges. It has also always been a market city, where traders have proffered their wares in the central Market Square for centuries. Fast-forward to the modern day and you’ll find the Cambridge food scene in the midst of a revival, with tourists and foodies visiting the city for more than just a relaxing punt along the River Cam.
The Mill Road area could be considered the approximate epicentre of the city’s food revolution, with its renowned and diverse mix of independent restaurants, cafés and delis, with Urban Larder providing the catalyst. Bene’t Street in the city’s centre has developed the nickname ‘meat street’ due to its influx of meat-centric restaurants, with newcomer Bread & Meat sitting alongside the more established Cambridge Chophouse. Just around the corner is Sicilian café Aromi which entices in the lunchtime crowds with its abundance of Italian delicacies. Veering off the well-trodden tourist trail is King Street, where Cantabrigians relax away from the crowds in an assortment of pubs and cafés, such as nearby Stickybeaks. If it is pubs you are after, then Cambridge has it covered with a seemingly endless list of traditional, gastro and craft beer specialists. Indeed, the city pays homage to its thriving pub culture with not one but three annual CAMRA beer festivals.
With so much passion for food and drink permeating every nook and cranny of Cambridge – from Michelin-starred restaurants all the way through to informal street food stalls – this city is not to be missed for those who truly love their food.