Many of Cambridge’s restaurants cater to University students, but visitors will certainly reap the benefits, too. Dining in Cambridge is as diverse and international as its students: if you have a craving for some odd food item, it is almost guaranteed that you can find it somewhere in the city.

Casual cafés and more formal restaurants can be found all along the Cam, and outside tables allow you to enjoy a view of punters on the river while you eat.

If you just need a quick bite, head to East Road. You’ll find a row of fast food restaurants, ranging from Middle Eastern to Chinese to your basic fish and chips joint. If you’re a health food addict, take a left onto Mill Road and visit Arjuna, Cambridge’s organic food store of choice. Don’t miss the samosas!

For dessert, there is absolutely only one option. Fitzbillies bakery has been a Cambridge staple since 1922, and people have been known to travel long distances for a few of their sticky buns and cakes. They’ll even pack a few for you to take home if you just can’t get enough.

Restaurant Recommendations - check out http://www.localsecrets.com/ for good tips and reviews under 'editorial'

Cheap and one offs:

CB2, Norfolk Street; Dojo, Mill Lane; Alchemy Bistro, Clowns, King Street;  Arts Picturehouse Cafe, St Andrew Street, Brunos, Mill Road [sadly, Bruno's is no more, the place is now an OK noodle restaurant, shame as Bruno's was good]; Big Budda, Sydney Street [Big Buddha has moved into the same building as the Ugly Duckling Chinese restaurant, and the quality has gone right down -- head to Mai Thai, The Wrestlers or Sala Thong for a genuinely good Thai meal]; The Cow (241 Pizzas, Tuesdays, 241 cocktails, thursdays), Indigo Coffee, Cafe Mobile...

More expensive one offs:

Efes, King Street; Backstreet Bistro, Sturton Street; Yippee! Noodle Bar, King Street; The Vaults, Trinity Street; Mai Thai, Parkers Piece.... 

 ...add to that The Oak Bistro on the corner of Lensfield Road and Regent Street, De Luca's Cucina on Regent Street itself and Cotto on East Road -- all excellent lunchtime or dinnertime hang outs... 

 Reputable Chains

Ask, Pizza Express, Zizzi, Filling Station, Eat...

 ...and if you are part of the 'in' crowd, try Jamie's Italian in the refurbished ground floor of the City Council building on Market Square...