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The Cambridge Chop House

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1 Kings Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SJ, England
+44 1223 359506
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here on a work Christmas do and it was ideal as we had a private room to ourselves big enough for the 16 of us. The service was friendly and the food was good - well cooked and tasty. It's central and close to pubs for before meal drinks.

1 Thank loopy101
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had two courses for £14 (£2 extra for the steak which was worth it!) Great food, lovely service and amazing value!

1 Thank Grace W
Ely, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this wonderful place bank holiday Monday with friends after walking past it many times. the atmosphere was great and the friendly staff especially marcia made us feel very welcome....we will certainly visit again in the coming months

1 Thank marianna551
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner at the Chop House during a family trip in Cambridge. Food was excellent and the staff very kind. The location in the city centre is very convenient.

1 Thank Annabiama
Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Cambridge for the world-renowned Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve, we pre-booked lunch at The Cambs Chop House partly due to its central location close to Kings College, The Grafton Centre and the various Park & Ride Bus Stops, and it didn't disappoint. In our small party of four, we had an +80yr old and upon... More 

1 Thank SteveJClarke
Durham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely staff, great location. Upstairs cold, downstairs much better. Food average on this occasion - dry rosemary mash, burned steak... Our first visit, will try again because places have their off days and my fellow diners enjoyed their meals.

Thank Muuum
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I patronised the Cambridge Chop House at the recommendation of a friend who had lived in Cambridge for awhile and was not disappointed, arriving just in time to order the theatre menu which was good value-for-money.

1 Thank adechan15
Workington, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Empty tables aplenty but as we just wanted a cup of tea each we were told that we had to sit at the high table by the counter. No, we didn't do this. I totally appreciate that restaurants have to prioritise people eating meals but if there are empty tables then perhaps use some common sense. We were looking to... More 

Thank glasshalffull01
MaxFreeman, Owner at The Cambridge Chop House, responded to this review

Dear Glasshalffull01, I'm sorry you feel you were not made welcome, that is not our intention at any time, however as a very busy restaurant in the centre of Cambridge we have to keep the main tables back for diners, especially as we only have 7 tables on the ground floor. Regards, Max Freeman Co-Owner More 

Plimmerton, New Zealand
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for a very high quality steak meal at a fair price. A few other examples of traditional British fare which looked good too. You've got to try their crackling!

1 Thank Chris G
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant with friends and had a nice evening enjoying a great selection of good quality meat. Very helpful staff. Good beers and wines. Also recommended for couples and business occasions.

Thank Marcelo S

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$34
European, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Kings Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 359506
Located in the heart of Cambridge, opposite Kings College Chapel, The Cambridge Chop House is a traditional British bar and restaurant that has been popular with locals and visitors from further afield since it opened in 2007. Split over two levels, the ground floor boasts views of Kings College Chapel while the basement is an intimate, atmospheric cellar split into four rooms. The menu offers British classics made from locally sourced ingredients and the two course set lunch and pre-theatre menu is excellent value for money. Popular dishes include Mutton Barnsley chops; whole sea bass with wholegrain mustard sauce; and daily changing sausages made on site. The hearty portions are best served with local ales straight from the cask or wine from an extensive list.

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