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The Riverside Restaurant

Mill Lane Granta Place, Cambridge CB2 1RU, England
+44 1223 328559
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00 Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Mill Lane Granta Place, Cambridge CB2 1RU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did not spend the night, but had a great lunch outside before we went punting and enjoyed seeing the ducks, kayakers, punters and cows (yes cows) boating and walking along the river front in glorious sunshine. Here’s my tip ... park, eat and get...More

Thank Expattraveler100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my family came here for my birthday after stumbling across such good reviews online, it certainly didn’t disappoint! Every course was lovely, I had the breaded chicken and bubble and squeak for main course and it was delicious. The service was brilliant, the...More

Thank Chelsie97
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came on a day trip to Cambridge so pleased we chose the riverside restaurant for our lunch Good very reasonably priced for a 2 course yummy lunch with lovely glass of white wine to accompany it Amazing view a piece of tranquility in a busy...More

Thank peter_wayman2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A pretty good view from about half of the restaurant, especially before the sun comes from the other side of the river, at which point the blinds have to be closed as it's blinding. Very convenient to one of the more popular punting spots. The...More

Thank JSSAmber
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely 3 course meal that was very reasonably priced, and our table was overlooking the river. Very charming staff and I really liked that they didn't squash the tables close together like in most places. The location is central, near where you...More

Thank VanessaJanes
Reviewed 11 June 2018

The food was very nice but the view was the selling feature! The food as I said, was nice but nothing out of the ordinary.

Thank CTNYC16
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Dropped in for a late lunch and was very pleasantly surprised - friendly/efficient service and delicious lunch prepared with care and beautifully presented. At £12 for 2-course lunch in lovely surroundings it's a real find - thoroughly recommend!

Thank summer-traveller
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Yet again we had a lovely meal here and a relaxing evening. This place is a real find for us. It's a small and quiet place as the food is all delicious and beautifully presented. We took my brother in law and his girlfriend this...More

1  Thank Natalie W
Reviewed 18 June 2017

How can you tell this strange "restaurant" is institutional? Is it the dirty windows with a spectacular view, the beer bottle caps littering the window ledge, the lack of atmosphere, instructions from the waitress to hurry and order as the kitchen closed at 2.00 on...More

Thank JFran2013
Reviewed 8 June 2017

My husband and I had an anniversary lunch here. The location is excellent as it overlooks the river Cam. The service was very good and the food was well presented and tasty but did not quite each the wow factor. Maybe because it was a...More

Thank virangana
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Questions & Answers
30 November 2016|
Response from mjj30 | Property representative |
Dear Katie250 We don't offer a Sunday roast in the Riverside Restaurant. However there is a Sunday roast in the Main Dinning Hall, a floor above the restaurant in the University Centre. Please follow the link to our... More
Denise S
6 April 2016|
Response from mjj30 | Property representative |
There are parking spaces available, but it is recommended that you reserve one when you make your booking
Lucie D
29 September 2015|
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Response from mjj30 | Property representative |
Our latest menus can be found on our website, and are updated every month and a half. A link to our website can be found on this page.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mill Lane Granta Place, Cambridge CB2 1RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 328559
Recently reopened restaurant with stunning views overlooking the River Cam and its meadows. All the dishes are prepared using the freshest seasonal produce. Large group bookings are welcome, and we are happy to tailor specific packages to suit your budget and exact requirements. We also have a conference room for up to 30 delegates, where we offer use of the latest audio and visual equipment.
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