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The Great Northern

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1-3 Station Road, Cambridge CB1 2JB, England
+44 1223 366993
08:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 08:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

The Great Northern is close to our offices and has a reasonable atmosphere, and the staff are always friendly. We were able to order our food in advance to save time. However, I went for the tortilla verde, hoping to get a few of my five a day, but a sad plate came out to me. About 2 green beans... More 

2 Thank ZoeOfShalott
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Vegans are in luck! On weekday mornings they offer a vegan breakfast. A bit salty but delicious. Soy flat white was better than I expected. Easily better than most cafes in town. Sadly they don't open the kitchen on weekends. The owners also have the popular Clarendon Arms, so if you haven't been able to get a table there, why... More 

Thank chippiechap
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015

Me and my Canadian friends were very impressed by this place. It's very conveniently located, close to the train station, and thus makes a great first meeting point for people arriving by train from various directions. The food is very good, and the staff are superbly helpful and professional. They even helped us figure out our train times. Will definitely... More 

Thank ChrisEbbert
1 review
Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

I often visit the great northern and am never disappointed. There isn't one thing on the menu I have tried and didn't like, all the food is good and freshly made. The service is also fantastic and the staff are lovely. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Jassy31
Stirling, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Enjoyed a lovely lunch with family while visiting Cambridge. They also allowed our small dog to join us. Lovely meal and great service. Thank you for having us.

Thank 884Karen2013
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2015

We stopped in for food on the way back to the station from a day trip. We were glad there was at least one more restaurant on the way back from town, having walked past a whole load of other places we didn't fancy. The menu was a little limited, but the special (lamb) was most excellent. Service was friendly... More 

Thank LornaMumbi
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2015

We were greeted warmly and shown to our table by a friendly waiter. Unfortunately they had run out of the wine we wanted but he offered us the alternative of a more costly bottle at the same price, to which we said yes ;-) We both ordered the butternut squash cake with portobello mushroom and blue cheese sauce, and it... More 

2 Thank StarsForEyes
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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579 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2014

I stopped in with some friends and was left disappointed. The staff are nice and friendly but there are only two real ales available. Both of which are not very nice at all! There is also a major issue with the toilets. The sinks are so small! I could not wash my hands properly using the six hand washing stages,... More 

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2014

We booked our Department Christmas Lunch and were not disappointed at all, not the “Normal” Christmas options, all tastes were catered for. A definite success, and will seriously look at this venue again next year.

Thank OpusFore
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2014

I arranged to meet my partner from a train in Cambridge on our way to a weekend in Cambridgeshire and aided by some good reviews, we decided this would be a good place to rendezvous. It was busy with Christmas party groups, but we were quickly found a table a glass of wine each (excellent) and a starter platter of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-3 Station Road, Cambridge CB1 2JB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 366993
. Beers, Wines, Ciders and Cocktails from 11am all day. Italian & British Lunch service12am -2:30pm and in the evenings 6pm -9pm, Saturday drinks all day 11am -1am. Available for bookings and private parties. All cuisine made fresh in house.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?