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The Vaults - CLOSED

14A Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TB, England
+44 1223 632479
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible18%
31 Jan 2016
“Not suitable for large groups”
30 Dec 2015
“Very bad service ”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
14A Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TB, England
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Reviewed 31 January 2016

Went with a big group of friends (20 people). It used to be a very good restaurant and a great bar (one of my favourite in fact). Since the restructure of the place they only serve snacks and the quality of cocktails worsen significantly. The...More

Thank sanielka
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

I went here with my boyfriend for a drink one evening when he had finished work at a pub (around 11pm). We would aways go in before it got taken over and it was excellent. It was table service however no one was there to...More

Thank Naomi R
Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Really improved since new management took over. An amazing venue for cocktails, service is amazing and quality is top class

Thank Jevon1301
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Although there was some confusion about layout of the room before the event began, in the end this was all worked out and the room looked great. The staff ensured everything ran smoothly - especially our bartender for the night, Robin. Overall a lovely venue...More

Thank MeliScho
Reviewed 17 November 2015

I went to The Vaults recently for a not-quite-a-hen-do-hen-do-type-thing and it was fab! I emailed a week or so before and reserved a table, which was very easy to do. The staff were very friendly and attentive and we never had to wait for service,...More

1  Thank Poppy1504
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful date here on Saturday night! Great central location, food was cooked to perfection. The decor is exquisite and the cocktails were tasty!

1  Thank Nina C
Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

My husband and I popped in for a drink whilst out shopping and enjoyed some lovely and refreshing cocktails - the apple green japenese gin one was amazing! Can't believe there is a mini distillery in there where you can mix up your own gin...More

Thank SarahE79
Reviewed 28 October 2015

We booked the side room for a leaving party and it was a great evening. The casual vibe provided the perfect atmosphere. The cocktails were delicious, the barman Robin did a brilliant job, the espresso martinis and gin basil smashes were particularly good! Everyone enjoyed...More

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Went there with a couple for friends, for a quick snack and a couple of drinks. The HotDogs are delicious and nice range of them. tHe cocktails are made on a high level for a good price!

Thank SPS151
Reviewed 27 October 2015

My boyfriend and I decided to go to The Vaults for a leaving do with our friends as we are moving to Australia. The correspondence I had with Kate was incredible - she was so friendly and she happily answered all of my (annoying) questions...More

1  Thank Emilie M
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14A Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 632479
  • E-mail
The New Vaults is a snack and cocktail bar nestled under the streets of Central Cambridge. After 15 years in the same place, the venue was bough in 2014 by two young entrepreneurs from London, who since then have set about updating the venue, and a turning it around. It has been redecorated throughout, and now features warm lighting, comfy sofas, and even backgammon tables and ping pong. The Vaults has always been famous for it's cocktails, and nothing has changed here. The menu is short and focused, but the skilled bar tenders are more than happy to make you anything you can't see, or even create you a custom creation. Alongside the cocktails are the beers, wines and ciders. There are 8 different types of beers on offer, which often change, but always include a variety of pale ales, lagers and even a few wheat beers. The food now comes in the form of Gourmet Hot Dogs. The team offer up such creations as The Umami (Smoked Sausage, Tomato Salsa, Olive Oil & Garlic Chives) and the Fat Cat (Frankfurter, Diced Gherkins, Blow Torched Cheese on Ciabatta), all of which have been named after the different venues from around the world that have inspired them. Sides such as Sweet Potato Fries, or Skinny Rosemary Chips tie it all together. Open from 5pm on Weekdays and 12 noon on the Weekends, it's a great place to take the weight of your feet, try something new, and meet friends. There are also a few rooms available for private hire, perfect for events and birthday parties.
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