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“Christmas lunch menu December 2016”

The Riverside Restaurant
Ranked #114 of 748 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: US$12 - US$20
Cuisines: Central European
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 13 March 2017

After arriving for a works do three courses set menu for xmas 2016; the dozen or so of us. We're welcomed and given drinks, shortly after the starters arrived, my potted pate was nothing short of frozen, the main wasn't brilliant the turkey was literally a square of thick meat; and the vegetables were pretty hard; it wasn't very appealing. The sweet custard brûlée was however, very nice, and my ginger beer was rather refreshing. Overall, my starter and main were of poor quality, everything else was okay. The service was satisfactory and the view overlooking the river, was very pleasant..

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Reviewed 19 February 2017

We had no idea that this restaurant existed, but having read the very positive reviews, we gave it a go last night. We parked outside the Fitzwilliam Museum and walked to it, as we weren't sure if parking was provided. It's on the first floor of a large university building, rather Brutalist in style, and this is reflected in the interior, which is spacious and simple. The tables are well spaced and the view over river is beautiful, apparently, although we will have to go back when the evenings are lighter to appreciate this. The service was very friendly and efficient and the food was delicious. Not a big menu, but a good choice nonetheless and a lovely veggie dish for me. My husband had lamb which was pink and tender. Nice warm bread and tasty starters, veg accompaniments and puddings. The wine (a Primitivo) was a definite hit. We thought the price was more than reasonable for the quality of the food and we will definitely be going back to appreciate the view when the evenings are lighter.

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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

You might not know it's there, or if you do, you might think it's for University members only. It isn't, it's for the public, and it's a wonderful place. No restaurant in Cambridge has a better location, and marry that with the great food, the service and the price, and it adds up to one of the best dining experiences you can have in the City.

I have visited twice and on both occasions the food has been perfectly fresh and beautifully prepared. The service is impeccable - attentive and friendly without being intrusive - and whilst this isn't a cheap restaurant it is incredible value for money.

It might be hidden in an imposing and rather austere building over the river, but don't let that put you off. Have a digestif in The Mill and then head up for a wonderful dining experience.

Thank WhickerBoy
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is one of my favourite restaurants. Very professional staff and great food. It's a little expensive for me, but I like the dining experience and view of the river.

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Thank jo13579
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is not very big, but is very clean, with friendly staff. The views over River Cam are second to none. Had a succulent chicken breast with favour packed jus. The poached pear for desert hit the spot. A very calm location. Well worth the visit away from the commercial chains on the high street. Hats off to the chef and waiting staff. We had a vegetarian in our party and they were all too accommodating and quick to offer alternatives.

Thank xanoxas
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