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“Almost bistro”

Darrys Liquor Loft and Restaurant
Ranked #125 of 684 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: US$6 - US$32
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Good for: Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: An eclectic Cambridge restaurant situated on the famous King Street in the heart of Cambridge. Modern British cuisine, utilising the freshest local ingredients by a team of talented chefs in the kitchen. We have recently undergone a massive redevelopment with a brand new restaurant, our food is now focused on the 5 tastes Sweet, Salty, Umami, Bitter, Sour. Come on an adventure with us and discover your palette. We also have our private dining room "The wineshop", which is available for your function. We have built a bar above the restaurant with a roof top terrace. Called the Liquor Loft! We focus on barrel aged cocktails and home-made liquors and cordials, paired with craft spirits and beers.
Alcala la Real, Spain
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Almost bistro”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

We enjoyed our post-graduation dinner at d'Arry's. The food was good and well presented. The mezze was excellent, but we were a little disappointed that it was not served prior to the other dishes as we had requested. The ambiance is ok but not quite bistro. Broken Fishplate Sauvignon was delicious and good value. We shall return.

  • Visited June 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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“A second visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

This time we sat outside, a great spot in a quiet corner. A great range of Australian wine from the Mclaren Vale area. For those that appreciate a fine drop try the Dead Arm Shiraz. The menu provided for all tastes and you could mix and match your requirements. Food was presented well and along with the quality made for a great lunch. For those that like a long lunch, great food and wine you should give D'Arrys a try.

  • Visited June 2014
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Essex
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“A very pleasant surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

We were lured in to the restaurant by a man offering chocolate brownie tasters, always a good start. Only one of us was hungry & it was quite late in the afternoon by this point, with a meal out planned for later that day, so I ordered a gem Caesar salad. I can honestly say, it was THE nicest salad I've ever been served! You don't expect much from a salad, but it was perfectly proportioned, it had lots of Parmesan & anchovies. Disappointingly this meant my other half (not hungry) decided to help himself! This lead to us ordering and sharing the recommended 'egg soldiers', which was chocolate brownie served with homemade white chocolate ice cream & a coconut & mango fried egg (served in a tiny frying pan). There aren't words to describe how nice this was - you'll have to try it for yourself!
If you like wine, the selection was extensive, we opted for 'The Stump Jump' Reisling, which was delicious.
We will return here and have already recommended it to friends who are visiting Cambridge in a few weeks. ENJOY - but don't sit near the front window, looking out as the building over the road isn't pretty, it won't spoil your meal, but given the choice I wouldn't sit looking at it :)

  • Visited June 2014
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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“A pleasant experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

We have visited twice in the past couple months for both lunch and dinner and were glad we returned after two not so good experiences. When D'Arrys first opened the food & service great, so it is good to see a return to those days and Iong may they last. The tapas was very enjoyable and great value and the dinner was very tasty, both with good service. We like the small plate option!

  • Visited May 2014
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Cambridge, UK
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“Better than we remembered”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

This restaurant has upped its game. Food was elegant, unusual and beautifully conceptualised. Service slightly over-attentive, but better that way than the other. We enjoyed. We recommend particularly the specials as they seemed more imaginative than the staple menu.

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