The best Casual dining

The best places for casual dining in Cambridge 

Are you looking for a bite to eat but don’t want anything too formal?

Check out our selection of casual dining restaurants from city centre locations, Mill Road and a bit further afield.

The Fin Boys

A Fish Butchery and restaurant on the quirky Mill Road. The Fin Boys, Jay Scrimshaw and Richard Stokes, have created a unique fish concept. Pop in for lunch, brunch or dinner for a tasting menu or book a place for one of their fish and wine tasting evenings. Booking recommended!


Situated on one of the major streets in Cambridge, Regent Street, this quirky bar, restaurant and roof terrace is one of the local favourites. Serving modern cuisine from the smoke oven and grill, excellent coffee and cocktails. Open till late. 

Market House

Opening in May 2022, the Market House is one of the long awaited openings of the year. Located on the historic market square. It will be-one-of-a-kind meeting and dining place including a cookery school, the food lab. 

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Wine Rooms

One of the top places for local wine lovers to hang out. Carefully curated fine wines with an often changing offering, even by the glass! You can look forward to a laid back sommelier style service, bespoke wine tastings, and delicious Mediterranean inspired food by Liz Young.


Casual dining at one of our local landmarks, the Cambridge Union, which has hosted famous speakers for drinks after spirited speeches or passionate debates. The Orator is the perfect place to meet up for locals, visitors, and Union members.

Sole & Duck

Sole & Duck, close to the Botanic Gardens is a family-run British Asian fusion restaurant. Perfect for a date night, a girlie get together or meeting up with friends or a family Sunday lunch. Parking available. Booking advised. 

Oak Bistro

Cambridge’s independent local bistro. They’re passionate about quality British and European food, cooked to order with traditional recipes – and best enjoyed with an exceptional wine.

Senate Bistro 

Located just off Kings Parade, offering a great environment to relax with friends and family and watch the world go by while enjoying all that is Cambridge. Whether it’s for an afternoon drink, lunch or settling in for the evening.

Fine Dining

Are you looking for a restaurant for a special occasion or want to enjoy good food? We are fortunate to have an ever-growing excellent selection of fine dining and Michelin Star restaurants in Cambridge. Tried and tested! Here are our favourite restaurants.

What’s On 

Are you a local and want to find out what is going on in Cambridge or planning to spend some time in Cambridge? Check out our What’s on Agenda to find out what is happening in Cambridge or plan your visit whilst staying in one of the oldest University cities in the world.

our tip – join a fish event

head over to our What’s on Agenda to check out the fish pop ups


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