The perfect autumn Sunday in Cambridge
Sundays are for enjoying the good things in life, slowing down and meeting up with your beloved ones. For many, a long walk through the countryside followed by a comforting roast is the ultimate Sunday. I couldn’t agree more, especially if you can curl up around a fire with a nice glass of red wine before tucking into your roast.
Could there be anything more enjoyable than spending an Autumn Sunday in Cambridge? Maybe a stroll along the River Cam through the meadows instead, ending up in a pub for a pre-lunch drink? Or what about music? I love lazy Sunday mornings, starting with brunch, followed by classical music. It takes me back to when I lived in Rotterdam during the 90s. My favourite Sunday mornings were spent enjoying brunch, followed by a classical concert at the restaurant.
Sunday lunchtime music in Cambridge
Over the last year, live music has been booming at bars, pubs and even restaurants in Cambridge. However, Sundays were mostly excluded, especially at lunchtime, but Stapleford Granary has stepped in to make this happen.
They kicked off last Sunday with the fabulous and inimitable jazz clarinettist/saxophonist Mark Crooks and his quartet. Followed by the cellist Gemma Rosefield and pianist Nicola Eimer on 25 September (a wonderful programme of Chopin, Janáček and Mendelssohn). The innovative and experimental Liam Noble Trio will perform on 9 October.
Music, art and cake
The Concert Hall Season at the Stapleford Granary has a jam-packed music agenda this autumn and a fantastic exhibition featuring British artists. Now that their beautiful new cafe is open, you can come along for a delicious cup of Butterworth’s freshly roasted coffee and a cake, followed by live music and the art exhibition.
Sunday Lunch cooked over a fire
What better than to tuck into a comforting Sunday Lunch at one of our local favourites? Provenance Kitchen, also known as Provenance Brix & Mortar, is the only restaurant in Cambridge cooking its food over a massive open fire. It gives the food a delicious flavour, which you cannot replicate with spices or smoke guns.
At Provenance, they are passionate about great food and their food is served in a spacious and airy restaurant serving the best seasonal produce by local farmers and suppliers. The perfect spot for an autumnal Sunday Lunch after a concert and art exhibition.
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Head over to Wandlebury Country Park before your lunchtime concert for a leisurely stroll on the Gog Magog Hills, just south of Cambridge. This beautiful countryside estate offers miles of wonderful walks through woodland and wildflower meadows grazed by Highland Cattle.
Tuck into a delicious brunch at the Flock Cafe in Bourn. They pride themselves on their fresh food, made in their kitchen every morning using seasonal ingredients sourced from local suppliers. Flock Cafe opens at 10 am, giving you enough time to have a leisurely brunch before heading to the Granary in Stapleford.
Enjoy your Sundays this autumn!