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CB2 Bistro

₹₹ - ₹₹₹British, Cafe,
5-7 Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD, England
+44 1223 351181
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible13%
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British, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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5-7 Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We Had very good cod and chips and an okay chicken salad. In emerald the food is fresh, and the good beers come directly from the tab. We enjoyed good service for a good price and grate location!

Thank Soren K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

CB2 were kind enough to host a large dinner party of about 14 people for a friend who gave them several weeks' worth of notice. Space is always at a premium in Cambridge, so I was impressed that we were all seated comfortably--and a group...More

Thank JSSAmber
Cintia P, Assistant Manager at CB2 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review,

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We went to the bistro on Saturday the first very sunny and warm day in the UK after a long and cold winter. We thought we'll have a nice lunch and a visit in the wee garden behind the house. We came in where the...More

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Cintia P, Assistant Manger at CB2 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, We all have bad days, and we try our best to keep a smile on, but sometimes days just go bad. Service outside has not started yet, and orders are taken at the bar until a waiter is placed outside...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018

I understand that the new management of CB2 have stopped the charity Centre 33 from using their premises as a meeting place for young carers, by charging £20 an hour for the use of a room. The charity supports child and teenage carers who look...More

Thank 717yasmeenb
Cintia P, Assistant Manager at CB2 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, There plenty of spaces which can be used by every one, and no one has been ever been told they can`t use the areas open to guests. Fees are only charged for private groups who would like not to have...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018

Saturday afternoon 3 pm. Had a really nice plate of carbonara. Will not return as the toilets are worse than some third world countries I've visited. The general cleanliness was poor but used sanitary towels on the floor are inexcusable. Upon reporting to the manager...More

1  Thank Roy P
Cintia P, General Manager at CB2 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Thank you for your review, We apologize for your visit, Our bathrooms are deep cleaned every morning, and checked every 2 to 3 hours, you might have miss understood but there was 2 Hen Party that day, and one of them where still here. I...More

Reviewed 24 March 2018

They had a sign outside that said 'Lunchtime Pasta £7.95' or something similar. I had an hour for lunch and the place looked nice so I popped in, asked for a table and said "can I have your lunch pasta deal, please?" The waitress showed...More

1  Thank Adrian9
Cintia P, Manager at CB2 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Hello, I am sorry to here about your visit. We do try to be as fast as we can for lunch, some issues sometimes happen but that was unacceptable and will discuss with my team. Please contact me by email, and will gladly send you...More

Reviewed 18 February 2018

Not usually one to complain but went for dinner on a quiet weekday evening and the service was pretty bad. Waitresses were very friendly when they were there, the trouble is they never seemed to want to come back again! There were only a few...More

Thank jackson780
Reviewed 17 December 2017

A great coffee shop in Cambridge, for music live gig lovers, and Bistro atmosphere. The manager is a great guy and the team very helpful. Recommend it, especially saturday morning for some good french pop songs...;-))...

Thank Frank B
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Or large group of 16 people celebrated or Christmas lunch here. We chose options before we went all of which looked enticing. Those who choose the Italian options were quite happy. However many of us choose the traditional turkey dinner. Which was dreadful. The large...More

1  Thank steven_wilkinson
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Good location, nice environment and lovely "yard" with tables under the trees. Coffee is ok. Snack options and meals available. Sometimes it is self-service, some other times the waiter brings the order (haven't figured out how it works yet). Preferred by students who go for...More

Thank Niki B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 24 - US$ 40
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-7 Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 351181
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At CB2 Bistro you will find a sincere group of people who understand the importance of enjoying what little free time there is left over after our busy schedules. Our priority is to ensure that, when you choose to spend your free time at CB2 Bistro, your experience takes place in a relaxing and friendly environment, and that you enjoy great food and personal treatment. We have an intriguing menu offering rustic global cuisine with all items freshly prepared and homemade, four dining rooms, a large selection of cold and hot drinks and wines and wireless internet available in every dining room, a function room for private parties and music, and a long experience in the market which allows us to ensure the best service and quality of food in Cambridge.
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