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Midsummer House

Midsummer House Midsummer Common, Cambridge CB4 1HA, England
+44 1223 369299
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Midsummer House Midsummer Common, Cambridge CB4 1HA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

A difficult to find restaurant and even more difficult to negotiate the lavatories if you are disabled. The food id good but not two Michelin star quality. The service is far too fast with very little time between courses. The wine list is comprehensive

Thank 773Gareth
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just been here for Anniversary lunch, having wished to go for too long. Absolutely worth the wait. Chose the 5 course tasting menu (you don't need more) and some sommelier recommended individual wines. All excellent. The pork and jowl dish was delicious and the new...More

Thank Ely-Macs
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The last time we were at Midsummer House was 25 years ago! This return from North Yorkshire UK and was to celebrate our Golden anniversary and the eight course tasting menu was a fantastic experience. Every course was amazing with a wonderful balance of flavours...More

1  Thank Mike R
Reviewed 6 days ago

I always have a great time here. For my last experience, I felt that we were not asked if we wanted more wine or bread enough. Having to waite or call the server for more is not fun. Another thing I noticed is that every...More

2  Thank Jordan D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read a lot about this restaurant and was eager to visit. The location is lovely near the river Cam.The garden area was nice for pre dinner drinks and canapes.We were ushered into the dining room (a conservatory) for the dinner.It was nice but...More

5  Thank Rosie E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having just attended midsummer house for a private dining experience I must say the food was lovely and the staff were very nice. My one complaint would be that after 8 people having spent a vast amount of money in his private dining room celebrating...More

20  Thank matt1p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was exactly the same as a lot of other restaurants trying to add interest by putting savoury items in deserts that didn't really work and the best thing was a potato puff amuse bush and things didn't get better had a private dinning...More

1  Thank James M
BaronImbert, Manager at Midsummer House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mr McC... James, First of all I would like to apologies on behalf of all of us here at Midsummer House for the way you felt after being denied to spend time with our Chef! It isn’t the way We, Mr Clifford included like...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have waited for years to go here with great reviews from friends. I so wanted it to be the best experience ever and perhaps I built it up in my head too much. Food was excellent though a little over the top in its presentation...More

2  Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Midsummer House is not just about exceptional food, it is an amazing experience not to be missed. I have been fortunate enough to visit on two occasions this year, trying both the 5 and 8 course lunch menus. From the moment we walked in the...More

3  Thank CarolRoberts7
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a homage to midsummer the house where my grandparents lived with my girlfriend - staff very friendly and showed me around upstairs and accomadtedd my requests (which probably seemed strange). My grandmothers ashes are in the garden from when I was held over...More

5  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Elizabeth N
17 September 2017|
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Response from RamblingRose47 | Reviewed this property |
I think it's a set menu, which includes meat and fish. If you ask in advance, they may serve vegan for you.
13 June 2017|
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Response from BaronImbert | Property representative |
Misty73. The policy is that we do not accept children under 12y old of age! For many reasons. But if you call and ask to speak to me we can see what can we do. Regards Mr Imbert
Anne P
26 May 2017|
Response from BaronImbert | Property representative |
Ms P. Yes we are able to accommodate a coeliac specific dietary. Regards Mr Imbert
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
19:00 - 21:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Midsummer House Midsummer Common, Cambridge CB4 1HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 369299
  • E-mail
With its divine location right on the River Cam, Midsummer House is among East Anglia���s best restaurants. Once you���ve finished punting down the river and taking in the sights and sounds of the beautiful university city of Cambridge, pay Midsummer House a visit. Relaxed and elegant, with a sunny conservatory and perfect al fresco dining for warm summer evenings, this modern British restaurant offers a wide range of creative dishes with a sophisticated touch learned by Chef Patron Daniel Clifford throughout his years in Britain and France���s best restaurants. Passionate about ingredients, Clifford even uses the harvest from Midsummer House���s own 80 year old apple trees in his cookery.
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