5 of Cambridge’s Best Independent Dinner Spots
Cambridge is full of options when it comes to food, so we’ve done the legwork for you and scoured the city for the most delicious spots. This list includes some of the best independent restaurants that you should consider for your next evening out in town.
Navadhanya Indian Restaurant
73 Newmarket Road
This is a top spot when it comes to gourmet Indian cuisine. Housed in a refined setting with dark wood furniture and tiled floors, Navadhanya serves deliciously prepared sustainable and seasonal dishes.
Their chefs have worked in top Michelin-starred restaurants, and they strive to provide amazing service and represent the best that India has to offer. With a keen focus on both taste and presentation, you can be sure to get delicious flavours that please the palate and the eyes.
Stem & Glory
13 King Street
Everything at Stem & Glory is made fresh on the premises by their talented team of chefs. Their vegan menu serves a colourful variety of dishes that celebrate fresh ingredients and strive to impress even meat-eaters with their creativity and flavour.
Choose from menu items such as a slow-roasted aubergine and courgette lasagne, a rich Thai curry full of sautéed seasonal vegetables, or a spicy Jackfruit burger with pickles, salad and sweet potatoes.
The Olive Grove
100 Regent Street
A classic Greek restaurant with a modern twist, The Olive Grove is a family run business showcasing the finest local ingredients. They’re proud to be members of the SRA (Sustainable Restaurant Association) and focus on low waste and sustainably sourced fresh meals.
Their selection of Greek sharing plates such as olives, pitta, and tzatziki will make your mouth water, along with classic mains including mixed grills, mousakka and lamb skewers.
Hong Kong Fusion
12 St John’s Street
Established in 2008, HK Fusion offers its customers the full Hong Kong style dining experience. With an extensive selection of Hong Kong, Cantonese, and Szechuan dishes, experience a world of flavours accompanied by a selection of fruity bubble teas.
Choose from an array of dumplings, soups and sweet & sour dishes celebrating traditions and techniques from all across China.
The Pint Shop
10 Peas Hill
Enjoy retro industrial-chic décor whilst you devour creative chargrilled dishes and sip on delicious beers from all around the world.
With a variety of comforting classics such as fish and chips, roast squash pie and overnight pork belly, The Pint Shop loves to impress with its homely vibes and great flavours.
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