Cambridge is a lively and bright city, and everywhere you turn there is more and more. Whether you’ve lived in Cambridge all your life, you’re there for a short while or just for the day; you need somewhere to go to eat. Some people like to go for some fine dining, and some like quick take-aways, but whatever type of food you like, with over 600 places to get it from, it’s important to know where the best ones are.
A stone’s throw away from Market Square in the heart of Cambridge is some American culture in England – a little burger joint that sells an array of burgers – vegetarian and non-vegetarian – and also offers a choice of ciders, natural wines, ales, and bourbon to wash them down with. Butch Annie’s believes that two of life’s greatest satisfiers are burgers and beers, and they sell a very extensive range of both. This quirky little restaurant is vibrant and is unique in the provenance of their beef – aged meat from Iberian black pigs that roamed freely in Spain provided for their special Iberico patties. They are happy enough to cater to any special dietary requirements, and all the burgers that are on the menu are all also available on the vegetarian menus. Whether you’re eating in or taking out, this restaurant will surely have something for everyone.
Italian cuisine is all over Cambridgeshire, and it is also “going forward” say Osteria Waggon and Horses… “It should not be just about importing products from Italy but using what is available in our surroundings to evolve the food we grew up with,” Because bringing different foods to different countries shows the union of ideas and cultures. Osteria Waggon and Horses is a family-run Italian restaurant, who knows their food and are clearly passionate about what they do. There is a choice to dine there for either lunch or dinner and there is parking, free wifi, highchairs, reservations, and a full bar all available. Great customer service and generous portions of quality food means that in the “Best Restaurants in Cambridgeshire” Osteria Waggon and Horses are placed at number 25 out of nearly 600 places to eat in Cambridge.
For a long time there was only one strictly vegetarian restaurants in Cambridge, so as soon as the Taste of Cambridge stall popped up near the market square it was a big hit. Friendly to not only vegetarians but vegans as well, this little food van opened up six years ago on Market Street and has been very popular amongst both locals and tourists. Organic and local ingredients are used to make falafels, pizzas and cakes and the stall, and the very popular vegan brownies. Freshly made warm foods are sold here that are simple but varied, and all the food and packaging is fair trade and recycled whilst they also support various charities. Their eco-friendliness, welcoming staff and healthy foods got them a high ranking in the list of “Places to Eat in Cambridge”.