Christmas in Cambridge
“Don’t miss the boat!” says Gerla de Boer of Cambridge Food Tours. It’s time to start thinking about Christmas. Here our Cambridge food columnist, lists her favourite restaurants and bars in Cambridge for Christmas parties, dinner and celebrations…
As I was preparing for my article, an email popped up in my inbox which put a smile on my face. The subject of the email was: the reason why Santa has a naughty list! Those guys from SmokeWorks, they know how it works with Christmas. We all like a treat once in a while!
At the moment there is so much talk about the healthy way of eating, that we almost feel guilty to tuck into food, which is these days almost frowned upon. What is the point of deleting all the naughty foods off your list if you cannot indulge in the fine things in life over the weekends and special occasions? Life is too short not to be enjoyed. Cherish every moment, especially with friends and family. Christmas is the time to be merry and for a foodie to pull out all the plugs.
Sometimes months of preparation and planning goes into this. With so many new places opening up in Cambridge, it might be a challenge to find the right places to shop and if you want an easy Christmas, where to dine out?
One thing is for sure if, you want to secure a table at one of the restaurants, you should book as soon as possible as some places might already be booked up for Christmas Day. The same applies to Christmas parties. Looking for something different for your team or friends? A Bespoke Food Walking Tour is definitely a Christmas event with a twist.
Best Christmas food shops in Cambridge:
Delicious nibbles and starters: Cambridge Cheese Company, Culinaris and Limoncello
Fish: Local market
The cheese board: Cambridge Cheese Company, Culinaris and Limoncello
The best restaurants in Cambridge for Christmas:
Best Ribs: SmokeWorks and MillWorks
Sushi: Stick ’n Sushi *
Michelin Star: Alimentum and Midsummer house
Fine dining: Graffiti *, The Tamburlaine * and Cotto
Gastro Pub: The Pint Shop *, Crown and Punch Bowl * and Three Horse Shoes *
Great Pubs: The Petersfield *, Cambridge Brewhouse * and the Architect
British Cuisine: St. Johns Chop House *
Asian Cuisine: The Orchid * and Navadhanya
Vegan: Stem and Glory
Cocktail bars in Cambridge:
Botanical: Novi Cambdridge
Cosy cocktail bars in Cambridge: 196 Bar
Piano Bar, Cambridge: De Luca *
Private Bar: 12A Private Bar
Funky: D’Arry’s Liquor Loft *
Best views: Six at Varsity *
Stylish bar: The Tamburlaine *
* open on Christmas day