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26 Delicious Things You Have To Eat In Cambridge

Featuring pub grub, Chelsea buns, and out-of-this-world jacket potatoes.

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1. Fish and chips at the Anchor

This is probably the cosiest pub you'll ever find. It's right by the river, so you can watch people punting in the summer- and it has an open fire, so you'll be toasty warm in the winter. All of their pub grub is excellent, but their fish and chips are unbeatable.

2. Ice cream at Benet's

Nothing beats wandering down King's Parade with an ice cream from Benet's in the summer. And it's worth a visit in the winter too; they do heavenly mulled wine.

3. Jacket potatoes at Tatties

Nothing will cure your hangover quite as effectively as a Tatties jacket potato. The cheese, beans, and veggie sausage option is particularly delicious. And, believe me, they don't skimp on portion size.

4. Vegetarian lasagne at the Rainbow Cafe

Everything on the menu at this vegetarian and vegan cafe is mouth-wateringly delicious, but their lasagne is especially good. And if you go back a second time, try the three bean chili. It's amazing.

5. Chelsea buns at Fitzbillies

These are the gooeyist, tastiest, most heavenly cakes you'll ever eat. Even Stephen Fry agrees!

6. Bento boxes at Japas

This place serves up delicious Japanese food at a very reasonable price. It's the perfect place to grab a quick lunch.

7. Burgers at the Eagle

Although it's a slightly pricey pub for a lunch, the Eagle is a Cambridge institution that's well worth a visit. It also has a gorgeous courtyard where you can while away the hours in the summer.

8. Steak at the River Bar

This steakhouse is unbeatable. Their menu is a bit pricey, so you're best visiting for a special occasion. And after dinner, you can head up to the rooftop terrace for cocktails. Perfect.

9. Dosas at Cocum

This Keralan curry house doesn't look like anything special from the outside, but it's food is absolutely gorgeous. The stuffed dosas are especially yummy.

10. A Full English at the Copper Kettle

The Copper Kettle basically caters for everyone. They do Turkish meze, cheese paninis, and gluten free cake. But the best thing on their menu is the Full English. But be warned: you won't be able to move for a while after eating one.

11. Burritos at Nanna Mexico

Although you can eat in, you're better off ordering a take out burrito from Nanna Mexico and heading to Parker's Piece to eat it. And if you fancy something lighter, their nachos are excellent too.

12. Chocolate pots at Chocolat Chocolat

This boutique chocolate shop serves the best hot chocolate pots you'll ever eat. And that's a promise.

13. Sandwiches at the Maypole

If you manage to get a table, food at the Maypole is reasonably priced and delicious. As well as offering a full Italian menu, they also serve simple sandwiches with chips.

14. Cinnamon buns at Nord

Venture into the back of this Scandinavian design shop, and you'll find a lovely, little cafe. As well as selling Scandi sweets and chocolates, they bake their own kanelbullar (Swedish cinnamon buns), which are heavenly.

15. Chicken pittas at Gardies

If you're drunk, or hungover, or just really hungry, you should go to Gardies. Their kebabs are plentiful, their chicken pittas are delicious, and their falafel is just lovely.

16. Soup at Indigo

This lovely coffee shop gets busy quickly, but if you head there for an early lunch, you should be able to get a table. Their homemade soups are gorgeous, and their coffee is the best stuff around.

17. Waffles from the market

Market Square is full of food stalls, but the one you absolutely have to head to first is the one that sells warm waffles with cream and strawberries. There are genuinely few things that taste better.

18. Open sandwiches at Stickybeaks

This very reasonably priced cafe is the perfect place to grab a quick lunch. Their cakes are incredible, but it's their open sandwiches that make it well worth visiting. The pear, gorgonzola, and celery on walnut bread is especially good.

19. Beef chops at St John's Chop House

This is the kind of place you should go to if you've got something to celebrate. Its fireplaces, wood burning stoves, and beamed ceilings mean it's ridiculously cosy - and the chops are out of this world.

20. Carrot cake at Hot Numbers

If you fancy a slice of cake and a really good coffee, Hot Numbers is your place. The carrot cake, in particular, is divine.

21. Pasta at De Luca

Proper Italian food and unusual cocktails. What could be better?

22. Afternoon tea at Harriet's

If your mum's in town, and you fancy an afternoon treat, Harriet's is your place. Their afternoon tea includes a huge selection of finger sandwiches, scones, and pastries. And you can even add a glass of champagne to the mix if you're feeling fancy.

23. Turkish kebabs at Anatolia

Tasty Turkish food that won't break the bank. Their kebabs are lovely, and their hummus is the best stuff around. Plus, they even serve Efes. Perfect.

24. Chocolate brownies at the Grads Cafe

This hidden gem isn't just for Cambridge's grad students- anyone can go. It's on a top floor overlooking the river, so the views are lovely. And you can enjoy their free newspapers with your cup of tea and cake.

25. Bangers and mash at the Free Press

This quaint pub has a huge selection of beers, but its food is also incredible. They specialise in British dishes, and their creamy mash and sausages are the actual best.

26. Sunday roasts at the Green Man

Cycle a little way out of Cambridge to Trumptington, and you'll come across this lovely pub. The beer garden is massive, so you can sit outside in the summer. And its Sunday roasts are unbeatable.