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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants in Cambridge/Cambridgeshire? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Midsummer House Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (313)
£41 and over
British
Cambridge
About the restaurant
As Midsummer House forges ahead into its third decade, Daniel Clifford’s elegant, sophisticated modern British cooking continues to evolve. For over twenty years, passion and creativity have skilfully shaped the menu at Midsummer House, showcasing the finest seasonal produce and offering a contemporary British dining experience of the highest quality.


Important: Foods in this restaurant are processed in a kitchen that produces dishes with milk, wheat, soybean, fish, nuts, eggs, and egg products.

Top review
JohnP
Dined 2 days ago
As always a memorable meal of very high quality and good service.
A photo of The White Swan restaurant
4.7
4.7 (177)
£25 and under
British
Woodnewton
About the restaurant
The White Swan Woodnewton is a multi award winning gastro pub serving a popular menu with quality dishes for everyone's taste - from burger and pizza through to tapas, Greek, Chinese & Mexican dishes.
The White Swan was built in 1790 and has had a £150,000 refurbishment inside and out to create a contemporary space whilst retaining the history of the building.

Best Village Pub & Restaurant 2023 - East of England
Tripadvisor Traveller Choice Winner 2023
Northamptonshire Family Friendly Pub Of The Year 2021 & 2022
Best Gourmet Dining Restaurant & Village Pub - Northamptonshire 2020

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Got a bit noisy later in our meal as one medium group and I large group came in mainly with children which upped the sound level 200% & as wear hearing aids could not hear what was being said on our table but still most enjoyable meal.
A photo of The Pheasant at Keyston restaurant
4.7
4.7 (150)
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
Keyston
About the restaurant
The Pheasant is a traditional thatched pub restaurant nestled in the Cambridgeshire countryside at the heart of the beautiful village of Keyston located 15 miles from Huntingdon or just 4.5 miles from Raunds. Honest, fresh, and locally sourced food forms part of the modern British menu with a twist complemented by an extensive yet eclectic wine list.

What makes The Pheasant stand out is its two beautiful but very different areas inside for guests to choose from. In the relaxed yet bustling bar with an open fire, comfy chairs, and bar stools you will find a selection of real ales, cocktails, and mocktails as well as the extensive wine list and bar snacks. Alternatively, the recently redecorated bright and airy restaurant at the back of the building with views over the country garden and surrounding fields sets the scene for a romantic dinner or family or business lunch and is ever popular.



Top review
Katie
Dined 7 days ago
Lovely meal on a Monday night. Excellent service and thoroughly recommend the katsu scallops if you get the chance to try them. They were delicious. So lucky to have this restaurant near us and to see it thriving under the new management.
A photo of The George Hotel restaurant
4.5
4.5 (715)
£26 to £40
British
Huntingdon
About the restaurant
The beautifully refurbished George Hotel offers not only fine dining and comfort dishes in the colonial inspired décor of the restaurant under Head Chef Bennaisa El Akil, but an array of cocktails in the lavish Bobbie's Bar, as well as decadent Afternoon Teas in the botanical haven that is the Orangery.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea can also be enjoyed on our terrace when the sun is shining.
With shades of Victorian inspired elegance, this professionally designed and individual destination is a hidden gem in the Cambridgeshire countryside.
We serve bar food throughout the day - Monday to Saturday between 12pm and 9pm.
On Sunday we serve bar food along with our set Sunday menu including roast options between 12pm and 8pm.
Our A la carte menu is served Monday to Saturday between the hours of 12pm and 2.30pm and 6.30pm and 9pm.
We look forward to welcoming you.

Top review
annp
Dined 5 days ago
5 of us had dinner at the George and all our meals were excellent. The white chocolate dessert with raspberry sorbet was a work of art!
A photo of Kibou Cambridge restaurant
4.5
4.5 (16)
£26 to £40
Japanese
Cambridge
About the restaurant
KIBOU Japanese restaurant and bar in Cambridge is a chic new addition to the city, and the perfect spot to enjoy a leisurely lunch or dinner.
Located at 7a Jesus Lane, home to the Pitt Club, and formerly Pizza Express, the venue features eye-catching murals and digital animations, alongside stunning Japanese floral and foliage installations.
Light and airy, The Mirror Room centres around a large Japanese cherry blossom tree, whilst the seductive Oak Room focuses on a large wisteria tree set against a backdrop of plush fabrics and artwork.
There’s also a relaxed cocktail lounge and dining area, featuring an open sushi and hot kitchen, and a standalone spirits and cocktail bar.
The menu has all your favourite dishes from Japan, including steaming bowls of ramen, a selection of bao buns, crisp tempura and handmade spiced pork gyoza, plus work of art sushi and sashimi sharing platters, seasonal specials and A5 Grade Japanese wagyu.
Their Japanese-inspired afternoon tea is a must try too!

Top review
amberhvip
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
Such delicious food! The appetizers were amazing and the sushi was so fresh and fantastic. Wish we lived closer and could go every week.
A photo of The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie restaurant
4.4
4.4 (10327)
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Cambridge
About the restaurant
The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie serves all-encompassing, contemporary British menu.
Top review
StephanieC
Dined 6 days ago
Fantastic experience. Great food, ambience and service.
A photo of Parker's Tavern restaurant
4.2
4.2 (2275)
£26 to £40
British
Cambridge
About the restaurant
A restaurant and bar located within the new University Arms hotel on Parker’s Piece, Cambridge.
Parker’s Tavern serves modern British comfort food sourced from field, fen and England’s seas.
The menu changes with the seasons, every dish representing a return to good, unpretentious British cooking, conjured by a spectacular chef.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Nice ambiance. The food is ok, but nothing special. You go there for the company.
A photo of Côte Brasserie - Cambridge restaurant
4.2
4.2 (73)
£25 and under
French
Cambridge
About the restaurant
Cote is inspired by the brasseries of Paris, serving authentic French dishes all day in our classically designed restaurants. We are committed to producing authentic French classics, freshly cooked to order, from the highest quality sourced ingredients.
Top review
MariA
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
Every visit to cambridge always a dinner at côte👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼
A photo of The Orator restaurant
4.2
4.2 (460)
£25 and under
Contemporary British
Cambridge
About the restaurant
Nothing delights quite like The Orator, serving up contemporary British food, cocktails, beer and wine. Set in a stunning Victorian gothic venue with high ceilings bathed in swathes of natural light.

We can offer private dining for up to 20 in our private Dining Room used to host guests of the Cambridge Union Society, recently including Dua Lipa and Robert de Niro. For larger groups, we have a number of different rooms throughout the venue to cater for any occasion.
Speak to our events team at enquiries@theoratorcambridge.co.uk for more information on all private hire options.

Top review
PilatesLiz
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
Just another superb dining experience! Perfect table for me and my two friends. The food options were well balanced and loved the tapas which we all had. Lovely cocktails enjoyed too. Just spot on service also. Well done everyone The Orator! You are one of my favourite and go to places on Cambridge! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
A photo of The Grantchester Green Man restaurant
4.2
4.2 (84)
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Cambridge
About the restaurant
The Grantchester Green Man encompasses the warmth and charm of a quintessential British Pub, paired with a menu that covers all tastes. Conveniently situated on the outskirts of Cambridge and Grantchester Meadows, it is the perfect destination venue for all kind of get togethers and celebrations.

Along with our restaurant and bar, The Grantchester Green Man also boasts an amazing terrace and garden area for guests to enjoy a more casual dining experience in stunning surroundings with external bar and grill.

Dogs are very welcome in our bar, terrace and garden areas.

Top review
GemmaY
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
Great Sunday roast and dessert, and great service. Lovely pub, will definitely return. Thank you.
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