Looking for inspiration to have a good bite to eat in Cambridge, then you have landed on the right page!

Curated by the award-winning Cambridge Food Tour and even better you don’t have to break the bank!

For orientation purposes, I have added the walking distance from Kings College. ( average walking speed)

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BEST DEALS FOR PUB FOOD IN CAMBRIDGE

The Punter Pub

Pound Hill – CB3 OAE

10 min from Kings College

  • Cosy Pub
  • dogs welcome
  • local hangout

Weekday lunch £ 5 p.p.

The Petersfield Pub

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Sturton Street – CB1 2QA

20 min from Kings college

  • Cosy Pub
  • dogs welcome
  • local hangout

Weekday lunch deal & bar food

The Pint Shop

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Peas Hill – CB2 3PN

2 min from Kings College

  • Craft Beer Pub
  • Covered beer garden
  • local hangout

No deals – Go for Bar food

The Mill Pub

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Mill Lane – CB2 1RX

10 min from Kings College

  • Cosy Pub
  • dogs welcome
  • local hangout

No deals – Go for Bar food

BEST DEALS FOR ASIAN FOOD IN CAMBRIDGE

Zhonghua

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Norfolk Street – CB1 2LD

15 min walk from Kings College

  • Tiny restaurant
  • Basic interior
  • Authentic Chinese

All dumplings hand made

Noodles Plus

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Mill Road – CB1 2AD

15 min from Kings College

  • Tiny restaurant
  • Basic interior
  • Shanghai style food

Try the Shanghai dumplings!

Cafe Oriental

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Burleigh Street – CB1 1DG

10 min from Kings College

  • Medium sized restaurant
  • English fry-ups & dumplings
  • Handmade dumplings

Try the fried stuffed dumplings!

Yippee Noodle Bar

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King Street – CB1 1LH

8 min from Kings College

  • Large restaurant
  • Guest seated on long tables
  • Noodles and dumplings

Not open in the evening

BEST DEALS FOR ITALIAN FOOD IN CAMBRIDGE

Aromi

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3 locations in city centre

5 or 10 min from Kings Colle

  • very popular with locals
  • pizza’s & pastries
  • Peas Hill Cafe pasta too

Peas Hill and Grafton Centre

Punt Yard

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Quayside – CB5 8 AB

8 min from Kings College

  • pizzas served in a yard
  • excellent cocktails
  • good kebabs too

Excellent pizzas, not Italian

Signorellis Delli

Burleigh Street – CB1 1DG

10 min from Kings College

  • pizzas & pastries
  • charcuterie, wine & cheese
  • open till late

Aperitivo from 5 – 7 pm!

Charlies Coffee Co.

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Burleigh Street – CB1 1DJ

10 min from Kings College

  • pizzas and pastries
  • child friendly
  • local & student hangout

Lunchtime hatch next door

Zio Mario

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Station Place – CB1 2FP

30 min from Kings College

  • station area
  • Italian bread and bakes
  • excellent for early breakfast

Try their muffin pizza!

De Luca Cucina & Bar

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Regent Street – CB2 1AW

10 min from Kings College

  • restaurant & cocktail bar
  • two floors
  • piano bar open till late

Rapido lunch £ 8 p.p.

Tradizione Restaurant

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Mill Road – CB1 3AH

20 min from Kings College

  • tiny restaurant
  • closed between 2-5 pm
  • BYO alcohol

Try their sharing boards!

Stazione Restaurant

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Petty Curry – CB2 3NJ

2 min from Kings College

  • restaurant in the cellar
  • heated terrace
  • popular with visitors

Check out their Lunchtime deals

BEST CAFES FOR A CHEAP BITE IN CAMBRIDGE

Urban Larder

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Mill Road – CB1 3AH

20 min from Kings College

  • small cafe
  • dogs welcome
  • local & student hangout

Try their toasties

The Urban Shed

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King Street – CB1 1LN

10 min from Kings College

  • retro cafe
  • funkiest local cafe
  • local & student hangout

Try the sausage rolls

The Garden Kitchen

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Mill Road – CB1 2AS

15 min from Kings College

  • tiny restaurant
  • also in Botanical Gardens
  • open from 7 am

Breakfast, lunch and Cakes

Hot Numbers Coffee

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Trumpington Rd and Gwydir Str.

5 or 15 min from Kings College

  • funky (music) cafes
  • local coffee roasters
  • Trumpington Rd & Gwydir St

Gwydir Street food on Friday

Bould Brothers

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Round Church Str – CB5 8 AD

5 min from Kings College

  • tiny cafe
  • two flours
  • dog friendly

Excellent coffee!

Bridges

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Bridge Street – CB2 1UF

5 min from Kings College

  • small cafe
  • delicious fresh juices
  • lunch & hot food

Check out the Asian food!

The Edge Cafe

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Mill Road – CB1 3DF

20 min from Kings College

  • community cafe
  • first local community fridge
  • local hangout

Not open on Sunday

Norfolk Street Bakery

Norfolk Street and Station Road

15 min from Kings College

  • Portuguese Bakery & Cafe
  • Delicious bread and cakes
  • Must have – Pastel del Natte

Station road cafe is lovely!

The Locker Cafe

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King Street – CB1 1LN

8 min from Kings College

  • art Cafe
  • dogs welcome
  • local hang out

Two floors and outside area

Espresso Library

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East Road – CB1 1BG

10 min from Kings College

  • funky Cycle Cafe
  • dogs welcome
  • local and student hangout

Open for dinner some days

Novi Cambridge Brunch

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Regent Street – CB1 1DB

10 min from Kings College

  • Stylish bar and restaurant
  • Cocktail bar open till late
  • local hangout

Check out their Brunch menu

CB2 Bistro

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Norfolk Street – CB1 2LD

10 min from Kings College

  • cafe style Bistro
  • music venue
  • local hangout

Reasonable offering

BEST DEALS FOR STREET FOOD IN CAMBRIDGE

LingLing’s

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Mill Park (station) – CB2 1LE

20 min from Kings College

  • very tasty food
  • noodles and rice
  • seating area

Check out the Dumplings!

Pull Me Cheri

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Mill Park (station) – CB2 1LE

20 min from Kings College

  • next to Lingling
  • pulled meat
  • seating area

Check out the sausages!

foodPark at the Station

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Mill Park (station) – CB2 1LE

20 min from Kings College

  • rotating traders
  • Friday only
  • some seating 

Check out the other locations?

 Al Amin

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Mill road – CB1 2DB

15 min from Kings College

  • Indian street food
  • at the shop entrance
  • lunchtimes 

Not on Saturday and Sunday

BEST DEALS FOR BEER GARDEN FOOD IN CAMBRIDGE

Calverley’s Brewery

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Hooper Street – CB4 2NZ

20 min from Kings College

  • funky Craft brewery
  • rotating street food
  • local hangout

Excellent Craft beer!

 Thirsty Riverside

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Riverside – CB5 8HN

20 min from Kings college

  • German beer garden
  • rotating street food 
  • local hangout

Thursday & Fri eve + Sat

 The Pint Shop

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Peas Hill – CB2 3PN

2 min from Kings College

  • Craft Beer Pub
  • Covered beer garden
  • local hangout

No deals – Go for Bar food

Thirsty Service

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Various locations

20 min from Kings College

  • pop-up in Churches
  • rotating street food
  • local hangout

Music too – check out FB

BEST DEALS FOR FOOD AT WINE MERCHANTS

 Thirsty Cambridge

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Chesterton Road- CB4 1EN

20 min from Kings College

  • funky wine merchant
  • rotating street food
  • local hangout

Shop and big back room

 CUC Winebar

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Mill Pond – CB2 1RU

10 min from Kings college

  • CWM & University bar
  • Tuesday-Sat evening
  • Music/Theatre 

In summer Street food

 CWM Cherry Hinton

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Cherry Hinton Road – CB1 7|BX

30 min from Kings College

  • Wine Merchant
  • Take away SmokeWork
  • local hangout

Check out their tastings!

 CWM Bridge Street

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Bridge Street – CB2 1UJ

5 min from Kings College

  • Central Camb
  • cheese & meat
  • wine merchant

Check out the Scotch eggs!

BEST DEALS FOR STREET FOOD AT THE MARKET IN CAMBRIDGE

 Arepa’s Station

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Local market on Market hill

1 min from Kings College

  • Venezuelan bun
  • gluten-free
  • rotating places

It’s delicious!

Mediterranean Falafel

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Local market on Market hill

1 min from Kings College

  • Mediterranean
  • rotating places 
  • made on the spot

Best Falafels ever!

 Dosa Hut

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Local market on Market hill

1 min from Kings College

  • Dosa made on the spot
  • also Rendang
  • Thursday to Sunday

Must have the potato Dosa!

Cardoso’s

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Local market on Market hill

1 min from Kings College

  • Goan Indian
  • his mum is the chef
  • rotating places

Not too spicy!

 Cambridge Be Waffle

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Local market on Market hill

1 min from Kings College

  • Belgium Waffles
  • Not Sunday
  • Delicious toppings

Opposite M&S

 Cambridge Scotch Egg

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Local market on Market hill

1 min from Kings College

  • perfect Scotch eggs
  • fish&chips too
  • rotating places

Thursday to Monday

Neides

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Local market on Market hill

1 min from Kings College

  • brazilian food
  • also shop
  • cakes and hot food 

Excellent Pastel del Natte!

Street Food Hong Kong

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Local market on Market hill

1 min from Kings College

  • Hong Kong food
  • all days
  • rotating places

Must have: HK egg roll!

BEST DEALS FOR WORLD CUISINE IN CAMBRIDGE

Al Casbah

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Mill Road – CB1 2AS

10 min from Kings College

  • North African cuisine
  • street food 
  • open grill 

Lunch deal available

Carlos BBQ & Take away

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Mill Road  – CB1 2AS

15 min from Kings college

  • Turkish food
  • quick service
  • local hangout

No frill restaurant

 Bibimbap House

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Mill Road – CB1 2AS

15 min from Kings College

  • Korean food
  • not open between 3 & 5 pm
  • local hangout

The Bibimbap place in Camb 

Bedouin

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Mill Lane – CB1 2DB

15 min from Kings College

  • North African cuisine
  • excellent meze & Tagines
  • local hangout

Dine in a Bedouin tent!

Lagona

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Mill Road – CB1 2AD

15 min from Kings College

  • Lebanese food
  • Sisha lounge at the back
  • no alcohol served

Try the Fattet!

Nanna Mexico

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Petty Curry and Regent Street

2 and 10 min from Kings college

  • Mexican food
  • build your own
  • local hangout

Try the breakfast Burrito!

 The Gardenia (Gardis)

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Rose Cresent – CB2 3LL

1 min from Kings College

  • Greek food 
  • local institution
  • local & student hangout

After clubbing, open till 5 am!

The Emperor

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Hills Road  – CB2 1NZ

10 min from Kings College

  • Latin American food 
  • tapas
  • two floors

We love the Causa!

 Bread and Meat

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Pound Hill – CB2 3QN

1 min from Kings College

  • slow cooked meat
  • also vegetarian options
  • best sarnies in town

Check out their specials!

SmokeWorks

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Two locations

1 and 20 min from Kings college

  • American style meat
  • vegetarian options
  • fab deep fried Mac&Cheese

Free School lane and Station Rd

Yim Wah Express

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Regent Street – CB2 1EG

10 min from Kings College

  • local institution
  • also Peking duck
  • a local Chinese favourite

Not fine dining, but quick meals

The Sea Tree

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Mill Road – CB1 3AH

20 min from Kings College

  • award-winning
  • also fresh fish
  • local hangout

Best fish and chips in tow!

FOOD EVENTS NOT TO BE MISSED IN CAMBRIDGE

A must do for a foodie!

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Food Walking Tours – CAMBRIDGE ON A PLATE

Imagine strolling through Cambridge in the bright sunlight past colleges which sparkle in the sun, wandering through quaint passages set around the historic Market Place, and enjoying the stunning scenery as you enjoy the delicious food in one of the oldest university towns in England.

Sounds this like your kind of thing? Explore Cambridge through the eyes of foodie on one of the Food Walking Tours of the Cambridge Food Tour. You’ll have lots to eat, washed down with a drink and have fun with fellow foodies. And of course, it is one of the best ways to explore Cambridge. Not just for tourists and visitors, it is just as much fun and interesting for locals too. Delicious Magazine UK even called Cambridge, ‘a city peppered with international cuisine’.

More information 

Food Festivals

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Eat Cambridge – THE FOOD FESTIVAL OF CAMBRIDGE

Eat Cambridge is an annual food and drink festival showcasing Cambridgeshire’s delicious independent food scene. Taking place for two weeks every May, the festival was founded in 2013 by three local food lovers and is organised and run entirely by volunteers.

Every year, Eat Cambridge’s Main Event and two-week fringe event programme feature the best, newest, and most exciting independent food and drink in the area.

After a break of a year, Eat Cambridge will be hitting the streets in May 2018 again. For a foodie, it is almost a no-brainer, Cambridge is the place to heaf of to for a short break to Cambridge!

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Pre-Christmas extravaganza

Cambridge Food Tour Eat Cambridge 2018

Mill Road Winter Fair – THE EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED

Every year on the first Saturday of December, the most cosmopolitan street of Cambridge, Mill Road, is closed off to traffic. The street is lined with food stalls during the Mill Road Winter Fair, you can watch parades and shop on the Christmas market for fresh produce for Christmas. We have included this event on our Special edition Food Tour – The Mill Road Winter Fair Food Tour that day. On a 4-hour Walking Tour, we will take you from the hustle and bustle of central Cambridge to the charming, eclectic and cosmopolitan back roads of Cambridge.

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Food Festivals

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foodPark Night Market –  THE BEST STREET FOOD

foodPark NIGHT MARKET is Cambridge’s original and best street food night market. They create alfresco street food parties in cool Cambridge venues and their evening extravaganzas feature some of the best street food vans in Cambridge available, with pop-up bars, live music and DJs on the side. All under one roof, with undercover seating, tables, and festoon lights a-plenty. foodPark NiGHT MARKET has a huge local following and I recommend booking your entry tickets in advance for foodPark NIGHT MARKET.

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Gerla de Boer is the founder of the award-winning Cambridge Food Tour in Cambridge, UK. She is a globetrotter foodie and always keen to get under the skin of a city or country she visits. She likes to get off the beaten track to get to know the latest food, fine local produce, visit their local markets and check out the hot places to eat in town. These experiences she takes back to Cambridge to create amazing food tours and events. Connect with Gerla on
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