We’ve done an awful lot of swooning over pictures of the Tamburlaine this month, which is gearing up to open its stylish doors on 20 March. Located on Station Road, this spectacular 155-room hotel is the first UK opening for the Dublin-based O’Callaghan group.
Step inside and you’re greeted by a sleek, high-ceiling lobby with a sweeping staircase which leads up to beautiful library along with a variety of conference rooms which are available for hire for drinks receptions and other events. Downstairs, The Brasserie will be serving a well thought-out menu of locally sourced, seasonal delights in a setting which oozes relaxed sophistication. Manning the stoves is executive chef Alan Dann, whose CV includes stints at celebrated restaurants including The Waterside Inn and Restaurant Pierre Gagnaire. He’s created a menu featuring dishes such as grilled breast of wood pigeon with puy lentils, pickled girolles and parsnip, and Blythburgh pork with heritage carrots and Aspall cider jus, for the restaurant, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The rather beautiful horseshoe shaped cocktail bar will be whipping up all manner of exciting tipples, whilst the hotel’s deli, Steam, offers a vibrant and modern space specialising in coffees, lunches and light bites. Come the evening, Steam transforms into a wine bar serving an extensive list of top wines as well as charcuterie and cheese plates. It’s the sumptuous, plant-filled Garden Room which has really stolen our hearts though, with its sumptuous furnishings, lush foliage and promises of champagne and luxurious afternoon teas.
“We are very excited to be opening this significant and stunning hotel in Cambridge”, says Tamburlaine’s General Manager, Zac Pearse. “We’re looking forward to welcoming the residents of Cambridge as well as the city’s many visitors. We want locals to see Tamburlaine as their hotel; a place where they can come for a special dinner with family, cocktails or afternoon tea with friends, or grab a coffee and sandwich from our deli on their way to the station. Tamburlaine is a vibrant place for everyone to enjoy!”
Rooms are available at The Tamburlaine from a starting price of £200 per night, including continental breakfast.