Since opening its doors in the summer of 2014, SmokeWorks has become a popular pitstop on the Cambridge foodie trail: well-loved for its brilliant barbecue food, cool design and mouth-watering milkshakes.
Good news this month for local fans, as Cambscuisine, the local group behind the restaurant, has announced the opening of SmokeWorks number two on Station Road. Located in the spot previously home to the Great Northern pub, this new eaterie will follow in the footsteps of its little brother restaurant on Free School Lane in the city centre, but with more space: and you can book tables this time – hurrah!
The design will be similar to the original SmokeWorks (think industrial meets Americana, with a bit of neon), and they’re staying true to their all-important menu mantra of “Slow Cooked. Fast”. Expect sticky pulled pork buns with tangy pickles, plus lip-smackingly good ribs and joints, all of which are rubbed, brined and smoked in their own smokery in Cambridge for up to 14 hours to achieve maximum flavour and melt-in-the-mouth tenderness.
New for this branch is the Bone Marrow Bourbon Luge – which consists of roasted bone marrow, pulled beef brisket and toast served with a shot of buffalo trace bourbon, “for the ultimate bone marrow bourbon luge!” It’s a veritable meat lovers’ paradise.
There’s also a brunch menu to look out for, plus cocktails and more of SmokeWorks’ insanely good milkshakes – we recommend making it a ‘hard shake’ by adding a shot of bourbon. Can’t be bothered to move off the sofa? You can now order via Deliveroo – hey presto, perfect night in!