My favourite table: Vhari Russell and Cat New

Vhari Russell and Cat New from Grub Club Cambridge, a local networking group for food and drink professionals, share their top tips

What’s your favourite place to eat in Cambridgeshire?

This is a tricky question to answer and there are so many great places to eat, both in the city and the surrounding villages. We love going to The Old Bridge Hotel in Huntingdon – their wine and gin list is wonderful, and it has a great, cosy atmosphere with excellent food. A visit to Fitzbillies for a cup of coffee and cake is always a favourite, along with visiting Steak and Honor for a burger. Tapas at the Bohemia in St Neots is a must. 

You’re having a night in: where are you calling for takeaway?

Cinta, a wonderful Chinese and Malaysian restaurant and takeaway in Godmanchester – the food is delicious and perfect for a Saturday night in or with friends over. 

Where do you like to shop for ingredients?

Johnsons of Oldhurst is a top local foodie shopping spot for us, and ideal to take the kids along to as they love seeing the crocodiles. Days of Buckden also offer a great array of meat, bread, cheese and fresh produce. It is always lovely to visit Burwash Larder too and pick up some delicious foodie delights. 

What do you love about the Cambridge food scene?

The wonderful array of independent restaurants – so much so that you have to enjoy a starter in one, main in another and dessert in another. We love all elements of the foodie scene in Cambridge, it’s such a buoyant sector and we really love seeing the producers and restaurateurs growing.

What would you like to see more of?

More retailers showcasing produce from our area and giving the producers more space and retail presence, so more consumers can enjoy local produce.