Love Cambridge Restaurant Week

Dine with a discount at top eateries around Cambridge as the city's first ever restaurant week arrives in April

Attention foodies! The inaugural Love Cambridge Restaurant Week is landing next month, bringing a week’s worth of discounts on top dining experiences around the city from 1 to 7 April. The event is organised by Cambridge Business Improvement District (BID), an organisation funded by businesses in the city to deliver a range of projects that enhance and promote Cambridge to locals and visitors alike.

Aimed at encouraging residents to explore the city’s vibrant food scene and find new gems, Restaurant Week sees the city’s eateries serving special set menus at £5, £10 or £15 – a great opportunity to snap up feasts at a bargain price. 

“People will get value for money and the participating restaurants will get an increase in footfall. We hope it will encourage people to dine in places they haven’t been to before,” explains Kristian Foreman, marketing and communications executive at Cambridge BID. “If it can get people into the city who would not normally come, then it should also help other sectors in Cambridge, too. Similar festivals in the UK and beyond have already been very popular, and we are hopeful it will have the same success in Cambridge.” 

The line-up of participating restaurants is sure to tempt visitors, with everything from discounted gourmet burgers at Steak & Honour on Wheeler Street and £5 lunches at Novi to a slap-up three-course sample menu for just £15 at the gorgeous Tamburlaine Hotel. 

You can take off on a global culinary adventure with all the different cuisines on offer, exploring Italian fare at De Luca Cucina & Bar, authentic Mexican eats at Nanna Mexico, Spanish chorizo at Tabanco and French flammekueche from Amélie at the Grafton Centre, to name just a few.

As well as all these beloved local independents, various big brands are getting in on the Restaurant Week fun, including Jamaica Blue, which is offering a £15 set lunch menu, and the restaurant at the Hilton DoubleTree on Mill Lane, where you can enjoy one course for £10, or two for £15.

To claim your discounted meal, visit the Cambridge BID website, see what tickles your fancy and then download the relevant voucher, which you’ll need to bring along when you eat. Then, you’re all set to grab a fork and get ready to explore and celebrate the city’s thriving restaurant scene: we’ve got a taster of what offers you can get where on the next page – happy eating! 

WIN! 

In addition to enjoying special menus during Love Cambridge Restaurant Week, there’s also a chance to win a Love Cambridge Gift Card loaded with £100! Launched by Cambridge Business Improvement District (BID), the card’s credit is redeemable at shops and attractions across the city, ranging from big brands such as John Lewis, Topshop and YO! Sushi, to local indies including Millers Music, Aromi and Podarok.

To enter the giveaway, simply redeem an offer in one of the participating restaurants from 1 to 7 April and share your experience on social media by uploading a photo and using the hashtag #LoveCambridgeRestaurantWeek. You will be contacted if you win. Good luck!

Need-to-know 

What: Love Cambridge Restaurant Week is seven days of discounts and offers at eateries across Cambridge organised by Cambridge BID. 

When: 1-7 April 

How Much? Restaurants taking part offer a special menu priced at £5, £10 or £15.

To view the menus and download a voucher to redeem the offer, visit cambridgebid.co.uk/restaurant-week 

Dining discounts

Café Abantu, Hobson Street: A cheerful, bright and airy tearoom serving delicious homemade bakes plus ciabattas, fresh salads and hot food. 

Restaurant Week Offer: £10 lunch menu (coffee/tea, lunch and cake).  

Agora at The Copper Kettle, Kings Parade: Agora at The Copper Kettle is one of the oldest restaurants in the city and serves delicious Mediterranean cuisine. 

Restaurant Week Offer: £5 menu (lunch), two courses for £10 (lunch), two courses for £15 (dinner). 

Amélie Flammekueche, The Grafton: Found upstairs in the Grafton Centre, the family run Amélie serves a range of flammekueche: a pizza-like delicacy from the Alsace region on the French-German border.

Restaurant Week Offer: £10 food and drink offer (any Flammekueche 
plus a golden ale).

Bills Restaurant, Green Street: A vibrant, colourful café in the heart of the city centre, Bill’s is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between. 

Restaurant Week Offer: Bills burger and Bills beer for £15.

Bread & Meat, Bene’t Street: A popular independent eaterie in the city centre that’s famed for its Gourmet sandwiches, roast meats, poutine and home cooked food. 

Restaurant Week Offer: Set menu for £10.  

Bridges, Bridge Street (right): Open since 1996, Bridges has a passion for freshness and a menu which spans pastries for breakfast, baguettes, soups and Chinese food, plus low sugar treats. 

Restaurant Week Offer: £10 menu. 

Butch Annie’s, Market Street: Exceptionally tasty burgers and craft beer served in a laidback setting right in the heart of the city centre. 

Restaurant Week Offer: Set menu for £15. 

Cambridge Brew House, King Street (above): Eclectic decor combined with a micro-brewery and a great menu that’s packed with tempting  British tapas and sharing platters makes this pub one of the city’s favourites. 

Restaurant Week Offer: Two course menu for £15. 

De Luca, Regent street: A modern Italian restaurant offering great quality food at affordable prices. Perfect for a quick lunch, a romantic evening or group night out: don’t miss the upstairs cocktail bar. 

Restaurant Week Offer: three dishes for £10 lunch, two courses for £15 evening (evening service available Mon – Thurs only). 

Fitzbillies, Trumpington Street: A true institution, Fitzbillies has been part of Cambridge since 1920 and is most famous for its syrupy buns but also serves lunches, brunches and more.

Restaurant Week Offer: £15 lunch and afternoon tea menus available. 

Hilton Doubletree, Mill Lane: A stylish hotel located next to the River Cam, also home to the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill. 

Restaurant Week Offer: One course £10, two courses for £15. 

Jamaica Blue, Lion Yard Shopping Centre: Jamaica Blue offers tasty coffees and food with coffee beans from the Jamaican Blue Mountains, and delicious snack options made from fresh ingredients.

Restaurant Week Offer: £15 set lunch menu (Only Mon – Fri). 

La Raza, Rose Crescent: A subterranean bar known for its great cocktails, tapas and music nights. 

Restaurant Week Offer: £10 lunch menu (Sandwich, a side & a hot or soft drink)

Las Iguanas, Quayside: Offering a slice of Latin America on the banks of the Cam, Las Iguanas is ideal for bottomless brunch with friends, sunny day cocktails, or cosy date. 

Restaurant Week Offer: Two course menu for £15. 

Michaelhouse Café, Trinity Street: The Michaelhouse Café serves locally sourced food that is cooked fresh every day can be hired for multiple uses by the community.

Restaurant Week Offer: £15 menu (Any main course, plus cake, plus drink). 

Nanna Mexico, all four locations: Delicious and authentic Mexican eats including burritos, enchiladas and tacos with locations at Petty Cury, Regent Street and Fitzroy Street, plus Norwich.  

Restaurant Week Offer: £5 food offer.  

Novi, Regent Street: Coffee drinking and brunch by day, and thoughtful dining, craft beer and cocktails by night – all served in a sleek setting. 

Restaurant Week Offer: £10 dinner menu. 

Old Ticket Office, Cambridge Railway Station: Embracing the building's historic charm and conveniently positioned just outside the train station, OTO provides the perfect place to drink, eat, meet or wait. 

Restaurant Week Offer: Two course menu for £15.  

Punt Yard, Quayside: A relaxed Quayside venue specialising in tasty pizzas, posh kebabs, quirky cocktails and craft beers. 

Restaurant Week Offer: £5 and £15 food offers available. 

Revolution, Downing Street (above): Cocktails, fresh food, and premium spirits, wines, beers and ciders, Revolution also boasts a rooftop bar. 

Restaurant Week Offer: £15 food and drink offer. 

Royal Cambridge Hotel, Trumpington Street: Located on the edge of the city centre, The Royal Cambridge Hotel is a great base for visitors exploring the city plus boasts an in-house restaurant and bar, 6 Scroope Terrace. 

Restaurant Week Offer: Two courses and a drink for £15.  

Steak & Honour, Wheeler Street: The bricks and mortar premises of one of the city’s best-loved food trucks, Steak & Honour are famous for their perfect patties and delicious sides. 

Restaurant Week Offer: £10 food and drink offer. 

Tabanco, Green Street: Exquisite tapas, craft beer, churros and hot chocolate plus Spanish inspired brunches can be found at this classy Green Street eaterie. 

Restaurant Week Offer: Set menu for £15.

The Bull and Bass, Downing Street: The in-house restaurant at the Hilton Cambridge City Centre hotel, this modern restaurant is open for hearty breakfasts, afternoon teas, and sumptuous dinners. 

Restaurant Week Offer: Two course set menu for £15. 

The Tamburlaine Hotel, Station Road: This luxurious 4-star hotel oozes style and sophistication. The restaurant, where a stunning marble bar takes centre stage, serves seasonal, modern dishes. 

Restaurant Week Offer: Three course sample menu for £15.

More restaurants are due to sign up before April. If you are a local restaurant and want to get involved, contact Cambridge BID. For diners, book directly with the restaurant in advance to avoid disappointment. Visit the website for up-to-date details on participating restaurants, menus and Ts&Cs.