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Reservations 01223 369 299

The reservations telephone line is open Monday – Saturday from 9am until 6pm, (excluding Bank Holidays).

The maximum we can accommodate is a table of 6 in the main restaurant area. For larger tables (7 – 16) our private dining room is available.

Unfortunately, we do not allow children under 12 years of age in the main restaurant.

Please note to secure your table we do require debit or credit card details. Terms and conditions below apply.

Cancellation policy - for tables of 2 - 6 we ask for 24 hours' notice prior to your reservation to avoid a £105 per person charge. For private dining room reservations we do ask for 7 days' notice prior to your reservation to avoid the menu price per person being charged.

Gift vouchers are available on request.

Opening Hours

Lunch: Wednesday – Saturday 12pm – 1:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday – Thursday 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Dinner: Friday and Saturday 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Closed Sundays, Mondays and Tuesday lunch.

Valentines Day

Tuesday 14th February, 2017 Midsummer House will be open for dinner only.

We will be serving our 8 course taster menu ONLY which will be priced at £150.00 per person.

Dress Code

Smart/casual wear is suggested, but there is no formal dress code policy at Midsummer House.

Disabled Access

Due to the nature of the building we do not have disabled toilets.

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Residents permits operate in most of the area from 9am – 5pm Monday – Saturday. There is also pay and display (4 hours max) on Aylestone Road if you are looking to park in the day time.

Pay and display is charged at £0.50p per 1/2 hour. The closest multi-storey car park in Cambridge is Park Street which is a 15/20 minute walk.

We recommend A1 cabco for a taxi service on 01223 525555


Why visit?

If you’re local you know just what a special place Cambridge is, but if you’re making a special trip to dine at Midsummer House – and we know many of you do, you’ve the added delight of a city that has so many things to offer.

From the lively artisan food market, where you may bump into one of the Midsummer House team selecting the best of our local produce, to theatres, galleries, the great University, the river and its rowing heritage or just the pleasure of the many open spaces, Cambridge is a place where time is easily filled.



What to see & do

Something for everyone

There's something for everyone in Cambridge – whether that's the rich local history or stunning architecture, or the buzzing theatre, nightlife or regular festivals.

To find out about all the upcoming events we recommend you take a look at the Visit Cambridge website (, Cambridge's official website for Cambridge and the surrounding area. You can also find helpful information on local accommodation and transport.



Where to stay

Boutique B&B or Hotel?

Whether you're planning on a short break or a longer stay – there's no shortage of accommodation in Cambridge.

To search for accommodation, vist the Visit Cambridge website (, Cambridge's official website for Cambridge and the surrounding area.



Press/ news

The restaurant was awarded its first Michelin Star in 2002 followed by the second in 2005. We have 5 AA Rosettes and currently have 8/10 in the Waitrose Good Food Guide. We are proud to announce that we have also been awarded 12th best UK restaurant in the Waitrose Good Food Guide 2014.

Daniel has taken part in the Great British Menu since 2009, winning the banquet main course in 2012 and the banquet dessert in 2013.

Most recently our head chef, Mark Abbott, has also joined the Great British Menu adventure by participating in the 2016 edition and achieving the highest ever score, by any chef, at the regionals.

His starter "Ordinary to Extraordinary" based around the simplistic potato, led him to win the banquet starter in 2016.

Travellers’ Choice Award

The team at Midsummer House are delighted to announce they have been named the second best rated fine dining establishment in the world by the TripAdvisor 2014 Travellers’ Choice Restaurants awards, together with the Best Restaurant in the UK Award. Thanks again to all our wonderful customers for their positive feedback!. Read the full press release.




We are always looking for talented individuals to join our team.

Please feel free to forward your CV to to see if we can match you to one of our current positions.

Positions available:

Commis Chef

Demi Chef de Partie

Chef de Partie