Graffiti

3.5
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117 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Just a short drive from central Cambridge, this privately-owned Victorian hotel - a fusion of classical elegance and contemporary chic, has gained a formidable reputation for serving seasonally-inspired Modern British food, cooked with passion. Produce is sourced locally, whenever possible, from carefully selected producers based in Cambridge and over the border in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Dining at Graffiti is not pretentious, nor is it extravagant. It is relaxed and informal and provides a wonderful setting for a variety of special occasions. The vibrant décor of the award-winning restaurant lends itself effortlessly to business lunches and intimate dinners. Both look out over the large south-facing terrace and landscaped gardens, perfect for pre-dinner drinks or al fresco dining.
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KateandBrian
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We had quite a nice evening at Graffiti. However, we used to come a lot more often, sometimes with friends - it was a much loved venue in terms of both ambience and food, and our “go to “place when we needed to chill.
All that changed when you removed all the amazing flower displays and reduced the menu to one that is pretty similar to a host of other Cambridge eateries. We’ll still come occasionally, but for us the place has lost its magic

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GeoffreyG
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I had reservations about eating here as my first visit ten years earlier had been a disappointment but I should not have worried; this time around I was very impressed. The service was quick, very polite and unobtrusive; the ambiance of the dining room was very pleasant without their being too much noise and the temperature was fine. The food itself was beautifully presented and did not take too long to arrive. While I did not particularly like the taste of my linguine that was no reflection of the food itself but rather my not knowing exactly what I was going to get. It was cooked perfectly well and the portions were more than adequate. My friend very much enjoyed her meal and I suspect we will be back in the not too distance future.

Thank you to all of the staff for a very lovely evening.

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robp
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Been several times before but oh dear.. gone down hill. Only bistro menu available souffle was sloppy, main was good, cheese course very minimal. Service poor, friendly but pretty non existant. Shame.

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TomiE
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had an afternoon tea. The staff were so friendly even we asked have in the different room. Because we booked 4:30 slot, very quiet. Such a relaxing time.

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good/average and the restaurant could have been a bit cleaner. The waiter was good too and helpful. Slight problem with the bill at the end which was sorted quickly.

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TimR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We come to Graffiti quite often as we live fairly close. Until now we've enjoyed the experience.
Major problem this time was a young waiter who seemed to lack training in what she was supposed to do. I could go into detail but the wine bottle took over 10 mins to arrive and she had clearly not been told to invite a diner to 'taste' before it was poured for all. New staff training, please!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Huge decline in standards, used to be one of the best restaurants in Cambridge, now most pubs put it to shame.

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rosiew
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Excellent service and frkendly staff. Food good but not outstanding. Main criticism was that the menu in the website was completely different from the one at the restaurant and had fewer vegetarian options. They really need to update their website!

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vipSomme
London
39 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The fish platter to start was excellent, the main course was pretty good. The service from our waiter, Floris, was magnificent. The restaurant overall needs atmosphere which was lacking

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DavidW
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good as always, staff deserve a special mention.

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MarkB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Great venue, will go again and recommend to friends and family

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DEBORAHD
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the the whole time.

Lovely meal and thanks for the service

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vipTuttles
London
47 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having been here before (about 18 months ago), my sister and I decided to return and book for lunch on a Saturday....and we were not disappointed. The staff were extremely attentive (but not overly so), the menu selection was good and the food very well presented and tasty. We will definitely return again. We found the staff to be extremely helpful and accommodating, as well as very friendly. We would definitely completely recommend this venue!

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philuttley
London
36 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience5

This really is a lovely restaurant in a beautiful setting. The Sunday menu was interesting and of reasonable value and there is a good wine list. My wife choose the ham hock terrine and pork belly; I chose the chicken salad and sardines. I later added a side order of vegetables. The starters were of considerable size, well presented and very tasty. The pork belly was of similar size but there were too few sardines. The vegetables didn't arrive although we did get a side salad. I questioned this and was told that was all there was. It was unfortunate as most of the meal was very enjoyable. The New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc was excellent. We will return!

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JVR94
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I treated a friend to lunch for her birthday. I have eaten there before and always enjoyed the experience. The day we went there was a wedding at the Felix. No doubt that is the reason why we waited an hour before our starters (hummus salad) arrived, but there was no explanation or apology for the delay. Luckily we had no pressing engagement afterwards, and my friend still enjoyed her treat. I was, however, disappointed with the service.

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Beppie
6 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice dinner in beautiful surroundings . Lovely view onto gardens to look at . The French waiter was really nice and helpful , fire was on and added a nice touch to the atmosphere . The food was lovely and wine good choice as well . Would difinetly recommend this dining experience

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Dochui
London
11 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quiet lunch sitting. Service a bit slow but head waiter very helpful and friendly Food was well prepared - I especially enjoyed the octopus starter. Mains took a while to come out and the duck confit was a bit too heavy, but then it is comfort food on a cold miserable day! Desserts were wonderful and chef made a birthday dessert especially for my daughter.
All in all, extremely good value for Cambridge. Highly recommended.

PB
PBM1
London
78 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having dined in a London Michelin star restaurant just a few days before, this was better. I'm just sad I live 100 miles away as I'd like to work my way through the menu. The Venison was 'perfect'

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vipSkiingmermaid
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best dinner after a harrowing drive from London! First of all, the staff is very welcoming and the decor is hip, yet lovely at the same time. The pinks and purples make the room rosy but not prissy. The starter of beef carpaccio was delicious and the dill sauce was a bright, tasty new flavor with the beef. The risotto is great vegetarian option and perfectly seasoned. The partridge was cooked to perfection with an amazing puree of white beans that were velvety smooth. The cheese course and a glass of port were the perfect end to a wonderful meal.

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CarolineP
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both amazing. The dining room was lovely, although had it not been raining we would have preferred to sit in the lovely garden patio.
Ask Lazlo at the bar to make you their famous Champagne cocktail - he is such a great bartender. True perfectionist.
We had him make our favorite smokey martini and it was perfect!

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StuartG007
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chose this as a solution to Saturday night. Plenty of space so managed a table very easily. This was nice as the food was a very high standard. The hotel is such a great place will consider staying here too next visit to Cambridge.

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Neil
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Overall we had a pleasant evening because the restaurant location and food is good. The service leaves alot to be desired however. Our table was waited on by three different individuals which seemed to confuse our order. We asked for our starter to share which then translated into them bringing us only one main course as well (assuming that we would share everything??). When they eventually did bring the main courses they didn't cook the steaks quite right and forgot our side dishes. After everything, when we asked for some water there were no glasses on the table and it took us a couple of attempts to get the waiter to understand we didn't want to drink straight from the jug. Anyway, overall the service added some more entertainment to the evening and the menu and food is nice. In summary, Graffiti is a bit like a high end Faulty Towers!

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vipFoodie10
London
75 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Good food and service but very lacking in atmosphere.

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vipBash
Cambridge
8 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Normally good - as was my daughter's cod. The Venison was very average - bitter - although I don't know why. Didn't want to complain because it was a special occasion with my daughter.

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philuttley
London
36 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our second visit to Grafitti didn't disappoint. We were given a very pleasant table overlooking the grounds and were very well looked after by all the staff. The menu was varied and the food was served quickly; presented well and was very tasty and well cooked. The price of the wine was a little steep and the cost of the 2 course package also but, overall, we were very pleased.

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Gambleonjo
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant with bar and option to dine outside on the terrace; only problem with that being that strangely there is no outdoor lighting! The food was served in decent portions with extra vegetables, potatoes etc available to order. All of he food was nicely presented, well cooked and tasty. We took cheese and biscuits back to our room and if I have to grumble then this is it, there were 4 tiny slithers of cheese and just 4 home made crackers, two of which were soft. We were already quite full up so it didn't really bother us but otherwise I would have complained at a cost of £9.75. Will certainly use this hotel and restaurant again.

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CllrAdrianDent
Cambridge
8 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent venue. Superb food and excellent service. Very good wine list and a fantastic ambience. Not cheap but not expensive either. Portions are perfect and presented well.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food that is fitting of much more expensive restaurants. From starter through to desert this could be one of the best meals we have eaten. Great flavours, textures, combinations, fantastically presented and great wine choice. We have eaten in some very highly thought of restaurants and this on the night equalled them on the food front.

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The main course of duck breast was excellently prepared. Nice colour scheme inside with an ambient feel and comfortable background music. Dessert very rich and tasty, if a little on the small side.
All in all, would highly recommend a visit :)

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Veejays
London
31 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2015
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We visited the Felix Hotel in Cambridge and enjoyed a relaxed Sunday lunch at Graffiti it's stylish and well appointed restaurant. Food was good value for money with friendly, attentive service. An ideal venue if visiting Cambridge, about a mile from the city centre with plenty of parking.

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philuttley
London
36 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delightfully located and looking lovely, we ate here for the first time on Sunday lunchtime. The menu wasn't vast but there were nice options and everything was beautifully prepared and presented (and reasonably priced too)

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vipElixirdarmour
London
70 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2015
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Unexpected find on the outskirts of Cambridge. Lovely staff who looked after us and delivered a beautiful cooked breakfast .

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id610854
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We booked the table on Friday evening for the following night via an app. Within an hour the hotel informed us that the table wasn't available at that time, as they had lots of staying guest wanted the 8pm slot. We decided to opp for a 6:45pm slot.
The facilities like park was ample and arrived and shown straight into the dinning area. Which was spacious enough and not crammed in. The staff were very polite and welcoming. The food was well presented and cooked to my taste and what would be considered unflawed.
By 8pm the dining area was packed and the number of staff were under a great deal of pressure but still very polite and helpful.
We weren't rushed of the table as you are in some London establishments.
Overall a lovely experience.

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Sam14
London
25 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had dinner, bed and breakfast. Very reasonable price, dinner was very good, in particular the starter and dessert were sensational. Very convenient few mins on the bus to Cambridge, would highly recommend for a night away.

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vipDrMark
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2013
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Tasteless food, screaming babies, shabby tables, 75th birthday spoilt. Worst dining experience we have had for ten years.

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vipMonty
London
115 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2012
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Excellent for 3 course Sunday lunche with value under £20 and tasteful. Outdoor verandah in summer makes it a favourite spot. Comes recommended.

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vip1234
London
10 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2012
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Sat nav postcode on the Hotel Felix website took us to a new housing estate one road across! Ringing the hotel to ask for directions didn't help. Other diners had ended up on this estate too, so staff really should have been aware of the issue.
Front-of-restaurant staff member was generally disinterested: didn't greet us properly, took ages to bring us the menu, didn't come to take our order (we had to call someone else over for this) & spilled water on our table but did not clean it up until we asked her to. Worst of all, one of our party had to wait for their starter to arrive & it took SO long that the rest of us had finished ours by then! Our dessert & coffee orders weren't taken properly either; we were brought things we didn't order!

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rosiew
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2012
Overall1food3service2ambience2

Although the venue is good and the service reasonable the portion size was tiny. My pudding wasn't even very good and it was all grossly overpriced. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. It was my birthday and the meal was disappointing overall.

PB
PBRK
London
16 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Surprising secret within Hotel Felix. Excellent food, many staff provided good service. Modern decor.

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enagtop
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went to Graffiti's in Cambridge. Lovely evening and excellent, perfectly presented food. Attentive service as usual.

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