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7:30 PM

Pint Shop

4.3
802 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
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  • Great Beer (138)
  • Casual (80)
  • Lunch (66)
At Pint Shop we cook simple British food over real charcoal. Our bar serves 23 craft beers on tap, 100 gins and wines from small European growers. We have 4 dining rooms, where we cook around three cooking principles; Spit-Roasting, Charcoal Grilling and Braising.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday:
12pm - 10pm
Friday:
12pm - 10.30pm
Saturday:
11am - 10.30pm
Sunday:
11am - 10pm
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Phone number
01223 352293
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Parking Details
The closest car park is the Grand Arcade car park, which is about a 2 minute walk from Pint Shop
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Always great food and service

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OpenTable Diner (Hertfordshire)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Linch time booking the beer can chicken was lovely - had the chilli with a real kick

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Garyslingsby 
5.0  Dined on 17 February 2018

I would like to say a big thank u to the pint shop our meal was excellent service superb.And I somehow manage to come very early ,but the gentleman on the desk said go have a drink will get you in early and he did . He is a credit to your company very polite and so helpful ( New Zealand lad) .will most definitely be coming back .thank you very much

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OldMan (London)
3.0  Dined on 17 February 2018

A pretty good lunch on a busy Saturday.

Food was very good especially the fish pakora, the scotch eggs and the pork cheeks. Ordering drinks became a bit of a pantomime as no sooner had we chosen a beer from the probably too extensive blackboard than another waiter would come and rub it off and we would have to choose another. We would also have preferred more regular strength (4/5%) beers in full pints than the stronger 6%+ beers in short measures although what we had was good.

Then there were items on our bill that we hadn't had which seems to be a bit of a trend at the moment. Staff were very good about it but it shouldn't be happening.

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JimE (Cambridge)
4.0  Dined on 16 February 2018

Great place for post-theatre dinner, just opposite Cambridge Arts Theatre. Had no idea this was more than a (very good) pub/bar. Really excellent food and friendly service in quieter upstairs dining room.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 16 February 2018

Excellent food excellent service
Hoping to return

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JulesRobbo (Cambridge)
5.0  Dined on 15 February 2018

Booked online for a family early evening supper for 4 pre-theatre. Lovely ambience, great service, delicious food, super wine list. Buzzy atmosphere in the bar, quiet in the restaurant so you hear each other talk and a brilliant start to the evening. What's not to like - a real find.

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OpenTable Diner (Cambridge)
4.0  Dined on 14 February 2018

Really good food and atmosphere. As expected a great range of drinks. Only oddity was being seated on a square table in the middle of other tables and seated adjacent rather than opposite - turned out this was actually enjoyable as we got to talk easier. Great time!

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Finny (Cambridge)
5.0  Dined on 14 February 2018

Here for Valentine's.
Service superb.
Food terrific.
Know that we can come here on a regular basis and never be disappointed.

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AlexR (Nottingham)
5.0  Dined on 14 February 2018

Enjoyed a cosy Valentine's meal at The Pint Shop, really friendly staff, amazing selection of drinks and delicious food. Had the beer-brined chicken for two with chips and chilli sauce and it was fantastic!

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HelenD (Cambridge)
5.0  Dined on 14 February 2018

Excellent food and service, would highly recommend

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HVDisappointed (Cambridge)
1.0  Dined on 14 February 2018

This was a very disappointing experience. We came on Valentine's evening early. There was not a great selection of food and 30 minutes after our arrival we heard one of the dishes was off the menu which didn't really leave a big choice.
We had the duck to share to start which for £14 was overpriced, over cooked and disappointing. The lighting as so poor in the restaurant that one couple used their mobile phone light so see their food! I told the waitress that the starter had been poor and for a restaurant it should have been shredded rather than left on the bone especially if was a 'sharing' dish. She said that others had complained already about this dish. The main course I had was the chicken curry which was 3 chicken thighs in a sauce with some rice and a samosa. Again not good value for money and the sauce was too salty. My partner had the falafal flatbread which was also very disappointing - dry and pretty tasteless. The beer is too cold for real ale and at £5.80 a pint it should have better. All in all it was not good and not a good start to our evening.

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Poptart (Cambridge)
5.0  Dined on 10 February 2018

Quickly place with great food, gin and atmosphere.

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SophieC (Cambridge)
4.0  Dined on 10 February 2018

We really enjoyed our trip to the Pint Shop having not been for a while. The food was very nice and the vegan option was delicious. Shame there are not more veggie options but at least what there was, was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner (London)
3.0  Dined on 10 February 2018

When it first opened it was good but it had dipped, receiving an email saying there was a new menu, we gave it another try.
The bar is great with a good selection of beers and gins. Lovely to try different gins but why do they insist on filling the glass with tonic? Please can we add our own tonic?
The gin cured trout with buttermilk pancakes and beetroot & orange salad to start was tasty but more trout would have made it better. The king prawns in our house curry seemed to have missed out on their visit to the charcoal grill and my husband got a couple of bits of shell, nice curry sauce but very much just an ok dish.
This has the potential to be really good instead its average.

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Ponky (Cambridge)
5.0  Dined on 10 February 2018

Another pleasant meal at the Pint shop great beer good food great service will be back again

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Anon (Bath)
3.0  Dined on 10 February 2018

Food nice, service unbelievably slow given what simple food we ordered. Luckily we were in no hurry.....

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Polly36 (Cambridge)
5.0  Dined on 9 February 2018

WE shared small plates and they were imaginative and delicious. It is an excellent, friendly place to sit and chat.

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maggie (Cambridge)
3.0  Dined on 8 February 2018

We booked a table for 6.30, ordered our wine and starter which was all fine , but then had to wait an hour and a half for our main course, the restaurant was getting busy, when they finally realized we were still waiting, we were informed a table of 10 had arrived so they'd forgot about us! They cant seem to cope with a full restaurant.

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Cleopatra (London)
4.0  Dined on 8 February 2018

Great atmosphere and good food, as always. Very interesting menu and we often choose a starter and a pudding. Great value.

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OpenTable Diner (Cambridge)
3.0  Dined on 7 February 2018

Poor service and small portions detracts from the great setting and excellent bar vibe downstairs.

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Susan (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on 7 February 2018

Got to order off the new menu. The House curry with chicken tikka was excellent. Had the Sticky toffee sundae for dessert. Also very yummy. Husband had the ox cheek with black pudding hash and declared it quite good.

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PhilipT (Cambridge)
4.0  Dined on 7 February 2018

Waitressing was very efficient, informed and polite

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OpenTable Diner (Cambridge)
3.0  Dined on 3 February 2018

We have been eating here since it opened and used to be very good. It is very popular, perhaps too busy? The ambience and staff are still good but the food has really gone down hill in our last few visits. This week we had scotch egg that was so full of sage it was not possible to eat, surely they tasted them first, and the spit roasted chicken was decidedly average. I didn’t like the chips as they were cold and a bit soggy, although my daughter said she liked them. Very good selection of craft beers as usual but mine was too warm and hadn’t been cellared at the right temperature, which was strange in the cold winter. Still has the potential to be good but needs to up its game and get back to as good as it was when it first opened.

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OpenTable Diner (Cambridge)
3.0  Dined on 2 February 2018

Very relaxed but attentive service. Room is at the back of the building and tastefully decorated as an upmarket gastro pub with good selection of ales and decent wine list. Shared a calamari starter which was excellent albeit not the largest portion. I had the lamb shoulder pitta which was really great. My partner had the charcoal spit roast chicken which was ok but no sense of it being cooked as described. Pretty bland. Slaw side was just shredded cabbage which definitely needed some mayo through it. Overall a good spot for Cambridge but put in London and can’t help but feel it needed to up its game on the food. Service and staff were excellent so felt a little above the norm for a decent brunch. Just choose the right dish.

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Foodychick (Inverness)
4.0  Dined on 27 January 2018

Food was delicious - service was friendly and helpful - great beers and gins! Quite noisy.

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on 27 January 2018

Great meal as always, with very professional, attentive, but not obtrusive service. Our favorite place in Cambridge for a nice meal out.

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OpenTable Diner (Cambridge)
3.0  Dined on 26 January 2018

Good service, nice atmosphere, fairly busy, food overcooked

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on 26 January 2018

One of very few consistently good Cambridge restaurants

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Tyler (Cambridge)
5.0  Dined on 26 January 2018

First class service, food & beer selection - have visited many times & it never disappoints.

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