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B&R Restaurant, March,

B&R Restaurant

4.4
4.4
43 Reviews
£25 and under
British

In June 2020 B&R Dining acquired the old Plate & Porter in March and transformed a rather dated and run-down restaurant into a destination restaurant for March & Cambridgeshire. Extensive redecoration & sympathetic refurbishment throughout created a warm & inviting dining rooms, oak flooring, contemporary furnishings and art from renowned local Fenland artists a beautiful outside garden with bar and BBQ area will be finished for spring of 2021. Our head chef shares our passion for food & innovative dining, sourcing ingredients from local suppliers to add a modern twist to classic cuisine which is reflected in our menus, our front of house team would ensure you have a relaxed time in a wonderful atmosphere our wine experts in collaboration with our local wine merchants Matthew Clark have an extensive & exciting list of wines available to suit all tastes.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Sat 12:00–14:00 Sun 12:00–15:00 Dinner Sat 17:30–21:00

  • Phone number

    01354 810110

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Thomas Kingston

  • Area

    March

  • Parking Details

    Parking is available at the restaurant

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 43 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great meal

  2. MH

    MattH

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food, great service which made for a special afternoon. My only feedback is that the restaurant was a little chilli.

  3. HL

    HelgaL

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Excellent food and service. The tables nicely spaced.

  4. a

    alanh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Very good food and service, cost slightly more than normal but it was money well spent. Will return

  5. NW

    NicolaW

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, really tasty, various selection to choose from. Amazing cocktails at good prices. Service was friendly and very helpful. Will definitely go again!

  6. EK

    ElisabethK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Good food good service - it was quite cold in the restaurant even though the radiators were on.

  7. KD

    KayeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great NYE at bandr, food and service was excellent

  8. P

    Peter

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was excellent and my steak cooked to perfection. New Year's Eve menu was well balanced and the courses certainly gave a feeling of celebration.

  9. SB

    SteveB

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    We enjoyed a first class meal at B&R on New Year's Eve. Thanks to all the staff for such a wonderful meal.

  10. JC

    JohnC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    First time visit the the B&R restaurant, would have enjoyed the steak more had it not been for the gristle/fat. Overall very good staff. Will I return? Yes

  11. LA

    LindaA

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    The best restaurant to eat in March. The food was superb and the champagne reasonably priced.

  12. KP

    KatyP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service and food was amazing, good portion sizes. Would highly recommend.

  13. SB

    SteveB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Highly recommended. Excellent food, beautifully presented by friendly staff.

  14. p

    phill

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great food,service very friendly,would highly recommend

  15. CH

    ChristineH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Returned to B And R for the first time since the restaurant was temporarily closed earlier this year. We were delighted to find the standard of food for Sunday lunch was even better than we remember and very good value for money. Thank you.

  16. B

    Banksend

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Delicious meal, roast beef perfect. Turkey Wellington rather small portion but very tasty

  17. TH

    TraceyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food , highly recommend B &R restaurant, great service

  18. b

    bevchap

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Well cooked, tasty food. Great ingredients. Friendly staff.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience2

    The food was outstanding and the service was friendly, however we were sat in the side of the restaurant with bright lights and loud music and it was cold. There were candles and wall lights but these were not used, instead the bright ceiling lights were on. As we were getting ready to leave, we noticed that the other side of the restaurant was dimly lit with candles and looked much more relaxing than where we had sat. We would have preferred to have been seated there but otherwise we could not complain.

  20. NR

    NickyR

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    I think B&R was short staffed as the service was bit slow BUT friendly . One of our group did not enjoy his dinner (he was expecting more) he had been there before and had more on the plate, but again this might be due to short staffing. I enjoyed it and found it exceptionally good value. Gin and tonic sorbet is a real hit with me!

  21. CW

    ChrisW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2021

    overall2food2service5ambience2

    We visited in the summer and was lovely, however upon our return the menu has changed vastly not much choice and the for the cost you got very little. The atmosphere wasn't great due to 3 tables all being seated closely together, appreciate people want to talk and catch up but when you clearly here about someone's burglary and here the screams from the video footage in my eyes isn't the greatest. With this we finished our mains and left swiftly, sorry but we won't be visiting again.

  22. VJ

    VictorJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Food and service could not be faulted . Ambience needs attention

  23. p

    phill

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Polite and quick service.excellent food.highly recommended

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Recently moved into the area and looking for local places to take friends visiting and this one seems to be a winner. Nice place and good food, friendly staff.

  25. JG

    JulieG

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very enjoyable dining experience, very well thought out with large canopy and heaters

  26. CB

    ChloeB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely brilliant. Cannot fault anything from our experience. Such a great place. Food was outstanding!

  27. B

    Beth

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The garden is absolutely beautiful with massive canopy and heaters - blankets were a lovely touch. Our wonderful waitress Chloe was so friendly and helpful and even made us some espresso martinis which weren’t on the menu. Yes - this is more expensive than spoons. But you get what you pay for. Delicious and fresh, steak was cooked perfectly, fell apart in your mouth, and great portion size. we were gutted we didn’t have room for pudding! Only thing missing was music outside! We’ll definitely be coming back, thank you for a great first night out after lockdown ☺️

  28. JH

    JasonH

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We’ve been eating at the fine restaurants that have occupied this building for 25 years, and B&R continue to keep the excellent standards very much alive. They’ve achieved the impossible combination of a warm and convivial atmosphere that is completely COVID safe. They were super attentive, and were very accommodating of a few additional requests we made early in the evening. We wanted to continue to love this place, after so many memories, and so glad to see B&R want this restaurant to keep on giving a great experience as much as we do! The food was tremendous, and very much lives up to our view that this restaurant has been one of East Anglia’s best kept secrets. We will be back again and again, especially having heard some great ideas they have in mind about new things for the ‘back to normal’ future. Really was the high point of this pretty low-key Christmas and we thoroughly enjoyed our (one) evening out!! Thank You!!

  29. KM

    KarlM

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The food was good and tasty. Unfortunately the restaurant was empty (cancellations as a result of Covid19 fears. But they had good controls in place with good separation between tables and staff wearing masks and using hand sanitiser regularly) that reduced the ambiance of the restaurant a bit...

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    2nd time here... just moved to area and found this place!! Great place, food and service.... will defo be back once open again!!!👍🏻

  31. GM

    GillianM

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A good enjoyable meal as worth the money,friendly service,a nice clean place

  32. SS

    SteveS

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    We had a wonderful night out with delicious food, served with the care we were looking for a special Christmas dinner after so much that we all been through a warm service made our night as special as we wanted, Thank you.

  33. AW

    AlanW

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    An excellent experience. Pleasant ambiance with first class welcoming and service. Good menu choice cooked and presented in a first class way.

  34. PS

    PaulineS

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    This is the second time we have been here and it is the best restaurant around for miles. This time they had a Christmas menu (which I personally am not keen on) otherwise would have given 5 stars instead of 4. Great quality and presentation. Staff are lovely. Puds are amazing if you have a sweet tooth. Looking forward to going back once Christmas is over. Only criticism, perhaps another fish dish could be added in choice of mains.

  35. IP

    IreneP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    It was disappointing that the Christmas festive menu wasn’t being served, my friend had set her heart on the blade of beef, she had to settle for a steak, which quality wise was good. I had salmon which was quality, no complaints, what bothered my friend and I was the pricing, we thought we were going to be enjoying a menu priced at £25, instead the steak was £24. Desserts not enough choice, and overpriced. Ambience could be improved, it actually felt quite chilly, a wood burner or gas log effect fire would cheer the place up considerably. No problem with staff, polite and helpful. Would recommend but with a warning concerning price

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Sunday lunch-Service, ambiance and most of food excellent. Drinks reasonably priced its just the gravy that is simply just not nice too thin and little flavour🤔 maybe we will try an evening or lunchmeal

  37. W

    Wordtoyagranny

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Great food and lovely service from the fantastic team

  38. DH

    DebraH

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service surroundings and food. Staff could not be more friendly and helpful. My husband is gluten free and there is always a good choice on the menu for him. Would definitely recommend that you go to this restaurant.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A birthday meal staff were great food was excellent

  40. LW

    LeeW

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was good and service was excellent but abit on the expensive side.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

B&R Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 43 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    March

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Sat 12:00–14:00 Sun 12:00–15:00 Dinner Sat 17:30–21:00

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Parking is available at the restaurant

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Thomas Kingston

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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