Histon Smokehouse

4.6
155 reviews
£25 and under
Steakhouse
Welcome to the Histon Smokehouse
Street food, served in style.

We use only the best local produce from recognised high-quality producers then, cure using a secret mix of rubs and brines, slowly hot and cold smoked over our house blend of chips to give us our signature smoky taste, all executed in our Smokehouse.
We also serve Cooked Breakfast, Lunch Classics and Sandwiches & Sandwiches

Our new revamped garden is now in place with the perfect view of our NEW market stalls which will provide goods like bread, cheese, ceramics, vintage, candles, art... Wednesday-Sunday 9ish-4ish

We are accepting bookings for inside online and outdoor bookings via telephone!

Pre-orders of our Beer Can Chicken for Sundays please leave a note on your reservation & drop us a ring!

Outdoor & indoor bookings of up to 6 of mixed households
Larger tables within 2 households inside/outside please call!

Our last online booking is at 8:30pm but please call us for 8:45!

We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 155 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.4
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service5ambience2

We fully support this enterprise and you always give great service. It’s previous incarnation was excellent all round. Sadly the menu revision we chose for lunch was just awful. The flavours, the mixed up themes just don’t work. It’s not about the price or service, you are just trying too hard. It just tasted awful. Sorry but you need to know to survive in a crowded market. The ambience in the seating area which was once the car park is pretty naff too… sorry 😔

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CathD
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Booked for Father's Day, was followed up by confirmation phone call which was appreciated. Service was really great, very friendly and professional. The food (roast) was lovely, very tasty and fresh. Interesting puddings available as well as the standard toffee pudding etc (which was very light and tasty.) I think vegetarians might feel a bit short-changed by the lack of Yorkshire pudding on their plate, because it was cooked in beef fat. Why not just use olive oil instead? It is a treat to have a Yorkshire pud because not everyone cooks them or knows how to cook them at home. Live music too, very nice touch. A great, very relaxed lunch and we will be back.

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violetlobster
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really impressed with my first visit to the Smokehouse. Best Sunday lunch we’ve had in a very long time.- the beef was outstanding (only knocked a point off my food review for the copious quantity of beetroot, but that’s only my personal taste). All the servers were very attentive and went out of their way to please. Will definitely be going back. Highly recommended.

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tessaC
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely tasty roast, friendly service and nice atmosphere. It would have been nice to have to option to have a starter though.

CC
ConnieC
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I wrote the below on Google reviews:

Great find! My parents and I had brunch here to celebrate Fathers' Day and we really happy we did so. There was a good choice of dishes and drinks, the food was delicious and the place was clean and welcoming; but the best thing was the staff and their service. It was personable and they spoke to us in a genuine way, commenting on the Gunners symbol on my Dad's face mask! They also accommodated my request for my breakfast meal which I really appreciated. I was already looking forward to going back but even more so after passing the live music starting up as we left! Thank you for a lovely experience, we'll be back!

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Rachel
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for breakfast on Father’s Day and it was lovely. No complaints at all. We have looked over the menu and are keen to return for cocktails and dinner sometime to see if that is just as good!

MM
MrsM
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deliciously different food from a varied menu, in a relaxed atmosphere with excellent and welcoming hosts. Our 4th visit since the new Smokehouse opened and we’re going to be coming back often!!

RD
RobD
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good to get out and try the new concept at the Histon Smokehouse. Very enjoyable meal with good food & service

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed atmosphere in busy surroundings. Quick service, friendly staff and tasty food will return

SA
SteveA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team at Smokehouse can’t do enough to make your visit a pleasant one. A great place for families, groups of friends or just taking your dog for a post walk sofa crash! Smokehouse is a home from home, best in Histon and beyond.

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vipSusanaD
Cambridge
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food from the new menu and excellent service as always! Thanks so much for accommodating our family :) see you soon!

DC
DavidC
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time we have been, lovely place, service is excellent, and loved the good

DP
DanielleP
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Food was ok. Not the best for its price. It smells a bit musty in the restaurant.
The servers were lovely and chatty.

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, very good value. Friendly & welcoming staff in a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Look forward to visiting again soon.

MB
MaryB
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly, excellent food, swift service. Pleased to be a regular customer here.

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service

AP
AlexandraP
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food and excellent service in a very pleasant environment

GA
GavinA
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

1st time here and would def come back, nice food and decent prices. Next time I will try and get sat outside as nice area plus where we were seated inside was a little close to the walk way with people coming past. Would recommend this place, good sized portions too

CM
CMfromCambridge
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lovely mean all round.
Friendly service, good beer and great food.
Rhubarbn crumble deserves a special mention all of it's own!

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ChaR
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The customer service at Histon Smokehouse was great. We were welcomed in and shown to our booked table with ease. The problem for me was the food. I ordered the boneless chicken thighs and they didn't taste good. I understand the description said cooked 'low and slow' but the texture of the chicken was like it had been boiled. It didn't taste like chicken at all. I made the rest of my party try a little in case my taste buds were off. They agreed. It wasn't that I just didn't get along with the flavour, it was just bad food. I ended up leaving most of the chicken which I hated as I don't like waste. The rest of my party weren't over the moon about their food either. To add, once we received our food none of the staff checked in with us. If they had I would have said something. We knew the establishment hadn't been open long, but no one came to check on us for a good 45 mins and when they did they just took the plates away without asking about our experience. In saying all this the ambiance and drinks were nice, so I would recommend to a friend but just for drinks.

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GretaB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening at the Histon Smokehouse. Lovely atmosphere and the staff are always so helpful and happy. The menu is varied with plenty of vegan options. I tried plantain this time which was a first for me! Cocktails 2 4 1 on Friday and Saturday 5 to 7, try the martini expresso!

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Danny
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both loved it. I love slow cooked, smoked food and it was SO good. Really enjoyed the local ale from Milton as well. Looking forward to going back and trying something else on the menu. So chuffed they’re in Histon. Thank you!

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Sammy
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Server was absolutely brilliant, had a real good laugh and was very good with our elderly nana who is quite deaf. Atmosphere was really good and she really enjoyed herself and the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, good value and great food. We love eating here. Wish we were local.

AI
AngImpey
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and atmosphere- would highly recommend!

JP
JanP
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to have dinner at Histon Smokehouse. It was a hot evening but we booked to sit inside (out of the sun) and our table was shaded and pleasant to sit at. From start to finish this was a good experience with obvious care with regard to COVID restrictions, though we didn't see any hand sanitising available (but we could simply have missed it whilst being shown to our table). Masks were being worn by all the staff and customers as required. The NHS QR code check-in was available at each table.

The staff were friendly, courteous and service was swift and efficient. The food was outstanding - really lovely. Between the four of us we had quite a selection from the menu and everyone agreed it was all to a high standard. The brick chicken was especially tasty and the rhubarb crumble and ice cream was perfect.

Overall, a very good experience and we'll definitely plan to go there again. Thanks to everyone who took care of us so well.

AM
AshleyM
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very friendly staff. Nice atmosphere. Food served quickly. Clean and welcoming dining.

LA
LukeA
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, brilliant service, and a good vibe

GB
GretaB
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely evening, friendly and helpful staff. Two for one cocktails excellent value. I particularly enjoyed the vegan choices on the menu which were different, extensive and thoroughly enjoyable. Would definitely recommend.

LM
LiamM
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service, venue very comfortable and interesting surroundings with lovely furniture. Food very nice and good portion sizes. Look forward to coming back soon.

JW
JanW
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such attentive service. Great ambience & attention to detail. Great asset to the village.

PR
PhilippaR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food and cocktails, and great, friendly service!

GF
GillF
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A thoroughly enjoyable evening. The food was extremely good and all our dishes came at the same time. There was no feeling of being rushed but at the same time you were left wondering when your food was going to arrive.

JF
JonF
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was fantastic to see a new eatery buzzing on a Wednesday evening after a very hot and sunny day, typically being England, it started to rain but we easily moved to a new outdoor bench with an umbrella.

The food was fantastic, the wings tasted great and well-sized, my children's plates were clean and my partner enjoyed all of her meal.

My only reason for not giving 5 stars was due to my burnt pork ends being akin to deep-fried skinny slices of pork loin. Pork ends should be moist and meaty chunks, unfortunately, my version was very dry and had been overseasoned with jerk flavors. The texture was of overcooked bacon and coupled with the very tangy and sour buffalo sauce, made this dish pretty sour. I didn't want to complain as it was busy and burnt ends can be interpreted in different ways. My feedback would be to use inch-thick slices of pork belly, smoked until tender. No need for deep frying, this killed it.

Top work on everything else, a great evening with a superb service.

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Eddy
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very tasty barbecue- chicken wings and pork. Nice to sit outside

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robodiner1
London
8 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The market in the rear was also a great touch. Staff was super friendly and the vegan roast my partner and myself had was amazing.

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SallyB
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely venue. Felt very well catered for as a vegetarian. Nice seating by a window with plenty of ventilation. Pleasant staff and a very enjoyable evening out.

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Luci
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food and fantastic service, our waiter was incredibly friendly and really knew the menu! Can’t wait to come back!

RD
RosemaryD
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great ambiance. Delicious food.

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Caitlynfinlay
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience5

The place was lovely but the food was very spicy didn’t enjoy it too much spice in everything didn’t enjoy it

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Histon Smokehouse is rated 4.6 stars by 155 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.