Histon Smokehouse

4.6
193 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 or cold smoke over our house blend of chips to give us our signature smoky taste, all executed in our on-site Smokehouse.

We also serve Cooked Breakfast, Lunch, Sandwiches & Salads and our brand new Sunday Brunch

Our revamped garden is now in place with the perfect view of our NEW market stalls which will provide goods like bread, cheese, ceramics, vintage goods, 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 or give us a call

Our new Estrella Bar, on the first floor overlooking the green, is now available to book for private functions of up to 25 people. Please call us for more details.

We look forward to seeing you 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 193 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ZoeS
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and food. Menu was a bit confusing on a Sunday and we would have liked more vegetarian and less vegan options. Maybe add in vegetarian breakfast as well as vegan one. Otherwise very good and waiter allowed us to swap tofu for eggs.

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Teen
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm really loving what the owners have done with this restaurant. Happy polite staff. Amazing food at amazing price.. Perfect creative yet calm ambience. It's my new favourite place.

DR
DanielR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We adore American steakhouse restaurants. Although the staff were 5 star, the food let it down overall.

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SarahM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit & it won’t be the last. Really lovely place, great food & good service.

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JulieS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Great service, Expresso Martini a must

GE
GirtonEater
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great meal with family. Good and diverse gluten-free options clearly marked on menu, including beer. Just feels a little expensive in comparison with equivalent local options.

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David
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Great first time visit the Histon Smokehouse. Tasty main courses, though the panna cotta apples and pears pudding arrived as a splodge in the middle of the plate? Rather than a lovely unctuous milky pudding we'd expected.

Overall a nice way to spend an evening.

SG
SimonG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing tasty food and outstanding service, highly recommended!

JP
JennyP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed our first visit to Smokehouse. The staff were friendly, the food was good, and it's a really nice place to hang out.

MM
MrsM
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely meal with friendly and kind service. We all had a great time, with delicious choices from the appealing menu. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice brunch great quality with sufficient good portions

DH
DaveH
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good and friendly service, absolutely fantastic food, and the 2 4 1 cocktails went down a treat, only downside, very small car park,

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GCPotter
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very welcoming staff from turning up. Booked online, shown straight to table, and as a first time customer the menu was explained.
Prompt waitress service for drinks, and time allowed to read menu for dinner.
The food was fantastic, tasty and plentiful.
Overall a great night out, and definitely going back soon.
Highly recommended.

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Jules
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food, we will definitely be returning!

GE
GirtonEater
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good gluten-free selection across starters and mains + including beer.

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FreyaV
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

In comparison to the venue in this location previously, Histon Smokehouse is streets ahead in terms of staff friendliness, welcome and vibe. The food was excellent, particularly the featherblade of beef. I would say dont be stingy with the BBQ sauce, there was probably 'just' enough of that (and it was delish!). A lovely experience and we would come again.

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RachelB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our go to place, wouldn't hesitate to recommend, attention to detail missing at times but nothing major, always rectified with a smile. Delicious Sunday brunch

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Bubby
Cambridge
8 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

1st visit to the Smokehouse. Very impressed, very good service.

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Georgie
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. Cocktails were lovely. We had a lovely meal.

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AngeS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quality food, friendly staff. Will definitely be booking to go back.

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Paul
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great loads of flavour nice atmosphere and a brilliant service.

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Foodie378
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Really friendly relaxed atmosphere, nice surroundings, great service.
Most of the food we had was delicious however the ribs were a real disappointment, what meat there was was really tough and hard to eat, not at all what we were expecting from a smokehouse which was a real shame.

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Tonya
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New menu is great. Really impressed with the food. Staff was accommodating and nice.

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StephanieC
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great customer service . Looking forward to going again!

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Fragglerock
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat outside and had lovely food and also got to browse the market while we were there.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks, service was lovely from Simon. We cannot wait to come back already

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ClareD
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit, and was really pleased.
They were busy but we were served quickly and food arrived quickly.
Delicious steak and dessert.
Will return

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lita
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Recommend house salad blade of beef, n Brandy peppercorn sauce ,really enjoyed was I best bit for me.Good atmosphere, service very slow , don’t bother with dessert ours got overlooked.
We were not charged for them after 50m wait, and they weren’t great. Stick to mains and a glass of wine. Good value, would return but only for mains.

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Susie
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really delicious meal. Plenty of choice on the menu. Friendly helpful waiter. Felt it was good value for money.

DD
DollyDelicious
San Francisco
81 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely breakfast at Histon Smokehouse. The coffee machine was broken so they couldn’t do any fancy coffee such as cappuccino, but they offered us free refills on filter coffee. Mum had a full English fry up which she said was excellent.
I had eggs benedict which came with shredded ham rather than the usual sliced ham & it was utterly delicious.
My sister had avocado on toast & was a little disappointed. It was a piece of toast, only half of it covered with smashed avo. It should’ve come with puffed seeds but came with tiny, negligible seeds. I think she expected more.
A nice experience, though, with excellent service.

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Step
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit, our first for cocktails (excellent value on the 2 for 1 nights) and this time for food. Service is great, Food delicious (slow cooked blade of beef was excellent), felt covid safe and really good, friendly atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

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RichardN
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent family experience at Histon Smokehouse. Staff were attentive and extremely polite and helpful. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Efficient service from arrival to exit. Our servers were polite and friendly, a credit to the business.

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LouT
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, fabulous service and very friendly. Awesome cocktails

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LauraC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious and the service is fantastic. We are outside then asked to come inside on a soft seat for a coffee after dinner - nothing was too much trouble 👌🏻 We love this place. Thank you for another 5* visit 🙌🏻☺️

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AaronB
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and the service was perfect, couldn’t recommend strong enough.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, nice atmosphere, good food. No complaints whatsoever. We will return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
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 on 20 June 2021
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 on 20 June 2021
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.

FAQs

Histon Smokehouse is rated 4.6 stars by 193 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.