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Little Rose, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Little Rose

4.1
4.1
284 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Located in the heart of Cambridge, opposite the Fitzwilliam Museum, this beautiful gastro-pub boasts historical charm and a delicious menu to complement the surroundings. Dating back 500 years, original features including exposed beams and interconnecting dining rooms are still intact and provide a wonderful setting for guests to enjoy.

The menu boasts expertly prepared gastro-pub style food, made using quality-sourced ingredients including steaks from renowned Scottish butcher John Gilmour and Colchester Rock oysters. Plus a fully stocked bar including a carefully curated wine list and 2 for £12 cocktails every day.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Seafood, British
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 12:00–23:00 Thu–Sat 11:00–00:00 Sun 11:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    01223 362433
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 284 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cambridge

    Best Service

  • Cambridge

    Great for fine wines

  • Cambridge

    Good for special occasions

  • Cambridge

    Most Booked

284 Reviews
  1. VictoriaL

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    After reading other reviews was a little apprehensive about going, but couldn't fault it really. We were going to the Fitzwilliam Museum so perfect location for this. Staff were very welcoming, service very quick and food very tasty. My dad had fish and chips which was made lovely fish in a light batter and tasty chips. I had the mushroom risotto, which was delicious, the portions were very large, I wasn't sure if I'd manage all mine, but it was very moreish and I finished the lot. Would definitely go back another time. As is lacking in most traditional pubs these days, lighter options of sandwiches, jacket potato's, smaller size plates etc would be a bonus as you don't always fancy a big meal at lunchtime. I appreciate the market they are aiming for, but the town is really lacking in somewhere to go with nice surroundings for a lighter lunch.

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  2. NickT

    Bedfordshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    interesting food which we enjoyed. Only "adverse" constructive criticisms: the Squid starter was not very subtle the sole was beautifully cooked but perhaps did not need the shrimps and veg on top of it - if it is good fish, keep it simple
    Little RoseResponded 5 days ago
    Good evening Nick, I am glad you enjoyed the food, we will feedback your criticism to the kitchen. Hope to see you back soon!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an excellent experience. The food was very good, and the service (from Deniz) was excellent!
    Little RoseResponded 6 days ago
    Good morning, I'm very happy your experience with us was excellent! We will pass on the compliments to Deniz.

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  4. Yvonne

    Hertfordshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place to eat and the food is amazing! Great, friendly staff too.
    Little RoseResponded on 21 February 2024
    Yvonne, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, hope to see you again soon.

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  5. LindaD

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great value and quality The service was friendly and efficient. The location was really fantastic too.
    Little RoseResponded on 21 February 2024
    Linda, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, hope to see you again soon.

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  6. JacquiG

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience and busy - which is good these days. Food was very good and reasonable. Comfy chairs and good service.
    Little RoseResponded on 18 February 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind words, we hope to see you again soon.

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  7. Barney

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely restaurant with many original features to create a warm atmosphere. The restaurant is renowned for its seafood, but they had had a busy day and run out of some items including oysters. A shame as it was my wife’s birthday and we might well have ordered oysters. The restaurant team seemed a little flustered after what had obviously been a very busy day, so we probably didn’t see the place at its best. What we did eat was lovely and although service was a little stretched, everyone was welcoming and friendly.
    Little RoseResponded on 19 February 2024
    Good morning Thanks for your review. We really appreciate it. It was a busy weekend, but that shouldn't the service. I hope we see you again soon.

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  8. Sarah

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, the halibut was particularly good, as was the sole. Good service too.
    Little RoseResponded on 17 February 2024
    Good morning Sarah, Glad you enjoyed the food and were looked after during your evening. Sorry to see we lost a star, how could we improve next time?

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  9. SimonH

    Lincolnshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice meal for the 11 of us. Was gutted they ran out of Camenbert and had no Real Ale pumps but as a gastro pub, good job.
    Little RoseResponded on 17 February 2024
    Good morning Simon, Thank you for the good review, happy to hear you enjoyed the venue.

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  10. SimaoV

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and really tasty food! Deniz was brilliant helping us decide what to have and taking care of us! A bit expensive, but didn't stop us from from trying all that was suggested 🫢 Oh well, you can't have it all can you?
    Little RoseResponded on 15 February 2024
    Thank you for the positive review! I am glad you had a nice experience with us, we will be sure to pass this on to Deniz.

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  11. RogerM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Attentive and pleasant staff. A relatively quiet evening. Food was well cooked and presented, nice but not outstanding. Worth the money spent; fairly priced.
    Little RoseResponded on 15 February 2024
    Thank you for the fair review. I'm glad you were looked after and enjoyed the food.

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  12. Stevev

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, will be coming back soon
    Little RoseResponded on 15 February 2024
    Thank you for the great review. Happy to see you were looked after during your visit. See you back soon!

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  13. Tina

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, including a good choice of fish and meat dishes (and some vegetarian). Great enthusiastic service yet not over-bearing and great ambience. Will definitely go again!
    Little RoseResponded on 11 February 2024
    Hi Tina Thanks for the review. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit.

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  14. Rachel

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We visited on the 10th of Feb early evening. We were in a quiet corner of the restaurant. the menu was different to my previous visit and seemed less extensive, I think this was due to having a standard menu and a Valentine's Menu. We were short on time as going to the theatre - the server was helpful and service prompt. The food was average and both our meals (although different) came in bowls which seemed to small for the purpose of the main course. I'd have to check the menus more carefully before visiting again. Slightly disappointing compared to my previous visit.
    Little RoseResponded on 21 February 2024
    Good evening Rachel, I'm sorry your visit was not to your satisfaction, but I am glad you were happy with the service. I would like the opportunity to speak to you about your experience, if you have a spare moment please reach out on 1681@greeneking.co.uk. -Tom

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  15. Emma

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was lovely, however the portion of the pigs cheeks starter was small for the price. The venue was very nice. Would definitely eat here again.
    Little RoseResponded on 15 February 2024
    Thank you for the positive review. I am glad you enjoyed the food and the venue. See you back soon!

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  16. TakudzwaM

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was really nice, they where really accommodating in how they allowed us to mix and match with the specials which was really good. Really relaxed atmosphere, the staff where very friendly and professional at the same time.
    Little RoseResponded on 12 February 2024
    Dear TakudzwaM it's experiences like yours that really keep us motivated, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit . I passed your message to chef. I hope we will see you again soon.

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  17. Rosie914

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waitress, Frankie, was delightful - so friendly, informative regarding the menu and very helpful - a credit to Little Rose. Our food was delicious, beautifully served and punctual as we had booked a trip to the theatre later in the evening. We will be back! Thank you.
    Little RoseResponded on 10 February 2024
    Lovely to read your comments about your experience, I will make sure to pass them on to the rest of the team and especially Frankie. We hope to see you again soon.

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  18. Local

    Cambridge

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The servers were very nice and polite, but service was extremely slow with a lot of waiting around. Several items weren't as described on the menu or weren't available. The halibut was over cooked, the roast beef was tough and the chicken was undercooked pink near the bone. The lamb and macaroni was disappointing. Overall not great.
    Little RoseResponded on 29 January 2024
    Good afternoon Please do reach out us: 1681@greeneking.co.uk

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  19. AlessiaR

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Nice and relaxed atmosphere. Ideal for a romantic meal or for dinner with friends. We'll be back
    Little RoseResponded on 29 January 2024
    Good afternoon Alessia Thanks for the 5* and kind words. Hope to see you back soon.

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  20. Diner2103

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We were very disappointed the burns menu that was emailed to me wasn’t available on the night which was the whole reason we booked and were very looking forward it. We were told there was many other options but as a vegetarian there wasn’t there was then 2 options. I don’t think you should be advertising something you can’t provide. We then asked the waitress why the menu was different she said she didn’t know and would bring the manager over this never happened. Very overpriced when the service is like this.
    Little RoseResponded on 29 January 2024
    Good afternoon So hear to hear you had a dissapointing visit. Please do reach out to us: 1681@greeneking.co.uk

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  21. PaulS

    Cambridge

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I am a fan of Little Rose - consistently lovely food, great service and friendly relaxed atmosphere.
    Little RoseResponded on 29 January 2024
    Good afternoon Paul Thanks for the review. Great to hear from our regulars.

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  22. DavidMc

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A great place for a Sunday lunch. We ordered the roast beef and porchetta, both of which were excellent, the beef in particular was outstanding. I'd also recommend ordering the cauliflower cheese side order which was amazing. Potatoes and yorkshire puddings coujld be crispier, but a minor issue given the overall quality of the food. Service was also top notch. Recommended.
    Little RoseResponded on 29 January 2024
    Good morning David Thanks for leaving us a review. Sounds like you had a great time! Have a great week!

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  23. BriegeR

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious and a beautiful old pub in the middle of Cambridge.

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  24. SueD

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely cosy dining area-great service. Only hiccup was ordering the squid as starter and it was served covered in batter-the menu doesn’t state this. My friend is gluten intolerant so we picked out the squid Manager was kind enough to waiver the charge for the squid-maybe update the menu?
    Little RoseResponded on 29 January 2024
    Good morning Sue I am pleased to hear you had a good time and we were able to resolve the issue on the night. Thanks

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  25. DanJ

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable visit will be back thx. Friendly service and good location.
    Little RoseResponded on 29 January 2024
    Good morning Dab Thanks for the review and 5*!

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  26. AnthonyC

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Really smashing staff that couldn't do enough for you which were let down by the quality of our meal. Obv we didn't try the whole menu so we can only speak about our selection. I have had better Fish and Chips from a takeaway that was better quality than this. Served far too hot so should have been rested while the other meal was being prepared. Pea puree was tasteless. When serving Gordal Olives go for the pitless ones, there're sold everywhere.
    Little RoseResponded on 29 January 2024
    Good morning Anthony Thanks for the feedback. It is much appreciated.

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  27. GarethM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always, the service is great - greeted with a smile and remembered from last time. Lovely little restaurant with great food…
    Little RoseResponded on 29 January 2024
    Good morning Gareth Thanks for leaving us a review. We really appreciate it. Many thanks

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  28. AlisonB

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Relaxed calming atmosphere, warm jovial & attentive staff and absolutely superb food! All round perfect meal.
    Little RoseResponded on 29 January 2024
    Good morning Alison Thanks for leaving us a review. We really appreciate it! Have a great day

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  29. MelanieM

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A very nice late lunch at the Little Rose. Cosy and friendly, with good food and patient staff.
    Little RoseResponded on 29 January 2024
    Good morning Melanie Thanks for the 5* review.

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  30. Steve

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, great service! Oysters were a WOW! 🤩 😋
    Little RoseResponded on 29 January 2024
    Good morning Steve Oysters are a firm favourite! See you again soon. Thanks

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  31. Rascal1968

    Cambridge

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, quick service and lovely waiting staff. Thoroughly recommend
    Little RoseResponded on 29 January 2024
    Good mornig Thanks for the recomendation!

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  32. ColH

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleased with the whole experience. Staff absolutely superb just the right amount of is everything ok with your meal and can we get you anything else. Because the food was so nice you could always say that you could eat more but then you can always order more. As said very good experience all round. As an added plus free parking just up the road.

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  33. MichaelT

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A very warm welcome and goodbye from all three members of staff. A perfect environment for a relaxed lunch in a central location. The accompaniment to the venison was unusual but provided extra flavours that complemented the meat very well. I shall go back, having perhaps investigated next time the accommodation for single diners. I would certainly have no hesitation in taking a guest.
    Little RoseResponded on 29 January 2024
    Good morning Michael Thank you for your review and kind words. I hope we see you again soon.

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  34. ScarletCat

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good and service friendly but a little on the casual side. A good choice of food and beverages, and nicely presented. Recently redecorated, which looks good, but hunting scenes are a but passe and not appropriate for a modern world where the vast majority of people believe hunting should be completely banned.
    Little RoseResponded on 14 January 2024
    Good morning Thank you for your review. I am sorry this you didn't enjoy the visit more. I hope we might see you again. Many thanks

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  35. Koathook

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been before and food was fine, this time, service was slow, the starters overcooked, the bread advertised as sourdough was not sourdough, two of the mains very poor, Venison overcooked and the spaghetti bland.
    Little RoseResponded on 14 January 2024
    Good morning Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it. Please do give us a call to discuss. 01223362433 Many thanks

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  36. SimonP

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome - absolutely loved it from start to finish
    Little RoseResponded on 14 January 2024
    Good morning Simon Thank you for your 5* and kind words. I hope to see you again soon. Many thanks

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  37. AnthonyP

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice evening Denise was very welcoming as we haven't been there in a while due to a bias maneger, Denise would mat a great full time manager,
    Little RoseResponded on 8 January 2024
    Good morning Anthony lovely to read your comments about your experience, I will make sure to pass them on to the rest of the them. I hope we will see you again soon.

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  38. ZaliheM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh, well cooked, substantial portion. Setting lovely. Staff super helpful and friendly. Will be returning
    Little RoseResponded on 3 January 2024
    Dear Zalihe ,thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderfull review! We hope we will see you again soon.

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  39. AiraE

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Host recommended the specials list and i chose the epic prawns. It was a good decision as it’s very big and satisfying meal.
    Little RoseResponded on 31 December 2023
    Good evening Thanks for leavin us a review. Glad to hear you enjoyed the prawns. Hanppy new year!

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  40. SarahH

    Cambridge

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Very disappointed starter was tasteless and small, main seemed like it had been microwaved no finesse- no Yorkshire pudding no cranberry watery puree, just about warm, soggy roast potatoes and seated next to a huge party of 8 who were so noisy we left before the coffee. All in all would not return and was very overpriced £180 for food for 2 people and £35 for two glasses of wine a beer and a coke so £225 in total - also the whole place seemed grubby and smelled of decaying fish - would not return and should have asked for a refund!
    Little RoseResponded on 31 December 2023
    Good morning Sarah I am sorry you didn't enjoy your visit. Please give us call to discuss. Merry Christmas

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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

FAQs

Little Rose is rated 4.1 stars by 284 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Little Rose

37 Trumpington St, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1QY

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Cambridge
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 12:00–23:00 Thu–Sat 11:00–00:00 Sun 11:00–23:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Seafood, British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine
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