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Midsummer - Midsummer House Restaurant, Cambridge,
Award-winning

Midsummer House Restaurant

4.9
4.9
299 Reviews
£41 and over
British
As Midsummer House forges ahead into its third decade, Daniel Clifford’s elegant, sophisticated modern British cooking continues to evolve. For over twenty years, passion and creativity have skilfully shaped the menu at Midsummer House, showcasing the finest seasonal produce and offering a contemporary British dining experience of the highest quality.


Important: Foods in this restaurant are processed in a kitchen that produces dishes with milk, wheat, soybean, fish, nuts, eggs, and egg products.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00–13:30 Dinner Wed–Sat 18:30–20:30
  • Phone number
    01223 369299
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Important: Foods in this restaurant are processed in a kitchen that produces dishes with milk, wheat, soybean, fish, nuts, eggs, and egg products.

Experiences

  • £250 Tasting Menu

    £125.00 per person

    Prepaid

    1 Dec 2023 - 17 Aug 2024
    Our Tasting Menu is £250 per person. This includes 1 glass of Champagne on arrival, water, tea or coffee to finish. A deposit of £125 per person is required to secure the reservation, the balance to be paid on the day. Should you need to cancel, we request you inform us more than 48 hours in advance. As per our T&Cs the refund is processed minus a £20 admin fee. Any cancellation/drop in numbers made less than 48 hours in advance will result in the deposit for those guests being non-refundable. We cater for the following allergies ONLY: nuts, coeliac, raw alcohol & shellfish, which must be stated upon booking.
    £250 Tasting Menu photo
  • £275 FT Grand Siècle Menu (Lunch & Dinner)

    £125.00 per person

    Prepaid

    1 Jun - 31 Jul 2024
    Our Grand Siècle Tasting Menu is £275 per person. This is a special offer in partnership with The Financial Times, includes 1 glass of Laurent Perrier Champagne, water, tea or coffee to finish. A deposit of £125 per person is required to secure the reservation, the balance to be paid on the day. Should you need to cancel, we request you inform us more than 48 hours in advance. As per our T&Cs the refund is processed minus a £20 admin fee. Any cancellation/drop in numbers made less than 48 hours in advance will result in the deposit for those guests being non-refundable. We cater for the following allergies ONLY: nuts, coeliac, raw alcohol & shellfish, which must be stated upon booking.
    £275 FT Grand Siècle Menu (Lunch & Dinner) photo
  • £150 Lunch Menu

    £75.00 per person

    Prepaid

    1 Dec 2023 - 17 Aug 2024
    Our Lunch Menu is £150 per person. This includes 1 glass of Champagne on arrival, water, tea or coffee to finish. A deposit of £75 per person is required to secure the reservation, the balance to be paid on the day. Should you need to cancel, we request you inform us more than 48 hours in advance. As per our T&Cs the refund is processed minus a £20 admin fee. Any cancellation/drop in numbers made less than 48 hours in advance will result in the deposit for those guests being non-refundable. We cater for the following allergies ONLY: nuts, coeliac, raw alcohol & shellfish, which must be stated upon booking.
    £150 Lunch Menu photo

What 299 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Overall

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Food

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Service

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Ambience

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Value

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Romantic

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Cambridge

    Best Overall

  • Cambridge

    Best Food

  • Cambridge

    Best Service

  • Cambridge

    Best Ambience

  • Cambridge

    Best Value

  • Cambridge

    Great for fine wines

  • Cambridge

    Good for special occasions

  • Cambridge

    Most Booked

301 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was wonderful. Varied and flavourful. Service was “ok”. Nothing wrong just not “right” The wine list is horrifically priced. We spent into four figures for four! The Sommelier was at best ok at worst indifferent. Overall the atmosphere was “reserved”. Our table was so spaced out we needed to raise voices to be heard. Not pleasant. Overall it was an interesting experience at a price (nearly £3k for four) I would not return.

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  2. Bigtimecharles

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Probably the best meal my wife and I have ever enjoyed. Every course was beautiful in both presentation and taste. Worth every bit of the Michelin 2 stars. Support that with attentive, knowledgeable and kind service, perfectly judged decor and an amazing wine list and you have the perfect dining experience. Understandably expensive but worth every penny for the artistry and care taken over every aspect of the meal. If I were local and could afford it I’d be a regular so maybe I’ve been saved from myself by this being a special treat. Thoroughly recommend it.

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  3. PhilR

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    If you are looking for first class cuisine, something different and imaginative, and are ready for a single tasting menu, this is the place for you. The lovely conservatory setting on Midsummer Common is a bonus. The wait staff were excellent, and judging by the food, the kitchen staff too. The tasting menu has many courses but some are quite small, so the entire menu is not difficult to consume. All were excellent, and some quite amazing. One of us chose the non-alcoholic drinks pairing, which was equally adventurous and good. Two of us chose one of the wine pairing options, but although each wine was interesting and well-paired, for me at any rate, there were probably too many wines. If I visit again, I would simply drink Champagne: a bottle between two would be adequate. Needless to say, this level of dining isn't inexpensive: the bill was quite impressive too, but nonetheless, I considered it to represent good value. Not the sort of place one frequents often, but for something gastronomically special, it's definitely a superior experience.

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  4. MarkT

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service from every member of staff from the moment you enter the house, all through lunch and as you leave. Knowledge of wines was also great. If you want the best, just go and enjoy yourselves.

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  5. Simon

    Northampton

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic lunchtime in a beautiful building. All the staff were brilliant. I will certainly be highly recommending Midsummer House.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    A very special place, wonderful food and attentive service. Incredible tastes and creativity. However 18 “courses” on the tasting menu should be reduced as 4 1/2 hours sitting at the table is too long. Our evening was spoilt by the Strawberry Fair on the Common, not the quaint country food festival I had imagined but a full on rock concert and fairground.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Hong Kong

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chef really nailed the texture of the food. The taste and presentation were on point. The mock Champagne "Gurk" had a really unique flavor.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Not as good as it used to be. The theatre of service which used to create the magic of a visit to Midsummer House is now lacking. Additionally, the clientele can be a bit grating at times at these types of establishments. People feel that because they are spending lots of money thatt they can be obnoxious and entitled.

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  9. SirCit

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good - but not groundbreaking or particularly adventurous, hence not exceptional. Wine list is extensive but rather pricey.

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  10. SandraW

    County Durham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food as expected from Daniel Clifford’s restaurant. The complete experience was amazing. Staff were exceptional and attentive

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FAQs

Midsummer House Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 299 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Midsummer House Restaurant

Midsummer Common, Cambridge, CB4 1HA

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 2 Stars 2023
  • Area
    Cambridge
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00–13:30 Dinner Wed–Sat 18:30–20:30
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    01223 369299
  • Catering
    Important: Foods in this restaurant are processed in a kitchen that produces dishes with milk, wheat, soybean, fish, nuts, eggs, and egg products.
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