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Midsummer - Midsummer House Restaurant, Cambridge,
Award-winning

Midsummer House Restaurant

4.9
4.9
258 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 5 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

  • £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 3 days in advance. As per our T&Cs the refund is processed minus a £20 admin fee. Any cancellation/drop in numbers made less than 3 days in advance will result in the deposit for those guests being non-refundable. In the event of a cancellation within 24 hours of the reservation or a no-show, full payment will be taken, at the value of the booked menu. We cater for the following allergies ONLY: nuts, coeliac, raw alcohol & shellfish, which must be stated upon booking.
    £150 Lunch Menu photo
  • £250 Tasting Menu

    £75.00 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 £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 3 days in advance. As per our T&Cs the refund is processed minus a £20 admin fee. Any cancellation/drop in numbers made less than 3 days in advance will result in the deposit for those guests being non-refundable. In the event of a cancellation within 24 hours of the reservation or a no-show, full payment will be taken, at the value of the booked menu. We cater for the following allergies ONLY:nuts, coeliac,raw alcohol & shellfish, which must be stated upon booking.
    £250 Tasting Menu photo

What 258 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
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Overall

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Food

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Service

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Ambience

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Innovative

  • 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

    Good for business meals

  • Cambridge

    Good for business meals

  • Cambridge

    Great for fine wines

  • Cambridge

    Romantic

  • Cambridge

    Good for special occasions

256 Reviews
  1. JoMo

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Interesting tasty flight of courses. Good wine pairings. Non alcoholic flight of paired drinks weird, but TOTALLY appropriate for each course. Brilliant.

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  2. HelenH

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous lunch at Midsummer House, the food was amazing, service excellent and the menu an interesting selection of tastes, some new things for us. Everything was perfect thank you.

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  3. ChristopherC

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible dinner, incredible staff and such a treat. It’s expensive, but you know that before you arrive!

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  4. DanielS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easily the best meal I’ve ever had. Thank you to the whole team

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  5. VictoriaH

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our recent meal at Midsummer. We had the experience menu over a lunchtime. Food was outstanding and staff and service excellent. Will be returning soon!

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  6. Alexandra

    Cambridge

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s a nice place, but used to be better in terms of the service and presentation. The mains this time also didn’t impress us much, but the desserts were great.

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  7. SimonJ

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wanted to eat here for years. It did not disappoint. Looking forward to going back for dinner.

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  8. Mdnn

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal in a beautiful setting. First Michelin star restaurant where could not finish the courses. The food was excellent and beautifully served. Will definitely be back

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  9. MariaB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent choice for a special occasion. We opted for lunch tasting menu which was superb and good value for such high quality.

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  10. Cambridge19

    London

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another extraordinaryly wonderful dining experience at midsummer house. Food outstanding, service outstanding, ambiance outstanding. Great way to spend a birthday lunch!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a joy from start to finish - every course was an explosion of flavour. Beautifully presented.

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  12. MarijaM

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. Very tasty food, amazing service and atmosphere.

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  13. HenryL

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely superb in all aspects. A detailed oriented, superb experience with amazing dishes from start to finish, a panoply of interesting wines all delivered by a charming team that really cares. Could not be more highly recommended.

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  14. JBRKAB

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience for Wife’s 70th Birthday. Absolutely stunning food presented by extremely knowledgeable and courteous staff. Exceeded our expectations and worth the money.

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  15. NicoleD

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Atmosphere could have been a little more relaxed and inviting. Possibly music, very lightly playing in the background would lift the mood.

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  16. ReeceC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have had two visits and it's simply a wonderful experience each time. Brilliant front of house team and amazing food. Highly recommend you go check it out for yourselves...

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  17. PhillipS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An outstanding experience from start to finish. All the staff are highly knowledgeable and give you the most wonderful culinary experience. Would highly recommend.

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  18. RobertB

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love midsummer, it is our favorite Michelin star restaurant, we dine here once or twice a year as a treat. We love the location, atmosphere, ambience and the food is amazing, with ideas that shouldn’t work! But do! Staff were great, very informative and are a well polished outfit. It is a wonderful experience Thank you Rob & Clare

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  19. SimonJ

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food was exquisite, and the staff charming and welcoming. Unfortunately two minor nit picks this time though. Wine by the glass is poured by hand and portion size was regrettably inconsistent. One waiter in particular was consistently pouring lighter than his colleagues. Also it was a shame that the beautiful dining area wasn’t decorated for Christmas. However we would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant and are already planning out next visit.

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  20. PaulW

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very memorable meal . Exceptional food paired with wines and very good service

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  21. AndrewE

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wondeeful food in a wonderful setting, with couteous, froendly and knowledgeable staff

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb experience, wonderful team, amazing food and drink. Catered for dietary requirements too!

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  23. GillK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food and wine brilliant service def will return

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  24. JoanI

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just wonderful. The meal was a birthday present to my son and he was delighted with the whole experience. The staff are wonderful, nothing is too much trouble, they are delightfully unobtrusively attentive. Food delicious, Every ingredient able to be tasted and a masterpiece of artistry..... love on every plate. Thank you so much

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  25. GlynnC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service was outstanding. As we were eating quite early it was very quite and so all customers were whispering, might be an idea to have some ambient music on in the background..

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  26. RalphB

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A fabulous lunch with excellent food and service. Amazing attention to detail. We shall teturn.

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  27. LesleyP

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience thoroughly enjoyed the evening

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  28. simonp

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent meal, consistent throughout and every dish was on-point. It was fantastic. I’d recommend the wine pairing too

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  29. PatrickG

    Cambridge

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My 2 nephews were treated to a meal at Midsummer, as i had a generous gift of a voucher for £250. I selected the £250 tasting menu for the 2 of them, plus the gift of a cookbook, and provided another £280 to pay for their experience. Unfortunately, it turned out to be very embarassing for them, and later for me, when i found out they needed to pay an extra £200 to settle the bill, all without alcoholic drinks. Approximately £750 for 2, when the tasting menu is brazenly advertised as £250/pp; far too expensive in the end, without being clear enough on the website when booking. I am extremely disappointed that what was meant to be a great experience for them, turned out to be a poor one. Could my nephews remember any of the courses as being outstanding? Unfortunately not. I would not be recommending Midsummer House any time soon, as the pricing is unrealistic, for what is a mediocre food experience, at best.

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  30. GDB1965

    Southwest Florida

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2nd visit, this restaurant is outstanding. The chefs here really to kick the ball out the park. Would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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  31. HuwD

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very memorable dining experience fantastic food, excellent service and good wine.

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  32. markj

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience again at Midsummer. Nice quiet evening, top quality service, some good banter with staff and awesome food. Keep it going Daniel, Mark and team! See you next year for the 13th year in a row!

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  33. UgurT

    Cambridge

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I reserved a table at this Michelin-starred restaurant for my partner's birthday, expecting an evening of culinary excellence. The atmosphere was enchanting, service was attentive, and each course was beautifully presented, promising an unforgettable dining experience. As we savored our selections, particularly the Cornish Turbot with its intricate accompaniments, we encountered a small hiccup. To my dismay, there was a fish bone within this otherwise perfectly executed dish. Mindful of the celebratory occasion, I quietly set the bone aside on the plate, hoping it would be noticed by the service staff without drawing undue attention. Unfortunately, the incident went unaddressed throughout the evening. No staff member approached to inquire about our meal or the unexpected find. Despite this, I chose not to let it overshadow our celebration. I understand that in the bustle of a busy restaurant, small details can be overlooked. However, in a dining establishment of such repute, I believe it's these details that matter most. My intention in writing this review is not to criticize harshly but to offer constructive feedback that I hope will be used to further refine the dining experience for future guests. In conclusion, while the evening was special and the food delightful, the oversight of a fish bone in a dish at a restaurant of this caliber was surprising. It's a gentle reminder that even the finest institutions can have off moments.

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  34. AndrewS

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were late to our booking…..difficult to get to/find. You can see midsummer in the distance from the rd but parking wasn’t very easy and so we had a 3/4 minute short walk to the restaurant. On arrival we apologised for being late and were told it’s a bit tricky to find!!!! Complimentary champagne once shown to our table. Attention to detail 11/10 Absolutely lovely setting. A hand written card from the staff with my name. Nice personal touch plus goodie bag to take home. Staff (very rehearsed if not a little starchy) extremely attentive yet not intrusive and nothing too much trouble. Food and drink pairings fantastic a really wonderful experience. You do need a deep wallet/ small mortgage🫣😳however, would definitely recommend! The smart casual dress code 👍

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful evening Food was excellent Service brilliant The setting on a warm summer evening would be beautiful Was still good for a cold wet winter night Well worth a visit

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for my husband's birthday celebrations. Was an amazing experience. We had the four course menu and got Christmas pudding as a gift.

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  37. MarcusB

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Incredible food, worth every penny for a special occasion. Wonderful attentive staff too

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  38. ElaineC

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and excellent service. Left feeling really full unlike some other tasting menus thay leavr you wanting more.

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  39. PKSS

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food. Great menu and amazing pairings of wine. A little expensive and the explanation of the extra cheese course was a bit misleading but great experience!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service were both outstanding and perfect.

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FAQs

Midsummer House Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 258 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 5 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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