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Midsummer - Midsummer House Restaurant, Cambridge,
Award-winning

Midsummer House Restaurant

4.9
4.9
275 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 13 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 (plus a 12.5% discretionary service charge). 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
  • £150 Lunch Menu

    £75.00 per person

    Prepaid

    1 Dec 2023 - 17 Aug 2024
    Our Lunch Menu is £150 per person (plus a 12.5% discretionary service charge) . 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
  • £160 Lunch Menu - Available from September 2024

    £80.00 per person

    Prepaid

    4 Sept - 21 Dec 2024
    Our Lunch Menu is £160 per person (plus a 15% discretionary service charge) . This includes 1 glass of Champagne on arrival and still/sparkling water. A deposit of £80 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.
    £160 Lunch Menu - Available from September 2024 photo

What 275 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

    Best Value

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Good for business meals

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Good for business meals

  • 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

277 Reviews
  1. JulieC

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a taste & visual sensation! The ‘strawberries’, ‘potato’ & ‘apple’ amuse bouche were a delight! A lighter menu than previous experiences at Midsummer House but still amazing. The non-alcoholic pairing was equally delicious, interesting and smart. Our firm favourite.

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  2. MarkM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very special restaurant. The food and wines were as you'd expect, amazing. And the service was very friendly and attentive.

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  3. KatYT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A really lovely place in which to celebrate a special occasion. The welcome, to the waiting staff and food were first class. The food could not be faulted which was both delicious and playful and amazing attention to detail. I cannot praise the waiting staff highly enough. All were fantastic and really added to the day. Yes, it is expensive but when the experience is viewed as a whole from the food, the service and the ambience it really is worth every penny for a special occasion

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  4. AlanH

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Up to the usual high standard. We had slight reservations about the menu balance: no fish and excess of sweet courses. We had a glass of each of the 'house' wines i.e. the least expensive: Greek white and Hungarian red and were disappointed with both compared with similar choices in the past.

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  5. Crimine

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    beautiful location. fantastic lunch for my birthday!!

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  6. MicheleW

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In a beautiful setting Midsummer House was a perfect venue for a meal to remember. Staff were approachable knowledgeable and professional. Each mouthful of food burst with exquisite flavours perfectly executed and presented. Absolutely deserving of its two Michelin stars.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing night in the private dining room for my husband’s birthday. You will not leave hungry. Really good food and friendly (but not fussy) staff. The only thing that would have improved my night was more information on disabled access on the website. Took a few telephone calls to figure it out - car access is either drop off close but still a little walk to the restaurant or you need a code to access a gated drive to get as close as possible.

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  8. AnthonyM

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely superb. The tasting menu was a fantastic experience of flavours and textures, each dish was unique with cooking and presentation at its best. The service was very friendly and efficient. The two stars are perfectly justified.

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  9. VickyB

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another excellent experience at Midsummer House. We had the private dining room for 9 guests for lunch. Great room. Excellent service & of course amazing food & wine flight.

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  10. Heting

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff was welcoming at first for entrance but the explaining of every course we had was rushed and done in a rather perfunctory manner. At the end, they were even insisted to charge the full price for the reduced number of guests instead of only the deposit as per their policy. The service from all staff showed a clear discriminating position against us perhaps because we are not local Cambridge or Brits people?

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  11. simonW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Faultless cooking from start to finish. We love every course. Although the grapefruit sorbet on the cheese course split the table. I loved it but my wife found this way to sour and overpowered the dish so did the table next to us. But again I loved it. Great service throughout, I didn’t catch the young ladies name, but she was from Derby and was lovely, a credit to the restaurant. Maybe some music in the back ground, but that’s just me. A truly outstanding way to spend an afternoon. Cheers all and congratulations.

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  12. Lambert

    Campania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    it was wonderful! Thank you for your hospitality. Great evening!

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  13. MRSF

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A great place for a special occasion. With good food and attentive service. It is pricey, especially if you go for wine pairings, but overall a good experience

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  14. RichardC

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Being picky, the 2 people having the non alcohol drinks found them interesting but not exceptional. The beetroot based one was the best. Trying too hard ! 2 people thought the duck was either stringy or too under cooked., so duck a little chewy. A little more cooking would solve those issues. Otherwise everything else was superb. Appreciated receiving the menu and drinks choices as reminders. Haven't tried the little cakes yet. Loved going upstairs for coffee. Our friends hadn't been before had loved it, apart from the duck.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing in every way. A wonderful experience from start to finish. 👍😁

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  16. KatieFromCambridge

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my birthday present and I felt suitably celebratory. I felt cared for and relaxed. The food was really outstanding as rated and the wine pairing was well chosen and delicious. Thank you very much

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  17. KirstenJ

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely immense. Our visit was for a birthday and couldn't have been more special. Food looked and tasted stunning and service was superb.

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  18. CarolynN

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yes, it is expensive, but everything is absolutely superb. The food is sublime, the house has a wonderfully calm atmosphere and the staff are delightful. Will definitely go back for our next special occasion.

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  19. SalomoneD

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice and interesting location, in harmony with the surrounding landscape and the city of Cambridge. Kind and attentive staff. Starred restaurant dishes, many courses. Satiety guaranteed! Wide choice of wines. Price in line with a Michaelin 2 star restaurant.

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  20. JoMo

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. AndrewE

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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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FAQs

Midsummer House Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 275 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 13 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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