Parker's Tavern

4.2
1044 reviews
£26 to £40
British
A restaurant and bar located within the new University Arms hotel on Parker’s Piece, Cambridge.
Parker’s Tavern serves modern British comfort food sourced from field, fen and England’s seas.
The menu changes with the seasons, every dish representing a return to good, unpretentious British cooking, conjured by a spectacular chef.

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
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Dine out on Christmas Day for a stress-free Christmas

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Starting Dec 25, 2020

Join us for a delicious Christmas Day Lunch inclusive of an arrival drink, followed by a three course lunch and finished of by home made Mince Pies and Chocolates. The menu is available at £125 per person and £62.50 for children under 12. Note a deposit of £50 per person is required.

What 1044 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipwynnk
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed a very pleasant meal at parkers. The young girl that waited on us was lovely. Happy to go again after lockdown.

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AndrewB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect setting for a celebration lunch, very helpful staff, lovely ambiance, quick service and delicious food

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ValerieS
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual a really great meal and most enjoyable with excellent service from our waiter Giuseppe Ill.
Both the Hotel and Restaurant highly recommended.

JB
JBHOO5
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was excellent and the food was good part from one course that I had to send back as inedible. This was removed from our bill without having to ask.

All in all a very enjoyable experience.

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BertieB
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a lone diner was well looked after by the staff. The food was amazing.

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TonyS
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a small family lunch and the location was perfect. Great food and service in very pleasant surroundings overlooking Parkers Piece.

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Carrotcake
Cambridge
14 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, lovely atmosphere, professional service. Only critique would be it was all a bit slow, but it did give us the time to have a relaxing dinner. Would definitely go again and certainly recommend!

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PeterR
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed and very pleasant atmosphere with great food. Wines are pretty stunning as well. Thank you all.

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Katherine
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic service in an amazing building.

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Michelle
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A beautiful restaurant with very tasty menu. Venue has a great ambience and prices not too expensive for the quality served

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TracyP
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

An excellent birthday meal - delicious food and the service was good. Would definitely go again.

HM
vipHowardM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

there was a noisy baby next to us and we were moved without fuss.

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Jess
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service from the server wasn't great, and when I said I was vegetarian and asked for her suggestion, she pretty much though all of the veggie options weren't very good. The pasta I ended up getting wasn't very good. Burger that my partner had was fantastic though. Expected more from here :(

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ScottW
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lovely setting with tasteful and comfortable decor.
Food was great, service very good.
I would advise trying to book a table by the window and allow time to enjoy a drink in the drawing room after

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TerryT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything lovely (decor, ambience, service, food) however a little bit too much salt in most dishes (excluding the ones described as intentionally salty of course). Overall value good but cocktails/mocktails seemed to be overpriced for what they were. Noise level natural vibrant until music put on which was too loud and not really needed. To be fair they did turn it down after a bit.

JG
vipJonathanG
London
19 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great venue and lovely views and really impressive service - food was good especially the beef dripping toast

CJ
CJH1
London
17 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely meal. It was very busy but the staff were excellent with CV19 safety. Delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always a little disappointed by a service charge would rather that was at my discretion.
Exceptional fish dish,overall the food was very good the service was a little disjointed.
Would re book.

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SuzanneR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our evening so much. All was excellent.

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KiranS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Interior design and ambience was beautiful. The food / drinks were incredible and the conversation with the manager William made us feel incredibly welcome.
Thoroughly enjoyed our meal with you.

CS
CharlesS
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and service. Thanks very much. Will come again soon

EJ
EonJast
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, Covid-friendly, buzzy atmosphere, a lovely treat.

JS
JanetS
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely space, beautifully cooked and presented dishes

DC
DianeC
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Did was lovely but service quite slide. Beautiful restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely food great staff delightful lunch

BM
BionicMoggie
Liverpool
5 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious Sole and vegetables. Superb service. Nice decor.

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience5

This is a brilliant place to eat, food was first class, lovely atmosphere but the service let’s it down. Staff were friendly but not available for basic service requirements. We had to wait 15 mins to get seated (pre booked), Our initial drink order took 20 minutes and we had to ask to place our food order. Plates were left for an unacceptable amount of time after each course.

If they can sort the service out this is a jewel of a restaurant in Cambridge!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was amazing xxx - too few staff who were badly trained

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DanG
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food, especially the rice pudding souffle. Service was a little slow when we first sat down, but after that good and very friendly. We will definitely like to come again.

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CherylA
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The restaurant is lovely and has a relaxed feel but the service just let them down this time. It was very slow and very difficult to get the waiters attention. Food was tasty tho

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Peter
Berkshire
31 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We arrived on time (19.45) for our reservation, but the restaurant was not ready for us. 45 minutes later we were sat in the library as there still wasn’t a table in the restaurant! Whilst we were offered complimentary glasses of champagne whilst waiting and our wine was excluded from the final Bill, the whole experience was chaotic and disappointing. Furthermore, despite emphasising that one of the party was coeliac, she was served a dish containing gluten, and was subsequently very unwell.
It was a shame that we had to remind staff that we were waiting. A poor experience overall!

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vipbop123
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food in a buzzy atmosphere. Lovely service and good value - dependent on if ordering wine or cocktails. Great location and something unique to Cambridge in a town filled with chains.

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KayM
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved it! Great atmosphere and attentive service

Highly recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The rather expensive bottle of wine that I ordered before starters didn’t arrive till half way through mains. I picked this wine to match all courses.
Food was amazing though, I cannot fault that. Front of house needs a shake up....

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stagros
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely smart venue ,great professional
Staff and lovely food can’t ask for more will return soon

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very good & the food was excellent

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SallyM
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was excellent although we felt the menu didn’t really inspire us. Lack of vegetables with main was a shame. Sadly the service let the occasion down

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CarT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We were given the worst table in the restaurant. Just by the swinging doors into the kitchen and where the waiters collect their equipment. This is after specifying that it was for a birthday. No mention of the birthday was made even though the restaurant said that it was noted. The waiters were rushed off their feet and we had to wait a very long time for our starters. Then the main course arrived immediately after finishing. Overall it gave the impression of chaos. Not relaxing at all but the food was good.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was nice.
Service was chaotic. Staff seemed stressed and unhappy and this translated into the service we received unfortunately.

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Cate
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was beautifully presented, our waitress was very helpful & attentive. Lovely surroundings.

FAQs

Parker's Tavern is rated 4.2 stars by 1044 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.