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Parker's Tavern, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Parker's Tavern

4.2
4.2
2280 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
  • Good for special occasions
  • Charming
  • Fancy
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.


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2 people

19:00


Booked 26 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Afternoon Tea Daily 12:00–17:00 Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–14:45 Sat 12:30–14:45 Sun 12:30–15:45 Dinner Mon–Fri 17:30–21:30 Sat 17:00–22:00 Sun 17:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    01223 606266
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    A private event at Parker’s Tavern combines the gravitas of an historic Cambridge institution re-designed by the Queen’s architect, John Simpson, with a modern lightness of touch by Swedish-born interior designer, Martin Brudnizki.
  • Private party contact
    Tracey Chatters: 01223 606266
  • Area
    Cambridge
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Gin Dinner with Cambridge Distillery

    £85.00 per person

    25 Sept 2024 only
    Join us for an unforgettable evening on Wednesday 25th September Thursday, at Parker's Tavern, where we present an exclusive gin dinner. Indulge in a meticulously crafted 6-course menu, each dish perfectly paired with a selection of six exquisite local gins from the renowned Cambridge Distillery. Terms and conditions: A pre-payment is required to secure your booking. A member of staff will contact you to secure your reservation with payment. Please note this will become non-refundable from Sunday 22nd September.
    Gin Dinner with Cambridge Distillery photo

What 2,280 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Ambience

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Good for business meals

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Good for business meals

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Romantic

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Lively

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Most Booked

  • Cambridge

    Best Overall

  • Cambridge

    Best Food

  • Cambridge

    Best Ambience

  • Cambridge

    Good for business meals

  • Cambridge

    Good for business meals

  • Cambridge

    Good for groups

  • Cambridge

    Great for fine wines

  • Cambridge

    Good for special occasions

  • Cambridge

    Lively

  • Cambridge

    Most Booked

2,280 Reviews
  1. SimonQ

    Cambridge

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The quality was poor and food very overcooked. Service was too fast felt rushed, disappointing considering it vas never like this a year ago but clearly something has changed and needs to be changed again!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellence is the watchword from entry to the restaurant (which is through a gorgeous and welcoming hotel bar for the University Arms hotel) to our leaving. Staff are courteous, warm, and efficient. The signature pies (stake and ale at our table) are outstanding with a glass to red to accompany. The setting is also a fun experience- well- designed and comfortable and includes a view of famous Parker’s Piece.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting but the service was terrible, and the staff was poorly briefed on a change to the service.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely setting for a family occasion. Food good. Set lunch very good value. Pleasant staff. Next time I’ll ask to sit near the window. No pint glasses!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for a Sunday dinner and the roast was possibly the best roast dinner I have ever had….the gravy was absolutely delicious I could have drank a pint!! The roast potatoes also phenomenal….i will be back!!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice ambiance. The food is ok, but nothing special. You go there for the company.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu is quite limited. Overpriced for what it is. The dining room itself is full of character and overlooks Parker’s Piece, perfect for a summer’s evening.

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  8. NeilA

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited Cambridge for the day, very nice restaurant.

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  9. OMTrefined

    London

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the Parker’s Tavern restaurant decor and ambiance. There were 4 of us. We had 2 watermelon salads, a pea soup and a Caesar salad. All lovely. The pea soup was a clear broth with fresh peas. For mains we had a sirloin steak, a chicken schnitzel, a venison and a fish pie with a spinach side. All very good. However the spinach was creamed spinach and I really wanted some fresh cooked greenery -wish the spinach and green beans were simply steamed - too much cream is heart attack food. Not sure why the menu has become so fat rich. For dessert we had a Basque Cheesecake, Cambridge Burnt Cream and Chocolate Fondant. All were excellent.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Spain

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely birthday experience for my my. We will come back again xx

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FAQs

Parker's Tavern is rated 4.2 stars by 2280 OpenTable diners.

Parker's Tavern does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 26 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Parker's Tavern

Regent Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1AD

Additional information

  • Area
    Cambridge
  • Hours of Operation
    Afternoon Tea Daily 12:00–17:00 Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–14:45 Sat 12:30–14:45 Sun 12:30–15:45 Dinner Mon–Fri 17:30–21:30 Sat 17:00–22:00 Sun 17:00–21:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01223 606266
  • Private party facilities
    A private event at Parker’s Tavern combines the gravitas of an historic Cambridge institution re-designed by the Queen’s architect, John Simpson, with a modern lightness of touch by Swedish-born interior designer, Martin Brudnizki.
  • Private party contact
    Tracey Chatters: 01223 606266
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