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Tamburlaine Restaurant and Bar, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Tamburlaine Restaurant and Bar

4.2
4.2
28 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
The Tamburlaine Bar and Restaurant, situated on the ground floor of the Clayton Hotel Cambridge, is located in the vibrant new city quarter of Cambridge, only a 1-minute walk away from the railway station.

The restaurant is centred around a dramatic carved marble bar and surrounded by accents of soft leather, gleaming brass and salvaged timber, making for an exceptionally elegant Brasserie-style dining experience.

All dishes are simple, seasonal, locally sourced and prepared to the exacting standards of our Head Chef. Whether it is for an informal lunch or a special occasion dinner, the Tamburlaine Bar & Restaurant is the perfect setting.

After a meal, head to the bar to unwind while you enjoy classic cocktails curated by our talented bar staff.

The Clayton Hotel Cambridge was opened in 2020 and has been newly refurbished to encompass the true luxury Cambridge has to offer.


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2 people

19:00


Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Area
    Cambridge
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    1-Minute walk away from Cambridge Train Station. Bus stop and taxi rank located 1 minute walk from hotel.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    £28.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for a delightful selection of sandwiches, scones, and pastries, accompanied by your choice of tea or coffee. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply looking for a little extra cuddle, our afternoon tea is the perfect way to spend a leisurely afternoon with friends and loved ones. We can't wait to welcome you!
    Afternoon Tea photo
  • Sunday Roast Lunch

    £28.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Treat yourself to a Sunday Roast like no other at our Tamburlaine Restaurant. Our chefs craft a mouth-watering roast where classic meets luxury and our attentive staff provides a seamless dining experience, combining top-notch service and culinary excellence surrounded by the comfort and sophistication of our 4 star hotel to make your Sunday a truly special day.

What 28 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
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

28 Reviews
  1. CamN

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was very good, attended to very well without being over the top. Cocktails were made well and food was very good as expected with dishes to cater for all palates. Overall a very good first visit. Would definitely go again.
    Tamburlaine Restaurant and BarResponded 5 days ago
    Hello, Thank you very much for your review. It is a great pleasure to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us, what you describe is exactly the level of service we strive to achieve. We are looking forward to welcome you again, Vicente Neto, Assistant F&B Manager

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  2. Nige

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Probably could have had a few more choices on the menu, but what we had was lovely
    Tamburlaine Restaurant and BarResponded 5 days ago
    Hello, I do apologise that we do not offer more options. If it is of any help, we do have a bar menu with other choices which we are happy to serve in the restaurant as well. Furthermore, our menu does go through changes seasonally, so hopefully it offers more choices should you choose to visit us more times throughout the year. Finally, we do offer special promotions for specific times of the year which will have special dishes not on our habitual menus. However, I am very glad to hear that you did enjoy what you had. Should you wish to dine with us again, please do contact us as we would be happy to provide current menu options as well as any special menus we might be offering at the time. Thank you very much for your review, Vicente Neto, Assistant F&B Manager

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  3. MaribethB

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is great. You have a very good chef. Vicente who serves us is very kind and helpful. We have a fantastic dinner and until now can't get over the pork belly I ate. So yummmy🤗🤤
    Tamburlaine Restaurant and BarResponded 5 days ago
    Hello Maribeth, It is great to hear from you. I distinctly remember your table, it was a pleasure to serve you, you were all very kind as well, truly lovely people. I hope to see you again one day. We will make sure to have some pork belly ready! Thank you for your review, Vicente Neto, Assistant F&B Manager

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  4. LindaO

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very Nice food with excellent service Friendly staff great choice of vegetarian options and selection of drinks
    Tamburlaine Restaurant and BarResponded 5 days ago
    Hi Linda, Thank you very much for your lovely review, we are very happy to have welcomed you at our restaurant and we hope to see you again one day! Vicente Neto, Assistant F&B Manager

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate at Tamburlaine twice during our stay at the Clayton. The staff were excellent and the food was lovely, but the restaurant as a whole was just too cold, my wife needed to return to our room and get a coat. Such a shame as it did impact our meal.

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  6. MichelleR

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Super meal. Relaxed atmosphere. Service was a bit slow. Luckily we had no plans after the meal.

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  7. Raven739

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great helpful staff. Fantastic food, lovely hotel.

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  8. Bigg

    Cambridge

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We got all dressed up expecting a high quality restaurant with a full menu (steak fish etc) but we ended up with a beefburger .We were not very happy

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  9. Budda

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were excellent. It was our 50th wedding anniversary and the staff made it really special.

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  10. Springers

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    When I made our booking (party of 8) I was told we would all get a free glass of bubbly and when we asked they new nothing about this so we did not receive it, this put a bit of a damper on our night. Meal was very good and so was the service. The restaurant was very quite and lacked atmosphere but over all we were happy. Thank you.

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  11. MaartjeV

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Don’t do the afternoon tea there, on the website the let you think it is something special but the sandwiches are old en it Costs for 2 persons 58 . Thats to much for what you get.

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  12. PaulaD

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place and friendly staff not a long wait between courses… amazing food

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  13. Josh

    Cambridge

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food and portion size for afternoon tea. Lovely setting of an old library. However, no waiting staff present and had to go into the restaurant downstairs to ask for the bill.

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  14. BemO

    Cambridge

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly and professional staff and the food was delicious. Waiting times for food to be delivered could be improved and a few items on the menu were not available. Overall still a pleasant experience.

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  15. Salamanca1812

    London

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Convenient to the station, the Clayton grill offers a choice of simple dishes - unspectactular but competently prepared. The wine list is limited. The staff are friendly and helpful and prices are value for money.

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  16. Roger

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Really good food, very nice place, polite staff. Took over an hour to get food to the table however.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a Wonderful salad and salmon dinner (with complimentary Prosecco for using Open Table).

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  18. TonytheEagle

    Kent

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Having waited 15 mins for food, we witnessed being man-handled by at least 3 individuals, there were no sense of hygiene, women with long hair in the kitchen without hair nets, seen better hygiene standards in McDonald's! Had to order my own drink at the bar as no waitress came near us. Needless to say, we did not eat the meals and left the restaurant. Totally unacceptable from a one star hotel let a long a 4 star one!

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  19. TrishD

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were disappointed in this restaurant. The menu was not what we'd expected. The starters were good and showed some imagination but the mains were predominantly burgers, and quite expensive. The presentation of the venue would suggest a higher standard of food than is offered. Although we were staying in the hotel we opted to go elsewhere on the other nights.

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  20. CharlesB

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So near to the station and the busy environs but here an oasis of quiet - comfortable seating - helpful staff and a creative menu

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good but if we were in a hurry would of been frustrated as a bit slow due to a large birthday party. They did acknowledge this and sorted us out with a round of drinks. Overall very good 💙

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  22. nicolep

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience for our wedding anniversary. Food was sublime and the service was excellent.

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  23. AndyK

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice restaurant with a simple but well cooked menu. Arrived on a Sunday evening & it was quiet. Waiter & kitchen staff were superb. We wanted a cheese plate to finish our meal, but it was not on the menu. However, kitchen staff via waiter made sure we still had one. Bravo !!!!

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  24. NatalieA

    Nottingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, attentive and very friendly staff. It was my partners birthday and they gave us two glasses of complimentary bubbly on a plate that said Happy Birthday. The waiter also remembered that we went last year. They ran out of a dish but made us another that we requested which was great.

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  25. CarolB

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Same menu! The menu was disappointingly the same as our last visit almost three months ago, and is limited; nothing particularly exciting! How often is the menu changed? Steak was removed some time ago, to the disappointment of my student grandson - please bring it back. This is a useful restaurant when staying in the hotel; the staff are very good, wine is relatively expensive, main dishes very 'production line'. Will continue to visit and would recommend for convenience

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  26. CharlotteL

    Berkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Pricey for quality but we enjoyed the drinks especially cocktails. Coffee was cold and tasteless, service a bit long at times. Toilets desperately needed a clean

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Northampton

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice Mother’s Day meal, fantastic food with exceptional service

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friends birthday

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Tamburlaine Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 28 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


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Tamburlaine Restaurant and Bar

27-29 Station Rd, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 2FB

Additional information

  • Area
    Cambridge
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 07:00–21:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, British, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    1-Minute walk away from Cambridge Train Station. Bus stop and taxi rank located 1 minute walk from hotel.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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