The Architect

4.7
121 reviews
£25 and under
British
The Architect is Cambridge’s first dedicated Fish and Chip and Pie and Mash bar.

We offer these traditional British favourites on a design your own menu to give these much loved British classics a modern twist (should you choose to) or just stick with the classic combinations that have been enjoyed for generations.

To compliment our food we have a wide range of real ales craft beers and over
20+ gins to choose from.

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
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 121 People Are Saying
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Paulina
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

It's a lovely place with nice ambience. The staff were all very nice and friendly. We waited over an hour for food which was a bit of a torture.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Certainly the best pub in northwest of Cambridge. Definitely recommended!

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HannahP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place. Have been here a few times over the years and cannot find fault! Big food portions and delicious cocktails. The service is always fantastic too. Will be back again soon.

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NSSSSS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our son aged 10 loved his pie, maybe you could put some pies on the children’s menu? We all really enjoyed our food thanks.

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RosalieK
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a family meal, with three generations, three adults and three children, and The Architect is very suitable for this kind of occasion. The kids love putting together their choices from the varied and extensive menu, which includes basics like fish and chips and pies, and also more unusual items such as samphire. Portions are hearty, and satisfy young appetites.

The staff are prompt, helpful and friendly, and the atmosphere relaxed. The size of the bill when it came was a pleasant surprise; it was very modest, considering the fact that it covered six large meals and drinks.

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SuziS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service.
Will be back and can’t recommend highly enough ☺️

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Tina
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another great meal, friendly staff and fantastic vegan options.

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Kathryn
London
10 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value for money, friendly service, family friendly and a nice ambience

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Heidi
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best (only?) place for vegans, vegetarians, and fish eaters to all have their version of 'fish and chips' together. Staff are very friendly!

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Andrewf
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service very good saying there was only two members of staff on and they was busy we didn't have a long wait brought my family who came for the weekend they love it

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DeeLong
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly staff and reasonably priced. Highly recommend!

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FrancescaL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just fabulous. Good portions and tasty. Will go back and take family.

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Phiall
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious meal; mashed potatoes that were so perfect, they must have been made by angels.

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Mary
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was a bit slow arriving but it was busy and everything was obviously freshly cooked to order so worth the wait.

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MikeG
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A pleasant, clean and welcoming environment. Excellent and friendly service. I can remember this pub in the old days (County Arms) and the transformation is in every way remarkable.

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vipDudleyD
9 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very friendly staff, and a decent selection of food and drinks! Food is very good for the kind of thing it is; good solid pub stuff! Always a reliable good evening here! :)

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AlysaH
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I like the Architect. Customisable menu. Vegan options. Great chips. I often take friends and family who are visiting Cambridge here. My only frustration for my most recent visit was the slow service; the food took ages to arrive. Nevertheless I would recommend this restaurant and will definitely be coming back.

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PeterM
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best pub meals I have had in years. Food is great value with excellent options for vegan and gluten free which is usually not a great combo but the GF & Vegan Fish & Chips was excellent
Service was friendly and efficient plus the pub has a lovely relaxed atmosphere too.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent fish and chips. The ability to personalise your order is fantastic. A bit pricey, but good quality ingredients, well cooked. Definitely recommend.

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is fish and chips place. Nice atmosphere. Great fish and chips.

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Mumbk
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Yummy simple menu

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StefiL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't think you are living your best life if you haven't tried the Bombay Scotch Egg! It's amazing! I love this pub because it has plenty of gluten free options and they get it! Also the staff are friendly and dogs are welcome. Couldn't ask for a better place!

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprised by the originality of the food. The flavours were excellent.

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Cambres
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable, food was delicious.
Only spoiled by the fire alarm going off during the meal. Service was friendly and very helpful.

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FionaC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Pie and Fish and Chips based menu. Vege/Vegan options available. Vege Masala pie was as good as the rest of our food. Very friendly and attentive staff during a busy service with a few large groups. We were a table of 3 at the back and were not forgotten.

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ChristopherB
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, another really great evening meal. This time we brought our 9 year old granddaughter and 74 year old sister-in-law, both of whom also enjoyed the whole evening. Lovely staff, great food, good beer and wine - we will keep coming back.

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Brian
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best vegan fish and chips we've found in the region by some margin. Very drinkable IPA. The service was great too. I'm sure we'll be back.

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AmandaT
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely local pub with a fun take on classic meals. Super friendly service.

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Anneka
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time, very accommodating to our lovely dog too. Thank you xx

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Ginlover
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Beige greasy chewy fried food which was tasteless, pie had to be dissected to remove fat and gristle….far from what I was expecting. Exterior looks fantastic, interior was disappointing

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ChristopherB
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beer. Lovely staff & great atmosphere. It’s definitely one of our favourites in Cambridge, and we will be back.

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veronicao
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, friendly helpful staff. Wonderful vegan food too. Love it there. Dog friendly, ambience great. A little quieter music for the older generation like me would be good, but overall just love the place.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue, attentive service, great pies and good playlist

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TimothyC
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are gluten-free and this was the nicest fish and chips we’d had in years. So many gf dishes available. We are definitely going back again.

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WonderWomanOffDuty
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with plenty of GF options
Good variety of beers

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LouiseC
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great pub with a fun menu. Really friendly vibe and it's obviously a popular place. We enjoyed ourselves and would go back.

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flamencoqueen
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad that the Architect survived lockdown. Always great food and a warm welcome!

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our meal at The Architect. Really great atmosphere, food and service were top class. Highly recommended

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BKE1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fish and chips in Cambridge! Excellent gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options.

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AlexandraH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem for Coeliacs! Fish and chips in a variety of forms - with a good choice of sauces and delicious chips - all gluten free. Friendly staff, nice setting, inside and outside seating - highly recommend.

FAQs

The Architect offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01223 563779.

The Architect is rated 4.7 stars by 121 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.