The Eight Bells

4.6
360 reviews
£25 and under
British
Our menus are thoughtfully crafted and often changed. Enjoy superb food prepared using the freshest local ingredients, with timeless classics and innovative specials, always fresh with one thing in common – great taste. Everything is cooked to order using as much local produce as our head chef can buy, and served in stylish, relaxed and modern surroundings. Our Sunday roast is fast becoming legendary and is served all day. Join us any time for great food and drink and warm, friendly service.

Book a table for dinner, eat at the bar or pull the curtains to the Drawing Room, our intimate private dining room that’s perfect for smaller gatherings, dinner parties and informal business meetings.

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What 360 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JamesG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We booked outside for Sunday lunch. Great venue with excellent food and good service but a little on the pricey side... overall a.great meal in good surroundings considering it’s a festival tent in a car park! Thanks Covid-19. The gift that keeps on giving!

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IanH
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and clearly a lot of effort has gone in to make the teepees work - great stuff

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Sjd2021
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good, but the service seemed a little hap hazard. Lots of younger waiters that could have maybe done with a bit more training perhaps. One of them called me "mate"! Not a major problem, but as a 45 year old women I not normally referred to in that way, especially by a young lad!

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EmmaT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great tipi and great service also the food was delicious

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Kate
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The best staff and service we’ve ever experienced!

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Shaz
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I felt that the drinks were very expensive. The dessert was very nice but extremely overpriced for the size

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BenB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place to eat and drink. Food is outstanding

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nikkis
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor venue and attentive staff . Thought the potion of chips was quite small but given the extra lockdown pounds , maybe not a bad thing 😬

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Melanie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really amazing food, would highly recommend the pork belly followed by sticky toffee pudding. Loved the teepee with the flame heaters, mini trees, fairy lights and faux fur chair covers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, fantastic food, lovely meal in the teepee

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Jonathan
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Sat outside under large bell tent in car park. Very well laid out with plenty of heaters and rugs. Excellent choice.

DJ
DavidJ
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our first meal out in over a year! Nice to hear the buzz of other people enjoying the atmosphere.

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Ali1
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant teepee’s beautifully lit up with fairy lights, service was great, food was lovely and was lovely and warm sitting in between to heaters will definitely be coming back.

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paull
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

during this time when you can only socialise outside they have nailed it

MC
MeganC
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely outdoor space. Delicious food. We would definitely book again

LC
LC51
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent outside option with teepee and plenty of heaters which meant we were warm and Covid-19 compliant!! Lovely food, good service ...quite pricey but worth it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great customer service, atmosphere, and comfort

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lesfoster
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We've been going to the 8 Bells for several years and it always consistently good -
ambience, food and service are excellent.

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Davinia
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tipi was romantic with the lights. Heaters and blankets made it a warm and cosy environment. Food was amazing and fab customer service. Chatter, welcoming and friendly staff!

Thank you

Davinia and Andrew

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SarahL
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor seating with heating and blankets available if needed. Great service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Friendly staff and pleasant surroundings, but food hideously overpriced.

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VicRo
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely meal on my mums 70th at the eight bells, the service and ambience were first rate. The food was also excellent, I only marked it a 4 as more options and not mushrooms for vegetarians would be good. Loved the marquis and the feeling in there was a really dining out experience with lovely touches like blankets, heaters and comfortable tables and chairs. The only suggestion I would make would be to have a soft drinks menu as I was choosing without knowing the options. I would highly recommend a meal at the eight bells, we all agreed that we would come back very soon.

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JenniferW
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was tasty and well presented and the outside tent very attractive.
My only gripe is that it was a bit cold for me despite the heaters. But they was no fault of yours . It was great to get to eat out again and you’d made a big effort.

BH
BenH
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service - thanks to Tommy! Will be returning in the future

JH
JohnH
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and very good outdoor dining experience. One of the best places we eat and thoroughly recommended.

JC
JackieC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Tasty food in very pleasant surroundings. Good wine selection.

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Robert
Essex
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The outside setup was really nice and had be completed to a high standard. Food took a little while to arrive - but employees were nice and welcoming. Food portions were slightly less than expected, but quality was very good. We did feel the the prices were slightly too high - £18 for a roast seemed a little steep. Dinner for two, one drink each, burger, roast and a shared pudding was £60. Overall it was an enjoyable visit, but because of the price we wouldn't be able to visit regularly.

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Foodie12
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really great experience in the tipi - great ambiance and food was lovely. Did feel it was a bit much for the staff to mention immediately after we sat down that there was a limit on the table and when leaving, there was still plenty of tables around. Understand there is a limit but don’t wish to feel rushed when our table had been booked also.

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Flopc
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue, lots of effort made to be welcoming and as warm as possible considering the outside element. Almost magical. The food was very tasty and staff accommodating to a specific need.

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JohnR
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food and great ambience. We would definitely return.

GK
GuyK
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First visit to Eiight Bells. We were outside in the TeePee and the management and staff had made the best of it, nice murmur of people enjoying time together. Rugs on chairs for if it got cold. Good service from friendly team.

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ChristineB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely venue, sitting in the tipi with fairy lights and friends that we hadn't seen for ages, couldn't have been a better place for lunch. The staff were very attentive and the food was good.

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Pavlos
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor area with large tall tents and good heaters. Really COVID secure and enjoyable experience

DB
DavidB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

In the current circumstances very well organised and a good and safe environment

AH
AllanH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great evening! The new outdoor tipi is a feast for the eyes and the whole experience was a delightful return to eating out. The staff we’re attentive without being overbearing; it was comfortable and warm and the food was excellent. Especially good was the dual lamb combo and the steak was also tremendous.

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Terry
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and very helpful pleasant serving staff. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lunch in the tipi on a warm spring afternoon was excellent. Impressed with the delicious food and decent Provence rose wine. Thank you to the staff, great service

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Holly
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, lovely staff and a gorgeous outdoor area! Couldn't have asked for more.

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christineL
Essex
11 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, we had the risotto and salad as a main meal. Really good portions. Service friendly and efficient. Not cheap but well worth the money.

MC
MikeC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch good food and superb service

FAQs

The Eight Bells is rated 4.6 stars by 360 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.