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The Urban Shed at The Phoenix

4.7
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42 reviews
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£25 and under
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Gastro Pub
Welcome to the The Urban Shed at The Phoenix!
An Urban gastro bar and restaurant, with old-fashioned values, in the heart of the historical village of Histon, Cambridge.
Come join us for modern and classical food with a contemporary twist, exciting drinks and an all round great atmosphere for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday roasts.
A few COVID-19 disclaimers before your visit:
The back door is the new entrance.
We will confirm your details and temperature.
Hand sanitiser will be available throughout the pub.
Table service for your visit
We will have a one-way system in place in the building
You will then be required to exit the building via the front door and walk back around
Privacy screens are in place on all tables along with disposable menus.
All staff wear PPE.
The safety of our customers and staff is paramount.
We look forward to seeing you all soon!
Kinds Regards,
Team Shed

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 42 People Are Saying
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SarahL
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience I feel they are doing a great job and the food was yummy.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sadly there were only a few guests at the restaurant due to Covid. There was plenty of room to observe the 2m distancing rule. The food was superb. We had hors d’oeuvre and main course. The food was well presented and very enjoyable. The service was very good. The waiters were attentive yet not fawning. Overall it was a wonderful dining experience. I wished it was in our village so that we could walk to the restaurant.

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NicholsS
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and service - will definitely go back again

MS
MickS
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Excellent food and friendly staff. we will return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food and service as always!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening in the garden with the pop up pizza event, and wines from Copper Tree

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Lizzy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely breakfast and generous portions sizes. Good value for money.

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Nici
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Booking procedure was very good at accommodating our requests around table selection. Service was outstanding (as always). Excellent level of COVID compliance. The food was delicious. Thank you so much. My daughter really enjoyed her birthday at your restaurant.

GC
GeoffC
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We made a late decision to eat here and I booked a table on my phone as we were in the car driving from Nottingham.
Very friendly staff greeted us on our arrival, I'd even go as far as saying as the whole of Histon were polite.
The food was stunning and even my kids didn't moan.
We had main courses and shared desserts as we were full.
I would recommend this place to all.
I'm returning in a few weeks with my family for a second visit.

TC
TrishaC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant evening, staff very friendly. Social distancing adhered to along with track and trace. Food was delicious.

JH
JayH
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Felt very safe as tables were well spaced out. Lovely decor. Very attentive waiter. A lovely evening out

PB
PaulB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Another great meal at The Phoenix. Good to see a choice of vegan options.

MB
MaryB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very covid-secure, with temperatures taken on entry. Tables have baffles to create safer spaces. Staff unerringly polite, food hot, tasty and served with a smile.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! Fab food and best service!

BF
BasilF
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food at a good price, with friendly staff. Couldn't ask for more.

SR
ShirleyR
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt safe and staff were very helpful
The food was excellent and reasonably priced

RO
RachelO
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a friend’s 50th celebration lunch. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Really chilled atmosphere and excellent food. Staff very accommodating, especially the lovely Eamon! Everything felt ‘safe’ but at the same time ‘normal’. Highly recommended.

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MurphysFolk
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Guests made to feel very welcome and valued by maitre d’ and his support staff.
Gin & tonic cured salmon very tasty but perhaps cured a touch too long.
Main courses of belly pork (a large portion) with delicious crayfish and leek side and garlic potatoes was excellent! Dessert,s we’re equally good.
Settling the bill found us receiving a discount and a voucher for our next visit.
Doesn’t get a lot better than this in a small village.

MB
MaryB
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Keen price, excellent service. Lots of space in the fresh air. Only complaint- table seemed to be more gap than slat, so I managed to knock a drink over and drop my cutlery onto the AstroTurf below. User error for sure, but the table was decidedly airy...

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SarahR
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good menu, plenty of variety.
Food was excellent and the service was very efficient.
Despite the current restrictions, which were well observed, The Urban Shed managed to create a very pleasant dining experience.
Would definitely visit again.

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Elaine
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely evening, good food and friendly waiters. Would recommend.

SH
StuartH
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

great food and service and excellent value.
We'll be back

LH
LynnH
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Very friendly helpful staff. And what's great for us is they're so dog friendly!
We celebrated our granddaughters 15th birthday as we did for her 14th birthday because of the same reasons as above.
They also do great breakfasts.

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anonymous
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, cocktails, service were outstanding. One of the nicest meals I’ve had in some time.
COVID-19 measures were excellent. Wish more more places were as good.

GF
GillF
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food served in a calm and confident way. Felt very relaxed.

HR
HelenR
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, fabulous food. Wholeheartedly recommend!

JB
JimB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good value excellent service with quality food at affordable prices. I will be going again.

RD
RobD
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a very good meal with service & surroundings that reflected the current Covid issues without adversely affecting our evening. Will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good to see them adding their version of a Full English, and with the amazing Histon sausages too

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DebbieT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best implementation of CV19 guidelines in the area.

The most delicious food; my veggie burger was amazing (& I rarely have burgers but someone else recommended the, both meat & veg, oh, & vegan).

Service was so friendly, kind and exactly right. Great selection of drinks & good menu options too.

Do go; I’m sure you’ll enjoy it the Urban Shed!

PB
PatB
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I found the setting austere accelerated by the 'Corvid' screening.

The food and service were excellent.

I have tried most of the premises taking part in the 'eat out' scheme and you are The Urban Shed is the best' .

TC
TrishaC
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service. Delicious food. Staff very helpful.

RB
RebeccaB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely relaxing evening and great food. Covid safety was 10/10
So sad we left our voucher!

AM
AnneM
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Booked for my sons birthday, as this was a Wednesday, it was a bonus having money off, their own variation of the government scheme. Very well arranged to ensure social distancing. The service was excellent, very attentive. Quickly responded to any requests. Readily waited for a delayed member of the group. We all enjoyed our food, mains and dessert. We will definitely go again.

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TerryH
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

very nice to be welcomed back after a number of months of 'lockdown'! Food quality great and excellent value for money. good paced, friendly service.

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Mgang
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Limited menu, which is quite pricey for basic dishes. Disappointing chips - tasted like frozen chips. Very dry macaroni cheese. But children’s portion of fish and chips generous.

A great place for coffee and meeting friends but not for a quick bite with the family.

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Nici
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food, brilliant service and great value. Eating in the car park due to coronavirus which wasn’t the nicest outlook but can’t be helped! Good level of hygiene and following COVID guidance. Thank you for a lovely meal.

SH
SueH
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Terrific food , great service A real treat after weeks of lockdown . Highly recommended.

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GeoffG
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent: The modifications to the restaurant in order to accommodate social isolation the redecoration with the change of management team but best of all the Food, drink and service were outstanding. The atmosphere was very relaxed with background music that was noticeable but not detracting from conversation. The staff were attentive as they worked away and responded when called. The seating was comfortable and well spaced. the menus were easily understood and well written. Sepeperate menus for wine, spirits hoto& Cold drinks were affixed to the privacy screen between tables (A clever way of reminding customers of all the options). I began my dining experience with a large glass of Rjona Rioja wine on the recommendation of the waiter and I was delighted with this. My parfait starter was visually appealing and tasted as good as it looked: refreshing and stimulating to the pallete! The Sunday Roast of slow roasted Beef was the best I have ever had! The choice of open textured beef and the accompaning red cabbage and other vegetable was just perfect! The portion size was as much as I could eat and the temperature of each element was just right. I managed a dessert of Chocolate Ganache which,again, was a delight to the taste buds. I finished off the fine dining experience with A cup of Moncha Cofee . Whils I was enjoying my meal, several other people arrived and were shown to their tables in a polite, friendly and efficient manner.

MF
MurphysFolk
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Limited breakfast menu at present but every item fresh and well served.

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The Urban Shed at The Phoenix is rated 4.7 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

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