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  1. Distance: 0.74mi
  2. Distance: 0.99mi
  3. Distance: 8.78mi
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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.74mi
  2. Distance: 0.99mi
  3. Distance: 8.78mi
  4. Distance: 12.06mi
  1. Distance: 0.74mi
  2. Distance: 0.99mi
  3. Distance: 8.78mi
  4. Distance: 12.06mi

About Varsity Restaurant

Welcome to Varsity. We look forward to serving you soon!

35 St Andrew's Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 3AR
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
British

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 12:00 - 15:00 and 17:30 - 22:00
Friday – Saturday: 12:00 - 22:00

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01223 356060

Website:
http://www.varsityrestaurant.co.uk/

Public Transport:
Nearest bus stop adj The Busway Regent Street

Varsity Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.5

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (110)
Special Occasions (106)
Good for Anniversaries (88)
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Quiet Conversation (84)
Pre/post Theatre (81)
Fit for Foodies (80)
Good for Birthdays (70)
Lunch (68)
Romance (67)
Cosy (64)
Creative Cuisine (60)
Business Meals (53)
Casual (39)
Notable Wine List (32)
Group Bookings (32)
Neighbourhood Gem (27)
Authentic (26)
Worth the Drive (25)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Comfort Food (19)
Local Ingredients (19)
Seasonal (17)
Outstanding Value (16)
Healthy (13)
People Watching (12)
Fun (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Brunch (8)
Child Friendly (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Scenic View (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
Outdoor Eating (1)
Vegan (1)
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food5
ambience3
service4
value5

 
·Dined 7 days ago

It was very busy as a Saturday night but the food, service and staff were all spot on. Will definitely be going back again.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 9 November 2017

The food taste and looks amazing and the service is very attentive and helpful the place is small and cosy and very romantic. Our meal was slightly disturbed by a loud guest but other then that very pleasant experience. Meals are highly priced however the taste and quality of the food justifies its price. In total a lovely experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic
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food5
ambience5
service5
value2

 
·Dined on 6 November 2017

Stunning restaurant which has incredibly delectable food. The staff set up the table especially nicely for my girlfriend and I as it was her birthday, and even brought us free ice cream. Could not recommend enough! Good gluten free options for all courses except dessert.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 4 November 2017

Good food, very friendly and swift service. Will definitely eat here again.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 3 November 2017

Simple menu. Great food. Good portions. Nice atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on 29 October 2017

Great food! Great service. Would definitely recommend

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 28 October 2017

Genuinely excellent all round. Every plate was impeccably presented, with well-balanced and interesting flavour combinations. Top ingredients - and really reasonably priced given the quality. Service was also top-notch: attentive and knowledgeable without being overbearing or formal. A jewel in the crown of Cambridge's restaurant scene!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 27 October 2017

A very fine dining experience and wonderful romantic setting which is simplistic but what a perfect date would entail. Great tasting dishes and a wide selection of wine. Very cosy enjoyable night with my partner and the customer service was amazing and friendly. They also had flowers prepared for me as I requested and also called to inform me I left my jacket. Definently recommend for a romantic or lunch or dinner when in Cambridge.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 23 October 2017

We used this restaurant, again, for the first time since the kitchen fire and subsequent refurbishment. The I nterior has been updated, tastefully, the staff were friendly and the service was good, and never too rushed. What we appreciated particularly was a personal touch of taking an interest in our reason for eating there at that time – a visit to the theatre, and what show we were going to see.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on 22 October 2017

Fabulous service. My daughter greeted at the door with “Happy Birthday!”
Lovely food and great atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (Perthshire)·Dined on 18 October 2017

Very good food, very worthwhile visit if in Cambridge.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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food4
ambience4
service4
value5

 
·Dined on 18 October 2017

Friendly, helpful and attentive staff helped to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. The food was interesting, well prepared , tasty and served up in good size portions. All-in-all a value for money most enjoyable evening. Thoroughly recommended.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 16 October 2017

We were there following our sons graduation, the service and food were exceptional, will certainty visit again

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 16 October 2017

Ideal pre-theatre venue - prompt and friendly service at 6pm. Walking distance from the theatre and the centre of Cambridge.

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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Berkshire)·Dined on 13 October 2017

Busy but very pleasant dining experience. Lovely food well presented. Courteous staff.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 7 October 2017

Food was excellent, stunning in fact and service impeccable. The pudding was not great but as soon as we gave feedback, the waiter thanked us and took it off bill. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Authentic
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 7 October 2017

We had the venison for two. It was huge . Fantastic flavour and definite value for money. Will definitely visit again

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 7 October 2017

The service was superb, the food was excellent. We all had a great evening thank you.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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food5
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service5
value4

 
·Dined on 5 October 2017

Excellent restaurant. We have always wanted to eat at Varsity so decided to book for an intimate birthday dinner, and it did not disappoint. Top quality food, served simply with a few additional flourishes (such as the wasabi pea purée - wow). In addition, the service was extremely polite, attentive and friendly. I will definitely be eating there again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 5 October 2017

Been before and it still is a lovely intimate setting. Food is nicely presented and of good quality. Staff are helpful and pleasant.

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food5
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service5
value4

 
·Dined on 29 September 2017

Love this restaurant! The food quality and presentation is excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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food3
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Cambridge)·Dined on 28 September 2017

Staff incredibly friendly, fantastic service and really tasty food.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Bedfordshire)·Dined on 27 September 2017

Excellent service, food was fabulous and wine menu very reasonably priced. Desserts quite large (not complaining) and probably better to share if you have a starter and main meal. I visit for business dinners too and they never fail to impress.

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 (London)·Dined on 24 September 2017

Fabulous meal. Wonderful service. Thank you Paul

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·Dined on 22 September 2017

We had a lovely lunch for my husband"s birthday. Everything was perfect from the food to the wine and we had great service. Will definitely recommend to friends and can't wait to visit again, next time in the evening. Great little restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on 18 September 2017

Fantastic food, terrific atmosphere and friendly, considerate and efficient service. Couldn't fault it.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (Cambridge)·Dined on 17 September 2017

Second time there. Excellent food again. Good service. Relaxed and quiet. Central location. Will go back.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 16 September 2017

Great place

Food was amazing

Service was outstanding

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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on 15 September 2017

Great service, was a lovely lunch. We drove just to eat at this restaurant as it was recommended by a friend who had previously been there in a date. Highly recommend, good prices and good lunch deal was a good experience.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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food5
ambience5
service5
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·Dined on 13 September 2017

I had my birthday meal here and really enjoyed the food and atmosphere here. The service was great and I'll definitely be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on 8 September 2017

We needed to be quick as we were going to the theatre. There were six of us. Our waiter was really helpful and friendly and constantly mindful of our time constraint whilst not making us feel rushed. The food and wine was very good. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on 8 September 2017

This restaurant is great. We went for lunch and chose from the lunch menus, which have plenty of choice and can be 1-3 courses. The food was excellent and the price extremely reasonable. Both members of staff that we dealt with were friendly, courteous and professional. I also appreciate being able to book online which is a very simple process.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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service5
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·Dined on 7 September 2017

Our visit to Varsity was fantastic and an all round lovely experience.
From the minute we walked in to the moment we left we were made to feel so welcome and as though nothing was a problem. We stayed for 3 hours, enjoying shared bread and olives, mains, dessert and coffees, and each course was just as good as the last. The food was beautiful and well put together, a meal so good we didn't want to finish it.
All of the staff we encountered at Varsity were friendly and attentive without being overbearing. As the occasion was my mother's birthday they popped a candle in her cheesecake and sang to her, which was a great touch!
I can't recommend this restaurant enough, we're still talking about how wonderful our experience was and we're already planning our return! A must visit when in Cambridge.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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food3
ambience4
service5
value3

 
·Dined on 3 September 2017

Very friendly staff. The restaurant was half empty on a busy Sunday lunchtime which surprised us. The staff were very patient as we took a long time deciding what we all wanted. The food was disappointing.the vegetables were undercooked and cold

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Hampshire)·Dined on 2 September 2017

We went to have a casual lunch while wandering around in Cambridge. Thanks to advanced booking, we got the table next to the window through which we can enjoyed the view of a relaxed Saturday afternoon in this lovely town. When we took the first look at the menu, we could mmediatelly tell this should velong to the same group with another great restaurant in town, Trinity. The food there were very good and the atomsphere were cosy and comfortable.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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·Dined on 1 September 2017

Haven't been to The Varsity for many years when it was a cheap and cheerful Greek. Saw the good reviews for the new incarnation post fire and thought we'd give it a go with some friends. Small intimate room. Had the a la carte menu. Really well done bistro food with superb service. The crab spring rolls, crispy squid, belly pork and duck breast all especially enjoyed. Excellent value, three courses plus plenty of wine and tip about £50 per head - you could do it cheaper than us if you didn't drink so much! The pre theatre and other options were much cheaper. While I'm here let me put in a plug for the Free Press for a pre dinner drink <10 mins walk away.

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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 30 August 2017

Good service and delicious food. Will visit again.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 27 August 2017

Great restaurant, lived up to all the great reviews that I read before booking. Food was delicious, service good and fantastic value for this level of food. If you visit Cambridge it's a must, will definitely go back next time we are there.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Cambridge)·Dined on 27 August 2017

The food was much better in our opinion to that of their sister restaurant 'Trinity'. The food was exceptionally tasty and piping hot (not always something you can say unfortunately. Staff were very helpful (I had to amend the number of diners). Would definitely go again. Lots of room upstairs which I didn't know existed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (Norfolk)·Dined on 26 August 2017

The food was amazing with a really lovely menu. The staff were very attentive. The restaurant itself was lovely with 3 smallish areas to eat so you weren't all crammed in together.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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