Varsity Restaurant

4.5
467 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
Welcome to Varsity. We look forward to serving you soon!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 12:00 - 15:00 and 17:30 - 22:00
Friday – Saturday: 12:00 - 22:00
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Phone number
01223 356060
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Public Transit
Nearest bus stop adj The Busway Regent Street
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Delicious hot food served impeccably with professionalism and warm hospitality.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent service, food was very tasty. Great ambience. Gorgeous plateware.

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4.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Lovely atmosphere , great food and wonderful service, thank you!

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4.0Dined on 12 June 2018

We were recommended to Varsity by our daughter and we met up with old friends from way back who were visiting Cambridge. The table was ready for us and the waiting-staff extremely helpful in ensuring that whatever we ordered could be served with our "special dietary needs" taken account of. All in all a very lovely evening with good food - quite Nouvelle Cuisine in its makeup bu a very accommodating kitchen - ready to make changes as required.

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5.0Dined on 12 June 2018

Fantastic food, beautifully presented, relaxed atmosphere and really excellent service. 4 of us had a lovely evening and all really enjoyed the experience.

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Excellent attentive service combined with lovely food

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4.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Large noisy groups up stairs makes the vibe more suitable for meals with friends than a romantic date but other than that food was amazing and service was great.

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5.0Dined on 6 June 2018

This was our first visit to the revamped Varsity and we weren't disappointed. The food, wine & service were excellent. Just a couple of small gripes; despite being sat next to an open window, the restaurant was very warm and it would be good to have vegetarian dishes noted as such on the menu. Thoroughly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 3 June 2018

Fantastic! Nice atmosphere and professional service

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5.0Dined on 30 May 2018

Delicious food, very good service and great to celebrate my husband's birthday. I particularly recommend the pork belly which was really tender and original (rice noodles served like a salad). We'll be back!

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4.0Dined on 27 May 2018

Visited the restaurant Sunday 27/05. The food was good but missed a little something, for example I had the pork belly with rice noodles, the pork belly was lovely but the rice noodle salad lacked flavour. I also had the cheese board which again, the cheese and crackers were lovely but could have done with something extra, a chutney or something would have added to the dish. My started however of slow cooked lamb shoulder was fantastic with many elements of the dish.

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5.0Dined on 27 May 2018

Lovely food great service, we asked to move as a large party next to us were very noisy, waiter was very accommodating and understanding moved us to quieter table. Good value for money.

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

great food. not too expensive. nice ambience. attentive knowledgeable staff.

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5.0Dined on 18 May 2018

As on our previous visit a lovely meal. Good menu choice. Food delicious and well presented. The staff were friendly and attentive.
We would definitely recommend Varsity.

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5.0Dined on 16 May 2018

A very attractive and creative menu which brought me to the restaurant in the first place. Very friendly helpful service, excellent food which was presented to a very high standard. Overall lovely dining experience in the centre of Cambridge

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4.0Dined on 13 May 2018

Nice atmosphere, unrushed service, delicious Sunday roast options at a reasonable price and lovely wine!

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2.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Food did not live up to the general ambience. Altogether very ordinary. Peppercorn sauce for the steak was tasteless, the serving of duck was gross without finesse and the noodles served with the pork was almost uneatable. The charming waitress did warn us that the noodles were served al dente but this did not prepare us for the experience of trying to eat straw. Altogether a very disappointing experience.

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Lovely setting, with great food. Staff were very polite and professional.

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

We had a really nice meal at Varsity. We shared the trout starter followed by duck and tuna carpaccio with a side of jersey royals. All of the food was excellent and we left feeling satisfied. Wine was really good value. This is a really good restaurant with excellent quality food, drink, service and value. We’d gladly return and recommend!

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4.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Booked this restaurant as we were visiting Cambridge and also meeting with a friend who lived there. We were seated I a round table which was good for conversation. The choice of food was excellent and we choose roasted cod and a duck dish. The dishes were well presented and tasty. The service was unrushed and we stayed over 3 hours as we were enjoying the company and atmosphere. Would highly recommend and if visiting again would certainly eat here.

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4.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Fabulous food, friendly staff and reasonable prices for the quality of food

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Really enjoyed the new Varsity

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5.0Dined on 6 May 2018

Delicious food, nice ambience, polite and attentive service.

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4.0Dined on 6 May 2018

The food was superb, but we had to wait 30mins plus to get it.
I would recommend the food, but not the service.

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4.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Last minute booking. The guys at Varsity sorted us out. Food was good I had scallops followed by a rib eye. We also had a couple of bottles of wine. Jo had the soup then fillet steak. Great night. Would definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on 2 May 2018

The friendly staff and excellent food made our visit to the Varsity restaurant a pleasant evening.We were made welcome and the staff were very attentive.Will definitely be returning.

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5.0Dined on 30 April 2018

The food and the services were amazing!!!! Varsity is a nice place to go with couples or just for a friend dinner.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Friendly service. Food delicious and well presented.

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4.0Dined on 21 April 2018

3 of us ate there on a Saturday evening. The food was very good and the wine reasonably priced.
The down side was having a very loud table next to us who were effing constantly. Fortunately they left by the time we had dessert and the staff apologised... I'll be more than happy to eat there again.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

We visited this restaurant for a family birthday occasion and hadn’t seen too much information about it beforehand. The food, presentation and service were absolutely excellent - above all expectations. Would definitely recommend / return!

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4.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Small, comfy, smart, busy restaurant where the staff are just great. Very attentive. Food is delicious and beautifully presented.

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4.0Dined on 10 April 2018

Nice to see Varsity updated - very different from how it used to be! Good decor, very similar to it's sister restaurant Trinity. Pleasant ambiance and seating. Nice helpful friendly staff, very good food and reasonably priced wine. A lovely evening for a group of 5 of us - would go again.

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Delicious meal and staff very attentive and professional . Would definitely recommend . Thank you

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5.0Dined on 3 April 2018

Last minute booking for our anniversary and it was amazing! Not being from Cambridge we were unsure of the places to eat, so went for pot luck and were definitely not dissappinted. Great service from a welcoming front of house team who were very attentive! The most amazing food I have tasted for a longtime and with a wonderful atmosphere definitely setting the scene for a romantic night for two. I would highly recomend Varsity Restaurant to anyone I know who is visiting Cambridge.

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5.0Dined on 3 April 2018

Good choices from the lunch menu

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

I went for dinner with my girlfriend , we had a very nice meal . Food was really good and service too . The best thing for me in this restaurant was actually service which wasn’t rushing us . We finish our wine then we had another glass and the guys we’re waiting us that’s 5 star service . If you’re looking for place to have a good dinner with bottle of wine and you’re not in a rush you definitely should try .

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

From starter to dessert the taste was excellent and the presentation very appetizing. I had the mussles, the halibut and the apple-ice cream, with a glass of Italian white: perfect. Dinner for three with three courses and wine each for around £100. That's very good value.

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Great food and great staff. We had the pork belly and the polenta cake. Perfect!

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Exquisite food in a calm and classy setting. The pork belly was one of the best things I've eaten in a long time.

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

What a great place! Delicious food, excellent service, and comfortable surroundings, all at a reasonable price. Very highly recommended.

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