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7:30 PM

Varsity Restaurant

4.5
409 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
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  • Good for a Date (86)
  • Special Occasions (77)
  • Fit for Foodies (69)
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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TriciaB 
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Perfect pre-concert supper. Nice relaxed atmosphere.

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SarahR 
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

We had a very pleasant evening, food was good and the staff helpful and friendly

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vipOpenTable Diner (London)
3.0  Dined on 17 February 2018

I agree with a previous reviewer that the best part of the meal was the wine, which was excellent. The food is definitely not on the same level as its sister restaurant which is a pity.

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NickiB (Staffordshire)
5.0  Dined on 16 February 2018

What a fabulous place! So friendly, amazingly great food and a great atmosphere! Thoroughly enjoyed!

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TimothyA (Cambridge)
5.0  Dined on 15 February 2018

Perfect evening out, food, atmosphere, highly recommend. Continues to be a favourite.

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PamelaH 
4.0  Dined on 14 February 2018

Go for lunch with friends approx every six weeks. have tried other venues but as a group we all agree this is the best - menus are changed regularly and food reflects the seasons. No pressure to leave table in an allotted time as we catch up and all our news-we all look forward to all aspects of this great resterant.

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Harry (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on 11 February 2018

This place is fantastic - the meal was outstanding. The food was delicious and beautifully presented, the service was excellent, and the prices were extremely reasonable for the quality. Very highly recommended.

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PaulF (Cambridge)
5.0  Dined on 10 February 2018

Very pleased with the overall service. Lovely food and very friendly but polite staff. Would definitely return if in Cambridge

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OpenTable Diner (Cambridge)
4.0  Dined on 4 February 2018

Good location with traditional feel - excellent service, food & value..

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LeahQ (Kent)
4.0  Dined on 3 February 2018

The restaurant, food and staff, were very good. We were unlucky enough to be in at the same time as a rowdy table, which made it difficult to hear our own conversation and we didn't really want to hear what they were shouting about! :D

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OpenTable Diner (Cambridge)
4.0  Dined on 26 January 2018

Excellent food prepared to a very high standard, great service and a warm friendly atmosphere. Slightly cramped space at the table though, otherwise I would have given 5 stars.

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Geoff (Norfolk)
5.0  Dined on 26 January 2018

Very pleasant lunch in a well located venue. Food and service excellent and we will return on our next visit to Cambridge.

Well done to all who work here and produce such a good experience

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LaurieC (Cambridge)
4.0  Dined on 14 January 2018

For a quiet Sunday evening there was quite a wait for our main courses to arrive but when they did they were delicious. Otherwise service was good, friendly and polite

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OpenTable Diner (Cambridge)
5.0  Dined on 14 January 2018

Lovely Sunday lunch to celebrate my daughter's 21st birthday with a group of friends. Food and service were both excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Cambridge)
5.0  Dined on 13 January 2018

The ham hock bon bons are amazing. I wish I could have them everyday

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MG52 (London)
4.0  Dined on 6 January 2018

Good food, good service, good value. Had an interesting conversation with waiter James re Nehru-Gandhi dynasty. Will need to be sure of my facts next time. A good evening.

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vipOut2dinner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on 2 January 2018

Meh, just ok. Best part of the meal was the wine. Had the duck dinner which was a little tough, but tasted ok. The pheasant breast was tasteless. The bread and truffle butter was ok. Butter was great but they gave us all ends of the bread loafs - odd but really was not good good. All in all, it was a three out of four. I’m sure there are a lot of better places in Cambridge. Skip this place.

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AndyNash (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on 22 December 2017

Absolutely 10/10 food (venison, pheasant) flawlessly presented and delicious. Service friendly and prompt; prices are not cheap but justified by the quality. The ONE, tiny tiny thing is that there wasn't a heavy enough wine by the glass to complement the richness of the (absolutely perfect) rare venison but really, apart from that my wife and I had a lovely evening, and highly recommend it as one of the very best in the city.

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minoreats (New England)
5.0  Dined on 16 December 2017

We loved our meal at Varsity. We were incredibly well taken care of and enjoyed every bite of our meal and dessert. We would definitely recommend it and can't wait to come back!

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vipGordonM (London)
5.0  Dined on 16 December 2017

Excellent food and very friendly and personal service. They nailed it

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OpenTable Diner (Edinburgh)
5.0  Dined on 6 December 2017

Came to Cambridge for a shopping trip and had booked here for lunch based on reviews.
Excellent location, friendly service and brilliant quality and value set lunch. Would highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 5 December 2017

Really good service, exceptional quality food, and a very tasteful and sophisticated venue. Can't believe you get his for the price, which is what you would pay for an inferior pizza in a chain in the same street. Very good wine list and always immaculate.

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caxc (London)
4.0  Dined on 2 December 2017

Nicely balance menu with choice of meat and vegetarian dishes. The food was cooked well and the service helpful and attentive.

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TimB (Kent)
4.0  Dined on 2 December 2017

Excellent food - very tasty Pheasant for my wife and super Hake for me

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Clare (Cambridge)
4.0  Dined on 30 November 2017

The food was not as good as we have had previously.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 30 November 2017

We have chosen this restaurant for a twice a year get together with me and two former business customers meeting up in Cambridge. The restaurant provides excellent value for money (we meet at lunchtime and have the set menu) and the staff are attentive but never 'pushy'. The perfect scenario.
We will return as I did when last in Cambridge with my wife.

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vipfoodblogger (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on 27 November 2017

This restaurant offers outstanding service and good food. There is a short menu and the pre-theatre menu is very good value. We ate off both the pre-dinner and the a la carte menu. Both parts of the meal were good although the amount of black pudding with the scallops meant you couldn't taste it at all. But main courses of chicken and pheasant were great.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
4.0  Dined on 26 November 2017

Went for late lunch as a family of 5. Food was nice, apart from Jerusalem artichoke starter, which was a bit bland. Very nice service, they served small roast for my son, which was not in the menu. Good impression overall.

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yummy123 (Cambridge)
5.0  Dined on 24 November 2017

Amazing visit to the Varsity restaurant! We had already tried their sister restaurant (Trinity) and would say the food is as good as there, and the service was even better! Absolutely stunning and delicious food in a great, ambient atmosphere. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 24 November 2017

An excellent main course for a reunion with a friend. The lemon cheese cake dessert was very disapponting. A good ambiance, friendly service and excellent value for money.

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