The Rupert Brooke

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  • Good for a Date
  • Sunday Lunch
Revitalised and reopened in October 2014, The Rupert Brooke is now a stylish pub and restaurant to be found in the pretty Cambridgeshire village of Grantchester, nestled alongside the river Cam, just a couple of miles from the centre of Cambridge. Grantchester is a popular haunt for students and tourists of the university city as they can walk along the "Grantchester Grind", the river path that runs from Cambridge alongside the Grantchester meadows or even arrive by punt. The pub is named after the English poet known for his idealistic war sonnets, who at one time lived at the Old Vicarage and immortalised the residence in a poem written in 1912 in Berlin.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place, nice staff, very nice food not a lot more you could ask for.

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H
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely ambiance. Food quite expensive and limited choices, particularly if you are a vegan/vegetarian. Menu is about to be changed and expanded apparently.

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SL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Went to The Rupert Brooke exactly 2 years ago for a birthday meal, it was so good we kept meaning to go back. Finally managed to go again for the same occasion, however, the food was awful, nothing like we had remembered and certainly not worthy of the £145 bill :(

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KA
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food, more generous that some of the others in the group. Starter of salmon mousse would have been better with some kind of toast/cracker which would have been better. Too close to side door which was irritating with children in and out as the door banged shut. Would not stop me going again, fathers day all said and done!

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KM
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fathers Day lunch

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C
Cambridge
7 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really lovely Sunday lunch - lots of food and very yummy. Only downside was the limited lactose free dessert options for my friend. Other than that, definitely recommend!

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d
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Dined here on a Thursday. It was very quiet so little atmosphere. Sat by glass wall as rest of restaurant dark. Not what you want on a summer evening but view was of tbe car park. Thought food ecpensive for what you got and a very restricgive menu.

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JJ
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed a very nice Sunday lunch with a couple of friends. There were plenty of vegetables and a huge Yorkshire pudding to go with the beef which was nicely cooked, neither too rare nor too well done. The orange and cumin pannacotta was delicious.

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n
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Went on a lovely sunny day and got a table on the balcony. I booked the table at 12:15 on Sunday so there was 2 tables free upon arrival on the balcony. After 12:45 it was all full on the balcony.

As it was Sunday lunch they don't have the full menu which was a slight problem for my girlfriend who is vegetarian. There was only 1 main dish for her to have.

Overall the place is clean, food is lovely and I would recommend it to anyone. The price was relatively high however I would go there again,

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Poor menu for vegetarians - very little choice. Waitress mixed up our order twice. Food tasted good though

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SP
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely loved the Rupert Brooke. Can’t wait to book again. Would definitely recommend.

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AB
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We were late arriving but this was not a problem for the restaurant. Food was good except the desserts did not include any thing other than a cheese selection for the older man who does not eat creamy desserts. Perhaps an apple pie or crumble could be added. Otherwise it is our favoured place to entertain guests. Staff lovely and service good

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CT
Bedfordshire
7 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Second time I have been and I look forward to my next visit which, hopefully, will be soon

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HW
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a very nice Sunday roast and delicious dessert in the conservatory.

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B
Cambridge
8 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Once my favorite restaurant. Good bar and friendly staff. Quality of food deteriorating. Portions ridiculously small and nothing special. Please replace management or chief so it can again be like it was a vibrant and fun place to go to. Thank you.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I came here for my mum’s birthday. It was Thursday and the restaurant was quite empty but the didn’t even tried to make us feel comfortable.

I added a note on my reservation for a candle to be added on our desert and called on the day to confirm that this would be done. They forgot the candle and we couldn’t celebrate.

They start closing the restaurant, make all kinds of noises cleaning the coffee machine at 9pm and were on the back of the restaurant acting like we weren’t here.

For this level of restaurant I would expect a different quality of service. I wouldn’t recommend coming here and won’t come back.

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P
London
8 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very welcoming experience. Locally sourced gin and fizz. Polite and pleasant staff and exceptionally tasty well presented food.

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KN
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were very good. Our small well behaved dog was welcome and the table we were given was spot on for the occasion. It is quite a long time since we last had a meal at the Rupert Brooke but we will be back soon.

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PE
London
80 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had visited recently and was good to be back for a business lunch and was very busy but service was up to the usual high standard in terms of friendliness and efficiency. Quality of food was great and was an excellent place to meet for business as well as meeting friends and anniversaries. We will of course be back

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ED
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant atmosphere and very good food.
The tables are well set to give privacy which contributes to the feel of the place.

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A
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nicely decorated restaurant with good atmosphere and comfortable, spacious seating. Excellent food and friendly service, although a few menu options were unavailable by 7pm on Saturday. Would definitely recommend.

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PE
London
80 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have visited this restaurant a number of times for both lunch and dinner and standard of excellence is maintained.

The service are wonderful and the food is of a consistent high quality while the wine list is varied and great. The atmostphere is friendly and relaxed and enhances the overall experience and we will certainly be back soon

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AM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

We sat in the conservatory... too close to the extremely noisy bar where some people had clearly been drinking all day. We could not hear each other across the table, which did not make the meal a social experience. Bearing in mind that three of the party live abroad and we do not see each other even annually. It would have been nice to be able to talk without shouting and leaning across the table.

There was a party upstairs on the terrace, and when one man arrived he decided to drop his pants and "moon" - seemingly funny to him, but his white bottom was off-putting to all of us. Even my 21 year old son commented on him bending forward so much that he could see the man's balls! This man was sadly allowed in and served.

We have eaten at RB several times before, and yes, the food was good as was the service. We will come again, but not on a bank holiday weekend when people have too much to drink and lose all respect for other guests.

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GG
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely pub with great decoration and ambience. Good food, The service was good but the bar was a bit slow. I would go again and recommend to anyone

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OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was really helpful and the meals delicious.
It is my second time to this restaurant and I will come again in the future.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 5 of us in a booth for a reunion. What we`d hoped for was a long leisurely lunch and time to chat, and it surpassed our expectations. Service was attentive but not in our faces, timings between courses perfect, and food lovely.
We didn`t feel rushed and the bill didn`t arrive until we ask for it.
A perfect afternoon. Will definitely be back.

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KO
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food. I had the pasta with mushrooms - fabulous!

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OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Have been several times previously, like the general decor and ambience. Menu was very limited - fish, offal or red meat. Out of the limited choices we had the steak, which was a chewy piece of meat, that had been described as something special on the menu - it wasn’t!
Staff were quite miserable, nobody smiled once! We were brought the bill at the end of the evening (without asking) then told they were closing - we hadn’t finished our drinks - it was not even 11!
Unimpressed and will be choosing a new venue next time - very disappointed

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NC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We had a Sunday roast, table booked at 2.45.
I didn’t like where we got seated, table 6, right next to the kitchen doors and constant passing waiting staff traffic. There was an empty one next to the window which would have been preferable.
I asked for some smoked almonds, they never came and wasn’t offered an explanation or alternative.
The roast itself was disappointing. The veg were below expectation and all the potatoes were hard, most unpleasant, what seemed like the redult of them being cooked way before being served. On th up side, the beef was good. Overall a beautiful ambience and location but the food was disappointing to say the least, considering what we paid.

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OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Awful food

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RP
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great evening thanks to friendly helpful staff, great food and a nice table in a booth.
Looking forward to a return visit.

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EP
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We just loved the whole experience and the duck pate was amazing

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OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Relaxed atmosphere with friendly staff. Food was excellent although Saturday lunch menu is limited. Will definitely return!

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Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had been looking for a place to meet with friends for lunch and the Rupert Brooke was recommended and proved to be most enjoyable. There was comfortable seating for a pre-lunch drink before going to our table in the light and bright conservatory, and the food was absolutely delicious.

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AW
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

Disappointing. Ceaser salad with a burger was a few lettuce leaves. Burger average. Salmon and a tiny bit of mash and a couple of leeks for £15 was below average.

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DS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Very disappointed, have eaten here a few times and chose the venue for my wife’s birthday... the menu was very limited and when served my wife’s meal was not cooked and mine was over cooked.
Simple dishes spoilt.

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VR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. Great décor and atmosphere. Food was of a high quality and great service.

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J
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and quick/friendly service. Recommended.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good friendly staff

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SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great location. Friendly helpful staff

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