We serve delicious handcrafted dishes using locally sourced ingredients from 12 noon to 9pm Monday to Friday. Our menu is perfect for a leisurely lunch with friends or family, or perhaps a more formal business meal, our dedicated team will be on hand to ensure the perfect eating out experience! We offer an la carte menu, with a selection of perfectly chosen wines and drinks to complement every dish. Want to dine with us at the weekend; Please contact us, and we will be delighted to discuss your exact requirements and create a bespoke package based on your budget and preferences. Have a larger group booking; we offer private dining facilities to make the dinner even more special! We look forward to welcoming you here at our restaurant, where you can enjoy some of the best views overlooking the Cambridge river Cam and its meadows.Find Us
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Looking for a venue? Look no further than the Riverside Restaurant – we can cater for all your needs to find out more call us on 01223 328559
Join us for quintessentially British treat! We prepare your personalised afternoon tea from our range of freshly made sandwiches and handcrafted cakes therefore please book 24 hours in advance. Book yours today
Meet the ChefChef Patrick has worked in the industry
Patrick was brought up not far from the Champagne region in northern France, but has lived in the UK for over 15 years.
“My mum thought me how to cook, and then I went to catering school in Paris and worked in France for 10 years. I came to England to learn the language, but I ended up staying! I might go back to France one day but I am happy here. I have no plans to move just yet” Patrick says.
“My mum is Mauritian and my dad is from Normandy, so, growing up, I enjoyed lots of dishes made from cream and Calvados with a spicy twist from my mum’s side. Other chefs have influenced my professional career too, people like Marco Pierre White especially. I like his vision of food and his food styling. My tip is just keep it simple and do it well. An omelette can be incredible if cooked well and with the right ingredients”.
“I like it when I have a free hand and the budget to make something amazing for a customer, perhaps for a wedding or a particular dish, like for example a croquembouche as a table centrepiece: I really love to be able to stretch my creativity and imagination”.
Signature dishes to look out for on our specials board
Wild rabbit ravioli, butternut squash velouté, basil oil
Vintage tomato confit, green pesto
Pork rillettes, house pickles, crusty bread
Poached lobster Bellevue, caviar & gin Marie Rose, chunky chips
Roast duck supreme, honey, lime, wild garlic, marinated summer vegetables, pommes paille
Chicken ballotine, potato and pea croquette, aubergine, caviar, madeira jus.
Patrick Chichi – peach Melba baked Alaska
Blueberry sabayon, iced yoghurt, ginger crumb, baby meringue
Black and white chocolate delice
Wonderful Afternoon Tea, I was a little sceptical at first when my granddaughter lead me into the University building. However, the afternoon tea was delicious with ample sandwiches and the moistest sponge cakes I’ve had in a while! All this food whilst looking out on the most heavenly views of the river. I will definitely visit again
Stunning views to accompany the very delicious food. My friend and I visited this month after a hectic year of work this was the perfect setting to relax and catch up with each other's lives. Can’t wait to go again! A must do when visiting Cambridge along with a punting experience which can be seen whilst dining. Idyllic
A great meal after stumbling across this place, service was good and great views over the river watching the punters
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