There are many eateries and drinking holes that I pass on a day to day basis in Cambridge and the surrounding area, some of which I am guilty of knowing plenty about from word of mouth, but haven’t yet popped in and sampled for myself.
The Cambridge Chop House is one of those such venues, it’s in one of the most iconic locations in Cambridge, overlooking the stunning Kings College on Kings Parade, it has THE view to watch the world go by – it’s simply a fantastic place to stop for a bite to eat for this view alone.
This is one of two Chop Houses, amongst various other fantastic venues owned by Cambscuisine, a group of five restaurants and an event dining operation in Cambridge. This particular restaurant has different levels of seating, with the basement cellar offering a clandestine space to enjoy a bite to eat by candlelight or the ground floor seating area with views of the Chapel, the iconic grasshopper “Corpus Clock” and a few yards away from the bustling Cambridge Market.
The food served at The Cambridge Chop House has a no nonsense, traditionally British presentation to it and you can expect to find interesting cuts of meats and chops, served by a highly passionate and knowledegable team. Even the decor, if you look closely, nods to the “meat theme” with a butchers block in the window, a deer skeleton on the wall behind the ground floor bar and lamps adorned with antlers – it has recently been re-vamped by the same interior designers who got to work on making “SmokeWorks”, one of their other retaurants stand out from the crowd – it works perectly.
They also support local breweries and offer a selection of real ales from sources such as the Milton Brewery, The Growler Brewery, Brewsters and Tydd Steam to name but a few.
My reason for visiting this week was to check out their brand new Coffee House offerings, where they are now open between 8:15am – 12noon for coffee, tea and pastries – this is one of the best locations in a long time of which I’ve enjoyed a good quality cuppa, a tasty sweet treat and a place to get some much-needed blogging finished up.
Even their WiFi code is “Meat” related!
All coffees are fairtrade and can be ordered as a takeaway option with your favourite milk option, even a shot of your favourite flavour, so I would urge you to support this local offering if it’s on your route to work or you need somewhere to perch for a while, it’s not somewhere I would have considered before I had heard about it.
If you are a tea drinker, they have a wide selection of loose leaf Brew House Teas, with the more traditional English Breakfast and Earl Grey blends, as well as the more unusual blends such as the Fruit Punch tea which smells intensely of strawberries and looks beautiful in an individual & elegant glass teapot.
If you are looking for somewhere to meet a friend or catch up on your diary whilst in town, this is a quieter, relaxed way to enjoy a cup of tea and a chocolate twist – go on, treat yourself!
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Please note – This visit was complimentary following an invitation to view this venue and meet the team. I am in no means obliged to blog or write about their offerings, but I simply choose to share with my readers, should I enjoy the experience. The service team that work on the day or duration of my visit are not aware of my reasons for visiting, to enable a fair review.
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