Midsummer House is where you come when in Cambridge for high-end designer food and a dressed-up atmosphere. It's a special occasion kind of place, a two star Michelin restaurant housed in an unobtrusive Victorian villa on Midsummer Common with cows grazing outside and with chef Daniel Clifford cooking up magic inside. You'll sit in the elegant dining room – all charcoal hues and slate flooring – on fine leather upholstered seats at tables covered in crisp white linen cloths. You'll order from the French- and English-inspired ever-evolving menu; food perfectly presented, involving painstaking preparation and intriguing flavour combinations. Dishes might include a pumpkin velouté, barley cracker and sherry jelly, or mackerel, pickled cucumber, lime and Jack Daniels. Desserts might include a coriander white chocolate dome, with coconut, mango and jasmine rice. You'll sip wine – from a list of over 300 – that matches perfectly with your food from fine French vintages to Lebanese reds including a Chateau Musar 2003 and some sweet South African Rieslings. Haute cuisine with 'haute' service, and nods to the likes of Ferran Adria, means Midsummer House defies expectations and is worthy of both its prices and its reputation as Cambridge's finest fine dining restaurant. You'll leave sated and happy.
Midsummer HouseGourmet cuisine on the common
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