Cambridge News recently asked me to contribute to a piece in which I, along with a couple of other bloggers, shared a few of my favourite places to eat in the city. It was difficult to choose as there are so many I love and I had a tight word limit but here’s what I wrote!
The Locker Café in King Street is close to my heart (and not only because of their amazing Chocolate Guinness cake, which is my current obsession!). It opened just as I started writing my blog at the end of last summer and was the subject of my first post. Co-owned by father and son John and Adam Hodges, the café is light and spacious with a balcony for sunny days. Ceramics made by John are in daily use while art on the walls is curated by Adam’s mother and there’s live music on Sunday afternoons. The Locker is a favourite spot for brunch with my husband and I often interview for the blog here, over tea and cake.
The Copper Kettle on King’s Parade is one of Cambridge’s oldest restaurants and it has one of the best views too, overlooking the historic buildings of King’s College and its world famous chapel. It’s open all day, serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and cakes but in the evening the menu switches to Mediterranean cuisine with fish and vegetarian options alongside grilled meat dishes and salads. I like to meet friends here in the early evening to catch up on news over a glass or two of chilled white wine and a selection of delicious meze that we share as we chat.
Restaurant Twenty-Two on Chesterton Road has recently reopened with chef Sam Carter and partner Alexandra Olivier offering creative modern British food with a twist, using seasonal ingredients from local suppliers. Their 7 Course Tasting Menu quite simply blew us away. Sam creates delectable flavours and presents every dish so beautifully but it’s also the textures in each plate of his food which constantly surprise and excite. Returning last weekend with family, we enjoyed the set lunch menu which is exceptional value at £20 for three courses. Once again, Sam had our taste buds dancing until the very last bite.
For the full version of this article, published in Cambridge News on 28 April 2018, and to see where my fellow bloggers like to eat, just click on the link below.