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Hotel du Vin - Cambridge

15 - 19 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QA +44 1223784802

((()* French
Main course: £18
Food spend: £35

The food, drink and service was very good with the caveat that it was a little on the slow side.

Stephen West 30 January 2016
from Ely

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An elegant retreat, Hotel du Vin Cambridge has a trademark French bistro, a vibrant open kitchen and a quirky outdoor cigar shack. The former University-owned building has a cosy library, while the labyrinthine cellar bar features seductive alcoves and a sophisticated Laroche wine tasting room.

The Hotel du Vin menu celebrates elegant French bistro-style dining, using fresh premium ingredients. Delicate starters such as seared scallops give way to bold mains, which include rich duck confit and wild venison haunch with cranberries and bitter chocolate.

The exquisite Hotel du Vin wine list is brought to you by the head sommelier, featuring a huge variety of carefully selected bottles. A Sunday lunch menu and an array of delectable desserts also feature.

Opposite Fitzwilliam Museum, Hotel du Vin Cambridge offers sophisticated French bistro-style dining in the centre of Cambridge. The historic King's College is just a 6-minute walk away.

Hotel du Vin - Cambridge

15 - 19 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QA

Contact +44 1223227330
Reservations +44 1223784802

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Customer reviews for Hotel du Vin - Cambridge

3.5 ((()* (based on 44 reviews)
77% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (24)
  • lunch (18)
  • romantic (14)
  • luxury (9)
  • value (8)
  • business (7)
  • private dining (5)
  • trendy (4)
  • views (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • al fresco (2)
  • child friendly (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • (**** by from Cambridge

    The went to the bar first which is wonderful! And then went upstairs to the restaurant and the experience was different.

    The service was very slow. We had a new waiter with no training and gave us wrong information every time. The meals were not great apart from the starter which was what saved the evening.
    For a restaurant of this type this is not acceptable. Very poor performance!

  • ((((* by from Cambridge

    Cold day but warm reception! Pleasing room, good table, friendly and courteous service. Just right for a relaxed lunch. Excellent Prix Fixe menu, good value.

  • ((*** by from Cambridge

    Overall a good experience and quite good value for money. One major downside: the dreadful piped pop music! Do drop it, please.....

  • ((((* by from Cambridge

    Very good, professional staff, and good quality food.

  • ((((* by from Cambridge

    The meal was fine but not special and it was not a deal - just the same price fixed lunch menu they do all the time anyway

  • ((((* by from Ely

    The food, drink and service was very good with the caveat that it was a little on the slow side.

  • ((*** by from Cambridge

    Bar area for pre dinner drinks nice, but empty at 6pm, not too surprised about absence of clients, gin and tonic £5.80 and a apple juice poured from a supermarket container £3.00. Fixed dinner consisted of small portions and Aubergine dish was uneatable and replaced with a fish course. £3.95 for a 75 cl bottle of water, £5.95 for a 175 glass of merlot, a service charge and 90p room charge, just left me foxed....
    Beware of high drink prices as already detailed and don't expect a filling 3 courses.

  • ((((( by from Ely

    Very nice lunch from the set lunchtime menu, obviously a bias to fairly classic French food...nothing wrong with that.for a modest £19.50 including a glass of perfectly reasonable Merlot, for three courses it is hard to find fault. Friendly welcome and service from the crew, so no complaints will go again

  • ((((( by from Cambridge

    Good food, good service and good value for money

  • ((*** by from Cambridge

    We arrived early and had a drink in the cellar bar, where the staff were very abrupt. Not even managing a good evening or similar welcoming greeting. A normal courtesy! On moving to the restaurant we were shown to our table and left to choose our meals. The female staff were again quite abrupt, however the male waiters were very pleasant. Although we were eating off the prix fixe menu, I find it strange that we were in a restaurant purporting a french menu but were not offered even a few slices of french bread to accompany our meal, something standard in France! We enjoyed our meal but feel that some of the female staff, in particular, have a training need in basic common courtesy, this issue was evident from our observations of other customer and staff interactions.
    I feel that the quality of our meal was the saving grace of our evening and whilst recommending the good food would warn friends of the abruptness of the female staff.

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