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Following the government announcement, Midsummer House will be closed until Wednesday 2nd December 2020 (inclusive).
Our reservation team is contacting all of our guests who are booked with us while we’re closed.
Please bear with us and wait for our team to contact you as we work through our guest list.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Throughout December we are open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner service.
We will be open Sunday 6th, 13th and 20th December, for lunch time with our Tasting Menu only.
We are closed from the 24th December to the 12th January (inclusive) for our annual holidays.


The elegant, spacious and light-drenched conservatory dining room is set in a beautiful Victorian villa which is on Midsummer Common on the banks of the River Cam, Cambridge.

Midsummer House was awarded its first Michelin star in 2002, followed by a second in 2005. The restaurant also proudly holds five AA rosettes.

Midsummer Rosettes

The Kitchen

For over twenty years, passion and creativity have skillfully shaped the menu at Midsummer House, showcasing the finest seasonal produce and offering a contemporary British dining experience of the highest quality.

Daniel Clifford’s astonishingly creative, flawlessly executed dishes, focus on purity of flavour and reverence for ingredients.

Daniel Clifford

A professional chef for over twenty years, Daniel is Chef Patron of the two Michelin-starred restaurant, Midsummer House in Cambridge. He is widely regarded as one of the most inventive and gifted chefs of his generation. Renowned for his modern British cooking, underpinned by an unmistakably French style, Daniel reinvents British classics using the finest local produce. He has held two Michelin stars since 2005.

Mark Abbott

Our Head Chef, Mark Abbott, came from a farming background in County Antrim in Northern Ireland. He was drawn to the kitchen after completing work experience at a local hotel. Mark learned his kitchen skills under the tutorage of Michael Deane at Deane’s on the Square in Helen’s Bay, County Down, where Michael Deane earned his first Michelin star.

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