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Midsummer House is open to welcome our guests

with a few changes to keep everyone safe and adhere to government regulations.

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We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Throughout December we are open Wednesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner service. We will be open Sunday 6th and 20th December, for lunch time with our Tasting Menu only. We are exceptionally open Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd for lunch and dinner service. We are closed from the 24th December to the 19th 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.

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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