The elegant, spacious and light-drenched conservatory dining room commands a panoramic view of the gardens and 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.
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.
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.
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.