The Cambridge Chop House, one of the great restaurants in the Cambscuisine group, is located in the heart of town amongst many of the visitor attractions. However, this ideal location on King’s Parade doesn’t mean it’s a tourist trap. The Cambridge Chop House, a renowned dinner spot, has always consistently delivered excellent food, ambience and service.
So one can be forgiven if breakfast at The Cambridge Chop House doesn’t readily spring to mind. The good news is that a traditional British breakfast menu is now served on Saturdays and Sundays between 9am and 11:15am.
It’s definitely worth popping in if you need to be in Cambridge early and want a hearty meal to start the day. Paulo and I went before the shops opened. We got to relax, admire the stunning views and enjoy a quiet, leisurely breakfast before the town came to life.
The ground floor is bathed in natural light with large windows wrapped around the corner of King’s Parade and Bene’t Street. It’s a cheerful spot to start the day right!
The wonderful cellar area boasts a maze of cosy vaulted dining spaces but the bright and airy ground floor is the place to be at breakfast time.
The breakfast menu isn’t too overwhelming but still offers some good choices. It features items such as smoked kippers, porridge and bacon rolls but also includes the full English (vegetarian version too).
There is also a Large Full English Breakfast which offers more than the standard one on the menu, namely an extra egg, rasher of bacon, sausage and slice of toast but also includes tea, coffee or juice in the price. It’s massive but the portions and high quality ingredients make it good value for money. The black pudding and sausages in particular were fantastic. The Large Full English Breakfast even defeated Paulo who couldn’t quite manage to finish the third sausage (I happily accepted to help).
I ordered the Bacon Chop which was sliced very thickly, as it should be. Topped with a perfectly poached egg, it was served with sweet potato hash, hollandaise sauce and some salad leaves.
The Cambridge Chop House is known for offering high quality meat and the bacon chop did not disappoint. It was tasty and salty, as it should be. My only comment about this dish is it needed a slice of bread to offset the intense flavours of the sweet potato hash. Paulo gave me some bread from his dish and I used it to spread the pungent hash over it. It made all of the flavours come together.
Keep The Cambridge Chop House in your sights if you’re thinking of a place, other than your run-of-the-mill chains, to have a delicious breakfast whilst taking in Cambridge’s spectacular views. You can even just pop in for some excellent coffee or tea. The friendly, helpful staff will be pleased to serve you!
The staff were unaware that my experience would be the basis of a written review. It is based on my experience at my own cost and I did not receive compensation for my review.
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