Right in the centre of Cambridge, close to the university colleges and shopping streets, The Cow is the local outpost of the Pizza Kitchen & Bar mini-chain – a buzzing party palace/dining joint that does its stuff for crowds of students, locals and tourists alike. Upholstered banquette seating, chunky wooden tables and log fires add to the convivial pubby vibe, while the kitchen majors on stone-baked pizzas of every size and description – check out the ‘pizzaluna’ versions made with fluffy cheese-enriched dough. Also on offer are nibbles, nachos, sharing boards, quesadilla wraps, burgers and salads, plus some high-calorie puds such as double chocolate fudge cake. Drinks-wise, it’s all about jazzy cocktails, world lagers, crafts ales and international wines. Look out for regular cut-price deals on food and booze.