31 July 2014

Alimentum three stars

152-154 Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 8PB

£45.00 Modern European Cambridgeshire

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  • Wine: £28.00
  • Champagne: £60.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-2.30pm (Sun – 2pm) 6-10pm (Sun – 9pm)

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A hot ticket for Cambridge foodies, Alimentum is tricked out in slinky black and red tones with swathes of tinted glass, shiny bare tables and oversized copper-lined light fittings. The mood is “contemporary cool” – a perfect match for brilliant cocktails and high-impact cooking full of bold, challenging ideas. Chef/patron Mark Poynton earned his stripes at that other Cambridge big hitter Midsummer House, so it’s no surprise that his food is out of the top drawer. Startling, highly worked creations abound, from eel with smoked chicken wing, apple and truffle to breast and legs of quail with broccoli, lime and peanut: this is “proper, ambitious, intriguing stuff”, noted one reader who was bowled over by the place. Meals are fleshed out with “intensely flavoursome mouthfuls”, while desserts are often mischievous takes on the classics – perhaps Arctic roll with vanilla parfait, strawberries and black olive. In short, this is Michelin-starred food “worthy of London”.

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  1. Alimentum

    152-154 Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 8PB
    Overall rating:

    Michelin stars in Cambridge

      Platinum Reviewer  (157)

    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 7

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  1. Published : Sunday, 20th July 2014

    Samphire and Salsify :: Alimentum, Cambridge

    Alimentum is a Michelin starred restaurant based in Cambridge which is run by a chap called Mark Poynton, whom you might recognise from BBC’s Great British Menu. He used to be head chef at Midsummer House (a two Michelin starred restaurant, also in Cambridge) so he’s got plenty of experience in the art of fine dining. The dining room simply wasn’t my cup of tea; it all felt a bit cheap and naff. The black and dark red colour scheme (which clashed with the brown village hall flooring) made me feel like I was in an episode of Changing Rooms in the 90′s. I half expected Carol Smillie to bring out the amuse bouche...
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