Novi Cambridge

12 Regent Street , Cambridge, CB2 1DB

SquareMeal Review of Novi Cambridge

Following its upgrade – involving the transformation of a cherished old pub, The Fountain – Novi has struggled to define its culinary self. A failed sharing-plates concept was followed by a series of street-food pop ups that also didn’t catch on. With the aim of turning things around, a new, less ambitious menu has recently been launched. Choice is limited: just a handful of quirky mains (quinoa and falafel sliders; sirloin steak with a chimichurri, avocado and spinach salad), plus a couple of sharing platters. Smaller bar snacks are similarly esoteric (Tabasco zucchini chips anyone?). Sadly, we found that table service wasn’t great, as staff focused on their forte, the bar. Modern Scandi decor, big picture windows that can open on to the street, and a killer cocktail list (there’s a second-floor lounge bar) make Novi ideal for evening drinks. Alternatively, drop in during the day for a relaxed brunch with coffee.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Cambridge Station 1km

Shelford Station 5km


Address: 12 Regent Street , Cambridge CB2 1DB

Opening times

Sun-Thurs 8am-11pm (Sun 9am- ) Fri-Sat 8am-1am

Nearby Landmarks

Cambridge Youth Hostel 673m

University Botanic Gardens, Cambridge 849m


Telephone: 01223 518537


Cuisine: International

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