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All polished wood floors, tinted glass, black tables and funky red chandeliers, Alimentum is the epitome of big-city cool for Cambridge foodies. It’s also a spot-on fit for Mark Poynton’s confident Michelin-starred cooking – watch his team at work through a feature window that allows views into the kitchen. Bold strokes and challenging high-impact ideas shine brightly, from smoked eel with buttermilk, grapes and almonds to Anjou squab with butternut squash, ginger IP8 vinegar and a pastilla or English lobster navarin with chicken wing, spring vegetables, white port and truffle. Meals are fleshed out with lots of intensely flavoured extras, while desserts often take a teasing trip back to the old days for Battenberg with pistachio, chocolate and cherry or raspberry cranachan perfumed with lavender. The food “hits the spot every time”, and the fact that everything comes “at affordable rates” is a big bonus. Back-up comes from a strong international wine list with some particularly inviting selections from France and Italy – also watch out for the increasingly popular ‘supper club’, held on the first Sunday of each month. In short, “fine dining heaven”.

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Alimentum

152-154 Hills Road ,Cambridge CB2 8PB

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Michelin stars in Cambridge

by   platinum reviewer (164)

Mar 2013

Cambridge city is a bit of a gastro wasteland: plenty of chains, curry houses and pubs but not many decent, independent restaurants with quality cooking. So thank god for the brave souls at Alimentum who stepped forward to break the mould. The restaurant is set slightly out of town so passing trade is not going to keep them open but this won't matter as it's a place where you'd book to come to for a special night out. As soon as you step through the door you know you're somewhere a bit different;...

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

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    Connie Consumes :: Alimentum, Cambridge | Connie Consumes

    From the outside, Alimentum reminded me of the overpriced but not overly good cafe at the bottom of your apartment block, where you go when you’re too hungover to venture further than your front door; but at this point I’m reminding myself not to judge a book by its cover.


    Once inside we weren’t immediately inspired to have a change of heart; I can’t quite put my finger on it but the Michelin star quality just wasn’t there. Maybe the scuffed and scratched tables with the pleather chairs had something to do with it? If there was ever an advertisement for the difference a pristine white tablecloth would...
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