Review on Alimentum

Latin scholars will know that 'alimentum' means 'food' - an apt epithet for this hot newcomer opposite Cambridge Leisure Park. Owner John Hudgell has gone for broke with stunning contemporary design and 'glamorous high-style' features, black leather booths and striking red chandeliers.

New chef Mark Poynton (ex-Midsummer House, Cambridge) is continuing where his predecessor left off. Ingredients are chosen with real care and commitment: Alimentum puts great store by 'ethically sourced' produce, and the kitchen uses only sustainable species of fish as well as naturally reared meat.

Menus follows the seasons, and dishes are infused with forthright flavours. Layered smoked salmon and chive terrine with pickled lemon or pressed pig's head terrine with crispy ears and port onions could open the show, while main courses sound equally irresistible: pan-fried gilthead bream with mussel tagliatelle and cauliflower or rack and breast of Denham Estate lamb with kohlrabi, for example.

Desserts end proceedings on a high note with, say, mille-feuille of chocolate and apple or chilled honeydew melon soup with Charentais melon sorbet. Also check out the sexy dessert cocktails. The well-spread wine list is split between the Old and New Worlds, and there's ample choice by the glass or carafe.

Alimentum is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA Guide

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Cuisine

Modern British

Chef

Mark Poynton

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm Mon-Sat (6.00 - 9.00pm Sun)

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at Alimentum

  • Disabled access
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 62 covers

Internet

WiFi is available

Dress Code

Formal

Address

Alimentum
152 - 154 Hills Road
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB2 8PB

Customer Ratings on Alimentum

4.2  / 5

Based on 1 review

Guest reviews are written by our customers.

Food
10   
Service
8   
Ambience
6   
Location
8   
Value for money
10   

Customer reviews

  • avatar
    Diner
    July 2012

    9 people found this review helpful
    Perfect food

    I eat at Alimentum once or twice a month, either socially or on business. The location (out of town, and across the road from a pretty hideous cinema/shopping complex) isn't promising, but it's well worth the trip.

    The food has always been, and remains, absolutely superb. The dishes are well-balanced and every mouthful is a little explosion of deliciousness. They change some items every few weeks, and even familiar dishes are given a new twist. Not cheap, but not ridiculously expensive either.

    Oh, and have the cheeseboard to finish - it is amazing.

    I can't recommend this place highly enough - I'd put it amongst the top five restaurants in Cambridge, and in the top two or three for value if you love food.

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