A Cambridge restaurant for Cambridge people
Parker's Tavern marks a homecoming. A return to good, unpretentious British cooking. A historic Cambridge coaching inn turned into a tavern for modern tastes.
No fuss. No froth. Just fresh, honest ingredients, locally sourced and put together on a simple plate. A knife, fork and spoon. Conjured by a spectacular chef.
Tristan Welch trained in Europe's best kitchens alongside Gary Rhodes, Gordon Ramsay and Michel Roux Jr. With the opening of Parker's Tavern, he returns home to Cambridge to cook the classics of his roots. Beneath the elegant surface bubbles an English eccentric. Beneath the technical finesse, a rebellious wit.
Our location is Parker's Piece, at the green heart of Cambridge. On summer days, students loll where sheep once grazed. In 1838, 15,000 locals gathered here to eat, to celebrate the coronation of Queen Victoria. This is our heritage, which designer Martin Brudnizki brings to life with marble, pewter and shades of Cambridge blue.
In the countdown to opening, you will see the magic unfold. Soon you will taste it for yourselves. At this quintessentially British brasserie we want to celebrate feasting at its best, in plates piled high with Norfolk fruits de mer, or in winter, suckling pig with wild mushrooms, and rose veal with minted broad beans.
A restaurant bustling with waiters, their trays held aloft.
A pleasurable sin, in the pass of the bon-bon trolley, or dollop of Cambridge Burnt Cream.
A meeting place of English whimsy and European classicism.
Arriving Late Spring 2018.
For somewhere to stay after dinner