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Vegan steak tartare from Parker's Tavern 

Parker's Tavern, inside the recently renovated University Arms Hotel, provides delicious and unpretentious British cooking.

The tavern opened in 1834 as a popular stop for coaching passengers and today combines its history with innovative techniques to serve up a modern twist on traditional British tastes.

Some of their top dishes include crispy fried pork chop, honey and thyme slow roasted duck, or a salt baked beetroot hache (a vegan take on steak tartare) which includes a vegan "egg" made of cashews, yellow pepper, and a horseradish cream.

One diner said on TripAdvisor: "It's great to see such thought going into a vegan dish."

We also recommend you try one of their Cambridge themed delightfully creative cocktails.

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Reviewed by Alya Zayed & Harry Gold

University Arms Hotel Cambridge update

In light of the Government announcement on the 23rd of December, we at University Arms and Parker’s Tavern will close our doors on Boxing Day.

If you have a reservation, please know that we will contact you about this, however should you have concerns, please do call our team on 01223 606066. 

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I look forward to welcoming you in 2021.

Ian James

General Manager

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