Varsity Restaurant Menu, Prices and Locations

Varsity Restaurant
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 by Bruno OGHITTU

The pre-theatre menu is unbelievably good value! The quality of ingredients, attentiveness of staff and location are all superb. One of our favourites in the city.

Varsity Restaurant store hours

Phone: +44 1223 356060


Head Office address: 35 St Andrew's St, Cambridge CB2 3AR, UK

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Varsity Restaurant Main Menu With Price


Soup of the day Price:£6.00

Braised lamb breast, Price:£9.00

Cavolo Nero, salt baked baby beets, pickled kohlrabi, onion puree, red wine jus

Braised beef brisket tortellini, Price:£8.50

sage beurre noisette, dried leeks, parmesan crisp, red amaranth, crispy pancetta

Seared scallops, Price:£12.50

celeriac puree, pangratatto, parmesan foam, roasted cauliflower

Courgette & feta croquettes, Price:£6.50

minted Greek yoghurt, pickled cucumber

Grilled vegetable terrine, Price:£8.00

goats cheese mousse, saffron & garlic emulsion, black garlic flakes, roast almond salsa

Mussels, Price:£8.00

white wine, parsley & garlic


Corn fed chicken breast, Price:£16.50

Cavolo Nero, curried sweet potato puree, confit celeriac, spiced peanut salsa

10oz Rib-eye steak, Price:£24.00

braised balsamic onions, sauce Diane, rocket, fries

Roasted duck breast, Price:£19.00

pak-choi, caponata, celeriac & dill puree, fig & vin santo jus

Stuffed smoked aubergine, Price:£13.00

mulled pomegranate seeds, almond & chilli yoghurt, pomegrantegel, feta crumble

Chilled mixed bean salad, Price:£13.50

fried polenta, black olive tapenade, goats cheese mousse, coriander cress

Salted cod fillet, fried mangetout, Price:£17.50

chestnut mushrooms & smoked pancetta, sun dried tomato puree, crispy kale, salsa verde

Red mullet fillets, Price:£18.50

seasonal vegetable tagliatelle, deep fried mussels, onion puree, torched sweetcorn, herb oil


Fries Price:£4.00

Buttered new potatoes Price:£4.00

Spring vegetables Price:£4.00

herb butter

Rocket, cherry Price:£4.00

tomato & pickled cucumber salad


Chocolate mousse, Price:£7.00

white chocolate soil, hazelnut brittle, rhubarb, rhubarb gel

Baileys creme brulee, Price:£7.00

vanilla shortbread

Filo millefeuille, vanilla syrup, Price:£7.00

mulled starwberries, Chantilly cream, strawberry gel, Swiss meringue

Selection of ice creams & sorbets Price:£6.00

Cheese Board Price:£12.00

Boxer, Tipsy Billy, Cashel Blue, Baron Bigod, Isle of Mull Cheddar

Varsity Restaurant Drinks Menu


Beato Bartolomeo Breganze Prosecco DOC Extra Dry

125ml Price:£5.50 / btl Price:£25.00

Quite a grown up style of Prosecco with plenty of depth of character. Golden deli- cious apples, steamed pears and a hint of marzipan nuttiness to the finish.

Dom. J Laurens Cremant de Limoux Rose No. 7 NV

btl Price:£30.00

Focussing only on sparkling wines in the Limoux this producer has cracked it. Zingy lemon-lime avours evolve into fuller pineapple and citrus notes, a yeasty character adding breadth and weight finished of with a hint of cardamom spice.

Champagne Pierre Bertrand Brut 1er Cru NV

125ml Price:£8.50 / btl Price:£36.00

Fresh, fruity and oral, with chalk notes on the nose. Crisp perfumed red berry fruit with some very subtle hints of brioche.

Champagne Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV

btl Price:£55.00

The freshness, finesse, and brightness of Brut Premier make it the perfect wine for festive occasions. Its structured texture, richness, and length are distinctly winey. It is a full, complex wine that is both rich and powerful, whilst remaining a great classic.

Champagne Joseph Perrier Vintage Cuvee Royal Brut 2004

btl Price:£60.00

Expressive and charming, with notes of white peach, honeysuckle and quince, followed by some brioche and exotic fruits. On the palate the champagne is full and quite open, beautifully balanced and with a really welcoming richness.


Le Havre Cotes de Gascogne 2016, France

125ml Price:£3.05 / 175ml Price:£4.20 / btl Price:£17.00

Fresh and zesty grapefruit on the nose. Subtle hints of spice and pearmingle with peaches on the finish.

Pinot Grigio, Conviviale della 2016, Venezie Italy

125ml Price:£3.40 / 175ml Price:£4.65  / btl Price:£19.00

Classic Pinot Grigio from selected vineyards inin Veneto, giving extra wieght and fruit. Ripe orchard fruits on the nosewith hints of honey, peach and baked apples.

Sauvignon Blanc “Riviera” 2016, Southern France

btl Price:£19.50

Dry, refreshing and herbaceous Sauvignon with a touch of ripeness from the sunny climes of southern France

Vermentino, Borgo dei Trulli IGP 2016, Salento Italy

btl Price:£21.00

Attractive aromas of peach, lemon peel, mango and dry herbs.On the palate, saline mineralityblends with a complex and pleasantly fresh acidity.

Grand Bouillons Picpoul de Pinet 2016 Languedoc

btl Price:£24.50

Initially all about green apples then revealing more oral notes of jasmin and rose. The attack is lively, fruity, followed by a lengthy mid-palate that is fresh and bright. Long lemony finish.

Lopez de Haro Rioja Blanco Barrica 2016 Spain

125ml Price:£3.90 / 175ml Price:£5.30 / btl Price:£21.50

Straw yellow with ripe fruit, dates and banana notes stand out on the nose in combination with the nuances of a Crianza, making it an interesting and complex wine. On the palate, it is fresh and eshy, leaving a long, balanced and pleasing aftertaste.

Chardonnay “Reserve” In Situ 2016, Aconcagua Chile

btl Price:£25.00

Fruity,umami aromas and flavorsof green apple, lemon-lime, pear and vanilla. Excellent structure with a soft, long finish and a suggestion of oak.

Riesling Trocken, “Solitär”, Prüm 2014, Mosel Germany

btl Price:£26.00

A fantastically food friendly wine. Aromatic, with scents of apricot and peach. Fresh fruit flavors perfectly balanced by a dry finish and mineral character.

Grand Bouillons Viognier 2016 Languedoc

btl Price:£23.00

The nose develops fruity banana avours, citrus and pine resin developing to peach and mango. Delightful nose of stone fruits throughout leading to a buttery feel and pleasant lemony finish.

Taringi Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017 NZ

125ml Price:£4.60 / 175ml Price:£6.20 / btl Price:£26.00

No other region in the world can imitate Marlborough, the north-eastern corner of the South Island. New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is alive with aromas of gooseberry, cut grass and fresh stone fruits, good acidity and a pleasant balance to the finish.

Limoux Blanc, Chateau Martinolles 2015, Languedoc France

btl Price:£28.00

Toasty aromas and flavors of nut brittle and baked caramel apples. The palate is creamy, with pineapple and peach flavours. Think Burgundy without the price tag, complex and engaging.

Albarino, Bodegas Benito Santos 2016, Rias Baixas Spain

btl Price:£29.00

This pale lemon-coloured wine has aromas of peach, green apple and white flowers. it has the racy acidity and saline minerality this region is famous for and the finish is long, smooth and silky.

Chablis Fournillon 2014 France

btl Price:£32.50

A lovely mineral and citrusy Chablis with a classic oyster shell and softly creamy nose. A wonderfully well balanced and rounded Chablis, with crisp notes of green apples. Great with seafood.

Sancerre Dom. Noel et Jean-Luc Raimbault 2016 France

btl Price:£36.00

Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire is amongst the best on the world and quite different from the expressive NZ offerings. Clean and pure, refined Sauvignon Blanc with a teasing acidity, touch of lemon and a classy mineral streak.


Pellehaut Rose 2015 Cotes du Gascogne

125ml Price:£3.90 / 175ml Price:£5.20 / btl Price:£21.00

This vintage has a beautiful pinkish colour, an intense, aromatic expression on the nose, with a bouquet of red fruits, strawberries and a oral touch.


Cabernet Sauvignon San Perito 2015, Central Valley Chile

125ml Price:£3.05 / 175ml Price:£4.15 / btl Price:£16.95

Fromthe sun-drenched vineyards of Chile’s Central Valley comes this vibrant and tasty Cabernet Sauvignon, with blackcurrant fruit flavours, ripe round tannins and a smooth long finish.

Merlot “Karu” 2015, rapel Valley Chile

btl Price:£18.95

Plum and black berry fruit aromas are matched with a richpalate of damsons, bramble fruit and fine structure. A fine example of the style from Emilana’s premium vineyards in Rapel.

Appassimento Rosso IGT 2015, Puglia Italy

125ml Price:£3.55 / 175ml Price:£4.85 / btl Price:£19.95

Appassimento is a full bidied winemade from carefully selected sun-dried grapes. It is a rich, complex and fruity wine with notes of dark cherries, fresh herbs and sweet vanilla.

Brookford Shiraz/Cabernet 2015 Australia

125ml Price:£3.50 / 175ml Price:£4.60 / btl Price:£19.00

Lots of berry and plum fruit, with spicy notes on the nose. A flavoursome palate with savoury and blackcurrant fruit flavours, these merge well with lingering oak flavours and silky soft tannins.

Mencia Tenoira Gayoso 2014, Bierzo Spain

btl Price:£21.00

Very clean and chalky on the palate, with buckets of fresh and juicy black cherries. Made simply in stainless steel , it’s approachable, versitile and light to medium bodied.

Lopez de Haro Rioja Crianza 2014 Spain

btl Price:£22.50

A wine of intense rich colour with a pleasant bouquet, in which the bene ts of mature fruit stand out. It is soft, expressive and elegant, combining a fruity character with the notes gained from the cask.

Malbec Alto de Mayo 2016, Mendoza Argentina

btl Price:£24.50

Flavours of cherries and plum, with notes of smokey dark fruits and a hint of chocolate leading to a long smooth finish.

Carmenère “Vineyard Selection” In Situ 2015 Aconcagua Chile

btl Price:£25.00

Hand picked grapes from the Aconcagua valley show plummy and juicy red fruit with a hint of spice and fresh mint.

Shiraz “Helmsman” 2014, Central Ranges Australia

btl Price:£26.00

A rich and flavoursome Shiraz displaying all the hallmarks of the varietal: vibrant red fruits, dark plum and spice with underlying soft tannins.

Loumelat Cotes du Blaye 2012 Bordeaux France

125ml Price:£4.50 / 175ml Price:£6.20 / btl Price:£26.00

The bouquet reveals intense aromas of ripe red fruits, Morello and black cherry. The attack is round and ripe. The palate is well-balanced, with smooth and supple tannins.

Fleurie Cave du Fleurie 2015 France

btl Price:£29.00

Gamay was one of the most widespread and grown grape varieties in France up to the end of the 19th century. Today, it is mainly known as being the Beaujolais grape variety. A pleasant red berry nose with aromas of summer fruit with hints of rose.

Ch. Pey La Tour Bordeaux Reserve 2014 France

btl Price:£32.50

A red-fruited Merlot dominated claret from an excellent estate in Salleboeuf in the Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux. Very good concentration for the vintage with plenty of gentle fruit, grip and tannin.

Crozes-Hermitage La Matiniere Ferraton Pere et Fils 2014 France

btl Price:£38.00

Offers classic fresh white pepper intermixed with red and black currants. This attractive, long and silky Northern Rhone red is drinking very well right now.


Warre’s LBV Port 2010

100ml Price:£4.00

A world famous LBV. A perfect after dinner treat, great with cheese.

La Gitana Manzanilla Sherry

100ml Price:£4.00

Incredibly fresh, with a salty, tangy character reminiscent of a sea breeze. A complex, nutty palate and crisp, palate-cleansing finish.

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Varsity Restaurant Hours

Monday   12–3pm 5:30–10pm
Tuesday   12–3pm 5:30–10pm
Wednesday   12–3pm 5:30–10pm
Thursday   12–3pm 5:30–10pm
Friday   12–3pm 5:30–10pm
Saturday   12–10:30pm
Sunday   12–9:30pm

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About Varsity Restaurant

Cambridge’s oldest restaurant has had a thoroughly modern makeover. A neighbourhood restaurant nestled in the heart of the city, the Varsity is the perfect spot for a pit stop lunch or an intimate dinner.

The restaurant still retains its old Cambridge charm, the building is listed and has a unique history (Sonia and Rajiv Gandhi met here). The dining space is now sleek and elegant and the food has been updated too, offering a fresh take on a classic bistro menu. The ingredients are seasonal and locally sourced wherever possible.

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Varsity Restaurant
Average rating:  
 1 reviews
 by Bruno OGHITTU

The pre-theatre menu is unbelievably good value! The quality of ingredients, attentiveness of staff and location are all superb. One of our favourites in the city.