The Architect in the north of Cambridge serves up a homage to two of the most iconic pub foods: pie & mash and fish & chips.
The formula is simple. Select your pie, which could be beef shin, shiitake mushroom & Stilton, or perhaps fish topped with aged-Cheddar mash. Next, choose your potato – grain mustard mash or hand-cut chips, for example. Then, decide on your side, which could be green beans with garlic & bacon, or buttered samphire. Lastly, order a sauce, such as red wine & rosemary jus, or white wine, mushroom and tarragon.
If you’re going for fish & chips, you go through a similar ordering process, with several batters, sides and sauces available.
The Architect also offers a good selection of snacks and sharing plates, plus craft beers, real ales and more than 20 gins.
It’s simple, but it works!
For food times and opening hours, check their website here.
Recommended by Philip Seaman, editor-at-large
Photos: The Architect
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