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Varsity Restaurant

Varsity is Cambridge’s oldest restaurant, situated in a listed building on St Andrew’s Street in the heart of the city. It’s got some serious history behind it, too. This is where Rajiv Gandhi – future Prime Minister of India – met Sonia, his wife-to-be, who would also go on to become one of India’s most important modern politicians. They met at Varsity in the Sixties when Sonia was a waitress in the restaurant.

Varsity sources seasonal and locally sourced ingredients where possible and the restaurant’s mission is to deliver a great fresh plate of food, served by friendly, knowledgeable staff in a warm and inviting atmosphere. In this it succeeds admirably.

There is an excellent-value Lunch and Pre-Theatre Menu offering one course for £10, two for £15 and three for £19. On our last visit we enjoyed a very tasty dish of jerk chicken supreme, kidney bean and bulgur wheat with charred sweetcorn and plantain purée.

Varsity has a newer sister restaurant called Trinity, which is unsurprisingly located in Trinity Street and operates on a similar theme.

Both Varsity and Trinity are super little restaurants – highly recommended.

By Philip Seaman, Cambridgeshire editor

Photos: Varsity Facebook page

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35 St Andrew's St, Cambridge, CB2 3AR
01223 356060

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