“An elegant townhouse offering accomplished cooking” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Backing onto the River Cam and Jesus Green, Restaurant 22 is a converted Victorian townhouse with an elegant and comfortable dining room in shades of grey and crisp white. Look out for the late 19th-century stained-glass windows. Choose between two tasting menus or a set menu for lunch, and expect unfussy cooking with layers of flavour.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 22
- Private dining available
- Steps for wheelchair: 4
- Assist dogs welcome
- Days Closed: Sunday to Monday
- Lunch served from: 12
- Lunch served until: 2
- Dinner served from: 6
- Dinner served until: 8.45
- Wines under £30: 6
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 9
- Cuisine style: Modern British
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
To the west of East Anglia is Cambridgeshire, a county best known as the home to the university that makes up the second half of ‘Oxbridge’ (the other half is Oxford). As well as its globally renowned educational credentials, it also has a rich natural history; much of its area is made up of reclaimed or untouched fens. These are low-lying areas which are marshy and prone to flooding. The lowest point in the UK is at Holme Fen, which is some 9 feet (2.75 metres) below sea level. Some of the fens had been drained before, but it was in the 19th and 20th centuries that wide-spread, successful drainage took place, expanding the amount of arable and inhabitable land available.
Ely Cathedral was built on an island among the swampy fens, but now sits among acres of productive farmland, albeit farmland criss-crossed by miles of flood-preventing watercourses. Oliver Cromwell was born in Ely, and his family home can still be visited. Cambridge itself is a beautiful and historic city, with any number of impressive old buildings, churches and colleges, and plenty of chances to mess about on the River Cam which gave the city its name.
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