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CB2 Bistro

$$ - $$$British, Cafe,
5-7 Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD, England
+44 1223 351181
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  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
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British, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5-7 Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not usually one to complain but went for dinner on a quiet weekday evening and the service was pretty bad. Waitresses were very friendly when they were there, the trouble is they never seemed to want to come back again! There were only a few...More

Thank jackson780
Reviewed 17 December 2017

A great coffee shop in Cambridge, for music live gig lovers, and Bistro atmosphere. The manager is a great guy and the team very helpful. Recommend it, especially saturday morning for some good french pop songs...;-))...

Thank Frank B
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Or large group of 16 people celebrated or Christmas lunch here. We chose options before we went all of which looked enticing. Those who choose the Italian options were quite happy. However many of us choose the traditional turkey dinner. Which was dreadful. The large...More

Thank steven_wilkinson
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Good location, nice environment and lovely "yard" with tables under the trees. Coffee is ok. Snack options and meals available. Sometimes it is self-service, some other times the waiter brings the order (haven't figured out how it works yet). Preferred by students who go for...More

Thank Niki B
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

i was meeting someone here and usually we meet in the upstairs area so i went straight up, but apparently there was an event planned and the upstairs was closed. this was not signposted at all that i could see, and if it was signposted...More

Thank klm189
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Looks nice from the outside, but everything is over-priced, including a tab of £5.50 for a pint of ale. In fairness, the cod and chips was nice but not cheap. A bit lacking in ambience and if I'd seen the toilets before I had the...More

Thank 339,334
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Tried this café for lunch with my daughter as we were in the area and had seen some good reviews. Light and airy café, with several separate eating areas and an outside patio. Good food - we had pittas and dips, and pleasant surroundings.

Thank seattaxi
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Have been going to CB2 Bistro for years. Lovely place to sit and watch the world go by. Great selection of food and drink. Very friendly staff. Great function area upstairs too.

Thank trinahill
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

So expensive. Had a tiny salad and water and charged heavily. No waitress service outside so had to fetch own drinks. Lacked atmosphere today. Normally like this place. Shame

Thank Karina P
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff, good food and really nice cocktails! Live music in the bar area and free entry!! It's everything we were looking for! Absolutely worth a visit!

Thank Maria M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-7 Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 351181
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At CB2 Bistro you will find a sincere group of people who understand the importance of enjoying what little free time there is left over after our busy schedules. Our priority is to ensure that, when you choose to spend your free time at CB2 Bistro, your experience takes place in a relaxing and friendly environment, and that you enjoy great food and personal treatment. We have an intriguing menu offering rustic global cuisine with all items freshly prepared and homemade, four dining rooms, a large selection of cold and hot drinks and wines and wireless internet available in every dining room, a function room for private parties and music, and a long experience in the market which allows us to ensure the best service and quality of food in Cambridge.
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