Walking over Magdalene Bridge in Cambridge City centre, you can’t help but notice a lovely little balcony overlooking the River Cam, buzzing with people around tables and chairs; a sure sign of a good restaurant, bar or café.
With it’s modern fusion menu, & comprehensive wine list, The Galleria Restaurant is an independent restaurant overlooking St John’s & Magdalene colleges. Known as a Cambridge institution, the Galleria Restaurant in Cambridge is a firm favourite amongst both town & gown and a must visit in the historic city.
The Galleria has just recently enjoyed a refurbishment program including a new paint job and a new menu. The place seems to be very un-assuming as you walk in, being welcomed by waiting staff all dressed suitably smart in black. They were very friendly, attentive and pleasant. The restaurant, on three levels, is very airy and romantic.
I ordered grilled sea bass fillet, pomme puree, petit pois, leek buerre Blanc followed by New York style vanilla cheesecake and blueberry compote; simple, but tasty.
John had maple cured lamb, crushed new potatoes, braised spinache and wholegrain mustard tartare sauce followed by warmed Dutch apple flan with vanilla and toffee sauce; exquisite.
Both were absolutely delicious and our plates gleamed clean afterwards.
During the day, in high season, you may also enjoy watching the punting circus on the River Cam as people attempt to punt their way down the river and plenty of people watching as they shimmy along the bridge. Lots to see as you quench your thirst on their decent wine menu and enjoy their modern cuisine.
Open for lunch and dinner, this is the place to go which suitably serves a welcoming break from studying, shopping or work. Definitely fit for foodies, we will be certainly be coming back to taste even more culinary delights that they have to offer.
33 Bridge St, Cambridge CB2 1UW