I recently discovered that The Grafton and I came to be at roughly the same time. I spent many a happy hour of my adolescence there…trying on clothes in Oasis, pretending to be an adult in La Senza and trying to get into 15+ movies at the cinema (this last one never worked).
As The Grafton has matured, so has its food offering, becoming somewhat more refined, and opting to focus on small local independent eateries whilst creating a “go-to” space for all weather dining.
La Piazza by Signorellis
La Piazza encompasses what all good Mediterranean food should be, just simple, quality ingredients, great flavour combinations and most of all – packed full of passion.
My top picks are the Pala Romano sandwiches or the rosemary and potato toast…light as air.
Il Mercato by Signorellis
Just a stones throw from La Piazza we have Signorelli’s sister – Il Mercato (The Market, to you and I). The Market’s quality of food matches its sibling, with the food offering covering a whole host of Mediterranean delicacies. Wine tasting is available in store, but the real jewel in their crown is their virtual cheesemonger.
The Burger Priest
If lockdown has left you praying to the food gods, then The Burger Priest may be your salvation. Opting for a blow out Bishops Smokehouse Burger, combined with Holy Grail Loaded Fries will leave you a devout (and very full!) fan – especially as they often have a lot of offers available!
With bread and pastries baked on site every day, sustainability holds prominence at Gail’s.
All leftover dough is converted into their “waste-less bread”, and all unsold goods are donated to the local shelter. My top pick?…the cinnamon bun.
Every item on the locally sourced menu at La Latina is made from scratch, with all savoury options being gluten free. This husband and wife team have nailed the menu, especially their tostones (you can’t get them anywhere else in Cambridge)…fantastic value for money.
Chi’s bubble tea and dessert bao buns were already a huge hit with me, but with new additions, such as sushi, fried chicken waffles and savoury doughnuts, things just turned up a notch. Opt for the Kimchi Bao and the apple dessert gyozas with ice cream and you won’t leave unhappy!
Amelie is my son’s favourite inde, so the introduction of their home delivered packs during lockdown were a welcome, easy, and deliciously tasty addition to the lull of lockdown.
I recommend ordering one to try out at home, but you have to head on in to check out the warmth of the personal service, new look and their new extended menu! A must try.
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