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The Cambridge has been serving audiences and thespians its great range of ales for more than 100 years. Part of the Nicholson collection of historic city pubs, this pub near Covent Garden serves a full menu of British classics, but you should really come here for the pies.

Even the familiar shepherd’s pie gets special treatment here, topped with English herb oil mash and served with honey-roasted carrots. Or for something a little different, opt for the venison and malbec pie.

Vegetarians don’t miss out with the likes of potato, spinach and smoked cheddar pie encased in vegetarian suet and puff pastry.


Average main course £10.00 per diner
Average food spend £20.00 per diner

Venue Details & Map

The Cambridge

93 Charing Cross Road
+44 (0)20 7494 0338
Public transport:
Leicester Square, Underground

Yelp Reviews

6.00 out of 5
based on 20 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Cambridge

4.0 out of 5
29 January 2016
by Robbie B.

Decent for a pub, nice atmosphere but hard to get seats and was a bit overcrowded. more

1.0 out of 5
03 May 2018
by Mpls G.

Food poisoning, so I need to say more? Had dinner around 7pm, woke up violently ill around 1am. This sucks anytime, but on vacation? 100xs worse to lose a day. more

4.0 out of 5
13 August 2017
by Jessica G.

We were in the neighborhood and decided to have dinner. The pies were delicious!

The menu rotates from day to day with some "everyday" offerings and some specials every day. I had a steak and mushroom and my husband had a beef and marrow pie. The were both flaky, flavorful and delicious!

My ONLY complaint is that it was hot in the dining area. Very hot. Maybe some fans would have helped.... more

3.0 out of 5
05 June 2016
by Becky T.

Great location, good service, ok food.

We came on a Saturday night, and we're pleased that we only had to wait about 5 minutes for a table upstairs. There, the environment was relatively relaxed, and staff were efficient, helpful, and very pleasant.

The food itself, however, was just ok. My husband thought the fish & chips were good, but not great, but the macaroni & cheese was pretty mushy,... more

2.0 out of 5
18 September 2017
by Jamie B.

Seemingly there are two chains of pubs in London. This being one of them with cookie cutter menus that feature bland food. Which is made elsewhere, frozen and shipped out as authentic pub grub.

Now if you've ever had frozen mass produced mash potatoes before, you'll know the horror of when it enters your mouth. The synthetic texture and taste, the disappointment of a simple comfort food gone... more

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