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Eat and drink

If a day walking in historic Cambridge or cheering on a winner at Newmarket – or even sitting in business meetings – has left you ravenous, the Hallmark Hotel Cambridge has the answer. Our light bright contemporary restaurant serves a menu to suit a range of tastes, with options for younger members of the family. Using the freshest seasonal ingredients it serves a diverse mix of modern British and European favourites sprinkled with spicy classics from further afield, along with a few sharing plates and sundaes to complete the picture.

You’ll find the likes of Moroccan spiced lamb tagine, pan fried river trout, forest mushroom mezzaluna pasta, alongside Curious beer battered fish and chips, bourbon BBQ glazed short rib of beef, 10oz ribeye steaks and our unbeatable burgers. If you’ve any room left, you can try our classic Hallmark British cheese experience or our Eton mess sundae with strawberries, meringue and whipped cream.

We want your stay or visit to be comfortable, with food you’re familiar with that’s cooked really well and a friendly service to create the perfect atmosphere. Welcome home.

Restaurant opening times

  • Monday – Thursday: 19.00 – 21.30
  • Friday and Saturday: 19.00 – 21.30
  • Sunday: 19.00 – 21.30

Kitchen closes: 21.30

Meet our head chef

Name: Paul Watts

Signature dish: Pan fried duck breast with vanilla mash and honey roasted parsnips, served with pak choi and Shakai mushrooms 

How to make Paul's signature dish at home

1. Frist of all trim your duck breast up so its square in shape
2. Make your mash and pass it though a ricer, so that it is nice and smooth
3. Then get one vanilla pod and take the seeds out of it
4. Add to the mash with some butter and cream
5. Prep the parsnips by peeling and batton them, then cut the pak choi into 4 as well as the mushrooms
6. Blanch the parsnips and pak choi, then in a wok pan fry the mushrooms and then add the parsnips and pak choi
7. Drizzle some honey in to the pan, season and grated nutmug
8. Pipe the mash on a plate, then add the pan fried vegetables, then slice the duck and fan on the plate 
9. Make sure the duck is served pink, then finish with a rich mardia jus and fresh redcurrants
10. Enjoy! 

The healthier options: Because we understand it can be hard not to indulge when you’re away from home, our scrummy salads make it much easier to stick to your home plan. For your main course, why not try our delicious Classic Hallmark Superfood Salad - including black rice, red peppers, quinoa, soya beans, baby kale, pomegranate and chilli roasted seeds in a dark soya and ginger vinaigrette.


We offer a delicious breakfast buffet, including cooked and continental breakfast items. We are more than happy to provide table service for our guests on request. We also offer a wide choice of dishes cooked to order like omelettes, poached haddock, porridge, kippers and poached eggs. Vegetarian breakfast options are also available.

Breakfast is served between:

  • Monday – Friday: 06.30 – 09.30
  • Saturday: 08.00 – 10.30
  • Sunday: 08.00 – 10.30

We also serve continental breakfast throughout the night via room service. We are fully flexible with our breakfast service times, as we don`t want our guests to miss their breakfast because…

1. Eating breakfast can help prevent obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes.
2. A better attention span, focus and productivity
3. Maintaining a healthy weight
4. Lower cholesterol, which reduces the risk of heart disease
5. Setting an example for our children
6. Essential nutrients
7. Eating breakfast can reverse the effects of fasting: irritability and fatigue
8. It has been linked to better learning ability and memory functions
9. Increase your metabolic rate
10. Better fitness

24 Hour room service

All our menus are available for room service delivery, between 10.00 and 21.30. After 21.30, we offer our takeaway menu with pizzas, hot dogs, nachos and sandwiches. We also offer a 24 hour drinks room service for our residents. 

Guest Reviews

Excellent Hotel, Great Food

The breakfast buffet was great with plenty of choice. Even better though was the evening meal. The food was excellent quality and the service was brilliant too.