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the waterman

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32 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 3AX, England
+44 1223 323813
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I went here last week to meet up with an ex work colleague and Friend We sat outside watching the boats as the Weather was so hot. I had Salmon Salad and it was Superb My friend had Chicken that she loved but couldn't finish as her lunch hour was up.... Such a shame that we waited 45 minutes for... More 

Thank michellecoston
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We've been here several times before and had a really nice meal but tonight was atrocious. The service was very good but the food was disgusting. Starters edible, but the mains (after waiting best part of an hour to receive ) were unbelievable. Hubbie had ham, egg and chips - ham fine, eggs slightly over cooked chips, so hard they... More 

Thank Margaret S
Oswaldtwistle, null, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Having booked the Waterman in advance we both were looking forward to staying here as we had visited their web page and viewed the photos, which all looked nice and we had also been told by friends who had stayed there that this was a well priced and value for money B&B. Although we were disappointed to find the pub... More 

Thank Mary K
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Thought we would pop in for a quick drink on the way into Cambridge City centre and stayed all night. Food was fantastic and the locals added to the entertainment. Wish more people would give it ago as the staff were very friendly and pleasant. We will be coming back tomorrow for breakfast. 10/10

Thank Richard E
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

I went to The Waterman with some friends and received a specially bad service: 1. When we were at the table a lady came to take our orders for dinner. After all of us had ordered, she came back and asked us whether we wanted to pay separately, to what we said yes. She asked us to go to the... More 

1 Thank Arocooo
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

Dropped into The Waterman for a bite to eat before heading to a gig. The pub is lovely and cost with a warming fireplace and plenty of space inside. We had a starter of a Chinese platter which was very tasty followed by mains of Mushroom burger (for a vegetarian) and chicken legs and sweet potato fries. Can't fault the... More 

Thank Gordypix
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

The Waterman underwent a bit of a renaissance some time ago when the new owners made a number of improvements. It has slipped back since then. In terms of food, portion size is on the small side (the fish and chips has a small fish and very few chips, for example) and there are just three hand pulled beers now,... More 

Thank John F
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

I have visited the Waterman a lot of times as me and my family all love the food and the happy and warm atmosphere. We think that the people who run it are wonderful as they are always so friendly to everyone who walks through the door and make everyone feel very welcome! The food is always nice, especially the... More 

Thank betholive
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

A pub close to our hotel so we were hoping to visit regularly during our two week stay. However the service and food is not acceptable. There is no childrens menu, and we had to ask if there were any childrens dishes. Waitress was unhelpful and I had to offer suggestions. Standard fish and chips ok, however the dessert (chocolate... More 

1 Thank Julie M
Bacup, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

Seven of us sat down for a meal. Mussels (£10.95), about a dozen that had not been cooked properly, sent them back, came back inedible, obviously microwaved! No apologies, alternative meal charged at the higher price. Other meals were also of a poor quality, and the waitress was surly throughout; paid £90 for a meal that was terrible and no... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Chinese, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 3AX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 323813
public house/restaurant with rooms

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?