The Cambridge Chop House
1 King’s Parade Cambridge, UK CB2 1SJ
There is nothing more British than Sunday roast, and what better place to enjoy this age-old tradition than at the local chop house in the heart of Cambridge? This establishment is a local favourite and serves a wide range of traditional British food, so K and I knew we had to make a visit while we were in town (after a morning of punting of course!). Facing directly across from King’s College Chapel, it was the perfect place to enjoy a lazy Sunday lunch while watching students and tourists alike wandering the streets of Cambridge.
There was no way we could pass up on a whole serving of pork crackling, which was just amazing in its salty, crunchy perfection.
For less than £15, I was very happy with my roast chicken, which was not dry at all and was covered in a generous serving of flavourful gravy. My potatoes were fluffy but crispy on the outside and after trying Yorkshire pudding for the first time, I definitely wish we had them in Australia. For those who’ve never tried it before, they’re made from a batter of milk, flour and eggs which rise once baked into an airy, puffed up muffin that serves as the perfect accompaniment to a roast to soak up the delicious sauce.
K’s roast beef was also very well-cooked, served with cabbage, carrots and mash, all of which were excellent. Again, the Yorkshire pudding was fantastic (so much so I stole half of his as well!)
My mind was blown after my first bite of this sticky toffee pudding – the sweet, warm cake with salty toffee sauce worked in perfect harmony with the cold, classic vanilla ice cream. There was a great balance of flavours such that despite the sweetness of all the components, it wasn’t sickening at all. I’ve had a few different sticky toffee puddings since this one, but none have measured up – it was absolutely superb (and warranted a repeat visit a few weeks later!).
We both left the Cambridge Chop House very satisfied and impressed with our meal. The roasts were great and the sticky toffee pudding was a very pleasant surprise. The service was friendly and even the cost of the dishes weren’t any more than what we’d come to expect in the UK. If you’re visiting Cambridge in the future, I’d definitely recommend that you have a nice lunch or dinner here – and order the sticky toffee pudding!