Fondly known as ‘the restaurant on the river’, Galleria is one of the best-loved eateries in Cambridge. Its enviable location at the foot of Magdalene Bridge, on the banks of the River Cam, means that this is a particularly lovely spot in summer – the two riverside terraces are perfect for al fresco dining.
The relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere and airy, stylish interior are most inviting, whether you’re enjoying a romantic dinner or a gathering with friends. The cuisine is modern European in style and the expert chefs have succeeded in creating an array of innovative dishes, ranging from meat and seafood to pasta and risotto. Delicious starters include poached mussels in a white wine, shallot and cream sauce, and a beetroot and mango salad with walnuts, pomegranate seeds and a sundried tomato and olive oil dressing. For the main course, there’s everything from pan-fried breast of chicken in lemon and herb butter with Dauphinoise potatoes and asparagus, to 28-day-matured chargrilled sirloin of beef served with porcini mushrooms and red wine sauce. If you’re looking for something lighter, why not try the salad or light bite options? There are some imaginative meat-free offerings too.
Those with a sweet-tooth will find the dessert selection all too alluring – homemade vanilla cheesecake served with brandied rhubarb, and homemade sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce and vanilla ice cream are just a taste of what’s on offer. Promising exquisite food, great drinks, attentive service and an ever-evolving menu, Galleria is somewhere you’ll want to visit again and again.