Welcome to Restaurant Alimentum
Great value dining in Cambridge.

We'd love for you to discover one of the best restaurants in Cambridge.

On this site, you can find our menus, and our award-winning wine list.

When you're done, you can click to book online, or give us a call on 01223 413000

We can also offer you our private dining room, and private or corporate catering.

Opening times

We're open for lunch Wednesday to Sunday from 12:00-14:00. In the evening, we are open from 18:00-21:00 on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, 18:00-21:30 on Friday and Saturday

Please note that we are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Finding us


3 AA rosettes6 / 10 in the Good Food Guide

Welcoming new Head Chef, Samira Effa. 

Leading the brigade here at Restaurant Alimentum, is new Head Chef, Samira Effa. Samira's belief in working with fresh, and seasonal ingredients is paramount. You can expect to see some big and bold flavours on her menu with inspiration taken from her previous Head Chefs. There is also a nod to her Iranian-Nigerian heritage, which is seen in dishes such as Stone Bass, Smoked Aubergine, Saffron and Red Pepper. 





Private dining

Looking to make a group reservation? We hold up to 26 people in our private dining room, or for the parties of 30-60 you can take over the entire restaurant.. 

To make an enquiry, please e-mail 



Vouchers can be purchased by calling 01223413000. Payment can be made using a credit or debit card and the voucher will be sent to you, or the recipient, by first class post. Vouchers can also be purchased by popping into the restaurant in person. Please see our opening times for further details. 

E-mail us on for further information.  


Alimentum wine club

Wine Club gained so much success in 2017, we are now alternating between this and our Guest Chef Collaboration Nights. This fun, relaxed and informative evening will begin at 6:30pm for an aperitif, then sitting down for 7pm to enjoy five wines selected by passionate head sommelier, Maxwell Allwood. Each wine will be introduced by him throughout the evening and there will be the opportunity to ask questions and give thoughts on each. 

At the end of the last WIne Club, Maxwell asked all our guests to vote for the theme of the next evening and they decided that the the next one will be Mountains! Date: 2nd of September. 

The five different wines, including an aperitif, is £75 per person. Whether you have good wine knowledge or want to know a little bit more, come and join us.

E-mail or call 01223413000 to book your places or for further details. 


Guest chef collaboration nights

Samira Effa shares the stoves with......? 

We're so excited to announce that the first of our collaboration evenings is on the 7th of October, with the brilliant Sam Carter of Restaurant 22. Sam, and his partner Alex, along with their team have gained popularity quickly in Cambridge, and with good reason too, Like our own Head Chef, Samira, they are keen to use local and seasonal produce wherever possible, and make everything on site.  We can't think of a better Chef Collaboration between two local Chefs. Cambridge people, you are lucky! 

E-mail: to book.

Psst.... keep your eyes on our website and social media for the next event happening in December. It's a BIGGY! 


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the list below is subject to availability. Please e-mail for details on our current wine list



  • Drappier, ‘Zero Dosage’, Brut Nature

    Champagne, France, NV


  • Pouilly-Fuissé, Thibert

    Mâcon, Burgundy, France, 2002


  • Côte-Rôtie, ‘Brune et Blonde’, Guigal

    Northern Rhône, France, 2003

  • ‘Lytton Springs’, Ridge

    Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA, 2006

  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape, ‘Boisrenard’, Dom. de Beaurenard

    Southern Rhône, France, 2009

White Half Bottles

  • Puligny-Montrachet, ‘Vielles Vignes’, Vincent Girardin

    France, 2013 Chardonnay

Red Half Bottles

  • Saint-Julien, Réserve de Léoville Barton

    France, 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Cabernet Franc

  • Amarone della Valpolicella, ‘Costasera’, Masi

    Italy, 2010 Corvina, Rondinella & Molinara

  • Chambolle-Musigny, ‘Vielles Vignes’, Perrot-Minot

    France, 2012 Pinot Noir

  • Toscana, Tignanello, Antinori

    Italy, 2011 Sangiovese & Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Napa Valley, Insignia, Joseph Phelps

    USA, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot & Merlot

Fine Wine by the Glass – accessed using Coravin


  • Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, Durell Vineyard, LUTUM

    Sonoma County, California, USA, 2013, 13.8%

  • Pinot Gris, Heimbourg, Zind-Humbrecht

    Alsace, France, 1995, 13%

  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape, ‘Magis’, Rotem & Mounir Saouma

    Southern Rhône, France, 2012, 14.5%

  • Chablis 1er Cru, ‘Butteaux’, François Raveneau

    Burgundy, France, 2001, 13%


  • Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, ‘The Ranch’, Snowden

    Napa County, California, USA, 2012, 14.9%

  • Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir, Bien Nacido, Chanin

    Santa Barbara County, California, USA, 2012, 12.8%

  • Barolo, ‘Bussia’ Prunotto

    Piedmont, Italy, 2009, 13.5%

  • Tignanello, Antinori

    Tuscany, Italy, 2012, 13.5%

White, Rosé & Sparkling by the glass

White Wines by the glass/carafe

  • Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, Vignamato Classico Superiore, Vignamato

    Marche, Italy, 2015, 13%

  • Bourgogne Aligoté, Bernard Defaix

    Burgundy, France, 2015, 12.5%

  • Central Coast Chardonnay, Foxglove

    California, USA, 2012, 13.5%

  • Riesling, Zeltinger Schlossberg, Heinrichshof

    Mosel, Germany, 2014, 12%

Rosé Wine by the glass/carafe

  • ‘Trilogie’, Domaine de Viranel

    Languedoc, France, 2015, 12%

Sparkling Wines by the glass

  • Franciacorta, ‘Cuvée Royale’, Tenuta Montenisa, Antinori, Brut

    Lombardy, Italy, NV, 12.5%

  • Drappier, ‘Zero Dosage’, Brut Nature

    Champagne, France, NV, 12%

Champagne Half Bottles

  • Drappier, ‘Carte d’Or’, Brut NV

  • Drappier Rosé, Brut Rosé NV

Red Wines by the glass/carafe

  • Alimentum Single Selection Grenache

    Languedoc, France, 2012, 13%

  • Canto de Apalta, Lapostolle

    Rapel Valley, Chile, 2012, 14.5%

  • Vino Rosso, Lot 1/15, Il Palazzone

    Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy, 13.5%

  • Paso Robles Zinfandel, Foxglove

    California, USA, 14.5%

125ml glasses are available on request


  • Barnaut, Grand Cru, ‘Quintessence du Pinot Noir’, Brut

    Grower Champagne: Bouzy, Montagne de Reims
    NV Pinot Noir

  • Legras, Grand Cru, Brut

    Grower Champagne: Chouilly, Côte des Blancs
    NV Chardonnay

  • Drappier, ‘Grande Sendrée’, Brut

    Champagne House: This superb vintage Champagne is composed entirely from the Drappier family’s own single-vineyard in the Côte des Bars, and as such is a remarkable expression of terroir.
    2004 Pinot Noir & Chardonnay

  • Larmandier-Bernier, ‘Rosé de Saignée’, Extra Brut Rosé 1er Cru

    Grower Champagne: Vertus, Côte des Blancs
    NV Pinot Noir

  • Charles Heidsieck, ‘Blanc des Millénaires’, Brut

    Champagne House
    1995 Chardonnay


  • Franciacorta, ‘Cuvée Royale’, Tenuta Montenisa, Antinori

    NV Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco & Pinot Nero


September 2016 is California Wine Month, and this year we have decided to celebrate it with a special selection of new-wave Californian wines from producers that are reshaping how we perceive their region’s wines. Far from being the over-oaked, over-ripe and over-blown wines of the previous era, these wines are balanced, fresh, elegant and perfect for enjoying at the dinner table with fine European cuisine.


  • Central Coast Chardonnay, Foxglove

    2012 Unoaked Chardonnay sourced mainly from Santa Barbara County that has a pure character of fresh lemon peel, blossom, green fig and white peach.

  • Mendocino County Pinot Blanc, Skylark

    2015 Very clean Pinot Blanc from Northern California, this has flavours of lemon, tangerine and fresh orchard fruits.

  • Dry Creek Valley Chenin Blanc, ‘Saini Farms’, Leo Steen

    2013 Bone-dry Chenin Blanc, showing a citrus character and typical notes of jasmine and chamomile.

  • Ballard Canyon Roussanne, Stolpman Vineyards

    2014 A rich and full-bodied wine from a Rhône-native variety. Creamy but fresh on the palate with notes of honeysuckle, peach and a hint of toast.

  • Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc, Rochioli

    2015 Concentrated yet restrained Sauvignon Blanc with notes of lemongrass, nectarine, grapefruit, fennel and grassy herbs.

  • Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, Failla

    2014 From cool, coastal vineyards comes this classy, balanced Chardonnay. It has a clean, nuanced character of lemon, green pear and peach blossom, with the merest hint of toast from barrel fermentation.

  • Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, Durell Vineyard, LUTUM

    2013 Durell Vineyard is renowned for producing opulent Chardonnays that remain fresh and balanced. Here, talented young winemaker Gavin Chanin has captured this character with a creamy, mealy texture and flavours of ripe nectarine, lemon blossom and sweet pear.


  • Bourgogne Aligoté, Bernard Defaix

    2015 Aligoté

  • Pouilly Vinzelles, ‘Les Longeays’, Thibert

    2012 Chardonnay

  • Chablis 1er Cru, Montée de Tonnerre, Moreau-Naudet

    2013 Chardonnay

  • Meursault, Philippe Pernot-Belicard

    2010 Chardonnay

  • Meursault 1er Cru, Genevrières, Ballot-Millot

    2011 Chardonnay


  • Herrenweg de Turckheim, Domaine Zind-Humbrecht

    2000 Riesling

  • Heimbourg, Domaine Zind-Humbrecht

    1995 Pinot Gris


  • Vouvray Sec, Domaine du Clos Naudin

    2009 Chenin Blanc

  • Montlouis, ‘Les Choisilles’, François Chidaine

    2011 Chenin Blanc

  • Pouilly-Fumé, ‘Prestige des Fines Caillottes’, Jean Pabiot

    2007 Sauvignon Blanc

  • Sancerre, ‘Réserve’, Domaine des Grandes Perrières

    2009 Sauvignon Blanc


  • Arbois, ‘Harmonie’, Domaine Rolet

    2011 Chardonnay

  • Arbois, ‘Tradition’, Domaine Rolet

    2008 Chardonnay & Savagnin

  • Arbois, Vin Jaune, Domaine Rolet

    2006 Savagnin


  • Collines Rhodaniennes, Xavier Gérard

    2013 Viognier

  • Saint-Joseph Blanc, ‘Lieu-Dit’, Guigal

    2009 Marsanne & Roussanne

  • Condrieu, ‘La Doriane’, Guigal

    2007 Viognier

  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape, ‘Magis’, R&M Saouma

    2012 Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Roussanne & Bourboulenc


  • Côtes Catalanes, ‘One Block’, Domaine Treloar

    2014 Muscat à Petits Grains

  • Limoux, Occitania, Château Rives-Blanques

    2013 Mauzac Blanc

  • Pays d’Oc, ‘Figure Libre’, Domaine Gayda

    2013 Maccabeo


  • Clare Valley, Mount Horrocks

    2014 Semillon

  • Eden Valley, Tim Smith

    2015 Viognier

  • Clare Valley, ‘Watervale’, Grosset

    2006 Reisling

  • Tasmania, Tolpuddle Vineyard

    2103 Chardonnay

  • Geelong, ‘Allegra’, Lethbridge

    2009 Chardonnay


  • Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore, Vignamato

    2015 Verdicchio

  • Lazio, ‘Ferentano’, Falesco

    2013 Roscetto

  • Langhe Nascetta di Novello, ‘Anas-Cëtta’, Elvio Cogno

    2013 Nascetta


  • Montsant, ‘Blanc’, Acústic Celler

    2015 Garnatxa Blanca & Rosa, Macabeu & Pansal


  • Zeltinger Schlossberg, Trocken, Heinrichshof

    2014 Riesling

  • Graacher Himmelreich, Kabinett, Joh. Jos Prüm

    2012 Riesling


  • Kamptal Reserve, Terrassen, Peter Schweiger

    2012 Riesling

  • Kremstal Reserve, Von Stein, Salomon Undhof

    2013 Grüner Veltliner


  • Tokaji, Dobogó

    2013 Furmint

Czech Republic

  • Blanc de Pinot Noir, Stapleton & Springer

    2014 Pinot Noir

South Africa

  • Voor-Paardeberg, ‘Babiana’, Vondelin

    2015 Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier & Grenache Blanc


  • Cachapoal, ‘Locura 1’, Clos des Fous

    2014 Chardonnay


  • Pays d’Oc, ‘Trilogie’, Domaine de Viranel

    2015 Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon & Cinsault


September 2016 is California Wine Month, and this year we have decided to celebrate it with a special selection of new-wave Californian wines from producers that are reshaping how we perceive their region’s wines. Far from being the over-oaked, over-ripe and over-blown wines of the previous era, these wines are balanced, fresh, elegant and perfect for enjoying at the dinner table with fine European cuisine.


  • Paso Robles Zinfandel, Foxglove

    2013 Very fruit-forward thanks to stainless steel ageing. Packs a quite a punch with notes of sweet raspberry and brambles, and smooth, massaging tannins.

  • Ballard Canyon Syrah, Stolpman Vineyards

    2012 This is definitely one for fans of Northern Rhône Syrah to try. Dark plum fruit and meaty spice flavours and great freshness make this wine a particularly good match with red meat and game.

  • Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, Anthill Farms

    2013 This appellation wine comes from two of the coolest areas of Sonoma Coast, ideal for producing balanced, fresh, delicate Pinot Noir. This offers up pretty notes of vibrant rhubarb and red berries: a great introduction to the new style of high quality Californian Pinot Noir.

  • Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, ‘The Ranch’, Snowden Vineyards

    2012 Our Californian selection wouldn’t be complete without a Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, and this one is a beauty. Blended with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, this Bordeaux-blend is much more elegant than the blockbuster wines also found in Napa. It offers up a complex nose of blueberries, violets, cedar, vanilla and coffee beans. On the palate it has opulence but also freshness and minerality, and a smooth, long finish.

  • Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir, Bien Nacido, Chanin Wine Company

    2012 Young winemaker Gavin Chanin’s philosophy is to make terroir-driven wines from single vineyard sites in his home county of Santa Barbara. He achieves purity and vineyard expression by picking grapes early from old vines, and then treating them sensitively in the winery, avoiding additives and filtrations that can obscure the vineyard character. This effort has complex savoury spice notes alongside pretty wild strawberry fruit, combining freshness with good concentration and structured, supple tannins.



  • Bourgogne, Hudelot-Noëllat

    2013 Pinot Noir

  • Rully 1er Cru, Clos du Chapitre, Jaeger-Defaix

    2013 Pinot Noir

  • Givry 1er Cru, Clos du Cras Longue François Lumpp

    2013 Pinot Noir

  • Vosne-Romanée, Berthaut-Gerbet

    2013 Pinot Noir

  • Gevrey-Chambertin, Vieilles Vignes, Bernard Dugat-Py

    2011 Pinot Noir


  • Moulin-à-Vent, Château du Moulin-à-Vent

    2010 Gamay


  • St-Julien, Les Fiefs de Lagrange, 2nd Wine of Château Lagrange, 3eme Cru

    2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Petit Verdot

  • Médoc, Château Potensac, Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel

    2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot

Northern Rhône

  • Crozes-Hermitage, Alain Graillot

    2012 Syrah

  • Saint-Joseph, ‘Vignes De L’Hospice’, Guigal

    2006 Syrah

  • Côte-Rôtie, ‘Château d’Ampuis’, Guigal

    2000 Syrah & Viognier


  • Côtes du Roussillon, ‘Three Peaks’, Domaine Treloar

    2013 Syrah, Mourvèdre & Grenache

  • Vin de Pays de l’Hèrault, ‘Les Trois Terrasses’, Mas Gabriel

    2012 Carignan, Grenache & Syrah

  • Pays d’Oc, ‘Villa Mon Rêve’, Domaine Gayda

    2012 Syrah

  • Vin de Pays de l’Hèrault, Domaine de la Grange des Pères

    2002 Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cabernet Sauvignon & Counoise

  • Vin de Pays de l’Hèrault, Domaine de la Grange des Pères

    1998 Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cabernet Sauvignon & Counoise


  • Bandol, Château de Pibarnon

    2003 Mourvèdre & Grenache



  • Langhe Freisa, ‘Kyè’, G.D. Vajra

    2011 Freisa

  • Barbera d’Asti Superiore Nizza, ‘Costamiòle’, Prunotto

    2009 Barbera

  • Barolo, ‘Bricco delle Viole’, G.D. Vajra

    2009 Nebbiolo

  • Barolo, ‘Bussia’, Prunotto

    2009 Nebbiolo

  • Barbaresco, ‘Pajè’, Roagna

    2010 Nebbiolo


  • Vino de Tavola, Rosso del Palazzone

    NV Sangiovese

  • Rosso della Maremma, ‘Poggio Bestiale’, Fattoria di Magliano

    2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot & Petit Verdot

  • Toscana, Tignanello, Antinori

    2012 Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc

Central Italy

  • Umbria Rosso, Perticaia

    2014 Sangiovese, Colorino & Merlot

  • Colli Pesaresi, Mancini

    2013 Sangiovese

  • Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva, ‘Spelt’, La Valentina

    2012 Montepulciano

  • Olevano Romano, ‘Cirsium’, Damiano Ciolli

    2009 Cesanese

  • Lazio, ‘Montiano’, Falesco

    2012 Merlot

Northern Italy

  • Amarone della Valpolicella, ‘Riserva di Costasera’, Masi

    2009 Corvina, Rondinella, Oseleta & Molinara

Southern Italy and the Islands

  • Sicilia, ‘Lamùri’, Tasca

    2014 Nero d’Avola

  • Aglianico del Vulture, ‘Il Sigillo’, Cantine del Notaio

    2010 Aglianico


  • Coonawarra, Katnook Estate

    2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Tasmania, Tolpuddle Vineyard

    2014 Pinot Noir

  • Barossa Valley, ‘The Freedom 1843’, Langmeil

    2012 Shiraz

New Zealand

  • Central Otago, ‘Mature Vines’, Rippon

    2011 Pinot Noir


  • Rioja, ‘Balcón de Pilatos’, Inspiración Valdemar

    2008 Maturana

  • Montsant, ‘Braó’, Acústic Celler

    2013 Carinyena & Garnatxa Negra

  • Ribera del Duero, Flor de Pingus

    2006 Tinto Fino


  • Douro, Sino da Romaneira

    2011 Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca & Tinto Cão

Czech Republic

  • ‘Čtvrtě’, Stapleton & Singer

    2013 Pinot Noir


  • Valle del Maipo, ‘Gran Hacienda Reserva’, Santa Rita

    2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Valle del Maule, ‘VIGNO’, Lapostolle

    2013 Carignan

South Africa

  • Constantia, ‘Christine’, Buitenverwachting

    2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc & Merlot


  • Manzanilla Pasada, ‘Pastrana’, Bodegas Hidalgo

    Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain, 750ml, 15%

  • Oloroso, ‘Alfonso’, Gonzalez Byass

    Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, 750ml, 18%

  • Amontillado, ‘Tio Diego’, Valdespino

    Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, 750ml, 18%

  • Vintage Maury, Mas Amiel

    Roussillon, France, 2013, 750ml, 16.5%

  • Rivesaltes Rancio, Domaine Danjou Banessy

    Roussillon, France, 2000, 750ml, 15%


  • Riesling Auslese, Sonnenuhr, Heinrichshof

    Mosel, Germany, 2014, 750ml, 7.5%

  • Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos, Sauska

    Hungary, 2003, 500ml, 11%

  • Château Doisy-Daëne

    Sauternes, France, 2002, 1500ml, 14%

  • Montlouis, ‘Les Lys’, François Chidaine

    Loire Valley, France, 2009, 750ml, 11.5%

  • Château Rieussec

    Sauternes, France, 2009, 375ml

  • Riesling Beerenauslese, ‘Scharzhofberger’, Reichsgraf Von Kesselstatt

    Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany, 1989, 375ml

  • Pinot Gris, ‘Clos Jebsal’, Sélection de Grains Nobles, Zind Humbrecht

    Alsace, France, 1995, 750ml

Private Dining

Our Private Dining Room can cater for up to 26 people and is the perfect space to celebrate special occasions or for business functions. Looking to book in a group of up to 60 people? You can use the whole restaurant, Bespoke menus can be arranged and we advise contacting our Reservations Manager to discuss your requirements in more detail. E-mail with your enquiry. 

Ideal for business, great for private hire – a must for Christmas parties so book early!

Private Dining Room Alimentum


Call us on 01223 413000, or use the online booking service

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Cancellation Policy


Parties of 5 people or more

For group bookings of 7 plus or for our Private Dining Room we have a cancellation policy, please contact the restaurant directly on or call 01223413000