Parker’s Tavern launching in June 2018 and will be a stand-alone destination restaurant and bar serving good, honest, locally sourced food – a delicious taste of Cambridge. The independently run restaurant will be overseen by East Anglian Chef Tristan Welch, who has returned to where he was born and bred following a stint in Mustique. It will be a beautiful, flamboyant and idiosyncratic restaurant – the perfect place for all day dining and amongst the most desirable social venues in Cambridge.
Everything served will have British origins and will be rooted back to Cambridge and East Anglian producers. With its own street entrance, Parker’s Tavern will be part of the UNIVERSITY ARMS hotel and will be overlooking Parker’s Piece. It has been designed by Martin Brudnizki and will mirror the communal dining halls synonymous with Cambridge Colleges, featuring an eclectic mix of free-standing dining chairs and benches, finished in deep red and mustard yellow leather. Wall panelling will be in famous Cambridge Blue, offset by a traditional dark wood herringbone floor and original stained-glass windows with crest detailing. A contemporary selection of artwork will provide juxtaposition to tradition with injections of colour, introducing warmth and fun to the space. There will be up to 110 covers in the restaurant and 61 in the bar and the food menu will consist of a selection of new modern classics, complimented by a seasonally changing menu, which will be “as unpredictable as mother nature”. Signature dishes will include Roasted Scallops with Coastline Herbs and Sole with Brown Shrimps, Epicure Potatoes and Nut-Brown Butter – inspired by Tristan’s childhood holidays by the British seaside. Traditional comfort food will be celebrated – Hobston’s Choice Pie will be a locally inspired seasonal pie of the day and Parker’s Tavern ‘Spag Bol’ is a two-day slow-cook recipe using the finest quality ingredients generously.
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