They say it has the best view of any restaurant in Cambridge, not because it overlooks the river and Mill Pond, but because the hideous concrete University (graduate) Centre cannot be seen from inside it. It does, however, have a good restaurant which I’ve not visited in months. I began with the “mackerel two ways,” which featured smoked mackerel paté and a mackerel fishcake. My dining companion ordered the asparagus. Both were nice enough, if unexceptional.
For the main courses I chose a roasted monkfish with scallops, and my fellow-diner went for the poached salmon fillet. Again, both workmanlike, but not in the ‘remarkable’ class.
I suppose the same was true of the wine – a nice New Zealand Nobilo sauvignon blanc. Very good, very reliable at 12.5 percent, and with a sharp fruit up front that mellowed on the edges of the tongue. The verdict? Reasonable food, good wine, fantastic view.