Friday Night In Cambridge

Food, Trips, What's On Cambridge / Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

What’s a better way to spend a Friday night in Cambridge than with friends?

I’d had a horrid day at work so when Alex called and asked me if I wanted to have dinner and see a film, I said yes, yes, yes!

It was spontaneous, so everything except the film choice was spontaneous – Isle of Dogs, directed by Wes Anderson. Though I’d never heard of the film, I went along with it because Alex is a whizz with everything film and director related so I trust his judgement. (It has 91% on Rotten Tomatoes!)

Friday Night in Cambridge
Isle of Dogs, directed by Wes Anderson. Image from Wikipedia

It’s a stop-motion comedy-drama animation, set in dystopian Japan. All the dogs are affected by an illness and are banished. It sounded weird at first, but I was up for it.

So, I met Alex in town and we were starving, so we immediately went in search of something to eat.

Kimmoy, Cambridge

Friday night in Cambridge

Kimmoy, 11 Burleigh Street, Cambridge, is described on Tripadvisor as being Chinese, Asian and Vegetarian-friendly. We’d never eaten here before, but I was getting seriously hangry and it smelt good from the outside, so we went in.

Worryingly though, once we’d sat down and placed our (massive) order, we realised there were no Asian people eating there. Usually, this isn’t a good sign. So, we prepared ourselves for badness.

However, what arrived was anything but!

Friday Night in Cambridge
Thai Sweet Chilli Chicken (spicy hot) 泰汁鸡 £4.80 Crispy chicken with ginger, garlic, coriander & sweet chilli sauce

friday night in cambridge

  • Sil Ap Wall Tip (x4) 鸭饺 £ 4.60 Grilled duck dumpling
  • Wall Tip (x4) 锅贴 £4.50 Minced pork dumplings
  • Jai Chow Udon (vegetarian) 杂菜炒乌冬 £7.95 Thick white Japanese noodles with oriental vegetables (Alex asked for added Chicken)
friday night in cambridge
Sil Choi Gai 绍菜鸡饭 £8.95 Chicken, Chinese mushrooms, Chinese leaf, broccoli, spring onion & coriander with steamed or egg fried rice

We were really surprised by how good it was, and everything Alex picked that I thought I wouldn’t like, I really loved! The pork dumplings especially. I would never have picked these for myself.

friday night in cambridge

The Pint Shop, Cambridge

After leaving the restaurant we headed to the cinema to get tickets for the film. But it turned out it was insanely busy and the only tickets available weren’t ones together. So, we sacked it off and went into town.

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The Pint Shop is super cool and trendy, right in the heart of Cambridge near King’s Parade. Apparently, the building dates back to 1830 and E.M.Forster once lived there. They have a massive range of beers, an amazing restaurant, and also great bar food. Alex and I just went for a couple of drinks this time.

friday night in cambridge

We opted for the Peanut Butter Pale from Swansea and the Barrel Aged Fig and Raisin Stout from the Netherlands. Oh, and also a Cranberry Juice 😉

friday night in cambridge

friday night in cambridge

friday night in cambridge

friday night in cambridge

friday night in cambridge

I had to Google what Silk Weavers Brain is…It’s not what you’d first think 😉

friday night in cambridge


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P.S. If you ever find yourself on a Friday night in Cambridge, there is a lot to do! Check out this cafe below:

Relevant Record Cafe Cambridge
Relevant Record Cafe Cambridge

3 Replies to “Friday Night In Cambridge”

  1. I am a dumpling fiend!! Love love love them!! I would really recommend this dumpling and traditional Chinese cuisine place in Norfolk street, near CB2. Zhonghua Traditional Snacks. SOOOOO GOOOOOD!! I love love love it there. It’s my cheap cheer up place!(some where to get dinner when your sad and broke.😂😂😂) other excuse for going there are….
    It’s Monday
    I feel like celebrating
    It’s Wednesday
    I want really really good food.
    It’s thursday
    Monthly sister dinner with my sister
    It’s friday

    It is just sooo so good and soooooo worth the money. And really traditional and authentic!

  2. Sounds like a wonderful date night, the food looked and sounded delicious!! Shame you didn’t get to see the movie but sounds like the drinks made up for it 🙂 Thank you for sharing with #bigpinklink x

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