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By Nur S.

this place was my regular restaurant when i was in C'bridge...definitely deserved it.someone who finds respectful and warm attitude towards them by staff before meals, like me, it becomes a must. meals are Turkish cuisine rather than English. but on the other hand they have English breakfast and some fish dishes.... beside all of them, the owner should been known while visiting there...Mr. Celil was the best person ever i ve met in there...many thanks for all of them....

By Graham R.

I could quite literally spend all day eating here. Open from the early hours until late evening. The day time menu boasts breakfast's as well as traditional lunch food. The best part is the daily specials, the restaurant turns into an evening mediterranean cuisine and they include some of the dishes in the daily specials. The yogurtlu kebab is fantastic. Served with rice and salad you are provided with mouth watering meat on a bed of pitta bread and yogurt topped with a tomato sauce. Certainly my favourite. A perfect place to take visitors, friends or even alone both day and night.

By David J.

this is a great place to go-whether you want just a coffee or somthing more substantial. the daily specials are always varied and homemade- so dont go there expecting exactlly the same taste each time - (i think it depends on the chef at the time) but it is good value and really homemade! i eat there at least three times a week and am never tired of the menu- --in an age when towns are full of chain restaurants this place is a real jewel.well done.

By E.

Location, location, location may be a cliche, but Agora at The Copper Kettle is doing a roaring trade at its privileged college-side setting. Add to that some tasty Mediterranean food and drink and you've got an absolute hit.

The Venue
Positioned proudly on the idyllic and central Kings Parade, opposite a number of beautiful buildings including the famous Kings College, Agora at The Copper Kettle could probably make a reasonable trade based on its location alone.

On the outside of the building’s large windows sit a number of tables which are perfect for watching the world go by on a summer’s day.

Inside is a light and spacious dining area that's usually teeming with customers enjoying a light meal or a chat over coffee.

Pale green walls are adorned with colourful works of art and there is quite a bit of greenery to give the restaurant a refreshing and invigorating atmosphere. The restaurant is tastefully furnished but could, perhaps, do with a lick of fresh lick of paint.

The People
Because of its location, Agora at The Copper Kettle attracts a cross-section of Cambridge society. It is frequented by academics, university students, shoppers and tourists.

Because of the weird mix the atmosphere can be a bit hit and miss, especially during the week. But at weekends it is usually a buzzing restaurant and the affability of the Turkish staff is worth going for in itself.

The Food
During the day you can expect normal cafe-style fare, such as salads, baguettes, lasagne, all-day breakfasts and beans on toast. And to cater for the more adventurous palate, there are also a number of Turkish-influenced options.

If you’re looking for something more extravagant then check out the specials board which usually has a homemade soup of the day and delicious fish dishes.

The food is also good value, with the majority of plates costing from £4 to £7. In the evenings the Mediterranean menu is more kebab orientated, with a number of vegetarian options on offer as well.

The Drink
The adventurous wine list is reasonably priced, with bottles ranging from £12 to £30. There is also a selection of bottled beers.

During the day you can watch the bustle of Cambridge while enjoying a coffee or pot tea, and there's the usual assortment of soft drinks.

The Last Word
An authentic, friendly restaurant offering a good selection of English and Turkish cuisine. It’s not the place to go if you want to avoid the crowds, but on a warm summer’s day there are few better places to watch the world go by.