SmokeWorks, Cambridge

We recently had the pleasure of visiting SmokeWorks in Cambridge, as they had kindly invited us to come and check it out. So it was a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a trip to Cambridge to combine food and culture, who doesn’t love a trip to the Fitzwilliam Museum?

As many parents will know, it is always hard to find a restaurant that caters for everyone’s tastes. On this occasion, it was two adults and five kids, ranging in age from 7 – 14, with one veggie.

We arrived at SmokeWorks and from the minute we got there the kids were captivated, from the lights and little cubby hole seating, the call switch to the guy who flies down the stairs! The restaurant immediately felt welcoming, rustic and family friendly.

The food at SmokeWorks certainly did not disappoint. SmokeWorks offers several menus, including a lunch menu, kids menu, dairy free, gluten free and of course a large main menu which offers food ranging from ribs to burgers to salads, whilst still catering for all the veggies and vegans out there, meaning that there was something for everyone.

I personally opted for the delicious smoky ‘clucker’ burger! The burger was jam-packed with flavour and beautifully presented. I particularly enjoyed the fact that I could choose one ‘major side’ or two ‘minor sides’ to accompany my meal. There is a great variety of sides to choose from including, sweet potato fries, beef dripping mash and meaty bbq beans.


Alongside their extensive main menu, they also offer a huge drinks menu, which offers beers, ciders, soft drinks, milkshakes, cocktails, wines. So there is a drink for every occasion. The kids loved the milkshakes, whilst us adults enjoyed a cocktail or two – it was happy hour after all!

And to top it all off; dessert. The dessert menu has a selection of sweet treats including Eton mess cheesecake, chocolate brownies, waffles topped with an abundance of marshmallows, chocolate sauce and biscuits. They also offered scoops of ice cream or sorbet if you fancied something a bit less extravagant, but still just as yummy.

We really enjoyed our meal at SmokeWorks and by the look of it so did the kids judging by the empty plates. 

Thank you SmokeWorks for the invitation.