Seven dishes you must try in Cambridge, England: Tristan Welch, Parker's Tavern

HAZELNUT GELATO, JACK'S GELATO

Particularly perfect for summer months – this amazing ice-cream shop is run by a man who is passionate about his craft and you can taste it. He churns the ice-cream in front of your eyes in the most mesmerising contraption. I am in love with the hazelnut ice-cream – I always ask him for his secret flavour but he never lets on. If you want double portions tell him Tristan sent you …

See jacksgelato.co.uk

BASIL GIN, CAMBRIDGE GIN LAB

Located on Green Street – here you can buy, taste and learn everything you ever need to know about gin. Even better, you can tailor your own gin – much like you tailor a suit – to your own preferences and tastes. Their herb infusions are second to none – the basil gin literally tastes like the fresh herb. Their gin and cocktails have an amazing clarity of flavour, as well as all the charms and quirks of Cambridge.

See cambridgeginlab.co.uk

CHOCOLATE PUDDINGS, DULCEDO PATTISERIE & DESSERT BAR

On Hills Road. In essence Dulcedo is a dessert restaurant … yum. Last time I was there they had three different chocolate desserts. I managed two of them but I have unfinished business with the third, so I, for one, will definitely be going back.

See dulcedopatisserie.co.uk

BEER, CALVERLEY'S BREWERY & TAPROOM

Just a stone's throw away from Parker's Tavern, this beer couldn't be any more local. They brew all the beer on site and host open tap nights on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Complete with food vans and music – sensational.

See calverleys.com

PARKER'S TAVERN AFTERNOON TEA

The Parker's Tavern Afternoon Tea takes you on a historic journey through Cambridge. Every element of the tea is linked with a historical element or event from the city's long and interesting past. The Crayfish Pastry Boats pay homage to the Oxford Cambridge Boat Race that started in 1829 when a Cambridge undergraduate challenged a friend at Oxford to a rowing race. The Trio Of Sandwiches are a nod to the 4th Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu, who studied at Trinity College and invented the humble sandwich.

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See parkerstavern.com

CHILLI SAUCE, CAMBRIDGE CHEESE SHOP

I defy anybody to leave this shop empty handed. After a visit to the Cambridge Cheese Shop, you are guaranteed to wake up with a cheese hangover the next day. They offer an amazing selection of chilli sauces, perfectly paired with the local artisan cheeses or hand picked European cheeses.

See cambridgecheese.com

BURGER, STEAK & HONOUR

Every town has its best burger joint and this is ours. Located on Wheeler Street, visitors can get their fix at the restaurant or from their distinctive and recognisable Citroen vans that serve at different spots around Cambridge.

See steakandhonour.co.uk

Cambridge-born chef Tristan Welch began his training in London under Gary Rhodes. At Le Gavroche, working under Michel Roux jnr, he won the Award of Excellence from the Academy of Culinary Arts. He was head chef at Gordon Ramsay's Petrus at The Berkeley, before relaunching Launceston Place in Kensington. Parker's Tavern opens in August, with Welch at the helm of an entirely British menu underpinned by Cambridge and East Anglian producers. See parkerstavern.com

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