The Tamburlaine, a new boutique hotel in the heart of Cambridge, opened its doors for the first time on March 20.
The new vibrant city centre hotel, home to 155-bedrooms and a number of new eateries, is the first UK opening from Dublin-based O’Callaghan Hotel Group. The striking entrance has a dramatic double-height lobby with feature staircase overlooking the library above. The ground floor flows between four different food and drink areas each with its own offering. The Brasserie serves an accessible menu of locally-sourced, seasonal dishes in an informal environment with pendant lighting, leather banquettes, an open kitchen and floor-to-ceiling windows. A horseshoe shaped cocktail bar, The Garden Room, were afternoon tea will be served, plus Steam the hotel’s deli, are the other food and beverage outlets at Tamburlaine. Steam, the hotel's deli will be the last phase to open, due to launch this month. All communal areas in the hotel have been designed to have their own identity by Bryan O’Sullivan Studio based in Shoreditch.
In charge of the kitchens at Tamburlaine is executive chef Alan Dann, whose experience has seen him work at restaurants such as The Waterside Inn, Restaurant Pierre Gagnaire and Restaurant Michel Geurard. Interesting artworks around the hotel pay homage the its location in Cambridge. The group comprises four hotels in Dublin and one in Gibraltar and Maryland, US,