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Samovar Tea House

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23 Forehill, Ely CB7 4AA, England
+44 1353 662160
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11:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 09:30 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 19:00
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Ely, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good place to meet friends and enjoy the excellent varieties of tea they have on offer. Food is also available.

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Thank soowy
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

been here a few times now. cakes are good and it specialises on Tea's but you can get coffee. food is a bit ecletic and hit and miss (they love their bagels) tables are very close together and it is often busy. I would say slightly upmarket for Ely which is a pleasant change and not your normal café. worth... More 

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Thank Jcpg45
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

What a super place for tea! Oolong (delicious - I bought some to take home with one of the beautiful porcelain cups and saucers they stock), Fentimans ginger beer, spiced hot chocolate, hot white chocolate with enormous marshmallows, almond and blackberry cake .. it was feast and in such a charming old building, a perfect end to a long day's... More 

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Thank PenelopeScriv
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit. Our server instantly knew which of the veggie marked menu items were vegan. I had a Thai peanut of tofu bagel which was amazing. Then some apple cake and vegan ice cream. Despite it being busy service was very good. As a vegan I found this a great wee find and look forward to returning.

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Thank WilliamWallace1314
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I go to the samovar regularly and the quality and standard of service is always excellent ! The food is lovely and the selection of teas and cakes means there is always something new to try. The staff are lovely and very welcoming. If you visit Ely then a trip to the Samovar is a must.

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Thank Miele J
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We visited as a family of 3 following lots of recommendations from friends. We had a lovely time - food was great (we had bagels) and although I didn't have a tea, there certainly was enough to choose from.

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Thank Becki H
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

If you like tea, and would like to sample something different, you're sure to find something suitable here. Strawberry Humbug was my choice on this occasion. The cakes and sandwich options are worth investigating too... Ely is a pleasant town (actually city) to visit with free (yes, free) car parking. Make a day of it.

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Thank Steven P
Wymondham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Popped in for afternion tea during a weekend stay in Ely. What a place, great selection of teas, great sandwiches and cakes. Lovely atmosphere, great service. Will visit again very soon.

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Thank Robert S
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The Samovar is a lovely, traditional teashop, serving a fantastic range of Indian and Chinese loose-leaf teas (try the London Fog, it's amazing) and delightful food. The seating is comfortable and secluded and it makes a perfect interlude from an afternoon of exploring or shopping - or a great place to meet an old friend.

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Thank Luke M
Ely, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Took my daughter here for lunch We both had two types of tea and she opted for an olive salad. Staff very knowledgable about the vast range of teas on offer and we were not disappointed with their recommendations. Pity not a bigger space as feel they could do even more business

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Thank Paula H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Cuisine
Cafe, British, International, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 18:00
Thursday
09:30 - 18:00
Friday
09:30 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Forehill, Ely CB7 4AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +44 1353 662160

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?