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Samovar Tea House

23 Fore Hill, Ely CB7 4AA, England
+44 1353 662160
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“cakes” (47 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 18:00All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
23 Fore Hill, Ely CB7 4AA, England
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1 - 10 of 161 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely breakfast, freshly prepared for us. If you like something that's not on the menu, they'll try to make it for you too! Highly recommended.

Thank Bob T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went this morning to Samovar with some friends. We had a warm welcome, coffee made to pretty much any order. I had a gorgeous home-made almond and blackberry cake. It was the perfect balance of moist, light, sweet but not sickly. Ambience is great....More

Thank 116abooth
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Have visited a few times with tea lovers and between us have barely made a dent in the choice of tea's available. A lovely tea shop with welcoming staff!

Thank Iorweth
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

I've been to Samovar several times with friends and family. Wonderful range of teas and I'm told the hot chocolate is excellent too. The service is efficient and friendly and staff are always helpful when asked for recommendations. I'm yet to try the cakes but...More

Thank Alex P
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely breakfast and a wonderful buttered coffee. Lovely staff and a fantastic selection of teas.

Thank Bob T
Reviewed 28 August 2017

having been advised to try it out, I visited and it was busy but was found a table and waited and waited to be served - there is a vast array of tea available and I opted for Kenya Special - which was very tasteless....More

Thank Helly63
Management response:Responded 29 August 2017

We are all sorry that you didn't have as good a time as we aim to provide everyone with. I think I know what happened in your case. We have a policy of seating people as things can get rather busy in our little shop...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017

This cafe is far from your standard British cafe with a crazy wide selection of teas, so unusual coffee preparations and a decent set of non-standard snacks. I'd usually go for coffee, but since the rea selection is so large, I went for one of...More

Thank masaccio
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Mecca for tea lovers - this place sells countless varieties of tea. And coffee too, including some unusual varieties like strong Russian and Turkish coffee. They sell food, but had stopped taking orders by the time we arrived so we had cake instead, which was...More

Thank Sleepybadger
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Small but perfectly formed. And the tea menu will keep you absorbed for hours. Food was very good indeed. Teas outstanding. Service friendly and efficient. Wish I lived nearer and could become a regular!

Thank Chris Y
Reviewed 9 August 2017

What a great place with so many teas to choose from.i reckon you could go there every week of the year and be able to have a different tea each week. Great customer service and great food too

Thank OLDCROW49
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Fore Hill, Ely CB7 4AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +44 1353 662160
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