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Samovar Tea House

23 Forehill, Ely CB7 4AA, England
+44 1353 662160
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“cakes” (55 reviews)
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Cafe, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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23 Forehill, Ely CB7 4AA, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a delicious brunch and tea and Samovar. The owners are wonderful and the tea menu is incredibly impressive. Can't wait to visit again 😊

Thank Keryn J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The outside and signage are unremarkable, but stepping across the threshold, the experience was fab as my wife and 20 year old daughter and myself had lunch there. Menu succinct but more than adequate, as well as original and a definite change from the herd...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Salmon wasabi cream cheese. Fabulous. Wide cups let the tea go cold.nowhere to put infuser. Why are all cakes gluten, dairy free etc? Only one 'proper' cake and a cheesecake. Rest 'free from'...

Thank annette f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a favourite. A really interesting tea shop. provides a calm relaxing place to sit and sample their vast tea menu. Looking forward to my next visit

Thank Gillian S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place - whether you fancy a quick coffee, a tea, some cake or an amazing sourdough toast or bagel this is the place. It’s small n quirky, the staff are amazingly friendly and they also serve gluten free and vegan food too!...More

Thank 43-OTR
Reviewed 11 April 2018

We were tempted in by the specials board outside and certainly not disappointed. Quite small menu but what was on offer was definitely just that bit different and temping. Couldn’t believe the huge choice of teas and very good coffee. Highly recommended and well worth...More

Thank clueyandjohn
Reviewed 8 April 2018

A real gem in Ely a huge choice of teas but also great coffee ,the menu is interesting and varied and the staff charming but try the cakes wow they are worth a visit just for them.

Thank Spud800
Reviewed 29 March 2018

If you like leaf tea then this place is a must visit. They also make lovely unusual cakes. It is cosy inside and the staff are very friendly.

Thank penguins40
Reviewed 28 March 2018

Good choice of tea and coffee. Highly recommend the Green Teas/ Limited choice of cakes but all excellent,

Thank EastAngliaDiver
Reviewed 20 March 2018

I went to the tea house because of the range of teas and I was so surprised by the choice available. I tried the White monkey, very nice. The cakes are very good and like the range of teas quite a choice. I settled for...More

Thank Berlin377
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
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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