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The Dining Room at Poets House Hotel

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British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were friendly enough. The seating was spaced out, which enabled our group to happily chat. The food was ok.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Globalfriend8
Reviewed 13 December 2018

We ate here on a Sunday evening as part of the Sunday night room/dinner offer. Great value - lovely meal, tasty and nicely presented, with good service. Started in the bar with cocktails and returned there at the end of the evening for night-caps.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank James P
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

This is the second time I have Poets House for dinner, on this occasion on a warm weekday evening in August. We were greeted warmly and went straight through for dinner. The other members of my party had steaks, which were very much enjoyed whilst...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Alex P
Customer_Champion, Guest Relations Manager at The Dining Room at Poets House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience. You will be pleased to hear we have changed the menu and we are very excited with the new dishes, including a replacement for the trifle which did not meet your expectations. Please do...More

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

A friend and I had Sunday lunch here recently. Food was excellent with plenty to choose from - I had roast beef and would definitely recommend it! Service was friendly and of a high standard. This is the first time I had visited but will...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cambsgirl2014
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Ate here twice on a recent visit. We were impressed by both the quality of the food and the ambience. Service was good and we would return if we were in the area again.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank junior-twit
Reviewed 15 October 2018

This is a really special place to go for a great meal. The food is excellent and great value. And the service is brilliant and attentive. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank nicholastimmings
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Good quality but somewhat over priced in an ambience that firmly belongs in the 1990s. Staff were friendly and the location is wonderful.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jauld2016
Reviewed 17 September 2018

My partner took me here for my birthday dinner last week. Whilst the food was fine the service was terrible. We waited some time for our drinks order to be taken in the bar despite the lady that greeted us on reception assuring us someone...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Denise267
Guest R, Guest Relations Manager at The Dining Room at Poets House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2018

Thank you so much for your recent review and we appreciate you taking the time to feedback on your dining experience at The Poets House Hotel. We are sorry the experience was disappointing due to the service you received and please be assured that your...More

Reviewed 24 August 2018

The dining room was of good quality and, if you are in a hurry or don't want to be adventurous regarding cuisine, then this is a good choice. The village of Ely has a number of little eateries and bars for the adventurous.

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank landrum_111
Guest R, Guest Relations Manager at The Dining Room at Poets House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience at Poets House Hotel, we are pleased you enjoyed your meal and hope that you will return again soon! With warm regards The team at Poets House

Reviewed 2 August 2018

We visited the Poet's House restaurant on a very hot sticky Wednesday evening. Having only recently moved to Ely I Googled to try to find an Air conditioned restaurant. Poets house was one of the few and very near. We ate early before 7:00 pm....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank NEIL H
PoetsHouse, Front Office Manager at The Dining Room at Poets House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Dear Neil, Thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience at Poets House. I am sorry that google led to believe that the restaurant was air-conditioned, I will certainly look in to this. The food is extremely important to us at Poets...More

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