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The Dining Room at Poets House Hotel

St Mary's Street, Ely CB7 4EY, England
+44 1353 887777
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef” (14 reviews)
“scallops” (7 reviews)
“pudding” (8 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
St Mary's Street, Ely CB7 4EY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Cambsgirl2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Joanne B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Reviewed 9 July 2018

Fantastic Sunday lunch . The beef is to die for , so tender and 2 thick herbed slices , perfectly cooked . Been several times and tried lots of other restaurants too.Poets is by far the best , worth the money .More

Thank _christinenfraser
PoetsHouse, Front Office Manager at The Dining Room at Poets House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Dear Christine Thank you so much for your lovely review of your Sunday Lunch at Poets House Hotel! The chef will be pleased to hear your comments - he takes great pride in offering the best quality beef sourced from Yallops the Butchers. The beef...More

Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely evening here a couple of weeks back to celebrate my birthday. Was busy as there was a wedding reception there but plenty of space and the staff were very attentive, friendly and very welcoming. Food was great, good service and great value....More

Thank Suffolktraveller2014
Reviewed 8 June 2018

When taking friends out to the highly regarded afternoon tea (which should be ordered well in advance of the day) you will feel that touch of luxury that could be a rival to 'Brown's', the internationally famous London Tea House

Thank HelenaWashington
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Mary's Street, Ely CB7 4EY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +44 1353 887777
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  • This restaurant is at Poets House
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