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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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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef” (14 reviews)
“scallops” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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Food
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LOCATION
St Mary's Street, Ely CB7 4EY, England
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

The food was good but a bit expensive, but for a special occasion it ticked the boxes. There was just the right amount on the plates & the staff were friendly.

Thank hiitsmeagain2017
Customer_Champion, Front Office Manager at The Dining Room at Poets House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review The Dining Room at Poets House. We are pleased you enjoyed the food and the friendly service you received. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards Christine

Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Had an anniversary meal here with my wife and it was spectacular. I never knew Ely had such a fine establishment. The food was a taste explosion; the staff were friendly, helpful and full of the acute etiquette expected of fine dining. The chef challenged...More

Thank Anthony G
Customer_Champion, Front Office Manager at The Dining Room at Poets House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Dear Anthony Thank you so much for taking the time to write your 5 star review. Its pleasing to read that you appreciated the food, the wine and the service. I have passed on your valued comments to the team including Roxy, your waitress, who...More

Reviewed 21 January 2017

It is good to see Poets House back on form. I like the set dinner menu (£25/£30} which produces a good choice at a reasonable price. The venison was perfectly cooked, the rabbit terrine and seared partridge were both tasty and interesting. Service was pleasant...More

Thank morannie
Customer_Champion, Front Office Manager at The Dining Room at Poets House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2017

Dear Morannie Thank you very much for your 5 star review of your dinner at Poets House and such a lovely description of the food and service! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards

Reviewed 18 January 2017

Visited for lunch on New Year's Day and the experience made a good start to 2017. The menu was interesting, the food well cooked and presented and the service almost perfect - but not quite. A bit more training of those waiting on table would...More

Thank MPA24
Customer_Champion, Front Office Manager at The Dining Room at Poets House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of The Dining Room at Poets House. So pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the food! Your comments regarding the restaurant team have been taken on board also. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 16 January 2017

A group of us celebrating a birthday. Great bar and friendly welcome. At least half of us were vegetarians and the menu is not one which suits veggies. Even the fish and crab are served with meat. However we should have checked that, The food...More

Thank Kit186225
Customer_Champion, Front Office Manager at The Dining Room at Poets House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Thank you very much for your review of your dining experience at the Poets House. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your birthday celebration as the Poets really does make a truly special venue for such a celebration! Please be assured that your...More

Reviewed 6 January 2017

I dined here for Christmas lunch which I always believe is a testing time for dining rooms and kitchens. This dining room and it's kitchen team exceeded all expectations. The warm friendly greeting by the reception team was the beginning of a most marvellous dining...More

Thank JemimaCambridge
Customer_Champion, Front Office Manager at The Dining Room at Poets House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2017

Dear Jemima Thank you for taking the time to write such a fabulous 5 star review of your Christmas Lunch at Poets House! It makes us very proud to read your comments and very pleased that we made your day very special. We hope that...More

Reviewed 29 December 2016

Came back to Poets House for our Boxing Day lunch after a few years. Now under new management, it did not disappoint. A friendly welcome and cocktails in the lounge. The food was served hot and in good helpings in the stylish dinning room, The...More

Thank Brian B
Customer_Champion, Front Office Manager at The Dining Room at Poets House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2017

Dear Brian Thank you for taking the time to review The Dining Room at Poets House, Ely. We are so pleased you found the food and the service to your liking and look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon! Kind regards Christine

Reviewed 6 December 2016

I have been to the Poets House quite a few times now from its early days down to its pre administration low. However, when I visited last Friday I was surprised and delighted. The restaurant has just taken on a new chef (I think it...More

Thank Gail M
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Service was sporadic - not good at the beginning (no bread given when we sat down, but got it after the starter when it was realised by them that they had forgotten). With the amount I paid for the meal (just under £100 for 2...More

1  Thank beckyndanuk
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Service, food and decor were all excellent. Menu had good selection for a Sunday and food was of good standard and quality as was the presentation. We were staying at the hotel and celebrating our anniversary therefore chose to dine in the hotel restaurant which...More

Thank Eva E
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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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