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The White Pheasant

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21 Market Street | Fordham, Ely CB7 5LQ, England
+44 1638 720414
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 15:30
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had the 5 course taster menu, and it was all fantastic. Cooked spot on, flavours were amazing, place was clean and staff were friendly. Highly recommend.

Thank Jenni T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my favourite places to dine, I took my girlfriend here for our anniversary meal tonight. Once again the food and service was outstanding! The steak night menu is perfect and amazing value! The duck spring rolls were by far the best I've ever had. The steaks were cooked to perfection, and the chocolate fondant was to die for!... More 

Thank Shane J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm a hard girl to please when it come to customer service but the white pheasant had got it down to a T! Steve was very knowledgeable about the menu and drinks list and the food is 5* and good value! Come out feeling very full and satisfied 😍

Thank zoie9
Ely, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the first time that we have been here since it changed hands, too long. We had a very nice 5 course taster menu with intriguing and complementary flavours. We will not leave it so long for our next visit. It would have been good to meet the chef but compliments to the staff who served us, they were... More 

Thank Glenn D
Bury St Edmunds
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I say. The presentation was superb. The meal itself was a delight. The White Pheasant even included a pre course to cleanse the palette, a foamy broth or soup like dish. The staff were attentive and friendly. We have been a number of times and never had a bad meal. The restaurant was quite full for a Thursday... More 

Thank Sam_Hendricks_author
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly, let me say I am not a vegetarian. However, following a couple of pretty decent meals here previously I decided expand my horizons and to go to a Vegetarian Tasting Evening with a couple of friends. As usual the service was impeccable. Stevie hits exactly the right note as maitre d'hôtel - a friendly welcome, swift and efficient service... More 

Thank Amanda T
Cambridge, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited last night - again! Lovely food, beautifully presented and delicious. Great service, friendly and attentive without overkill. Each of the five taster courses was delicious and inventive with great flavour.

Thank Milly63Cambridge_UK
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have just returned from my 5 course vegetarian meal for my birthday with my mum and sister and it was amazing! The staff were so accommodating and friendly from the minute we stepped in the door. Then there was the food.. well, I have never had anything quite like it. So beautifully presented and the unique, moorish flavours with... More 

Thank Victoria M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got a travelzoo deal for 5 course tasting lunch menu so decided to check it out. Service was super quick and food was very good and beautifully presented, if a little rich for lunchtime! Couldn't quite manage to finish both desserts. Only reason for not giving 5 stars is pigeon was a little dry and hubby wasn't a fan of... More 

Thank Philippa R
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the White Pheasant today for a family Sunday lunch to celebrate Mum and Dad's birthdays and were not disappointed. Friendly service with a smile with nothing being too much trouble. Food beautifully presented with my duck being the star of the show followed closely by the cheesecake. Will definitely visit again soon. Thank you to all.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$81
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Market Street | Fordham, Ely CB7 5LQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +44 1638 720414
STOP PRESS... We are proud to announce we have received 2 AA rosettes for culinary excellence. Having initially trained at the White Pheasant in 2005, Head Chef Calvin Holland went on to cook at some of the UK's finest multi-rosette & Michelin Star restaurants, only to return to the White Pheasant in August this year as Head Chef and Proprietor.With an emphasis on locally sourced produce alongside award winning wines, this family owned restaurant offers everything from light lunches or a traditional Sunday lunch to the finest A La Carte menu. The epitome of country dining, boasting a beautiful open fire and weathered floorboards, the Pheasant is now taking bookings for Christmas parties with a special menu of exquisite dishes designed for the winter months such as braised cheek of Hereford beef or a Ballotine of Gressingham duck. Menu's & wine lists are all available on line.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?