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Places to Eat in Ely

Old Fire Engine House, Ely

A restaurant and art gallery situated just west of the cathedral in an attractive Georgian house with a large walled garden stocked with many old English fruit trees, herbs and flowers. Our menus rely heavily on seasonal cooking and using local ingredients and recipes.

The Royal Standard, Ely

The Royal Standard started as a one room public house in the 15th Century and is the oldest building on Ely's Forehill. The building has been extended over the years and is now one of Ely's most popular dining and meeting places. Our extensive food menu is focused on fresh and local as well as seafood and steak, with a good selection of traditional pub food thrown into the mix. An eclectic 60 bottle wine list compliments the varied menu and you can also expect to find well kept real ales, cocktails and a great range of premium spirits.

Poets House, Ely

The Dining Room offers a great selection of seasonal dishes using fresh and locally sourced ingredients. The perfect place to catch up with friends, impress a dinner date or simply relax and enjoy the professional yet friendly service.

Riverside Bar Kitchen

Ideally situated on the stunning River Great Ouse, RBK offers a great range of dishes, from traditional line caught fish and chips to authentic homemade pizzas. We are the perfect venue for lunch, afternoon cream tea or a three course evening meal – whether sitting inside our spacious restaurant or outside on our extensive riverside patio. You can book on our website or by phone on 01353 666699.

Grand Central Bar & Grill, Ely

Experience a taste of the States with bespoke cocktails, American beers, bottomless sodas and awesome milkshakes. A truly American themed dining and drinking experience on Ely's riverside.

Peacock's Tearoom, Ely

Homemade cakes, delicious lunches, a pretty garden and the widest selection of teas in the world are the hallmarks of this welcoming riverside tearoom, repeatedly recognized as one of the best in the country.

Prince Albert, Ely

01353 663494

A lovely little traditional English pub in a side street of Ely. Whilst the pub may look small from the outside, don't be fooled! The cosy front room, impressively opens out to a fabulous dining area where a range of beautifully presented meals are served. We also have one of Ely's best beer gardens where you can dine alfresco or partake in one of many traditional beers on offer.

The Cutter Inn, Ely

The Cutter Inn and Riverside Restaurant have been open since 2006. With its superb location alongside the River Ouse, whether with family, friends or colleagues, there is no finer place to relax and enjoy quality traditional British pub food served in stylish surroundings.

Sylhet Indian Restuarant, Ely

Fresh Indian food prepared in the heart of Ely city.

Eleven A

11a Forehill is Ely’s newest 'City Centre' kitchen, bar and cocktail lounge.  Nestled at the top of Fore Hill.  We are equidistant to Ely Cathedral and the River Great Ouse with ample free car parking space located in Forehill car park. Come and see for yourself just what’s going on at 11a.  Open from 11am for coffees, pastries and cake.  Kitchen open for all day dining from 12pm - 9pm.  Weekends, we like to turn the lights down low, put on some music, mix ’n’ shake some cocktails and relax.  Open until late Friday and Saturday evenings, 11a is the place to be whether it’s family time, catching up with friends, business meetings or just a quiet dinner for two.

Le Spice, Ely

Our goal is to provide great food and excellent service. We also aim to provide high quality authentic Indian food, prepared by our experienced chefs. Our mission is to achieve customer satisfaction by providing consistently fresh, innovative, healthy foods using only the finest ingredients.

The Lamb, Ely

Old English Inns are a collection of some of England’s historic pubs inns and hotels, steeped in history and loved for their warmth and hospitality. Whether taking time out in a pub or getting away to a hotel, we’re sure you’ll fall in love with our cosy bars, crooked walls and low beams. Enjoy time to relax with a glass of wine or real ale and join us for an Old English pub meal in our restaurants, where if you choose to stay with us, we offer a range of delicious breakfasts cooked to order.

Lemon Tree Deli and Cafe

Lemon Tree Deli and Cafe, situated on the Market Place in Ely, offers the chance to take a break from the day in a wonderful surrounding that will enliven the senses with scents and tastes beyond the normal. Hot drinks and sandwiches avaliable.

The Red Lion, Soham

The Red Lion in Soham is a 17th century pub and restaurant serving rustic British and Mediterranean cuisine in a unique setting. The interior has been recently restored achieving a successful mix of new and old to create a welcoming cosy ambience with a contemporary twist. Formerly of the Old Fire Engine House in Ely, Lucy Jarman has taken on the restaurant, serving a modern rustic menu featuring a wide variety of dishes from game to traditional roasts and using local produce wherever possible. The Red Lion also has a cosy bar where customers can enjoy an Adnam’s beer or a artisan gin from a specialist menu.


Habis brings a taste of Spain to Littleport and the surrounding area. As well as offering an amazing breakfast, lunch and evening menu, all with a Mediterranean twist, Habis specialises in themed Paella and Tapas nights. Check out their Facebook page for the latest offers, but be quick as spaces book fast for these fabulous evenings.

Ely Turkish Restaurant

On Ely’s vibrant Fore Hill you’ll find a slice of Turkish culture. Ely Turkish Restaurant offers a warm welcome from a family run eatery offering a wide range of freshly prepared Turkish dishes, evoking the flavours of the wonderful Turkish cuisine. With a range of hot and cold dishes, catering for all tastes and with the added bonus of a Meze Bar, with a range of beautiful cocktails, Ely Turkish Restaurant is a perfect place to enjoy a meal for any occasion.