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Festive Afternoon Teas - The Dining Room at Poets House, Ely, Cambridgeshire

The Dining Room at Poets House

4.3
4.3
499 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Our Dining Room, Writing Room, Courtyard Garden and Sonnet Lounge restaurant are the perfect places to catch up with friends or colleagues. We are open daily for dining with food being served from 9 am - 8.45 pm, and drinks until late.

Whether it's our breakfast menu, weekday lunch, or dinner, The Poet's House stunning decor, wonderful dishes, and first-class service guarantee an unforgettable dining experience

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 09:00–20:45
  • Phone number
    01353 887777
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    .
  • Catering
    All reservations must be pre-booked - seating area is available in The Dining Room, Writing Room and outside in our courtyard area. Current menus are online.
  • Private party facilities
    Our Writing Room and Boardroom are the perfect venues for a celebration!
  • Private party contact
    Events Co-Ordinator: 01223 653111
  • Area
    Ely
  • Parking Details
    There is an abundance of on street parking surrounding the hotel, or at St Mary"s Street, or Barton Road Public Car Parks which are a short walk from the hotel. We will be happy to provide directions if required.
  • Public Transit
    There are bus stops along St Mary Street a short walk from the hotel. Ely Train Station is approximately 15 minutes walk, or a short taxi journey.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 499 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Good for business meals

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Good for business meals

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Good for special occasions

499 Reviews
  1. CharlotteM

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal to celebrate our anniversary, thank you.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I didn’t enjoy this meal at all, I started with a red pepper and tomato soup, it was nice but nothing you couldn’t buy from Tesco, I then had chicken in a mushroom sauce, it arrived with no sauce, I had to ask for it, the chicken was overcooked and dry, I thought it was an expensive meal for chicken and chips, the gardens are beautiful but I won’t be going back
    The Dining Room at Poets HouseResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for taking th e time to review your meal at Poets House. I am sincerely sorry that you did not enjoy your meal, and that you would not consider returning to try our our lovely new dishes that we hav eon the menu including Arancini Mozzarella Balls, Served with pancetta and a rich tomato sauce, Supreme Of Chicken, Accompanied by new potatoes, rainbow carrots, tender stem broccoli and a deep rich red wine and cranberry jus and our delicious new lamb dish too. I hope you will re-consider and that we have the opportunity to welcome you back to Poets. With kindest regards Christine

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  3. RobD

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first visit to Poets House, Ely & we weren't disappointed. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary & a frien]ds birthday & from the moment we entered the staff were welcoming & attentive. The food was excellent & just right portion wise. The ambience was lovely our table was in a bay window which made us feel like we were in our own little bubble. One draw back Poets House doesn't have any parking facilities & with Ely being popular with tourists I would advise arriving early to allow time to find a parking spot. I can throughly recommend Poets House & we are already planning another visit.
    The Dining Room at Poets HouseResponded on 4 June 2024
    Thank you Rob for dining with us at Poets House. It truly was a pleasure to welcome you and Poets is the perfect place to celebrate! Reviews like this are what our team love reading as their hard work certainly pays off when our guest's have experiences like yours. We are looking forward to welcoming you back very soon!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and service was outstanding!
    The Dining Room at Poets HouseResponded on 4 June 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time at Poets and the team will love reading your feedback. Hopefully we can welcome you back soon!

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  5. philipM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    food was great and nice sized portions have used a few times and new things on the menu this time beef was great sea bass looked good
    The Dining Room at Poets HouseResponded on 4 June 2024
    Thank you Philip for taking time to leave valuable feedback. It was a pleasure to welcome you and I do hope we will see you again in the near future!

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  6. 573CCN

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    good food, excellent position by a window and good service. Enjoyable occasion. Would come back.
    The Dining Room at Poets HouseResponded on 4 June 2024
    Thank you so much for leaving such great feedback from your meal with us! I am delighted to hear that you had a wonderful experience and our team will love reading your feedback. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future!

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  7. SueP

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was very poor. We had to call the waiter for service in the bar and again in the dining room. The food was very disappointing. Fish cakes were dry, barely cooked, lukewarm and mostly potato. One of our party found a piece of smoked haddock. My beef teriyaki was strong in flavour but it had 3 tiny slivers of beef. I asked for more sauce for the sticky toffee pudding which was lucky as it was dry. We sent the affogato back as the ice cream had melted. They did agree and replaced it. Such a wonderful place but I don’t think we’ll be returning.
    The Dining Room at Poets HouseResponded on 4 June 2024
    Sue, thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I am disappointed to hear that your experience was not a positive one as this is not the high standard that we pride ourselves on. Please be assured that your comments will be addressed with the team and I hope you spoke to someone on the day regarding the food. I do hope you will give us the chance to redeem ourselves in the future.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was average and expensive for the quality received . The sirloin I ordered was just under £30 and was on the tough side . My husband had the sea bass which was one small fillet . The other meal was okay . Don’t mind paying the price but expected better quality . The cheese and biscuits ordered were £16.00 , again on the pricey side for what you got . The service however was very good . Nice people .
    The Dining Room at Poets HouseResponded on 4 June 2024
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us at Poets House, your comments really are valuable and help us improve. I do hope that you expressed your disappointment with the team working on that particular day and I hope this does not put you off coming back in the future.

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  9. Jacksado

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a memorable experience at the Poet's House for all the best reasons. Lovely table in peaceful tasteful surroundings. The meal was delicious, it was Chicken in a tarragon sauce and it couldn't be faulted along with the attention and professionalism of the friendly staff. Coffee in the garden was the icing on the cake. Have been there on numerous occasions and will continue to do so.
    The Dining Room at Poets HouseResponded on 13 May 2024
    Thank you for your lovely review on your meal at Poets! It is a pleasure to read your kind comments and all the staff will be delighted to read them as well. We are so lucky to have such a beautiful garden and surroundings! Looking forward to seeing you again soon :)

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  10. ChristineB

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely lunch. Had the 3 course meal. We were the only people in restaurant at one point, aside from staff. Very attentive service. Good selection of dishes on lunchtime menu. Shall return to try more of them.
    The Dining Room at Poets HouseResponded on 2 May 2024
    Christine, thank you for taking the time to share your recent dining experience at Poets. We greatly appreciate your feedback and delighted that you liked our set lunch menu which has been a great success with our customers! We look forward to welcoming you back :)

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The Dining Room at Poets House is rated 4.3 stars by 499 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for The Dining Room at Poets House

40 -44 ST MARY'S STREET, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4EY

Additional information

  • Area
    Ely
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 09:00–20:45
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    There is an abundance of on street parking surrounding the hotel, or at St Mary"s Street, or Barton Road Public Car Parks which are a short walk from the hotel. We will be happy to provide directions if required.
  • Public Transit
    There are bus stops along St Mary Street a short walk from the hotel. Ely Train Station is approximately 15 minutes walk, or a short taxi journey.
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    .
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01353 887777
  • Catering
    All reservations must be pre-booked - seating area is available in The Dining Room, Writing Room and outside in our courtyard area. Current menus are online.
  • Private party facilities
    Our Writing Room and Boardroom are the perfect venues for a celebration!
  • Private party contact
    Events Co-Ordinator: 01223 653111
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