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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
503 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 9 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 503 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

503 Reviews
  1. CarlS

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit to this restaurant but having looked at the website we decided to treat ourselves to something a little special for a special occasion. On some occasions in the past our expectations have not been met unfortunately with venues that promise much but were sadly lacking in most key areas. On our arrival we were welcomed by a lady who was extremely helpful, made us feel that our custom was valued and engaged in light hearted conversation with us both which was so wonderful we felt we had picked the right place from the very start. The great experience then followed the whole way through our time here. Every member of staff we had contact with was absolutely superb. Everyone was so polite and couldn’t have been more helpful. We aren’t people who dine out every week but we do visit several different restaurants over the course of a year but this one stood out fantastically. The restaurant itself was beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean and was an absolute pleasure to be in. Then the food ! Everything we ordered was cooked to perfection, extremely tasty and we both agreed value for money. We simply couldn’t fault anything at all from arrival to our departure it was fabulous. We are already planning our next visit in the near future.

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  2. KarenH

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent evening. The food was wonderful, well cooked, hot, well presented & served.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant setting is excellent as is Poets House in general. The staff were excellent and the food was exceptional. Thoroughly recommend this hotel & restaurant.
    The Dining Room at Poets HouseResponded on 2 July 2024
    Thank you for your kind words! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our tasty food and great service. The team will be delighted to read your comments regarding them. We look forward to welcoming you back for another enjoyable visit soon!

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  4. AlanK

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Transferred from the Dining Room to the Garden (due to the weather). Staff made it easy and were most helpful. Food was good.
    The Dining Room at Poets HouseResponded on 2 July 2024
    Thank you for sharing your feedback about your recent visit with us. It was a pleasure to welcome you to Poets and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal. We pride ourselves on serving high quality delicious food! We look forward to welcoming you back for more memorable dining experiences in the future!

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  5. CharlotteM

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal to celebrate our anniversary, thank you.
    The Dining Room at Poets HouseResponded on 23 June 2024
    Thank you Charlotte for choosing to dine with us at Poets for your anniversary. I am delighted to hear you had a wonderful meal with us and hopefully we can welcome you back to celebrate more occasions in the future :)

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  6. 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 on 16 June 2024
    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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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FAQs

The Dining Room at Poets House is rated 4.3 stars by 503 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 9 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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