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

The Dining Room at Poets House

4.4
4.4
488 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 488 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Service

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Healthy

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Romantic

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Good for special occasions

488 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service and atmosphere. Food was lovely but a little limited on choice - only because had two teens with us. Slightly on the expensive end on price but still happy to pay it and tip.

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  2. Nana

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We have finished our food and the staff came several times wanted to take away the dishes. It felt like they want to kick us out as early as they can…

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    For the price we expected a little more - my starter was a prawn,tomato & Feta dish - and lacked any real flavour- other guests had soup which they said was ok - The roast was poor - hard roast potatoes and very average meat - and veg was lukewarm. Restaurant beautifully decorated and good service- but overpriced for standard of food
    The Dining Room at Poets HouseResponded on 5 April 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your dining experience. Your feedback will most definitely be taken onboard and I do apologise, we usually receive superb comments on our Sunday Lunch! I do hope you addressed this with one of our team members. We hope to welcome you back soon!

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  4. MichelleBN

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sadly, I booked through opentable but for some reason the venue weren’t informed of the booking. Therefore when we arrived there was some confusion. After 2 failed attempts at our order we finally received our food (afternoon tea), which was again incorrect but we went with it. The only reason it wasn’t an outright failure is because the staff were so attentive and apologetic (a lovely lady even gave me a complimentary glass of Prosecco). Lovely venue. Great staff. Not sure it was worth £64 but there was quite a lot to eat in one go and we did get to take our ‘leftovers’ home. :-) Booking online didn’t work, so call up to book if you want it to be right. Oh and there’s free parking nearby. However, it was very busy, so get there early, to await a free space.
    The Dining Room at Poets HouseResponded on 5 April 2024
    Michelle, thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your Afternoon Tea experience at Poets House, your feedback is really valuable to us. It was a pleasure to welcome you! I do apologise with the confusion with your booking as to if it was a Cream Tea or Afternoon Tea, and I can assure you we did have your reservation in Open Table. I do hope we can welcome you back to Poets House another time :)

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  5. AlasdairM

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The quality of both starters and mains was disappointing and not up to expectations from this type of establishment. Service was fine and other aspects of the restaurant were ok but overall it did not provide particularly good value.
    The Dining Room at Poets HouseResponded on 10 March 2024
    Alasdair, thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. Your comments will most definitely be taken onboard regarding the food as this is not our normal standard and we usually receive excellent feedback! I do hope you addressed this with the team at the time as it is always better to talk it through at the time.

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  6. JoanneH

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely Sunday lunch here. Roast beef was tender and the accompanying vegetables fresh. Will definitely return
    The Dining Room at Poets HouseResponded on 9 March 2024
    Joanne, thank you for visiting us. It was a pleasure to welcome you! Our Sunday lunch is something we are very proud of and I hope we can welcome you back soon!

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  7. AnaB

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice ambience and staff very friendly. Food is nice but not over the top. Good location. Not too crowded. Good for a family lunch. Near the cathedral.
    The Dining Room at Poets HouseResponded on 9 March 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your lunch with us at The Dining Room. We are so lucky to be in such a prime location in Ely with a beautiful restaurant! The team will be delighted to read your comments about the service and the food.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We was thoroughly looked after from first arriving to our exit The staff was very attentive and friendly made the birthday occasion wonderful The meal was first class and well served Thank you very much Poets House
    The Dining Room at Poets HouseResponded on 9 March 2024
    Thank you so much for your outstanding review of The Dining Room. The team will be delighted to read your wonderful comments and I am pleased that we made your partner's birthday memorable. We look forward to welcoming you all back soon :)

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  9. RobertT

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Excellent food very flavourful and original both main and puddings
    The Dining Room at Poets HouseResponded on 9 March 2024
    Thank you for the wonderful feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. W hope to welcome you back soon!

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  10. ChrisR

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely Valentines evening , lovely food brilliant service. Lovely ambirnce and quiet environment . The perfect evening
    The Dining Room at Poets HouseResponded on 20 February 2024
    Thank you for your positive review on your Valentine's dinner with us at Poets House. We are so lucky to have such a beautiful restaurant and bar which is perfect for a romantic evening. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

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FAQs

The Dining Room at Poets House is rated 4.4 stars by 488 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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