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Lazy Otter

$$ - $$$, British,
Cambridge Road | Stretham, Ely CB6 3LU, England
+44 1353 649780
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good28%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (9 reviews)
“roast dinner” (6 reviews)
“cod and chips” (4 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cambridge Road | Stretham, Ely CB6 3LU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here as it was (recommended to us) on our way to Cambridge and glad we did! Was a lovely cosy little pub with beautiful river views! The bar lady Annette was really accommodating and friendly and made us feel very welcome. We ordered some...More

Thank smallfry2015
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Booked on the basis of menu on website. However, actual restaurant menu limited and was very disappointed with choice. Lack of atmosphere. Would not go there again.More

Thank Janet B
Annette G, Owner at Lazy Otter, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

We are well known for our specials, bars snacks and our a la carte menu which offer an enormous amount of choice and variety so I am a little surprised that you were disappointed by the choice .Our menus are displayed on our website and...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We visited today for lunch. The 2 ladies who served us were very polite apart from when I asked for the olives and bread with oil and vinegar. I asked for no olives as we don't like them but love oil and bread. The older...More

Thank Winnie164
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We stopped here for lunch en route to North Norfolk. We ordered our food, and then dithered slightly about the choosing our table--for less than a minute, which clearly irritated the person serving us, who sighed and rolled her eyes. To say we did not...More

1  Thank michael r
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Booked a table for a business lunch a party of ten and on arrival at a pleasant riverside location, we were shown directly to our reserved table. The waiter came and took our drinks order, we were kept waiting for 25 minutes before the drinks...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

The Sunday roast was actually very nice and reasonably priced at £13. Sadly two pre drinks of pint and GnT was also £13. Although lacking atmosphere, the staff were the asset being friendly and attentive. You wont be disappointed. You will just not be amazed.

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We stopped in on the way back from a trip to Ely because of the good reviews. There were good choices on the daily specials menu, we all chose different mains, all were goos. Really good quality well priced lunch.

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Stayed two nights as we were attending a wedding local. What a great location right on the river. We were greeted very politely and shown to our room where everything was explained to us. We booked dinner in the restaurant rather than go out and...More

Thank ivor123
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Tasty choices from the menu, but several dishes not available. Some signs of mass-catering: (I've never had profiteroles glued to their dish by microwaved chocolate sauce!)

Thank barberpike
Reviewed 6 August 2017

I was invited for dinner there and despite the rainy evening, the view from the restaurant was beautiful. The service was excellent and our meals were delicious. I would certainly go back there preferably when the sun is shining!

Thank Goska H
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Ian P
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Response from BrenCambs | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's great for dogs. There is a circular walk from the location too, then recover with a drink and snack or meal if you do wish. The Lazy Otter is dog friendly in the garden and in the pub bar but obviously not in the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$44
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cambridge Road | Stretham, Ely CB6 3LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +44 1353 649780
  • E-mail
Annette, Steve, Lucasz and the rest of the team welcome you to the Lazy Otter.Come and enjoy fine food, wine or traditional beers all in a setting that is truly delightful. Nestled halfway between Cambridge & Ely, just off the A10, this Riverside Restaurant & Bar is the only place to dine.The Restaurant and Bar is located next to the sleepy River Ouse, with space for 5 boats on the overnight moorings. Whilst dining in the Restaurant you can enjoy the tranquil scenery typical of the fens and watch the River Boats and Canal Barges sail lazily past.The Lazy Otter can cater for anything from intimate couples to large groups of 50 arriving by Coach. You can sit in the sunshine outside and relax by the riverside or dine inside with friends and enjoy the pampered personal service from the helpful staff.The restaurant has a large selection of dishes to choose from, catering for all tastes; please take a moment to look at the menu on their facebook page with examples of the food available.They also have some great Wines, five ever changing Real Ales and 8 Ciders to sample and wet the whistle of the most discerning drinker.
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