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Old Fire Engine House

25 St. Marys Street, Ely CB7 4ER, England
+44 1353 662582
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
25 St. Marys Street, Ely CB7 4ER, England
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1 - 10 of 738 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Portions were large,vegetables inventive main game course,and fish very good .Desserts well up to standard and portions. Parking,near to cathedral, could be difficult but public one not too far. O Cromwell house nearby

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MightyToad
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good traditional local cuisine. Starters and mains are good value. Staff are friendly and helpful. Beef braised in wine and port was excellent. Good wine list with a good section by the glass.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Peter L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice and cozy restaurant. The architecture of building is amazing and the food just compliments it all. I had the vegeterian lasagna and it was the best lasagna I ever had. They use fresh and local vegetables, makes the difference as you can feel...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nafka13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped off here, and parked in their tiny car park. If you're lucky, you can get a space. Outside there is on-street free parking of up to 3 hours, but it can get very busy, so its pot luck. Arrived in time for a morning...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SheffieldMarshall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Ely yesterday for the Christmas Fair in the Cathedral...a really beautiful building filled this weekend with pretty Christmassy stalls. Four of us enjoyed a lovely lunch at this attractive restaurant before we went off for retail therapy. For starters two chose the melon, one...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Annpjo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lady at the bar was readily willing to be directed on how to mix a negroni; instantly in love! Terrific fun place! Wonderful food and very willing service. Hearty rather than fine, I’d visit again, every time!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PaulusintheBurg
Reviewed November 9, 2018

If you like good food, cooked well and charming service, why would you go anywhere else in Ely? My second visit, and it didn’t disappoint. Front room, rather than back room, but none the worse for that. An absolute gem. Two of us had two...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Stephen M
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Very warm welcome, nothing was too much trouble. Fantastic food and they even asked if you would like seconds.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank AnnL2260
Reviewed October 22, 2018

This is a great little spot. Our English friends brought us here for lunch on route to Heathrow to catch our flight the next morning. They've been several times before so obviously love it. Really enjoyed the whole experience. From the little bar area where...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank lucyl64
Reviewed October 21, 2018

I went here with friends for a birthday celebration. On arrival we were ushered into a comfortable upstairs sitting room where we ordered drinks and made our menu choices. The service was exemplary although the restaurant was full booked for a Saturday lunchtime. There are...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Robert T
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jmosharp
April 11, 2018|
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Response from keephoping | Reviewed this property |
Not sure as I didn't pay! But would assume so.
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thejenbottomley
January 12, 2018|
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Response from keephoping | Reviewed this property |
Not sure - we parked on the road straight outside the door.
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Keith G
October 3, 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Monday
12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
7:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
7:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
7:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
7:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
7:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday
12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
7:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 St. Marys Street, Ely CB7 4ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +44 1353 662582
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