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Old Fire Engine House

25 St Mary's Street, Ely CB7 4ER, England
(01353) 662582
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Ranked #6 of 89 Restaurants in Ely
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon 7:00 am - 4:00 am
Tue - Fri 7:00 am - 4:30 am
Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 am
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Cambridge
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We had a really, really good meal here. It is almost like sitting in someone's living room with different types of tables and chairs etc. The service was very good and very friendly. The wine list was extensive and the wine we drank was excellent. The food was very creative with wonderful flavours. Whilst it isn't a cheap place to... More

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

The food and staff are very good, with a welcoming atmosphere,they have a novel layout, having to walk through the kitchen to reach the dining room.There is also an art exhibition on all the walls both in the dining rooms and on the first floor, with all the picture available for sale.

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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293 reviews 293 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

It's been a very long time since I've been to the Old Fire Engine House and I'm really happy that it hasn't changed much. Still the lovely surroundings, very friendly staff and the surprising offer of a second helping. My pickled herring was delicious and I could have carried on eating them. The duck and orange was very tasty and... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

we last eat here about 20 years ago! Last night did not disappoint. The food is wonderful, very tasty, Isabel, the waitress, owner? Is a total delight. She made sure we had everything we needed. The food is home cooked and I love the fact you have to walk through the kitchen to get to one of the dining rooms.... More

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We eat at this lovely restaurant four or five times a year and today was particularly good because the service was efficient, the food even more delicious than usual and there was a comfortable atmosphere. The restaurant is situated close to the magnificent Ely Cathedral and is also an art gallery. The kitchen is staffed by women who cook good... More

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LONDON
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154 reviews 154 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Car parking in street. Pre meal drinks in cosy bar and you are called when food ready. Walk thru kitchen to dining room so you can see how clean everything is. Food was interesting, large portions and mouth wateringly tasty. Rather like dining in someone's home. My wife started with mackarel pate and I had herrings with yoghurt, dishes neither... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

On a nostalgic trip back to Ely and my old school , we popped in here for lunch. my only concern is that we had left it more then a few years, we won't again ! It was everything I remembered, from the warm welcome, the smell of wonderful home cooking, the charming staff, the same incredible ambiance and the... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My husband and I had Sunday dinner there and we were so looking forward to it after reading the reviews but it was so disappointing...very small portions of vegetables, one cauliflower floret and 3 pieces of carrots for 2 people…we had to ask for some extra vegetables. Very expensive Sunday lunch and poor value for money, we will not go... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We went here for the set lunch menu and it was very nice and good value. There is a lovely garden where you can sit and have your drinks and although the other side of the garden wall the hustle & bustle of Ely goes on, the garden remains quite tranquil. I even had a little go on the swing!

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The small charming house makes a great intimate space for two for dinner. The staff were very nice and the food delicious. Sadly £24 for one main course plus 2 drinks is too expensive. I had to forego the delicious sounding dessert at £7+. A great venue for a treat but not for value.

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Additional Information about Old Fire Engine House

Address: 25 St Mary's Street, Ely CB7 4ER, England
Phone Number: (01353) 662582
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Ely
Open Hours:
Monday 7:00 am - 4:00 am
Tuesday 7:00 am - 4:30 am
Wednesday 7:00 am - 4:30 am
Thursday 7:00 am - 4:30 am
Friday 7:00 am - 4:30 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 am
Cuisine: British

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