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The White Pheasant

21 Market Street, Fordham | ( Nr Newmarket ), Ely CB7 5LQ, England
+44 1638 720414
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Ranked #2 of 90 Restaurants in Ely
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $74
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: European, British
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: STOP PRESS... We are proud to announce we have received 2 AA rosettes for culinary excellence. Having initially trained at the White Pheasant in 2005, Head Chef Calvin Holland went on to cook at some of the UK's finest multi-rosette & Michelin Star restaurants, only to return to the White Pheasant in August this year as Head Chef and Proprietor.With an emphasis on locally sourced produce alongside award winning wines, this family owned restaurant offers everything from light lunches or a traditional Sunday lunch to the finest A La Carte menu. The epitome of country dining, boasting a beautiful open fire and weathered floorboards, the Pheasant is now taking bookings for Christmas parties with a special menu of exquisite dishes designed for the winter months such as braised cheek of Hereford beef or a Ballotine of Gressingham duck. Menu's & wine lists are all available on line.
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English first
Ely, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We ordered the taster menu and each course was delicious! not dishes i would normally order but that's what made the night so special with each a little surprise on a plate. The treatment from all the staff was second to none and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending. Great restaurant and hard working team . Thank you

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Cambridge UK
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81 reviews 81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We went for the 5-course taster menu on a Friday night. We had not been before and were first impressed with the tasteful decor and the small number of tables in the bar. The maitre d' explained that the chef would present a range of dishes so it was really interesting to be surprised at each course as it arrived... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We had the 6 course taster menu for my dad's birthday. It was such a brilliant experience. Each course was fantastic. One member of the party was a vegetarian and their dishes were fantastic just as good as the meat/fish dishes. Would highly recommend.

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Bury St Edmunds
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I took a friend here for her birthday and we were enchanted by the amazing combinations of flavours in the five courses offered. The young chef/ owner really knows how to tickle the taste buds. Everything was a work of art, served on pottery dishes to set off the food. The waiter served everything with aplomb and panache. The only... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Outside catering at its best! A new venture for the White Pheasant team, and they surpassed everything that we could have asked from them. Sam and Calvin could not have helped more in the pre planning for our party and sorting out the perfect buffet menu in the weeks prior to our party. On the evening spot on time the... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

First time visit for Sunday lunch today. Service. - polite, professional, attentive and unobtrusive, The food. - Three course uncluttered simple menu. All dishes were beautifully presented, tasted wonderful, excellent value for three courses. Conclusion. - The White pheasant lived up to our expectations. First class food and service, spotless clean surroundings. Unhurried relaxed service and a first class pint... More 

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Suffolk
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6 reviews 6 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Reading reviews and the replies from the chef all I can say is keep letting your food and service do the talking and don't allow bad comments get you hot under the necktie. Great menu choice as we could of taken the whole menu and specials board. Celeriac volutes and the wild mushroom rice balls attacked our sight, nose and... More 

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Gary H, Owner at The White Pheasant, responded to this review

WOW what a fantastic review thank you :) it means such a lot to us all, it's a real boost to the team to read such lovely comments. We've had a fantastic 2014 & looking forward to the new year ahead. Kind regards & A Happy New Year from The White Pheasant Team. More 

Bedfordshire
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We came here for an early meal before a concert at Ely cathedral. We had the tasting menu and what impressed us was the fact that we were able to indicate our preferences rather than being given what the chef chose. The food was beautiful. We booked again as soon as we had finished!

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Gary H, Owner at The White Pheasant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such an 'Excellent' review, it means a lot especially from a seasoned reviewer as yourself. We look forward to seeing you again very soon then regards & a Happy New Year from The White Pheasant Team. More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Myself and my work colleagues had Christmas lunch menu this week, the food was glorious, service sublime and atmosphere perfect, love being able to view food being plated up via the TV, the small touches and attention to detail made for a fantastic meal, will definitely be back.

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Gary H, Owner at The White Pheasant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing us for your works Xmas lunch, & glad you all had a lovely time. Chef cam has proven very popular since it was installed a couple of months ago, it's been said its like watching artists at work. Thanks for taking time to write such a fantastic review & we look forward to seeing... More 

Hitchin, United Kingdom
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210 reviews 210 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

We visited the white Pheasant for the first time for Sunday lunch and found it to be every bit as good as it's reviews on TA. The set price of £22.50 is excellent value for money as the food is delicious and service excellent. The little extras such as home baked bread and sweets with coffee were a tasty extra.... More 

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Gary H, Owner at The White Pheasant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review & visiting us for Sunday lunch, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Happy New Year from The White Pheasant Team. More 

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Additional Information about The White Pheasant

Address: 21 Market Street, Fordham | ( Nr Newmarket ), Ely CB7 5LQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1638 720414
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Ely
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 74
Cuisine: European, British

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