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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 #3 of 88 restaurants in Ely
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $84
Cuisines: European, British
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: 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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Visited the much acclaimed white pheasant tonight with my fiancée . Very warm welcome from the French maître d . Sat down and from then on were treated impeccably. The chef Calvin even came out to say hello. We went for the chefs taster menu which is a chance for the chefs to show off and boy did they live... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

The food really is something special here, cooked to perfection, well balanced flavours with little exciting touches to tickle the tastebuds. The service is excellent as well, very friendly and attentive. We had 3 courses and wine and it only came to £70. We've happily paid a lot more than that for less exciting meals elsewhere. Already can't wait to... More

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london, england
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140 reviews 140 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

From the welcome to the bill settling everything at The White Pheasant was top notch. The presentation and execution of excellent quality ingredients in all the courses was superb. The service was efficient and respectfully friendly. Could not fault a thing, particularly at the hands of a 25 year old, cooking like a man of far more maturity.

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

Hi we would just like to thank everyone for the kind words & fantastic reviews, it means a lot to us all to read your lovely comments, sorry not been on here to thank everyone individually but it's been a hectic few weeks. We hope to see everyone again soon. Regards Gary & The White Pheasant Team. More

Ely, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Today I was lucky enough to be treated to the five-course taster menu, On arrival my friend and I were warmly greeted by Yan, the restaurant manager, and the lovely Andrea. We were shown to our seats in the stylish relaxed, spotless restaurant. The courses were a delight to the eye, then the palette. I never thought an ordinary person... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We came here for my wife's birthday on Saturday night after reading some reviews and on the recommendation from a colleague at work. Along came our 2 teenage children along with a friend of my daughters and i havd said nothing apart from they need to dress up. From the moment we entered I knew i had made the right... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Can not recommend the tasting menu highly enough. We had a delightful meal with attentive friendly service, wished we lived closer ,then this would be a regular haunt. But we will be back when next holidaying in the area.

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We drove here from over 50 miles away to have lunch with friends and it was so worth the journey. From the warm welcome to the home made 'petit fours' this was a truly pleasurable experience. The last time we had food tasting and looking this good was in a 2 Michelin star restaurant.The food was simply amazing on the... More

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East of England
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127 reviews 127 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had the 5 course taster menu & every dish was of high quality & some wonderful tastes. My only complaint was the noise in the restaurant, I think this is due to sound resonating from the wooden floor to the ceiling, it made conversation on our table hard. But to repeat the food was very good

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Just had an outstanding meal at The White Peasant. To keep it simple; they have an incredibly talented kitchen and a first class front of house. Not only did the food deliver on taste but it was some of the most visually appealing food i've come across. Flavours, textures and colours to get hold of all of your senses! Make... More

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Ely, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We went for my wife's birthday on the recommendation of recent reviews, and we were not disappointed. The new owners have done an excellent job in presenting a very good restaurant with high quality food and service. The charming young chef had learned a lot from working at a Michelin starred restaurant, and it shows. The presentation and quality of... More

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