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Peacocks Tearoom

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65 Waterside, Ely CB7 4AU, England
01353 661100
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10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Dessert
Description: We offer cream teas, hot dishes, salads and sandwiches all day, and all...
We offer cream teas, hot dishes, salads and sandwiches all day, and all freshly prepared to order. It's not 'fast food' and sometimes, especially busy days in the summer, there may be a bit of a wait for the food. It could probably be done quicker, and cheaper, but it wouldn't be as good. Our tea-list is certainly unique - nowhere else in the world are you offered teas from every continent. We're proud that the Tea Guild, in their annual awards in April 2013 again gave us an Award of Excellence - the eighth year running, counting the time they declared us the best tea-place in the country. The Times newspaper has listed us in their top 5 places to have tea, and Country Living magazine named us their favourite tearoom, so we have a lot to live up to. We keep looking for ways to improve. If you have never been, let's hope you have the opportunity soon. We look forward to seeing old and new friends.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Well worthy of being No 1

We hadn't booked, but were greeted & told how long we would have to wait, minimal time waiting, we were looking for brunch really but discovered a world of fab teas, crocque monsieurs & crocque milords (toasted sandwiches) these were just amazing, individual tea pots big enough for 3 cups, teas to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
TheRealCeekay
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Fleet, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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Fleet, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

We hadn't booked, but were greeted & told how long we would have to wait, minimal time waiting, we were looking for brunch really but discovered a world of fab teas, crocque monsieurs & crocque milords (toasted sandwiches) these were just amazing, individual tea pots big enough for 3 cups, teas to buy too, excellent staff, owners running the show... More 

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George P, Owner at Peacocks Tearoom, responded to this review

Thanks to you for this lovely review - and to all the other reviewers who have enjoyed a visit. If I don't answer them all, it's partly that I don't want to bore the readers. I had better mention again that we don't take bookings - and if there is a queue we try to work our way through it... More 

Chesham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Excellent lunch, so many brand and type of different tea to choose from. Seems to be very busy when we were there today, it is worth the wait. Staff is very friendly and helpful, it helped us to choose our tea today. Will go again if I in the same, highly recommended!!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The food and tea are great especially the Russian Caravan tea blend and buttered crumpets. The service is excellent, the decor and atmosphere lovely, clean , pleasant and welcoming. My daughter and friends say the hot chocloate is the best. The dogs drag me there and lov their fre biscuits served on fine bone china!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

What a charming tea- room this is. The owner is so friendly and helpful and the food is quite simply delicious. There is a huge range of tea to drink, my daughter had liquorice [new to me]. I had the most wonderful smoked salmon and asparagus quiche, while my daughter had the most enormous cream tea consisting of four different... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Called here during the day for a light lunch. The menu was varied and fun to read. Toasted sandwiches were very filling but we still found room for a lovely large slice of lemon and lavender cake. Scrummy. Large choice of teas to choose from. Loose tea not tea bags which was good. Worth a visit.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We called in for coffee and were lucky enough to get a table for two without having to wait.(By the time we left people were queuing out of the door - in February!) It was just like sitting in someones (rather stylish) front room, with friendly,welcoming service to match. Coffee came in a cafetiere giving us enough for two cups... More 

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George P, Owner at Peacocks Tearoom, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review, richgeezer (I like the name!), but I had better mention that we don't take bookings for tables. We're only a tearoom after all and we like people to be able to call in without thinking it all needs planning in advance. I know all too well that sometimes there's a bit of a queue -... More 

Ely, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Another fine breakfast at this quintessential establishment - the service is exquisite, not over the top but a perfect balance. I had a Croque Madame, breakfast tea and the lemon drizzle cake with a hint of lavender for desert, where as my fiancé had crumpets with sour cream and salmon, a speciality coffee and a granola cocktail for follow up... More 

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Excellent teas & Coffees, super cakes. Always busy. Nice to sit outside in the summer. Watching all the activity on the river.

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South Cambridgshire
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

We always head for The Peacock when in Ely as it is such a lovely place to visit.......the situation by the river, the atmosphere, the staff and the lovely food and tea served. This lunchtime was just as lovely. Beautiful cauliflower and brocolli soup with a lovely cheese roll, beef sandwich and two lovely slices of lemon drizzle cake with... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We came on a late suny Sunday afternoon and the tearoom was packed with people, nevertheless we had to wait less than 10 minutes to get seated. The range of tea is superb, they do not just offer black tea but also herbal or fruity alternatives. We had scones and cake with the tea and both were fantastic. I'd say... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 65 Waterside, Ely CB7 4AU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: 01353 661100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 31
  • Cuisine: Tea Room

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance

Description

We offer cream teas, hot dishes, salads and sandwiches all day, and all freshly prepared to order. It's not 'fast food' and sometimes, especially busy days in the summer, there may be a bit of a wait for the food. It could probably be done quicker, and cheaper, but it wouldn't be as good. Our tea-list is certainly unique - nowhere else in the world are you offered teas from every continent. We're proud that the Tea Guild, in their annual awards in April 2013 again gave us an Award of Excellence - the eighth year running, counting the time they declared us the best tea-place in the country. The Times newspaper has listed us in their top 5 places to have tea, and Country Living magazine named us their favourite tearoom, so we have a lot to live up to. We keep looking for ways to improve. If you have never been, let's hope you have the opportunity soon. We look forward to seeing old and new friends.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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