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Peacocks Tearoom

65 Waterside, Ely CB7 4AU, England
01353 661100
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Ranked #1 of 89 Restaurants in Ely
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $31
Hours:
Wed - Sun 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cuisines: Tea Room
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Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dessert
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.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

A bit tight for space but very quaint. Lots of pretty china on display and in use. The service and food is second to none. We always head here when in Ely and find it already full with others waiting. Lucky for us we were early and got a table immediately. Salt beef on half rye was delicious. Specials board... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Great place. Great atmosphere and old fashioned touches. Great food. Popular, so will often need to queue

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UK
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I visit once, maybe twice a year when catching up with friends. Always pleasant service and lovely drinks and food on offer!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

This place has always had a 'good name', mainly for the dedication of its owners. Right by the river at Waterside, Ely - one couldn't get a more archetypal 'Tea Room' atmosphere. One can eat good food and always feel welcome. David G Parr

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Where to start? The tea choices are plentiful so there's something for all tastes. The coffee is good too for non tea drinkers. The food is delicious. It's good old fashioned home cooking at its best. The portions are generous, but there should be room for home made cake for afters! The menu is a really good read. There are... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

A repeat visit to this delightful and quirky tearoom : the staff are always lovely, your order is always correct, the food is always freshly prepared with a high level attention to the presentation and the price is fair : what more could you ask for : my friend and I ordered our usuals : she had a croque monsieur... More 

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norfolk
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

How lovely, how civilised, a lovely Sunday afternoon in a wonderful tea room, the teas are wonderful, with such a choice and the scones and cake are delicious! The young girls are very helpful and polite and they even packed us up some cake to take home. All served on china plates and tea cups and saucers - lovely x

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Cambridge
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Had a lovely visit here for one of their long list of tasty teas and a scone. It was a really nice atmosphere, nice service, great things to look at as well as delicious tea. I didn't think the scone was the best that I have ever tasted but all the same, it was definitely worth going for the experience... More 

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

Thanks Esme. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit, and our staff looked after you. With a bit of luck, that's how it goes: Contented Customers = Happy Staff and Contented Staff = Happy Customers. As for the scones, we bake them fresh every day and serve them with proper Cornish clotted cream and jam. There's a danger of hyper-inflation in... More 

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I had such a lovely cup of tea and a lovely piece of fresh cake, the people were really nice and friendly and I wish them all the best in the business and future good luck I like to see people that enjoy their job

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Kelso, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Paid a visit to Peacocks Tearoom while visiting family. We received a very friendly welcome and shown to a table in the corner of one of the large rooms. The tearoom is 'oldy worldly' with church pews and chairs for seating and the best bit - all your drinks are served in china cups and saucers. There is an extensive... More 

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Additional Information about Peacocks Tearoom

Address: 65 Waterside, Ely CB7 4AU, England
Phone Number: 01353 661100
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Ely
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 31
Cuisine: Tea Room

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