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The Almonry

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The Almonry 36 High Street | CB6 1DZ, Ely CB7 4JU, England
+44 1353 666360
09:00 - 05:00
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All hours
Sun 11:00 - 05:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 05:00
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was looking for somewhere good to eat in Ely, the top one on trip was fully booked. Was not disappointed with this choice. A lovely setting and atmosphere, attentive service, a really good value evening menu, tasty food and wine. Would definitely return.

Thank Alex N
Droitwich, United Kingdom
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440 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Six of us turned up for an early light lunch. The Almonary was already busy. There was not a table for six available and so we were happy to occupy two tables with three of us on each table. The friends on the other table were served with their food before we even had our order taken. We were the... More 

Thank Hilary P
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129 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A day trip to visit Ely Cathedral and decided to visit this place for lunch Had to wait an eternity to get seated, then just inside the door where we were cut in two with a cold draft coming in from outside, very nice young inexperienced girls served us, food reasonable, not cheap but hot. The rather large gentleman who... More 

Thank peter w
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here with a friend last week for first time. The table had been booked by another friend who then was unable to come, so when we arrived there was some confusion with the waitress as she had presumed we had booked for afternoon tea, so instead of bringing or offering us menus just showed up and said 'so what... More 

Thank Beth M
Essex, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Husband and I booked a little trip to Ely a few months ago and I immediately got to work researching on Trip Advisor the best places to go while we were there. The Almonry (in the grounds of the Cathedral) was quite high up there for light lunches and a brew, so we made that one of the first... More 

Thank EssexTipa
East Anglia
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197 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Saturday afternoon. Average menu. Food was served quickly. Waitresses seemed very young and lacking in experience. Could have been so much better.

Thank hattiee
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the entrance, there is two large signs asking to wait in the lobby for attention. We did so, for 10 mn or more. Despite eye contact with the staff nobody came to us. So, we came in to ask what is the hold up: response: there were no table open. Would have been normal to inform us beforehand.

Thank Yves L
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here late one lunchtime whilst looking around Ely. There are several fantastic rooms you can choose to eat in but as it was nice, we sat in the garden overlooking the cathedral. Being gluten free, it's not always easy to find a decent lunch but here was superb. I had the Brie and bacon toastie, which came... More 

Thank Robert_Lindsay76
Norwich, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called for dinner last night and the whole experience was an absolute joy. The fish cake starter was beautifully presented tasted great and the perfect size for a starter. The pork belly with black pudding mash fantastic and the mousse was the perfect end to a lovely meal. We both had the table wine by the glass which was fine... More 

Thank Glenn N
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best on a summer or spring day, the outside seating area has the best view of Ely in my opinion. With scones and tea or coffee, the experience is quite unbeatable. A small piece of Lotus Biscoff is served with hot drinks. Otherwise, in the cooler seasons, the inside of the restaurant offer warmth and prompt service with your drink... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 05:00
09:00 - 05:00
09:00 - 05:00
09:00 - 05:00
09:00 - 05:00
09:00 - 05:00
09:00 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Almonry 36 High Street | CB6 1DZ, Ely CB7 4JU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +44 1353 666360
Mentioned twice in reviews of Ely as place to visit, but not listed as yet as a restaurant

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?