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The High Flyer

££ - £££, British,
69 Newnham Street, Ely CB7 4PQ, England
+44 1353 482042
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
69 Newnham Street, Ely CB7 4PQ, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The High Flyer
1. Menu with over 50 dishes
" Lots of choice of home cooked meals."
Jenny W
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2. Good hearty dishes
"I’ve never had a pie packed with so much meat"
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3. Fresh and good quality dishes
"Food was excellent,menu varied and could not ask for better quality"
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1 - 10 of 292 reviews

Reviewed today

Over the years The High Flyer has been sometimes good sometimes bad but after our visit today i would say it is at its best ever. The carvery was superb even the Yorkshire puddings that were never that good, excellent selection of vegetables (not undercooked...More

Thank Diana S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This may be a 'high flyer' but the price is very reasonable. It is smaller than the usual carvery restaurant chains with less choices but then it is not noisy nor people moving about everywhere. It is therefore more relaxing and makes the eating experience...More

Thank jroevr7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with family ,good Sunday carvary and very reasonably priced ,nice surroundings very pleasant time ,would recommend.

Thank leoElyCambs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant enough place but very quiet for a Saturday evening. Fairly good menu with lots of choices not many for vegetarians though. Staff friendly and attentive.

Thank Paula A
Reviewed 30 July 2018

We go to Ely frequently and always eat at the High Flyer. The food is great value for money and well cooked. The service could not be better, the staff very kindly always find us a table and are very attentive without being all over...More

Thank berylthesilverperil
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Ok but managed to over cook mussels, came well over cooked. But offered alternative once complained. One dish was 4 minutes late to the table. The waiter was good and attentive but kitchen needs to be more organised

Thank Simon L
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

My partner and I had previously visited The High Flyer some weeks earlier and enjoyed an excellent meal with attentive service. Sadly, on this occasion there were marked differences. Although service was attentive and friendly, the quality of food served had dropped a bit. The...More

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Had a amazing carvery 2 weeks ago on Sunday afternoon, walked in the door I didn't need to book. Desserts was amazing home cooked food. Staff very friendly, defiantly will go back again. nicely decorated too.

Thank Maryjane C
Reviewed 8 June 2018

My friends and I often meet up to enjoy the comfort and friendly ambience of this restaurant. Their carvery is good, plus a chance to try different dishes from a la carte,and it is near to the shops. Helpful that a free car park adjoins...More

Thank HelenaWashington
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Spending a few days with family in Ely, and my husband and I popped in here for a few drinks late on Sunday evening. The staff are a delight, the bar is clean and beautifully decorated.

Thank babad00k
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Questions & Answers
Karen Y
16 September 2018|
Response from jroevr7 | Reviewed this property |
Hello I have only just been advised of your question. As I live in Hungary, I am not sure how you expect me to assist. I think that your question should have been directed to the owners of the High Flyer not me... More
11 October 2016|
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Response from Lucy L | Property representative |
It runs Monday to Friday until 7pm.
10 May 2016|
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Response from hemlocks42 | Reviewed this property |
Access to the pub is OK for wheelchairs and frames, walking sticks etc. plenty of room around some of the tables but the toilets are possible but tight for a wheelchair
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Newnham Street, Ely CB7 4PQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +44 1353 482042
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