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Peacocks Tearoom

65 Waterside, Ely CB7 4AU, England
+44 1353 661100
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (175 reviews)
“croque monsieur” (22 reviews)
“cake” (72 reviews)
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
65 Waterside, Ely CB7 4AU, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Was here for lunch, which was very tasty. The look is old style English, which is pleasant and relaxing, but they are licensed as well. Slightly on the pricey side but that's to be expected as it is in a touristy area

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

1st visit here and there was a small orderly queue waiting to be seated. This moved along very quickly. As it was a lovely sunny day we chose to sit outside. My husband had Old Gentlemans Tea and I had Tregothnan Tea. Both were very...More

Thank jsl_uk
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited here on the off-chance. Tea selection was extensive and supers, I went for the Old Gentleman and my wife went for the Tregothnan blend. Both arrived in individual teapots and were proper tea leaves. The rest of the menu was basic sandwiches and toasted...More

Thank AndyY_UK
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Omg what an amazing place. Staff lovely and helpful. Selection of tea amazing! Coffee spot on! Cheese scone to die for. Beautiful china and so clean. All home cooked food and the cakes to choose from!!! I asked if possible to reserve a table another...More

Thank Ali190927
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My family and I dropped by Peacocks Tearoom over lunch hour during our day trip to Ely. The place has a quaint charm to it. We started with Brie & Bacon and Croque Monsieur. They were good especially the Brie & Bacon. We ended our...More

Thank SipsTea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location. Big selection of teas to choose from as well as coffee and beers and sides. Large menu of sandwiches, snacks and meals. Friendly staff and lovely garden of weather is good.

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a day trip to Ely after reading the reviews on here. We were not disappointed, lovely little outside garden if you want to enjoy the sun but the inside is equally nice. Lovely polite staff though we seemed to get a bit...More

Thank RAtkinson01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for lunch with my mum. It was great. There's indoor and outdoor seating and it's just by the river so it's in a very picturesque location. The decor of the interior is fab, amazing bright peacock feather wallpaper and the tabled are lovely...More

Thank Louise B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a short wait in the garden we were given a table in this very busy tea room. On offer were a huge selection of loose leaf teas and several tempting daily specials. We were not disappointed with our choice of quiche and salad and...More

Thank Salty-seadogs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Peacocks is in a beautiful setting by the river. The tearoom has a quintessentially English feel and is delightful. The tea menu is extensive and advice is given to help your choice. The cakes and main courses are delicious. During a visit last year I...More

Thank junem14
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Sheila H
6 April 2018|
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Response from BluePirate68 | Reviewed this property |
5 August 2016|
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Response from Jo S | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have a range of gluten free cakes :)
21 May 2016|
Response from George P | Property representative |
Yes rjdy, we aim to always have some in the fridge, and a non-dairy spread. Yours George Peacock
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$29
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:30
10:30 - 16:30
10:30 - 16:30
10:30 - 16:30
10:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Waterside, Ely CB7 4AU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +44 1353 661100
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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 much-missed Tea Guild, in their final 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. Most recently, in 2015, BBC Good Food magazine listed us among their 10 favourite tea-rooms, 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 Wednesday to Sunday, and Tuesdays in the summer, and Bank Holidays.
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