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Lazy Otter

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Cambridge Road | Stretham, Ely CB6 3LU, England
+44 1353 649780
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:30
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently visited with friends for an evening meal, staff friendly and efficient, bar and restaurant clean and welcoming. It was a case of an evening of good company and old fashioned pub grub and whilst three of the four meals were excellent the fish and chips unfortunately left a lot to be desired, Both the fish and the chips were... More 

Thank Nick B
Long Sutton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited here on the off chance on the way home to Long Sutton, Lincolnshire from Stone Cross in East Sussex. It is in a very attractive location on the banks of the Old West River near Ely. The banks were covered in daffodils and there were numerous colourful boats around. I had wild boar and apple... More 

Thank AnneC4freedom
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food as always was very tasty and plentiful. Lovely atmosphere and staff were very friendly. Very relaxing

Thank kate240
Gympie Region, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best places to Stay and eat. What Great people nothing is too much trouble. We were there for 5 nights and could not find fault. Fantastic meals and friendly staff. i can highly recommend for a meal or a get away.

Thank zimsa
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

6 of us ate here for a 60th birthday treat on a Sunday Lunchtime. On arrival we had a drink and looked at the menu and placed our orders. From then on downhill all the way. The table cloth was not clean. Our starters came but one of the group did not have hers until 5 mins after the rest.... More 

Thank farmerswife09
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to lazy otter today, just by chance as were passing, greeted by very friendly staff, excellent food all round, and my ribs off the special board were the best Ive ever tasted! We will definitely be going back soon

Thank mpdann78
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Frequent visitors due to the proximity to my parents home however the staff rarely acknowledge that they have ever seen us before. Fair pub grub although slightly overpriced. Nice setting by the river and very nice selection of cakes.

Thank Liz B
Oxford, Mississippi
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Started working nearby. Stayed at the local prison (travelodge) last week and wanted to find something more homely since I'll be coming here a lot. Pleasantly surprised to find the Lazy Otter. Very comfy rooms, welcoming people and fab breakfast cooked to order . Have a good choice of well kept real ales and a tasty supper. Will definitely recommend.

Thank jwbradley001
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

All you really need to know is that it's £5.40 for a pint of lager. For the life of me can only think this is justified slightly by the rip off summer trade. Cheaper in a posh London hotel.

Thank James R
Annette G, Manager at Lazy Otter, responded to this review

Peroni is a premium product and is priced accordingly, our price for that is cheap compared to other stockist, we offer Carling at £3.90 , Coors Llite at £3.90,so im afraid that if you want a premium product you need to pay a premium price More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

We recently went back to the Otter and had lunch in their very pleasant dining area overlooking the adjacent river/marina. Once again I had the excellent steak and kidney pudding (after a very fair chicken liver pate starter) Oh boy! A small well made suet pudding with a genuine mix of s and k. Some mash and some very nice... More 

Thank Mike B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 41
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cambridge Road | Stretham, Ely CB6 3LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +44 1353 649780
Annette, Steve, Lucasz and the rest of the team welcome you to the Lazy Otter.Come and enjoy fine food, wine or traditional beers all in a setting that is truly delightful. Nestled halfway between Cambridge & Ely, just off the A10, this Riverside Restaurant & Bar is the only place to dine.The Restaurant and Bar is located next to the sleepy River Ouse, with space for 5 boats on the overnight moorings. Whilst dining in the Restaurant you can enjoy the tranquil scenery typical of the fens and watch the River Boats and Canal Barges sail lazily past.The Lazy Otter can cater for anything from intimate couples to large groups of 50 arriving by Coach. You can sit in the sunshine outside and relax by the riverside or dine inside with friends and enjoy the pampered personal service from the helpful staff.The restaurant has a large selection of dishes to choose from, catering for all tastes; please take a moment to look at the menu on their facebook page with examples of the food available.They also have some great Wines, five ever changing Real Ales and 8 Ciders to sample and wet the whistle of the most discerning drinker.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?