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Samovar Tea House

23 Fore Hill, Ely CB7 4AA, England
+44 1353 662160
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“cakes” (47 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 am - 6:00 pmAll hours
Cafe, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
23 Fore Hill, Ely CB7 4AA, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had just finished walking around the cathedral and around the Great River Ouse area and were heading back to the car park when we came upon the Samovar Tea House. I thought it was a rather quirky little shop with an amazing selection of...More

Thank GlobeTrotters4001
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Sunday morning for brunch. Firstly, staff are great and very welcoming. The cafe is more set up for tea (And as has been mentioned in other reviews they have a huge selection) and cakes, again appeared to be a great selection. But it is...More

Thank Travellinghatter
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely breakfast, freshly prepared for us. If you like something that's not on the menu, they'll try to make it for you too! Highly recommended.

Thank Bob T
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

I went this morning to Samovar with some friends. We had a warm welcome, coffee made to pretty much any order. I had a gorgeous home-made almond and blackberry cake. It was the perfect balance of moist, light, sweet but not sickly. Ambience is great....More

Thank 116abooth
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Have visited a few times with tea lovers and between us have barely made a dent in the choice of tea's available. A lovely tea shop with welcoming staff!

Thank Iorweth
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

I've been to Samovar several times with friends and family. Wonderful range of teas and I'm told the hot chocolate is excellent too. The service is efficient and friendly and staff are always helpful when asked for recommendations. I'm yet to try the cakes but...More

Thank Alex P
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely breakfast and a wonderful buttered coffee. Lovely staff and a fantastic selection of teas.

Thank Bob T
Reviewed 28 August 2017

having been advised to try it out, I visited and it was busy but was found a table and waited and waited to be served - there is a vast array of tea available and I opted for Kenya Special - which was very tasteless....More

Thank Helly63
Management response:Responded 29 August 2017

We are all sorry that you didn't have as good a time as we aim to provide everyone with. I think I know what happened in your case. We have a policy of seating people as things can get rather busy in our little shop...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

This cafe is far from your standard British cafe with a crazy wide selection of teas, so unusual coffee preparations and a decent set of non-standard snacks. I'd usually go for coffee, but since the rea selection is so large, I went for one of...More

Thank masaccio
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Mecca for tea lovers - this place sells countless varieties of tea. And coffee too, including some unusual varieties like strong Russian and Turkish coffee. They sell food, but had stopped taking orders by the time we arrived so we had cake instead, which was...More

Thank Sleepybadger
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Fore Hill, Ely CB7 4AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +44 1353 662160
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