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Old Fire Engine House

25 St. Marys Street, Ely CB7 4ER, England
+44 1353 662582
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“casserole” (21 reviews)
“sherry trifle” (9 reviews)
“partridge” (8 reviews)
Open Now
7:15 pm - 9:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
25 St. Marys Street, Ely CB7 4ER, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Sunday lunch whilst on holiday in Ely - this was a near faultless meal in a lovely old building with an informal and unhurried atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Thank TheTopDrawer
Reviewed 1 week ago

I dined here on Tuesday evening with a friend of my son. Although Japanese he lives in Spain. He described the olives as better than any he'd had in Spain, and the service, the atmosphere, the food and the wine as perfect. I agreed with...More

Thank Danton93
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a day out in Ely and were looking for somewhere to eat near the cathedral. We came across. The Old Fire Engine Restsurant. We were fortunate to get a table as we had not booked. First , a drink in the cosy bar...More

Thank 1147GG
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a large group (about 25). Service was extremely friendly and efficient. The food was excellent and very well cooked. They offered a very nice touch with ‘seconds’. A very enjoyable restaurant.

Thank Philbe60
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us booked for lunch. On arrival we had a drink in the upstairs room which was like a living room, very comfortable. The meal was excellent and an excellent atmosphere. We would definitely return if we are ever in the area again.

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is in a time-warp - or is Ely in a time-warp? The menu reminded us of happy times past - before the advent of foams, smears and sous vide cooking. The pigeon casserole is a great taditional dish, and other items such as...More

Thank chrishandley
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We were staying over the road in a hotel with a very mediocre restaurant, so chanced phoning this place at the last minute for a table. Luckily they’d had a cancellation and squeezed the two of us in. I’m so glad we went as it’s...More

1  Thank Pinkpom
Reviewed 10 March 2018

We have been eating here on and off for about 25 years and it is our favourite restaurant. If you like traditional English food well cooked in a relaxing atmosphere with no irritating 'piped' music, you'll love it too!

Thank Tony P
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Whilst staying in Ely we visited this restaurant, a few yards from our hotel. It's an interesting use of an old building and the food was of a high standard. Staff were attentive and despite it being mid week the restaurant was very busy. It's...More

Thank AnnGEssex
Reviewed 5 March 2018

It's years since our last visit to the Old Fire Engine House, but the experience was every bit as good as on previous visits. The formula remains the same, pleasant and competent staff, a relaxing atmosphere and a kitchen that understands the need for excellence...More

Thank Nick M
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thejenbottomley
13 January 2018|
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Response from keephoping | Reviewed this property |
Not sure - we parked on the road straight outside the door.
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Keith G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Monday
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 St. Marys Street, Ely CB7 4ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +44 1353 662582
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