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Lazy Otter

) #30 of 85 Restaurants in Ely $$ - $$$ , British,
Cambridge Road | Stretham, Ely CB6 3LU, England
+44 1353 649780
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good28%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cambridge Road | Stretham, Ely CB6 3LU, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We moored here for two nights , Made to feel very welcome especially our dog! Food ,company and drinks great, all unreasonably priced . Would recommend

Thank SurreyCasey
Reviewed 1 week ago

4 pm Sunday afternoon Very busy place indeed Very good outside play area for the youngsters Good selection of drinks from the bar. Good menu Fair prices Our waitress was amazing had time for everyone despite the place being very busy Good quality food, I...More

Thank 167Dave8
Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my boyfriend visited this weekend with my parents. We ate here on Saturday afternoon after arriving for a snack but The food was shockingly over priced for the potions and quality-The fish and chips had bones in!! And the eggs was not cooked....More

Thank BiancaD15
Reviewed 1 week ago

Next to the river, with an airy restaurant and outside seating, the Lazy Otter was perfect for lunch with friends. I had the Grilled Halloumi Super Salad, satisfying and tasty! Other reviewers have criticised he service but our party had no complaints. Our waiter was...More

Thank Elizabeth E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived by boat, and they have patron moorings, which was great. We only had drinks but service was friendly and efficient. Great little kids play area outside, with seats overlooking It, ideal if you have young children with you. Garden is dog friendly too. Only...More

Thank kayjay1973
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We moored our boat on bank holiday Monday for dinner at this pub. We sat in the bar as we had our dogs with us. My mum went to the bar to order drinks, the bar lady informed my mum she wasn't there to get...More

Thank Tammy826
Annette G, Owner at Lazy Otter, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I m glad that you all enjoyed your food. The waitress to whom you refer was working a trial period and needless to say she is no longer in my employment as I did not find her behaviour and manner acceptable in any way shape...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we stopped here on our way back from a holiday in Norfolk. It wasn't particularly busy but turns out there were only 2 staff in the bar, I don't know how many in the kitchen. When we arrived there were about a dozen families, some...More

Thank Catherine F
Annette G, Owner at Lazy Otter, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am sorry that you had a long wait to be served and for your food to arrive. I have had several staff off with family problems and serious illness so we have been short staffed and new staff have been a little thrown in...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Moored boat for the night at Lazy Otter.Food was ok.Fish was great but chips were disappointing.Shame about the chips.

Thank Cube105
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

What a charming place had a really lovely meal with very friendly staff. Great choice of drinks and a brilliant menu. Enjoyed it that much off back next week.

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

I wish the food matched the welcome and service we received which was very welcoming by the lady behind the bar who could not have been more helpful and lovely. Sadly the potato skins were luke warm and a little hard and the plough mans...More

Thank juliathomas20
Annette G, Owner at Lazy Otter, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

As the lady who served and welcomed you and the owner of the lazy otter, I am sorry that the food did not match the service. I have raised points with my team of chefs to avoid there being any repeat complaints concerning these dishes....More

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Ian P
Is it a dog friendly place?
9 July 2016|
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Response from BrenCambs | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's great for dogs. There is a circular walk from the location too, then recover with a drink and snack or meal if you do wish. The Lazy Otter is dog friendly in the garden and in the pub bar but obviously not in the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$42
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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