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Samovar Tea House

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23 Forehill, Ely CB7 4AA, England
+44 1353 662160
Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 09:30 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 19:00
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Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice tea room with good atmosphere and delicious varied menu - I found it difficult to decide as there were so many good options!

Thank gcmmcg
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took my group of 10 walkers here last Sunday for our lunch stop. We were made more than welcome and our reserved table was waiting for us. They copped very well with our large order for 10 people and the food and drinks arrived in no time at all. The food was very good and we all tried a different... More 

Thank PboroWonderer
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently visited and had a wonderful time. Brilliant customer service, Sophie took the time to help me pick the perfect tea for my mood. Would totally recommend and will be visiting soon!!!

Thank Sarah M
Ely, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous. Rustic, quirky, unique, friendly and the menu (especially the vegan and vegetarian food) is really great. I have spent hours in here and recommend it to those people who enjoy different eating and drinking experiences.

Thank Anne T
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Samovar is a little gem. It stocks over 100 different teas, some blended on site and unique to Samovar. Sophie the owner really knows her teas - so if you are unsure of what to choose she is always happy to suggest. Snacks, cakes and ligh bite menu changes daily. Many cakes are home baked by the owner. If you... More 

Thank Juliet A
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Found by chance,guessed by the steamed up window, must be good, and we were not disappointed. selection of light lunches, which are prepared specifically for you, and are delicious. Friendly good service. unusual meals , that really work. Clean and trendy. Great selection of teas and coffees. Cakes looked good too.

Thank minto123
Ely, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Good, fresh food and a huge choice of tea! Staff always helpful and friendly which makes it a lovely experience.

Thank FireKitty
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Fantastic, extensive selection of teas, and delicious sourdough toast brunches and bagels for lunches - and always a tempting selection of cakes too. Great service and lovely atmosphere too.

Thank Isobel Grace M
London, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This quirky little tea room is well worth a visit. We had lunch of bagels - halloumi and roasted peppers in mine and bacon and brie in my husband's. Both were oozing with flavour. There is, amongst the usual beverages, a whole menu of different teas to choose from. I didn't see any meat on the menu, so carnivores beware,... More 

Thank Linda W
Ashford, United Kingdom
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439 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We were lucky to find this little gem open on a Monday (apparently it is normally closed) - we only had drinks but the menu is fascinating with an incredible selection of teas - I had the 'special' which was a was apple with ginger and cinnamon - yum - the others had delicious coffees with warm milk - also... More 

Thank kentcritique

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Cafe, British, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Forehill, Ely CB7 4AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Ely
  • Phone Number: +44 1353 662160

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?