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Samovar Tea House

23 Forehill, Ely CB7 4AA, England
+44 1353 662160
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“cakes” (55 reviews)
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Cafe, British, International, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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23 Forehill, Ely CB7 4AA, England
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Reviews (153)
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1 - 10 of 151 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

I used to see this place every time we visited Ely but we used to go somewhere else for the tea. Today we decided to try Samovar and I am glad we did! Vegetarian friendly, has delicious fresh cakes, plenty of teas to choose from...More

Thank Ova I
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thought we would try the Samovar for a light lunch, and I glad that we did. It all looks very veggie from outside but I would say there is probably something for everyone on the menu. We both had the delicious bagels, and so many...More

Thank hilary2307
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful old place to go for lunch. Samovar has a myriad of different teas to try. The cafe also has varied and tasty food on offer with weekly 'specials'.

Thank 691plm123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed my tea and scrambled egg.. There was an awful lot to choose from for teas, not a lot of food on offer.

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I had breakfast at The Samovar and thought there was an excellent choice of teas. I did try the breakfast menu, but wouldn't bother if I want again. I would say this place would be good if you want to avoid the larger coffee chain...More

Thank Foodcritictoday
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We spent the day in Ely and wandered around most of it. I tried three times to get a good latte and a decent cup of tea. This little shop was very friendly, the did a great coffee and has a massive selection of tea...More

Thank Simon H
Reviewed 17 May 2017

As a couple we have visited this quaint little tea house a number of times. It is always very busy. The selection of teas and coffee's is amazing. As recent visitors to Assam we have a taste for quirky teas and this place always fulfils...More

Thank siggy992
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Myself and my husband visited this lovely tea house today (2nd visit) as we thoroughly enjoyed our last visit. Again, not disappointed! From the moment we arrived we were greeted with a great smile and offered great service. We were so hungry that we ordered...More

Thank miracle1Bucks
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We were in Ely for the Vegan festival, last day of April when we came upon this lovely little tea house, main menu consists of Bagels, with plenty of vegetarian options. The Peanut butter & tofu slice was a delight, when it came food was...More

Thank SuzC63
Reviewed 15 April 2017

What a delightful little establishment. As you would expect from its name, there is a HUGE range of teas, including fruit tisanes that actually taste of something. We also ate a little second breakfast/brunch which was delicious. I highly recommend the sourdough toast topped with...More

Thank Liz B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 20
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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