Beautiful restaurants, talented chefs, first class ingredients - whatever your taste and budget, Ely has a host of different restaurants on offer. You will find a range of food from around this world such as the BKK Thai restaurant as well as more traditional style menus with many of the restaurants boasting locally sourced produce. Local hotels such as The Lamb and Garden restaurant at The Nyton offer traditional favourites and a la carte dining.
For lighter bites, Ely boasts a wealth of quaint teashops, many housed in old buildings, some of which are listed, where the refreshments are as enjoyable as the surroundings.
You can view our district-wide map of restaurants to see where all our listed eating establishments can be found.
The Waterside in particular has become a haven for food lovers. From the quaint Peacock's tearoom, to the traditional Cutter inn, from the extensive range of the Maltings to the finest of dining at The Boathouse, the riverfront has something to tempt you at any time of the day.
The choice isn't just limited to the city. Venture out into one of the nearby villages, discover restaurants such as The Anchor Inn at Sutton Gault, The Ship Inn at Brandon Creek and you will find award-winning pubs and restaurants with extensive and unusual menus, and the chance to relax in picturesque settings whilst you eat.
Sampling food is of course not just about dining. Ely has an award winning Farmers Market as well as a traditional weekly market where a wealth of merchandise from the traditional to the more exotic - such as ostrich meat is on offer. Alternatively, call in to the farm outlet, La Hogue in the idyllic village of Chippenham and discover their extensive range of the highest quality produce and products.
So whether you are dining out in style, enjoying a cosy pub meal, taking afternoon tea or picnicking in the Park, we have something to suit you.