The Almonry Restaurant, Tea Rooms & Garden
The 13th century Almonry Restaurant is a truly unique dining experience, located within the medieval precinct of Ely Cathedral.
Tuesday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 5pm
For bookings and enquiries email: firstname.lastname@example.org and include a phone number with your enquiry. Please note that email enquiries can take up to 48 hours to respond. We regret that we are unable to take reservations for outdoor tables.
Restaurant and Tea Room
The main restaurant is located in the 13th century Undercroft and offers a stunning yet informal space for dining under a medieval vaulted ceiling. The Tea Room overlooks the gardens and is the perfect setting for morning coffee and homemade cake - the date and walnut is legendary - or an Almonry Cream Tea with freshly baked scones and locally produced jam. The beautiful gardens are extensive and overlook the magnificent east end of the Cathedral with tables, chairs and parasols for alfresco dining during the summer months.
The Almonry has an excellent reputation for its local sourced, home cooked food. The lunch trade is extremely popular offering a choice of freshly made sandwich or salad platters, soups, fresh quiches, plus daily specials. You cannot leave the Almonry without tasting one of their speciality puddings including home-made lemon meringue pie or warm treacle tart.
Various artefacts from the Cathedral stores including a pew bench and prayer stands have been up cycled and included as part of the decor to echo the heritage of the space and the on-going historic relationship with Ely's medieval Cathedral. All profits from The Almonry help to fund the upkeep and work of Ely Cathedral.
We are a Tripadvisor 'Travellers’ Choice Award Winner' for 2022!
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The Blue Room can comfortably seat up to 20 for a sit down lunch or dinner, or up to 30 for small receptions. The Almonry prides itself on English bistro dining at its best and the menu can be specific to your requirements whether sit down formal dining or a buffet reception.
The Almonry is completely accessible for customers with limited mobility. Access for pushchairs and wheel chair users is via the East Lawn of Ely Cathedral and through the Almonry garden. There is seating in the Tea Room or Blue Room and disabled facilities on the ground floor of the building.