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The Royal Standard Ely

24 Fore Hill, Ely, CB7 4AF

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Wonderful lunch.

Jay 15 July 2017
from Fordham

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A beautiful historic pub dating back to the 15th century, The Royal Standard Ely is a cosy escape, filled with rural charm. Modern European flavours are served alongside cask ales, with a tranquil al fresco area, perfect for sunny days.

Fresh, seasonal ingredients go into the Royal Standard Ely menu to make up a great selection of inventive European dishes. To start, there is salmon tartare with apple and avocado mousse and caviar crème fraîche, along with wholesome soup of the day. For mains, there are pub classics like sausage and mash with braised red cabbage and gravy, along with juicy steaks with sumptuous sauces and all the trimmings from the grill. There are also vegetarian delicacies, and a dedicated kids' menu.

Sunday roasts at The Royal Standard Ely are extremely popular, while the dessert menu offers tempting treats like steamed treacle pudding with fruit compote and double cream ice cream. There are cask ales at the pumps, world beers, and a concise wine list.

Also offering popular live music events, The Royal Standard Ely is a 13-minute walk from Ely Rail Station.

The Royal Standard Ely

24 Fore Hill, Ely, CB7 4AF

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Customer reviews for The Royal Standard Ely

4.7 (((() (based on 15 reviews)
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  • dinner (12)
  • lunch (12)
  • child friendly (3)
  • large parties (3)
  • value (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • entertainment (2)
  • romantic (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • private dining (1)
  • ((((( 15 July 2017 by Jay from Fordham

    Wonderful lunch.

  • ((((( 25 June 2017 by Su Neal from Ely

    Great food, if a little expensive. We were a four, two men had steaks, perfectly cooked, girls had chicken Ballantine , again excellent. Only downside was the sides were extra, I would have thought that a choice of potato should be included. Sweets were although thin on number, fabulous.

  • ((((( 19 June 2017 by Christine Kirkby from Cambridge

    A really good meal with excellent customer service. They also look after dogs too!

  • ((((( 18 April 2017 by Caroline from Ely

    Three of us ate here , two of us had ribeye steak , perfectly cooked. and one had fish and chips also delicious .

  • ((((( 14 March 2017 by Claire Smith from Ely

    Good section of fresh dishes 6 people all enjoyed meal

  • ((((( 13 March 2017 by CF from Ely

    Nice welcome, lovely restaurant and good service. All enjoyed the Sunday roast. Close to car park.

  • ((((( 12 March 2017 by Amdrew Dakin from Ely

    Great experience with, more importantly fantastic food... Been many times before and will be again

  • ((((( 5 March 2017 by CEF from Ely

    Enjoyed an absolutely perfect ribeye steak. Cooked perfectly with delicious chunky chips and garlic mushers. Lovely bottle of Rioja too.

  • ((((( 25 February 2017 by Mark Clements from Soham

    We chose the Royal Standard as our daughter was returning from Uni for her Birthday and it isn't far from the station. Ideal as it was 8pm before her train came in. Hadn't been to the RS for years and my word has it changed. The restaurant was warm and comfortable. We were waited on by Stephen who was very good at his job and made sure we were well looked after with both food and drink . We had olives and bread & oils for starters as we didn't want to fill ourselves up too much for the main course. 3 of our party had rump steak with a selection of chunky chips, sautéed mushrooms and onion rings whilst the 4th had a burger. The food was fantastic. The meat was cooked just how we liked it. Two were rare and one medium-rare. The chips and mushrooms were delicious and I can honestly say the onion rings were the best I have ever had. Properly cooked with a light batter, none of this pastey rubbish you get elsewhere and they were enormous. The burger was very good as well with just the right amount of cheese, sauce and chips to go with it. We were planning to have a dessert but we too full this time but we will be back and we will give them a go next time. Well done The Royal Standard.

  • ((((* 16 February 2017 by Lynne from Ely

    The food and service was excellent - definitely recommend it.
    Only reason it is not 5 stars was due to the sharing platter being a bit sparse on bread to go with the cured meats.

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