The Royal Standard Ely

(23 Reviews)
24 Fore Hill, Ely, Cambs., CB7 4AF
British
A la carte menu

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Royal Standard Ely
4.7
(based on 23 reviews)

96%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • al fresco (2)
  • business (1)
  • child friendly (4)
  • dinner (18)
  • entertainment (4)
  • large parties (5)
  • lunch (19)
  • private dining (2)
  • romantic (3)
  • trendy (3)
  • value (5)
  • By Kevin P from Bishops Stortford
    28 October 2018

    Wouldn't recommend here, food was nice enough but thought over priced for what you got (mains and pudding).

  • By Joan G from Essex
    21 September 2018

    Delicious Gluten free batter on a lovely piece of fish, the chips while looking delicious were not as nice as on our previous visit, seeming rather tough. The welcome and courtesy of the staff was super .

  • By Patricia G from Ely
    9 August 2018

    Had a delicious meal here with friends. Excellent service, lovely table in a quiet part of the pub, would definitely recommend the Royal Standard Ely.

  • By Jay G from Fordham
    1 February 2018

    We often go to see the jazz group that plays the first Thursday of the month and book a table as close to them as we can get. Dinner is always delicious and the wine is always good. Desert always tops it off and we always enjoy the evening.

  • By Sue M from Ely
    14 December 2017

    Always a great meal at the Standard friendly staff

  • By Sarah B from Ely
    12 November 2017

    Excellent Sunday lunch with efficient and friendly service.

  • By gordon E from ely
    2 November 2017

    we go partly for the good jazz group who play first thursday every month. great ambience, limited menu but usually something we like.

  • By Sophie D from Cambridge
    4 August 2017

    Lovely main course. Lots to choose from. We wanted a pudding but found there was not much choice, so had a lovely cocktail instead!

  • By Jay G from Fordham
    14 July 2017

    Wonderful lunch.

  • By Su N from Ely
    24 June 2017

    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.

Restaurant Location Map
The Royal Standard Ely
24 Fore Hill, Ely, Cambs., CB7 4AF

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