Open 7 days 11pm - late
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
11a Forehill is Ely’s newest Bar, Kitchen and Lounge venue. Offering Cocktails, Wines and Craft Ales in accompaniment and a wide range of Breakfasts, Lunch, Dinner and Afternoon Tea dishes.
Based over three floors, first to launch is our ground floor Bar and Kitchen space where Drinking, Dining and Weekend Music all come together. Our in house Chefs and Mixologist’s will be on hand serving everything from:
Cocktails and Cake, Coffee and a Catch up or Dinner with Dancing, we have it all.
The service was very slow. It took 15 minutes to ask us for a drink and over half an hour to serve us afternoon tea which we'd made the booking for. The tea was cold by the time we got the afternoon tea and the afternoon tea itself was missing elements like cream and jam so had to chase them for this. They apologised saying there were busy but it really didn't look busy! Staff were walking round pushing chairs in etc unnecessarily instead of serving us The food itself was good and a lovely atmosphere though.
We really appreciate having your space to hold Ely Death Cafe. On this visit 3 in our group returned their coffees as they were cold. You said later the machine was refilling & therefore cold. We hope this is factored in automatically so people don't have to return their drinks - better to just say it will take a few minutes to heat up. Also, I decided to try the walnut/coffee cake of which there was about half left on the platter - I decided the last platter with 3 pieces left would be too stale. However, it was disappointingly dry & tasted stale. I've experienced this before in other places & I don't know how you can manage this - there must be some sort of industry best practice! Next time I'll just go for the newest cake :) however please know also that we really appreciate the friendly service & welcoming atmosphere!
Visited 11A with my wife and daughter for my daughters 19th birthday. The service was excellent having a very attentive but not over bearing waitress. The drinks order was taken quickly and delivered promptly. We all ordered from the tapas menu and had 8 selections between us. The food was well presented and tasted amazing, the plates were all emptied. We also had desserts which were delicious, my only criticism is that there could have been more choice on offer. Overall the dining experience was first class and we will definitely be returning and recommending to friends.
Great food, great wine, and great service! What more can we ask for. The new chef here is top-tier btw! Will defo be back.
I was really impressed with the choice of cocktails, great to see the classics on there. The food, drink and service was excellent. I will definitely be coming back.
Great service and atmosphere
Service as always was faultless! Staff were so polite and friendly. The tapas was to die for and we’ll definitely come back again for some more. Only thing we both agreed could be better was the fishcake, overall the dish is delicious but way too big!! Make it smaller and add some veg and it would be perfect! Thank you again for such an enjoyable evening out.
Lovely food and cocktails Our waitress was very friendly and welcoming Would definitely recommend 11a to friends and family.
Such a beautiful, strongly Scandinavian decor which always makes me feel home here as I am from Copenhagen Denmark. Having lived in Copenhagen Denmark for several years, it’s understandable how fine dining and a very elite standard of service is the way to my heart coupled with the exceptional service of customizing drinks and food according to one’s personal choice. The 11A is an impeccable restaurant where simplicity, minimalistic and impact meet all in one. It has made my past little home so close to me as I am now permanently based in Cambridgeshire, Ely. The fish and chips is to die for at this place, I’m sure everything is delicious, just that I have never gone past having fish and chips on all my visits 🤣 They have a new Spanish Tapas/paella menu which is absolutely delectable and I am impatient to try them all! My husband and I were given a surprise chef complimentary taster of fried bacon and cheese tapas and also we got a complimentary superb couscous salad to go with our meal, so generous . My mum-in-law who was our guest with us as usual mentioned to me how delicious the fish cake in lobster sauce was, we got to try it the next time! Will be waiting to come back again soon, oh and their drink menu (my fav is the Out of the garden) is dizzyingly epic! I cannot be more happier and it is one place that has stolen my heart over all the places I’ve visited even in Cambridge! That’s the impact on me :) The 11a please keep up your exemplary service, and how we love the courteous staff too, who are ever so warm and kind and passionate about what they do. Love this place and I’ll come back always to you 🥰❤️
The whole evening was a fantastic experience.
The food we had was lovely but I found the menu quite limited. More choice would make 11a even better.
Excellent meal with lovely friendly service. It was a bit quiet midweek, but we had a very nice evening and will definitely be back. Thank you!
We always enjoy our time at 11A. Antoine makes us feel like family, and the food is great!
Amazing food and cocktails
Another excellent evening of great food and service.
Had a lovely lunch with friends on Saturday, the food was lovely and the staff very attentive.
A lovely afternoon, good savoury & traditional afternoon tea. Staff friendly & polite. Only comments are we did wait a while for service for drinks.
It was a family get together of cousins, they were impressed with the food portions perhaps a bit too big, the potato wedges/chips certainly were. However we were able to chat without being interrupted a bonus .
Food tasted great and lovely cocktail Staff very friendly Possibly bigger menu on sundays? But otherwise had a brilliant visit
Came here for our anniversary, really delicious dinner, fantastic cocktails and all the employees here were brilliant and couldn’t do enough. Highly recommend!
Lovely meal, very helpful and friendly waitress.
Delicious food and friendly service. Will definitely be eating here again.
Lovely meal; main sides and dessert. And prosecco lovely too
Scones are yummy
Fabulous birthday lunch