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The Mermaid

High Street, Ellington, United Kingdom, PE28 0AB
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Events:
You may be unable to book a table on the below dates due to events that we are hosting, not because we are closed. So if you're interested in booking an event please get in touch.

May Sunday 27th - African Food Festival
July Wednesday 18th - Five Course Moroccan Tasting Menu
August Sunday 26th - Argentine Asado
September Wednesday 19th - Simply Sweets Tasting Menu
October Wednesday 31st - Taste of Terror Halloween 7 Courses
November Monday 5th - Bonfire Night Celebration
December - Festive Menu

Restaurant Opening Hours:
Lunch 12 – 2:30pm
Dinner 6:30 – 9pm
(Closed Mondays)

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About The Mermaid

Events:
You may be unable to book a table on the below dates due to events that we are hosting, not because we are closed. So if you're interested in booking an event please get in touch.

May Sunday 27th - African Food Festival
July Wednesday 18th - Five Course Moroccan Tasting Menu
August Sunday 26th - Argentine Asado
September Wednesday 19th - Simply Sweets Tasting Menu
October Wednesday 31st - Taste of Terror Halloween 7 Courses
November Monday 5th - Bonfire Night Celebration
December - Festive Menu

Restaurant Opening Hours:
Lunch 12 – 2:30pm
Dinner 6:30 – 9pm
(Closed Mondays)

Nestled in Ellington, a quintessentially English village on the outskirts of Cambridgeshire. This is where we have spent the past couple of years restoring The Mermaid, a truly beautiful 14th Century public house. After having undergone quite some neglect over the years we have managed to apply love and care to peel back the black paint and plasterboard to unveil a historic and charming building hidden beneath, complete with original beams running through the walls, brought to the village hundreds of years ago from a ship named ‘The Mermaid’.

It is here that we have created our family run restaurant, each of us with the passion and devotion to create something truly special within these ancient walls. Nicholas Marriott, our Head Chef who has spent time training at Michelin Star Restaurant Paris House, and is now using the skills learnt and his whole hearted passion to establish an extraordinary, ever-evolving menu.

The Mermaid at Ellington has the experience to cater for all occasions, from intimate dinners, business meetings, to family celebrations. We also offer a professional Outside Catering Service, designed alongside you, to create a memorable experience for your special event.

The Mermaid, Nestled into the Cambridgeshire Countryside offers a carefully crafted A La Carte Menu and a Cultural Classic Lunch Menu.

We will create you a personalised menu to suit any special dietary requirements. From Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten free or Lactose free we strive to offer something delicious for everyone.

Cuisine: International
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

Service was a little slow since the restaurant wasn’t full but the food was great as always

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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

Sat next to kitchen window which was a little strange but food and wine were excellent

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Fantastic food. My only observation, in a weird way, was that the service was TOO fast between courses. So instead of a night out, we'd finished a lot earlier than expected. Other than that, it was great ambiance, and a brilliant menu

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

Amazing food, attentive staff, lovely evening

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 February 2019

The tobacco onionrings to the Ribeye and the Snowman as dessert ... that was incredible.

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Visited On Friday, 01 February 2019

Really enjoyed our lunch and lovely food. Definitely going to come back.

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Visited On Thursday, 31 January 2019

Food was lovely, service was very good, nice table near the fire.

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 January 2019

excellent food all prepared with a lot of care and attention

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Delicious food as always, friendly and helpful staff. The tempura prawns are the best around. We are already planning our next trip!

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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

Thank you very much for a splendid meal and for attentive service. Your flexibility in coping with allergies and numbers going up and down was much appreciated. The position of the wooden post was a bit awkward, particularly for anyone with hearing difficulties. If notified in advance we could have seated people to allow for that. However, that is a minor point and it did not detract seriously from a very enjoyable occasion. Kind regards Geoffrey Currey

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

It’s a little Gem. The food was amazing, the staff brilliant. You can have a break between courses, so you felt welcome, not rushed, which I hate in restaurants. I never heard of some of the food so was delighted go on the venture and was not disappointed. Would recommend it to everyone. Mitchellin Star quality but affordable. And loved the chef/owners Mum. She is so proud and deserves to be. Big up The Mermaid ❤️

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

Thank you. A very nice family occasion made better by the friendly service.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

A real find. The staff truly care and the food is fantastic. The Chef uses seasonal ingredients and the sauces, gels, crumbs everything is home-made down to the ice-cream. Even the coffee to finish has delightfully thoughtful touches to make your meal a memorable one. Go, you can thank me some other time...

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

The food was creative, delicious and very well presented. This was my first time at the restaurant and we will definately go again.

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

As always, quite wonderful. You are a oasis of good dining in this area. We are so sorry your lack of lunchtime trade is creating the need to sell - one understands the commercial realities, but views the probable consequence of losing you with a heavy heart. Phillip Cooke, Hemingford Abbots

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 January 2019

I am not a fan of piped music

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Visited On Sunday, 30 December 2018

We have always had an excellent experience at The Mermaid. The menu always has someting a little unusual and special and the service, as usual, was faultless.

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Visited On Friday, 28 December 2018

Our first time here, we chose the tasting menu as it was recommended to us. We thought it would be six courses of smaller portions but every portion was standard size and stunningly presented and of spectacular flavour. The price was good too at £95 for two and six courses, we were very impressed and loved every minute of it. My favourite was the mackerel dish with the compressed cucumber, we will Be back soon!

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Visited On Saturday, 22 December 2018

Amazing food and service, lovely atmosphere we were well looked after, we will definitely be back. Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 December 2018

We had a Christmas family lunch here as the pub is conveniently located between members. Superb food and great value, only marred by the failure to serve the “digestive” between courses. Apart from that, yes we’d come gain and probably will.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 December 2018

Lovely mealy one of the best in Cambridgeshire

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Visited On Saturday, 22 December 2018

Cosy setting, great food and great service. Look forward to coming back soon.

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Visited On Thursday, 20 December 2018

Very good food nicely presented. Waitress was a little vacant but very pleasant and polite. Good value for money and a quaint ambience

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Visited On Thursday, 20 December 2018

The ambiance and welcome are second to none. A very interesting menu and good wine list. If I had any criticism it would be that there was too much on the menu for such a small venue and perhaps some of the dishes were a bit overthought - 'less is more'! But having said that I would definitley go again.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 December 2018

We had a wonderful experience! This was not just a lunch out but a really memorable occasion made special by the service and sensory joy that was the food! Perfect!

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