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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 Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Really quaint little place with an unusually fishy menu which was a real treat. Effieicne and friendly staff would recommend

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 August 2018

The overall experience was very good. It is what I call a gastro pub, where they have a good array of drinks, real ales, a nice wine list, reasonably priced. Though by the glass seemed a little pricey. The menu was good but a little limiting, asian/fusion would be my take on it. The menu was a little confusing as it wasnt clear what was a starter, especially as the average price was over £8 for them and the mains were over £20. Also the second course arrived a little too quick for my taste, as the plates were cleared for the 1st followed straight after with the 2nd, usually like a little breather between courses, but accept this is a personal thing. Also the one big bugbear was water, for a place charging what they do, you would expect to get complimentary water, still or sparkling, but no. At £3.50 for a bottle I think this is a cheap and unnecessary addition to the bill and does not create customer stickiness. At £92 for two people, having 2 courses, water, 2 glasses of red and 2 beers this place is on the pricey side, but the food was delicious and is great for special occasions but not one many can afford to go to for a weekly Friday don't fancy cooking thing.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

We visited after seeing you at the East of England Food Festival in June, never have I eaten crab, but was blown away we came back for more. We had a day at Hinchingbrook Hall, so came to you for lunch, I brought three friends, we all said 5* London dining at country price.The food was amazing will be back again, service was 5* too... Thank you all very much highly recommend ..

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Great food Very innovative menu

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Exceptional food, service and venue. Really enjoyed our tapas lunch, would highly recommend.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

Started with crab and then tried the trio of curries, and finished with cheese. Absolutely superb - crab is divine and unique. Come to the Mermaid just for that experience. I found the veg curry the best which really surprised me - I'm usually a meat lover, so this has opened my eyes. Nick has some new cheeses - Slack Ma Girdle is not for the faint-hearted! What an experience, and rounded off their Bergerac. Can't wait to return

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

As always the food was excellent- however I was surprised at the bread was counted as a course in our six course tasting menu as this normally gratis on other visits. Also sometimes the chef’s use of oriental flavouring could become overpowering and ‘samey’ if visiting frequently.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Beautiful setting, magical evening atmosphere, calm and inviting feeling. Faultless service - highly welcoming, friendly and smiley, personal and adaptable, yet calm and unintrusive. All staff serving us went out of their way to make things special for us, without any showiness at all, especially one waitress who designed a beautiful setting and was very informative about menu choices. The chef responded perfectly to given allergen needs. All the dishes - starters, mains, desserts - were not ony stunningly artistically presented (totally unique) with attention to every aspect including the choice of plate or bowl, but moreover incredibly imaginative and 110% delicious. Lesser-known and well-known vegetables and meats were used, tender and well-textured, with intriguing layers of flavour. As much attention was paid to the pot of mint tea afterwards as to the dishes. For this food and service, the prices charged were decent and very appropriate. We really admire the chef and staff, and thoroughly recommend the Mermaid.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

Sadly it was very disappointing errors in service lead towards being lead 2 the table wrong table then before we had chosen from the menu we were presented with a bill that was not a good start the food was nowhere up to the Expectations we had sorry

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

A fantastic evening celebrating my parents 50th wedding anniversary. Food, atmosphere and service 5 stars could not recommend enough

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Visited On Thursday, 02 August 2018

Lots of delicious flavours and great menu selection. Not the boring usuals!

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Awesome Fish Wednesday dinner. Could not ask for a nicer or well presented meal.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

As a group of 10 we enjoyed a fabulous evening at The Mermaid, wonderful food, lovely wines and great service, we are all looking forward to returning here.

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Visited On Friday, 27 July 2018

The service by Sarah the waitress was discrete and highly professional. The food is of a very high quality with just about all courses for each of the party of 8 hitting top marks - very strong wine list. Overall it was very good value and in fact we thought a mistake had been made on the bill as it didn’t seem enough. Well done Nick

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Visited On Friday, 27 July 2018

We had a great meal!! Would definitely go back!!

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Visited On Thursday, 26 July 2018

Small but friendly place and the food is unbelievably good. Not your typical pub grub but food quality, beautifully presented cuisine. We were very impressed.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 July 2018

Fab Fab Fab! Second visit and just as lovely as the first - but without the added excitement of the power cut! Food was delicious and unique. Cooked perfectly. Staff were friendly and efficient, and the cocktails were amazing. Its is pricey, but you definitely get what you pay for. We will be back again!

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Visited On Friday, 20 July 2018

Our dining experience was second to none. There were plenty of staff on duty and all courses ran so smoothly and promptly. The food and presentation were excellent and as it was my husband’s 70th birthday the staff decorated the room and the table looked beautiful! My thanks and-compliments to the chef and I would highly recommend a visit especially if it’s for special occasion.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 June 2018

Amazing food as always, prepared/cooked beautifully, we love the unusual dishes and that the menu changes regularly.Our only "issue" with the food is that we can't manage to try everything on the menu! Service was a little less proactive than usual/what we would have liked but all very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 July 2018

Fantastic meal yet again. Service outstanding. Would highly recommend.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 July 2018

Fantastic food and service! Beautiful dishes full of flavour and a cosy atmosphere. We loved it and will definitely be back again.

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Visited On Thursday, 12 July 2018

The Thursday curry nights are always fantastic. Lovely flavours and good options. Brilliant value.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Lovely food, I would definitely come back for a special occasion meal as it was quite expensive, but it was high quality, and the service was excellent.

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Visited On Thursday, 05 July 2018

First time we dined in the garden, really lovely. Fantastic food and service as always!!

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Visited On Sunday, 17 June 2018

Good quality imaginative vegetarian meals,we had our dog with us and we were delighted to find a dish of biscuits for him on our table. Thank you for an enjoyable evening.

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