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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, 17 October 2018

Was a Wednesday evening so appreciate why we were the only people in the restaurant area which was why there wasn't a lot of atmosphere for us, but we were with great friends. Couldn't fault the food or service. Thank you lovely evening.

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

Far too hot in the restaurant, food wasn’t as impressive as one might think. Service was diabolical- had to hunt a waiter down to get a drink, drinks not arriving after ordering, waited 30 mins to pay..after we left our table to find staff.

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Visited On Friday, 05 October 2018

Friendly service, and fantastic food, highly recommend to any one.

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 October 2018

Great choices and delicious food. Friendly, attentive service. Nice atmosphere.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 September 2018

Excellent food, rather expensive Sunday lunch, but most enjoyable. Main course only option would have been nice. Staff very good and attentive. Thanks

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Visited On Saturday, 22 September 2018

Excellent vegan menu. The food is sensational and the service is excellent.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 September 2018

Bravo!

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Visited On Saturday, 15 September 2018

excellent food and drink choice served to perfection by friendly and helpful staff. Room was very good and comfortable and good value a excellent few evenings spent eating drinking, and recuperating after days spent on the reservoir.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 September 2018

The venue is a bit misleading, first I entered I houfht I would be having a traditional British pub experience, but as soon as food started coming I was thoroughly impressed. The quality of food is fine dining, with heavy Japanese infusion. One of he best dining experience I had. It was my girlfriends birthday, it was thoroughly recognized and made a fuss about, service is perfect as well

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Visited On Saturday, 15 September 2018

Lovely lunch - thank you

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Great pub, great food, good cocktails and wine, great service, friendly atmosphere, what’s not to like.

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Visited On Thursday, 30 August 2018

Pleasantly surprised! It was one of the nicest culinary experiences in a long time. Amazing food!

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Visited On Friday, 24 August 2018

My husband and I had the six course tasting menu on Friday evening. It was the most amazing experience! The quality of the food, the presentation, the attention to detail, was second to none. My husband had previously attended a Gordon Ramsay restaurant which was 10 times the price but not as good! The whole dining experience was very relaxed with none of the pretentiousness normally associated with fine dining. If you enjoy good food, you must visit The Mermaid Inn.

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Visited On Thursday, 23 August 2018

Thank you for a delicious anniversary dinner! The food exceeded our expectations and we will definitely be back again soon.

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Visited On Thursday, 23 August 2018

From greeting to departure service was warm, friendly and extremely good. Staff were knowledgable about the menu and the curries on offer. Food was absolutely superb as usual.

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Visited On Wednesday, 22 August 2018

And the green Thai soufflé is to die first!

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Visited On Tuesday, 21 August 2018

First class, unable to fault.

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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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