68 Market Street – Ely, Cambridgeshire (UK)

Ely’s foodie scene is expanding and 68 Market Street is an exciting addition to the city’s food and drink offering. It’s all in the name. Not only is it the address but the word market denotes freshness, provenance and sociability… and this eco-friendly, sustainably-focused restaurant delivers in spades.

68 Market Street Ely vegetarian restaurant CB7 4LS

The street name is certainly a lucky coincidence but the rest is down to a clear vision of sustainability and a strong environmental ethos. The focus is on the region’s seasonal produce which supports farmers, producers and the local community. Food wastage is also of utmost importance as it impacts the environment. This is one of the reasons for 68 Market Street’s already popular Sunday Spread, which needs to be booked in advance.

68 Market Street Ely eco-friendly restaurant

68 Market Street Ely view of kitchen

It doesn’t stop there – the business recycles as much as possible with all non-recyclable waste going to a zero-landfill waste carrier. The furniture has been reused or repurposed. There are even bespoke branded tables. Works by local artists adorn the walls.

68 Market Street Ely tables and local art

68 Market Street Ely tables and pew

68 Market Street Ely bespoke table

The bar area is a welcoming little space to sit and have a drink. In fact, the whole refit is well laid out, considering the limitations of the building and awkward corners and levels.
68 Market Street Ely bar local beers

68 Market Street Ely bar seating area

68 Market Street Ely CB7 4LS vegetarian restaurant

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