Downham Market
About Us

Arbuckles is operated by all the staff and management, under an ‘Employee Ownership Trust Scheme’ carrying on the successful legacy of founders John and Maxine Murphy.

By establishing an Employee Ownership Trust in December 2018, John & Maxine – who first opened the Downham Market restaurant in 2008 – are rewarding all their staff for the vital part they’ve played in making Arbuckles the successful restaurants they are today.

An Employee Ownership Trust effectively means that all of the staff will be owners of the business and share in the success and profits when the process is completed.



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The Restaurants

The original Downham Market restaurant situated on the A10 is perfect for large family gatherings in our chandelier room to a private dining experience in your own Secret Garden glasshouse (suitable for up to 4 adults).

Our Ely restaurant opened in 2017 and is situated on Ely Leisure Complex. Designed for both families and friends with our comfortable booth seating and intimate mezzanine level.

Our vastly experienced team of chefs and waiting staff (soon to be owners!) will continue to do their utmost and exceed your expectations.

Arbuckles opens 7 days a week for quality breakfasts, made with the finest ingredients and freshly ground coffee. Available from midday is the main menu. Delicious steaks, ribs, fajitas, grills, salads and many more delicious combos await hungry appetites, and all at very reasonable prices. Full allergen information is available, including options for gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options.

To compliment the tasty food, the Arbuckles Bar serves a wide range of beers, spirits, soft drinks and coffees, alongside wine and cocktail menus.



Military & NHS Discount

Here at Arbuckles we have some great promotions that we know you will love! We have recently added the Military, NHS and Emergency Service discounts!

Military Discount*

We now offer a 15% food discount to Military Personnel.

All we need from you is to see a valid military ID card in order to provide the discount. 

*Includes dependency card holders too. We may ask to take down a note of your service number. Please note discounts must be applied and bills printed by 5pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

NHS and Emergency Service Discount*

We also offer a 15% food discount for all NHS and Emergency Service Personnel.

In order to process the discount, we will need to see a valid ID card for the service you work within.

*Includes Blue Light card holders too. Please note discounts must be applied and bills printed by 5pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Downham Market

Since opening in 2008, we have grown our restaurant in Downham Market from an 80 seat restaurant to a 340 seat restaurant. We have three beautiful areas to accommodate all types of reservations.
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Secret Garden

Based at Downham Market, our Secret Garden is a dining area for adults only, perfect for a special evening with a few friends and ideal for a different kind of ‘date night’!
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This stylish restaurant is set next door to the Cineworld Cinema. It has been designed to be different from the Downham Market restaurant, which is only 13 miles away, but still incorporates all of the best parts of Arbuckles.
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