Founded by Steve Morris and Sarah Marshall, a Low Fell couple with a passion for good food, Ellison’s is a unique and diverse location for food lovers, offering a deli service, coffee shop and intimate dining experience.
After buying a run down building on the corner of Kells Lane and Dryden Road, The Dotty House was created, a wonderful shop with quirky products in the heart of Low Fell. Realising the potential of the building, the idea of Ellison’s was born. The initial idea was to create a coffee shop but as time went on Steve and Sarah realised that a deli and bistro would work well in this increasingly buzzing area in Low Fell.
Using the history of the building, originally built by Lord Ellison, on a street that in 1875 was called Ellison Road, Sarah and Steve decided that the most fitting name for the new business was Ellison’s.
The team at Ellison’s take great pride in their work and what has been and soon will be created at this lovely bistro.


The kitchen team is led by Head Chef Sam Wilkinson, who started his career at Marco Pierre White and then went on to work at Beamish Hall before coming to Ellison’s in the summer of 2022. He is a creative chef with a fine eye for detail, and a natural talent in developing dishes that are not only flavoursome but look spectacular.

The kitchen team are an experienced group of chefs who all excel in different areas and who thrive on the buzz of Ellison’s open kitchen. They are encouraged to be as adventurous and creative as they can be in the kitchen which results in the most amazing ‘special’ dishes on the menu.


Our Front of House team is led by Manager Ryan Lemmon, who has been working in hospitality since leaving University. He is a local lad with great ideas and an influencing attitude that ensures the rest of the team provide the best service to customers. The rest of the team are encourage to give their invaluable thoughts and ideas on how service can be improved.
A fantastic group of people, providing a great service within a stunning venue. What’s not to love?

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There’s been a slight change to the line up for this Friday’s Comedy night at Ellison’s. The fabulous Mike Milligan will now be our compere! A top North East comedian, actor and writer who is well known on the circuit. Mike will join Noel James and Gavin Webster this Friday to bring a night of hilarity along with great food at Ellison’s. 

Come and enjoy 2 courses from our menu and laugh until your sides ache for just £35 per person. There are a couple of tables left so if you’re thinking of joining us then you’d best be quick.

To book visit our website select the number of people, choose 1st December then select the Banter and Burgers event! https://www.ellisonsoflowfell.co.uk/book-a-table/
To book a table for Sunday lunch just visit our website https://www.ellisonsoflowfell.co.uk/book-a-table/
Yes there’s just one table for 2 left for this Friday night’s Murder Mystery event! 

To book just visit our website https://www.ellisonsoflowfell.co.uk/book-a-table/