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“Super food,” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wells Crab House Cafe

Wells Crab House Cafe
38 Freeman Street, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1BA, England
01328710456
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Price range: $5 - $31
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: A cafe / Bistro open all day for cafe and breakfast and evening meals. Specialising in local fish and meats. Just refurbished and opening in April 2010.
Leicester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Super food,”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

mackeral pate was gorgeous! we then had the fish platter for two, loads on it and all delicious. Staff very friendly, need to book as we only just got in,booked the day before and had to eat early (6pm) but it was a Saturday, well recommended!

Visited October 2012
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English first
Essex
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Surf AND Turf”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Obviously the Crab House's excellent and deserved reputation is based on their very popular seafood, but from many of the reviews here it would be easy to get the impression that there is little on offer for the dedicated carnivore.
On our recent visit the specials board included Sausage bacon & liver casserole, Beef in ale pie, and Holkham venison pie (fabulous) and that was in addition to their standard menu items of steaks, gammon, beefburgers etc.
So yes, the seafood is special, but there really is something for everyone. With Becks on draught, a decent selection of bottled beers and a sensible range of wines on offer - what more could you ask for?

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Truly scrumptuous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Have eaten here often when we are up in Norfolk.The food is always good well cooked and presented,and the service always good.The mussels are to die for.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great seafood platter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

We had lunch at the Crab House Cafe (they don't do evenings) and ordered a seafood platter to share. It was enormous and incredibly good value. If you're visiting Wells and you like seafood, this is a must.

Visited July 2012
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Excellent mussels”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Had a very good lunch of mussels (as a starter) followed by the baked crab, both dishes were excellent. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone seeking great seafood at a reasonable price. Food was obviously fresh and the portions were just right.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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