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“Never disappoints” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Albatros

The Albatros
The Quay | The Albatros Wells, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AT, England
07979 087228
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Cuisines: Dutch
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Norwich, United Kingdom
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241 reviews 241 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 122 cities Reviews in 122 cities
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
“Never disappoints”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

We travel for an hour to get our pea soup, roll and pancakes... And are never disappointed.Great atmos and love the whole Dutch experience.very friendly waiting staff and usually other friendly co diners... Perhaps getting down the steps of the boat is a bonding experience.Whatever it is I love it and am slowly working my way thro all the pancake toppings

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  • English first
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English first
Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Lovely lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We stopped in here for lunch after a walk from Wells to Holkham and back. My wife - who's half-Dutch - had the Dutch apple cake - 10/10. Lovely pastry - crumbly, not hard or soggy. I had the Dutch pea soup (ertwensoep or snert, I guess). That too was lovely and tasty. A very nice alternative to chips from the chippy. Highly recommended!

Visited December 2012
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Spalding, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Best cooked breakfast ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

We stayed on The Albatros at wells next the sea in August for our wedding anniversary (25th), the crew are all relaxed and very friendly and we felt at home from the minute we walked over the gangplank. We had a fabulous evening of live music, friendly people and not expensive drinks. In the morning we had the best cooked breakfast ever, with a large chunk of bread it was tasty, hot, quick and I did not have to eat again until teatime. I would recommend this highly as a quirky choice to stay, cosy and intimate in the cabin :) Beautiful views over the water and town quayside.

  • Visited August 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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Norwich
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“Ace Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Stayed on board for a night along with 7 pals while walking part of the Coastal path. Echo all the positive reviews. Ton and the crew are very welcoming and go out of their way to ensure your stay is a good one. The bunks are an experience in a good way and priced very reasonably. The food is lovely and just what you want after a good day out, along with the real ale straight from the barrel! Live bands in the evening too and we spent the whole evening on board happy as larry! When else will I get to stay on a boat.......the next time I visit the Albatros!

  • Visited June 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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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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“Excellent !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Food, Staff, Atmosphere ... everything - EXCELLENT. Having travelled extensively, I find it amusing that the best restaurant ever happens to be a ship a mere 30 odd miles from me moored in the Harbour at Wells. But however far away you live from Wells Next To Sea, it is worth the drive for this dining experience. It is like eating at your favourite friend's house who happens to be an amazing chef. The staff are extremely efficient and friendly, and the friendly atmosphere they create often results in diners all participating in a joint conversation. Live music is on the menu at the weekends! The icing on the cake is that you can stay overnight. http://www.albatros.eu.com/sailing-ships.html

  • 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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