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“Pleasant room, shame about the attitude of the staff”
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Ranked #15 of 96 Restaurants in Wells
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $86 - $86
Cuisines: French, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed February 24, 2010

A friend and I were hoping to have lunch and a good natter. She had eaten there before and so we went ,first for coffee and we planned to eat lunch later.
We took the table suggested at the rear of the attractive room and ordered coffee and mineral water. We talked and realised 10 minutes later that the drinks had not arrived. We mentioned this to a passing waiter who found the drinks left on the serving counter. There was no apology.
We were sitting near a door that the staff were using and kept leaving open so that we were in a cool draught. We kept closing it. The manageress then told us that it would be used frequently and we should move. Again this was saiod in a very brusque manner as though this was our fault.
We paid the bill and left. What should have a pleasant experience had been spoiled.
Jenny Allison

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Reviewed February 8, 2010

We enjoyed our £20 "2-courses with a glass of wine" special in the Café, and felt it pretty good value, but the service was rather distant, not exactly warm and welcoming. We certainly don't regret eating there but would try somewhere else before rushing back.

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Reviewed January 3, 2010

Greeted by a lovely gentleman, who couldn't find our booking, but rescued by a delightful lady who had hadn't written it in the book and promptly seated upstairs.

Then came the disaster with the waiter... we found him rude, arrogant, impolite and this totally spoiled our evening. As I was driving I didn't drink, which he didn't seem to appreciate, and my fiance therefore ordered wine by the glass, from which point the waiter looked down his nose at us for the rest of our stay there, and he overlooked us at every available opportunity.

The food was delicious, but portions are very small. Despite that we skipped dessert as we couldn't stand to be in there a moment longer.

Maybe the cafe downstairs would have been less pretentious and staffed by someone better mannered.

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2  Thank Scott_and_Pamela
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Reviewed August 28, 2009

Have eaten here twice recently, excellent in every way. The Seafood Restaurant, is a must, reasonable price for stunning food. The Cafe in evenings is open for dinner, still includes local caught fish dishes and much more. Certainly recommend both, whether a special occasion or just a really nice place to eat out. Yet to try the Cafe, by daytime, but am sure it would be well worthwhile and the Lunch menu looks extremely good value. Just in case you don't get my top line! Owner and head chef is Mr Adam Fellows, probally see him about.

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1  Thank PjfromCheddar
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Reviewed August 16, 2009

Our party of five thought this the best meal they had ever had ever, ever, ever!!! Great selection of outstanding fish courses - next time we're going to try the Fish Taster menu - can't wait! Excellent service too!

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1  Thank Venetia G
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