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“bad experience”
Review of Old Spot - CLOSED

Old Spot
Price range: $0 - $72
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed April 2, 2014

The service was poor, by young and seemingly inexperienced staff. " ..you guys OK ?" is not the best offhand opening line from a waiter who walks off after sitting you down . Specifically we asked the waiter about the fish soup..whether it was thick or thin or a bouilabaise type dish. He said he'd go and ask the chef. Several minutes later he returned with the message that "the chef says its just fish soup". Moving on , when one of our party ordered Lamb she was told that it was served pink. She asked whether it could be could be cooked through. The waiter said he'd ask the chef..and off he went to return with the message that it is only cooked pink and no more. The food was ok but the impression is, that they rate themselves pretty highly. The arrogant and inflexible attitude has been confirmed by friends who have eaten there.

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4  Thank wyvernWestSussex
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Reviewed March 25, 2014

Very nice bistro type restaurant serving interesting, good quality, tasty food. In a nice position in Wells, overlooking Cathedral at the back and close to market place. Very good value lunch deals, nice atmosphere.

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Thank BrunoMarlow
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

Just happened to book for dinner as it was opposite to the Hotel we were staying at.
Both my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal, and both decided the meal was the best we have had for a long time. The unexpected combinations of flavors and ingredients were executed to perfection.
I thoroughly enjoyed my starter of gnocchi, artichoke hearts with the deep fried sage leaves and Parmesan,
A MOST EXCELLENT meal, Staff and service were great just wished we lived nearer, mind you Im sure we will be back, we had a great couple of days. Just having a look at their web site, looks like we chose well

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Thank vintagevogue50
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

Whenever we are in Wells we have Sunday lunch at the Old Spot. Front of house was all smiles which made our day and the lunch was just superb. Can't beat this place for quality food at a very fair price. Keep up the good work Old Spot!!

Thank Philip E
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

A quality offering from Ian & Clare Bates and their attentive team. Great setting with views of Wells Cathedral from the upper tear. A good venue for a night out or a special occasion. Elizabeth David is an obvious influence for food that is well presented and full of flavour. They also offer a quality wine list that will suit all tastes and pockets,

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Thank Rosie_Fox_11
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