Goodfellows

4.5
226 reviews
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£26 to £40
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European
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Lunch

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About

Goodfellows is a restaurant and cafe in the heart of Wells. At lunch we have a daily changing menu using fish from Brixham, which we specialise in. We also have a selection of meat and vegetarian dishes and lighter salads and sandwiches, served alongside our hand made patisserie , cakes and breads. For dinner we have a choice of dishes using locally sourced meats, vegetarian dishes and our speciality seafood menu. We also have a 6 course tasting menu showing off the talents of our kitchen brigade.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
European
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Tuesday: 10am - 4pm
Wednesday: 9am - 4pm, 6pm - 9:30pm
Thursday: 10am - 4pm, 6pm - 10pm
Friday: 10am - 4pm, 6pm - 10pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm, 6pm - 9pm
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Phone number
01749 673866
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Adam Fellows
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Private Party Facilities
We have a room upstairs which will hold a maximum of 24 guests and is perfect for private dining for birthdays, special events, Christmas or just a get together with friends. The minimum number for exclusive use of the room is 12 and there is no room hire charge
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Private Party Contact
Adam. Fellows: 01749 673866
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Catering
We sell our hand made patisserie, cakes, biscuits and breads to take away We can also provide birthday cakes and canapés to take away for special events
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Area
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Public Transit
There is a bus stop opposite the restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Cafe, Chef's Table, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 226 People Are Saying
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MJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

By chance, our one day in Wells was Bastille Day, and the set menu suited us perfectly. The "gluten-Free" member of our party was delighted with her special option. Finally, amongst the house wines a wonderful Southern France Pinot Noir was outstanding value.

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RM
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food as always! A pleasure to eat fresh and well-presented dishes.

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RM
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food as usual, expertly cooked and presented.

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RR
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We look forward to our visits. Never fails. Food is innovative and imaginative. Outstanding value all round which makes for a wonderful dining occasion.

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C
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding in every course. Waitresses very attentive and friendly. Nice quiet, intimate restaurant at lunchtime.

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OW
London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Had the gazpacho and scallops, and absolutely loved every bite. Will continue coming here in the future!

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service! Absolutely wonderful! Can’t wait to go back. The confit duck was delicious and the chocolate walnut cake was out of this world!

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KA
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great discovery. Superb cooking, inventive with top quality ingrédients. All for a very reasonable price.

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T
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant evening fantastic food and service I would recommend to anyone who appreciates fine dining

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RZ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Service cool to start, but did improve.
The place is rather run down and needs some TLC, old fashioned decor. More like a cafe than a fine dining restaurant.
Food ok, not memorable. Very expensive for what we had, 2 courses, 2 glasses of wine and a Diet Coke came to just over £70 without tip. The scallop starter was very small. We ate at lunch time. Definitely not value for money.
I wouldn’t return or recommend.

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PJ
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The £11 lunch is great value- delicious fish cake with a glass of house wine then a beautiful patisserie.

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JT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent seafood and other choices! Warm and friendly welcome and brilliant service! A true favourite! And I love watching Adam Fellows cook. A must if you haven't been there yet!

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LT
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Just so helpful. Wonderful food and marvellous service

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MT
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent choice of dishes. The scallops were fresh, tasty and reasonably priced - cooked superbly.

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RS
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had good food, excellent service, a pleasant ambiance, really all we could want for an enjoyable evening out.

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SH
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and attentive staff. A lovely atmosphere.

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B
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

This French Bistro-style restaurant had a reassuringly limited Sunday menu with some imaginative looking choices. The vegetarian options were very tasty but the duck was disappointingly tough. The service was efficient though not particularly warm or welcoming and there appeared to be only one choice of white wine available which is unacceptable these days. I thought this was a fairly average and pricey meal overall.

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JF
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely lunch and a thoroughly enjoyable time. The food and the service were as much as anyone could ask for.

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AW
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An excellent meal, prepared brilliantly and served well. The ambiance is good and struggles to be great but no fault of the staff/management. Will certainly return and look forward to it.

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C
Surrey
29 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent dinner. The restaurant is fairly small and a bit crowded but the food was well above expectations. Price was reasonable for food and wine. Do not be put off by the outside of this restaurant or the oddly confusing menu in the window. The menu at the table has very good selection.

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CK
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food with a great selection of wines, service is quirky and to be taken not to seriously, a good experience.

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S
Bath
23 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food, as always was excellent. It’s one of our favourite restaurants to visit and is equally as fantastic at lunch time. It really is a gem in Wells and we can’t remember what we did before it opened. The bread and hummus is fantastic and everybody enjoyed everything they ate. The puddings and cakes they do are always outstanding. We had a very noisy table in the main dining area with us, and it was a shame our table wasn’t out by the kitchen, even though we had booked ahead and we were celebrating my daughters birthday. The main dining room is a little bit cold, but nothing a jacket didn’t sort out. Like I said, the food is of outstanding quality, and everybody ate everything.

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RW
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

We were given a table right at the back tucked away in a corridor beyond the main restaurant. My advice would be to ask for your table to be in the front restaurant which is light and airy although the tables are very close together. Our waiter seemed appalled when I asked for chips to go with my 13-year-old son’s meal. They apparently ‘don’t do chips’ I sensed I’d really offended the waiter for even asking. Saying that, The food itself was excellent and had we been sitting in the main restaurant and had we not asked for chips perhaps we would have had a better dining experience .

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NG
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service. Authentic French cuisine. Excellent wines.

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AZ
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, Delicious food and professional service. Scallop dish to die for and perfectly coocked Lamb 😋

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C
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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S
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I booked for a Birthday celebration plus pre-'Mothering Sunday' visit. All 4 of us enjoyed a lovely hot meal, choice of drinks, sweet plus good care & service. If there was anything that I would like added it would be some handrails & 'drop down' rail to assist those with disabilities in the toilet.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Delicious food - good buzz in the restaurant. I was seated at the door through which the food was brought and at times it was chilly - a minor quibble though as everything else was perfect - will definitely visit regularly

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DK
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal we've had for ages!! We were staying in Wells for pnly two days and booked lunch for our first day based on other recommendations. Food was absolutely great and not only was the service good but obviously a number of those lunching were regulars with some of whom we had short amiable chats - we regualrly dine in restaurants nut virtually never get into conversation with anyone. But this was a very pleasant change,we assume not only due to the ambience but also the happiness derived from eating such grest food at such reasonable prices.

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B
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food as always. Good atmosphere and good service. You won't find a netter restaurant in the area.

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JH
Bath
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, a lovely evening with wonderful food, excellent service and I learn something new about wine every time I visit.

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RL
Bath
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reports of Goodfellows were encouraging on TA so decided to book. Excellent two course fish lunch with glass of white wine. Will definitely return on our next visit to Wells.

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MD
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fine dining in a casual atmosphere at its best. The 5 course tasting menu for £50 per person was outstanding and value for money. Service was excellent, and we were offered delicious bread all through our dinner. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Very cold - in terms of actual room temperature, service and ambiance!
Very unwelcoming hosts.
Lack luster service and food.
Save your money - it's not cheap and it's not worth it!

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Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent quality of ingredients and a menu that was creative and brilliant.

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Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have eaten in Goodfellows on a number of occasions and it never fails to please. On this occasion we had friends visiting from London and we all enjoyed our food. My friend remarked that the food would stand up to anything he had eaten in London. We shall return!

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SR
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here several times and always enjoy the food. It is particularly good for fresh fish, beautifully cooked to preserve the texture and flavour. The patisseries are also notable!

The atmosphere is intimate and personal. If you sit in the rear of the restaurant, you can observe the food as it is passed through for serving, which adds to the excitement.

The staff are very polite and friendly.

Location-wise, it is excellently placed for central Wells but not at all noisy or affected by the busy market.

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c
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely superb in every way. Top class cooking, fabulous presentation, with delightful service.

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SL
Bath
5 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A weekday spur-of-the-moment lunch for me and my partner. A lovely welcome, even though we had not eaten there for 6 months. Small menu with a number "light dishes" but we both chose a main course - scallops and 4-fish - both of which were utterly delicious and well-presented. All in all, Goodfellows hit the button, yet again.

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Bath
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food, fantastically cooked from fine ingredients. So lucky to have such excellent French cuisine in Wells. Bistro accommodation is a bit cramped, but the food more than makes up for it.

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