Goodfellows

4.6
248 reviews
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£26 to £40
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European
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  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
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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Public Transit
There is a bus stop opposite the restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Cafe, Chef's Table, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 248 People Are Saying
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L
Bath
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was incredible, well presented and extremely tasty, good value for money. Service seemed a little rude/blunt at times.

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Miami
37 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never disappoints the food was again excellent. My wife really enjoyed her scallops and my game stew was tasty, well presented and full of the different game flavours.

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LN
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As per usual, a wonderful meal in a fantastic fish restaurant. Never fails to disappoint. Great food, wine and company. A great meal was had by all. Thank you.

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S
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been our favourite restaurant for decades - since it opened. The quality of cuisine is, in my opinion, unrivalled for miles. The menu is designed with mouthwatering flavour combinations in mind & Adam's cooking is absolutely outstanding. The portions may not seem over generous to some, but when the flavours, textures & seasoning are so expertly combined, it's all about quality over quantity & I always feel 'just right' rather than stuffed at the end of the meal. I also feel much happier than when I arrived. Cuisine like this is a form of medicine!

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Bath
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We've been here as a couple or with family many times and have never been disappointed. Good food good service. The portion sizes aren't too big, perfect amount to satisfy the appetite.

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely, beautifully presented food, prepared in their open kitchen for all to see. Attentive service.
Perfect for our anniversary.

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P
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In a word, 'outstanding'. Adam Goodfellow is a superbly consistent chef. His tasting menu is excellent value, with a wonderful variation of fish. In many years of visiting we have never been disappointed.

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SL
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit, following a recommendation on a miserable wet evening. Lovely buzzing atmosphere, with friendly knowledgeable staff. The food was sublime and reasonably priced. We will return.

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ML
Bath
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the third time recently that we have had lunch at Goodfellows and every time the food, service and value for money has been excellent. House wine excellent as well. Would definitely recommend going there.

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IA
Bath
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited for lunch. Waiter was friendly, attentive and efficient. Starters were beautifully presented and of exceptional quality, the tuna carpachio being especially noteworthy. Standard was maintained for the main course where both the Brill and Gurnard were delicious and looked amazing. After that the sweet might have been a disappointment, but wasn't! Great value too. Highly recommended.

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C
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

For my husband and myself, my visit to Goodfellows, Wells, was a big disappointment. The Roast Pork, which should have been lean meat, as the crackling was a side dish, was extremely fatty. Roast potatoes did not taste as they should do and some of the vegetables were undercooked. I ordered the vegetable bake which were a few undercooked, tasteless chopped up vegetables swimming in a watery sauce all at a cost of £11.00? The dessert duly arrived and looked appetising. However, the pudding ordered was meant to be a rich, creamy and biscuity cheesecake. Instead it was tasteless and mousse like with a sparse and soggy biscuit undercarriage. The service was not exceptional and had us waiting unnecessarily at times, though the staff were helpful and friendly. I am not usually such a harsh critic of restaurant food which, in the main, I find good but felt obliged to be honest on this occasion. Goodfellows was the worst experience I have ever encountered. The cost of the meal was more expensive than most of the other restaurants I frequent and certainly nowhere was it worth the cost. I am sorry, folks, but this is one restaurant I cannot recommend.

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DB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food as always excellent! Service just right. Portions seem on the small side but when eaten are just right.

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AH
Bath
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had just a light lunch but would definitely visit again, maybe for an evening meal or Sunday lunch. It was excellent.

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DM
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good Sunday lunch , not rushed , good friendly service,will definitely return

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MG
Bath
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked in here for our anniversary meal as my wife doesn't eat meat and we both enjoy good fish. We were not disappointed as every course was superb, as was the service. It wasn't cheap, but it was excellent value for money. We will return when next in the area.

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RM
Bath
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to the restaurant for the seafood dishes and were delighted with the range on offer. We both had the Hake, unusually served on a bed of houmous and roast vegetables which worked really well. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food & service, pleaent surroundings & ambenience

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BR
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Good wine list and nice to sit and see the food being prepared.

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DS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always the food is fresh and very well cooked. The service is friendly and efficient.

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TM
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative and interesting menu with good wine in a quiet, comfortable setting and good service. Excellent !

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RF
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

This is a brilliant place to eat. We are never disappointed by the food. It is always delicious, and beautifully presented.

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E
Bath
5 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Goodfellows never disappoints - the food is always excellent, the Staff are very friendly and helpful and the atmosphere is perfect. Best place to eat in Somerset, by far.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
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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