Goodfellows

4.6
283 reviews
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£26 to £40
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European
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  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
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.
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M
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a discovery, we feel so lucky to have found such a place.
I collected maximum points for finding Goodfellows for our Anniversary dinner

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, fantastic service, lovely atmosphere - who could ask for anything more for my birthday lunch! We will be back.

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JR
Bath
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous lunch. I had the fish of the day which was monkfish. Really great fish dish.

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OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly stunning food, lovely atmosphere and great service.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always! Great catch up lunch with a friend with the usual great service, quality food and good value for money.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always we had an amazing lunch at Goodfellows - the food was first class as was the service - already booked my next lunch date!

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PT
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy our meals and have not been disappointed.

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LT
Bristol
10 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always superb food. Really high quality, fresh and tasty. Good wine pairings even at lunchtime. Good value and friendly staff. I go very regularly and love going their for a night out as a special occasion too.

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AC
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Christmas Eve here was lovely with my husband, daughter and her partner. The food was excellent, the staff were professional and friendly. Very impressed with the amount of thought given to my vegetarian dishes.

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S
Bath
31 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was lovely and a great evening and very friendly atmosphere.

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W
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure visiting Goodfellows the food is consistently to a very high standard and is imaginative and interesting to taste different flavours. As it was Christmas I went for the turkey breast which was succulent and full of flavour my wife had the scallops which never disappoint. We will look forward to our visits throughout 2019.

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CH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were pleased to be able to book a table at relatively short notice. We were greeted politely by the lady owner. The service was efficient. We enjoyed our starters of Brixton crab and hot salmon very much and the bread brought to the table was very fresh. My partner enjoyed his confit of duck very much, stating it was as good as any he had eaten in France. My turkey with garnish was excellent although I found the winter vegetables a little under cooked and lacking flavour. We shared a dessert of chocolate cup filled with Christmas pudding ice ream absolutely delicious.
The restaurant front room was 75% full on a very busy Friday evening just 10 days before. Hrustmas. There were parties upstairs and we did well to be served in good time. Our experience was on occasions marred by a very noisy party of four and a couple whose every word we could hear. Value for money might have been enhanced if there had been a set price for say two courses which is much more the norm theses days, esp in France.

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TR
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We did enjoy the whole experience. the food was presented very nicely and we would go again when we visit Wells again.

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HD
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love visiting goodfellows for either a quick snack for lunch,meeting friends for coffee and cake but most of all we come for the excellent fish menu for a good lunch the staff are so friendly and helpful with any food allergies the setting as you watch Adam cook is great the taste in the food is excellent.

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JP
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have a limited number of options on the menu which is good because they can concentrate on getting everything just right - and they do. The food is delicious and the place well worth the 110 miles we drove to get there! It's been over twelve years since I first went there while passing through Wells on work, it's changed, it's even better than I remembered!

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LM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Simply perfect , and the food was sheer dining perfection from the look to the taste and the quality .
Will most certainly be back .
Thank you .

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C
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was slightly salty but that’s what seafood should taste like. Scallops are well pan sealed, enhanced by the drizzling taste of truffle. Recommended dish: scallops

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NM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

My friend and I enjoyed our dinner at Goodfellows, although the staff on arrival appeared slightly unwelcoming in spite of our table reservation. Nevertheless, all dishes ordered were timely, beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. We would definitely make a return visit.

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DR
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food, superb, friendly service (one of our party was 25 mins late at a busy time-taken in their stride), would recommend for any occasion.

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JD
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The excellent standard of food and service can be guaranteed.

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RD
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed an excellent business lunch at Goodfellows with one of our clients. The food was exceptional as was the service. Each course was immaculately presented and quite delicious. I particularly enjoyed the scallops which were done to a tee. Even the cheese board was exemplary. It was apparent that considerable care had been taken to ensure the entire dining experience was as pleasurable as possible. I would have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant to fellow future diners. My compliments to the Chef.

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B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed all the dishes. A very nice restaurant.

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SM
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Fantastic food as always and the staff are very attentive and polite
I can’t fault it but would like to perhaps see the restaurant as light and airy as the bar area
By far the best restaurant in Wells

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

Always reliably excellent food beautifully presented. I have never felt rushed and the staff are friendly and helpful.

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S
Bath
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very tasty and prettily presented food. Decor clean but stylishly underwhelming - excellent value lunch

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s
10 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an excellent restaurant. The food is inventive and cooked expertly. We have been several times and rate Goodfellows as one of the best restaurants, not just in Somerset, but in the UK. The staff are welcoming, attentive and yet discreet. It will always be on our list.

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f
Bath
6 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely meal everyone loved their food. Only reservation is that the portions tend to be small so you do need three courses. But that said we had a delicious meal.

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E
Bath
7 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another lovely meal at Goodfellows- perfect service, excellent food, as always.
My favourite place to eat, by far.

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W
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as ever always a good choice of starters and main courses with seasonal choices. The crab starter was particularly tasty and my wife really enjoyed her scallops.

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MK
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good and tasty dinner, really enjoyed the seafood

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AW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a quality restaurant offering a small but well selected menu of classic dishes.The service is professional and unobtrusive. The food is very well cooked and attractively presented without gimmicks.
A very good solidly reliable restaurant.

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, went on Saturday Lunch, fully booked but service and ambiance good, a treasure in a small busy city.

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PM
Bath
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As ever, lovely food cooked on the spot. No overloaded plates, pudding to die for. AND excellent value. Efficient but low key service. I cannot fault this restaurant.

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A
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and well sourced. Good ambience and service. Slightly on the pricey side compated with other similar but worth paying a little more.

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TR
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely stunning. Had the set menu and the wine to support each course. Every mouthful was heavenly.
Thank you so much

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L
Bath
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
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
40 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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P
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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