Our first restaurant opens on the 16th June 2016 in Wells, Somerset – overlooking the stunning medieval Wells Cathedral. We welcome you to join us for a light bite, evening meal or simply for a glass of wine from our collection spanning over 50 types from around the World, including some from just down the road…
We really enjoyed celebrating my birthday here - it’s always such a great experience. Simon kindly reserved our favourite table for us without us requesting it, which was very thoughtful and greatly appreciated. This just further highlights how unique and special this restaurant is!
We had some very nice burgers but we felt sorry for the staff and management because, apart from ourselves, there was only one other couple there.
Very friendly but professional staff. The food was excellent as was the wine. Great value.
Thank you for your 5 star review
Lovely meal, great wine, great service.
Easy to book through OpenTable.
great food - could be a little expensive - great service and very friendly staff - will go again
An excellent independent bistro close to the Cathedral. Well balanced menu and a very pleasing selection of well priced wines. Most enjoyable.
Excellent food in what for us on our visit was a quiet and welcoming location. Very comfortable bench seats. Service was great. Fixed price lunch menu was a treat. Another vegetarian main would provide more choice.
It was very quiet at lunchtime and so we got friendly and attentive service from the waitress. Food was very reasonably priced on the lunch menu and quality good. Wine and coffee also excellent.
My husbands french onion soup was creamy and not tradionally made,not that exciting.my salad was tasty but very small and we could have done with some bread to pad them out.My main salad of humous and aubergine was again quite small for a mains,but again tasty.My husband had to send his minute steak back as it was cold and the second one was not much better.it came sandwiched between tasteless white bread and it looked as though it had been sliced off a larger piece of meat and just refreshed.we felt it was overpriced for the meal.staff were really nice.
Wonderful meal as usual!
Highly recommended this restaurant.
Veggie option never disappoints.
We ordered Primitivo Wine and were not told it was unavailable. We were given a Rioja without any consultation. When we noticed the wine wasn't correct we were then told the Primitivo was unavailable. Wild Mushrooms starter - hardly any mushrooms on the plate. Pheasant starter - very dry and lacked taste. Hake main course - lacked taste and colour, cauliflower overboiled and watery, 1 slice of Chorizo shriveled and unappealing . Gooseberry desert - gooseberries dry and more like raisins.
The front of house team bags and belongings were piled on the floor which didn't look very appealing. We didn't complain as the waiters/waitresses were very young and we felt that our complaint would fall on deaf ears! We were very dissapointed with this meal as we have eaten here before a few times (Sunday lunch) and have been very pleased. I feel the restaurant needs to improve their front of house and kitchen staff to improve the ambiance. I don't think we will return in the near future.
Excellent management of front of house. Great recommendations of wine. Great food. Great service. Highly recommended
I took 3 Swedish guests to ensemble. Food fine, service staff absent at times for drinks etc. Being 7 on a Wednesday night, it was very quiet, so expected staff in attendance more readily.
Such a nice restaurant. It is spacious, quiet, calm and has a wonderful view of the West front of Wells Cathedral.
The service is old-fashioned good, polite and attentive and the food is always interesting and delicious.
You can’t beat it for a reliably good meal.
P.S. This is a GENUINE opinion!
This was the best meal that my wife and I have had in the UK. We had the seabass on a bed of spelt risotto. It was amazing. If you are wanting a very special meal and some of the best food to eat, please try Ensemble!
Great food, good service, a lovely place to eat. Will return to try something else on the menu.
First time at Ensemble, we were well looked after and enjoyed all our dishes:
Rump of lamb
Rib eye steak
Gooseberry and almond tart
The bill at the end was very reasonable, wine choices were v good.
Perfect food, service and location. It looks on to the cathedral and is tasteful furnished. It is reasonably priced for five star quality. A real treat that I look forward to visiting again. I certainly recommend it for special occasions or if you just fancy a treat.
Fresh seasonal food with plenty of choice for vegetarians as well as meat eaters, knowledgeable staff and great service. We have had great experiences every time we’ve eaten there.
From the moment we arrived and were greeted, to the moment we left, the evening was amazing. The amazing views of Wells Cathedral from our table just added to the ambience. The food was exquisite and great value for money. The service the whole evening was first class and friendly. Would highly recommend Ensemble and will definitely be going back when next in the area. Thank you for a memorable evening.
Fantastic dinner - our favourite meal out this year. Every mouthful a taste explosion. Portions were just right so I could enjoy 3 courses without that over-full feeling afterwards. Ambience and service were great. I only wish we lived closer so we could return sooner.
Lovely restaurant. Staff very pleasant and efficient and the food was lovely. Very quiet the night we were there - deserved to be much busier than it was.
Nicely cooked 3 course Menü, accompanied by a fine wine
Special meal to mark an achievement and booked well in advance. Lovely location .Food was good and very well presented . Not a huge choice but I consider that a good thing. Owner knowledgeable about the wine list and enjoyed a local rose which he was able to tell us all about. Only gripe would be that the waiting staff , while pleasant and efficient did not know about what certain items on the menu were eg sauces on the plate and panzanella salad. An excellent place to eat in Wells.
A very good choice of foods on the menu. Our choices were delicious, the lamb was cooked to our different likes and the service was quick and efficient. The choice of wine was likewise good and delicious.
Lovely restaurant, delicious food, friendly staff, relax atmosphere
I found it hard to make a choice of food!? Was a strange menu my partner also was confused. I like good quality food and cost is never the issue the quality was good just a strange mixture, I was disappointed with the selection and the atmosphere however the service was very good, it felt like a truck stop, with tables and space. We used to use the restaurant across the road that has closed, a bit of live music and ambiance it was very good. Sorry but I would find it difficult to return. Regards Tim
Friendly staff. Nice Chablis. Good fish starter but a bit too salty - especially the bread. Excellent squid with fennel for main course. Home-made ice-cream. Overall very pleasant meal
Light lunch perfectly executed and excellent value for money. Service was impeccable. Have already booked another visit.
great flavours, quality ingredients but portion-control could usefully be improved: 6 squid-ring for a main course???
Only one other person in restaurant and she left after we had been there 20 mins. Ambience very flat. The maitre de was very nice and chatty and enjoyed talking to him. Meal choice good but my steak was not very warm and not very tasty. My wife’s lamb rump was ok but not spectacular. Chef left while we there suggesting he didn’t have a lot to do but if we’d had a query he wasn’t there to ask. Average to be honest.
A good choice on the lunchtime menu and what we had was excellent. Service was attentive and courteous. Would definitely visit again!
We had initially had good vibes about Ensemble from what we had seen on their website, hence the booking for my wife's birthday. However the reality was really disappointing. It wasn't busy, with lots of empty tables, and the menu was different (and worse) than the example we'd seen on the website. Food descriptions did not match the delivery, and we left early. Sad because someone had put in some real effort to make the restaurant look stylish and inviting.
We had a good time, very well looked after by Mike (Michal?). The decor is a little stark for my liking but fresh and smart. The food was very good, although my risotto was a little luke-warm. We felt a little exposed with so few people being there but overall it was a good experience.
Fantastic food in a lovely restaurant tucked in the centre of Wells. Had dinner with a friend I hadn't seen for a long time and it was delightful. The food was truly delicious!!
Three of us had lunch and it was all very well presented and very tasty.none of the starters appealed to me so the chef made me a really nice salad.my salmon dish was also very good.everything seemed to be cooked from scratch and fresh.it was a bit noisy made even more so because of children eating but overall ambience was good.service was excellent
A very good lunchtime experience.Staff very helpful and polite but not overbearing. Good choice of dishes and well presented , tasty food.
The welcome was friendly and the staff made every effort to give us a good experience. The food we lovely and well prepared , definitely good value for money.
Always enjoy visiting Ensemble when in Wells. Food and service are consistently good and also good value. Our party tried a variety of the dishes on the menu and they were all tasty and well presented. Would recommend and will be going back when next in Wells.
The menu was very well thought out. Choice of wine fully complimented the food. Very helpful staff. Would go back.