Ensemble

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99 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Ensemble is an exciting new restaurant looking to offer the very finest food and drinks from locally sourced suppliers cooked to perfection in a relaxed and design inspired surrounding.


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…
What 99 People Are Saying
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LN
Bath
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

BP
Bath
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly but professional staff. The food was excellent as was the wine. Great value.

Ensemble
Responded on 4 March 2020

Thank you for your 5 star review

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SB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal, great wine, great service.
Easy to book through OpenTable.

M
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food - could be a little expensive - great service and very friendly staff - will go again

T
County Durham
13 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

An excellent independent bistro close to the Cathedral. Well balanced menu and a very pleasing selection of well priced wines. Most enjoyable.

PS
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

D
Bath
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

JB
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

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.

s
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal as usual!
Highly recommended this restaurant.
Veggie option never disappoints.

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

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.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent management of front of house. Great recommendations of wine. Great food. Great service. Highly recommended

KF
Bath
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

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.

AD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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!

OT
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

M
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, good service, a lovely place to eat. Will return to try something else on the menu.

PR
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time at Ensemble, we were well looked after and enjoyed all our dishes:
Chicken&chorizo terrine
Rump of lamb
Rib eye steak
Gooseberry and almond tart

The bill at the end was very reasonable, wine choices were v good.

d
Bath
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

FK
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

JT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional!
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.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

B
London
12 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

PH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicely cooked 3 course Menü, accompanied by a fine wine

AH
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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.

NB
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

j
Bath
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant, delicious food, friendly staff, relax atmosphere

TG
Bath
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience1

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

DD
Worcestershire
7 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

RW
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Light lunch perfectly executed and excellent value for money. Service was impeccable. Have already booked another visit.

AB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great flavours, quality ingredients but portion-control could usefully be improved: 6 squid-ring for a main course???

PR
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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.

LS
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good choice on the lunchtime menu and what we had was excellent. Service was attentive and courteous. Would definitely visit again!

CH
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

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.

JP
Bath
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

AV
London
42 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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!!

JB
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

AC
Bath
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very good lunchtime experience.Staff very helpful and polite but not overbearing. Good choice of dishes and well presented , tasty food.

T
Bath
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

k
London
9 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

ZD
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was very well thought out. Choice of wine fully complimented the food. Very helpful staff. Would go back.