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Wellies Bistro, Torquay, Torbay

Wellies Bistro

4.2
4.2
52 Reviews
£25 and under
British

Here at Wellies our ethos is quite simple; we use fresh local produce, skilfully prepared and served in a welcoming environment. Working with only what nature approves, our Seasonal dishes are matched with an equally dynamic Wine and Drinks menu. Keep an eye on what’s on, as we are committed to bring you an evolving experience, delivered by people of passion.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu 17:00–22:00
    Fri, Sat 11:00–23:00
    Lunch
    Sun 12:00–17:00

  • Phone number

    01803 200307

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Torquay

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wine

Menu

Sparkling

  • Il Follo Prosecco Spumante, Valdobbiadene, Italy

    Green apple nose, balanced acidity with notes of peach, pear & a smooth finish

    • Btl.£26.50
    • 125ml£5.00
  • Dopff & Irion Crémant Blanc de Blancs, Alsace, France

    Lovely floral hints with apple, almond & a delicious creamy mouthfeel

    • Btl.£32.50
    • 125ml£6.00
  • Il Follo Rosé Prosecco Spumante, Valdobbiadene, Italy

    Clean, delicate & subtle red fruit, wild cherry & strawberries with a long citrus finish

    • Btl.£27.50
  • Beaumont des Crayeres 'Grande Reserve', Champagne, France

    Aromas of toasted brioche, honey, grapefruit with flavours of plum, lemon zest and honey

    • Btl.£50.00
  • Dom Perignon, Champagne, France

    A soft, pure bouquet, bright in colour, both fruity & floral with candied & ripe fruits

    • Btl.£195.00

White

  • Pleno Viura Blanco, Navarra, Spain

    Reminiscent of a white Rioja, a fresh & crisp dry white with hints of tropical fruit

    • Btl.£19.50
    • 175ml£4.90
    • 125ml£3.75
  • Organic Amigo de la Tierra Verdejo, Spain

    Ultra fresh & aromatic with a kick of citrus freshness on the finish

    • Btl.£22.00
    • 175ml£5.55
    • 125ml£4.20
  • Gruner Veltliner Domane Baumgartner, Austria

    Pale straw-yellow, apples & spicy peppermint notes, medium bodied with a long finish

    • Btl.£26.00
    • 175ml£6.55
    • 125ml£5.05
  • L'Abeille Picpoul de Pinet, Languedoc, France

    Light lemon-green in colour, crisp & full of citrus fruit with subtle green pepper & lime zest

    • Btl.£27.00
    • 175ml£6.80
    • 125ml£5.30
  • Casa Silva Viognier 'Reserva', Colchagua, Chile

    Ripe peach & apricot on the nose with a full-bodied, rich creamy palate

    • Btl.£31.00
    • 175ml£7.80
    • 125ml£6.00
  • Fincher & Co. 'Wairau" Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

    Lean & crisp with underlying asparagus & exotic fruits, very good complexity with a rich texture

    • Btl.£32.50
    • 175ml£8.15
    • 125ml£6.35
  • Albarino Bernon, Bodegas Aquitania, Rias Baixas, Spain

    Perfumed aromas of fresh apricots, lemons & orange blossom - clean, taut with a long finish

    • Btl.£34.00
  • Domain Road Pinot Gris, Central Otago, New Zealand

    Creamy texture & balanced acidity, aromas of fragrant spiced pear mingle with melon & flinty minerality

    • Btl.£39.00

Rose

  • La Voile Rosé, Pays d'Oc, France

    Delicate, pale pink with flavours of ripe red cherries & strawberry. Very Provençal in style

    • Btl.£19.50
    • 175ml£4.90
    • 125ml£3.75
  • Perfect Cut Rose Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

    Gooseberry, tropical fruits, dried herbs & citrus flavours with hints of redcurrants & berries

    • Btl.£27.00
    • 175ml£6.80
    • 125ml£5.30
  • Domaine Houchart Rosé, Cotes de Provence, France

    A real taste of Provence in a bottle; pear drop notes, uplifting acidity & light summer berry fruit

    • Btl.£32.50

Red

  • Pleno Tempranillo, Navarra, Spain

    Attractive fruity red with flavours of blackcurrant & strawberry & a lively finish

    • Btl.£19.50
    • 175ml£4.90
    • 125ml£3.75
  • Conte de Castel Vecchio, Montepulciano d Abruzzo, Italy

    A strong fruity bouquet, red fruit & liquorice, with cherry flavours & a smooth lingering finish

    • Btl.£22.00
    • 175ml£5.55
    • 125ml£4.20
  • Seigneurie de Peyrat Grenache, Cotes de Thongue, France

    Full of sun-drenched damson fruit, velvety & full of character

    • Btl.£24.00
    • 175ml£6.05
    • 125ml£4.70
  • Miopasso Nero d'Avola Appassimento DOC, Siciliane, Italy

    Fantastically intense bouquet showing dark cherries, damson, blackcurrants & a smooth finish

    • Btl.£29.00
    • 175ml£7.30
    • 125ml£5.75
  • Organic Rina Russo Frappato, Santa Tresa, Italy

    Wild strawberries & sweet spices with beautifully fresh softness

    • Btl.£30.00
    • 175ml£7.55
    • 125ml£5.85
  • Gouguenheim 'Reserve' Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina

    Deep aromas of red fruits, chocolate & coffee beans, with black cherry & rich tannin

    • Btl.£34.00
    • 175ml£8.55
    • 125ml£6.50
  • Casa Silva Gran Terroir 'Los Lingues', Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua, Chile

    Powerful yet soft with ripe red fruits, black pepper, a hint of tobacco & firm tannins

    • Btl.£37.00
  • Ferratus AO, Ribera del Duero, Spain

    Rich & complex showing red & black fruits with deeply intense floral, tobacco & mocha undertones

    • Btl.£39.50

Port & Dessert

  • Stanton & Killeen Rutherglen Muscat, Australia

    Luscious & intense with complex fig & prune flavours & rich Muscavado sweetness

    • ½ Btl.£30.00
    • 50ml£5.50
  • Rustenberg Red Muscadel, Stellenbosch, South Africa

    Scents of Turkish Delight, musk & spice with ripe red fruits & a lush, balanced finish

    • ½ Btl.£25.00
    • 50ml£4.50
  • Porto Alegre Ruby Port, Portugal

    Aromas of red fruits, well structured, good balance & a lovely lingering finish

    • Btl.£30.00
    • 50ml£5.00
  • Pocas 10 Year Old Tawny, Portugal

    Dried fruits, raisins, dried plums - well-balanced, full-bodied, complex & a lengthy finish

    • Btl.£45.00
    • 50ml£7.00

What 52 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. MM

    MartinM

    Devon

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Had booked well in advanced for Mother’s Day then cancelled at short notice with no explanation

  2. PB

    PaulB

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Nice atmosphere, attentive but not overbearing service, lovely food.

  3. A

    Angmaha

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good food, friendly atmosphere. Fab desserts. Highly recommend

  4. D

    Disco

    Bath

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3

    We have been coming for many years and brought some friends with us who hadn’t been before. One was a vegetarian. There was limited choice on the menu and only a vegetarian burger on offer. Unfortunately this was poor. The portions were small and although we looked at the dessert menu there was only four to choose from non of which a chocolate one.

  5. SK

    SylviaK

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2

    The staff were lovely, welcoming and friendly. However - and this seems to be the theme of reviews - there was a large party (sat night - I should've known) who turned the volume up... but we did have the seats furthest away in the window which was lovely... until the party decided to go in and out to have smokes outside, continually leaving the door open, so we were constantly in a draught. The staff had warned us that the party was arriving so we got out food order in quickly before them. Another however.... apparently our order got mislayed, we got out food after an hour. It was delicious but we were really hungry by then. We got a free glass of wine and offered dessert on the house - I didn't pay so I'm not sure if it actually came free on the bill.. It wasn't awful by any means, but I should choose my timing better, more a place for the party crowd.

  6. JL

    JLN17

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    Unfortunately the night we were there they only had two members of service staff, covering both bar and food orders table service...having said that we weren't in a rush, but this affected the overall experience. Our cocktails were served only 2/3 full which they recognised before we did and said we could have them for a discounted price...then charged us full price on the bill... The £21 steaks came out with uncooked cold vine tomatoes.. very odd. We decided to go elsewhere for desserts/coffees!

  7. B

    Blair

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Had a lovely Sunday lunch. Which enjoy immensely, a friendly relaxed atmosphere.

  8. LI

    LIndyloo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We just happened to go when there was a large party booking, so noise created fun atmosphere but also made it difficult to have a conversation- depends what you are looking for! Staff are very pleasant and helpful. I had the mussels for main course- really good.

  9. PE

    PhilE

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Really good place to eat good service friendly environment and excellent food.

  10. SL

    SueL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Great Bistro - lovely negroni cocktail and excellent steaks.

  11. PE

    PhilE

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent steak night on Wednesday good service and good steaks. Great value we will go back for sure

  12. C

    Cramada

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    The following items were forgotten: Cutlery and plates for desserts Side dish that accompanied the main course A drink that we ordered (wasn’t forgotten on the bill) Also cheese on cheese board still had plastic wrapping on. Music, although not loud, was more fitting for a night club rather than a Sunday afternoon bistro! It’s a shame as the meals are good quality and reasonably priced.

  13. RA

    RachelA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic meal on NYE. A selection of small plates brought out throughout the evening. All the dishes were superb. And all the staff were great. Would definitely recommend

  14. J

    Johno

    Devon

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Very disappointed when we arrived as the menu your website/link took us too was completely different! There was a set menu of £55 pp which we did not know about, so we left. Your communication with restaurants needs to improve.

  15. JW

    JessW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful evening at Wellies on Christmas Eve. Delicious food, especially the oysters and fabulous cocktails all night long. Thank you to management and staff of Wellies for a great time.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Annual meet up with oldest friends. Good cocktails, good food, good service so overall a great night.

  17. NC

    NaomiC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food. Wonderful atmosphere. The staff are friendly and incredibly helpful, Maisy and Milly will see to your every need with a smile and genuine thought and care. Since this has been under new ownership the improvements are impressive. I am looking forward to a return visit. Highly recommended

  18. P

    Pete

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall3food5service3ambience4

    The food was amazing and presented really well. The staff were friendly, but could have been on the ball a bit more with service, they corrected our bill for us. Overall, it's definitely a place to try. Thank you.

  19. T

    Taster

    London

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Limited Choice, Christmas menu and food expensive. Extras added to the bill without being told in advance.

  20. W

    Weaver

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this restaurant definitely will be returning. The roast was sooooo good

  21. D

    Disco

    Bath

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We are regulars here, fantastic staff lovely food and great atmosphere.

  22. HD

    HezzaDee

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the vegetarian Sunday Roast and it was excellent, good value for the price and served with a smile! We will definitely return.

  23. W

    Weaver

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and the staff are so lovely. It had a great vibe and we can’t wait to go back. It’s a little pricey but well worth the treat.

  24. CH

    ChrisHB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely evening at Wellies. Maisie and the team were great and the food was delicious. Definitely try the oysters!

  25. ML

    MarkL

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great food really enjoyed the place… will definitely be making a return visit!

  26. SW

    SimonW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very cosy and private dining. Attentive service, great quality food and drinks. Reasonable value as well. What's not to love!

  27. L

    Lucy

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for Sunday roast. It was superb. Service brilliant, as Maisie is great front of house. We took the dog and def will go again

  28. TW

    TerryW

    Devon

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Overall a lovely night with good food and service. In common with many places at the moment we did feel that perhaps they could have done with more staff. Staff there were very helpful and pleasant but towards the end of the night when it was full they struggled to keep on top of things. Not a deal breaker, we will go back, we had a good time.

  29. GC

    GilesC

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    Good food, well presented. Nice atmosphere. Overall evening spoiled by well meaning and cheerful but rather clueless (or leaderless) front of house staff. Over the course of the meal we counted twelve basic serving errors - including a birthday cake delivered (with singing) to the wrong table, and a couple who left because they were tired of waiting for their dessert. Wellies could be very good with a bit more staff training.

  30. KO

    KeithO

    Dubai

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    Service was inattentive, when we were eventually given our Wine and then water they were served in dirty glasses, and our water caraf had a dirty mark inside. Our Maine course was supposed to be with potato Rossi, however they use frozen hash browns. And the cheese was served on a red hot plate. Ther Servers seemed preoccupied with a table their friends were at, and couldn’t care less about everyone else. Very average and disappointing.

  31. BD

    BeckyD

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic steak night, we love it and our regulars at Wellies.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Fantastic Sunday roast. All Perfectly cooked.

  33. JC

    JackieC

    South Wales

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great quality of food as always from Wellies. Menu rather limited though and not much alternative to chips or healthier options like seasonal veg or salads, although one was provided on request after they made a quick dash to the co-op and it was very nice. Steak was excellent. Scallops were delicious, but half the portion they were previously but still the same price! Needs better drink choices. Nothing other than Diet Coke - which I don't care for - for diabetics or those who want sugar free drinks. Even some Sprite or 7 Up sugar free would be good. But its always entertaining as something always goes wrong with the order. Food always good though when it arrives.

  34. DW

    DeborahW

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent, thoroughly enjoyed it. Staff lovely, food delicious.

  35. EC

    EstelleC

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff were so friendly and helpful, honest and attentive. Dood and Frink was a fab idea and will be back again soon!

  36. DF

    DonnaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We visited Wellies on one of the Dood and Frink take over nights. The food was amazing, staff were friendly and attentive.

  37. SG

    StephenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Food was excellent except the sweet. Sent it back replacement not much better. But our first visit was one to repeat ambience was great and the servers were exceptionally friendly and professional. Looking forward to our next visit.

  38. T

    Tara

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Lovely bistro. Great atmosphere. Food was amazing

  39. AB

    AndrewB

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Busy lively atmosphere. Staff pleasant and efficient. Food well presented and pleasant options. All in all a nice experience

  40. BB

    BillyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Amazing food and lively atmosphere. The waiting staff were very pleasant. Would recommend a visit

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Wellies Bistro is rated 4.2 stars by 52 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Area

    Torquay

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu 17:00–22:00
    Fri, Sat 11:00–23:00
    Lunch
    Sun 12:00–17:00

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wine

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