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The Courtyard Restaurant

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9 Heritage Courtyard, Sadler Street | Sadler Street, Wells BA5 2RR, England
+44 1749 677772
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Wed - Sat 19:00 - 21:00
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Fantastic! Best meal out in a long long time! Just fantastic, lighting is perfect, staff are friendly, atmosphere is great. Food was amazing! We had salmon and prawns - delicious. A T-bone steak and pork fillet - doubly delicious. Finished with amazingly delicious chocolate cheesecake. Service is prompt, drinks topped up throughout the evening. Will be back with the rest... More 

Thank LadyWellies
Somerset, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

A great range of meat, fish and vegetarian mains. Went for the lamb with cranberry and Cointreau sauce which was very nice. The restaurant was full and this didn't effect the service. The waitresses remained friendly and professional. The only negative is nobody was playing the piano and apparently nobody has done for a while. This was the main reason... More 

1 Thank rachnbob
London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Was given a Groupon voucher as a gift so booked a Saturday lunch time to make a day of our visit to the beautiful historic city of Wells. Restaurant is tucked away in a quaint little courtyard and you could easily overlook this little gem. We walked past the entrance twice! Warm and welcoming staff on arrival, nice atmosphere and... More 

Thank Carol B
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016

This restaurant is tucked away in a very quiet corner of Wells but is worth searching out. It is unpretentious with a good choice on the menu plus specials. The food was delicious - we couldn't fault it. The staff were attentive and friendly but not overbearing. The wine list is short but the Merlot we had was very nice... More 

Thank ScaryJan
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

What a great find. The piano bar is tucked up a courtyard and we nearly missed it. We booked a table for 8.00pm although the restaurant was nearly fully booked. We arrived a little early to find the place packed (mainly with a big party which isn't always a good thing) but we were quickly shown to our table by... More 

Thank geo13rge
Wells, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

First visit and not disappointed. Plenty of options on the roast, plus duck breast. Beautifully cooked and presented - the roast beef was tender and pink unlike many places that massacre it by overcooking. Pleasant staff. Couldn't fault it. The wine list isn't great but for £6 corkage you can bring your own. The piano was silent during our visit... More 

Thank Gordon675
Penzance, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

I visit Cafe Piano with my mum pretty frequently. Not sure why I haven't done a review before? Silly me! .......because it is consistently great. The food is delicious and the service lovely. Between us we have tried lots of things on the menu and there has never been a duff item! Recommended for sheer yumminess

Thank Kate M
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Went to this restaurant for a meal before Valentine's Day. As always the staff were friendly, accommodating and attentive. We had a three course meal and each course was exceptional. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. The local feel of this place makes the experience welcoming and relaxed. We always enjoy coming here, we even had our wedding reception... More 

Thank Joe M
South West England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Our second visit proved to be as good as the first - this time for lunch on a Saturday. It was fairly busy and appeared to have one waitress and a trainee. Nevertheless, we were greeted and shown to our table quickly. The waitress took time to explain the menu and take our drinks order. Our starter of prawns and... More 

1 Thank Tembofan
Midhurst, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I eat in some amazing places, frequently disappointed, but Hallelujah - not a single criticism with my food or husbands. The veg and potatoes where cooked to beautiful perfection and tasted organic. My sea bass, and husbands steak a feast for the tastebuds. Portions good size too. Background music just right, decorate a bit basic and finally the staff where... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$26
French, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Heritage Courtyard, Sadler Street | Sadler Street, Wells BA5 2RR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Wells
  • Phone Number: +44 1749 677772
We are locally family run restaurant with local frendly staff.
We have been hear for 9 years, 8 years as café piano, but we have no longer have a piano so we just changed the name to The courtyard restaurant.
We just want you to have a great time with afordable food

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?