Wells Crab House Seafood Restaurant

38-40 , Freeman Street, Wells next the Sea, United Kingdom, NR23 1BA
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Opening Information

Opens Lunch and Dinner Tuesday - Saturday 12 - 2.30pm & 5.30 - 8.30pm (Last Booking 2pm & 8pm)(1.30pm in the Winter)
Sundays 12-3pm (Last Booking 2.30pm)
Bank Holidays we open on the Sunday Night 5.30-8pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Full Bar
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Children's Menu available
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About Wells Crab House Seafood Restaurant

A seaside Seafood Restaurant serving local Crab, Lobsters, Mussels and Oysters when available and offering a vast selection of Fish dishes and Platters - we have a Great selection of Gin, Wine and Cocktails to compliment our Monthly dishes.
Children's Menu available- when booking only apply a child if you require this menu.
We also offer Takeaway Platters, Salads and Finish at Home.

Cuisine: Seafood
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 16 December 2020

In such difficult times for the hospitality industry, Wells Crab House have adapted to provide a very welcoming yet safe and COVID secure environment to enjoy a meal out and the food was simply amazing, the freshest fish we’ve had in the UK. Thanks so much for a lovely evening.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

This is the 4th year we have visited this restaurant and it is one of the reasons we holiday in Wells. We’ve just spent two weeks in that magical town and visited The Crab House six times. The welcome is always warm and friendly. But most importantly the food is fabulous. Helps if you like fish of course although they do offer meat and vegan options. We worked our way through the menu which offers a great range of fish dishes from crab and lobster platters to a very warm but very tasty curry. The menu changes monthly so you could never be bored with the food on offer. The staff are very accommodating and knowledgeable and Kerry (the owner) spends time at each table chatting to guests and making their visit feel special. As testament to how popular this restaurant is, it was very busy every time we visited while other restaurants seemed almost empty. I can’t recommend this venue highly enough and if you decide to visit hope you too enjoy the experience as much as we do.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Another amazing meal here which is one of our favourite places to go. Service and food top class. The chef even popped to the butcher to get a steak to cook for our daughter as steak wasnt on the menu this time. Thankyou so much and hopefully see you soon!

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 December 2020

We had a lovely meal and the service was excellent. At very short notice the chef prepared a birthday plate which was a nice touch but the more than impressive short notice touch was the birthday card. I myself work in the hospitality industry and the finer touches are few and far between. Great evening and we will be back once the current restrictions lift. Lee & Toni

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Always a great time at Wells crab house, beautiful food with a fantastic choice, lovely wines and good choice. Very friendly staff always happy to help with recommendations on menu. One of our favourite restaurants.

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Another great fish meal and evening thank you very much we hopefully will see you again soon

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Lovely restaurant , very nice fresh fish , excellent service from happy staff and they are so knowledgeable , very covid secure with screens - very good and will be back

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

As always, the whole dining experience was faultless. In the midst of a pandemic I have been avoiding eating out, however this was a special occasion for a birthday and I couldn’t have felt more safe. There are screens in place that protect each table and the staff are so helpful in ensuring safety for everyone. It wasn’t clinical in any way and just extremely reassuring, without detracting to what is always a pleasant and passionate service. The food is outstanding - we had our usual appetiser nibbles (crayfish et al) and starters to include chowder, tuna & rice noodles and Thai fish cake. Mains included moules (absolutely fantastic), fish & chips, a smoked haddock special and the cod loin. It’s no news to anyone who has dined here before but the ingredients are quality and the passion put into the food is evident. Puddings (even though we were full!) were a passion fruit creme brûlée, baked marmalade cheesecake and crumble. The crumble was a standout - really generous portion and perfectly spiced. Cocktails are fantastic, especially the espresso martini.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 December 2020

All superb as usual

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Fantastic atmosphere, amazing food and food knowledge from the staff. Such a friendly place, definitely one of our favourite places to eat. Keep up the good work!

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Our annual tradition of a pre-Christmas meal at the Crab House didn't disappoint. The fish was perfectly cooked and I particularly loved the passionfruit creme brulee- it's now up there with my 'best desserts ever'. It was all amazing and we felt really safe with the COVID measures in place. The staff were extremely helpful.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Enjoyed a feast of seafood with excellent wine recommended by friendly and efficient front of house. My partner had lobster and chips while I enjoyed a whole brill cooked on the bone, probably the best dish I’ve ever eaten! Definitely a place to return to again and again

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

The menu reads so well but the food unfortunately doesn’t live up

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

This was the first time we had visited the Crab House. It had been recommended by several friends and we weren’t disappointed. Great food, atmosphere and reasonably priced too. The staff were friendly and courteous and made us feel very welcome. We will definitely be back 😁

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

It was amazing. My wife and I enjoyed our meal. Staff were very friendly and accommodating and couldn't fault the evening.

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

Good food, attentive but not over whelming service and very friendly hostess. Topped off with a good G and T. Very enjoyable evening 😊

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

The food was amazing and the service was the best. Will book again once we can bring more family

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

Despite the circumstances of covid, we enjoyed a terrific lunch and great, friendly service. And booked to come again with delight.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Excellent as always

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Good varied menu. Lovely food. Attentive staff. Wine expensive. Overall though good value. Will visit again.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

First visit was very impressed such a lovely atmosphere Food and service couldn’t fault it thank you we will be back 🤓😍

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Helpful staff, good food & they are prepared to modify the menu to suite your taste.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Friendly welcome and very good Covid precautions. Good choice of hot and cold fish and seafood, using local produce where possible such as Brancaster oysters and Wells caught wild sea bass. The whole brill was excellent. Good wine list too. Sensible prices. Our second visit and will no doubt be back.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Such gorgeous food and a lovely experience. Everyone at the Wells Crab House went out of their way to be welcoming and friendly. The food was exceptional. I’m a coeliac and felt that I couldn’t have been in better hands. The Wells Crab House has also put in place stringent anti COVID measures without jeopardising the atmosphere of the restaurant. Definitely 5 stars all round.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Superb food, excellent service, if only we lived nearer!

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