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Wells Cafe & Bistro

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7 Wells Road, Ilkley LS29 9JB, England
01943-60-17-93
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10:00 - 15:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 10:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 14:30
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had been looking for somewhere dog friendly to have breakfast and after seeing the good reviews decided to give it a try. Wow!!! What a fantastic place this is. There were 4 of us and our 4 dogs so we popped our head round the door to check they could accommodate all of us and they were more than... More 

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Thank Kevin P
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Super evening in March at Wells Bistro. Food was wonderful, beautifully presented and tasty. Staff helpful and lovely to 4 year old and her Great Grandparents alike. All food was cooked fresh to order and served piping hot. We will be back!!

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Thank Katrina C
Leyland lancashire
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Visited for lunch while visiting Ilkley. Just found a table among many locals over a wide age spectrum. Quick service and good food and a bustling atmosphere with many regulars dining and calling for takeaways

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Thank dgjh
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Went to Wells for the 3rd consecutive mothers day, and was not disappointed. It's a tiny restaurant (full with approx 20 people) with top notch food, nice wine, pleasant staff, and a lovely chef/owner who looks after us well. It's a small menu, but doesn't lack on quality or quantity - i was physically in pain, I was so full.... More 

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York
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93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Four of us had one of the best lunches we have had in a long time at Wells. The menu has a multitude of dishes that we would have happily chosen. Two had the haddock and spinach omelette, one breakfast and one Ploughmans. We couldn't fault any of the dishes. The breakfast had everything you would wish for in a... More 

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Thank Anne R
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here for years before Richard took over. I'm a massive foodie and have very high standards. I love this little gem and if it wasn't so far away now I would go far more regularly. It's also excellent value and the service is very attentive. They always accommodate you if you make a special request. I have... More 

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Thank Rubies191014
Leeds, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Having visited so many excellent cafe's and restaurants across Europe that are pet friendly, it's so refreshing to see that the UK, and Yorkshire in particular, are at long last realising that dogs are part of the family. People want to be able to have a day out with there pets, including being able to eat with them in quality... More 

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Thank 44magnumopus
Ilkley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely friendly ambience. Perfect cuisine whether for breakfast or for lunch. Attentive service. We always feel welcome and very comfortable in this small and excellent bistro. Thank you and well done!

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Thank madame-bijou
Bradford, United Kingdom
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277 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

A group of 24 family and friends had Sunday Lunch here on the occasion of my wife reaching a special birthday milestone and we couldn't have had a better time. The owner Richard was excellent in helping to plan and discuss the menu, drinks, timings and all other aspects of the day. We felt reassured by his professionalism and this... More 

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Thank 1961GaryC
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Here for an early dinner at a bargain price price of £14.50 for 2 courses. We had venison "pie" with a rosti topping of carrot & potato, Christmas pudding with mince pie ice cream to follow. Good service even though there was a large party of 14 in this small restaurant when we were there. Short menu with small range... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 14:30
Thursday
10:30 - 14:30
Friday
10:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Wells Road, Ilkley LS29 9JB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Ilkley
  • Phone Number: 01943-60-17-93

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