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Sands Restaurant

13 The Quay, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AH, England
+44 1328 710534
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
13 The Quay, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AH, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just go and try sands excellent food either seafood or meat,twice we have been this week lunch time best mussels we have ever had ,evening meal best swordfish we have ever had,great atmosphere,lovely decor ,excellent washrooms,fantastic view right across the marsh,in all weathers,could sit there...More

Thank peter w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in for lunch having spotted that some of the tables were next to the window, with panoramic views of the harbour and out towards the sea. There was only one other table taken when we arrived, so we were lucky to get one...More

Thank milligan1959
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a day out today with family after a walk down to the beach and back we called in to the sands for lunch. We had a warm & friendly welcome a table in a “beach hut” and a lovely meal of cod & chips...More

Thank jacklacey36
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

After having lunch here a couple of days earlier which was really nice. I thought we’d return and have some sea food on the Friday night. I had the muscles to start and sea food carbonara for main which where both lovely, couldn’t fit in...More

Thank Bothbarrells2012
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This is a top floor restaurant with panoramic views across the harbour if you can get a window seat. We were very lucky to get a window seat even do we had not booked. They do not do beer on tap which is a disappointment...More

Thank stephen b
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Today’s visit was good. They were busy and did tell us there was a 20 min wait. The place was clean. Drinks came quickly and we all had Fish and chips. Freshly cooked, hot and tasty. The tea was also good.

Thank AJracer54
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Whilst visiting Wells we looked for somewhere nice to eat after a long walk and went into Sands. Lovely window table with excellent views, upstairs above the traffic Couldn't have asked for anything nicer. Very welcoming, excellent food and a delightful place. Always enjoy fish...More

Thank Sylvia H
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

From the ground floor outside, the restaurant looks like nothing special. Our daughter had spotted Sands though and was very keen on dinner with a view. We weren't quick enough to get a window table but even a few tables in, we had a great...More

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Had a wonderful freshly cooked breakfast at sands this morning,not from a bainmarie ,looking across wells harbour/marshes,the breakfast food was excellent quality and well worth the cost good value for money,clean ,polite staff,view ,decor plus washrooms are excellent. We enjoyed it so much we returned...More

Thank peter w
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

On holiday by Cromer and was thinking Norfolk was really missing a nice pub meal with views over the sea/beach/boats... then we found this place! £12ish per meal and could have been more choice but we have found most restaurants in the area are similarly...More

Thank Kate B
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30 April 2017|
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Response from CarakGreen | Property representative |
I have tried to change our opening hours within trip advisor with no success. They informed me it takes 10 days and it never updated. Please keep an eye on our website and Google as these are easier to update instantly to go... More
15 September 2016|
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Response from CarakGreen | Property representative |
Hello. The restaurant unfortunately does not have wheelchair access. We are looking into a stair lift in the near future if it is possible. Myself and my staff are more than willing to help with anyone struggling with the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$27
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 20:30
18:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 14:30
09:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 The Quay, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Wells-next-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1328 710534
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At Sands Restaurant you will be greeted by friendly enthusiastic staff. We offer the chance to book a table or to just walk in. We have the BEST panoramic view in town of the beautiful coastline of North Norfolk. For a window table during the busy season booking is necessary. We offer a wide range of seasonal seafood dishes and also a small selection of different meats supplied by our local butcher. We are happy to accommodate large groups including children of any age (highchairs also available). We also have qwerky Beach Hut style Booths with photographs of the North Norfolk Coast.
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