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Sands Restaurant

13 The Quay, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AH, England
+44 1328 710534
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“cod and chips” (11 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
13 The Quay, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent restaurant, Staff very helpful and had a good knowledge of food. Very polite and made us feel welcome.. Food was brilliant and hot when served and what a great view of the harbour.

Thank Davey Q
Reviewed 2 days ago

Seated at a table near the panoramic window looking out onto Wells quay as the tide was going out and the sun was setting, just wonderful!!!!! The service was excellent, the food was perfectly cooked and presented & good choice of wine. Our overall experience...More

Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm a regular eater at Sands and it never disappoints with an excellent specials board every day and a great supper or lunch menu, highly recommend and very reasonably priced, cannot fault it! Try and book to get/ask for a seat in the window with...More

Thank Laura D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit. I have no food intolerances and, as last visit, found the food first class. My wife is gluten intolerant and mildly dairy intolerant. Her requirements were fully met with confidence and charm. Last time we came, there was no gluten-free...More

Thank Julian F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a seat in the window and you couldn't beat the view. Although service was a little slow the food was excellent - I had the prawn and crayfish sandwich.

Thank juliemoore86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had asparagus as a starter and it was excellent. I had a variety of fish platter which I really enjoyed. The view from the window seat is beautiful. Well worth a visit.

Thank Linda58essex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here as a family on bank holiday Monday. The restaurant sits great with windows overlooking the estuary. We took a 'beach hut booth' which was fab. We all had fish and chips with either beer or local cider. Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. If...More

Thank MrsACM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

young friendly staff. beautifully presented food. interesting decor, besides the usual tables there were alcoves styled like beach huts. varied menu. I chose the seafood platter because it sounded different from usual breaded deep fried scallop and scampi. It was delicious! squid rings(perfectly cooked) 2...More

Thank tina t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely views across the quay if you ask for a window table. Asked what they could do for a gluten free vegetarian and they quickly came up with a couple of suggestions. Very helpful and friendly staff.

Thank drjan4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having had a lovely meal at this restaurant in the past we had organised to travel one hour to spend the afternoon in Wells today and have a meal late afternoon in this restaurant. Having looked up the opening hours for today it said they...More

Thank Hannah0150
CarakGreen, Owner at Sands Restaurant, responded to this review

Good morning. After checking the opening hours on our website it does clearly state we close in the afternoon this time of year except weekends. Where the confusion might be, is towards our booking section, it has a little section which I am unable to...More

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We intend to visit North Norfolk, have a meal with you and will book later on. One of your reviews states that the opening times are incorrect. They are if you check on your trip adviser and Facebook page although your actual website is correct.
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
Is it suitable for wheelchair users and have disabled toilets.
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
Is it dog-friendly??
26 May 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
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.