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Mediterranean, European, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cheese bonbons were underwhelming. Risotto rice was burnt which was took off my bill because I sent it back. The chocolate done dessert was amazing as were the waiting staff

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 8 April 2024

Good food and terrific service from the staff however! Really disappointed to see the “ we only accept card payment “ sign on the door on entry, such a shame they have gone down this rabbit hole .

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 April 2024

Delicious food, great service and lovely atmosphere. We would defo return. The staff congratulated us on our wedding anniversary too which was a lovely surprise.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 24 March 2024

I've dined in Wilfred's many times over the years & last left a review around 5 years ago but I thought our last nights meal did deserve another review. The food & service for our table of four really was very good indeed! There were...quite a few menu changes since our last visit & between us we tried multiple new dishes which were all great. We had a young server called Heniyah who was friendly, polite & very professional for her years In summary, our meal was pretty much perfect last night!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 13 March 2024 via mobile

Come for a birthday meal on Wednesday night. Service was excellent especially with my guest being celiac. Staff very helpful. For main I had the rigatoni arrabiatta with chicken, very tasty. We opted for desserts. I had the sticky toffee pudding. I have to say...not the best STP I have eaten and the portion was tiny, 3 spoonfuls and it was gone ! for 9 quid not the best value for money imo.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 March 2024 via mobile

Their Espresso Martini is a must try! Perfectly balanced. In fact - the best cocktail outside London. A big thank you to Billy! 🍸🍸🍸

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 22 February 2024

We enjoyed our last visit so we decided to make it a regular haunt. Great atmosphere and ambience; perfect for any occasion. Delicious food from a good and varied menu all served in a polite, efficient and friendly manner. Our dessert order was overlooked and...the staff apologised for the delay and knocked the cost off the final bill. Only down side for us is having to pay a deposit on booking as we never know what's round the corner so to speak and we lost our deposit on one occasion owing to a medical emergency.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 21 February 2024

What a stunning restaurant this is. We were in the area for a short break and went here for Valentines dinner. Friom the moment we stepped into the beautiful setting, the service was immaculate. Friendly greeting and all the staff were absolutely on point. Food...was outstanding and I really cannot fault anything.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 8 February 2024 via mobile

Very positive experience and review intended as positive feedback! The menu is excellent! Respectfully, the experience would be improved if the ‘additional specials menu’, was changed perhaps on a monthly basis!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 February 2024

Been to dinner/show functions at the hotel previously so we thought we'd sample Wilfred's for an evening meal. We were definitely not disappointed and were made to feel very welcome. Ambience just right for us; couples in all sorts of outfits but I didn't feel...overdressed in my sparkles. Jaydn gave us top class service and the food was stunningly delicious. A good menu with oodles of choice. We'll be back soon.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 23 January 2024

Great restaurant for all occasions! We have come previously as a couple and came with family on Sunday for a birthday meal. Enjoyed by all. Attentive service as always. Looking forward to coming back in summer when the kids can play outside on the pirate...ship!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 17 January 2024

The most horrendous and most expensive Christmas Day meal ever. Never again. This restaurant needs much attention. It has no right to describe itself as a 'fine dining restaurant'. A more appropriate description would be 'an expensive restaurant with an unsupervised creche, where your children...can play, shout and scream to their little hearts content'. It certainly did not 'ooze style and sophistication' (their description) when we went there for our Christmas Day meal. Only one of the five of us had finished our main course when the noise level from children in the restaurant become intolerable and we couldn't hear each other speak. We asked the staff to box up our remaining Christmas Day meals. Before we were served dessert, we had to ask to be moved to another table, trying to get away from the excessive noise. The food in the main was standard, apart from the soup course which was delicious. I accept it is a child friendly restaurant but I am amazed how parents and management think it is acceptable for children to behave in this manner, causing disruption to other diners and being a health & safety hazard to staff who are walking about with hot food and drinks. Surely there should be some etiquette rules on behaviour, so that other diners can eat their very expensive Christmas Dinner in the so called fine dining and sophisticated environment that Wilfred's purports to be. Some of the staff are very good and very helpful. Others are surly and condescending, such as the lady and man on hotel reception who we heard talking about us at 7.10pm saying 'they don't look like they're getting ready to leave'. Simon the Manager will make himself scarce before he will deal with a situation. We were notified prior to Christmas Day that last orders for drinks would be 7.30pm, therefore assuming guests would then have time to actually enjoy their drink. Just after 7pm the staff started to clean the floors and drag tables and chairs across the floor, I guess rearranging to prepare for breakfast guests the next day. Totally oblivious to the noise they made and again, not really helping to create a 'sophisticated environment'. We left at 7.30pm. In summary, a Christmas Day meal for 5 people at £150 each, plus drinks at £132.80, total £882.80 of hard earned money - for the worst dining experience of my life. More fool me for paying that and expecting it to be special. It was horrendous.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 January 2024

I’ve been to Wilfred’s twice now and it’s absolutely incredible. The food is of such a high standard. For the quality/ taste of the food I think the price is fair. This restaurant is a real treat.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 December 2023

Booked a meal at Wilfreds on the 26th December for 8.45pm and this was booked on the 26th at lunch time and £20 paid as a deposit,family emergency at tea time and I phoned to cancel and rebook for another time later in the week...and transfer the deposit,not possible and you lose the deposit and I wasn't going to pay them another £20 deposit. The ironic thing is I checked the on line bookings for Wilfreds at 5 30pm and there were plenty of slots available so it's not as though there were big queues to fill the tables. They could easily have transfered the deposit to another night.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 December 2023 via mobile

Had booked Christmas Day a while back and arrived with partner. Could not fault, from the initial welcome, pre drinks and meal … staff were welcoming and friendly throughout. Food arrived in good time, good presentation and tasting good. Relaxed, rich and ambient atmosphere with...solo singer All leading to a faultless Christmas.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Oh yes, it has a classy terrace and a safe play area for kids too!
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Wilfred's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5