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“Overated”
Review of Anton's Bistrot

Anton's Bistrot
Ranked #29 of 96 Restaurants in Wells
Price range: US$16 - US$41
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 11 June 2014

I have here several times and have always been disappointed, the menu gives the impression of being somewhat upmarket, but the delivery always feels like an underperformance. Probably better off having a sandwich from the bar menu, at the attached next door, where it is quite fun to have a pint, and usually full thus having a decent atmosphere. There are better places to eat outside Wells, or for a fun meal go to Ask up the road, see other review.

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CrownAtWells, Public Relations Manager at Anton's Bistrot, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2014

We're sorry to hear The Crown is clearly not your 'bag' and you therefore felt a compulsion to let everyone else know and recommend other establishments to boot.
We do not profess to be anything we're not and dispute you saying we underperform.
Perhaps agree to disagree and, as you say, go elsewhere in future.

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Reviewed 7 June 2014

We stayed in Wells one night and were surprised to find so many places closed on a Thursday - Anton's was a spur of the moment choice. We both had burgers - very good meat, huge portions. Service was good.

Thank JayneLondon
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CrownAtWells, Public Relations Manager at Anton's Bistrot, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2014

We're pleased you enjoyed your meal with us. All our burgers are local produce and that is reflected in the taste.
Thank you for taking the time to post a review.

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

It was a Sunday night, and every other place in town that wasn't closed was booked full. We were about to get our car from the B&B and go look for a McDonald's when the barman at the Crown (the pub that contains Anton's) took pity on us and showed us to a surprisingly quiet table in a corner. He warned us that food service would be slow, because they were so full of other guests, but we ordered cold platters (smoked fish, charcuterie, and cheese) and the food came surprisingly fast. It all was very good, and we enjoyed the local beers and cider.

Thank Pat T
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CrownAtWells, Public Relations Manager at Anton's Bistrot, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2014

Thank you for your review
Though we say so ourselves, our food is great, and we're glad you stayed with us in the bar and enjoyed your meal.
We're delighted to hear you didn't venture to MacDonalds!

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

We drove down to Wells cutting short a shopping trip to Bath which was rained off and were lucky on market day to be able to park close to the centre. Lunch was required and an examination of the menu outside tempted us in to the Bistrot.

The menu is extensive and good value for money and there was no shortage of friendly staff to find us a table. We just needed a light main course and we both ordered a Duck Breast with a sort of Jus accompanied with French Beans and Croquette Potatoes. The whole plate was nicely presented and the Duck Breasts cooked to a perfect pink. A glass of a house spanish red wine went well with the dish which we enjoyed immensely although with the meat having been sliced only into 3 pieces a steak knife would have helped - my fault for not asking for one.

Two americanos came as a cafetiere of great coffee with hot milk on the side.

The kitchen was very busy with looking after bar food as well and plates of good food were coming out of the kitchen at a pace. We had great service from a very friendly team and would come here again.

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Thank JAMES L
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CrownAtWells, Public Relations Manager at Anton's Bistrot, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2014

Isn't it great when a day just comes together? We're glad it did so when you decided to dine with us.
Such praise, thank you. Do come again (we've great shopping in Wells too).

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

I ate in here as I was staying at the hotel and thought the restaurant/bar area had a really nice feel about it.
You'd struggle with kids a little as it's only really catering for the finer diners in my opinion.
The menu is slightly limited so when one or two dishes aren't available (as I found out) it can be a bit of a problem.
Some portions, on seeing them taken to tables, looked better value than others but you really can't fault the quality of it. The steak I had was one of the best I've had in a long, long time.
The puddings were worth checking out too. Had it been somewhere else I may have been a little more picky but it was an experience as much as anything, and personally my meal was very nice indeed.

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Thank Ryan G
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CrownAtWells, Public Relations Manager at Anton's Bistrot, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2014

Thank you for your foodie review.
We're sorry to hear you were not taken with the children's menu. We put it together to try and steer away from the standard fare on other children's menu, offering something locally sourced and freshly prepared.
We are sorry your meal did not meet your expectations.

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