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Wells Cafe & Bistro

7 Wells Road, Ilkley LS29 9JB, England
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“poached eggs” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 Wells Road, Ilkley LS29 9JB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hidden gem that transforms from a daytime tearoom into an intimate dining room in the evening is fantastic. The evening menu is small but caters for different tastes. The food was excellent, staff friendly but not intrusive, and the wine very drinkable. We will...More

Thank Family-reviewer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great meal at the Bistro on the Saturday evening sitting. The food was delicious, really well presented and great value. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly .We look forward to coming back again soon

Thank rebustaggart
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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...More

Thank Kevin P
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!!

Thank Katrina C
Reviewed 11 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

Thank dgjh
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...More

Reviewed 25 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...More

Thank Anne R
Reviewed 30 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...More

Thank Rubies191014
Reviewed 27 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...More

Thank 44magnumopus
Reviewed 26 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!

Thank madame-bijou
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
10:30 - 14:30
10:30 - 14:30
10:30 - 14:30
10:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
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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