Tucked away amid the medieval streets of the city of Wells, Goodfellows awaits visitors and locals alike. Adam Fellows first opened this stunning enterprise with his wife Martine in 2004. Inspired by his training in some of the most influential restaurants across Europe, Adam takes the essence of Mediterranean cuisine and cleverly combines it with the best West Country produce.
Adam’s passion for fish is renowned and Goodfellows specialises in seafood dishes. The fish comes mainly from day-boats off the coast of Devon and Cornwall and is cooked inventively, enhancing the natural flavour of the fish without overcomplicating them. The menu also incorporates an impressive range of meat and vegetarian dishes that reflect the flavours of Europe. Goodfellows welcomes vegetarians and will always create an adapted menu for those with special dietary requirements.
By day, Goodfellows offers Continental café-inspired culture with a variety of dishes to tempt diners. Grab a tasty pastry for breakfast or an afternoon treat from the patisserie – the selection of cakes, tarts, truffes and éclairs are a delight for the eyes as well as the tastebuds. The lunchtime bill of fare also includes a tasting menu, perfect for special occasions. By night, this cosy eatery offers dishes from a range of menus including a market menu and a five-course seafood menu that showcases some of Adam’s favourite dishes. Take a seat in one of the three dining rooms: in the spacious, open-plan dining room you can watch the talented chefs whip up meals in the kitchen, or gaze out at Sadler Street from the front dining area. Alternatively, choose to sit on the airy top floor. Mid-week you can expect to find dinner dishes of chilled gazpacho with toasted focaccia and pesto alongside sea bass with Mediterranean vegetables, red pepper and cardamom coulis. The dessert of apricot and frangipane tart with vanilla ice cream is bound to steal the show.
Goodfellows offers excellent quality and a variety of eating experiences in an informal and relaxed environment. With a menu that appeals to all tastes, Goodfellows is the perfect venue for everyday dining – proving superb food needn’t be reserved for special occasions.