Seafood Restaurant on the the North Norfolk Coast

Welcome to The Wells Crab House Seafood Restaurant….

As a Husband & Wife Team we have enjoyed creating years of experience in the hospitality industry across Suffolk and Norfolk and are now ‘living the dream’ of owning our own restaurant in Wells-next-the-Sea, the beautifully quaint and picturesque fishing town regarded as one of the UK coastline’s finest treasures.

When taking on the Café there was a lot of discussion about names, but with our intention to offer a Seafood Restaurant and be clear in our offering of solely Seafood (mostly) and Wells Crabs so famous the iconic name that the previous owners Robin & Lyndsey so well created was a simple choice in carrying on their incredible achievements and create our style of Restaurant after a full refurbishment to install a modern but nautical theme bringing sea and sand to shine as The Wells Crab House Seafood Restaurant.

We are a small and intimate Restaurant with an ethos to create a friendly, relaxed and welcoming dining experience centred around beautifully prepared local and seasonal seafood dishes and dishes developed from travels afar and seafood platters being a constant, although we will be offering a smattering of ‘landlubber’ dishes on our monthly menu and oars offering to make sure every taste is catered for.

For our talented Kitchen brigade using local is a top priority and we are proud to supply Crabs and Mussels from Andy Frary on his Andorra Star 2 boat, Lobsters from Billy Ward on his Malfreen Boat and Oysters from Richard Loose with our Landlubber dishes coming from Award Winning Butcher Arthur Howell.

We are afraid that we do not accept dogs and we welcome families at lunches and evenings but we regret we do not accept under 5’s after 7.30pm for a booking, however we are happy to except sleeping babies.

We stagger our bookings and relay the early slots later so please let us know of your dining requirements…..

Tables of ten or more will be requested to pre order their meals on the day and we will give you access to the days specials and pay a deposit of £5 per person on booking which is non refundable if cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.

We look forward to welcoming you for our Chef’s ‘ Main Catch’ …..

Kelly & Scott Dougal

Wells Quay with fishing boats tied up at sunset

Armeria Bed & Breakfast.

Looking for a place to stay in Wells-next the-Sea?
Our Bed & Breakfast accommodation, Armeria, is ideally located to explore the North Norfolk Coast.

We recommend booking at Weekends as we do get booked up....

Open Tuesday to Saturdays -Food Served 12-2.30pm & 6-9pm and 12-3pm on Sundays..... Closed Mondays.


The Wells Crab House is the perfect venue for a unique and intimate wedding or event that provides a warm & personal service that is one to one from start to finish.

Wine List

Our wines have been carefully chosen for all tastes and price tags, making you’re sure to find something you love. For each dish, we have a great wine in mind, do ask if you would like us to guide you through.

Our Menu

Our philosophy is to source what's in season, locally wherever possible so our menu changes regularly. See whats on the menu to inspire you this month...