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ITH or without a credit crunch, eating out has never been so popular. North Wales is blessed with some of the best eating establishments set among the most wonderful scenery in the world. Whether you prefer a country stroll followed by traditional Welsh grub in a village pub, or cuisine in a swish metropolitan-style restaurant, there truly is something for

everyone.Trouble is, where to eat? Many of us have our favourite haunts, but are constantly looking to try somewhere new. We hope this Daily Post Restaurant Guide 2008 will help you make that choice. A generation ago, eating out was reserved for a special occasion and choices were limited to traditional Welsh cooking and the ubiquitous pub fayre. While the best of Welsh food is still a delicious part of the culinary scene, today North Wales is home to Michelin-rated

restaurants and top chefs from all over the globe. And many of these inspiring culinary experiences are captured in this guide. While we have endeavoured to make this collect-and-keep supplement as comprehensive as possible, restaurants are opening and closing across our region every week. Inevitably there will be some restaurants we have missed out. If you own a restaurant, or indeed enjoy

eating in a restaurant we have not featured, please inform us so we can update our listings for next time. E-mail details to letterswales@dailypost.co.uk Also, many restaurants regularly alter their offerings and opening times – so please make sure you telephone to book in advance to avoid disappointment. We hope you enjoy exploring the restaurants in our guide as much as we enjoyed compiling it. Bon appetit!


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ALAFOWLIA BAR & RESTAURANT

AFON CONWY Glan Conwy Corner, Colwyn Bay, LL28 5LB Tel: 08701 977162 Category: British Opening times: A very extensive menu, with some good traditional pub classics, a great family restaurant with decent childrens menu and play area. The ‘Fayre Deal’ is good value and worth a try.

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Tel: 01492 544793 Category: British Opening times: noon-2pm daily, evening menu served 6.30pm-9pm Friday and Saturday It’s the sort of place where people plunge into the pool of lifelong commitment – but this 16th century manor is also the perfect setting for dinner à deux thanks to its classic décor.

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Market Street, Abergele, LL22 7BP Tel: 01745 824208 Category: British Opening times: 10am-6pm daily except Monday If you can’t bear the thought of trekking through the jungle of yet another warehouse-sized, testosterone-filled club to get a decent steak, then consider this gem of a place. Ingredients are locally sourced with meat from a local butcher and fish is a speciality.

ABERHOD OLD HALL 59 Cayley Promenade, Rhos on Sea LL28 4EP

Lancaster Square, Conwy, LL32 8DA Tel: 01492 592381 Category: Italian Opening times: 6pm-9.45pm Monday-Saturday. Also open Sundays in summer. So Italians do it better? Da Vinci wasn’t bad. Neither was Dante. And Dolce & Gabbana still rocks. And then there’s Alfredo – a warm, friendly restaurant that the Welsh simply can’t resist. The extensive menu promises all sorts of delights – from standard pizza and pasta to fish dishes with a continental twist.

AMELIES 10 High Street, Conwy, LL32 8DB Tel: 01492 583142 Category: Eclectic

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Good food wine and wine can be enjoyed in the restaurant or just pop in for a drink in the bar or coffee lounge. Friendly and experienced staff are happy to discuss events, be it a special occassion or corporate meeting Stay in one of our ensuite double bedrooms http://www.alafowliarestaurant.co.uk/

Alafowlia Bar & Restaurant

Rhyl Road, Denbigh, Denbighshire, LL16 3DS Telephone & Fax 01745 814 444 Bar & Coffee Lounge Open All DayRestaurant Opening Times Sunday - Thursday 11am - 11pmSunday 12am - 8pm Friday & Saturday 11am – 12pmMonday - Saturday 12am - 3pm & 6pm - 9.30pm

Opening hours: 9am-noon for breakfast and noon onwards for meals. Closing times vary according to season This bijou bistro offers an intimate ambience with its rustic décor, pretty floral arrangements and freshly cooked food.

ANGELINA’S RESTAURANT Abersoch LL53 7DS Tel: 01758 712353 Category: Italian Opening hours: 6pm-late. Hours can vary according to season. In a picturesque town with eateries on virtually every corner, how’s a restaurateur supposed to make a splash? Well, it’s easy if you’re an established Italian with an impressive specials board... if you hanker after a taste of the Med, then this is the place to be.

ANISE 1 Smithfield Road, Wrexham, LL13 8EN Tel: 01978 266017 Category: Indian Opening hours: Open 5.30-11pm daily This is a hidden gem with a warm, welcoming atmosphere, modern décor and ‘pukka’ Indian

dishes – well worth a visit.

ANN’S PANTRY Moelfre, Anglesey LL72 8HH Tel: 01248 410386 Category: European Opening hours: Daily 10am-late in season. This restaurant specialises in freshly cooked breakfasts, afternoon teas, lunches and dinners, locally sourced home-cooking.

ANGLESEY ARMS HOTEL Mona Road, Menai Bridge, Anglesey LL59 5EA Tel: 01248 712305 Category: Welsh/British Opening hours: 12noon-9.30pm daily Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, traditional decor and great value bar meals in this venue. The Anglesey Arms boasts extensive gardens, 16 bedrooms and a wedding licence – which is handy should you drink too much beer and accidentally stumble down on one knee.

ANTELOPE INN Holyhead Road, Bangor LL57 2HZ Tel. 01248 362162

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Come have a look, we’re sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised .... Alafowlia Bar & Restaurant has been sympatheitically redeveloped from the derelict out building and house of Alafowlia Farm, Denbigh.

Rhyl Rd, Denbigh, LL16 3DS Tel: 01745 814444 Category: Traditional Opening times: 11am for coffee, food served noon-3pm & 6pm-3.30pm daily The restaurant offers a wide selection of freshly prepared dishes to suit most tastes and any special dietary requirements are catered for. All food is prepared using the finest locally sourced ingredients wherever possible.

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FESTIVE FEAST MENU £14.99 Available daily, all day and night from 25th November. This menu is open to Christmas Parties and any amount of individuals.

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Category: British Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 10am - 12mn. Sunday 10am - 11.45pm Good Pub Food served from an extensive main menu and regularly changing specials board with a selection of fish dishes and between 8 to 14 specials daily. Extensive Range of Wines, Tea, Cappuccino & Liqueur Coffee. One of the great attractions of the Antelope is its superb position – overlooking the Menai Suspension Bridge facing towards Menai Bridge. Popular with tourists and locals alike, it has an outdoor eating area where you can sample the views, weather permitting.

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AROMAS 95 High Street, Rhyl LL18 1TR Tel: 01745 353209 Category: British Opening hours: noon -midnight daily This agreeable restaurant hasn’t let its popularity go to its head. It serves well-produced dishes such as steak and ale pie at reasonable prices.

AUSTRIAN RESTAURANT Conwy Old Road, Penmaenmawr, LL34 6SP Tel: 01492 622170 Category: Austrian Opening hours: 6pm-8.30pm Wednesday Saturday, 12 noon-2.30pm Sunday Serving proper traditional Austrian dishes such as schweinbraten (pork) and rostbraten (steak) this place is a real distraction for the gourmet adventurer. The exterior looks like a whitewashed Alpine cottage and all the staff wear traditional costume – very Sound of Music! But don’t let its looks mark it down as one for the tourists, this is well worth a visit for locals too. The cuisine is superb and it’s certainly different from the norm.

AWEL YR ARAN 81 High Street, Bala, LL23 7AE Tel: 01678 520020 Category: British Opening hours: 11am-5pm for light lunches and afternoon teas. 7pm-9.30pm evening meals. The Welsh are oddly loyal when it comes to their favourite restaurant. For instance, they’ll claim to have discovered the best gastro pub in the country. And conveniently, it’ll be located yards from their doorstep. Well now, in the name of culinary integrity, it’s time to head for Awel Yr Aran – a small, unassuming restaurant that serves some seriously scrummy meals.

THE ALBERT Madoc St, Llandudno, Ll30 2TW Tel: 01492 877188 Category: Traditional pub food Opening times: Food served noon-9pm daily This food is of high quality, and the delicious braising steak in red wine is recommended. A traditional pub with plenty of seating convenient for the town centre.

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BARROW (THE)

High Street, St Asaph LL17 0RD Tel: 01745582260 Category: European Opening hours: noon-2pm and 5pm-late Every day And now for something completely different: a tapas bar. Well, The Barrow isn’t solely a tapas bar but it is partly. For a reasonable set price you can choose three different dishes, reminiscent of Spanish hols. Otherwise you can choose from the grill menu which includes plenty of fish and vegetarian dishes. Everything, including desserts, is home made and locally sourced.

BARN EATING HOUSE (THE)

The Quay, Barmouth LL42 1ET Tel: 01341 281126 Category: traditional Opening hours: 9am-12noon daily for breakfasts, and 12 noon onwards for other meals. Closing times depend on time of year. The Anchor restaurant comes up trumps with a variety of freshly cooked fare all served in a lovely setting, located in the harbour, with panoramic views of the estuary. Try the Welsh breakfasts, an early morning delight - or later in the day opt for Welsh Black steaks, king scallops, dressed crab, freshly battered cod. The list goes on...

Gaol Street, Pwllheli, LL53 5RG Tel: 01758 613800 Category: Traditional Food Opening times: 11.30am-3pm and 6pm-late; closed Monday evenings. Mix no-frills decor with gourmet grills. Add friendly staff, a dash of rustic relaxation and some traditional beers and you have The Barn Eating House. Bar meals range from baguettes and ciabattas to char-grilled steaks and roasts. Also has a carvery on Sundays and Wednesdays.

BAY LEAF BISTRO Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay, LL29 7PS Tel: 01492 531555 Category: Traditional Welsh Opening times: Thurs-Sun 6pm-9.30pm, lunch 12pm-2.30pm Fri-Sun A restaurant newly opened by a chef who has worked at some of the finest restaurants in the area, serving top class traditional Welsh meals. Well worth a try.

BEECHES Chester Road, Gresford, Wrexham LL12 8PW Tel: 01978 853214 Category: British Opening hours: breakfast 7am-9am Monday-Friday 8am-10am weekends; meals 11.30am-10pm

Monday-Saturday, 12noon-10pm Sunday This laid-back agreeable pub with reasonable prices has become a firm favourite. Children are catered for and there’s a selection of vegetarian dishes too.

BEIJING CUISINE 16 Gloddaeth Street, Llandudno LL30 2DP Tel: 01492 876688 Category: Chinese Opening hours: 12.30-3pm and 5pm-12pm daily Beijing cuisine is different to most Chinese restaurants, the dishes sound alike but they’re a little more refined.

BELLA NOTTE 53 High Street, Pwllheli LL53 5RT Tel: 01758 614944 Category Italian Opening times: 11.30-9pm Monday to Saturday. Also open Sundays in summer. A good-value Italian restaurant that serves hearty Tuscan-style food.

BEACH RESTAURANT 118 Glan Y Mor Road, Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno, LL30 3PR Tel: 01492 549297 Category: British Opening times: 11am-5pm Wednesday-Sunday

The friendliest pub in North Wales....probably!

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You know what it’s like being near the sea – your blood pressure goes down, and generally, life’s a beach – especially when you’re served tea and scones in spacious surroundings.

THE BERWYN RESTAURANT Berwyn Street, Llandrillo, Corwen, LL21 0TH Tel: 01490 440550 Category: British Opening hours: 6.30pm-late Thursday-Saturday, noon-3.30pm Sunday, other nights available by prior arrangement Dining trends come and go – but one that remains popular is the taste for home cooking... you can’t beat it.

BEST WESTERN CROSS LANES Bangor Road, Marchwiel, Wrexham, LL13 0TF Tel: 01978 780555 Category: hotel restaurant Opening times: noon-3pm and 6.30pm-9.30pm daily Enjoy Kagans Brasserie with quality, rosette-awarded food and wine, all at sensible prices.

BISTRO MOELWYN 10 High St, Blaenau Ffestiniog, LL41 3DB Tel: 01766 832358 Category: Welsh bistro Opening hours: Lunches and evenings (varies by season) Thie menu here is designed to work with seasonal produce sourced from local retailers and farmers, ensuring a Welsh flavour to the dishes.

BISTRO (THE) Springfield House, Church Street, Barmouth, LL42 1EW Tel: 01341 281009 Category: Modern British Opening hours: 6pm-10pm daily, closed Wednesdays All dishes are prepared on the premises using fresh local produce and they take real pride in their vegetarian and fish boards.

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BISTRO BETWS Y COED (left) and BISTRO CONWY Holyhead Road, Betws y Coed LL24 OAY and Chapel Street, Conwy, LL32 8DP Tel: 01690 710328 (Betws y Coed) Tel: 01492 596326 (Conwy) Category: Welsh Opening hours: 6.30pm Tuesday-Saturday; noon-2.30pm Sunday (Conwy); Betws opening times are seasonal. These family run bistros pride themselves on using fresh local produce in a unique and sensational way, including seafood from Conwy. The meals are delicious and well-presented, with attentive, friendly service. Opening hours: 5.30pm-late Wednesday-Saturday, 12.00-3pm for Sunday lunch, closed Mondays Expect something special.

BRASSERIE (THE) 68 The Highway, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DH Tel: 01244 536353Category: British Opening hours: noon-2pm; 5.30pm-late daily; open for Sunday roasts from noon A haven for sophisticated gourmands, this multi award-winning restaurant serves contemporary British cuisine with hints of classic French and Italian cookery.

BODIDRIS HALL Llandegla, Wrexham LL11 3AL

Tel: 01978790434 Category: British/Hotel Restaurant Opening times: 12 noon for lunch, 7pm for dinner with last orders at 9.15pm Step back to a bygone age when food was cooked individually to order and fresh, organic ingredients were delivered daily – and you’ll get an idea of what to expect from this magnificent, country retreat.

BODYSGALLEN HALL HOTEL Llandudno LL30 1RS Tel: 01492 584466 Category: British/ Hotel Restaurant Opening hours: 12.30pm-1.45pm and 7pm-9.30pm Monday-Sunday

1 Chapel Square, Aberdovey, LL35 0EL Tel: 01654 767448 Category: French Opening hours: 7pm-9.45pm Tuesday-Saturday Impressively good value with freshly prepared food and a romantic ambiance.

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BRIDGE INN RESTAURANT

High Street, Llangernyw LL22 8PP Tel: 01745 860672 Opening hours: noon-2.30pm and 6-9pm daily. Booking available. Modern British fare is the order of the day here, along with traditional Sunday roasts, scrumptious locally sourced offerings such as Welsh Black beef and Welsh lamb. There’s a full a la carte menu and daily changing specials. It caters for functions of up to 50 people and there’s an option to dine in the conservatory as well as the main restaurant.

The dishes on offer are typically Welsh with local lamb and beef taking pride of place on the menu and many of the vegetables grown in the hall’s own gardens.

BONJOUR 41 Madoc Street, Llandudno, LL30 2TL Tel: 01492 878930 or 0791 0271105 Category: French Opening hours: 10am-5pm daily, plus some evenings. Love French food? No doubt you’ll love this traditional French crêperie in the heart of Llandudno.

BROOKHOUSE MILL Ruthin Road, Denbigh, LL16 4RD Tel: 01745 813377 Category: British Opening hours: 12noon-2.30pm Monday-Saturday, 6pm-9pm for à la carte and bar meals Tuesday-Saturday, three-course Sunday dinners served 12noon-9pm. In summer open all day on a Sunday. If you’re looking for a dining out experience with a difference, try Brookhouse Mill. This atmospheric restaurant offers panoramic scenery and superb Welsh food.

Bistro Betws-y-coed 3 Gables, Holyhead Road, Betws-y-coed Tel: (01690) 710328 Bwyd modern a traddodiadol or gymru Modern & tradiotional Welsh Dishes

OPEN FOR LUNCHES & EVENING MEALS Bookings recommended

Bistro Conwy Bwyd modern a traddodiadol or gymru Modern and Traditional Welsh Dishes

Open Wednesday - Saturday Evenings Booking recommended

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Bangor Street, Caernarfon LL55 1AY Tel: 01286 674477 Category: British Opening hours: restaurant, every day 6-9pm; bar lunches 12noon-2pm daily A sophisticated hotel with 110 rooms and leisure facilities, the restaurant is renowned for its quality of food. The menu changes daily with a three course table d’hote giving plenty of choice for most people and a full a la carte menu. The large dining room is tastefully decorated but the overall ambiance is relaxing and friendly. The hotel was built in the Victorian era when all things ‘grand’ were de rigeur, but don’t think it’s not for you. Dining here is an experience worth having.

Llanrhaeadr, Denbigh LL16 4NP Tel: 01745 890280 Category: International Opening hours: daily noon-2pm and 7pm-late. You don’t have to be a golfer to enjoy a visit to Bryn Morfydd Hotel. A mixture of styles and influences means their table d’hote and a la carte menus cover all tastes. Its international cuisine prepared using Welsh local produce wherever possible. The restaurant dining room seats 50 comfortably, but functions are also held at the hotel, catering for up to 200 people.

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Castle Street, Beaumaris, Anglesey LL58 8AP Tel: 01248 810329 Category: Modern British Opening hours: Brasserie noon-2pm and 6pm-9pm Monday-Saturday; open from 12.30pm on a Sunday; restaurant: 7pm-9.30pm Monday-Thursday, 6.30pm-9.30pm Friday and Saturday. There are two places to eat in this award-winning establishment – a light airy Brasserie serving modern British food and a fine dining Loft Restaurant with a more modern French feel, with top quality local ingredients and classical saucing.

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Castle Street, Beaumaris, LL58 8AP Tel: 01248 812990 Category: Seafood/Fish Opening hours: noon-2.30pm and 6pm-9pm daily.

CAESARS Castle Street, Llangollen, LL20 8PN Tel: 01978 860133 Category: British Opening hours: noon-3pm and 6pm onwards Tuesday-Saturday, Sunday lunch noon-3pm. Caesars offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside, fine food and an impressive wine list. Gourmands will love it. All that talk of omega 3s being good for your health means that salmon and sardines are now back in vogue. And where better to tuck into some fresh fillets than Café Neptune? – a themed restaurant with some impressive sea specials.

CAPTAINS TABLE (THE) Church Street, Barmouth, LL42 1EW Tel: 01341 280385 Category: British/European Opening hours: noon-2pm and 7pm until late daily from spring to October. Winter hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday only, plus Sunday lunch.

CANDLES RESTAURANT 29 Lloyd Street, Llandudno, LL30 2UU Tel: 01492 874422 Category: British Opening hours: 5.30pm-late daily. Candles is a popular stop for hungry tourists and locals alike. The décor is more modern than twee and the menus boast three and four course specials. Perfect!

CASTELL DEUDRAETH Portmeirion, Minfordd, Penrhyndeudraeth, LL48 6ET Tel: 01766 772400 Category: Hotel Restaurant Opening hours: noon-2.30pm and 6.30-9.30pm daily Located in a Victorian castle just outside the ‘Italian’ village of Portmeirion lies a chic restaurant with a menu based on local produce including lobster, crab and scallops from the Llyˆn peninsula, rock oysters from the shores of Ynys Môn and hill farmed Bala lamb. The popular brasserie comprises a conservatory and an estuary-facing dining room.

CASTLE COTTAGE Y Llech, Harlech, LL46 2YL Tel: 01766 780479 Category: Modern Welsh

Berwyn, Llangollen LL20 8BS Tel: 01978 860 215 Category: Hotel Restaurant Opening hours: noon-2pm for lunch (Sunday 12noon-3pm) and 6.30-9.30pm for dinner; bar snacks available noon-9.30pm daily Shielded by the Berwyn and Eglwysig mountains, The Chainbridge Hotel nestles in one of the most picturesque localities in Wales. The restaurant, in particular, affords magnificent views over the river, and impressive à la carte and table d’hôte menus. Moreover, the prices are excellent with both buffet lunches and dinners available at very reasonable prices.

CHICAGO ROCK CAFÉ Brook Street, Wrexham Tel: 01978 362706 Category: American Opening hours: Mon/Tues 11.30am-11pm; Weds 11.30am-2am; Thurs 11.30am-1am; Fri/Sat 11.30am-2.30am; Sun noon-2am. Food only served until 10pm. This USA-themed restaurant offers some very decent American style chow – think big tender steaks and real burgers. Oh, and they do a good line in music too.

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CAE MOR HOTEL Penrhyn Crescent, Llandudno LL30 1BA Tel: 01492 878101 Category: Modern British Opening hours: daily for dinner 6pm-8.30pm, lunches served in the bar. The very best of modern British cooking, all the ingredients are fresh and as many as possible are locally sourced. If you fancy a lamb shank with a light mint jus or sirloin steak with fat, hand-cut chunky chips, this is the place to find the best on offer. There are plenty of dishes for veggies too, with a bit of imagination, says the management.

Conway Road, Colwyn Bay, LL29 7LR Tel: 01492 533883 Category: Chinese Opening hours: 6pm daily, closed on Tuesdays; last orders on weekdays 9.30pm and 10pm on weekends The old Kwong Chow restaurant was completely revamped and rebranded last year. The décor is now ultra hip and the dishes are a creative slant on classic Chinese cuisine.

CHINA GARDEN Opening hours: 7pm-9pm daily Booking is advisable at this ultra hip restaurant which has steadily built up a reputation for good food in the last few years by winning a series of gourmet awards. The décor is Conran-esque and the menu features typical Welsh dishes such as roasted suckling pig and baked fillet of Conwy salmon.

CASTLE HOTEL St Peters Square, Ruthin LL15 1AA Tel: 01824 702479 Category: Hotel Restaurant Opening hours: noon-6pm and 6.30-9.30pm daily One of the most dramatic and glamorous places in town, somewhere you need to be seen. The décor is very Tavern on the Green with its coloured windows and traditional furniture, while the menu features comfort dishes such as Cumberland sausage and Welsh lamb.

CASTLE RESTAURANT Castle Square, Harlech, LL46 2YH Tel: 01766 780416 Category: Welsh Opening hours: 6.30-9.30pm daily This restaurant lies in front of the historic castle overlooking St David’s golf course and some of North Wales’ most beautiful beaches. Built on the foundations of the former town hall, history buffs will love its medieval ambience. The menu is good too – with mouth-watering dishes like lamb and leek crumble.

CASTLE VIEW Penytywyn Road, Deganwy LL31 9TH Tel: 01492 583777 Category: British Opening hours: Monday-Friday noon-2.30pm and 5.30-8.30pm, Saturday noon-9pm, Sunday noon-8pm The traditional home cooked menu changes daily and is spiced up with some modern influences, all prepared using locally sourced ingredients. From steaks to lasagne and sea bass to Cajun salmon, it should satisfy the hungriest

visitor and on Sundays there is a choice of two to three different roasts.

THE CINNAMON LOUNGE Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay Tel: 01492 531683 Category: Indian Opening hours: 5.30pm-11.30pm Sunday-Thursday, 5.30pm-midnight Friday and Saturday Massive curry house that oozes Bollywood glamour. Recommended by locals.

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Ty Golchi, Caernarfon Road, Bangor, LL57 4BT Tel: 01248 671922 Category: Chinese Opening times: noon-2.30pm and 5pm-11pm daily A Chinese restaurant with reasonable prices and service with a smile.

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Old school chinese restaurant with generous portions and some great Cantonese dishes. Go for a set menu to get the best value for money.

CHIRK TANDOORI (THE) 1-2 Station Avenue, Chirk, Wrexham, LL14 5LU Tel: 01691 772499 Category: Indian Opening times: 5.30pm-11.30pm Monday to Thursday and 5.30pm-midnight Friday, Saturday and Sunday Everything’s just as it should be here – fresh décor, professional service and fiery Indian delights using the best quality ingredients around. The restaurant seats up to 60 people with a catering service also available and is recommended locally.

CHOIS AT THE SEMAPHORE Ffordd Y Llan, Llysfaen, Colwyn Bay, LL29 8SW Tel: 01492 516774 Category: Oriental Opening hours: Daily noon-2pm and 5.30pm-11pm, Sunday noon-4pm and 6-10pm If you’re in the mood for a country adventure why not whizz across to Llysfaen? There, at the Semaphore Lodge, you can expect a gastronomic feast of freshly made steaks, fish and chicken dishes.

CHURTONS Machine House, Chester Road, Rossett, Wrexham, LL12 0HWT el: 01244 570163 Category: British Opening hours: lunch noon-2.15pm Monday-Friday, dinner 7pm-10pm Monday-Thursday and 6pm-10pm Friday and Saturday. Closed Saturday lunchtime and all day Sunday A quaint country haunt with scrubbed floors, former church pews for seating and a mouth-watering menu. Expect unusual offerings such as French guinea fowl and kiln-smoked salmon as well as the traditional Welsh fare of lamb and beef.

CLAYTON ARMS (THE) Moss Hill, Moss, Wrexham, LL11 6ES Tel: 01978 756444 Category: Gastro pub Opening hours: 7pm-9pm Friday, 4pm- 9pm Saturday and 4pm-9pm Sunday This traditional pub is a good place for reasonably-priced food and drinks so don’t be surprised to see locals sinking a pint.

COFFEE JUNCTION

CAFFI COED-Y-BRENIN 2 Victoria Drive, High St, Bethesda, LL59 3AG Tel: 01248 602550 Category: cafe Opening hours: 9am-3pm Mon-Fri A wide variety of food available from your traditional ‘cafe’ food to the more healthy options. Category: British Opening hours: 10am-5pm daily A down-to-earth café, found only in Britain, that seats up to 40 people and offers fuss-free fare. Popular with locals.

COFFI CONWY High Street, Conwy, LL32 8DB Tel: 01492 596436 Category: Traditional Welsh coffee/tearooms Opening hours: 9am-6pm daily Enjoy a sandwich, snack or coffee and a delicious cake at this little eaterie in one of the most scenic towns in Wales.

COUNTRY COOKS Two Gates, Ty Nant, Corwen, LL21 0PT Tel: 01490 420628 Category: British Opening hours: 8.30am-5pm weekdays and 8.30am-6pm weekends Want food with a view? Then enjoy the varied landscape and tumbling rivers at this rural retreat, where the food is of the homemade and decent value variety.

COUNTRY MANOR LICENSED RESTAURANT Griffiths Crossing, near Caernarfon LL55 1TS Tel: 01248 671030 Category: British Opening hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday 12

179 Conwy Rd, Llandudno Junction LL31 9AY Tel: 01492 581219 Category: Coffee shop Opening hours: Breakfast served 9am-12 noon Light lunches 12-3pm Mon-Fri, Open 9am-3pm Sat Good range of coffees served as well as traditional breakfasts. Lunchtime offers various sandwiches, baguettes and jacket potatoes.

noon- 5pm, and Friday and Saturday from 7pm onwards; Sunday noon-2.30pm Fresh produce is used as much as possible at Country Manor which boasts a fine a la carte menu with extra specials introduced occasionally. Cosy surroundings and not too ‘grand’, small wonder then that it is popular for functions – birthdays, anniversaries and social get togethers by local groups.

COUNTRY SPICE RESTAURANT Hawarden Road, Hope, Wrexham, LL12 9NP Tel: 01978 762330 Category: Indian Opening hours: 5.30pm-11.30pm Monday-Saturday, 1pm-11pm Sunday A legendary post-pub haunt that gets the thumbs up from curry connoisseurs.

COURTYARD Regent House, Church Street, Beaumaris, LL58 8AB Tel: 01248 810565 Category: British Opening hours: 11.30am-3pm daily, 6pm-9.30pm Sunday-Friday, 6pm-9.30pm Saturday If you intend to eat, don’t take the chance on a table being available as they fill up pretty sharpish here. Not surprising either, as the pasta and meat dishes are excellent and the super stylish décor wouldn’t look out of place in the trendiest quarter of any city.

DINE INDIAN College Green, Tywyn, Gwynedd LL36 9BS Tel: 01654 711909 Category: Indian Opening hours: daily, 11am-2pm for lunch, 5pm-11pm for evening meals As tranquil and tastefully decorated as this tourist hotspot may be, Dine Indian’s food is surprisingly authentic and well worth a try.

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Served 12noon-3pm Home-made lunches all under £5!

OPEN MON TO FRI 9AM - 3PM

SPECIAL Telephone orders welcome OFFER Main meal + sweet for just £5 on Thursdays!

Market Street, Abergele, LL22 7AG Tel: 01745 822226 Category: Modern British Opening hours: 7pm onwards Tuesday to Saturday Opened by twin brothers Neil and Andi, this gorgeous little bistro has steadily gained a great reputation for imaginative dishes and bespoke service. Andi’s trademark is his unforgettably delicious sweets. Yummie!

Rhewl, Near Ruthin, LL15 2UD Tel: 01824 703163 Category: Pub grub Opening hours: noon-2pm and 6pm-9pm restaurant

Colwyn Avenue, Rhos on Sea LL28 4RB Tel: 01492 548864

£1 off all main meals for OAPs

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01248 602550 karena@agoriad.org.uk www.agoriad.org.uk

DINGLES RESTAURANT AND BAR Y Pant, Dinas Dinlle LL54 5TW Tel: 01286 830044 Category: British Opening hours: noon-3pm and 6-9pm daily in season. winter only in the evenings. Step back in time to enjoy traditional British food of the sort that grandma might make -

think home-made faggots and sauce, braised beef and dumplings, lamb shanks and locally caught fish. It’s all cooked to order and locally sourced. Run by a family with a military background, the restaurant is dedicated to the King’s Troop of the Royal Artillery and the Troop Room part of the restaurant is known locally as the ‘officer’s mess’.

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open every day. A chicken breast topped with bacon and melted cheese, that’s Chicken Americana, one of the popular home-cooked dishes served up in this family-friendly pub. Look for good, home-cooked, locally-sourced meals and you’ll be happy.

DRAGON BOAT 1 34 Queen Street, Rhyl LL18 1RY Tel 01745 343000 and Dragon Boat 2 88-90 Rhyl Coast Road, Rhyl, LL18 3PP Tel: 01745 332163 Category: Chinese Opening hours: 5-midnight daily Expect really decent Chinese cuisine in an atmosphere you’ll enjoy. The friendly staff and authentic decor certainly make it a worthwhile experience. Businessmen’s three course lunches £5 – a real bargain.

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DYLANWAD DA Smithfield Street, Dolgellau, LL40 1BS Tel: 01341 422870 Category: British Opening hours: Coffee shop open 10am-3pm Thursday-Saturday, Restaurant open 7pm-9pm Thursday-Saturday. Open from Tuesday to Saturday in summer. A stylishly minimal little number that has a cult following in Wales and beyond. The menu changes regularly and features dishes and influences from around the world. Expect anything from Welsh lamb braised in red wine to chicken with spinach and coconut. This is what bistro eating should be all about.

FISH TRAM CHIPS Old Road, Llandudno Tel: 01492 872673 Category: Fish & Chip Shop Opening hours: Open seven days a week with extended hours all summer for your lunches and

evening meals Takeaway and fully licensed cafe in which you can enjoy probably the best fish and chips in town or choose from a range of other foods from their menu. Twice ranked in the top five fish and chip shops in Wales.

DAO SIAM Charles Street, Wrexham, LL13 8BT Tel: 01978 351071 Category: Thai Opening hours: 5pm-9pm weekdays, 5pm - 12.30am Friday and Saturday, closed Sundays Sumptuous food served in traditional surroundings, this is one of the best Thai restaurants around. Constantly recommended in guidebooks, it simply oozes authenticity. And guess what? You can even buy a silk souvenir after your meal.

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Abersoch LL53 7DY Tel: 01758 713541 Category: Indian Opening hours: 5.30pm-10.30pm daily, open late on Fridays Traditional Indian food, spicy and tasty and plenty of it.

EATEASY

Fantastic restaurant catering to all tastes & bar to impress connoisseurs of wine and whisky! Families are welcome all the time and well behaved parents can stay with their children all night!

See www.dinglesrestaurant.co.uk Caernarfon Call

01286 830044

Dingles Restaurant & Bar “The Restaurant is dedicated to the Royal Horse Artillery”

Conwy Road, Trefriw, Conwy LL27 OJH Tel: 01492 642304 Category: traditional Opening hours: restaurant/function room 6-9pm daily, bar snacks noon-2.30pm in the main bar A traditional but varied menu offers everything from home-made steak and kidney pie to pasta and fish dishes, with the inclusion of vegetarian options. There’s a children’s menu and a two course special deal during the day and early evening. Simple but good.

FAT CAT CAFÉ Mostyn Street, Llandudno, LL30 2PE Tel: 01492 871844 Opening hours: Sunday-Thursday: 10am-11pm, Friday-Saturday: 10am-midnight, Sunday 10am-10.30pm Also: 161 High Street, Bangor, LL57 1NU Tel: 01248 370445 Category: Modern British An independent chain of café bars dedicated to providing quality food, drink and service to its dedicated followers. Here, you can expect chic decor, a friendly ambience and wholesome grub.

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EAST 21 Augusta Street, Llandudno, LL30 2AD Tel: 01492 868555 Category: Cantonese Opening hours: noon-3pm Mon-Sat closed Sunday lunch evenings 5pm-midnight daily A Cantonese restaurant with a twist of Japanese, is how they describe themselves. Conveniently situated opposite the train station, recommended by the locals. Station Road, Colwyn Bay, LL29 8BP Tel: 01492 532702 Category: British Opening hours: 8.30am-5pm Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday. Provides exactly what it says on the tin – a place to chill and eat easy. The 1960s-style diner provides a variety of traditional meals and snacks. Plus, there’s a specials board.

EMPEROR 102-104 Mostyn Street, Llandudno, LL30 2SW Tel: 01492 877912 Category: Chinese Opening hours: 5.30pm-10.30pm daily except Mondays. Open bank holidays. The buffet has all the usual Chinese delights and provides great value for money.

Cantonese Restaurant with a twist of Japanese.... Experts in traditional cuisine...

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Special Lunch Offer Just £5.00 per person! includes mini combination starter, any meal and Rice or Chips! Evening Set Menus from just £15.00 per person (4 courses) Private Function Rooms with karaoke facility for up to 30 people Mon-Sat 12.00-14.00 and 17.00-Midnight Sun 17.00-23.00

So Head East for The Cantonese Experience!

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21 Augusta Street (opposite the Train Station) Llandudno

01492 868555

Ffrwd Road, Ffrwd, Nr Cefn Y Bedd, Wrexham, LL12 9TS Tel: 01978 757951 Category: British Opening hours: Thursday and Friday 6.30pm-9.30pm for food, Saturday 12.30pm-10pm, Sunday 12.30pm-8pm Home-made everything, cosy log fires, a changing selection of real ales and a friendly traditional atmosphere. How much more do you need to know?

FISHERMAN’S CAFÉ Castle Street, Conwy, LL32 8AY Tel: 01492 593792 Category: Seafood Opening hours: 11.30am-6pm daily except Monday. Whether they’re fat or thin, posh or not, there’s nothing quite like chips, especially when accompanied by some fresh fish, hearty pies or sizzling sausages. And they don’t come tastier than here.

FITZPATRICK CAFÉ Ogwen Terrace, High St, Bethesda, Bangor, LL57 3AY Tel: 01248 602416 Category: British

Open all year for award winning Fish & Chips

TAKEAWAY OR IN OUR LICENSED CAFÉ Opening Hours Mon-Sat for Lunch and Tea Sunday For Lunch From October CLOSED MONDAYS

Steve & Alison Owen, Proprietors OLD ROAD - LLANDUDNO

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Opening hours: 10am-3pm Tuesday-Friday, 9am-4pm Saturday, closed Sundays and Mondays If you like good, honest-to-goodness food then you’ll feel right at home in this traditional high street café with its no-nonsense British grub.

FOURTEEN Chapel Street, Llandudno, LL30 2SY Tel: 01492 876 437 Category: Bespoke Opening hours: 7pm-11.30pm Friday-Saturday, reservations only Any trendy gourmand will tell you there’s no place like home. Particularly when the said home is a tribute to fine food and exceptional service. Such is the case with Fourteen, a bijou dining room opened in an Edwardian house. The menu changes daily and, if you give them plenty of notice, the chef will cook your favourite dish.

FLOATING RESTAURANT Slate Quay, Caernarfon, LL55 2PB Tel: 01286 672896 Category: Seafood Opening hours: 12noon-8pm, but varies according to season. Moored where the Seiont meets the sea, this quaint quayside eatery commands some stunning views over what is surely one of the world’s best known vistas. A cheap and cheerful tourist hotspot.

FRONOLAU FARM HOTEL Tabor, Dolgellau, LL40 2PS Tel: 01341 422361 Category: Hotel Restaurant Opening hours: 6am-9.30pm daily A converted stable, this RAC award-winning restaurant offers a wide selection of traditional British dishes using only the finest cuts of Welsh lamb, beef, game and fish. The dining room is quaint, featuring the slate troughs from which the horses ate.

FRESH CAFÉ BAR & GRILL Abersoch LL53 7DS Tel: 01758 710033 Category: Modern British Opening hours: noon-3pm for lunch Saturday and Sunday 6pm-9pm daily Relaxed fine dining with a menu that ranges from fillet steaks to fish steaks, including shark, sea bass and salmon.

Sundaes & Sundays are our speciality!

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The Waen, near St Asaph LL17 0DY Tel: 01745 582190 Opening hours: daily except Mondays for lunches and evenings from 5.30pm This renowned hostelry has all the charm and character of an 18th century country inn. A warm welcome is offered and fine wines and traditional barrel ales are served all year round. A variety of menus, from a la carte to bar, and a specials board is changed regularly. Chef relies on sourcing his fish, meat and vegetables locally as much as possible.

Penrhyn Avenue, Rhos On Sea LL28 4NH Tel: 01492 544662 Category: Ice Cream parlour Opening Hours: 9am-6pm daily Situated on the sea front at Rhos-on-Sea, which boasts breathtaking views of the harbour. It is an excellent place to visit. Whether you just want a coffee or a three course luncheon.

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GAERWEN ARMS (THE)

Chapel Street, Gaerwen, Anglesey LL60 6DW Tel: 01492 42190g Opening hours: Monday - Saturday noon-3pm and 6-9pm, Sundays noon-8pm Category: pub food They describe their food as typical pub food, and

it is...if your ‘typical’ serves up king prawns in a sweet and sour sauce or mushroom stroganoff. What is more typical of this pub grub is the prices, though, very reasonable and big helpings too! So value for money are the key words here. The restaurant seats 60 but you can also eat in the bar which seats around 40.

Opening hours: 6pm onwards Tuesday-Saturday Sometimes all you want at the end of a power-shopping binge is some good, honest grub. This family-run restaurant specialises in steaks, pizzas and pasta dishes.

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Lower Street, St Asaph, LL17 0SG Tel: 01745 583514 Category: Gastro pub Opening hours: noon - midnight daily. The gamekeeper offers a striking mixture of traditional pub with award winning cooking. Expect great grub at wallet friendly prices.

Llanbedrog, Pwllheli, LL53 7TR Tel: 01758 740730 Category: British Opening hours: 11am-late daily. Only open during the high season This quaint little place offers stunning scenery and dishes based on fresh, seasonal products.

GALLERY (THE) 15 Chapel Street, Llangollen, LL20 8NN Tel: 01978 860076 Category: Continental

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GARDEN HOTEL 1 High Street, Bangor, LL57 1DQ Tel: 01248 362189 Category: Chinese Opening hours: 5.30pm-11pm daily. The food here is mostly stir-fried and delicately flavoured, relying on the freshness of the ingredients rather than seasoning to make an impression.

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Breathtaking views of Rhos on Sea bay, Fortes offer a full menu including a delicious selection of pastries & desserts

Stanley Street, Holyhead, LL65 1HG

Your first visit won’t be the last..... Located at the in the heart of the picturesque village of Betws-y-Coed, offering a top quality menu giving you a truly excellent culinary experience

01492 544662 Open Daily 9am-6pm

Open Daily from 6.30pm. Visit www.glanaberhotel.co.uk for our menus

Haute Cuisine in Betws-y-Coed

The Farmers Arms

Gwesty Glan Aber Hotel

Waen, Near St. Asaph www.the-farmers-arms.co.uk Tel: (01745) 582190

Betws y Coed 01690 710325

18th Century Country Inn

GLAN ABER HOTEL

Fine Food, Wines & Traditional Ales

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(except Mondays) Private Function Suite Available by arrangement for private Parties, Family Events, Society or Committee Meetings & Business Conferences / Training RELAX IN OUR TRANQUIL GARDEN WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF THE CLWDIAN RANGE. Between Rhuallt and Trefnant, 11/2 miles off A55, exit Junction 28

Holyhead Road, Betws y Coed LL24 OAB Tel: 01690 710325 Category: pub food Opening hours: noon-10pm for food, bar open Monday - Saturday 11am-midnight, Sunday noon-midnight Two busy rooms at this restaurant with the bar menu served throughout. It’s popular with both locals and tourists, which must be a good sign!


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Doc Victoria, Caernarfon LL55 1SQ Tel: 01286 685252 Category: Cafe Bar Opening hours: Daily from 10.30am Fresh local produce with a varied choice for vegetarians and other specialised diets, Al fresco eating and drinking, with great views of the Menai Straits, an informal atmosphere with a contemporary feel.

Tyn y Groes, Conwy, LL32 8TN Tel: 01492 650545 Category: British Opening hours: noon-2.15pm and 6.30pm-9pm daily, opening 6pm on Saturdays. All day Sunday. You’ll be spoilt for choice here at the Groes Inn – choose from the à la carte bar menu with such favourites as bangers and mash, fish and lamb or, for more of an occasion, sample the à la carte menu in the well-appointed restaurant. This is dining out in style with locally-sourced produce wherever possible and gourmet-style dishes.

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Tel: 01407 763727 Category: British Opening hours: 8am-5.30pm daily, closed Sundays It doesn’t aim to be trendy, just traditional. And the beautifully tasty Welsh fare is well received.

THE GLADSTONE Dwygyfylchi LL34 6PS Tel: 01492 623231 Category: Gastro pub

Opening hours: noon-11pm daily Locally produced, home-cooked food, including burgers and sausages from Edwards of Conwy or, if sausage is not your thing, try the Cajun swordfish steak to spice up your visit. There’s also a great selection of wines and real ales to be found here.

GLANTRAETH RESTAURANT Glantraeth, Trefdraeth, Bodorgan, LL62 5EU Tel: 01407 840401 Category: British Opening hours: 7pm-9pm daily and noon-2pm on Sunday Now for something completely different: Set on a private working farm overlooking the Snowdonia mountain range, this minimalist restaurant is surprisingly chic for an old outhouse. Serving mainly traditional fish and meat dishes, this is a popular place with the locals, especially on a Saturday night when Welsh choirs come on stage.

GLYNLLIFON COUNTRY HOUSE Glyn Llifon, Llanbedrog, Pwllheli, LL53 7UB

Tel: 01758 740147 Category: Authentic gourmet Indian Opening hours: Open from 6.30pm, but times can be seasonal and it is best to ring first to check with the restaurant in advance. Reservations advisable. Probably the only country house in Wales that serves authentic Indian cuisine, and does not include Pakistani or Bangladeshi dishes on its menu. The atmosphere here is friendly and the food exceptionally tasty. Well worth a visit.

GREEK TAVERNA 1 Holyhead Road, Bangor, LL57 2EG Tel: 01248 354991 Category: Greek Opening hours: 10am-midnight. Greek food as it should be. You won’t be disappointed here thanks to the traditional decor and authentic grub. It’s the kind of place that reminds you of past vacations.

GOLDEN GROVE INN (THE) Llyndir Lane, Burton Green, Rossett, LL12 0AS Tel: 01244 570445 Category: Gastro Opening hours: Closed Monday, Tuesday-Saturday

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Fine Wine and Food Evening On Friday 26th September. Reception at 7pm.

Our head chef and wine supplier have combined their skills to create an exciting menu accompanied by wines designed to perfectly enhance the flavours of the finest ingredients. Our wine expert will be on hand to explain his choices and reasons for matching each course with a different glass of wine. With dishes such as Conwy mussel chowder, and main courses of local lamb and Orme Beer beef, this is sure to be a popular event, we recommend early booking. £32.95 per head Including four courses and five wines.

Nr. Conwy, North Wales, LL32 8TN Tel. 01492 650545 Fax. 01492 650855 email. enquires@groesinn.com www.groesinn.com

Wedi ei leoli yn Galeri, gyda golygfeydd gwych o’r Fenai, mae DOC yn cynnig bwydlen gartref wedi ei seilio ar gynnyrch ffres lleol, yn cynnwys dewis amrywiol ar gyfer llysieuwyr. Ar agor bob dydd o 10am.

Located in Galeri with great views of the Menai Straits, DOC offers a homecooked menu based on fresh local produce with a varied choice for vegetarians. Open every day from 10am.

DOC Café Bar, Galeri, Victoria Dock, Caernarfon T: 01286 685 200 www.galericaernarfon.com


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GWESTY CYMRU HOTEL & RESTAURANT 19 Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth Ceredigion SY23 2AZ Tel: 01970 612252 Category: Contemporary Welsh Opening hours: Noon-3pm & 6pm-10pm Daily Unwind and indulge with a feast of local produce at this seafront terraced restaurant. Experience breathtaking views of Cardigan Bay whilst enjoying a seasonal selection of contemporary Welsh food and drink in a relaxed and sociable environment.

THE GOLDEN FLEECE Market Square, Tremadoc Tel: 01766 512421 Category: Bar meals Opening hours: noon-2pm and 6-9pm daily An old coaching house with a courtyard garden and old stable block converted into a delicious little bistro, the Golden Fleece is renowned for its good food and ambience. Plus there’s a good selection of real ales to add to the old-fashioned appeal of the place.

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noon-11.30pm, Sunday noon-8pm The Golden Grove prides itself on offering excellent food bought locally and served fresh – and it aims to cater for most people’s tastes. The 13th century half-timbered inn is set in beautiful gardens and offers real ales and real fires. A hot carvery is available lunchtimes from Tuesday to Friday. The inn puts on regular themed evenings which include flaming hot sizzlers, steak nights, curry nights and fresh fish nights.

GOOD LUCK RESTAURANT Jubilee Road, Barmouth, LL42 1LT Tel: 01341 280181 Category: Chinese and Cantonese Opening hours: 5pm-11pm daily Authentic Chinese eatery where you can indulge in all the popular dishes.

GRANVILLES 28 High Street, Criccieth, LL52 0BT Tel: 01766 522506 Category: British Opening hours: noon-2.30pm and 6pm-9pm daily except Mondays This high street hideaway is the perfect respite from the tourist hustle. Indulge in some traditional Welsh cuisine at pretty decent prices.

HARLECH TANDOORI HOLLAND ARMS Trofarth, Abergele LL22 8BU Tel: 01492 650777 Category: Traditional Welsh Opening hours: All day from noon until late, 3pm on Thursday, closed Wednesday Traditional fare and Sunday roasts are a speciality at this small but busy restaurant which is popular with families who just love to tuck into a scrumptious meal while looking out at the views of the venue’s country garden.

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he Golden Fleece Inn and Bistro is situated in the Historic Square of the village of Tremadog, the birthplace of Lawrence of Arabia and the Gateway to the Lleyn Peninsula. Our unique Cave Bar offers a large selection of wines and real ales.

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Castle Court, High Street, Harlech, LL46 2YE Tel: 01766 781306 Category: Indian Opening hours: noon-2pm daily, Sunday to Thursday 5.30-11pm, Friday and Saturday 5.30-11.30pm This authentic restaurant offers an innovative take on Bangladeshi cuisine, combined with high standards and a good selection of Balti dishes. Prices may be a tad dearer than your average curry house, but to compare the two would be wrong. This is sophisticated dining.

ENILLWYR LEFEL ARBENNIG O WASANAETH A BODLONRWYDD CWSMERIAID 2008 WINNERS FOR OUTSTANDING LEVEL OF CUSTOMER SERVICE & SATISFACTION 2008

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The Holland Arms

Restaurant & Pub Llanrwst Road, Trofarth Conwy. LL22 8BG Tel: 01492 650777 Traditional Sunday Lunch 3 courses £13.50 Bookings recommended FOOD SERVED ALL DAY Daily Special Board Meals to suit all tastes, including children’s menu Lunch menu from 12 - 6pm Evening menu from 6pm - 9pm Please telephone to book a restaurant table. 3 Local Ales regularly changing. Large car park and beer garden. More information on our web site. OPENING TIMES Mon Midday - 11pm Tues Midday - 11pm Wed CLOSED. Thurs 6pm - 11pm Fri Midday - 11pm Sat Midday - 11pm Sunday Midday - 10.30pm Email: info@thehollanndarms.co.uk www.thehollandarms.co.uk


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Hen Feudy, Llanbedr, LL45 2NH Tel: 01341 241555 Category: British Opening hours: 6pm-late daily and Sunday lunchtimes A tranquil, family-owned restaurant offering homemade specials like chilli-coated salmon, lamb shank and vegetable lasagne. The perfect place for al fresco dining and Sunday roasts.

HOME COOKIN’ Mostyn Street, Llandudno, LL30 2PE Tel: 01492 876585 Category: Traditional Opening times: 9.30am-9pm daily A family-friendly eatery that offers something for all. Expect generous portions, yummy roasts and easy-on-the-wallet wines. It gets very busy, unsurprisingly, so arrive early if you don’t fancy queuing for a table.

KINGS HEAD HAWK & BUCKLE INN Llannefydd, Nr Denbigh, LL16 5ED Tel: 01745 540249 Category: Classic rPub/estaurant Opening hours: Mon-Wed 6pm-9pm. Thurs-Sat noon- 3pm & 6pm-9pm Sun noon-9pm The Restaurant meals in this seventeenth-century coaching inn are highly recommended by Ashley Courtenay. There is an extensive menu and where possible food is prepared from fresh local ingredients.

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HERBS High Street, Bangor, LL57 1NU Tel: 01248 351249 Category: Mediterranean Opening hours: 10am-3pm Monday-Thursday, 10-9pm Friday and Saturday. Closed Sundays Established more than 15 years ago, Herbs started life as a vegetarian joint but since moving premises now welcomes carnivores to its trendy fold. Of course the meat is organic and has the approval of the Welsh Farmers Co-operative. The place to eat if you are in any way concerned about the source of your food or if you fancy a good, honest meal.

HONOR Castle Square, Caernarfon, LL55 2NF Tel: 01286 678788 Category: Oriental Opening hours: noon-2pm and 5.30-11pm daily This is a deceptively appealing oriental restaurant in that it’s spacious and more sophisticated than most other restaurants of this genre – oh, and it has a celebrity following. Opera singer Bryn Terfel cites it as a favourite eating haunt. Well, what’s good enough for Bryn is good enough for the rest of us.

Category: Cantonese Opening hours: Monday-Saturday noon-1.30pm, all week 5.30pm-10.30pm Top class chefs straight from Hong Kong will ensure a culinary experience second to none here in Menai Bridge. The menu, as is usual in Oriental restaurants, is extensive with plenty of dishes to suit everyone, including vegetarians. What is not so usual is the high standards set by the Jade Village.

JAMUNA TANDOORI Yorke Street, Wrexham, LL13 8LW Tel: 01978 261143 Category: Indian Opening hours: 6-11pm daily Have you heard? All things Indian are back in vogue. The Jamuna is so much more than a post-pub pit stop.

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Conway Road, Llandudno Junction, LL31 9ND Tel: 01492 581432 Category: Chinese Opening hours: 5pm-10pm daily, Fridays 5pm-midnight Jade – a thing of desire. And no, we’re not talking about the reality TV star – rather, we refer to a little gem of a place. This is one to put on your list for a visit – most people only change trains at Llandudno Junction, but you can be fed here too. Good honest Chinese food with a friendly reception and an extensive menu. Highly regarded locally.

JADE VILLAGE Mona Road, Menai Bridge, LL59 5EA Tel: 01248 715409

All you need to know:• 17th Century Coaching Inn • Panoramic views, high in North Wales Hills • Impressive cuisine & exceptional rooms

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JORGIA ITALIAN RESTAURANT Abbey Street, Rhyl, LL18 1NT Tel: 01745 361155 Category: Italian Opening hours: 6pm-late Friday and Saturday, and 6pm-late, closed Sundays. Pizza and wine... it doesn’t get any better. Assuming, that is, you’re enjoying the two at Jorgia, a well-established restaurant with a reputation for using great produce.

JONES'S FISH & CHIPS 43 St Georges Crescent, Wrexham, LL13 8DB Tel: 01978 361169 Category: Fish & Chip Takeaway & Restaurant Opening hours: Mon-Wed 9am-4.30pm, Thurs-Fri

THE FFRWD, Ffrwd Road, Ffrwd, Near Cefn Y Bedd, Wrexham, (01978) 593792 Opening times: Monday 4pm-9pm, Tuesday-Friday 6.30pm-10pm, Saturday 6pm-onwards, Sunday 12.30pm-8pm

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Old Road, Llandudno LL30 2NB Tel: 01492 877993 Opening hours: noon-2.30pm Monday-Saturday, noon-3pm Sundays and 6-9pm daily for food Category: Restaurant/Grill You can’t beat a place that caters for everyone. The bar menu serves the usual steaks and lasagne and there is an a la carte menu in the 40-seater restaurant. Meat and fish are sourced locally and you may see lobster on the specials board. Vegetarian meals are available and there’s a large al fresco dining area too.

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9am-5.30pm, Sat 9am-2pm Established since 1911, this was the first fish and chip shop to open in this area and its still going strong. Over the years they've received many awards and have been mentioned in various eating out guides. Well worth a visit if you're in the area.

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KESAR INDIAN TANDOORI RESTAURANT High Street, Bangor, LL57 1DQ Tel: 01248 362880 Category: Indian tandoori Opening hours: noon-2pm daily and 5.30pm-11.30pm weekdays, 5.30pm-12.30/1am weekends The Kesar is in the centre of Bangor. All the usual delights of the subcontinent feature on their extensive menu.

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Tel: 01978 822220 Category: Indian Opening hours: 5pm-11pm Monday-Friday, 5pm-midnight Saturday, 4pm-10.30pm Sunday Booking advisable An opulent Indian restaurant with a loyal following. All the food is meticulously prepared using the freshest spices. The menu also features a healthy eating range.

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LASTRA FARM HOTEL

Amlwch, Anglesey, LL68 9TF Tel: 01407 830906 Category: Hotel Restaurant Opening hours: noon-2pm and 6.30pm-9pm. This hotel has a restaurant and also a granary area. Though the menu is the same in both, the granary is for those looking for more relaxed, less formal dining. Long renowned in foodie circles for the quality and wholesomeness of its cuisine, Lastra Farm is a traditional place where most of the meals are made from the freshest ingredients, with daily specials.

LE GALLOIS Oakland House, Pantyrafon, Penmaenmawr, LL34 6AD Tel: 01492 623820 Category: Traditional/Modern Opening hours: 7pm-late Thursday-Sunday, private parties Mon-Wed France – always something of a mystery. Like, wearing Chanel to empty the trash is no big deal over there. And women stay skinny on a diet of bread, wine and gorgeous patisseries. While such privileges remain...well... foreign to us, we’ve learned to take solace in La Gallois – a French restaurant that also serves Welsh grub. With locally sourced meat being their speciality, expect dishes akin to honey-glazed cutlets of Welsh lamb with minted Madeira sauce.

LE GATTE Mostyn Avenue, Craig y Don, Llandudno Tel 01492 877841 Category: Traditional and modern Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-5.30pm. Last orders for food at 5pm. This decidedly upmarket café food includes something a little different – like spiced salmon, daube of beef, chargrilled chicken breast, chorzio sausages and locally made Cumberland sausages. The quality and presentation of the food is first class and the staff helpful and obliging.

LEMON GRASS

THE KINMEL ARMS

KINMEL ARMS (THE) St George, near Abergele LL22 9BP Tel: 01745 832207 Category: Modern British Opening Hours: noon-2pm and 6pm-9.30pm, Tuesday-Saturday, noon-3pm Sunday, closed Mondays You try to eat well. But when you’ve got a million and one things to do, it can be hard to track down preservative-free grub every day of the week, let alone cook it. Luckily, good, fresh food is at the heart of the Kinmel Arms restaurant. You won’t be able to resist their famous fish dishes or hand-made desserts – all made from the purest ingredients.

LA RICETTA 226 High Street, Prestatyn, LL19 9BP Tel: 01745 856844 Category: Italian Opening hours: Wednesday-Sunday 6pm-late There are some secrets you just don’t want to spill. Like the beautician who can knock 10 years off your face and the bakery that’s so good that you actually designate space in the cupboard for its spoils

LA DOLCE VITA Penrhyn Avenue, Rhos on Sea LL28 4PS Tel: 01492 541145 Category: Italian Opening hours: 6pm-10.30pm daily except Monday Dolce, which means sweet in Italian, is the name of one of Colwyn Bay’s best loved restaurants. And by all accounts, it’s aptly named, serving food that’ll remind you of Italy... home of ice cream, fashion and – dare we say it – World Cup winners! Make sure you mark this one down for a visit, you won’t be disappointed – the food’s great, as is the welcome.

Cambrian House, Finsbury Square, Dolgellau, LL40 1RE Tel: 01341 421300 Category: Indian Opening hours: 5-11pm daily In the battle for food supremacy, North Wales has always been a tough competitor. Don’t try messing with us on lamb, beef or fresh vegetables. Our Achilles heel, however, has traditionally been spice. Luckily, the Lemon Grass offers some of the best Bangladeshi dishes in the district, so our curry-fiend friends say.

LITTLE INDIA Bodfor Street, Rhyl, LL18 1AT Tel: 01745 351326 Category: Indian Opening hours: 4pm-midnight daily There’s nothing like grabbing some Indian nosh after a night at the theatre – it’s far more chic than stumbling in after a pub-crawl. And Little India is very conveniently placed for theatre-goers who fancy a little spicy sustenance.

LOBSTER POT (THE) Rhydwyn, Church Bay, LL65 4EY Tel: 01407 730398 Category: Seafood Opening hours: Noon-1.30pm and 6pm-late Tuesday to Saturday. Love lobster but not too keen on cooking it? Then, try this gem of a place. Sea creatures galore – fresh and all ready for the eating.

Italian & Romantic

TAVERN

Llandyrnog Nr Denbigh

WE REALLY DO SERVE LOCAL PRODUCE! * Home cooked chips like you never tasted before! * Sunday lunches are renowned in the area * Fine wines & cask ales * Large beer garden with safe play area for children (with tractor attractions!)

Tel: 01824 790291 Call us for details & directions

Rhos on sea, Colwyn Bay 01492 541145

Run by Gary Mason and his wife Angela. Extensive selection of Italian, British & Vegetarian dishes with local Fish dishes a speciality. Open daily (except Mondays) from 6pm - 10.30pm Bookings highly advised New Room available for small private functions


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LLE HARI Meadowsweet Hotel, Station Road ,Llanrwst LL26 0DS Tel: 01492 642111 Category: Traditional Welsh Opening hours: Tues- Sat 6 pm- 9pm Sun-Mon 6pm-8 pm Popular with locals and visitors alike, has a pleasant atmosphere with non-fussy, American service and value for money in all areas.

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LEMON TREE (THE)

Rhosddu Road, Wrexham, LL11 2LP Tel: 01978 261211 Category: Italian Opening hours: noon-2pm and 6-9.30pm Monday-Saturday, 6-9.30pm Sunday Head Chef Carmine, from Abruzzo, infuses all his cuisine with real Italian passion. And the vivid aromas from the kitchen let you know that you have stumbled across the genuine article. Flexibility, or as they say in Italy, ‘siamo flessibile’, is the key when it comes to their menu. You can pop in for a tasty pizza or a bowl of delicious pasta or you can linger over a full-blown Italian extravaganza on their very reasonably-priced set menus.

Noddfa, Garndolbenmaen, LL51 9LQ Tel: 01766 530530 Category: Indian Opening hours: 5.30-11pm daily This praised restaurant delivers all that its exotic decor promises – authentic dishes with influences from many parts of India. Pukka as Jamie Oliver would say.

MAES Y NEUADD Talsarnau, Gwynedd LL47 6YA Tel: 01766 780200 Category: Welsh Opening hours: noon-1.45pm and 7-8.45pm daily A country manor set in luscious grounds sounds familiar. But did you know that Maes Y Neuadd also boasts an award-winning restaurant serving the finest Welsh lamb from Cardigan Bay and the creamiest cheeses from nearby farms?

LLE HARI

Conway Road, Dolgarrog, Conwy, LL32 8JX Tel: 01492 660549 Category: Gastro pub Opening hours: 6-11pm daily A destination pub that unashamedly offers a relaxed, civilised and convivial atmosphere, with some real gastronomic treats in store... like wood pigeon or slow cooked shank of Llanrwst lamb served on a leek, cheese and potato bake. The finest local ingredients are used in such a way that their natural flavours are preserved. Impressed? You will be.

MAGPIE AND STUMP Morfa Avenue, Kinmel Bay, Rhyl, LL18 5LE Tel: 01745 342203 Category: British Opening hours: Depends on time of year, but in high season from 9am-8pm daily. Where Madonna and fashion guru Stella McCartney tread, the rest of us follow. No wonder pub grub has become de rigueur. The prices are low and the food is wholesome. And at the Magpie and Stump you get the full traditional value for money, what more could you want?

MAGIC SPICE Unit D1, Children’s Village, West Parade, Kinmel Bay, Rhyl, LL18 5ED Tel: 01745 350092 Category: Indian Opening hours: 4pm onwards daily You won’t miss Magic Spice with its warm, exciting decor and spicy menu. For the very best fresh, authentic and traditional Bangladeshi food that Rhyl has to offer, you must give this place a go. The buffet is great value.

MARINER BISTRO 17 New Street, Pwllheli, LL53 5HP Tel: 01758 612245 Category: British Opening hours: 10am-2pm and 6pm-late daily As time marches on, your priorities change. When you were young, your biggest concern

MEDITERRANEAN Mostyn Street, Llandudno, LL30 2PE Tel: 01492 860670 Category: Mediterranean Opening hours: 5pm-10pm daily, open until 11pm at weekends Dinner usually goes something like this: We order. The food arrives. My eyes wander to his plate. My fork follows. An argument ensues. And no wonder. This place rustles up fantastic rustic cuisine. One dish is never enough.

MILL HOUSE (THE) Mill House, Sarn, Pwllheli, LL53 8HF Tel: 01758 730288 Category: European Opening hours: 11am-4.30pm and 6-8pm daily except Monday, all evenings must be booked. Closed November-March inclusive. You wouldn’t exactly refer to yourself as an arts fiend but there’s something about the atmosphere of the Mill House that makes you come over all Daily Telegraph. Displaying the work of local artists, is a real find. And then there’s the well-cooked and presented food. This is somewhere for a lazy meal.

MACSEN Castle Square, Caernarfon, LL55 2NF Tel: 01286 676464 Category: Cafe Bar Opening hours: 10am-4pm daily, closed Sunday Great fresh food in an informal, modern atmosphere. Anywhere named after a Roman emperor is worth a visit.

Restaurant

MAMMA ROSA

at The Meadowsweet Hotel, Llanrwst

• Recently refurbished LLE Hari’s restaurant serves traditional homemade Welsh food with classic American service. • Fresh produce bought from our Conwy Valley Farms. • Stop in on Sweet Tuesdays for a free dessert with your meal. Reservations recommended 01492 642 111 The Meadowsweet Hotel Llanrwst

was how many sweets you could stuff in your mouth. Now you face more pressing questions, like global warming and the eternal one: what’s for lunch? And where better to ponder than the Mariner Bistro? Here you can enjoy anything from pizza to steak, fish to pasta while you think about it.

Possibly Conwy Valleys’ finest example of excellent food & wine Set between the beautiful countryside villages of Dolgarrog and Trefriw, in the Conwy Valley, the Lord Newborough bar and restaurant offers a wide range of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. Whilst insisting on using only the freshest ingredients from local sources, our seasonal menus are always put together with careful thought and planning.

All functions catered for Please feel free to pop in for just drinks. Children welcome

www.lordnewborough.co.uk

DOLGARROG 01492 660549

Mostyn Avenue, Craig y Don, Llandudno, LL30 1YS Tel: 01492 870070 Category:Italian Opening hours: 6-10pm Monday-Thursday, 5.30-10.30pm Friday and Saturday. This bijou, seaside restaurant has an amazingly cosmopolitan menu for a tourist town. All the best of Italian menus on offer, from pizza to pasta and all stops in between.

MEIFOD COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL Bontnewydd, Caernarfon LL55 2YY Tel: 01286 673351 Category: traditional Opening hours: bar meals available all day until 9pm, 6pm Saturday, Sunday lunch 12pm-6pm, cream teas available 3-5pm daily This elegant Victorian built hotel prides itself on offering ‘affordable’ dining for the connoisseur of fine traditional food. Freshest ingredients feature on the menu, which is changed daily. Welsh lamb and locally caught fish make regular


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harbour. Fancy a taste of the Med? Then this is the place to be. It has all the usual sunshine meals and everything is served up with a smile.

appearances in the tastefully decorated dining room. There’s a really imaginative selection for vegetarians, and the desserts are to die for.

MILLSTONE BAR AND RESTAURANT Hawarden Road, Penyffordd, near Chester CH4 0JE Tel: 01244 550540 Category: traditional British with a touch of the Med Opening hours: 11am-midnight daily You can stick with good old steak and kidney pie here or be a devil and opt for something which owes a lot to Mediterranean influences. Everything from seafood to steak features on the menu and there are some good deals to be had. Vegetarian dishes are also on offer.

NUMBER 1 BISTRO OAK LODGE INN

Just the ticket if you are on the hunt for traditional British pub grub. Here you’ll find it and more - home made curries and chillies, lasagne, lamb shanks and real home made chips, all sourced locally.

Moelfre, anglesey LL72 8HB Tel: 01248 410919 Category: British Opening hours: 4pm-9pm daily

OSBORNE BAR & GRILL Osborne House, Promenade, North Parade, Llandudno LL30 2LP Tel: 01492 860330 Category: European Opening times: Daily 10.30am-10pm, Sunday 10.30am-9pm Lit by a multitude of candles and dazzling chandeliers, gilt edge mirrors and original art this romantic bistro; with brasserie-style food has a diverse à la carte menu prepared and presented in a modern way. Classy diners will love it!

MOELWYN Mona Terrace, Criccieth, LL52 0HG Tel: 01766 522500 Category: Welsh Opening hours: Seasonal. Opens in Mar-Nov 6.30-9pm daily The good thing about Criccieth is that you get to act like a child without being accused of childishness. Sand castles, water guns, ice cream that runs down your chin. Then become all grown up again as you dine at this delightful restaurant with rooms, boasting a bilingual menu overflowing with a variety of local produce. It’s all nicely cooked and the menu suits mosts palates.

MULBERRY RESTAURANT BAR & GRILL Morfa Drive, Conwy Marina, Conwy LL32 8EP Tel: 01492 583350 Category: European Opening hours: Monday-Friday noon-2pm and 6-9pm, Saturday all day, Sunday noon-4pm Imagine tucking into your shark steak while gazing out across a line of yachts towards the picture perfect Conwy. Well, now you can, thanks to this idyllic spot in the Marina. Scenery aside, this restaurant serves a fabulous array of Welsh and European dishes. Expect anything from local lamb to red snapper. Yum!

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NANT HALL

Nant Hall Road, Prestatyn, LL19 9LD Tel: 01745 886766 Category: British Opening hours: Food served 10am-10.30pm daily. Steeped in Welsh history, this magnificent hall is the ideal place to enjoy a superb meal cooked by award winning chefs. Dishes on offer include everything from Conwy pork and leek sausages and herb crusted Welsh lamb to Mexican fajitas.

NEW INN (THE) Waterfall Road, Dyserth, Rhyl, LL18 6ET Tel: 01745 570482 Category: Gastro pub Opening hours: noon-11pm daily The New Inn is a charming traditional venue in which to enjoy quality local fare. The food’s good, but you don’t have to take our word for it... it’s so good that the Inn has featured in the Good Pub Food Guide.

NANT Y FELIN (THE) Pentre, Llanrhaeadr, Denbigh, LL16 4NT

Tel: 01745 890230 Category: British Opening hours: noon-1.30pm and 6.30-9pm, daily. Closed Sunday evenings, Mondays and Tuesdays We’ve always had a weak spot for anything wholesome and Welsh. And here you get the very best of what Wales has to offer.

NIKKI IP’S Station Road, Deganwy, Conwy, LL31 9DF Tel: 01492 596611 Category: Chinese Opening hours: 6-10pm daily The march of ethnic cuisine from the suburban high street to the highest echelons of the gastronomical hierarchy quickened when this became one of a handful of Chinese restaurants

The Oak Lodge Inn Moelfre

Anglesey

Restaurant opening times:-

12 - 9pm throughout Summer and school holidays 5 - 9pm throughout Winter until Easter Home cooked Sunday Roast - Huge Portions - £7.95 Our Chef - Roger Davenport’s popular Sunday Carvery coming soon for Winter. Sample Menu Starters Barbecue Spare Ribs - £4.75 Creamy Garlic Mushrooms - £3.95 Main Course Lamb Henry - £11.95 Home-made Steak & Ale Pie - £9.95 Desserts - (All Home-made) Mango Cheescake - £3.95 Sticky Toffee Pudding - £3.95 Vegetarian Choices Available Function Room Available for Hire Christmas Parties throughout December Please ring for details

01248 410919

to join the highly coveted Michelin club. This is Oriental cuisine at its very best. From the décor to the duck, everything’s just that little bit smarter. Tucked away in the picturesque town just a stone’s throw from Llandudno, make sure you book, it’s always busy.

NINO’S Rhos Promenade, Rhos on Sea, Colwyn Bay, LL28 4PR Tel: 01492 544298 Category: Italian Opening hours: 9am-6pm in summer, earlier closing in winter. Short of hopping on a slow boat to Sardinia, it doesn’t get any more authentic than Nino’s, a charming two-floor trattoria overlooking the

Old Road, Llandudno, LL30 2HA Tel: 01492 875424 Category: European Opening hours: 5.30pm-9.30pm Monday-Saturday This little bistro embraces our French cousins’ taste for countrified chic. Not to mention its food which has to be tasted to be appreciated. We all know the French can cook – and you won’t be disappointed here either.

OLDE LONDON ROAD Beach Complex, Trearddur Bay, Anglesey LL65 2YY Tel: 01470 861263 Category: pub grub Opening hours: Usually 6-8.30pm but longer in summer, best to check first. Much more than you might expect from a pub which caters mainly for tourists, situated as it is on the main holiday site in this delightful town. It has a good menu with a specials board daily everything from spaghetti Bolognese to sea bass, steaks to curries. Everything is home cooked and the prices are very reasonable.

THE OLD STAG Llangernyw, near Abergele LL22 8PP Tel: 01745 860213 Category: British Opening hours: daily, noon-2.30pm and 6-9pm (9.30pm at weekends); noon-8.30pm Sundays. This 17th century pub stands in the shade of the oldest yew tree in Wales, reputed to be several thousand years old, so when you’ve finished gazing in awe at its trunk, try some of the freshest food around at The Old Stag. Welsh black beef and Welsh lamb feature strongly and free range chickens and eggs are the only ones used. Ingredients are locally sourced and there are daily fish specials. A lighter version of the menu is available at lunchtimes.

OGOF Y DDRAIG Hole in the Wall Street, Caernarfon, LL55 1RF Tel: 01286 677322 Category: Welsh Opening hours: 6.30pm-late, closed Tuesdays Although the name means dragon’s den or cave in Welsh, we’re not talking about the money-spinning minds on the popular TV show but a Caernarfon restaurant serving all things Celtic and quaint. You won’t be able to resist the lamb dish – unless you’re vegetarian of course. But there’s plenty of choice on the menu, so most palates will leave well satisfied.

Opulent Modern Dazzling Artistic Osborne’s Cafe and Grill Osborne’s Cafe and Grill is open every day from 10.30am to 10.00pm (Sunday 9.00pm). Lit by a multitude of candles, with opulent drapes and dazzling chandeliers, gilt edge mirrors and original art. This romantic bistro/cafe with brasserie style food has a diverse a la carte menu prepared and presented in a modern way with an air of informality.

01492 860330

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DAILY POST RESTAURANT GUIDE PALE HALL Pale Estate, Llandderfel, Bala, LL23 7PS Tel: 01678 530285 Category: Welsh/British/French classics Opening hours: Daily noon-2pm and 7-9pm A magical mansion set among 16 acres of gardens on the edge of Snowdonia’s National Park. Queen Victoria herself warmed to Pale’s welcome during her visit in 1889 and even today, the restaurant maintains a great tradition of hospitality and exquisite food. Expect to tuck into anything from wild mushroom ravioli to the ubiquitous Welsh lamb and beef dishes. This is gourmet food at its best, absolutely sensational.

PENRHYN OLD HALL Penrhyn Bay, LL30 3EE Tel: 01492 549888 Category: Pub restaurant Opening hours: This is the oldest building in Penrhyn Bay dating back to the 15th century. A traditional pub serving a variety of dishes at reasonable prices.

OLD BULL INN (THE) Llanbedr-y-Cennin Tel: 01492 660508 Category: Welsh pub food Opening hours: 12pm-9pm daily Sunday lunch 12pm-4pm, booking advisable Fabulous country pub, under new management, serving top class pub food using local produce tasty, wholesome and reasonably priced. What more could you ask for? Oh yes... they serve traditional cask beers too.

YE OLDE MAILCOACH High Street, Conwy LL32 8DE Tel: 01492 593043 Category: traditional Opening hours: noon-4pm weekdays and noon-6pm weekends With meats sourced locally from Edwards of Conwy, it’s not surprising that they hold regular steak nights. And if that’s not enough to tempt you, then how does Welsh beef in Conwy beer sound? Talking of beer, there’s a thirst quenching selection of real ales on offer from Purple Moose brewery, Porthmadog. Support your locals - that’s what they do here and it works!

PANINI’S

Glanaber, Church Street, Glan Conwy, LL28 5NB Tel: 01492 580214 Category: British Opening hours: 7.30am-3.30pm Tuesday-Friday, 8am-2pm Saturday, noon-3pm Sundays They say good things come in little packages and this is true of Panini’s. Only seating 16 at a squeeze (outside seating for sunny days) Panini’s offers true home-cooking – everything from breakfasts to three-course lunches all home-made and served up in Kevin’s inimitable style at prices which will make you think you’ve travelled back in time. Oh, and their home-made bara brith is irresistible.

OSCARS Chester Road, Rossett, Wrexham, LL12 0DE Tel: 01244 571000 Category: Modern British Opening hours: 7am-9pm Monday-Friday, 7am-10pm Saturday, 8am-9pm Sunday Located in the grounds of Rossett Hall Hotel, a gorgeous Georgian house not too far from the Chester border. The dinning room’s decor is modern, spacious and elegant, while the menu is extensive. Choose anything from Welsh shepherds pie to braised beef Bourgignon.

Glan Conwy, LL28 5TH Tel: 01492 573073 Category: Traditional Opening hours: 10.30am-4.30pm daily You wouldn’t expect to find such high quality food in a garden centre, but for one of the best Sunday lunches around Planters is well worth a visit.

Penrhyn Bay

Lunches 12 - 2pm Bar Meals Chef’s Specials 2 Course Lunches Sunday 3 Course Lunch Evening 7 - 9pm Wednesday to Saturday Evening Meals A La Carte 3 Course £10.50

Undoubtedly one of the finest buildings in Wales, who’s stunning interiors include; magnificent entrance hall, lofty vaulted ceiling and galleried oak staircase. Each of the bedrooms are individually decorated and provide every comfort for a good night’s rest. With the finest cuisine served in the restaurant, guests can sample life in the grand manner. Palé is an ideal setting for wedding ceremonies, receptions, conferences and house parties. Open to non-residents for morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

Palé Estate, Llandderfel, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7PS. Email: enquiries@palehall.co.uk Website: www.palehall.co.uk Tel: 01678 530285

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PENRHYN OLD HALL

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High Street, Bangor LL57 1YH Tel: 01248 360248 Category: Mediterranean Opening times: 10am-2.30pm and 6.30pm-late Monday-Saturday Enter the purgatory of food indecision at Papillon, where diners are faced with a Bohemian, arty cafe downstairs, serving authentic Spanish tapas, or a classy sophisticated a la carte restaurant one floor up.

PASSAGE TO INDIA Lombard Street, Porthmadog, LL49 9AP Tel: 01766 512144 Category: Indian Opening hours: 5pm-11pm daily Okay, so we know that chicken tikka massala has as much to do with India as Buckingham Palace, but Passage To India remains an award-winning restaurant with a reputation for using the finest ingredients and generous portions of meat. This is where you go if you want to taste curry like the Indians do.

PAYSANNE RESTAURANT Station Road, Deganwy, Conwy, LL31 9EJ Tel: 01492 582079 Category: French Opening hours: 7pm onwards Tuesday-Friday, 6pm onwards Saturday A chic little restaurant that has been specialising in country-style French cuisine for almost two decades. Très bien.

PEAKS RESTAURANT/BWYT’R COPA High Street, Llanberis LL55 4SU Tel: 01286 872777 Category: British with a Welsh influence Opening hours: evenings 7pm onwards, Sunday lunch 12.30pm, bookings only


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deserved reputation for the standard of its cuisine. Stylishly designed, it comes highly recommended and offers a full a la carte menu as well as bar snacks and a Sunday carvery. Booking advisable.

PLAS YN DRE High Street, Bala, LL23 7LU Tel: 01678 521256 Category: British Opening hours: 11.30am-2.30pm and 5.30pm-8.30pm daily. If today’s lunch consisted of a supermarket butty and instant coffee, then shame on you. For something nutritious and seriously delicious, head to the Plas Yn Dre, where the Welsh dishes are divine.

This is a restaurant where you can be sure of a good meal. Food is locally sourced wherever possible. It popularity is deserved.

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Church Street, Holt, Wrexham, LL13 9JP Tel: 01829 270411 Category: Gastro pub Opening hours: noon-3pm Wednesday-Saturday and 6-9pm Thursday-Saturday This local pub does a fine job of serving up a great selection of beers but it also has a growing reputation for dishing out wholesome meals.

High Street, Criccieth LL52 0HB Tel: 01766 522512 Category: British Opening hours: from 6pm daily and Sunday lunch noon-1.45pm The cosy, smart restaurant comfortably seats 50 people and the varied menu features international cuisine made with fresh ingredients. The three course set menu changes weekly while the a la carte changes seasonally. Vegetarian dishes and desserts are specialities of the chef and there’s a children’s menu which features home made breaded breast of chicken and pork and apple burgers.

PENBRYN BACH RESTAURANT Penbryn Bach, Uwch Mynydd, Pwllheli, LL53 8BY Tel: 01758 760216 Category: Seafood and meat dishes Opening hours: 7pm-9.30pm Friday, 6.30pm-9.30pm Saturday. Every evening during summer. Booking essential. A cute restaurant offering local fresh fish, vegetarian and meat dishes as well as a generous selection of wines and bottled beers. Always receives rave reviews from seafood fiends.

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PEN-Y-BRYN Wentworth Avenue, Colwyn Heights, LL29 6AL Tel: 01492 533360 Category: Traditional Pub Food Opening Hours: 12pm -9.30pm daily last orders 9pm Sunday If your looking for lovely oak floors, open fires, bookcases and old furniture as well as some of the best food in North Wales you won’t go far wrong here, the menu is altered daily and the choice is excellent. A good selection of vegetarian dishes is always available as well as plenty to satisfy the meat eaters amongst you. Very highly recommended.

PLOUGH INN Ruthin Road, Llandegla, Denbighshire, LL11 3AB Tel: 01978 790672 Category: British Opening hours: noon-9.30pm daily The Plough Inn has become a popular haunt for hungry locals with a taste for traditional decor and seasonal specials. The food flits between British favourites and modern European dishes with oriental touches. Mains range from play safe options such as battered fish to pan-fried calves’ liver with bacon.

PIAZZA RESTAURANT High Street, Rhyl, LL18 1ES Tel: 01745 330145 Category: British Opening hours: 9am-5.30pm daily Want some food fun but feel curbed by the extortionate prices of some restaurants? Being cheap doesn’t mean it can’t be cheerful. I mean look at the Piazza – an upbeat restaurant that serves home cooked sausage, eggs and beans or a plate of burger and chips for less than the price of a service station sandwich. Can’t be bad.

PILI PALAS Gaol Street, Pwllheli, LL53 5RG Tel: 01758 612248 Category: British Opening hours: 10am-3pm and Mon-Sat 6.30-9pm Friday-Saturday

Quit cooing over Magnolia cup cakes or Berkley’s designer buns. This fabulous little place serves homemade cakes during the day before transforming itself into a posh bijou bistro at night. And if that isn’t catering for all tastes, I really don’t know what is!

PLAS BODEGROES Bodegroes, Efailnewydd, Pwllheli, LL53 5TH Tel: 01758 612363 Category: Modern British Opening hours: 7pm onwards Tuesday-Saturday, lunch on Sundays, closed Sunday evenings and Mondays Beautifully laid-out tables and a sleek,

sophisticated ambience makes this a top choice for special occasions. They take their food seriously here and their fine reputation is based on their modern interpretation of traditional Welsh dishes. No wonder they’ve won an enviable Michelin star. This is perfection in a place.

PLAS MAENAN Maenan, Conwy Valley LL26 0YR Tel: 01492 660232 Category: hotel restaurant Opening hours: 12.30-2.30pm and 7-8.30pm last orders Tuesday-Friday This 5-star country house hotel has a well

Minffordd, Penrhyndeudraeth, LL48 6ET Tel: 01766-770228 Category: Hotel Restaurant Opening hours:12.30-2pm and 6.30pm-9pm daily Clough Williams-Ellis built the Hotel Portmeirion’s dining room in 1931 as a curvilinear extension to the main hotel. Boasting exquisite views over the estuary as well as the finest Welsh fare, it’s little wonder that international stars dine at this award-winning restaurant. The fixed price menu changes daily according to the season with at least six starters and eight main courses to choose from with vegetarian options at each course. The Good Food Guide recommends the wine list.

THE PRESS ROOM Rosehill Street, Conwy LL32 8LD Tel: 01492 592242 Category: Restaurant/Cafe Opening hours: Monday -Tuesday 10.30am-5pm; Wednesday and Thursday 10.30am-5pm; Friday and Saturday 10.30am-8pm; Sunday 10.30am-5pm. The Press Room is a friendly and relaxing contemporary cafe restaurant with a varied menu put together using fresh locally sourced produce wherever possible. With plenty of choice for all tastes, The Press Room is a hidden gem not to be missed.

PROSPERITY High Street, Rhuddlan LL18 2UA Tel: 01745 592022 Category: Oriental Opening hours: noon-2pm and 5.30-11pm Monday-Saturday, 5.30pm-10.30pm Sunday Some pairings work better than you’d expect.... think Charles and Camilla or Demi and Ashton. Chinese-Thai fusion? Yep, that works, too. This restaurant offers a good range of classic and unusual banquets.

PIZZA HUT

Who says dining out has to be expensive.....?! SPECIAL OFFERS

Early Bird Menu £8.95 - 2 courses - Mon to Fri 5pm - 7pm Senior Citizens Menu £6.95 - 2 courses - Mon to Fri 12pm - 5pm

SUNDAY CARVERY @ just £8.95 -

served every Sunday We serve good home-cooked food from 12-9.30pm, 7 days a week in a comfortable traditional pub setting with good, friendly & efficient service. Children are welcome, Childrens menu & play area We can cater for special occasions:- small weddings, christenings, parties & funerals

THE PLOUGH INN • RUTHIN RD • LLANDEGLA WREXHAM LL11 3AB www.plough-llandegla.co.uk 01978 790672

Ffordd Maelgwyn, Llandudno Junction, LL31 9XX Tel: 01492 584499 Category: Pizzeria Opening hours: 11.30am-10pm Sunday-Thursday, 11.30am-11pm Friday and Saturday Okay, the gastro snobs among you can stop hyperventilating – we’re not forcing you to go and gorge on fast food. But once you remove your prejudice against brightly-lit, kid-infested chain restaurants, you can’t deny Pizza Hut makes some of the best bases around.

PLASSEY SHIPPON (THE) The Plassey, Eyton, Wrexham, LL13 0SP Tel: 01978 780905 Category: British Opening hours: noon-2.30pm and 6.30pm-late Tuesday-Saturday, noon-6.30pm Sunday, closed Monday The Plassey Restaurant is situated in a beautifully-converted former shippon within an ivy-clad craft centre, and retains a wealth of original Edwardian features from its time as a working farm. The restaurant has an enviable reputation for its stunning array of home-produced British and Mediterranean dishes made from locally sourced ingredients – with its puddings a particular treat.


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Q THE QUAY Deganwy, Conwy LL31 9DJ Tel: 01492 564100 Category: hotel restaurant Opening hours: lunch served noon-3pm, dinner 6-10pm This hotel and spa offers truly gourmet cuisine in its ultra chic restaurant. Try roasted scallops and curried cauliflower with pancetta

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Newry Street, Holyhead, LL65 1HP Tel: 01407 760333 Category: Indian Opening hours: 5.30-11pm daily A traditional Indian restaurant that proves popular with all who worship at the curry shrine.

RED ROSE RESTAURANT Regent Street, Llangollen, LL20 8HS Tel: 01978 861877 Category: Indian Opening hours: 5.30pm-midnight daily.

crisps for a starter, followed by tournedos of tuna rosti and wild mushroom polenta with a nicoise dressing, or stilton and porter pithiver with caramelised onions, and finish it off with a white chocolate panna cotta...you’ll think you’ve passed away into food heaven. And if it’s all too much to even contemplate the drive home, you could always book into one of the hotel’s 74 rooms and suites, all beautifully appointed.

Nostalgic types will simply love this new-style curry house with its modern decor, accommodating staff and traditional dishes. There are various special offers available at different times, including a free bottle or glass of wine for on-line bookings. For a special treat, tuck in to the delicious Sunday and Monday buffets.

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www.rhiwafallen.co.uk Rhiwafallen Restaurant with Rooms Llandwrog, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL54 5SW 01286 830172

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RHOS HARBOUR BISTRO Marine Drive, Rhos Promenade, Rhos-on-Sea, LL28 4NG Tel: 01492 543306 Category: Seafood/Welsh Opening hours: evening menu served 7-9.30pm daily During the day Rhos Harbour bistro serves good wholesome home-cooking; in the evening it transforms itself into a bistro of repute with all home-made gluten free dishes served in generous portions. Seafood features heavily, as do steaks and grills - and home-made chips are a speciality of the house. the chef here makes sure local produce features as far as possible. Queen Street, Rhyl, LL18 1SB Tel: 01745 353047 Category: Traditional family restaurant Opening hours: 11am-6pm daily during high season. Rita’s may not be a newcomer to the ever-expanding North Wales dining scene but it remains popular with tourists thanks to its traditional British tucker, contemporary décor and low-priced menu.

A three course Sunday lunch is also available between 12.30pm and 2pm.

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Rhos Promenade, Rhos on Sea LL28 4NG Tel: 01492 548185 Category: British Opening hours: food served noon-2.30pm and 5.30pm-9pm, pub open 11am-11pm daily. In an age where there are so many choices and so little time, why not wind down in a former monastery? Certainly not run-of-the-mill. Forget monks and brothers, here we’re talking hand-crafted tiles, oak beams and a specials board that changes on a daily basis. Try the local delicacy of Conwy plaice. It’s delicious!

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Dinner at Rhiwafallen takes the form of a seasonally changing three course fixed price menu served from 7pm Tuesday to Saturday. Enjoy food in our new conservatory, with panoramic sea views, and choose to stay over the night in one of our sumptuously furnished suites.

RHIWAFALLEN RESTAURANT WITH ROOMS Llandwrog, Caernarfon LL54 5SW Tel: 01286 830172 Category: British Opening hours: From 7pm Tues-Sat, 12.30pm -2pm Sunday This intimate restaurant has fine views overlooking the countryside towards the sea and spectacular sunsets enjoyed on a regular basis. The food takes its influence from the top quality produce available locally prepared in a global way that shows their varied experience.

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RIVER DRAGON (THE) Bridge Street, Llangollen, LL20 8PF Tel: 01978 869386 Category: Chinese Opening hours: 5pm-11pm weekdays, 5pm-11.30pm Friday and Saturday, 5pm-10pm Sunday. According to a survey, Chinese food is fast becoming our favourite cuisine. Thanks to the subtle spices and various health benefits of oriental cooking, more and more of us are trying Cantonese dishes. And where better place

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to start than The River Dragon, with its gimmick-free menu and down-to-earth décor? It’s where to go when you want some honest-to-goodness noodles.

RIVER GARDEN Caernarfon Road, Beddgelert, LL55 4UY Tel: 01766 890551 Category: British Opening hours: 8am-7.30/9pm daily, low season hours can vary – check first. Some of the region’s hippest foodies are now swapping their regular hangouts for the quaint setting of The River Garden. Overlooking the picturesque River Colwyn, this recommended hideaway serves everything from high tea to lamb supper. The food can’t be faulted and the ambiance is pretty special too. Certainly one to mark in your ‘must-go’ list.

ROMEOS Lloyd Street, Llandudno, LL30 2UU Tel: 01492 877777 Category: Italian Opening hours:5.30pm-late daily A warm, unpretentious, family run restaurant that offers a simple menu of familiar Italian cuisine including some of the most delicious pasta dishes you’ll ever try. You’ll also love the authentic Italian memorabilia that graces the exposed brickwork.

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ROYAL SHIP HOTEL Dolgellau, LL40 1AR Tel: 01341 422209 Category: British/Contemporary Opening hours: Noon-9.30pm daily The Royal Ship Hotel is an early 19th century Coaching Inn, in the heart of the old Market Town of Dolgellau serving restaurant meals and bar meals using locally sourced produce.

Dale Street, Menai Bridge, LL59 5AW Tel: 01248 714999 Category: Modern British Opening hours: noon-2pm and 6pm-10pm Monday- Friday, 5.30pm-10pm Saturday, noon-2.30pm Sunday

Fashionable venues come and go but the Ruby Menai still reigns supreme in the style stakes. It attracts everyone from passing tourists to local professionals. In short, it’s one of the places to be seen in. The decor is modern, the food is fabulous and the service is second to none.

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ROYAL SPORTSMAN HOTEL

Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 2NU Tel: 01824 702664 Category: British Opening hours: noon-2pm & 7pm-9.30pm (Sat 10pm) If you’re looking for opulent surroundings and excellent food look no further than here, recently awarded 2 AA Rosettes for their outstanding food and food service, definitely worth a visit.

High Street, Porthmadog, LL49 9HB Tel: 01766 512 015 Category: Classic Opening hours: noon-2.30pn and 6pm-9pm daily Whatever you want – be it an intimate rendezvous or a raucous family get-together, the Royal Sportsman hits the right spot. The food, all locally sourced, has heavy Italian and Welsh influences with dishes such as Tagliatelle and black beef fillet steak on offer. Also bake all their own bread and have home-made pates.

ROZIS Foryd Road, Kinmel Bay, Rhyl, LL18 5LS Tel: 01745 337755 Category: Indian Opening hours: 5.30-11pm daily Rozis offers a relaxing atmosphere and authentic Indian cuisine without the superficiality or premium prices of some nouveau curry houses. A jolly good bet when only a rip-roaring spicy dish will do.

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castell rhuthun Ruthin, Denbighshire, North Wales LL15 2NU www.ruthincastle.co.uk Tel: +44 (0)1824 702664

Something a little different from the Norm.... Enjoy traditional and contemporary dishes using the freshness of Welsh local and organic produce.

Enquiries for our Gourmet Packages & Table Reservations The Royal Ship Hotel Queens Square, Dolgellau 01341 422209 www.royalshiphotel.co.uk

Set close in the centre of Menai Bridge, Ruby Restaurant offers the opportunity for you to enjoy a wonderful range of delicious cuisine, whether for a casual lunch, romantic dinner for two, celebration with family and friends or a works party We pride ourselves on being creative and like to offer avariety of tastes from around the world giving you the opportuniity to try something a little different from the norm.

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Church Street, Beaumaris, LL58 8AB Tel: 01248 811314 Category: Gastro pub Opening times: 11.30am-2pm and 6pm-9pm daily, until 9.30pm on a Saturday. The pub lunch has become fashion’s latest fetish. I mean, what could be better than a pint and some down-to-earth nosh with mates? Sometimes, one just fancies a plate of decent wholesome food – and if you want general bonhomie and lively conversations too, then this is the place.

SANDY’S BISTRO High Street, Rhosneigr, LL64 5UQ Tel: 01407 811103


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ST GEORGES HOTEL The Promenade, Llandudno, LL30 2LG Tel: 01492 877544 Category: Hotel Restaurant Opening hours: 6pm-9pm daily With AA Rosette Winning Cuisine, the dining experience at St Georges Hotel should not be missed. with spectacular coastal views and a great reputation for excellent food and interesting wines.

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Category: British Opening hours: All day, every day Cosy venue serving imaginative meals with British, European and even Eastern influences. The nearby beaches mean it’s popular with tourists and watersport enthusiasts alike.

SARACENS HEAD A5, Cerrigydrudion, Corwen LL21 9SY Tel: 01490 420327 Category: British/Welsh Opening hours: noon-8pm Monday-Saturday, noon-9pm Friday and weekends In this guesthouse restaurant you will experience a warm welcome, complemented by professional service and a wide range of traditional dishes. The ever-changing specials board is definitely worth a second look, you’ll find a whole range to suit all tastes, with meats

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Wednesdays Curry Night £6.99 for Curry + Free bottle of Cobra Please call for Opening Times Full Restaurant Menu, bar meals and snacks. Coffees, cappucinos, espressos, lattés and americanos. Speciality teas and cream teas. Families welcome, childrens menu available Car parking at the rear

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SEA HORSE (THE) Church Walks, Llandudno, LL30 2HD Tel: 01492 875315 Category: Seafood/meat Opening hours: 5.30pm-midnight Tuesday-Saturday The dinner party season is looming, so where better to find respite from the drudgery of domestic entertaining than a fairly well priced, home-to-home zone like The Sea Horse? This award-winning place is not only synonymous with good food and congenial service but its decor oozes Victoriana chic. Dishes on offer include everything from fresh pasta to sea bass.

SEA VIEW (THE) Beach Road, Benllech, Tyn y Gongl, LL74 8QE Tel: 01248 853406 Category: British Opening hours: Open throughout the year, but times vary according to the season. Best to check first. If you had any doubt about the passing of the carbohydrate-banning Atkins Diet fad, visit this quaint cottage-inspired dining room to find a posse of women tucking into a delicious variety of pastries, potatoes and all things carb-based.

SHAER KHAN Church Street, Holt, Wrexham, LL13 8LS Tel: 01978 291212 Category: Indian Opening hours: 5pm-11.30pm Despite serving all the usual delights of the sub-continent this place shouldn’t be mistaken with the Shere Khan – a super stylish chain of curry houses owned by the millionaire Nighat Awan or indeed a character from Jungle Book. But forget all that while you enjoy a good hot curry and a slab of naan bread .

SHIP (THE) Llandudno Road, Rhos on Sea LL28 4TR Tel: 01492 540198 Category: British Opening hours: noon-2.20pm Monday-Friday, noon-2.30pm and 5-8.30pm Saturday, noon - 7.30pm Sunday Not so long ago bar meals were considered to be the poor relation of restaurant tucker. But at The Ship, getting together over a roast and a good bottle of wine (or maybe two) with possibly the children in tow has become the thing to do. Here bar meals are de rigueur, pleasing locals and visitors alike. You can’t beat it for some honest-to-goodness home cooking.

SIDINGS RESTAURANT James Pringle Weavers, Llanfairpwll Station, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, LL61 5UJ Tel: 01248 713101 Category: British Opening hours: 9am-5.30pm daily We all know about the tongue twister of a name

SILVER FOUNTAIN INN Betws-y-Coed, Tel: 01690 710456 Category: Opening hours: This place can be quite difficult to find but worth looking for, the food is really good and reasonably priced.

– but did you realise that great British club, the Women’s Institute, was founded in Llanfairpwll too? And here’s another interesting fact – Sidings Restaurant serves some of the most delicious, no-nonsense fare in the village.

SLEEPY PANDA RESTAURANT Farndon Street, Wrexham, LL13 8DE Tel: 01978 310700 Category: Chinese Opening hours: 5.30m-11.30pm daily This is the perfect place for people who savour their oriental food. To say that the choice is extensive, bewildering even, would be rather an understatement. But just dive into the menu and you’ll find old favourites and something new too.

SMITHY ARMS Holywell Road, Rhuallt, St Asaph, LL17 0TR Tel: 01745 582298 Category: British Opening hours: Food served noon-2.30pm and 5.30pm-9pm weekdays, noon-9pm weekends This charming pub boasts of character, traditional fare and a warm welcome – a popular haunt for couples and families alike.

SOPNA TANDOORI RESTAURANT Felin Wen, Rhosbodrual, Caernarfon, LL55 2BB Tel: 01286 675222 Category: Indian Opening hours: 5.30pm-11pm daily Sundays 12pm-11pm


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ST TUDNO HOTEL AND TERRACE RESTAURANT North Promenade, Llandudno Tel: 01492 874411 Category: Modern British Opening hours: Daily: 12.30pm-1.45pm and 7pm-9.15pm. Closes at 9pm on Sundays Without doubt one of the most delightful small hotels to be found on the coast of Britain, St Tudno Hotel and Terrace Restaurant, a former winner of the Johansens Hotel of the Year Award for Excellence, offers a very special experience. The hotel has been elegantly and lovingly furnished with meticulous attention to detail and provides a particularly warm welcome generated by the Bland family over the past 35 years. The 2AA Rosette award-winning, air-conditioned Terrace Restaurant is regarded as one of Wales’ leading restaurants. No wonder this award-winning establishment has become one of North Wales’ culinary hotspots.

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Fans of Indian cuisine will appreciate the rich, deep colours and flavours of their curries and the attentiveness of the staff. Oh, and the pretty reasonable prices mean that you’ll keep on

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SPICE OF INDIA Abergele Road, Bodelwyddan LL18 5SR Tel: 01745 827355 Category: Indian Opening hours: 4.30-11pm daily A recommended restaurant long sought out by lovers of Indian food. This is a favourite among those who like a little spice in their lives. The menu features a whole cornucopia of authentic delights as well as the usual westernised curries.

SPINNAKER RESTAURANT Station Approach, Betws y Coed, LL24 0AE Tel: 01690 710626 Category: British Opening hours: 10am-5pm daily

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Traditional Real Ales Quality Freshly Cooked Bar Food Menu Beer Garden To Rear Children Welcome Food Served: Mon - Sat 12 - 3pm and 6 - 9pm Traditional Sunday Lunch and Bar Meals 12 - 8pm

“CAMRA” Listed

SPIRIT Conwy Road, Llandudno Junction, LL31 9NE Tel: 01492 581259 Category: Pub grub Opening hours: noon-9pm daily. For fuss-free food look no further. From toddlers to teenagers and dads to grandads, this hotel and restaurant venue has something for all – from steak and ale pie to salad. Two meals cost just £10 during the week.

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St. Tudno Hotel Terrace Restaurant

S WAN S QUARE , L LANFAIR , TALHAIARN , A BERGELE , C ONWY, LL22 8RY. Telephone: 01745 720233

Warm and Friendly Country Pub

Amid the numerous inns, bed-and-breakfasts and shops specialising in outdoor clothing in this picturesque town, you’ll find the Spinnaker Restaurant – a cute little bistro serving traditional British fare. Delicious!

St Tudno prides itself in offering the best in decor, food and service. If you have not done so already why not come for Sunday Lunch or a Bar Lunch during the week. (Front patio area is now open for lunch and tea, weather permitting) Our Terrace Restaurant is also open for lunch and dinner every day Traditional Afternoon Tea is served 2.30 - 5.30pm We can help with parking - please ask For more details and reservations please call Tel: 01492 874411 Promenade, Llandudno, LL30 2LP Visit Wales Gold Email: sttudnohotel@btinternet.com Award www.st-tudno.co.uk

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Penmaenmawr Road, Llanfairfechan, LL33 0PA Tel: 01248 680647 Category: British Opening hours: noon-2pm except Monday; evenings 6-11pm. Provides a safe haven for those who, for too long, may have found themselves adrift in a sea of variable restaurants. The decor here is vibrant yet traditional while the menu suits all pockets. For instance, a value for money option is available from Tuesday to Friday lunchtimes and includes homemade lasagne, steak pie, gammon, omelette, or plaice goujons.

STONES BISTRO Hole In The Wall Street, Caernarfon, LL55 1RF Tel: 01286 671152 Category: Mediterranean Opening hours: 6-10pm Tuesday-Saturday This bijou bistro successfully balances the laid-back ambience of a relaxing holiday in the Med with the traditionalism of Wales. The wholesome dishes are injected with an acceptable shot of exoticism and the decor is both warm and inviting. It’s definitely a crowd pleaser.

SULLIVANS High Street, Rhosneigr, Anglesey Tel: 01407 811111 Category: British Opening hours: 10am-5pm Wednesday -Sunday, evenings 6-9pm (6-9.30pm Friday and Saturday) If you wish to dine off fine Welsh black beef and Welsh lamb, local fish, chicken and fresh vegetables all home-cooked, this is the place for you. Diverse though Sullivans undoubtedly is, it’s the food that people come here for. With everything from a full Welsh breakfast to monkfish with linguini for dinner or a home-made Welsh Black steakburger for lunch, you won’t be disappointed.

SWAN INN Pontfadog, Llangollen, LL20 7AR Tel: 01691 718273 Category: traditional pub food Opening hours: 6.30pm-9pm weekdays closed on Monday and Tuesday and 12.30pm-3pm Sunday Why does everyone love pie? Is it the warm, comforting filling? The crust? Whatever the secret combination, there’s a reason why this instant gratifier destroys diets. But who cares because Friday is pie night at the Swan Inn. Then, there’s curry night on a Thursday and a celebration of all things fishy on Wednesday. This 18th Century inn attracts a crowd and its’s features in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.


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Beach Road, Morfa Bychan, Porthmadog, LL49 9YA Tel: 01766 514917 Category: Gastro pub Opening hours: noon-midnight daily in high season. Transformed from a traditional pub into one of Morfa Bychan’s most popular gastro stops. It features a traditional menu, alfresco dining and an extensive beer list. The dining area is cosy and intimate.

TAFARN Y PLU Llanystumdwy LL52 0SH Tel: 01766 523276 Category: Gastro pub Opening hours: 6- 8.30pm daily Enjoy a traditional warm Welsh welcome in this Grade II-listed inn that stands directly opposite David Lloyd George’s boyhood home. Select a meal from their extensive menu as you sip your choice from their award-winning range of Welsh real ales, wines and spirits.

TAFARN Y RHOS Rhostrehwfa, Llangefni, Anglesey LL77 7YW Tel: 01248 724404 Category: pub food Opening hours: noon-3pm and 4.30-9pm Monday Saturday, noon-6pm Sunday There’s plenty to tempt you here at this former dairy. Everything is home cooked from locally sourced produce. Fish, gammon, lambs, steaks and salads are all served daily in the bar area and on a Sunday the upstairs function room transforms into a carvery.

TAFARN Y GORS Pentre Berw, Gaerwen, Anglesey Tel: 01248 421725 Category: pub restaurant Opening hours: Wednesday - Saturday noon-2pm and 6-9pm; Sunday noon-2.30pm and 6-8.30pm. During the day this attractive pub serves a variety of snacks from sandwiches and baguettes to jacket potatoes. In the evening the restaurant menu includes a full range of dishes from steaks and gammons to fish and pies - all home made, including the chips, and most produce is locally sourced.

TAL Y CAFN Conwy Valley LL28 8LD Tel: 01492 650203 Category: British Opening hours: Monday-Friday noon-2.30pm and 6-9pm, Saturdays noon-9pm, Sundays noon-8pm

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THE THREE PIGEONS INN Graigfechan, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 2EU Tel: 01824 703178 Category: Pub restaurant Opening times: Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm & 6pm-9pm, Sat noon-3pm & 6pm-9pm, Sun noon-3.30pm Situated in very quiet and peaceful spot surrounded by beautiful countryside this 17th century inn boasts a wide range of traditional and keg beers, while the restaurant, which is run by an award-winning chef, offers meals and snacks to suit all tastes How does salmon and poached egg risotto with hollandaise sauce tempt you? Or maybe your palate prefers a more traditional rump of Welsh lamb, a grill, a steak or one of the home made mouth-watering pies from the menu here. There is something to suit most tastes, but fish fiends will surely be pleased with the ferryman’s platter which is a speciality, along with good old haddock and chips. Try some of the guest ales too, to wash it down.

TALENT HOUSE Bryn Y Don, Benllech, Tyn y Gongl, LL74 8TG Tel: 01248 853889 Category: Chinese Opening hours: 5-11pm daily Chinese cuisine that’s cooked to your taste using only the finest ingredients. Although the menu might sound familiar, you’ll spot dishes you’ve never heard of on it. The food here is absolutely wonderful, the standard you expect only to find in a major city.

Llanddeiniolen, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 3AE Tel: 01248 670489 Category: Hotel restaurant Opening times: noon-2.30pm & 6.30pm-9pm Daily. Afternoon teas and funeral teas also available Martin and his team of talented chefs take great care and pride in the dishes that leave the kitchen, where they rely on fresh local ingredients. Meat from local farmers and butchers, freshly caught local fish, and in the summer vegetables and herbs straight from the garden. Christmas party menus are now available.

James and Amelia wish you a warm welcome to the Three Pigeons Inn. Our Pub and Restaurant is situated on the B5429 about 3 miles from the Ancient market town of Ruthin, in the picturesque village of Graigfechan. The Three Pigeons Inn is an ancient drovers tavern and retains many original features – log fires, oak beams and a warm traditional ambience. We support local suppliers and source ciders, real ales and food produce from the local area. Our delicious home made food is cooked fresh to order by our excellent chefs, Paul and Phil. Food can be accompanied by our extensive range of superb real ales, lagers, ciders and quality wines. Our beautiful restaurant tables were designed and made for us using local ash and oak by local craftsmen. We have full wheelchair access throughout the bar and restaurant areas. We have an extensive beer terrace overlooking the beautiful Vale of Clwyd, with covered areas for the comfort of our smoking clientele. We can also offer camping facilities with a shower and toilet.

Opening Hours Pub Mon - Fri 12:00noon - 3:00pm, 6:00pm - 11:00pm Sat 12:00noon - 11:00pm Sun 11:00am - 10:30pm Restaurant/Food Mon - Fri 12:00noon - 2:30pm Mon - Fri 6:00pm - 9:00pm Sat - 12:00noon - 3.00pm and 6:00pm - 9:00pm Sun 12:00noon - 3:00pm

Food also served in Bar and Lounge at busy periods

Contact Details Graigfechan Ruthin Denbighshire 01824 703178

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London Road, Holyhead, LL65 2NE Tel: 01407 764622 Category: Indian Opening hours: 5.30-11.30pm Sunday-Thursday, 5.30pm-midnight Friday-Saturday Authentic. Indian cooking at its best.

THE FORUM TEA ROOM AND RESTAURANT High Street, Denbigh LL16 3HY Tel: 01745 813449 Category: British Opening hours: 9.30am-8.30pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9.30am-9.30pm Friday and Saturday, 11am-4pm Sunday, closed Monday evenings During the day you can enjoy a range of sandwiches or lunches from the specials board, but in the evening it’s a gastronome’s delight. Steaks, fish, duck, vegetables - all the traditional fare is found here on the a la carte and table d’hote menus. Try the Sunday roast - two or three courses at set prices. Scrummie.

TIFFIN High Street, Criccieth, LL52 0EY Tel: 01766 522165 Category: British Opening hours: 11am-9pm every day except Tuesday. A buzzing bistro just a stone’s throw from the beach. It’s decked out with wood and candles. So, while the epicureans rave about the wholesome dishes, glitzy types just love the rustic chic surroundings. And the food, of course... they still enjoy good food!

TIR A MOR Mona Terrace, Criccieth, LL52 0HG Tel: 01766 523084 Category: British/Mediterranean Opening hours: 6-9.30pm Tuesday-Saturday. Closed Sundays and Mondays except bank holidays. Locals simply adore this easy-going little bistro with its delicious dishes, unfussy decor and home-baked bread.

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West Promenade, Rhos on Sea LL28 4BU Tel: 01492 532726 Category: Pub/Restaurant Opening hours: noon-2pm and 6-9pm Monday-Friday, noon-2.30pm & 6pm-9.30pm Saturday, noon-6pm Sunday The Toad is one of the most popular pubs in the Colwyn area, situated on the Promenade at Rhos on Sea with stunning views out to sea and a relaxing outdoor seating area. Food is of the

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The Roe, St Asaph LL17 0HY Tel: 01745 584 957 The Cellars Category: Modern British Opening hours: Wed-Sat 6pm-10.30pm This restaurant specialises in serving the very best up-market Welsh produce all created and produced by a team of chefs. A warm welcoming atmosphere with friendly staff.

Category: Gastro Pub Opening hours: 11am-9.30pm daily A great family friendly restaurant, with a lovely ambience and varied menu, a specials board changes daily, a great place to sit and enjoy a drink.

Category: Childrens Opening hours: 11am-8pm Formerly Jellybeans, and recently re-furbished this is a great place to take the children they offer a good choice of ‘Kids meals’, as well as providing a fantastic play area and if the grown ups want to eat as well they are welcome to order off the Chestnut Tree menu.

well-cooked and plentiful variety. Service is fast and efficient. Can’t beat it.

Tyddyn Llan is considered to be one of Wales’ finest restaurants, with one of the highest ratings in Wales in the Good Food Guide, and is committed to using only the highest quality seasonal ingredients, many arriving daily from a local network of suppliers. Meat and game come from local estates and the majority of fish direct from the Welsh coastline. Everything, from stock to ice cream, is home-made and the menu will leave you reeling. Try the hotel package of dinner and a bed in one of its charming rooms.

TONY’S Tyn Llwyn Restaurant, Talybont, LL43 2AN Tel: 01341 247421 Category: Italian Opening hours: 6pm-10pm daily A well-loved and much acclaimed Talybont staple since 1985. Popular with those who want something more authentic than your run of the mill, cheap and cheerful pizzeria. And if you haven’t tried it, you’re missing out.

TOPOLINOS Conway Road, Llandudno Junction, LL31 9DU Tel: 01492 585299 Category: Italian Opening hours: 4pm-midnight weekdays, 4pm-1am Friday-Saturday, 4pm-12.30am Sunday No apologies for tucking into a moon-shaped pizza. You can never have too much of a good thing. The Italians, after all, virtually live on the stuff. For a fast taste of la dolce vita Topolinos is well worth a visit. But be advised – this place is more of a take-away than a posh eatery, although you can sit down.

TREARDDUR BAY HOTEL Trearddur Bay, Holyhead LL65 2UN Tel: 01407 860301 Category: British Opening hours: 7-9.30pm daily, Sunday lunch 12.30-2pm Overlooking the beautiful bay of Trearddur with its blue flag beach and low-lying cliffs, this majestic hotel boasts the ideal dining location. The menu is a mix of the traditional and the unusual with flash fried octopus appealing to the more adventurous types. Definitely the place for special occasions.

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Best of Wales Menu Enjoy the Best of Wales at The Talardy We Offer a relaxed style of fine dining. And with this menu the Talardy is showcasing the very best Welsh produce as ingredients in our modern Welsh cooking - all created and produced by our team of chefs. Open Wednesday to Saturday evenings - 6pm to 10.30 pm Call 01745 584957 to book

Llanbedrog, Pwllheli LL53 7NN Tel: 01758 740169 Category: British Opening hours: 6.30-9pm every night in season (from July); lunchtimes and Sundays noon-3pm; out of season closed on Mondays and Tuesdays A relaxed and cosy restaurant in this major country house where you will be as pleased with the surroundings as you are with the food. You could start with grilled Menai oysters served with a white sauce and parmesan or maybe you fancy home made spider crab bisque followed by rib-eye of beef with mushroom stuffed tomatoes and crispy red onion rings served in a red wine and shallot sauce. The menu is extensive with steaks, fish, poultry and vegetarian dishes.

TYDDYN LLAN Llandrillo, Near Corwen, LL21 0ST Tel: 01490 440264 Category: Modern British Opening hours: 7-9pm daily, reservations recommended, and 12.30-2.30pm Friday-Sunday

TY GWYN HOTEL & RESTAURANT Betws y Coed LL24 0SG Tel: 01690 710383 Category: British Opening hours: 6-9pm daily, Sunday lunch noon-2pm An ‘olde worlde’ establishment that offers good food and a comfortable ambience. The menu is varied, with plenty of vegetarian options – from wild mushroom and pine nut stroganoff to mixed vegetable Thai curry. Enough to make the most dedicated meat-eater turn veggie.

TY MAWR Llanddeiniolen, Caernarfon, LL55 3AW Tel: 01248 352791 Category: British Opening hours: noon-7pm Wednesday and Thursday, noon-late Friday and Saturday, noon-7pm Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday until July. Ty Mawr is a family-run guesthouse with a licensed restaurant. The views across Snowdonia are magnificent. Expect traditional tucker.

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Market Square, Tremadog, Porthmadog, LL49 9RB Tel: 01766 512748 Category: traditional pub Opening hours: food served noon-2pm and 5.45-9pm This traditional Welsh pub promises a feast of ‘honest home-cooking’. The sort of food they cook here is just like you’d get at home ... providing you don’t dine off ready meals! It’s well-cooked and nicely presented food, just like mother used to make.

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Like most other purveyors of Asian cuisine, expect attention to detail and a desire to provide a wide range of authentic dishes. It’s popular so that’s good recommendation. Irresistible when nothing but a good curry and a couple of chapatis will do.

VICTORIA HOTEL Telford Road, Menai Bridge LL59 5DR Tel: 01248 712309 Category: British pub grub Opening hours: noon-2.30pm (Sundays noon-3pm); and 6-9pm Two bars offering real ale and a popular restaurant serving excellent cuisine with a frequently changing menu to suit all tastes. Children and vegetarians are well catered for and much of the food is locally sourced. The hotel, with 17 rooms, also has a beer garden overlooking the Menai Strait, and a children’s play area.

VILLAGE BISTRO (THE) Y Maes, Pwllheli, LL53 5HA Tel: 01758 613198 Category: British Opening hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday, also open some Saturday nights – booking is essential; 10am-4pm Sundays This is somewhere you can take the children for breakfast or lunch... a full menu for the little ones is available while you tuck into a tasty selection from the menu which includes jacket potatoes, sandwiches, cakes and pastries. And an added bonus is the transformation The Village

come and have oodLes of fun Formerly Jelly Beans but now re-furbished as oodLes with a super childrens menu where your young ones can have hours of fun on our soft play equipment / ball pool / slides / sandpit / mirror tunnel.

pLus we have a funtastic Party Package for chiLdrens birthdays

VALE OF INDIA

High Street, Prestatyn, LL19 9AS Tel: 01745 855395 Category: Indian Opening hours: 5-11pm daily

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TALARDY HOTEL

contact: 01745 584 957 : info@talardy.co.uk The Roe, St Asaph, J27 on A55


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Bistro makes on occasions. From yummy café to sizzling restaurant in one fell swoop. Mind you, this only takes place on selected Saturday nights. You’ll need to call to discover when the transformation takes place.

VILLA MARINA Segontium Terrace, Caernarfon LL552PN Tel: 01286 677290 Category: Mediterranean Opening hours: 5.30-9pm Monday-Thursday, 5.30-9.30pm Friday and Saturday If you’re fed up with chain restaurants with their identikit decor and lowbrow menu, then you’ll be delighted with the Villa Marina. This award-winning restaurant boasts an eclectic range of Italian dishes using only the freshest produce of the finest quality. Overlooking the River Seiont, a catapult’s slingshot from the former Roman fort, this place simply oozes Milano chic and has got to be worth a visit to relive your summer holidays – and you might find the food even better than you did abroad.

Llanfwrog, Ruthin, Clwyd LL15 2AN Tel: 01824 705107 Category: Hotel restaurant Opening times:noon-2pm & 7pm-8.45pm Tues-Sat Sunday lunches noon-2.30pm Two AA rosettes say a lot about this restaurant even before you sit down to dine. Quality is a key word here where every meal is cooked to order.

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VIRGILIOS RISTORANTE Penrhyn Road, Colwyn Bay, LL29 8LG Tel: 01492 534239 Category: Italian Opening times: 6pm-10pm daily, noon-2pm Thursday and Friday If you fancy a quick trip to Italy simply to get your fill of pizza, pasta or something else with tomatoes and garlic, you can save on the air fare by dropping into Colwyn Bay. Not known as a particularly Italianesque town, there are some gems, like Virgilios Ristorante which will almost convince you you’ve actually made that plane trip. Expect traditional Mediterranean cuisine, well cooked a with a modern presentation and cosy ambience. It’s the sort of place where the staff know regulars by name... and if customers keep coming back, it has to be a recommendation in itself.

WATERS EDGE RESTAURANT The Promenade, Benllech, Tyn y Gongl, LL74 8QE Tel: 01248 852005 Category: European Opening hours: 7-9pm Thursday-Sunday, closed Mondays-Wednesday

The wide-ranging menu is based on the oldfashioned principle of good food cooked well and without pretentiousness. Chefs use fresh, local produce wherever possible to conjure up dishes people come back for. You should find something to suit all tastes here.

WE THREE LOGGERHEADS Ruthin Road, Loggerheads, Mold Tel: 01352 810337

Llanfwrog, Ruthin 01824 705107

superb cuisine

Telephone General Manager David Jones to discuss further

facilities

● 6 refurbed letting rooms with stunning views of the Vale of Clwyd

WHITE LION HOTEL (THE) Cerrigydrudion, Corwen LL21 9SW Tel: 01490 420202 Category: Hotel Restaurant Opening hours: Open for food every day Monday to Sunday 7-9pm, also 12.30-2.30pm Saturday and Sunday If you’re looking for a bit of atmosphere, this 16th century coaching inn that features stone fireplaces, dark oak beams and shining brass work could be the answer. With mouth watering cooking, advance booking is advisable.

WILD ORCHID

off A La Carte Menu with this advert until October 31st 2008

● Conference Room available for up to 40 delegates

Eglwysfach, Machynlleth, SY20 8TA Tel: 01654 781209 Category: Luxury Hotel restaurant Opening hours: 12.30pm-1.30pm, 7pm-9pm. Afternoon tea served 2pm-5pm The restaurants large kitchen garden produces plenty of herbs, asparagus, salads, soft fruit and baby veg. Joan the General Manager, collects samphire and other wild foods, including wood sorrel and wild garlic because the air, soil and water are all so pure. Ynyshir Hall is without doubt, the most superb fine dining restaurant in Wales

Category: Gastro pub Opening hours: noon-9.30pm daily Serving all home-made dishes with local ingredients (the veg comes from Mold, the meat from Flint) it has become a destination eaterie with an extensive menu running to four pages, a daily specials board (when it’s gone, it’s gone) with things like lobster and swordfish and a separate sweets menu, this is the place to go if you’re choosy. It’s won a Punch Food award too. The Shine Award is presented for the overall package – service, standard of food, ambience – what more do you need to recommend it?

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WOODLANDS HALL HOTEL

Station Road, Deganwy LL31 9DF Tel: 01492 583801 Category: Thai Opening hours: noon-2.30pm (except Sunday) and 6pm onwards, closed Tuesdays This smart yet intimate oriental restaurant is popular with those who like variety. Here, chefs all the way from Thailand prepare the food from scratch with some very tasty results. If you thought Thai food was just a variation on Chinese, only spicier, you’re under a misapprehension. Thai food differs from Chinese quite fundamentally, the dishes are prepared using fresh chopped herbs not spices. And although some dishes are hot, many are not. Here at the Wild Orchid, there is something to suit all tastes including vegetarian.

THE WILLOWS RESTAURANT Pen y Stryt, Llandegla, Wrexham LL11 3AG Tel: 01978 790237 Category: British Opening hours: noon-3pm and 6pm-late Wednesday - Friday, noon-late Saturday and Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday Sure a gallery is a great place to gaze intently at art and meet pensive, creative types. But can you stuff yourself with food there? Not unless you want to make an enemy out of that mean looking security guard. That’s why art lovers adore this scenic cottage overlooking lush hills. Not only does it exhibit the work of Welsh artists, but it also serves wholesome tucker made from locally sourced ingredients.

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Clynnogfawr, Caernarfon LL54 5PB Tel: 01286 660785 Category: British Opening hours: noon-11.30pm daily Although the chef at Y Beuno is French the food is definitely local. He can have a sea bass on your plate within hours of it being caught locally. Thursday is the day for fish - his specials board could have freshly caught lobster and spider crab among the dishes. Otherwise it’s Welsh Black beef and organic Welsh lamb from the local farm. As far as possible food is sourced locally and Chef can be spotted among the hedgerows finding fruits for his renowned desserts. You can’t get much fresher than that!

Voted best hotel in Wales for 2008 by Visit Wales!

Cradled in 14 acres of glorious gardens, this luxury hotel and fine dining restaurant is set amongst breathtaking scenery in the secret heart of wales. Voted ‘Best Hotel in Wales’ by Visit Wales for 2008, awarded Notable Wine list and three Rosettes from the AA, Ynyshir continues to be Simply The Best! Please visit our website

www.ynyshirhall.co.uk

and call us to make a reservation

Eglwysfach, Machynlleth Powys 01654 781209


24 Abergele Grill (The)

Market St, Abergele, LL22 7BP Tel: 01745 824208

Aberhod Old Hall

59 Cayley Promenade, Rhos on Sea, Colwyn Bay, LL28 4EP; Tel: 01492 544793

Afon Conwy

Glan Conwy Corner, Colwyn Bay, LL28 5LB Tel: 08701 977162

Alafowlia Bar & Restaurant

Rhyl Rd, Denbigh, LL16 3DS Tel: 01745 814444

The Albert

Madoc St, Llandudno, Ll30 2TW, Tel: 01492 877188

Alfredos Restaurant

Lancaster Sq, Conwy, LL32 8DA Tel: 01492 592381

Amelies

10 High St, Conwy, LL32 8DB Tel: 01492 583142

Anchor Restaurant The

The Quay, Barmouth, LL42 1ET Tel: 01341 281126

Anglesey Arms

Menai Bridge, Anglesey Tel: 01248 712 305

Anise

DAILY POST RESTAURANT GUIDE: A-Z Llandegla, Wrexham; Tel: 01978 790434

Bodwyn Restaurant Trawsfynydd, LL41 4SF Tel: 01766 540331

High St, Harlech, LL46 2YE Tel: 01766 781306

Pentre, Llanrhaeadr, Denbigh, LL16 4NT, Tel: 01745 890230

Llanbedr, LL45 2NH Tel: 01341 241555

Waterfall Rd, Dyserth, Rhyl, LL18 6ET, Tel: 01745 570482

Domellis

Bridge Inn

East

Bodelwyddan; Tel: 01745 585088

Brasserie The

Brookhouse Mill

Mostyn St, Llandudno, LL30 2SW Tel: 01492 877912

68 The Highway, Hawarden, Flintshire Tel: 01244 536353

Empire

Brookhouse, Denbigh, LL16 4RD Tel: 01745 813377

Express Pizzeria

Penrhyn Crescent, Llandudno LL30 1BA Tel: 01492 878101

149 Mostyn Street, Llandudno, LL30 2PE Tel: 01492 871844; 161 High Street, Bangor, LL57 1NU; Tel: 01248 370445

Cae Mor Hotel Caesars

Castle St, Llangollen, LL20 8PN Tel: 01978 860133 27 Castle St, Beaumaris, LL58 8AP Tel: 01248 812990

Awel Yr Aran

Barn Eating House (The) Gaol St, Pwllheli, LL53 5RG Tel: 01758 613800

Beach Restaurant

Candles Restaurant

Captains Table The

Church St, Barmouth, LL42 1EW Tel: 01341 280385

Cardwells

The Square, Corwen, LL21 0DL Tel: 01490 413413

Castell Deudraeth

Portmeirion, Minfordd, LL48 6ET Tel: 01766 770228

Glan y Mor Rd, Penrhyn Bay LL30 3PR Tel: 01492 549297

Castle Hotel

Chester Rd, Gresford, Wrexham Tel: 01978 853214

Castle Square, Harlech, LL46 2YH Tel: 01766 780416

53 High St, Pwllheli, LL53 5RT Tel: 01758 614944

Berwyn, Llangollen; Tel: 01978 860215

Beeches Brewers Fayre

Bella Notte

Bengal Spice

Palace St, Caernarfon, LL55 1RR Tel: 01286 676797

Bengal Palace Tandoori

Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay Tel: 01492 531 683

Berwyn The

Berwyn St, Llandrillo, LL21 0TH, Tel: 01490 440550

Best Western Cross Lanes Hotel Bangor Rd, Marchwiel, LL13 0TF Tel: 01978 780555

Bistro Betws y Coed

Holyhead Road, Betws y Coed, Tel: 01690 710328

St Peters Square, Ruthin Tel: 01829 702479

Castle Restaurant

Chain Bridge Hotel

China Garden

10 Penrhyn Rd, Colwyn Bay, LL29 8LG, Tel: 01492 532635

Chirk Tandoori The

1-2 Station Av, Chirk, LL14 5LU Tel: 01691 772499

The Waen, near St Asaph LL17 0DY Tel: 01745 582190

Fisherman’s Café

3 Castle St, Conwy, LL32 8AY Tel: 01492 593792

Fish Tram Chips

Old Road, Llandudno Tel: 01492 872673

Floating Restaurant

Slate Quay, Caernarfon, LL55 2PB Tel: 01286 672896

Forte’s

Penrhyn Avenue, Rhos On Sea LL28 4NH Tel: 01492 544662

Fresh Café Bar & Grill

Abersoch, Pwllheli, LL53 7DS Tel: 01758 710033

Galeri Caernarfon

Doc Victoria, Caernarfon, LL55 1SQ Tel: 01286 685252

Galley The

Hen Feudy Restaurant

Herbs

162 High St, Bangor, LL57 1NU Tel: 01248 351249

139 Mostyn Street, Llandudno, LL30 2PE Tel: 01492 876585

Honor

9 Castle Sq, Caernarfon, LL55 2NF, Tel: 01286 678788

Jade Garden

1 High St, Bangor, LL57 1DQ Tel: 01248 362189

Glan Aber Hotel

Clayton Arms The

Llanbedrog, Pwllheli, LL53 7UB Tel: 01758 740147

Llandudno; Tel: 01492 877993

Kinmel Arms (The)

The Village, St George, Abergele LL22 9BP Tel: 01745 832207

Lastra Farm Hotel Amlwch, LL68 9TF Tel: 01407 830906

Bistro Rhyl

Hawarden Rd, Hope, Wrexham, LL12 9NW Tel: 01978 762330

Country Spice Restaurant

Courtyard

17 Church St, Beaumaris, LL58 8AB Tel: 01248 810565

Y GEGIN FACH Pool Hill, Caernarfon, LL55 1NP Tel: 01286 672165 Category: British Opening hours: 8.30am-5pm Monday-Saturday May - September; 9am-4pm winter. People in Wales – indeed, people the world over – have what you might call an ambivalent relationship with posh food. Oh, we’re as capable of appreciating the perfect creme brûlé, the most luscious smoked salmon, as the next person. But there are those days when we’d kill for a bacon butty. And that’s where the Gegin Fach comes into its own. A family run bistro that serves all the favourites in a dining room full of rustic charm.

Y SGWAR Market Square, Tremadog, Porthmadog, LL49 9RB Tel: 01766 515451 Category: British Opening hours: noon-2.30pm and 6-9pm daily In line with the current vogue for simple yet sublime local cuisine, this chic little bistro comes

28 High St, Criccieth, LL52 0BT Tel: 01766 522506

Greek Taverna

12-14 Holyhead Rd, Bangor, LL57 2EG Tel: 01248 354991

Groes Inn

Conwy LL32 8TN; Tel: 01492 650545

Gwesty Cymru Hotel &

Peak Brasserie

84-86 High St, Llanberis LL55 4SU, Tel: 01286 872777

Penbryn Bach Restaurant

Penrhyn Bay, LL30 3EE Tel: 01492 549888

Port Dinorwic, Y Felinheli, LL56 4JN Tel: 01248 671788

Le Gallois

Pantyrafon, Penmaenmawr, LL34 6AD Tel: 01492 623820

226 High Street, Prestatyn, LL19 9BP Tel: 01745 856844

Penrhyn Old Hall Plas Yn Dre

23 High St, Bala, LL23 7LU Tel: 01678 521256

Perellis

7 Town Hill, Wrexham, LL13 8NA, Tel: 01978 363333

Piazza Restaurant

24 High St, Rhyl, LL18 1ES Tel: 01745 330145

Pili Palas

Lemon Tree The

2-4 Gaol St, Pwllheli, LL53 5RG, Tel: 01758 612248

Little India

Ffordd Maelgwyn, Tremarl Industrial Estate, Llandudno Junction, LL31 9PN Tel: 01492 584499

Bodfor St, Rhyl, LL18 1AT Tel: 01745 351326

Lle Hari

Meadowsweet Hotel, Station Road ,Llanrwst LL26 0DS Tel: 01492 642111

Lord Newborough The Conway Rd, Dolgarrog, Conwy, LL32 8JX Tel: 01492 660549

Macsen

Good Luck Restaurant

Granvilles

26a Lombard St, Porthmadog, LL49 9AP Tel: 01766 512144

La Voile

Maes Y Neuadd

Country Cooks

Passage To India Ltd

La Dolce Vita

Maenan Abbey

Jubilee Rd, Barmouth, LL42 1LT Tel: 01341 280181

Palé Hall

11 Castle Sq, Caernarfon, LL55 2NF, Tel: 01286 676464

Pizza Hut

Planters (Tal Goed Nursery)

Glan Conwy, LL28 5TH Tel: 01492 573073

Plas Bodegroes

Plassey Shippon The

The Plassey, Eyton, Wrexham, LL13 0SP, Tel: 01978 780905

Ruthin Road, Llandegla, Wrexham, LL11 3AB Tel: 01978 790672

17 New St, Pwllheli, LL53 5HP Tel: 01758 612245

Poachers Restaurant

66 High St, Criccieth, LL52 0HB, Tel: 01766 522512

Portmeirion Hotel

Mediterranean

Minffordd, Penrhyndeudraeth, LL48 6ET Tel: 01766-770228

Moelwyn

3 Rose Hill St, Conwy, LL32 8LD,Tel: 01492 592242

Mulberry Restaurant Bar

High St, Rhuddlan, Rhyl, LL18 2UA,Tel: 01745 592022

153 Mostyn St, Llandudno, LL30 2PE, Tel: 01492 860670

Mona Terr, Criccieth, LL52 0HG, Tel: 01766 522500

into its own. Situated in what was an old bric-a-brac shop, the building has since been revamped and simply oozes Mediterranean charm.

YE OLDE ANCHOR INN Rhos Street, Ruthin Tel: 01824 702813 Category: Gastro Pub Opening hours: noon-2pm and 6-9pm daily A genuine ‘olde worlde’ 18th century inn complete with oak beams, cosy log fires and freshly cooked Welsh fare. The atmosphere here is fairly dark and intimate – traditionalists will love it.

YR HEN FECWS BISTRO Lombard Street, Porthmadog, LL49 9AP Tel: 01766 514625 Category: British Opening hours: 6pm-late Monday-Saturday A very pretty bijou bistro near the picturesque harbour of this old fishing port. Expect exposed beams, rustic floors and home cooked cuisine.

Red Rose

36 Regent St, Llangollen, LL20 8HS Tel: 01978 861877

Press Room The

Prosperity

Benllech, Tyn y Gongl, LL74 8QE Tel: 01248 853406

Holywell Rd, Rhuallt LL17 0TR Tel: 01745 582298

Sopna Tandoori Restaurant

Felin Wen, Rhosbodrual LL55 2BB Tel: 01286 675222

Rhiwafallen restaurant with rooms

Spice Of India

Rhos Fynach

Spinnaker Restaurant

Llandwrog, Caernarfon LL54 5SW Tel: 01286 830172 Rhos Promenade, Rhos on Sea, LL28 4NG Tel: 01492 548185

Rhos on Sea LL28 4NG Tel: 01492 543306

Abergele Rd, Bodelwyddan LL18 5SR Tel: 01745 827355 Betws y Coed, LL24 0AE Tel: 01690 710626

Split Willow

Penmaenmawr Rd, Llanfairfechan, LL33 0PA Tel: 01248 680647

7 Church Walks, Llandudno, LL30 2HD Tel: 01492 875315

St Georges Hotel

52-54 Queen St, Rhyl, LL18 1SB Tel: 01745 353047

St Tudno Hotel and Restaurant,

Ritas

River Dragon The

The Promenade, Llandudno, LL30 2LG Tel: 01492 877544

North Promenade, Llandudno Tel: 01492 874411

13 Bridge St, Llangollen, LL20 8PF Tel: 01978 869386

Stones Bistro

Caernarfon Rd, Beddgelert, LL55 4UY Tel: 01766 890551

Swan Inn

25 Lloyd St, Llandudno, LL30 2UU Tel: 01492 877777

Tafarn Glanaber

River Garden

4 Hole In The Wall St, Caernarfon, LL55 1RF Tel: 01286 671152

Twnti Seafood

Tyddyn Llan

Llandrillo, LL21 0ST Tel: 01490 440264

Ty Gwyn

Betws-y-Coed Tel: 01690 710383

Ty Mawr

Llanddeiniolen, Caernarfon, LL55 3AW Tel: 01248 352791

Ty’n Rhos Country House Llanddeiniolen, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 3AE Tel: 01248 670489

Union Inn

9 Market Sq, Tremadog, LL49 9RB Tel: 01766 512748

Vale Of India

131 High St, Prestatyn, LL19 9AS Tel: 01745 855395

Village Bistro The

Y Maes, Pwllheli, LL53 5HA Tel: 01758 613198

Villa Marina

9, Segontium Terrace, Caernarfon LL552PN Tel: 01286 677290

Virgilios Ristorante

19 Penrhyn Rd, Colwyn Bay, LL29 8LG Tel: 01492 534239

Romeos

Swan Square, Llanfair TH LL22 8RY Tel: 01745 720233

Waterfront The

Royal Ship Hotel

Morfa Bychan, Porthmadog, LL49 9YA Tel: 01766 514917

Water’s Edge Restaurant

Dolgellau, LL40 1AR Tel: 01341 422209

Tafarn Y Plu

131 High Street, Porthmadog, LL49 9HB Tel: 01766 512 015

Tal y Cafn Hotel

Royal Sportsman Hotel

Rozis

156 Foryd Rd, Kinmel Bay LL18 5LS Tel: 01745 337755

Ruby Menai

Dale St, Menai Bridge, LL59 5AW Tel: 01248 714999

Ruthin Castle

Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 2NU Tel: 01824 702664

Sailors Return The

Church St, Beaumaris, LL58 8AB Tel: 01248 811314

Sandy’s Bistro

High St, Rhosneigr, LL64 5UQ Tel: 01407 811103

Semaphore Lodge

Talsarnau, Gwynedd LL47 6YA Tel: 01766 780200

Mariner Bistro

Smithy Arms

Bontnewydd, Caernarfon Tel: 01286 830214

Plough Inn

11 Mostyn Av, Llandudno, LL30 1YS, Tel: 01492 870070

8 Newry St, Holyhead, LL65 1HP Tel: 01407 760333

Rhydyclafdy, Pwllheli, LL53 7YH Tel: 01758 740929

Rajas Bengal Cuisine

Saracen’s Head

Llanrwst LL26 0UL; Tel: 01492 660247

Mamma Rosa

Llanbedrog, Pwllheli, LL53 7NN Tel: 01758 740169

Bodegroes, Efailnewydd, Pwllheli, LL53 5TH Tel: 01758 612363

Plas Dinas

Tel: 01407 860301

Tremfan Hall The

Slip Way The

Richards

Osborne Bar & Grill

Sleepy Panda Restaurant

Farndon St, Wrexham, LL13 8DE Tel: 01978 310700

6 Lancaster Sq, Conwy, LL32 8HT Tel: 01492 572747

Raj

bergele LL22 8PP Tel: 01745 860213

Old Stag The

Uwch Mynydd, Pwllheli, LL53 8BY, Tel: 01758 760216

25 Penrhyn Av, Rhos on Sea, LL28 4PS, Tel: 01492 541145

Deganwy, Conwy LL31 9DJ Tel: 01492 564100

Rhos Harbour Bistro

Pale Estate, Llandderfel, Bala, LL23 7PS Tel: 01678 530285

Kings Head

THE QUAY

Hole in the Wall St, Caernarfon, LL55 1RF Tel: 01286 677322

18 Yorke St, Wrexham, LL13 8LW Tel: 01978 261143

Jamuna Tandoori

Golden Fleece

Coffee Junction

Moelfre, anglesey LL72 8HB Tel: 01248 410919

17 North Parade, Llandudno LL30 2LP Tel: 01492 860330

Moss Hill, Moss, Wrexham, LL11 6ES Tel: 01978 756444

Market Square, Tremadoc Tel: 01766 512421

Rhos Promenade, Rhos on Sea, LL28 4PR, Tel: 01492 544298

Llandudno Junction, LL31 9ND Tel: 01492 581432

29 Rhosddu Rd, Wrexham, LL11 2LP Tel: 01978 261211

Garden Hotel

Ninos

Ogof Y Ddraig

15 Chapel St, Llangollen, LL20 8NN Tel: 01978 860076 Lower St, St. Asaph, LL17 0SG Tel: 01745 583514

New Inn The

Home Cookin’

La Ricetta

Gamekeeper The

Nant Y Felin The

Oak Lodge Inn

Llanbedrog, Pwllheli, LL53 7TR Tel: 01758 740730 Gallery The

Nant Hall Road, Prestatyn, LL19 9LD, Tel: 01745 886766

Holland Arms

Abergele LL22 8BG; Tel: 01492 650777

Chester Rd, Rossett, Wrexham, LL12 0HW Tel: 01244 570163

Bistro On The Square

Bodidris Hall

Farmers Arms

Harlech Tandoori

Glynllifon Country House

Two Gates, Ty Nant, Corwen, LL21 0PT Tel: 01490 420628

213 Wellington Rd, Rhyl, LL18 1LR Tel: 01745 344333

Fat Cat Café

Churtons

179 Conwy Rd, Llandudno Junction LL31 9AY Tel: 01492 581219

1 Chapel Sq, Aberdyfi, LL35 0EL Tel: 01654 767448

Berwyn St, Bala, LL23 7AA Tel: 01678 520591

Holyhead Road, Betws y Coed LL24 OAB, Tel: 01690 710325

Bistro Conwy

26 Chapel St, Conwy, LL32 8BP Tel: 01492 596326

High St, Wrexham, LL13 8HR Tel: 01978 264600 21 Augusta Street, Llandudno, LL30 2AD Tel: 01492 868555

Llangernyw, LL22 8PP; Tel: 01745 860672

29 Lloyd St, Llandudno, LL30 2UU Tel: 01492 874422

High St, St Asaph, LL17 0RD Tel: 01745 582260

Dingle Restaurant

Bodelwyddan Castle

Austrian Restaurant (The)

Barrow (The)

Nant Hall

Dinas Dinlle, Caernarfon, LL54 5TW Tel: 01286 830044

2 Victoria Drive, High St, Bethesda, LL59 3AG Tel: 01248 602550

Bro Eryl, Bala, LL23 7AS Tel: 01678 520310

Conwy Marina, Conwy, LL32 8EP, Tel: 01492 583 350

41 Madoc St, Llandudno, LL30 2TL Tel: 01492 878930/07910271105

Bonjour

Caffi Coed-y-Brenin

Badell Aur Restaurant

Hawk & Buckle Inn

& Grill

Llannefydd, Nr Denbigh, LL16 5ED Tel: 01745 540249

95 High St, Rhyl, LL18 1TR Tel: 01745 353209

81 High St, Bala, LL23 7AE Tel: 01678 520020

Dao Siam

19 Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth SY23 2AZ Tel: 01970 612252

13 Charles St, Wrexham, LL13 8BT Tel: 01978 351071

1 Smithfield Rd, Wrexham, LL13 8EN Tel: 01978 266017

Conway Old Rd, Penmaenmawr Tel: 01492 622170

Restaurant

2 Smithfield St, Dolgellau, LL40 1BS Tel: 01341 422870

Llandudno. LL30 1RS; Tel: 01492 584466

Bodysgallen Hall

Café Neptune

Aromas

Dylanwad Da

Cerrigydrudion, Corwen Tel: 01490 420327

Llysfaen, Colwyn Bay, LL29 8SW Tel: 01492 516774

Shaer Khan

6 Church St, Holt, Wrexham, LL13 9JP Tel: 01978 291212

Shangri La

88-90 Rhyl Coast Rd, Rhyl, LL18 3PP Tel: 01745 332163

Ship The

9 Llandudno Rd, Rhos on Sea, LL28 4TR Tel: 01492 540198

Sidings Restaurant

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, LL61 5UJ Tel: 01248 713101

Silver Fountain Inn Betws-y-Coed, Tel: 01690 710456

Look out for the specials board – where dishes such as sea bass with fresh asparagus served in prawn and chive sauce, or wild fillet of beef in a pesto sauce served with parsnip crisps are very likely to turn up. It’s a nice twist on Welsh fare, with ingredients sourced locally and everything cooked in-house. An extensive menu, with dishes starting at reasonable prices is available and, if you want to visit but don’t fancy the trip home, the owners have bought next door and now offer seven bedrooms in their little hotel. You’ll have to book, the standard of cuisine and accommodation mean they’re full up more often than not. Reputation tells every time.

Y SOSPAN Queens Street, Dolgellau, LL40 1AR Tel: 01341 423174; Category: British Opening hours: 8.30am-5.30pm daily and 6.30pm-9pm Tuesday-Sunday, closed Tuesday evenings During the day Y Sospan is a traditional café selling everything from lasagne and jacket potatoes to toasties and sandwiches, but in the

Llanystumdwy Tel: 01766 523276

Conwy LL28 5RR Tel: 01492 650203

Talardy Hotel

The Roe, St Asaph LL17 0HY Tel: 01745 584 957

Talent House

Trearddur Bay, Anglesey, LL65 2UT Tel: 01407 860006 The Promenade, Benllech, LL74 8QE Tel: 01248 852005

We Three Loggerheads Ruthin Rd, Loggerheads, Mold Tel: 01352 810337

Wheatsheaf Inn The

Betws Yn Rhos LL22 8AW Tel: 01492 680218

Benllech, Tyn y Gongl, LL74 8TG Tel: 01248 853889

White Lion Hotel The

Bryn Tawel, Betws y Coed, LL24 0BN Tel: 01690 710957

Wild Orchard

3 London Rd, Holyhead, LL65 2NE Tel: 01407 764622

Willows Restaurant The

Talking Point Bistro

Taste Of India A

The Three Pigeons Inn Graigfechan, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 2EU Tel: 01824 703178

Tiffin

38 High St, Criccieth, LL52 0EY Tel: 01766 522165

Tir A Mor

1-3 Mona Terrace, Criccieth, LL52 0HG Tel: 01766 523084

Tony’s

Tyn Llwyn Restaurant, Talybont, LL43 2AN Tel: 01341 247421

Toad Hall Inn

West Promenade, Rhos on Sea, LL28 4BU Tel: 01492 532726

Topolinos

Cerrigydrudion, Corwen, LL21 9SW Tel: 01490 420202 Station Rd, Deganwy, Conwy, LL31 9DF Tel: 01492 583801 Llandegla, Wrexham, LL11 3AG Tel: 01978 790237

Woodlands Hall Hotel

Llanfwrog, Ruthin, Clwyd LL15 2AN Tel: 01824 705107

Wynnstay Arms Ruthin LL15 1AN Tel: 01824 703147

Y Gegin Fach

5-9 Pool Hill, Caernarfon, LL55 1NP Tel: 01286 672165

Ye Olde Anchor Inn Rhos Street, Ruthin Tel: 01824 702813

Yr Hen Fecws Bistro

Lombard St, Porthmadog, LL49 9AP Tel: 01766 514625

Yr Ogof Bistro

High St, Harlech, LL46 2YE Tel: 01766 780888

162 Conway Rd, Llandudno Junction, LL31 9DU Tel: 01492 585299

Y Sgwar

2 High St, Conwy, LL32 8DB Tel: 01492 596436

Ynyshir Hall

Townhouse The

Trearddur Bay Hotel

Trearddur Bay, Anglesey

Market Sq, Tremadog, Porthmadog, LL49 9RB Tel: 01766 515451

Eglwysfach, Machynlleth, SY20 8TA Tel: 01654 781209

evening you’ll see a rare transformation. A full à la carte menu serves up a variety of meals which are reputedly very good and won’t cost you an arm and a leg. All food is home cooked and produce is sourced locally wherever possible.

YR WYLAN High Street, Porthmadog, LL49 9LR Tel: 01766 513188 Category: British Opening hours: 10am-7.30pm weekdays, 10am-8pm weekends, but hours can vary during the season. The ideal refuge for weary shoppers who want more than a Big Mac but less than a Michelin-style meal. The home cooked roasts are sublime. Popular with locals.

ZAZA BRASSERIE AND WINE BAR Overton Arcade, High Street, Wrexham, LL13 8HR Tel: 01978 264600 Category: Mediterranean Opening hours: 11am-11pm Tues-Sat Lovely new restaurant specialising in modern European cuisine with a mediterranean feel.

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Daily Post Restaurant Guide 2008  

Daily Post Restaurant Guide 2008

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