Welsh restaurants & gastro pubs
With all of the wonderful local produce available in Wales, our restaurants, gastro inns and cafes are receiving rave reviews. Did you know that Wales now has seven Michelin-starred restaurants? Plus fourteen Welsh food producers and eateries were finalists in this year’s Observer Food Monthly Awards prestigious annual list of the UK’s best places to wine and dine.
Here's some inspiration for dining in Wales -
- Coast - as the name suggests, this restaurant is set in a lovely location near the sea. Local produce from both the sea and land feature on the menu, including Welsh black beef fillet, crab, oysters and Perl Las cheese.
Our capital city Cardiff has a great variety of places to eat, whatever your budget and taste. One of the popular restaurants right in the city centre is The Potted Pig, with modern British cuisine with French and New York influences.
On The Hill is a restaurant in a 16th century building is a friendly bistro style restaurant in the heart of Ruthin. The restaurant has excellent reviews, with plenty of return customer.
Y Polyn is a cosy gastro pub situated between Carmarthen and Llandeilo in South Wales. Y Polyn serves local produce including Saltmarsh lamb, Welsh beef and free range rare breed pork, cooked simply in a relaxed atmosphere.
- Castle Cottage Restaurant with Rooms is run by Glyn and Jacqueline Roberts. This five-star restaurant with rooms in Gwynedd offers a range of local produce such as Aberdaron crab.
- The Felin Fach Griffin Inn is a relaxed pub in mid Wales that sources food locally and knows how to look after its guests. It is a new breed of country inn with the motto, eat, drink, sleep - the simple things in life done well, and they do it very well.
- The Bell at Skenfrith was originally a 17th century coaching inn, but has been completely restored and has established itself as one of Wales' finest inns. With unfussy yet seasonal and locally sourced ingredients for the menu, The Bell has won many awards for its gastro delights.
The Groes Inn near Conwy, North Wales, is as a historic pub and hotel with hearty home-cooked food and a menu that changes regularly but features local produce.
The Salt Cellar in Tenby is run by four friends who have had a wealth of experience. Set by the sea and offering local produce, be sure to book in advance.
Cafe Môr is an award winning artisan street food outlet at Freshwater West beach in South Pembrokeshire. This seasonal establishment uses solar and wind energy to cook fresh local ingredients including lobster & crab and seaweed (laverbread), bacon and free range eggs,
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