The pubs and restaurants listed here are in GEOGRAPHICAL order, ie
nearest first and not in order of preference or recommendation. Do
have a chat to us about any of these listings and we can give you our
honest and unbiased opinion.
tel 01766 590277. We have eaten here on a Sunday and can recommend the
carvery. They serve a wide selection of dishes and also have
blackboard specials. There is a children's menu. The pub is the same
distance as The Grapes from our B & B.
CellB, Park Square,Blaenau Ffestiniog, LL41 3AD: www.cellb.org;
tel 01766 832001. Open for dinner Friday and Saturday evenings 6 -
9.30, lunch Tuesday to Friday 10 - 3 and Sunday lunch 12 - 3.30. This
is also a music venue when not open as a restaurant with artists
from various music genres appearing regularly. The food is fresh and
tasty and nicely presented. Try the garlic mushroom bruschetta starter
which is delicious and follow with a brilliant steak, pasta dish or
salad. This is a unique setting for a cafe bar as it is an old police
station/courthouse/jail retaining many of it's original features.
Lemon Tree Indian Restaurant, High Street, Penrhyndeudraeth, LL48
6BL: tel 01766 770283. Here you will find all your favourite
dishes. Our favourite is chicken dhansak. Do try the sisinda bhaji if
available (seasonal Bangladeshi vegetable). The Lemon Tree is
approximately 10 minutes drive. At present this restaurant does not
accept card payment.
The Brondanw Arms
(known locally as The Ring), Llanfrothen. Penrhyndeudraeth, LL48 6AQ:
tel 01766 770555. This dining pub never fails to please. It has a
standard menu to please everyone plus a blackboard inside the main
dining room with daily specials. Try the home made lasagne, burger or
the cajun spiced chicken from the printed menu. Sides are interesting
salads of couscous and vegetables, beetroot, salad leaves and coleslaw
or field mushrooms, grilled tomato and onion rings as well as chips or
new potatoes. They serve an excellent steak here, tasty and sizzling.
Fish, lamb or beef dishes often feature on the specials board. There
is an extensive outside seating and play area.
Thai Harbwr, Madoc Yacht Club, Pen Y Cei, Porthmadog; tel 01766 515230; www.thai-harbwr-myc.co.uk.
This is a great Thai restaurant situated on the edge of the harbour in
Porthmadog. They serve truly excellent food prepared and served by a
mother and her daughter. It's approximately 15 minutes drive but sadly
doesn't do takeaway food.
Moorings Bistro, Borth-y-Gest, Porthmadog: tel 01766 513500; www.mooringsbistroborthygest.com.
Book early if you would like a window table overlooking the picturesque
harbour of Borth y Gest. We can recommend the mussels. Seasonal
blackboard specials are available. About 15 minutes drive.
Restaurant & Armoury Bar, Harlech: tel 01766 780416. Situated
beside Harlech Castle with views of the castle and the most magnificent
sunsets if you time it right, this Caribbean restaurant serves exciting
and delicious food which is presented in a stylish, modern way. If
you've never tried Caribbean food before do give it a try as the
flavours are amazing. The West Indian coconut beef curry and curried
goat are full of tender, spicy (but not too hot) sauced meat. A real
treat for the palate. Booking advised.
The Ty Gwyn Hotel, Betws-y-coed: www.tygwynhotel.co.uk;
tel 01690 710383. This restaurant never fails to please. They
serve beautifully presented food cooked to a very high standard with
many blackboard specials. Book early, especially at weekends and bank
holidays and ask for a table in the bar which is more eclectic than the
restaurant. This would be our choice for a special occasion but is no
more expensive than any other restaurant locally. Denis recommends the
half shoulder of Welsh lamb. The Ty Gwyn is 20 to 25 minutes drive.
The Dragon Hotel, Betws-y-coed: www.dragonhotel-snowdonia.co.uk; tel 01690 710334. This restaurant serves exceptionally good chinese food. Portions are quite large so we would recommend cautious ordering. There is a small specials menu and a comprehensive standard menu. The restaurant is some 5 minutes drive further than Ty Gwyn.