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We have compiled a list of some of our favourite restaurants in North Wales that are sure to tempt those taste buds, from delicious Indian Cuisine to the best use ingredients Wales has to offer.
This Grade I listed building has an extensive history. It was originally constructed on the site of a 12th century Cistercian Abbey. Over the past 300 years, guests have included William Wordsworth and Charlotte Brontë – who honeymooned at the Castle. Presently, the building has a very distinctive Victorian appearance, due to a granite and red-brick façade added in the late 19th century.
A wide-ranging menu is available in both the restaurant and the cosy bar-lounge. Welsh ingredients are at the forefront and the menus are constantly being adapted to include the most seasonal ingredients. There are many options to choose from depending on the dining experience you desire; Dawson’s Bar & Snug offers casual all-day dining and the new Shakespeare’s Exclusive Dining restaurant is a premium eating out experience. The drink’s menu has been handpicked and features a wonderful new range of beers, lagers and ciders, including a great range of local hand-pulled ales.
Overlooking beautiful Bangor, Dylan’s is housed in an old boat yard timber store, which has been transformed into a two-storey restaurant on the water front. They also sell their own range of condiments, jams and beautiful hampers that would make ideal gifts for loved ones. The menu offers a wide variety of choice and ingredients, celebrating the local produce of North Wales. Expect to find plenty of seafood dishes; this restaurant likes to showcase the produce that is so readily available to them in their envious location, plus burgers made with 100% Welsh beef, pizzas, salads and light bites.
This North Wales restaurant received its own Michelin Star back in 2010 and is widely considered one of the best restaurants in Wales. In a great location between Llangollen, Wrexham and Chester, this is a popular choice for locals and visitors alike.
Tyddyn Llan is managed by husband and wife team Susan and Bryan Webb. Susan ensures the smooth running of the dining-room, while Bryan and his team serve up fine cuisine in the kitchen. The finest of seasonal produce is delivered to the kitchen daily, local meat and game is sourced from a local butcher and fish is caught straight from the coast. The dishes on offer for lunch and dinner are created daily to reflect what’s in season and what tastes fantastic.
Boasting truly authentic home cooked Indian cuisine, Jaya was included in the Sunday Times’ top 20 secret restaurants that foodies love and has a great reputation with local residents. The menu has been devised by owner and executive chef, Sunita Katoch, who even shares her recipe for Garam Masala, the base to most of her dishes, allowing you to cook your own traditional Punjabi cuisine at home.
There is an excellent bar within the restaurant which makes a great starting place to enjoy a champagne cocktail or a glass of wine from a carefully selected menu. In terms of food, expect a glorious fusion of Kenyan and Punjabi cuisine, packed full of intense and delightful flavour to tantalise the taste buds.
This charming, Grade II listed Georgian house is set in its own grounds, in close proximity to the beach on the Lllŷn Peninsula. Its stunning décor features an extensive collection of contemporary Welsh art, making the restaurant as appealing visually as it is on the palate.
Plas Bodegroes has been an established business for more than 30 years, winning many accolades and even holding a Michelin star from 1991 – 2008. There’s a great wine list providing the perfect accompaniments to dishes on the menu and the focus is on putting a modern twist on traditional dishes, using the finest quality local ingredients.
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