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Where to Eat & Drink in North Wales

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Explore North Wales’ finest eating and drinking establishments

Looking for some fantastic dining out opportunities in North Wales? Our handy eating and drinking guide divulges the best bars, restaurants, pubs and cafés to visit during your stay.

After a long day exploring the beautiful scenery and picturesque villages of North Wales, there is nothing better than stopping off at a café for a wedge of delicious cake, relaxing in a pub with a hearty meal and a much-needed pint, or visiting a restaurant for award-winning cuisine. Whichever appeals to you, you will find plenty of places to eat in North Wales serving the finest food and drink in amazing surroundings.

For traditional Welsh cuisine with a twist, head to Dylan’s and experience tasty dishes made from local produce and high-quality ingredients at each of their three restaurants in the North Wales seaside locations of Llandudno, Criccieth and Menai Bridge. Make sure to sample some of the restaurants’ freshly caught seafood doused in the chain’s own brand of delicious sauces, all of which can be purchased and used at home.

If you are looking for high-quality pub food and a decent pint, there is a wide variety of pubs in North Wales, ranging from a traditional village style to the fashionable gastro-pub. Head to the Pen-Y-Gwryd, a venue ideally placed for walkers on the road to Llanberis. Established in 1810, the pub was the base for Sir Edmund Hillary’s party while training in Snowdonia prior to his ascent of Mount Everest in 1953. If a satisfying breakfast, light lunch or sumptuous afternoon tea is more suited to you, there are numerous cosy cafes in North Wales providing such a service. Blue Sky Café based just off the bustling high street is one such location, providing a relaxing atmosphere, tasty meals made from ethically sourced ingredients and entertaining evening events.

  • Blue Sky Café

    Tucked away from Bangor’s quaint high street, this artisan café serves high-quality, locally-sourced food and drink in an amicable environment. With a vibrant menu to offer, this is the perfect spot to try some homemade bacon jam after a day of exploring the oldest city in Wales.

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    Castell Deudraeth

    This swanky brasserie sits majestically in a Victorian castled mansion in the exquisite village of Portmeirion. A range of sophisticated dishes, along with an exemplary selection of wines and local beers make this a must-visit whilst in this fine area of North Wales.

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  • Dylan’s

    Dylan’s started out as a single restaurant in Criccieth. Since then it has expanded into three establishments and can be found in Llandudno and Menai Bridge and is one of the most popular restaurants in North Wales. Serving a varying selection of exquisite dishes, all three restaurants also benefit from the most idyllic coastal views.

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  • Pen-Y-Gwryd

    A characterful ‘climbing inn’ sat at the foot of Snowdon, Pen-Y-Gwryd was the training base for the first conquerors of Mount Everest in 1953. With cooked breakfasts, packed lunches and five-course meals on offer, this historical hotel provides hearty meals to enjoy before, during and after your walking expeditions.

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    Signatures Restaurant

    Voted the ‘Best Welsh Restaurant’ in 2013, Signatures adds a contemporary twist to typically British dishes. Whilst waiting for your mouth-watering meal, you can enjoy a glass of the finest wine whilst watching the highly-trained chefs prepare your food, or enjoy some of the live entertainment on offer.

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