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Food & Drink in Wales

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Where to eat and drink in Wales

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

In Wales, food is part of the fascinating national heritage. Certain dishes have become synonymous with the country and are recognised worldwide; Lamb, Rarebit, Crempog, Bara Brith and Welsh Cakes, to name just a few. It is not surprising then that there are 7 Michelin starred restaurants in the country, as well as numerous other award-winning eateries, ranging from cafés to traditional pubs. Wherever you choose to base your holiday, you will find a wide selection of excellent places to eat in Wales.

For a fine dining experience, visit The Checkers in Montgomery. The Michelin starred restaurant boasts an elegant menu featuring a mix of French and Welsh cuisines, in an ambient setting. Head to the award-winning Beach House in Oxwich, overlooking the bay, which has one of the best views out of many restaurants in Wales. Providing freshly caught and exquisitely cooked seafood, locally sourced ingredients and a top-notch vegetarian menu, the Beach House is an experience that you will not want to miss.

If the more relaxed atmosphere of a traditional Welsh pub is more your thing, there are a wealth of options for you to choose from. The Boat Inn is situated in the sleepy village of Redbrook nestled in the picturesque Wye Valley. Sit outside in the charming beer garden and enjoy a pint from the local Wye Valley Brewery and a plate of tasty homemade fare. There are pubs in Wales in even the remotest of locations, so you shouldn’t struggle to find somewhere to relax after a hard day’s exploring. If a cup of tea and a plate of welsh cakes sounds more your thing, there are numerous tearooms and cafes in Wales that offer this and more. Visit the quaint Cwtch Café in Abergavenny or the modern Little Man Café in Cardiff for warming hot drinks and delicious cakes.

  • 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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    Llangoed Hall

    An exquisite country house beautifully nestled in Welsh countryside, Llangoed Hall uses locally-sourced produce, some homegrown, to create the most extraordinarily eccentric dishes that you are ever likely to see. From eight-course tasting menus to quintessential afternoon teas – this is the perfect choice for a fine dining experience.

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  • Scoops

    A popular, artisan ice cream and pancake shop serving a fine selection of delectable treats, the perfect stop-off whilst exploring fabulous Caernarfon.

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  • The Boat Inn

    Idyllically perched on the banks of the River Dee, the 13th Century Boat Inn offers an unforgettable year-round experience, providing south-facing outdoor seating and a heart-warming interior with its woodburning stove so you can enjoy the wondrous seasonal food no matter the weather.

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    The Checkers

    Treat yourself during your holiday in Wales – The Checkers offers a unique dining experience where you can sample some exquisite, classic French food in an informal environment. A Michelin starred restaurant with a chef trained by the iconic Michel Roux Snr – what more could you want?

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