- The style of cooking is British and French modern and classic cuisine.
Church Street - Featured in the Le Routiers Guide 2007.
Winners of Le Routiers "Locally Produced Food Supports in Wales" Award.
"Taste of Wales" approved. "We take great pride in our food,
especially in our Vegetarian and Fish Boards". See their website for
up-to-date menu examples.
Farmhouse Restaurant - This restaurant has a good reputation for
their food and Peter's cooking utilises a range of styles both
traditional and modern but with an essential Mediterranean influence. Being
in Wales we also make use of some very fine Welsh produce which is gaining
increasing recognition for its quality.
Alpine Coffee Shop
- Popular coffee shop alongside Betws y Coed station. A wide range
of tastes and dietary requirements catered for. Take-away Hikers Pack
Cwmni Cacen Gri - Artisian made welsh cakes made and griddled on
the premises freshly each day. Sweet and savoury flavours as well as
the traditional ones. Try White Chocolate and Strawberry if it's on.
Open from 8am every morning for welsh cakes, coffee, packed lunches, cakes
and more. They're on Station Approach, on the way to and from the big
car parks. Say "hello" to Jo and Jen for us when you drop in
Company - New in 2015 Alongside Betws-y-Coed Garden Nursery
on A5. Well behaved dogs welcome.
Olif - Cafe and Welsh Tapas Bar. New in 2015
and Mike's Ice Cream Parlour - Lovely food and great service. In
centre of town opposite Ffestiniog Railway Station. Phone 07957 621845
Say "Hello" to Gaille for us.
DeNiros - Licensed Cafe Restaurant. Light
lunchtime menu. Traditional evening food. Open 9am - 9pm Monday
to Saturday. On main A470 in centre of town - near Pelican crossing.
Phone 07901 825270
Cross Foxes Grill Room - Recently transformed into a contemporary
restaurant with rooms. Listed in 2012 Good Food Guide.
Read about our visit back to The Cross Foxes
Rhiw Goch Inn
- Our local inn. The Rhiw Goch
has a large dining room and 2 bars. Within walking distance of Cadair
View Lodge (around 5 minutes walk but up steep hill - good for coming
See history of Rhiw Goch.
Dylan's Restaurant - This famous
Menai Straits eatery will be opening in a beautifully restored, art deco
building on the seafront at Criccieth on 15th May 2015. Check their website
for the latest menu which includes seafood, pizzas and lots more. Drop
in for their innovative flavours of freshly baked bread too.
Restaurant - The menu features international cuisine made with the
freshest local Welsh ingredients. Daily fish specials and vegetarian
Bwyty Dylanwad Da Restaurant - Daytime cafe / wine bar / tapas bar
and wine shop in the evening there is a transformation into a relaxed bistro style
restaurant. In the middle of the
town. Phone 01341 422 870
Bwyty Mawddach -
Combining stunning traditional and contemporary design
with unparalleled panoramic views over Mawddach estuary and Cader Idris
mountain range, Mawddach Restaurant offers an exceptional dining experience.
Penmaenuchaf Hall - The emphasis here is on Contemporary British
Food with an emphasis on flavour and careful presentation. The
restaurant has its own vegetable and herb garden.
The Royal Ship
Hotel - Now run by Robinsons Brewery
The Winter Garden Restaurant at Dolserau Hall Hotel. Menus
include a wide range of seasonal, local ingredients.
Meirionnydd - In the centre of Dolgellau. A cosy restaurant
oozing friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Located in a 17th Century cellar
but you will receive a very warm welcome. Specialising in
straightforward dishes that are beautifully cooked with the minimum of fuss.
Open every day for breakfast but best to call for evening opening hours.
Y Sospan - In the centre of Dolgellau Cafe by day and
bistro by night. Only been in during the day but have heard good things
about it in the evening too.
Indiana Cusine - Now fully licensed. Owned and run by
Noori, the wife
of Bollywood superstar Mayur Verma (Raj). Don't be surprised if this
celebrity turns up at your table to discuss the food.
Garreg / Llanfrothen
** near Penrhyndaedraeth **
Brondanw Arms - known to locals as "Y Ring" has a reputation for
hospitality and its good home cooked food
The Shelley Restaurant at Dolmelynllyn Hall Hotel
Tyn-y-Groes Hotel - A cosy, country inn run by Derek, Linda and
their family. Two dining rooms seating 28 and 34 people so a great
place to go if there is a large group of you. Two bars, conservatory
and beer garden. Within easy taxi distance of Cadair View Lodge
(approx 5 miles each way). ** Unfortunately currently closed **
Castle Cottage - 5 Star restaurant - Winner of WalesTrue Taste
Eating Out in Wales Award 2008/9. Overlooks Harlech Castle
Cemlyn Tea Shop
- Winner of the Tea Council's "Award of
Excellence" every year since 2003. A lovely place to stop for a while
with views of Harlech Castle, the Beach, the Sea and beyond. Sit out
on the balcony in the Summer months. Room available for private
dining. They also sell a range of teas from around the World, plus
teapots, art, guide books and preserves. Don't forget to say "hello"
to Geoff and Jan for us!!
Plas Restaurant - Situated on the High Street it's frontage gives
little indication of the elegant restaurant within. Another restaurant
in Harlech that has magnificent views.
** around an hour's drive away **
Pete's Eats. Great food for when you're starving. Food is
home cooked and home made. Drinks come in enormous mugs! In the
middle of the town - you won't miss it.
** between Trawsfynydd and
The Grapes Hotel - Well known locally for
it's great food - both pub grub and a la carte! The Bar boasts a large
selection of award winning cask conditioned Real Ales, produced by their
sister company Evan-Evans Brewery in Llandeilo. They offer one of the
finest ranges of beer to be found anywhere in Wales. ** Unfortunately
currently closed **
The Oakeley Arms
- Can definitely recommend the Sunday carvery and our local celeb,
Russell Grant, raves about the ribs.
George III - Beautiful location literally on the edge of the
Mawddach Estuary. A walk before or after your meal is a must!
The Lemon Tree Indian Restaurant - Although we haven't
eaten here ourselves yet this restaurant is getting great reviews on
Fish + Chip Restaurant - Award winning fish and chips
Sportsman Hotel - Choice of restaurant, bar, lounge and patio garden
Fecws - The menu has a delicious mix of
imaginative and traditional meals, created by blending the best local
produce with flavours from around the World.
Castell Deudraeth Bar & Grill - Set within the grounds of
Portmeirion. The emphasis is informal dining using fresh local produce
Portmeirion Hotel Dining Room - Beautiful location looking out onto
the estuary. Holds one AA rosette. With a new Head Chef taking
over from August 2008 it is best to contact the restaurant for a sample
Places Around The Village
Cader Restaurant - Within the Minffordd Hotel
at the base of Cader Idris.
Check out their menu When you visit say "hello" to Darren,
their chef and Michelle and Gordon.
Tyn y Cornel
- Sister hotel to The Grapes at Maentwrog. Spectacular location
right on the lake (which, incidentally, it owns) ** unfortunately
currently closed **
Golden Fleece - Just outside of Porthmadog. Check their
website for their pub grub and pizzeria menus
Do You Follow
The Great Snowdonia Cake Trail on Facebook? Lots of places to Eat
The Great Cake Trail Google Map - showing places to eat cake in Snowdonia