Food of Love
For a foodie, there’s nothing more romantic than the idea of sharing an excellent dinner with the person you love. Add silver table settings, tasteful décor, and a beautiful view, and you’ve got the makings of a truly memorable evening.
If you’re seeking a superior dining experience to share with your significant other, check out these four culinary establishments across Wales.
Plas Dinas Country House has long held a reputation for being one of the most glamorous and romantic hotels in north Wales – but its new restaurant, The Gun Room, certainly kicks things up a notch. Described as "Caernarfon’s newest and trendiest dining experience", The Gun Room offers a modern, London twist on traditional country grub. If you decide to make a booking at The Gun Room, make sure to arrive half an hour early to enjoy drinks and nibbles in the Drawing Room or Bar. When it comes to the main event, you’ll get to choose from a menu that boasts fresh, locally sourced ingredients, cooked with love by award-winning chef Daniel ap Geraint.
You’ll find The Lion in the quaint, riverside village of Leintwardine, just outside the Shropshire Hills. Despite its sleepy location, The Lion has a roaring reputation, having bagged the title of best pub in Shropshire. With its light and airy main restaurant, cosy and relaxed lounge bar, and pretty outdoor terrace, The Lion is equipped to offer many different types of dining experience. Book for Afternoon Tea or Tuesday Steak Night, or simply pop in to the bar to try one of their famous – and impressively posh – sandwiches. For ultimate romance though, enjoy a leisurely dinner in the AA rosette-awarded main restaurant, where you can sample an impressive selection of dishes created from locally sourced meats, vegetables and cheeses.
Set across five gorgeous acres, and overlooking the pretty banks of the River Towy, Mansion House Llansteffan is a hotel with huge appeal. With just eight bedrooms – each of which has been kitted out with luxury modern décor – it’s the perfect spot for a romantic rural retreat. The biggest draw, though, has to be Moryd, the hotel’s restaurant. With two AA rosettes to its name, this eatery promises fresh seasonal produce and delicious modern dishes, all of which can be enjoyed in a gorgeous Georgian
The Waun Wyllt might not be the easiest restaurant to get to - but in a sense, that’s part of its charm. Situated on the Horeb Road, five miles north of Llanelli, this secluded establishment boasts a bar, restaurant, and 10 rooms. Book a table at the main restaurant, which is modern, light and comfortable, and you can enjoy a range of delicious modern dishes that celebrate Welsh favourites. For an aperitif you can head to the bar and enjoy a drink by the log-burning stove. It’s the perfect retreat for a chilly winter’s day – particularly if you go on a Sunday and take advantage of the roast menu…