Restaurants, Bistros, Tearooms, Cafés & Pubs across Wales

We’ve gathered here a small selection of great places to eat throughout Wales, from tearooms to bistros, top restaurants to cafés. They all have one thing in common – a commitment to serving real food based on quality ingredients sourced locally wherever possible. This is ‘slow food’, as opposed to the fast variety.

If you’re making a special trip to eat in any of the places listed, please phone to check opening times/booking arrangements. Please be aware that Great Little Places gift vouchers are not valid at the below restaurants unless with prior agreement from the restuarant, please contact them to ask before booking.

Just four miles inland from the picturesque harbour town of Aberaeron, set in the heart of the Ceredigion countryside you will find this traditional Steakhouse. Head Chef, Marc Roberts and his team pride themselves on sourcing the very finest local meats, including many cuts of local beef, steak, ribs and a firm favourite- Pembrokeshire wagyu beef burgers. Arrive a little early to enjoy an aperitif and study the menu choices in the relaxing atmosphere of the traditional bar.

Contact details

Ciliau Aeron, Lampeter SA48 8DD
Phone: 01570470625
E-mail: info@tyglyn.com
Website: http://www.tyglyn.com

Baravin Restaurant in Aberystwyth Mid Wales

A funky, fashionable place to eat – and drink fab cocktails served by friendly staff. The buzzy menu captures the character of the place. Start perhaps with the oysters or the charcuterie board, then tuck into steak, pasta or pizza. Baravin might be a touch Italian but it’s run with a modern Welsh vibe, and the menus are bilingual – did you know that ysgwydd cig oen Cymreig, pesto mintys, pys, mozzarella is a pizza made of Welsh lamb shoulder, minted pesto, peas and mozzarella? If your appetite can manage it, also try the pwdin – no, we’re not going to translate that.

Contact details

Yr Hen Neuadd Y Brenin / The Old Kings Hall, 1 Llys y Brenin, Aberystwyth SY23 2AP
Phone: 01970 611189
E-mail: info@baravin.co.uk
Website: http://www.baravin.co.uk

Rhubarb Souffle at Hare and Hounds Aberthin Vale of Glamorgan South Wales

This highly regarded restaurant reflects the ‘terroir’ of the Vale of Glamorgan, using all local and seasonal produce in their food, promoting a strong connection with many local producers. In keeping with this trend they also have their own kitchen garden and you’ll often see forage ingredients such as seaweed, mushrooms and fruit in their food and drinks. Menus changes twice a day to reflect the season and the produce available. Tom Watts-Jones, head chef owner, grew up down the lane from the pub in Aberthin, so his family are truly connected to the area and they are ready and waiting to welcome you.

Contact details

Aberthin, Vale of Glamorgan CF71 7LG
Phone: 01446 774892
E-mail: info@hareandhoundsaberthin.com
Website: https://hareandhoundsaberthin.com/

The Bank Restaurant in Barmouth Snowdonia Mountains & Coast North Wales

Situated in Coastal Barmouth, this tastefully renovated old Natwest bank is home to Megan and Ryan’s long held passion to open their own restaurant. Now into their third year, they pride themselves on serving great food in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. The Bank brings a contemporary venue to Barmouth serving an inventive menu of locally sourced seasonal ingredients, such as Shell Island Lobster & Coed Y Brenin Venison. A well-balanced wine list and a tempting selection of cocktails are on offer to complement. They are open for dinner from 6pm and serve Lunch on a Sunday. Booking ahead is always encouraged.

Contact details

High Street, Barmouth LL42 1DW
Phone: 01341 281400
E-mail: info@thebankrestaurantbarmouth.co.uk
Website: http://thebankrestaurantbarmouth.co.uk/

Y Polyn Restaurant near Carmarthen South West Wales

This unpretentious, well-regarded restaurant pays homage to the wonderful ingredients grown in Carmarthenshire, the ‘garden of Wales’, You’ll find seasonal game from local estates, salmon and sewin caught fresh from the River Tywi by traditional coracle, rare breed pork, locally reared beef and that special delight, saltmarsh lamb from the coast. Don’t feel you have to dress up. Y Polyn is a relaxed kind of place where staff wear jeans, there are no starchy tablecloths, and no modish foams or gels. The food tastes of what it is – simply the best.

Contact details

Capel Dewi, near Carmarthen SA32 7LH
Phone: 01267 290000
E-mail: ypolyn@hotmail.com
Website: http://ypolyn.co.uk/

Harry's Bistro & Restaurant in Beaumaris, Anglesey North Wales

The Bistro is in historic Henllys Hall overlooking the beautiful Georgian town of Beaumaris, famous for its medieval castle. Chef Simon Doyle and his front of house partner Nia Roberts have established Harry’s as one of Anglesey’s best eating places with a contemporary style of traditional food served in a historic location with stunning views. The menu and wine list offer a carefully presented choice and the specials board is always popular, with delicious dishes using the very best of fresh, locally sourced produce.

Contact details

Henllys, Beaumaris, Isle of Anglesey LL58 8HU
Phone: 01248 812976
E-mail: enquiries@harrysbistro.com
Website: http://www.harrysbistro.com/

The newly refurbished Cabin at the golf club is the ideal venue for small functions, celebrations and afternoon tea. All are welcome to Y Cabin, which serves a delightful menu of homemade dishes and snacks in a relaxing setting, surrounded by beautiful grounds and gardens. The café-bar is open to all on a daily basis and it specialises in lunches, but its warm, welcoming and intimate atmosphere make it the perfect venue for sipping coffee, enjoying afternoon tea or a well-deserved glass of wine.

Contact details

Priskilly Forest, Castlemorris, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 5EH
Phone: 01348 840276
E-mail: jevans@priskilly-forest.co.uk
Website: http://www.priskilly-forest.co.uk/

Wrights Emporium, Golden Grove Arms Restaurant and Deli near Carmarthen South West Wales

Anyone who knows anything about food in Wales will have heard of Simon Wright, restaurateur, writer, innovator and all-round gastro-guru. So you can be sure that his latest venture is worth visiting. It’s a clever combination of café/bistro, shop and wine cellar on the back road – and best route – to Carmarthen. So do yourself a favour, take the B4300 from Llandeilo to Carmarthen and stop off. The coffee is made with the precision known only to five-star baristas. It’s just great, along with the way the breakfasts, lunches and suppers bring an informed, metropolitan métier to rural Wales.

Contact details

Golden Grove Arms, Llanarthne SA32 8JU
Phone: 01558 668929
E-mail: maryann@wrightsfood.co.uk
Website: http://www.wrightsfood.co.uk/

The pub is a quintessential Welsh village pub; low beamed ceilings, lots of wood, crackling log fires in the winter, profusions of colour in the gardens in summer and the warmest of welcomes at all times of the year.  The bar is stocked with a good range of local cask ales, a well-balanced list of quality wines and an extensive range of quality malts and gins.

Amongst a delicious menu of pub classics of which the chefs have added their own twists, you will find a changing selection of seasonal specials with exciting new dishes to try.  Not to mention the choice of mouth-watering homemade puddings and desserts.  The team of chefs all have a passion for quality, fresh, local produce.

Contact details

Glanwydden, Llandudno Junction, Conwy LL31 9JP
Phone: 01492 546570
E-mail: info@queensheadglanwydden.co.uk
Website: http://queensheadglanwydden.co.uk/

Cosy, intimate, timber-framed restaurant run by Mark and Felicity Seager that enjoys a reputation as an oasis of good food with an exceptional wine list. The emphasis here is on local Welsh produce, freshly prepared by Mark whose menus change with the seasons. Teas, coffees, lunches and evening meals are served. Advance booking recommended.

Contact details

5 Penbryn Cottages, High Street, Llanfyllin SY22 5AP
Phone: 01691 648604