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.

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/

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. Open for lunches and evening meals. Private parties are catered for. Advance booking recommended.

Contact details

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

Amser Da Cafe Bar is the ideal place to relax and sample great coffee, home produced savoury foods and delightful desserts made  in house. They offer an assortment of wines and spirits at Amser Da which can also be found across the rad at Blas ar Fwyd, their delicatessen, which houses a fantastic selection of deli produce, wine, cheese, meats and more.

Contact details

Heol yr Orsaf, Llanrwst LL26 0BT
Phone: 01492 641188 / 01492 640215
E-mail: criw@blasarfwyd.com
Website: https://www.blasarfwyd.com/

This family-run café in the picture-postcard village of Moelfre on Anglesey’s eastern shores is known for its quality produce and reliance on local produce. Fresh fish and shellfish are regulars on the menu, with crab and lobster supplied by a local company. The lamb and beef, too, are mostly Welsh in origin and of the finest quality. Neither do the fruit and vegetables have to travel far – in summer they’re often grown on the island. Open seven days a week during high season for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner – all delicious and good value. Check website for details of dinners. Bookings taken.

Contact details

Moelfre, Isle of Anglesey LL72 8HL
Phone: 01248 410386
E-mail: enquiries@annspantry.co.uk
Website: https://www.annspantry.co.uk/

Located in a 16th century timber framed building, this charming café, licensed restaurant and delicatessen offers a friendly welcome. Alice and her staff have built on its well earned reputation producing delicious, locally sourced food, freshly prepared on the premises. On fine days enjoy their pretty courtyard garden. The delicatessen is filled with treats for the kitchen and table, tasty cheeses, freshly baked cakes and artisan breads. Available for private dinner parties.

Contact details

Broad Street, Montgomery, Powys SY15 6PH
Phone: 01686 668795
E-mail: manager@castlekitchen.plus.com
Website: http://www.castlekitchen.org/Restaurant.html

Beach House Restaurant in Oxwich Bay, Gower, Swansea South Wales

Beach House is located on the shores of Oxwich Bay.  Lead by native Welshman Head Chef Hywel Griffith and Restaurant Manager Katherine Morgant, the team provide a quality dining offering with a magnificent backdrop across the South Gower coastline to the world famous Three Cliffs Bay, delivering something exceptional for the Gower.  Beach House was named AA Restaurant of the Year for Wales in 2018 and were awarded a well-deserved Michelin Star in 2019. This is a must visit for any foodie.

Contact details

Oxwich Beach, Swansea SA3 1LS
Phone: 01792 390965
E-mail: reservations@beachhouseoxwich.co.uk
Website: http://beachhouseoxwich.co.uk/

The Bunch of Grapes Restaurant & Pub in Pontypridd, South Wales

A real find! The award-winning Bunch, set away from Pontypridd’s town centre, is a  real pub with a real food experience. Enjoy modern British cooking with a twist – and an emphasis on local produce and sustainability. Everything is home-cooked, including the bread. Award-winning home-brewed Otley ales too – they’re multiple CAMRA champions. Combines the atmosphere of a traditional pub with a contemporary place to eat, welcoming diners and drinkers alike.

Contact details

Ynysangharad Road, Pontypridd CF37 4DA
Phone: 01443 402934
E-mail: info@bunchofgrapes.org.uk
Website: http://www.bunchofgrapes.org.uk/

Whitehall Restaurant Pwllheli Snowdonia Mountains & Coast North Wales

Situated on the end of the high street in Pwllheli you will find Whitehall, a family owned and run Bar and Grill. Open for food all day every day from 11am onwards and Sunday lunch between 12 – 3pm. They use local produce wherever possible and have a variety of cask ales. It offers a friendly and cosy atmosphere and great value.

Contact details

Stryd y Moch, Pwllheli LL53 5RG
Phone: 01758 614091
E-mail: hefinatyddyncae@hotmail.com
Website: http://whitehallpwllheli.co.uk/en/home/

Coast Restaurant in Saundersfoot Pembrokeshire South West Wales

Fabulous location, fabulous restaurant. The name – simple though it is – almost says it all. Coast is a new, purpose-built restaurant overlooking the sands at Coppet Hall near Saundersfoot. It’s dedicated to using, wherever possible, locally sourced Pembrokeshire ingredients prepared with skill, experience, creativity and ‘a good dollop of style’. This temple to good food is casual, not reverential. It’s professional (very) but informal, accomplished but relaxed. So sit back and enjoy fresh shellfish, lobster, sea bass or roast Welsh lamb. And wonderful wines. And the view, of course.

Contact details

Coppett Hall Beach, Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire SA69 9AJ
Phone: 01834 810800
E-mail: reservations@coastsaundersfoot.co.uk
Website: http://coastsaundersfoot.co.uk/

Heathcock has newly opened in the Welsh Capital City. The focus is very much on quality food here. Expect a relaxed and informal atmosphere, where great ale and craft beer is served in the bar. Or take a look at their unique wine list and homemade seasonal tipples. Menus change twice a day to reflect the seasonal and local produce available. Welcoming staff are awaiting you.

Contact details

58-60 Bridge Street, Cardiff CF5 2EN
Phone: 02921 152 290
E-mail: info@heathcockcardiff.com
Website: https://heathcockcardiff.com/

Offering everything you would expect from a Welsh country pub; open fires, wooden beams, old heavy furniture, colourful gardens, great cask ales and hearty homemade food served by a friendly face.  Oddly enough though, you’ll find it hidden down a back street in centre of Llandudno.

The hearty homemade menu seems to pull folk from near and far…. locally sourced where possible, with meat coming from the butchers just next door. Wholesome pub classics can be found on the menu mixed with a number of interesting seasonal specials from the creative chef team. Using only fresh produce throughout to ensure quality and freshness in every dish, and hopefully give you a flavour of the local area.

Contact details

Market Street, Llandudno, Conwy LL30 2SR
Phone: 01492 870762
E-mail: info@the-cottageloaf.co.uk
Website: https://the-cottageloaf.co.uk/

Found along the seafront in the hidden corner of Pembrokeshire, The Griffin Inn specializes in fresh seafood and home-cooked classics. With roaring log fires in the winter and eating out on the alfresco terrace in the summer enjoying the spectacular sea view – there is quite simply no better place to enjoy your locally caught seafood! The deliberately informal atmosphere and fabulous friendly service only add to it, offering a memorable eating experience, that has won the Griffin many accolades.

Contact details

Dale, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 3RB
Phone: 01646 636227
E-mail: info@griffininndale.co.uk
Website: http://griffininndale.co.uk

A favourite amongst locals and visitors, The Snowdon is one of Llandudno’s oldest pubs dating back to the early 1800s. It sits slightly above the town on the end of a charming Victorian terrace.  Following a recent refurbishment, the Snowdon is a cracking wine & ale house serving a quality selection of drinks along with a delicious lunchtime menu of toasted sandwiches, platters, pie of the day and hot specials.  The pub offers a warm and cosy feel and all this hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the high street. Food served 12-3pm (Sat 4pm).

Contact details

11 Tudno Street, Llandudno LL30 2HB
Phone: 01492 872166
E-mail: info@thesnowdon.co.uk
Website: http://thesnowdon.co.uk