Romantic restaurants

Fine dining always tops the list when it comes to ideas for warming the fires of love. And Wales is rightly famous for some of the most romantic restaurants, unique flavours and top chefs skilled at turning out creative, tasty cuisine.

Waiter holding a plate of locally caught lobster and wedges

Quayside Lawrenny Tearooms, Pembrokeshire by Quayside Lawrenny Tearooms

Any chef worth his salt will tell you it’s the quality of the ingredients first and foremost that dictates the depths and subtleties of flavour in a dish and Wales is blessed with fertile hills, fresh waters and abundant rainfall. Wonderfully textured crumbly cheeses, sparklingly sharp cider and perry, flounderingly fresh salmon and trout, succulent and tender lamb and beef are regular favourites on the Welsh kitchen table.

Star quality food

Wales is home to Michelin-starred Tyddyn Llan where you can sample sublime menus created by Bryan Webb or Shaun Hill’s long standing culinary hotspot, The Walnut Tree Inn, which is also on the Michelin star list along with The Checkers, Plas Ynyshir Hall and The Crown at Whitebrook.

Romantic food on a budget, no problem. The Felin Fach Griffin has a Michelin Bib Gourmand award for offering "good food at moderate prices."

Interior of the Felin Fach Griffin, a dining pub with rooms.

Felin Fach Griffin, Brecon, Mid Wales and the Brecon Beacons

A budding romantic chef

What could be more romantic than doing the cooking yourself? It you fancy cooking up a romantic meal full of Welsh flavour, how about one of these finger-licking recipes from Jamie Oliver's Food Tube vloggers? 

Inspired by our wonderful Welsh ingredients they got creative and made a Welsh three cheese quiche, alternative Welsh rarebit, foraged mussel and bacon stew and Italian Welsh chocolate dessert. Or for something more hearty take a look the our traditional Welsh recipes.

A festival of food festivals

Many of the fantastic food festivals that take place across Wales happen in the autumn months when the harvests have been brought in and the summer sun has done its ripening work. If you’re looking for the food of love, why not time your visit to Wales to coincide with one of them? Take a look at our list of top Welsh food festivals. How about the Anglesey Oyster Festival or the famous Abergavenny Food Festival?