5 must-visit local foodie spots around Llandudno

The pick of the best Llandudno food experiences according to local food champion Denise Baker-McClearn. Tuck in for the tastiest local flavours around. 

  • Two desserts on a plate at the Castle Hotel, Llandudno
    Castle Hotel, Llandudno by Loveday Lemon

    Situated right at the heart of Conwy, the Castle Hotel is a great stop for lunch. I particularly like the lovely variety of ‘small plates’, which are just as beautifully presented as their main meals and almost as filling. Even if you just want a quick drink and a snack after a hard day’s sightseeing, they are happy to oblige and there’s a lovely lounge to relax in. The prices are reasonable too! 

  • Shoppers browsing through the food selections at Bodnant Welsh Food Centre in Conwy
    Bodnant Welsh Food Centre, Conwy by Johnny3

    Bodnant Welsh Food centre, situated close to Bodnant Gardens in the Conwy Valley, is devoted to Welsh artisan produce. The centre hosts a range of activities from bee-keeping demonstrations to cookery classes. I love its choice of Welsh products, many of which are either made on the premises or supplied very locally and sold through the farm shop. The Hayloft restaurant is superb while the tearoom in the courtyard offers simple snacks and drinks. 

  • A selection of cheeses at Blas ar Fwyd
    Blas ar Fwyd, Llanrwst, Conwy by chibeba

    A trip to Blas ar Fwyd is a must. Located in the pretty market town of Llanrwst, the hub for local, Welsh produce comprises an award-winning deli and wine merchant with a sister restaurant, Amser Da, across the road. My perfect visit is stocking up on yummy local cheeses, such as Cenarth and Gorwydd at the deli, followed by a tasty seasonal menu at the restaurant. Look out for unusual tipples like Newquay Honey Mead and Taffy Apple Cider. 

  • Conwy Mussels restaurant in foreground with Conwy Castle behind
    Conwy Mussels, Llandudno & Colwyn Bay by JAFitzSimmons

    Conwy Mussels, located next to the lifeboat station on the quayside, is a real find. You can buy freshly caught sustainable mussels direct from the shop but it’s well worth getting there early to have a little peak at what happens after they have been harvested. If you’re self-catering, then grab a kilo of these beauties and cook some super fresh moules for dinner. 

  • A chef demonstration at Conwy Feast
    Conwy Feast, Llandudno & Colwyn Bay by katew434

    Time a visit to Conwy for late October and you can join in the ultimate local foodie experience. The Gwledd Conwy Feast is the largest food festival in North Wales, set in the shadow of Conwy Castle. There is no better place to get a taste of Wales as most of our major local producers exhibit, plus there are cookery demos from top chefs, activities for kids and live music. Make a weekend of it – it’s well worth it.