A quick bite at the Castle Hotel, Conwy
Situated right at the heart of Conwy, the Castle Hotel (two AA Rosettes) is a great stop for lunch. The lovely variety of ‘small plates’ are a particular delight, which are just as beautifully presented as their main meals and almost as filling. The Castle Hotel menus feature seasonal, local produce, and you can enjoy an afternoon tea as well as a decent Sunday lunch.
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!
Lunch at Blas ar Fwyd, Llanrwst
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. To have the perfect visit, why not stock 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.
A seafood supper from Conwy Mussels
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.
The Cottage Loaf, Llandudno
Enjoy a homemade delight at the award winning The Cottage Loaf, or ‘The Loaf’ as it's affectionately known. This traditional tavern in the middle of Llandudno serves up a selection of delicious pub favourites, complemented by seasonal specials, and use local produce wherever possible. If you fancy a tipple, there’s a range of local real ales, including beer brewed at Conwy Brewery only ten miles away. To top it off, on a beautiful day you can even dine on the sun terrace or in the garden courtyard.
Dylan’s Restaurant, Llandudno
Dylan’s Restaurant in Llandudno is one of four award winning Dylan’s, celebrating the local produce, character and natural beauty of North Wales. The Llandudno restaurant is situated on East Parade near the seafront. Enjoy dining in the terrace, in intimate areas downstairs, or head upstairs for dining with sea views.
The Dining Room at Bodysgallen Hall, Llandudno
The Dining Room at Bodysgallen, (three AA Rosettes) boasts an award winning menu, with seasonal produce from the hall’s own gardens. Take in the history of this stylish National Trust country house while sipping on a glass of crisp white or full bodied red from their notable wine list.
Bodnant Welsh Food, near Colwyn Bay
Enjoy the best of Welsh produce at Bodnant Welsh Food, set in the heart of the Conwy Valley with spectacular views. Buy a range of food and drink at the deli, butchery, wine cellar and in the family run Bodnant Farm shop. Local suppliers and homemade artisan products enable you to shop, eat and live more sustainably and locally. Dine in at The Furnace, which serves pizza, wine and home made scones, enjoy sitting in the sun in the courtyard or relax in the coffee bar.