10 Great Places to Eat in North Wales
I’m definitely guilty of falling into the trap of eating at the same place whenever I go out for a meal. It’s nice to go somewhere you’re guaranteed quality and service; you know the menu, the prices, the location and parking facilities. It’s kind of like wearing your favourite outfit for a special occasion; if you look good, why change? (Except to avoid smelliness, of course.) So I’ve put together my Top Ten Places to Eat in North Wales. All the restaurants on the list have, on every occasion, provided delicious food and wonderful service, so if you do every fancy a change, it’s well worth giving one of these places a go.
My Top 10 Places to Eat In North Wales (in no particular order)
1. The Talardy, St Asaph, Denbighshire
The is a gorgeous restaurant and hotel in the quaint little city of St Asaph. It has a wonderfully extensive menu, as well as a mouth-watering chicken rotisserie. This restaurant is set in lovely gardens, and is an ideal place to for families with its children’s play area and reasonable priced kids’ menu. Great prices, great food, great service; I have absolutely nothing negative to say about the Talardy.
2. The New Inn, Dyserth, Denbighshire
This is a fabulous place if you’re looking for great food home-cooked with good quality fresh produce. The restaurant has a stunning interior, with a real old fashioned, homely feel. The prices start at roughly £9 for a main meal, and one of the best things about the New Inn is its location a stone-throw away from Dyserth waterfall – a great walk to build up your appetite before your meal of to burn off the calories afterwards.
3. The Village Masala, Rhuddlan, Denbighshire
The Village Masala provides exquisite Indian cuisine in the lovely little village of Rhuddlan, easily accessible off the A55 and close to Rhyl and St Asaph. The staff are friendly, welcoming and attentive, and the menu has everyone’s favourite Indian mains and starters. Perhaps take a little time during your trip to Rhuddlan to explore the stunning castle?
4. The Plough, St Asaph, Denbighshire
The Plough, quite simply, is all things to all men. Downstairs it serves a range of hearty pub classics within a setting of stone floors, exposed brick walls and wooden beams. Upstairs it boasts a touch of sophistication with the low lighting, intimate booths and open plan kitchen. There is a cocktail bar and live music on weekends, with the pub turning into a mini nightclub, making this an ideal place to eat for couples looking for an all-round good night out.
5. Kinmel Manor, St George, Abergele, Conwy
The food here is spectacular, and this is a great place to go for a special treat. This hotel is a popular place for weddings, which simply shows its class. A little pricier than some of the other restaurants on the list, but well worth every penny.
6. Mama Rosa’s, Llandudno, Conwy
My favourite thing about Mama Rosa’s, a lovely little Italian restaurant, is the staff! This restaurant has been the regular destination for work dos with my department, and we keep returning because every time we visit we have a great laugh with the waiters…my Head of Department has a right flirt with one! The food is delicious, and the place boasts a relaxed and truly hospitable atmosphere. A personal favourite.
7. The Laughing Buddha, Rhyl, Denbighshire
I LOVE Chinese food, and the Laughing Buddha never fails to provide service and quality meals that are 10/10. I really, can’t say more than that! Can’t be bothered going out? The Laughing Buddha delivers FREE, and offers a 10% discount on its already reasonable prices if you’re able to collect.
8. The Eagle and Child, Gweanysgor (near Prestatyn), Denbighshire
One of the things I love most about The Eagle and Child is its location. It’s set in the hills above Prestatyn, and the views around the village are simply spectacular, making it the ideal place to stop for food after a wander in the hills and fields. The prices are as expected in a pub, and the food is delicious.
9. Chynna Garden, Prestatyn, Denbighshire Admittedly, this place is quite small and doesn’t look much from the outside, but inside it’s lovely, the staff are extremely friendly and attentive, and it serves top quality Chinese food. Situated on Prestatyn High Street, it’s easy to find, and in the evening parking is generally available on the High Street, making it easy to access as well.
10. Pen-Y-Bryn, Colwyn Bay, Conwy
Being an English teacher, I love this restaurant simply for the endless bookcases and shelves that line the walls! It has gorgeous oak floors and open fires, giving it a warm, relaxing and comfortable atmosphere, and panoramic views of the sea from its lofty place high above Colwyn Bay. A main meal averages at roughly £15, so not the ideal place if you’re on a budget, but definitely worth the money if you’re looking to push the boat out.
Welsh Food OUTSIDE of Wales!
If you’re not in Wales, but still have a hankering for Welsh food, or are having a Welsh themed party or other event, Noosh Catering should be able to whip you up Laverbread or Welsh Pie.
Do You Have Recommendations of Great Restaurants? I’d love to extend my repertoire of restaurants, so would love to hear your recommendations! Feel free to get in touch. Ella x