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There has been an explosion of new and exciting places to eat in the area.  This is a list of places to eat mostly with a half hour's drive or so of the cabins. 


Pale Hall - The style of cooking is British and French modern and classic cuisine.


Bistro Bermo, Church Street - Featured in the Le Routiers Guide 2007.  Winners of Le Routiers "Locally Produced Food Supports in Wales" Award.  "Taste of Wales" approved.  "We take great pride in our food, especially in our Vegetarian and Fish Boards".  See their website for up-to-date menu examples.

Llwyndu Farmhouse Restaurant - This restaurant has a good reputation for their  food and Peter's cooking utilises a range of styles both traditional and modern but with an essential Mediterranean influence. Being in Wales we also make use of some very fine Welsh produce which is gaining increasing recognition for its quality.


Alpine Coffee Shop - Popular coffee shop alongside Betws y Coed station.  A wide range of tastes and dietary requirements catered for.  Take-away Hikers Pack available.

Cwmni Cacen Gri - Artisian made welsh cakes made and griddled on the premises freshly each day.  Sweet and savoury flavours as well as the traditional ones.  Try White Chocolate and Strawberry if it's on.  Open from 8am every morning for welsh cakes, coffee, packed lunches, cakes and more.  They're on Station Approach, on the way to and from the big car parks.  Say "hello" to Jo and Jen for us when you drop in

Garden Coffee Company - New in 2015 Alongside Betws-y-Coed Garden Nursery on A5.  Well behaved dogs welcome.

Olif - Cafe and Welsh Tapas Bar. 

Blaenau Ffestiniog

Bridge Cafe and Mike's Ice Cream Parlour - Lovely food and great service.  In centre of town opposite Ffestiniog Railway Station.  Phone 07957 621845  Say "Hello" to Gaille for us.

DeNiros - Licensed Cafe Restaurant.  Light lunchtime menu.  Traditional evening food.  Open 9am - 9pm Monday to Saturday.  On main A470 in centre of town - near Pelican crossing.  Phone 07901 825270

Brithdir Cross Foxes Grill Room - Recently transformed into a contemporary restaurant with rooms.  Listed in 2012 Good Food Guide.  Read about our visit back to The Cross Foxes


Rhiw Goch Inn - Our local inn.  The Rhiw Goch has a large dining room and 2 bars.  Within walking distance of Cadair View Lodge (around 5 minutes walk but up steep hill - good for coming back down!!).  See history of Rhiw Goch

Dylan's Restaurant  - This famous Menai Straits eatery has opened in a beautifully restored, art deco building on the seafront at Criccieth. Check their website for the latest menu which includes seafood, pizzas and lots more.  Drop in for their innovative flavours of freshly baked bread too.

Poachers Restaurant - The menu features international cuisine made with the freshest local Welsh ingredients.  Daily fish specials and vegetarian dishes available.

Dolgellau Bwyty Dylanwad Da Restaurant - Daytime cafe / wine bar / tapas bar and wine shop in the evening there is a transformation into a relaxed bistro style restaurant.  In the middle of the town.  Phone 01341 422 870

Bwyty Mawddach - Combining stunning traditional and contemporary design with unparalleled panoramic views over Mawddach estuary and Cader Idris mountain range, Mawddach Restaurant offers an exceptional dining experience.

Penmaenuchaf Hall - The emphasis here is on Contemporary British Food with an emphasis on flavour and careful presentation.   The restaurant has its own vegetable and herb garden.

The Royal Ship Hotel  - Now run by Robinsons Brewery

The Winter Garden Restaurant at Dolserau Hall Hotel.  Menus include a wide range of seasonal, local ingredients.

Y Meirionnydd - In the centre of Dolgellau.  A cosy restaurant oozing friendly, relaxed atmosphere.  Located in a 17th Century cellar but you will receive a very warm welcome.  Specialising in straightforward dishes that are beautifully cooked with the minimum of fuss.  Open every day for breakfast but best to call for evening opening hours.

Y Sospan - In the centre of Dolgellau  Cafe by day and bistro by night.  Only been in during the day but have heard good things about it in the evening too. 

Fairbourne Indiana Cusine - Now fully licensed. Owned and run by Noori, the wife of Bollywood superstar Mayur Verma (Raj). Don't be surprised if this celebrity turns up at your table to discuss the food.  
Garreg / Llanfrothen ** near Penrhyndaedraeth ** Brondanw Arms - known to locals as "Y Ring" has a reputation for hospitality and its good home cooked food 
Ganllwyd The Shelley Restaurant at Dolmelynllyn Hall Hotel

Tyn-y-Groes Hotel - A cosy, country inn run by Derek, Linda and their family.  Two dining rooms seating 28 and 34 people so a great place to go if there is a large group of you.  Two bars, conservatory and beer garden.  Within easy taxi distance of Cadair View Lodge (approx 5 miles each way).  **  Unfortunately currently closed **

Harlech Castle Cottage - 5 Star restaurant - Winner of WalesTrue Taste Eating Out in Wales Award 2008/9.  Overlooks Harlech Castle

Cemlyn Tea Shop - Winner of the Tea Council's "Award of Excellence" every year since 2003.  A lovely place to stop for a while with views of Harlech Castle, the Beach, the Sea and beyond.  Sit out on the balcony in the Summer months.  Room available for private dining.  They also sell a range of teas from around the World, plus teapots, art, guide books and preserves.  Don't forget to say "hello" to Geoff and Jan for us!!

The Plas Restaurant - Situated on the High Street it's frontage gives little indication of the elegant restaurant within.  Another restaurant in Harlech that has magnificent views. 


** around an hour's drive away  **

The famous Pete's Eats.  Great food for when you're starving.  Food is home cooked and home made.  Drinks come in enormous mugs!  In the middle of the town - you won't miss it.

** between Trawsfynydd and Porthmadog **

The Grapes Hotel - Well known locally for it's great food - both pub grub and a la carte!  The Bar boasts a large selection of award winning cask conditioned Real Ales, produced by their sister company Evan-Evans Brewery in Llandeilo.  They offer one of the finest ranges of beer to be found anywhere in Wales. ** Unfortunately currently closed **

The Oakeley Arms - Can definitely recommend the Sunday carvery and our local celeb, Russell Grant, raves about the ribs. 

Penmaenpool George III - Beautiful location literally on the edge of the Mawddach Estuary.  A walk before or after your meal is a must!
Penrhyndeudraeth The Lemon Tree Indian Restaurant - Although we haven't eaten here ourselves yet this restaurant is getting great reviews on Trip Advisor

Allports Fish + Chip Restaurant - Award winning fish and chips

The Royal Sportsman Hotel - Choice of restaurant, bar, lounge and patio garden for eating

Yr Hen Fecws - The menu has a delicious mix of imaginative and traditional meals, created by blending the best local produce with flavours from around the World.

Portmeirion Castell Deudraeth Bar & Grill - Set within the grounds of Portmeirion.  The emphasis is informal dining using fresh local produce (including seafood).

Portmeirion Hotel Dining Room - Beautiful location looking out onto the estuary.  Holds one AA rosette.  With a new Head Chef taking over from August 2008 it is best to contact the restaurant for a sample menu.

Other Places Around The Village

Talyllyn Cader Restaurant - Within the Minffordd Hotel at the base of Cader Idris.  Check out their menu  When you visit say "hello" to Darren, their chef and Michelle and Gordon.

Tyn y Cornel - Sister hotel to The Grapes at Maentwrog.  Spectacular location right on the lake (which, incidentally, it owns)  ** unfortunately currently closed **

Tremadog The Golden Fleece - Just outside of Porthmadog.  Check their website for their pub grub and pizzeria menus

Do You Follow The Great Snowdonia Cake Trail on Facebook?  Lots of places to Eat Cake!

The Great Cake Trail Google Map - showing places to eat cake in Snowdonia and Anglesey


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