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Dawson's Bar & Restaurant

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Castle Hotel High Street | High Street, Conwy LL32 8DB, Wales (Formerly Dawsons Restaurant) (High Street)
+44 1492 582800
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Conwy, United Kingdom
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294 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arranged to meet friends for lunch here. The Bar was beautifully decorated for Christmas. Lovely open fire. Felt warm and welcoming. Great menu and service very attentive. Food cooked to order and there was quite a long wait. Looked delicious when our order arrived. Chicken was moist and tasty but the general consensus was that the risotto was over salty.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my mum for birthday lunch on 12/11.The food was excellent with the mussels being some of the best I have ever tasted.Nice atmosphere and excellent service from waitress who was very attentive and a credit to the establishment.

Thank Propert
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We went in on the off chance of finding a table in this busy restaurant and we're lucky to be seated at a table in the snug. Our waiter couldn't have been a nicer chap, attentive without being overbearing and a good sense of humour too. I had the Welsh lamb which was absolutely gorgeous, it fell apart and was... More 

Thank evils67
Valencia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Nice little restaurant and pub tucked in the Castle Hotel. We tucked up in the corner of the pub - taking a break from scaling the walls and the castle. Food was very good - I had a burger (disappointed again not to be able to get a medium rare burger), my husband the goat cheese and lemon mousse? wrapped... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

When my wife booked this restaurant as a treat for our son and his girlfriend we didn't realise it was the weekend of Conwy feast a very busy weekend in Conwy. We booked a table in the bar side and got the table nearest the bar. To be fair we wanted a table in the bar not the restaurant. Although... More 

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plavin1906, Owner at Dawson's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

This reviewer booked on line and was warned that it was the Food Festival in Conwy when circa 20,000 people decend on the town. They specifically wanted to eat in the bar even though when they arrived it was VERY busy. Knowing that it would be, we actually booked them a table in our restaurant also, well away from the... More 

Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Visited on Saturday 15th October for my daughters 25th birthday celebration. We were seated in the snug which was perfect for our large party. We had the most fantastic night. A couple of niggles with the food (no salmon in the fish pie and something very wrong with the sultana naan). However, the rest of the food was great, beautifully... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We where looking for a local pub and some local food while visiting wales. Dawson bar was exactly what we looked for. Great service and food, lots of local dishes that was cooked to perfection. The lamb was nothing but delicious. The personell was friendly and happy and gave us great recommendations. The clientele was probably a bit more dressed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Whether it's a quick light lunch or a full dinner Dawson's offer delicious, well cooked and beautifully presented food. The light lunches are great, and they do not baulk at serving two starters for a diner with a small appetite. Their real ale is well kept and is available on a tasting board of three for the price of a... More 

Thank Eric N
Alamo, CA
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The food was fine. The service not so much. We were dumped at a bad table by the hostess, who took off before we could object. We were then seated at a table next to a stand with their awards, covered in dust. Did I say how NOISY the restaurant was?

Thank kmorehouse
plavin1906, Owner at Dawson's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for writing and sorry you didn't have a good time. I presume you sat in Shakespeare's if you were seated next to 2 Rosette plates? Personnally I quite like that table - tucked out of the way a bit! Dusty plates - not today - just checked. We are a dusty place in the middle of the town, so... More 

Heswall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This was the best lunch I've had for ages. Can't wait to return for a longer visit. All locally sourced food including the best Mussels I've ever had in the UK..! Friendly service from an excellent kitchen.

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Thank Alan20Strathallan
plavin1906, Owner at Dawson's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks Alan - yes Conwy mussels are amazing - glad you enjoyed them. Will be here until the end of March whilst they are in season. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 51
Welsh, European, British, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Hotel High Street | High Street, Conwy LL32 8DB, Wales (Formerly Dawsons Restaurant)
    (High Street)
  • Public Transportation: Trains: There is a main rail stop in the town of Llandudno Junction (a 5 minute taxi ride away), also Conwy has its own station accessed by a fantastic Telford bridge across the Conwy estuary but this is a requested stop, and only a 5 minute walk from the hotel. Buses: Being a world heritage site Conwy is accessed regularly by all bus routes.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Conwy County  >  Conwy
  • Phone Number: +44 1492 582800
  • This restaurant is at Castle Hotel
Dawson"s at the Castle Hotel Conwy offers inspired use of fantastic local produce to create our Michelin guide recommended, AA 2 rosette awarded dishes that suit all occasions, from a quick bite to eat to that special occasion dinner. With a choice of different areas, bar/lounge and dining room, the ambience and "buzz" of satisfied diners adds to the overall experience and our friendly, un-stuffy service will hope to satisfy your every need. The building dates back to the 16thC but has been transformed with the tasteful marriage of modern, sophisticated style and sympathetic renovation of period features, meaning whichever area you choose to dine in you are sure of being enveloped in over a hundred years of celebrations and good times, the intangible made real. The wine list is also worth note, with no fewer than 19 wines by the glass, from white, to red to rose and then sparkling, you are sure to find a favorite being offered! PLEASE STATE YOUR ROOM PREFERENCE WHEN BOOKING.

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