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Castle Cottage Restaurant

) #3 of 14 Restaurants in Harlech $$$$ Seafood, British,
Y Llech | Gwynedd, Snowdonia National Park, Harlech LL46 2YL, Wales
+44 1766 780479
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Seafood, British, Contemporary, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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Y Llech | Gwynedd, Snowdonia National Park, Harlech LL46 2YL, Wales
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Christmas Special three course menu for £25.00, endorsed by friends who had sampled the fare earlier in the month and spoke highly of the establishment, from regular visits, seemed too good to be true. As indeed it proved to be. To describe the main...More

Thank Jim H
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jim H You came (if you actually did) for the reduced price Xmas dinner party menu, if you had the turkey dinner (your poor review was lacking in detail) - it is what it is, a roast dinner!! My school dinners where not too...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a family dinner for 10 for a special occasion and we all said it was a wonderful meal - mains course were truly magnificent. All courses fantastic; thank you for a great evening. Great wines too. It made the weekend for us.

Thank infoP751FD
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi infoP751FD! Thank you for your lovely review, we are delighted that you party all enjoyed themselves on your special day. looking forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a celebratory dinner last night with my husband. Great canapés (mini scotch eggs). Portions are large so arrive hungry. Great bottle of Rioja reasonably priced. Would have cost at least double in a London restaurant.More

1  Thank LindilouSwindon
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi LindilouSwindon! We are made up you enjoyed your food and wines with us, our wine list is made up of our favorite wines form around the world, and we have tasted every wine on our list!. We are not the cheapest restaurant in town,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for my 50th birthday. The food was excellent and very good value. We had canapes in the bar followed by a lovely three course meal for £45 each. Everything was beautifully presented and cooked. The wine was also excellent and good value. I...More

1  Thank Yvonne D
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Yvonne D We are delighted that you came for dinner to celebrate you 'big' birthday. Love your comments re the food and wine, and it was good to see you enjoying yourselves so much. looking forward to serving you again soon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and clean with fresh decor and pristine toilets (important discriminator). Very tasty appetiser, especially the warm Scotch eggs, which are the best we've ever had. Could happily have eaten anything on the menu but had soup and a steak. The soup was a lobster...More

1  Thank Ousontlesbaggages
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Ousontlesbaggages ! Thank you for your brilliant review. Thank you for the great comment re our food ( i am old enough to remember Berni Inns!!!). Our food is quite traditional - not into foams, smears and warm jellies!!! - just properly cooked food...More

Reviewed 15 June 2017

Having dined here previously, you know exactly what to expect; a great setting, great service and outstanding food; aperitifs, canapés, three wonderful courses and great wines. Looking forward to returning.

Thank gybe53
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi gybe53 What a lovely review! Short, sweet and to the point. Looking forward to serving you both again soon

Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

We booked this restaurant in advance and although not all the tables were taken, it was a Sunday evening and I expect it gets very busy at other times during the week. When we arrived we were shown to the bar area where we had...More

3  Thank Sally T
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sally T! Thank you for your lovely review of us. We are delighted that you both enjoyed our food and wines, Sundays nights can be a bit quiet, but its always best to book in advance, so thank your for that comment. Looking forward...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017

We stayed at Castle Cottage as part of my 60th birthday celebration. The food, the welcome and the rooms were beyond compare. The best rack of lamb I've ever had. They also have a really super wine list. Everyhing about our stay was the best...More

2  Thank wishfulNorthwales
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi wishfulNorthwales Thank you for the brilliant review - especially the comments re our food and accommodation, its hard work running a restaurant with rooms, so its great to get good feedback. We are made up that you enjoyed your big birthday celebration. I will...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We walked up the hill from Min y don caravan park to work up an appetite and it was worth it! The views of the Welsh landscape through the cosy bar window where canapés are served are exquisite. The dining room is intimate but doesn't...More

2  Thank Hadrian M
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Haidrian M Thank you for your excellent review. Delighted that you enjoyed your dinner with us, and the wife was happy with her GF choices ( thank you for telling us when you booked) The steep hill is a bit challenging, but helps you...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017

Abersoch crab & Mochras lobster starters showcase local sea food, fig crumble fantastic. My main (monkfish curry) let me down - may be the fish or overcooked ..New Zealand SB compensated! The scotch egg canape is worth the trip alone!

1  Thank David P
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi David P Thank you for your mixed bag review! (I think!) We nearly got all the food right - but please next time say something and we would have replaced it if you were not happy. Hope to serve you again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 45 - USD 58
Cuisine
Seafood, British, Contemporary, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 21:00
Monday
19:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 21:00
Thursday
19:00 - 21:00
Friday
19:00 - 21:00
Saturday
19:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Y Llech | Gwynedd, Snowdonia National Park, Harlech LL46 2YL, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Snowdonia National Park  >  Harlech
  • Phone Number: +44 1766 780479
  • E-mail
Description
We have steadily built up a reputation for good food, both locally and with visitors to the area. We source and use as much local / Welsh produce as possible and strive to create a dining experience that combines top quality local food and service with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We offer a 2 course or 3 course option as well as a 5 course tasting menu. We are the Mid Wales and overall winner for Wales of The True Taste Eating out Award for 2008/09.Visit Wales Gold Award 2011/12/13/14/15/16. National Restaurant Awards 2011 Top 100. Good Hotel Guide editor's choice award 2016. For 25 years we have had a continuous entry in the Good Food Guide. Cheshire Life Highly Commended Award 2016
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