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Dylanwad Da - CLOSED

Smithfield Street, Snowdonia National Park, Dolgellau LL40 1AA, Wales
+44 1341 422870
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
4 Apr 2016
“Dropped in”
3 Jan 2015
“New venue...recommended!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Wine Bar
$$ - $$$
Smithfield Street, Snowdonia National Park, Dolgellau LL40 1AA, Wales
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Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Called in for bottle of wine. Very friendly and hospitable. Had a mini tasting before selecting a couple of bottles from the small but well stocked cellar. Definitely worth calling in for drinks and snacks if in Dolgellau

Thank llanshooter
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Dylanwad Da has moved, into an interesting big new building just off Eldon Square. It's a great mixture of rooms - cafe, bar, arty glass extension, a wine cellar, and - soon, various upstairs rooms. It's original, creative, fresh, and altogether a nice place to...More

2  Thank 1Muso
Reviewed 19 July 2014

We had what was called the tapas selection - which was a series of average cold cheeses, some anchovies out of a can and one cold Spanish meat. Very expensive for £15. The main problem is that it is not really a tapas place, and...More

Thank Roberto9
Dylan R, Owner at Dylanwad Da, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2014

Hi, sorry, we are at fault here as we have not updated our site on Tripadvisor. After 25 years of cooking we are no longer a restaurant but primarily a wine shop and a cafe by day whilst we await for the opening of our...More

Reviewed 4 January 2014

A wonderful set menu with good wines. There were 12 of us, we were all impressed with the meal and the service.

1  Thank halifaxhestyorkshire
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Once again another lovely meal at Dylanwad whilst staying in the village. We booked via email and the bistro replied immediately. My partner had the scallops and I the Spanish chicken which where beautiful. Fabulous wine selection. We were not disappointed, good value, relaxed, friendly...More

1  Thank Nippyems
Reviewed 27 August 2013

One evening during our recent vacation to northern Wales, we decided the women in our group needed a nice meal out. I chose Dylanwood Da because one of my daughters is a Sommelier. Dylanwood Da is a small, intimate restaurant and wine bar. The wine...More

Thank Tucsonteresa
Reviewed 20 August 2013

A small restaurant which unfortunately will be closing for evening meals in the near future. Make the effort to go before it closes, well worth it, and make sure you book.

Thank Marion009
Reviewed 19 August 2013

You would walk past without realising that this is a classy little restaurant offering attentive, friendly service and great food. It's where locals choose to eat out as well as us visitors. Proud of being Welsh and priding itself on local ingredients. Not cheap, but...More

Thank grayee1962
Dylan R, Owner at Dylanwad Da, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2013

Hello and thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are really tucked away in Dolgellau and after 25 years, some people still don't know we are there after years of visiting the town! The Welsh ethos is something we...More

Reviewed 2 August 2013

A visit to Dolgellau would not be complete without a visit to Dylanwad Da. Dylan is a really excellent Chef and always offers a great range of wines - A fine culinary experienceMore

Thank Richard R
Dylan R, Owner at Dylanwad Da, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2013

Thank you very much for a lovely review and I'm pleased that you enjoy coming to the restaurant. We are pushing ahead with plans for our new wine shop around the corner and hope to be open in 2014! Have a look at our blog...More

Reviewed 22 June 2013

Ime a local and had heard a lot of excellent reports about this restaurant, so booked it for my wife's birthday. The food is good, service and cleanliness is excellent, but the atmosphere is a little bland.More

Thank noel2000
Dylan R, Owner at Dylanwad Da, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2013

Thank you for the review and for visiting the restaurant, we have a high proportion of local trade. We've been open for 25 years this August and are now listed in the Good Food Guide's longest serving restaurants so we'll be celebrating soon! The atmosphere...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 7 - USD 14
Wine Bar
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Smithfield Street, Snowdonia National Park, Dolgellau LL40 1AA, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Snowdonia National Park  >  Dolgellau
  • Phone Number: +44 1341 422870
  • E-mail
For over 20 years Dylanwad Da ("Good Influence") has been providing good food and wine in the centre of the beautiful little market town of Dolgellau. Dylanwad Da is open in the day as a Cafe/Bar and Wine Shop for coffee, cakes and tapas or to purchase any of our carefully selected wines. - See more at: http://www.Dylanwad.Co.Uk/index.Htm#sthash.UQTaBfKq.Dpuf
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