06 Jul Top places to eat in Conwy
Once you start making the most of your holiday lodge and spend a few evenings in Conwy, you’ll know all the hottest restaurants even better than some locals! In the meantime, we thought we’d give you a cheeky head start by telling you all about our favourite places to eat in Conwy.
* Warning: this list might cause some drooling!
The best 10 places to eat in Conwy for breakfast, lunch & dinner
1. Amelies Restaurant – Best breakfast
We can’t think of a better way to kickstart a day out in Conwy than to savour a tasty breakfast in this cosy café! Blending local and international recipes, Amelies is a much-loved coffee shop with something for everyone, including lots of veggie and vegan options. You can either visit it for breakfast, lunch or an afternoon cake, but one thing is for sure: you’ll never leave disappointed!
2. Castle Hotel & Restaurant – Best gastropub
How about dining where William Wordsworth and Thomas Telford stayed? From its dramatic facade to its ornate furnishings and paintings, the picturesque restaurant of this former 19th-century coaching inn is bound to fascinate you. At the Castle Hotel, you’ll find your favourite pub food with a sophisticated twist, always cooked fresh using mostly local ingredients.
3. Watson’s Bistro – Best for fine dining
If you’d like to treat yourself and a special someone to a memorable dining experience, look no further than this family-run bistro right by the historic town walls. Using only the freshest locally-sourced produce and adding their own spin to all-time favourite and more modern dishes, Watson’s Bistro will leave you fully satisfied and with a sweet, nostalgic feel.
4. Alfredo – Best Italian
Ask any local where they like to go for their regular fix of Italian food, and we can guarantee that most (if not all) of them will say Alfredo! A long-standing local staple, their rustic décor and authentic dishes will make you wonder whether you’ve accidentally been transported to the Bel Paese. Although they’re famous for their pizzas, they also have an extensive restaurant menu that can cater to anyone’s taste.
5. Paysanne – One of the best French places to eat in Conwy (and Wales!)
Opened in 1988 thanks to its original owners’ sincere love for provincial French cuisine, Paysanne is still a family business, now run by their son. The parents? They never fail to send him the best wines directly from France. From the most famous dishes to the most traditional recipes only known by locals, this restaurant will allow you to discover the true, simple but tasty French cuisine. Don’t miss the chance of pairing up each dish with the perfect wine!
6. The Ebb & Flow at the Quay Hotel & Spa – Best location
How about complementing the most sumptuous starters and main courses with a breathtaking view? Right opposite the UNESCO heritage site of Conwy Castle, the Ebb & Flow looks over the peaceful Conwy estuary and mountains. It also includes a spacious veranda for some alfresco dining. Sourcing its ingredients locally and offering a varied selection of Welsh beers and ales, it’s a fantastic spot to unwind or catch up with your friends. Did we mention that it’s right by the Quay Spa, to which you’ll gain an unlimited membership by purchasing one of our exclusive lodges?
7. The Galleon – Best fish & chips
Let’s be honest: sometimes nothing can beat a good ol’ fish & chips! Whether you’d rather dine in or take it away to enjoy it right by the river, The Galleon will be your go-to stop for a cod, haddock or plaice and chips in Conwy.
8. Jalsa Tandoori – Best Indian
If you’re after a spicy but casual dining experience, indulge in authentic Indian flavours at Jalsa Tandoori. Their extensive menu offers lots of exotic street food choices, but they’re mainly renowned for their delicious curries. Don’t worry if you aren’t a spicy eater: they have something to cater for anyone’s taste buds.
9. Nikki Ip’s – Best Chinese
Open for both lunch and dinner, this restaurant offers a stunning view of the Conwy estuary and a large menu that will spoil you with choices. From the most traditional noodles to the juiciest fillets, you’ll be able to appreciate a taste of China in the heart of North Wales.
10. The Erskine Arms – Best local cuisine
Your stay in Conwy could be a great chance to discover the mouthwatering traditions of local Welsh cuisine, going beyond your usual Welsh Rarebit. Don’t worry, though: they serve that, too! Everything is always freshly prepared from scratch and using local ingredients whenever possible. Why not enjoy your luscious meal in their delightful sheltered courtyard?
Whether you’re after your all-time favourite dishes or an exotic treat, a cosy atmosphere or a quirky setting, we’re confident that this premium selection of the best places to eat in Conwy has got something to match your taste buds’ desires.
Mwynhau eich pryd! Enjoy your meal!