Take a culinary tour of Wales, with our guide to the best hotel restaurants
We couldn’t create a list of the best foodie destinations in Wales without mentioning Tyddyn Llan. This incredible restaurant has plenty of accolades – from a Michelin star to 2016 Good Hotel Guide Editor’s Gourmet Choice – making it one of the best places to eat in Wales.
Run by a husband and wife team, the restaurant serves seasonal produce on a daily-changing menu – from Cefnllan farm duck breast to fillet of aged Welsh black beef.
On the ‘dish’ list: The beauty of this eatery? The menu is constantly changing to fit seasonal produce. One day you may be served saddle of venison, another, grilled wild bass.
Traditional Welsh cuisine is turned on its head in Penally Abbey’s restaurant, giving a fresh foodie outlook. Using only the freshest local produce, Penally Abbey’s reputation for fine fare has snowballed; it’s now regarded as one of the best restaurants in Tenby. Situated in a charming 18th century building, the intimate hotel marries heritage with luxury, to great taste.
On the ‘dish’ list: Venison loin with a broccoli and Stilton puree, fondant potatoes and juniper berry sauce.
Head to this spectacular seaside pile for a maritime gastronomical adventure. With not one, but three restaurants under its belt, St Brides is a coastal foodie destination. For the jewel in its culinary crown, head to The Cliff restaurant and gallery bar. When you’re not feasting on fruits from the ocean, you can take in the dramatic views across the bay, from the restaurant’s excellent vantage point.
On the ‘dish’ list: Pancetta-wrapped loin of halibut, served with a sundried tomato and olive laced mash and a parsley jus.
This luxury rural bolthole, nestled in the lush green hills of the Isle of Anglesey, offers two restaurants for diners: Noëlle’s for a fine dining experience or Clock Tower Cafe for an intimate, rustic setting.
Noëlle’s is high on our wishlist, where regional produce features on the menu – with Anglesey pork fillet, ‘Cwt Caws’ goat’s cheese and Carmarthen ham being strong choices.
On the ‘dish’ list: Bodior Farm’ beef fillet, presented with braised oxtail, garlic spinach, pomme puree, beetroot fondant and madeira jus.
Tucked away in the Welsh mountainside, Lake Vyrnwy has it all; a fairytale tower, panoramic views and excellent local food. Head to the award-winning Tower restaurant at this lakeside hotel, for a gastro feast enjoyed with spectacular views across the attractive setting.
On the ‘dish’ list: Pan fried breast of chicken with confit potatoes, sautéed thyme pears, pickled red cabbage & marsala sauce.