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Gannets Bistro

7 St James Square, Aberystwyth SY23 1DL, Wales
+44 1970 617164
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef wellington” (17 reviews)
“steak” (16 reviews)
“pate” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 St James Square, Aberystwyth SY23 1DL, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on Saturday evening based on the menu on offer. Chose chicken in peach and port. Asked if I could substitute potatoes for fries. Was told "Na. It's roast potatoes. Healthier for you" in no uncertain terms. The meal was actually processed compressed chicken. The...More

Thank d0h55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review cover 2 visits in September. The first - family & the 2nd with friends. Both visits were of the excellent standard previously enjoyed at this superb restaurant/bistro. It is a real credit to the owners & Aberystwyth. The food is always beautifully cooked...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I just had a beautiful lunch at Gannets. Braised squid to start. Have never tasted anything like it. We both had sirloin steaks that were so tender. Amazing food and complete value for money

Thank Melanie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

found this fab place by accident glad we did had a 3 course meal and a litre of wine for £34 food was excellent and the service would recommend it highly pay this place a visit you won't regret it

Thank Karenm1971
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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

This place is strange in general. The decor is very old fashioned and totally random! The table had a ripped cloth and was tiny. It looks to be run by an elderly couple and is more like their loving room than a bistro. I order...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Well cooked fresh ingredients good sized portions - did not have room for a desert. Seafood ramekin always great as is the avocado and prawn starter. Beef Wellington was amazing! Very fair pricing and excellent friendly and efficient service.

Thank Frankie71baby
Reviewed 3 July 2017

WhenI wrote my previous review of this fabulous Bistro I was sure I couldn`t better our experience. I was wrong. We visited again in June & we all enjoyed a totally superb, beautifully cooked & presented meal & enjoyed in homely surroundings. Our son ordered...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Gannets is tucked away in a backstreet at the top end of Aber, not far from the castle and it is well worth searching out. My daughter was studying at Aber uni and I am so glad we stumbled across this bistro whilst visiting her,...More

Thank RichardOfIpswich
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Our son visited us for his birthday & we booked in at Gannets. we could not have made a better choice. The homely restaurant had a lovely atmosphere & the menu was extensive. All food is especially cooked using fresh ingredients & was beautifully presented...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Four of us booked a Friday evening, returning to a favourite restaurant from our student days (over 30 years ago!) and could have been disappointed.... but hurrah! we were not. Time has not aged the simply beautifully cooked, varied food, and Dave and Dilys are...More

3  Thank ThePughs14
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 St James Square, Aberystwyth SY23 1DL, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Ceredigion  >  Aberystwyth
  • Phone Number: +44 1970 617164
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