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Dawson's Bar & Restaurant

) #14 of 36 Restaurants in Conwy $$ - $$$ , British, International
Castle Hotel High Street | High Street, Conwy LL32 8DB, Wales
+44 1492 582800
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (21 reviews)
“steak” (21 reviews)
“belly pork” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Welsh, British, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Castle Hotel High Street | High Street, Conwy LL32 8DB, Wales
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1 - 10 of 292 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Having walked around looking for somewhere to have lunch we decided to eat here. Quality of the food was excellent.Nice Pint of real ale to compliment too, Dawsons Dark.

Thank 737niger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dawson's is the bar side of the hotel restaurant. The main courses we ate, the Conwy Valley Lamb and the Pie of the Day were good. The appetizer, scallops, were ok. The bartender walked by us a few times and we finally had to ask...More

Thank LifeisShort-SaskRCMP
Joe L, General Manager at Dawson's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your great review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bar serves excellent gastropub selections at a cheaper price than the restaurant. The setting is very nice; service is excellent. We had the duo of lamb, Welsh rarebit, and fish pie. All were excellent. Nice choice of wine and ales also.

Thank RyanLChicago
Joe L, General Manager at Dawson's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review! We all look forward to welcoming you back very soon!

Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place because for whatever reason our Shakespeare restaurant reservation was deleted. As this one was less expensive and very delicious, we got over that disappointment. I got the fish pie with buttered vegetables and really enjoyed it. This is a great...More

Thank Luckylibrarian13
Joe L, General Manager at Dawson's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Thank you so much for your great review! the team and I hope to see you back very soon!!

Reviewed 4 May 2017

We had a lovely meal here on the 1st night of our stay, the staff were helpful and the food was good. Definitely to be repeated in the near future.

Thank Daval13
Joe L, General Manager at Dawson's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Thank you for your great review!! we all look forward to welcoming you back very soon!!

Reviewed 21 April 2017

The restaurant is part of the Castle House hotel and we sat in the snug as we had our dog with us. The food is a cut above the usual pub fare and we enjoyed our meal. The sea bass and salmon were excellent and...More

Thank wowfactor
Joe L, General Manager at Dawson's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Thank you for your great review! Our team work really hard to make everything as enjoyable as we can and I know the kitchen team will love your comments! We all look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Visited here good Friday with wife for late lunch. Had a nice table in the bar. Just opted for fish and chips each with no starters. Chips were more like wedges that were more than well cooked and the menu stated hand made crushed peas...More

Thank Paul T
Joe L, General Manager at Dawson's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Thank you for your review and I can assure you we have the same kitchen!! Apologies for what appears to be a drop in our usual standards and we look forward to putting it right on your next visit!

Reviewed 12 April 2017

Fantastic lunch mussels fantastic actually all the food and drink is fantastic service was great friends staff very helpfully it's worth paying a bit extra to have the quality and better dining eating experience a very pleasurable lunch. Good ales available to.

Thank Nathan B
Joe L, General Manager at Dawson's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you for your great review!! We all look forward to welcoming you back very soon!!

Reviewed 16 February 2017

Service is great, food is OK, but the environment and price is not acceptable. Out door seat is great for smokerMore

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Thank Wang R
Joe L, General Manager at Dawson's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2017

Thank you for your review, and great to read our team have excelled again and that you enjoyed our courtyard, however I'm very sorry to read you feel we are over priced, we try very hard to give value, we use fresh local produce which...More

Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the Castle hotel on a package that included the first nights meal. We eat from the bar menu but we're seated in the restaurant which was nice as it was a little quieter however I think this was not the norm. The food...More

Thank Motisy
Joe L, General Manager at Dawson's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2017

Thank you for your review! Great to read you enjoyed your stay with us, that the team did a good job looking after you and that we got in the top 5 steaks!! We will be sure as to let Ieuan know in Edwards' Butchers...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Nancy B
How do I make a reservation for two diners on June 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm?
6 May 2017|
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Response from Joe L | Property representative |
Our number is 01492 582800, option 2 for Dawsons and one of our team will make your booking!
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TwosCompany1980
Is it open to non guests for breakfast and from what time?
12 May 2016|
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Response from C-S-TravelersFromCA | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, not certain re: breakfast. We were only there for dinner.
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265ElaineB
What is sunday lunch like and is it very expensive?
1 April 2015|
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Response from ReenPA | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, can't help with Sunday lunch, we were only there for Saturday evening dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$51
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Hotel High Street | High Street, Conwy LL32 8DB, Wales (Formerly Dawsons Restaurant)
    (High Street)
  • Public Transportation: Trains: There is a main rail stop in the town of Llandudno Junction (a 5 minute taxi ride away), also Conwy has its own station accessed by a fantastic Telford bridge across the Conwy estuary but this is a requested stop, and only a 5 minute walk from the hotel. Buses: Being a world heritage site Conwy is accessed regularly by all bus routes.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Conwy County  >  Conwy
  • Phone Number: +44 1492 582800
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Castle Hotel
Description
Dawson"s at the Castle Hotel Conwy offers inspired use of fantastic local produce to create our Michelin guide recommended, AA 2 rosette awarded dishes that suit all occasions, from a quick bite to eat to that special occasion dinner. With a choice of different areas, bar/lounge and dining room, the ambience and "buzz" of satisfied diners adds to the overall experience and our friendly, un-stuffy service will hope to satisfy your every need. The building dates back to the 16thC but has been transformed with the tasteful marriage of modern, sophisticated style and sympathetic renovation of period features, meaning whichever area you choose to dine in you are sure of being enveloped in over a hundred years of celebrations and good times, the intangible made real. The wine list is also worth note, with no fewer than 19 wines by the glass, from white, to red to rose and then sparkling, you are sure to find a favorite being offered! PLEASE STATE YOUR ROOM PREFERENCE WHEN BOOKING.
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