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Castle Cottage Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Seafood, British, Contemporary, Welsh
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Castell Criws Y Llech | Gwynedd, Snowdonia National Park, Harlech LL46 2YL, Wales
+44 1766 780479
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19:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 19:00 - 21:00
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Penrhyndeudraeth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this charming restaurant in the Good Food guide. What a find! Warm welcome & excellent food. The canapés were lovely. We enjoyed our starters - fish cakes & scallops. For our main course we had rib eye steak & duck which were first class with good size portions. Good choice of new & old world wines - some... More 

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1 Thank FoodyfanOxford
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our family dinner - we ate everything - lamb was delicious - the duet of beef got rave reviews and the chocolate trio desert was an instant hit. Wonderful produce, lovingly cooked and presented. Thank you.

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Thank Amanda J
andalusia
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Scotch egg and lamb curry in pastry were too heavy as morsels to enjoy prior to ordering then the food options became stranger. Scallops and black pudding were lovely but a huge piece if belly pork too? Monkfish and prawns totally out flavoured by chorizo and beans. Lamb and suckling pig both dry and tough. Felt this restaurant was trying... More 

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Thank ec20000
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi ec200000000000 Well, you did not like us at all!! (Having looked at your profile it seems you either love or loath the places you dine at - how bizarre is that!), so i guess we caught you on one of you loath days. The quails Scotch egg and curried Welsh lamb & banana curry are not morsels, but canapés... More 

Perth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful stay at the cottage, the hosts were lovely as well as professional in there work, the rooms at the cottage were very spacious with lots of character,done to a very high standard, fruit, coffee and tea in room, The food and service was excellent, good choice of breakfast hot and cold, the menu at night had a... More 

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Thank charliem788
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We went to this highly recommended Restuarant last night . There was 4 of us the food was spectacular. I thought we were going To have something special when we were given some delicious small starters in the bar. The Restuarant was full but no problem coping . If you are in the North Wales area You must try it.

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2 Thank David M
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi David M! Thank you for your spectacular review. Thank you for the recommendation, we are delighted that you enjoyed your dinner with us. Hope to serve you all again soon! More 

Stockport, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We dined here 2 of the 3 nights we stayed in Harlech. Fantastic food & service & an enjoyable evening on both occasions. Worth going back to Harlech just for this experience again !!! Thank you to everyone there for making our short break so special.

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1 Thank Suzanne B
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Suzanne B! Thank you for your brilliant review of us, and we are delighted that you came twice and enjoyed it so much each time. You were both a pleasure to serve, hoping to see you again soon More 

Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

stayed in Harlech for a couple of days, self catering..fancied eating out...the choice was the awful local pub, the indian, an overly expensive restaurant or here!.. what a lovely place! delicious food & a welcoming owner...would recommended!

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1 Thank SK2014134
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi SK2014134 What a great little review of us! We are delighted that you enjoyed your dinner with us and loved our food. Looking forward to serving you again More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

my wife and I visit harlech regularly and our friends always recommend castle cottage so we booked a table and were not disappointed. The bar area where you are given the evening meal menu, is well appointed with a good view of the castle and the beach. There was an offer of any 2 courses for £35 or 3 courses... More 

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2 Thank Christopher F
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Christopher F Thank you for the wonderful review of us. Delighted that you enjoyed your dinner with us. We dont go in for over the top, in your face style of service , always asking if everything is OK ( a personal bug bear of mine when i am out eating!) sorry about the staff not smiling too much,... More 

Londerzeel
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96 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

friends told us to try it here, we did and surely will do it again. A beautiful meal, and very good wines!!! We certainly advise to try it, we did'nt regret it!!

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2 Thank PaulCroughs
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi PaulCroughs Brill review, you have great friends!!. Glad you enjoyed our food and wines so much. Hope to serve you again soon More 

Biddulph, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We visited here as we were staying in nearby Barmouth for my husband's birthday meal. The setting is cosy, not too formal and very relaxed. We had drinks in the bar and were treated to aperitifs on the house then fresh bread and water awaited us already on our table once we were ready to sit in the dining room.... More 

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Thank Hannah B
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Hannah B What a fab review of us, delighted that you both loved the Castle Cottage experience. Its hard work running a restaurant , so its great to get positive feed back. Thank you for the great comments re our food. Hope to serve you both again soon More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$43 - US$56
Cuisine
Seafood, British, Contemporary, Welsh
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 21:00
Monday
19:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 21:00
Thursday
19:00 - 21:00
Friday
19:00 - 21:00
Saturday
19:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castell Criws Y Llech | Gwynedd, Snowdonia National Park, Harlech LL46 2YL, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Snowdonia National Park  >  Harlech
  • Phone Number: +44 1766 780479
Description
We have steadily built up a reputation for good food, both locally and with visitors to the area. We source and use as much local / Welsh produce as possible and strive to create a dining experience that combines top quality local food and service with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We offer a 2 course or 3 course option as well as a 5 course tasting menu. We are the Mid Wales and overall winner for Wales of The True Taste Eating out Award for 2008/09.Visit Wales Gold Award 2011/12/13/14/15/16. National Restaurant Awards 2011 Top 100. Good Hotel Guide editor's choice award 2016. For 25 years we have had a continuous entry in the Good Food Guide. Cheshire Life Highly Commended Award 2016

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