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Ynyshir Restaurant and Rooms

Certificate of Excellence
British, Welsh
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Eglwys Fach, Eglwys Fach SY20 8TA, Wales
+44 1654 781209
12:00 - 23:00
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Tue 18:30 - 23:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Accrington, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited Ynyshir to try the food of Gareth and his team. We had tried to get over to Northcote as he was doing a night for the Obsession 17 lineup but sadly couldn't attend. With a holiday booked nearby, we weren't going to miss another chance. Our table was booked for 7:30 on a Wednesday evening. We were greeted... More 

Thank jwmugan
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ynyshir enjoys a truly special setting and these hugely talented owners have made it into somewhere well worth taking a long journey to visit. First, the room was sumptuous - beautifully decorated with an impressive state-of-the-art bathroom (complete with whirlpool bath), the most comfortable bed we've slept in for a long time, and gorgeous views out over the garden and... More 

Thank sara186368
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ynyshir,in Eglwys Fach,is 100% worth a visit.The chef,Gareth Ward and his team have worked hard to make this restaurant a truly memorable event. My husband and I went for lunch.There were only one other couple there.The waiting staff and the four chefs under the direction of Gareth Ward have created a menu that defies description,in fact I am lost for... More 

Thank maggie874
Rossett, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The 17-course dinner menu was incredible. We loved that the chefs served each course and explained the ingredients and how they had been prepared. We were the only diners that evening but unlike a previous reviewer we found it to be a very personal and inclusive experience. It was wonderful. We loved the food, we loved the concept. Gareth, Amelia... More 

Thank tinamorris2014
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87 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Had a 9 course tasting menu, which was amazing. We didn't stay, but were able to look at a couple of rooms which were also amazing. Not cheap, but great for a special occasion.

Thank gourmettraveller77
Level Contributor
79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I have waited a while to review Ynyshir as I hoped to feel a bit of clarity about my experience there or maybe i would decide that I did infact fact enjoy my experience there. The truth is I didn't. I have eaten at plenty of Michelin starred restaurants in the UK and abroad, with varying levels of accolades and... More 

Thank holski
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303 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This was the 6th Michelin star establishment out of 7 in Wales for me and my husband to visit in recent months. It was, unfortunately, the most disappointing to date. There were more staff than guests on the night we dined. There ratio of staff to guests was about 1.6 to 1. Staff, while attentive, all asked us how out... More 

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

A truly wonderful experience! We had the pleasure of being seated in the open plan area next to the kitchen and watched and chatted to the chefs as they prepared the courses. A lunch taster menu was an incredible encounter of complex, unusual and delightful flavours and textures.....too many to mention but our favourites being Not French Onion Soup, Lager... More 

Thank mandymR1445GL
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The tasting menu was varied and interesting although we would have appreciated slightly larger portion sizes for some of the courses. The staff were very attentive throughout. The price of the tasting menu was very reasonable and significantly lower than we've paid at other Michelin Star restaurants although the drink prices pushed up the total bill. Overall, we had a... More 

Thank Stuart H
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Flavours were amazing. However, would recommend that a little special treat for special occasions, just like what other Michelin starred restaurants do for their clients.

Thank Yummyfoodie1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$51 - US$169
British, Welsh
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Eglwys Fach, Eglwys Fach SY20 8TA, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Ceredigion  >  Eglwys Fach
  • Phone Number: +44 1654 781209
The restaurant at Ynyshir is one of Wales' most unique and contemporary fine dining destinations and holds four AA rosettes as well as its Michelin Star. The focus is on the complete experience, a journey through our landscape and through our seasons. The restaurant serves alternative British tasting menus using the very best of Welsh and British produce. The menus showcase the best of Welsh ingredients following the seasons, such as Welsh Wagyu Beef and Anglesey Onions throughout the year, as well as locally foraged sea herbs from the estuary and greens from the woodland floor and Ynyshir's extensive gardens. During hunting season expect to see wild deer and local duck, grouse and partridge, and in summer Welsh Lamb from the Dyfi valley. Gareth and his team pickle, salt, ferment and preserve fruits, leaves and berries carrying the harvests through the winter and into the spring. Expect to see dishes such as 'Not French Onion Soup', 'Mackerel Sweet & Sour' and Gareths take on a Tiramisu all served alongside a carefully selected wine-list whilst overlooking the Cambrian mountains and Ynyshir's extensive gardens

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