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Ffordd y Llan | Llysfaen, Colwyn Bay LL29 8SW, Wales
+44 1492 516774
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Most of the food was ok, however if you're a vegetarian it is limited to about six choices, no veg curry or tofu based meals

Thank George D
jmWales, Manager at The Semaphore Lodge, responded to this review

Hi I'm unsure if you mean the buffet or the a la carte menu, A vegetarian can choose any meal from our menu that will be included in the price of the buffet so you can then have anything from our buffet also, Our a la carte menu has many vegetarian dishes with tofu and also vegetable curry, I hope... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We visit the semaphore every time we are staying nearby and have never been disappointed. The food is always fresh and the staff are lovely. Would recommend to everyone and round say don't be put off by first appearance. See you next time we are in north Wales.

1 Thank Deborah K
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Waitresses here are lovely, very friendly and accommodating. Bar staff were okay too. Food was nice but didn't seem to be as fresh as I would've liked. While queuing, one of the girls working there had to turn the light back on and got an electric shock from the buffet stand but it wasn't cared about by most staff. Still,... More 

1 Thank jennag1178
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We have just been to Choi's at the semaphore for my daughter's 21st. Very evident who she was with the singing and 'surprise' call when she walked in but the surly woman behind the bar still insisted a bar man ask her for id! She was quite rude and had no people skills! Very off putting. The rest of the... More 

Thank HughesPatricia71
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

On holiday from the Midlands touring north wales. Found this restaurant thx to trip advisor. Even though we were the only people eating lunch the food was excellent with the lunchtime special at just over £7 was great VFM. The staff were friendly and even a quality wine by the glass. Would recommend this place the lunch. Amazing views across... More 

Thank nicktun
Manchester, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We booked a table here for dinner, have been before, and were not disappointed. Great selection of starters and mains to suit all tastes. Chicken and sweetcorn soup was replenished when requested and was lovely and hot. Hard to pick a favourite dish as we like them all!! All washed down with a chilled pint. Small selection of sweets a... More 

Thank Jon C
Clitheroe, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We had a family meal here during a short stay near Colwyn Bay. I have to say it was excellent, the food was hot and tasty, being a buffet you can fill your boots! Well recommended, even the puddings looked great, but I was too stuffed to move by then :)

Thank Robert C
Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Another superb meal here. I love the buffet as you can have a bit of this & that. Always plenty of selection. Desserts could be better but the other food make up for that.

Thank Spirit1414
Llandudno, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Been to the semaphore previously but this time was much much better. A bit expensive compared to other places that do buffets but the food was very nice , The BBQ ribs were fantastic

Thank paul w
Abergele, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Place dirty and food not good,pleased to get out, had visited in the past and was of a decent standard

Thank John H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Malaysian, Chinese, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ffordd y Llan | Llysfaen, Colwyn Bay LL29 8SW, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Conwy County  >  Colwyn Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1492 516774

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?