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Castle Cottage Restaurant

Y Llech | Gwynedd, Snowdonia National Park, Harlech LL46 2YL, Wales
+44 1766 780479
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, European, British, Welsh, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Y Llech | Gwynedd, Snowdonia National Park, Harlech LL46 2YL, Wales
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here as a birthday celebration the food was delicious and the nibbles in the bar beforehand were too... well worth a visit

Thank BinziNuneaton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this gorgeous place having heard amazing things from friends, Glyn and Jackie were perfect hosts, homemade canapés including truffle oil popcorn & scotch eggs, fabulous starters & belly pork main course followed by what can only be described as divine treacle tart, wine list...More

Thank WildeOne43
Reviewed 29 January 2018

We visited here on a quiet Friday night whilst staying nearby, we were greeted and shown to the bar area to peruse the menu and have an aperitif, we were served some canapes which although very nice i found them a little too filling, i...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Last Saturday was my third visit to Castle Cottage, my son’s second. We parked in the recently renovated car park, facing the magnificent stronghold of Harlech Castle and walked around the corner to the welcoming sight of Castle Cottage. We were warmly met and ushered...More

1  Thank PutneySW
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

The restaurant has a very cozy bar to start with drinks and canapés and to later relax in. It is a small (not tiny, just nice) and intimate restaurant. The food was amazing, I especially enjoyed my salmon starter! The hostess was very kind. I...More

Thank TravelinReality
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Having taken a recommendation for this restaurant and e mailed to book for a very special birthday meal I can only report that the result left both myself and my partner very disappointed Food - very average and not up to the standard expected given...More

2  Thank UkDubai
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Hi UKDubai Having received your email request for a table, i was in two minds to accept your request as the diction and tone of your email was odd -Birthday Booking request for a special lady, was the title. "I would like to make a...More

Reviewed 1 November 2017

We stayed here for Dinner, Bed & Breakfast. The en-suite bedrooms are excellent ;well equipped; spacious, well serviced and very clean. Breakfast offers an excellent choice of bread rolls; criossant, cereals; fresh fruit; toast; sausages; bacon eggs; any which way, tomato: mushrooms; lightly smoked haddock;...More

2  Thank johnen2014
Reviewed 25 October 2017

the food here is still first class and a must if you are in Harlech and want excellent food.It has been approx. 2yrs since we last ate here but the service ambience and especially the food is still excellent

1  Thank jkbellis
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I should have looked at the last review,I thought iwas being a bit sensative .IFelt the lady did need some training in hospitality she was not very welcoming at all.We did have wine (just placed on table)starter pleasant main not so,not worth the price you...More

3  Thank terrence2021
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We visited the area which is our favourite part of Wales, taking in Snowdon, Portmerion and Abersoch. We always try to eat in the Hotel at Portmerion but as there was a wedding on last weekend, we could not get in, we went online and...More

1  Thank Janet W
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hi Janet W well! ..what can i say! we were obviously not your cup of tea ( or bottle of wine) I will sack the old bird and keep the spring chicken!! - watch the feathers fly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$49 - US$63
Seafood, European, British, Welsh, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:00 - 21:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 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
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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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