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The Carlton Restaurant

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32-34 Great Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth SY23 1DE, Wales
+44 1970 612314
08:00 - 18:00
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Warminster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice interesting menu with a wide choice of light bites Comfortable, clean and pleasant surrounding with a large collection of black and white photos of local events etc Friendly, helpful staff Street parking only, flight of stairs to first floor cafe

Thank Pete C
Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited loads of times over the past two years Varied menu, including vegetarian and gluten free options Really cool atmosphere and nice staff Food was of high quality and obviously homemade using fresh ingredients Always full because of popularity (everyone fights for the seats closest to the windows) Cleanliness and hygiene looks like it's always considered Really good price for... More 

Thank pancakewall99
Wigan, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch in the carlton on a very wet rainy afternoon. The service was great and the food was lovely. Felt most welcomed. Would definitely recommend it 😊

Thank Gill J
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Came here for breakfast as it was the first place I could find at 8am and I wasn't disappointed! I was greeted by a lovely lady who took my order. The food arrived quickly and was piping hot, as well as delicious. The meal was so good I then returned for lunch which was just as good. Would definitely recommend... More 

Thank Kingatron
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

While visiting poorly family in hospital, we popped into Aberystwyth for something to eat. We passed several places that were really busy, before we found Carlton. The service and food was very good and we didn't have to wait long. The restaurant was very clean and well presented. With homemade food that's quite tasty. Would definitely go again.

Thank Angela C
Ceredigion, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We go to this café at least once every two weeks and we are never disappointed. The menu is varied, the prices really reasonable and is always piping hot. The staff are friendly and work very hard. Most items appear to be home made by Toni who is very pleasant and always smiling. I love sitting in the window and... More 

Thank Pat O
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

During my study almost everyday i had breakfast at here. The service was very good and i like the croissant and scramble eggs. The scones ws not bad too. Really recommended.

Thank aizatradrad
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Came here for breakfast before leaving Aberystwyth. A lovely place with good food. glad we got a chance to visit before leaving. A lovely place with a smile from all the staff. I had the mini breakfast which was well cooked and my sister had the filled croissant with egg and salmon. It Looked really nice and she tells me... More 

Thank calzw
Ystalyfera, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Another family favourite that's hard to beat but easy to miss. As it's up a fairly large flight of stairs it's not suitable for everyone, which is a shame! Free wifi too.

Thank Annwyn49
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Came here for breakfast with the family a few days ago. The food is of good quality, not the greatest but certainly adequate. The two best things about this place is the people watching, as it is situation overlooking the main street, where you can just watch all of the weird and wonderful characters that Aberystwyth has to offer pass... More 

Thank James M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32-34 Great Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth SY23 1DE, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Ceredigion  >  Aberystwyth
  • Phone Number: +44 1970 612314
The Carlton Restaurant has been under new management since its opening on 3rd July 2013. Owned and run by former chef and owner of the popular Corner's Restaurant on Chalybeate Street (who have also welcomed famous Welsh celebrities in the past such as Tom Jones and Cerys Matthews from Catatonia), Toni and her partner, Gaffari, would like to welcome everyone! The Carlton Restaurant is centrally located in the main town centre of Aberystwyth and boasts an elevated position (above Superdrug) overlooking the main street. Locally-sourced and fresh ingredients and home-cooked with great care and attention to customers' health and well-being are at the forefront of The Carlton's aims. Customers can enjoy delicious and healthy drinks knowing that every beverage consumed helps to support producers in developing countries. Diners with a sweet-tooth can also try Toni's locally-famous home-made cakes and various desserts - her Lemon Meringue is a particular favourite amongst customers! The Carlton Restaurant also caters for specialised dining so customers with food allergies and intolerances can also enjoy The Carlton's food without worrying - simply mention your requirements to the staff. The Carlton Restaurant is also a popular venue for groups. Large groups (10+) are welcome to exclusively book The Carlton Restaurant on Thursday, Friday or Saturday nights. With customers' choices and satisfaction in mind, Toni and Gaff can also custom-make menus. A large selection of wines, beers and cocktails are also available (either during the day or in the evening!).

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