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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely welcome , I had my service dog with me and we had a beautiful corner table overlooking the bay. The menu was amazing, although if you don't like seafood there are "land" options. After many revisits to the table, our poor...waitress Irina had worn the floor down! We eventually decided on Mackerel pate, scallops and indulgently eef capacio for my dog For our main course, my sister order the hot seafood platter and me the cold one. Our starters were excellant. When our platters arrived we congratulated ourselves on great choices. I decided not to have the crab, but had 1/2 lobsters, langustinrs, tiger prawns, octopus, mussels and oysters, it came with bread, I also asked for some red wine vinegar( a favourite of mine with shellfish). My sister had much the same, but scallops instead of oysters. We munched through our platters, admiring the view but also the other meals coming out. Almost at the end we gave up. I think Irina was impressed! She checked on us through the meal but it wasn't intrusive. We were there to pay our respects to my late husband, who had died close to there 3 years ago. He would've been looking down in envy. All the staff we met were great, including the mancunian cheeky chappie. We'd definitely be back. My dog loved the beef xMore

Date of visit: June 2024
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Fred Brooks, Owner at Norbar Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Barb, Wow what an amzing review! So wonderful to hear on what must have been an emotional day that our food and service really hit the spot. I will pass on your lovely comments to Irina. She'll be thrilled. See you soon -Dan (...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had the most amazing meals, cocktails and puddings here at Norbar last night with the perfect view of a beautiful sunset. All the staff were so helpful and always smiling. A special mention to Rob, who was ever so helpful and a star. Thank...you Rob. Look forward to returning soon.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Fred Brooks, Owner at Norbar Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking he time to leave such a wonderful review of our lovely restaurant. So pleased you got to enjoy one of our famous sunsets. In our opinion we are the best spot in Barmouth for a sunset. I will pass on your...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing food and service! My wife and I both had starter,main and dessert and each course was exceptional. Our waiter Robert was friendly and helpful. The service was prompt and efficient without making us feel rushed. Add all of this to the stunning views across...the bay and all we can say is thank you for a perfect evening!More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Fred Brooks, Owner at Norbar Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Martin, Thank you for an awesome review. Really pleased you had such a wonderful visit and will pass on your kind words to Robert. We look forward to welcoming you back soon

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here for the first time on 31st May and all I can say is WOW! I chose the hot fish platter, which was the half portion for one person, this would have easily fed two and the quality was amazing. My husband had...the T-bone with half a lobster, the steak was one of the best he’s ever had. We were on Table 7 and didn’t get the waiters name but he was great, efficient, checked everything was ok regularly and was a really friendly guy. The owners have got this place spot on, the atmosphere is great, amazing food without a pretentious attitude. All the staff are friendly and cheerful, a very mixed clientele, lots of lovely families. My only complaint is we don’t live nearer, we will be back, Thank you for a memorable night.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Fred Brooks, Owner at Norbar Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about your recent visit to our restaurant. We are really please you had such an excellent and memorable evening. Our steak and lobster really is a treat and glad your tried our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to the Norbar every year since it opened and could never fault the food or the service, however,on this occasion the waiter was patronising, rude and so full of his own delf importance he failed to deliver the service expected of this...establishment. The food was no where near the quality we are used to having from here. Very disappointed, dont think we will be making a return visit.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Fred Brooks, Owner at Norbar Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your recent visit. I am very sorry to hear that your experience did not live up to the standards that we set ourselves here at the Norbar. I am very surprised to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely fabulous. Can't wait to go again. Food was delicious and well priced. Waiters were friendly and attentive.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Fred Brooks, Owner at Norbar Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Anna, Thank you very much for visiting our lovely seafood restaurant and for leaving such a glowing review. We can't wait for you to return. -Dan

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous seafood platter, perfectly cooked lobster, great steak for the non seafood lover. Very reasonably priced and friendly service. Good sea view. Lovely evening

Date of visit: May 2024
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Fred Brooks, Owner at Norbar Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a cracking review. Really glad you enjoyed our locally caught lobster and excellent sea views. We hope to see you again when you are next in the area. -Dan

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my daughter for her birthday meal to this stunning venue. The meal was absolutely stunning. We all had a variety of dishes ranging from a large charcuterie board to fish menu specials. The staff were exceptionally attentive and accommodating as my daughter wanted one...of the fish specials changing slightly and the head chef accommodated this also. Our now go to drinking and dining venue. Thank you all so much. Your restaurant is a credit to you. Just what the area needed instead of your usual burger and chips 👌More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Fred Brooks, Owner at Norbar Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for leaving such a wonderful review about your recent visit. We are really glad you picked our venue to celebrate your daughters birthday. It's great to hear the team did everything they could to help make your night a special one and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic fish platter. The staff were excellent and we enjoyed having a bit of banter with the waiter who was very friendly and attentive. We did go there wanting a roast Sunday lunch but the service made up for the disappointment.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Fred Brooks, Owner at Norbar Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Carol, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive and kind review. If you are looking for roast dinners in the area we strongly recommend our sister establishment The Fanny Talbot located right in the heart of Barmouth. I am glad...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It may be a bit far from Barmouth. We took a taxi. This place has the wow factor and the food was brilliant. Good service and advice about the menu. Could not fault it.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Fred Brooks, Owner at Norbar Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our restaurant. We are glad you agree that the Norbar has the WOW factor as that is what we are going for. We hope you agree it's worh the 1.7 mile journey out...More

Reviewed May 9, 2024 via mobile

We had excellent service . The food was of high quality and there is a good selection. We tried the scallops , crab and lobster , all were well presented and delicious. The restaurant is spacious,modern and tasteful. The sea view is second to none...and the car park large and easy accessible.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Fred Brooks, Owner at Norbar Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review. I am so glad you enjoed all of our seafood and we really look forward to seeing you the next time you are in Barmouth. -Dan

Reviewed May 6, 2024

Absolutely fantastic 10 out of 10 for service and food, we went as a group of 13 girls on a hen do for lunch, all staff were so friendly and helpful, Robert in particular was absolutely brilliant couldn't do enough for us! If your in...the area it's a must!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Fred Brooks, Owner at Norbar Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, What a brilliant review. Thank you for choosing us to celebrate you're Hen. We will pass on the guide regards to Robert. Enjoy the wedding and we hope to see you again in the future -Dan

Reviewed April 20, 2024

Selected The Norbar as part of our ongoing wedding anniversary celebrations, and as ever, it didn’t disappoint ! The food, service and location are truly exceptional. The staff are clearly well trained and managed - expertly knowing when you are ready for your next course...or drinks. It is also very clear that the staff enjoy their working environment, and are happy to interact with the customers ( which makes customers feel special ) without being overwhelming. The whole evening was wonderful with a seamless service - and clearly expert chefs with excellent food as always. Well done team Norbar.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Fred Brooks, Owner at Norbar Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Jason, Thank you for a truly fantastic review. Really pleased to see every element of the visit went well. Our team really are passionate about what they do and it's great that the guests can see this too. Congratulations on the wedding and we...More

Reviewed April 11, 2024

A warm welcome, brilliant service and a scrumptious menu made our lunch perfect. The selection of starters were delicious and lobster 🦞 need I say more. Looking forward to our next visit..

Date of visit: April 2024
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Fred Brooks, Owner at Norbar Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Jephina, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review. I am pleased to hear you tried our locally caught Lobster, it really is such a special treat! We too are looking forward to your next visit. -Dan

Reviewed April 9, 2024

A very good meal, very good value, excellent service from lovely staff/owners, who made us very welcome: and a sunset to die for. Most of these should be repeatable, and the sunset is often good over Cardigan Bay. This was the first time for us...(our friends had eaten here before). It was the Monday of the Eater Bank Holiday weekend: some gaps from the menu (fresh, and local, then!) and some extras. Well cooked and well presented, with excellent options for the non-fish/seafood eater. Perhaps not a restaurant we'd have chosen for ourselves, but we'll certainly be back!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Fred Brooks, Owner at Norbar Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mark, thank you for trying out our restaurant especially when it would not be your normal go to. Our sunsets are indeed to die for we are really pleased you visited on one of those specail nights. Thank you for the great review and...More

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Response from martyn_morgan | Reviewed this property |
I was in last Friday and there seemed to be dogs in the bar area, but not in the inside part of the restaurant. One was very barky. I’d check with them, as you may need to stay outside, or just by the bar.
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The whole top part of the restaurant is wheel chair accessible. I would advise booking, they can get very busy.
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Norbar Seafood Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5