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Castle Cottage Restaurant

Y Llech | Gwynedd, Snowdonia National Park, Harlech LL46 2YL, Wales
+44 1766 780479
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (15 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (7 reviews)
“quail” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, European, British, Welsh, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
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Y Llech | Gwynedd, Snowdonia National Park, Harlech LL46 2YL, Wales
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Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Spent four nights at the cottage with friends to play golf in the area. Really enjoyed the stay and especially the two dinner we had. Superb food. Also good choice of breakfast with fresh fruits. Friendly owners. Thank you for all.

1  Thank Jackie1108
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2018

Hi Jackie1108 Thank you for your lovely review, glad you and the golfing ladies enjoyed the stay so much. Hope to serve you all again soon

Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Excellent in every respect. Especially the porchetta with its delicate crackling. I’m really pleased that we had perfect service too as I’d hate to be subject to mine host’s piercing wit!! He ought to get his responses to the occasional idiot complaint published. Pure Victor...More

1  Thank davidlg2017
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2018

Hi davidlg2017! What a great review! We are of course delighted that you enjoyed our food and wines so much. Glad you enjoyed our style of service, otherwise i might have had to come out of the kitchen in Basil Fawlty mode!!!!. Hope to serve...More

Reviewed August 6, 2018

A truly spectacular meal from the tiny Scotch Egg canapes to a starter that was beyond compare. A creamy delectable bisque where rouille glistened on crispy baguette slices. The porchetta crackled wonderfully with a soft, tasty suckling pig fit for an Italian noble. The sorbet...More

1  Thank 281Victoria
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Hi 281Victoria! Wow what a fantastic review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to us, and loved the food so much. The lobsters are from only 2 miles away ( Shell Island), and we are blessed in this part of Wales with brilliant...More

Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Is a difficult review as the food here was excellent. However, we were greeted by a grimacing woman who's demeanour was very non-welcoming. She made us feel uncomfortable from the moment we entered. We were given the a la carte menus and chose. The people...More

8  Thank Wytham
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Hi Wytham This wont be a difficult response! You arrive 30 mins earlier than booked ( we stagger bookings for reason!) and plonked yourselves down on the bar where my wife was busy serving champagne to a party of 12, so she politely asked you...More

Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Went for an evening meal expecting good food and they excelled. When I made the booking I requested gluten/dairy free and the chef Glyn made adjustments to the menu which started at the canapés. The food was top notch with excellent wine to accompany it....More

2  Thank Kelvin C
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Hi Kelvin C we are delighted that you enjoyed your night with us. Never a problem to cope with dietary requirement as long as we know in advance. You were both a pleasure to serve,and looking forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

Food was good but service was lacking and the bill was very expensive considering the same food could be obtained locally for considerably less. There were a couple of mistakes made with service too which didn’t help.More

2  Thank Autodelta
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Hi Autodelta you obviously didn't check our prices out on the internet, or front door or on the menu - so why did you book such and expensive restaurant ( you come and do my job for a week and then see what its all...More

Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

We stayed in Harlech for a week on holiday and this place was highly recommended so we booked it for a last night treat. The food was very nice (beware large portions!) and the canapés were a nice touch (ours included an excellent scotch egg)...More

7  Thank salg9
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Hi salg9 o dear, beware of large portions!! you came on a very busy night, so sometimes there is no time to stop and chat away - too busy serving food. You are an adult, if you would like another drink ,just ask ( if...More

Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Read about this upmarket restaurant so thought we would pay a visit whilst holidaying in North Wales. The locator is stunning. You will find parking on the side street. It does feel you are entering a house. Nice enough and it felt quite cosy. We...More

4  Thank 257worldwide
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Hi 257worldwide better headline than boring! we are not upmarket ( unless your usual place is a MaccyD) The build is over 500 years old, but modern on the inside. You cam on a packed night, and one waitress had let us down, so it...More

Reviewed July 6, 2018

Places to eat in Harlech are limited so it was nice to round the stay off with a fine dining experience. Could not fault the service or the food. Would recommend the lamb. Cooked to perfection. I don’t tend to recommend many food places on...More

2  Thank 132lesley
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Hi 123lesley Fantastic review, delighted that you enjoyed the evening with us. I will tell the local butcher how much you enjoyed the lamb and thank you for the recommendation. Looking forward to serving you again soon

Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

My partner and I escaped the kids for an evening meal at Castle Cottage and were not disappointed. The canapes on arrival were a nice touch and just right to whet the appetite while we chose our meals. We could both have chosen anything on...More

1  Thank Mike F
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2018

Hi Mike F Thank you for your cracking review of us. Delighted that you enjoyed your dinner - feedback like this makes all the hard work worthwhile. I will let the butcher know how much you enjoyed the lamb. Hope to serve you both again...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$46 - US$59
Cuisine
Seafood, European, British, Welsh, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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Description
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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