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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
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Seafood, European, British, Welsh, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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Y Llech | Gwynedd, Snowdonia National Park, Harlech LL46 2YL, Wales
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 yesterday

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived, the Castle Cottage impressed us. We had canapés overlooking the bay as the sunset - they were also delicious. The dining room then is opulent and special. We both had scallops to start - perfectly cooked and presented. We were...More

3  Thank prettygurrly
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi prettygurrly! Thank you for your positive review, we are delighted that you loved our food and managed all 3 courses!. We dont do tiny portions as they serve down south in London. Hoping to serve you both again soon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found the restaurant to be lacking in atmosphere. The food was ok, but I felt over priced for what we had. We ate our meal but overall the evening was nothing to write home about.More

Thank clairehelen162
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi clairehelen162 Not the best write up either! Atmosphere has a lot to do with the people in the room at the time, so i guess i can call you a bit dull ( should have arranged to have Russ Abbott in the restaurant!!). Its...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed in an executive room which was very comfortable and lovely view of the castle and sea. The restaurant produced good quality food, although some portions were a bit big. The service was excellent. One tip though, book by phoning or e-mailing, if you...More

1  Thank annie427
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi annie427 Thank you for your positive review, glad you enjoyed your stay, and you enjoyed our food and style of service. Always phone a hotel direct rather than booking on-line for the best deal.

Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

My friend suggested I try here after seeing it listed on the good food guide for Wales. First impressions were good. The place is very well kept, and very clean. But it's really all about the food. Not disappointed on that score. The food was...More

Thank kawales1973
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi kawales1973 Thank you for your 4 star review. We are delighted you loved the food and wines, as i have said before, we dont go in for poncy, fawning service asking everyone if they are OK every 15 mins, it drives me nuts when...More

Reviewed May 13, 2018

We were recommended this place to eat during a recent visit to the area and I probably should have got a sense of what the customer service would be like by looking at some of the sarcasm from the owner / manager? Funny how some...More

1  Thank poppy9988
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Poppy9988 Funny how some customers should not be allowed out in the big wide world of restaurants?!. I would like to give you the keys to our business ( we are in our 30th year at castle cottage - many other restaurants have come...More

Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely delicious food from the canapés in the bar through to pudding. Some unusual flavours and touches which made it extra special. Great service too!

1  Thank MidlandsElaine
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2018

Hi MidlandsElaine! Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to serve you, hope to see you again soon

Reviewed April 3, 2018 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

1  Thank BinziNuneaton
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2018

Hi BinziNuneaton! Thank you for your brilliant review!. Glad you enjoyed your special day, hope to serve you again soon

Reviewed April 2, 2018 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
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2018

Hi Wildeone43 Thank you for your great review. We are delighted you enjoyed all aspects of Castle Cottage, looking forward to seeing and serving you again soon

Reviewed January 29, 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
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2018

Hi Michael L thank you for your review - the canapes are a little nibble to get you going, and hardly filling, but hey ho!. We play music, but very softly, you must go to posh pubs if our dining room wine glasses are what...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$46 - US$60
Cuisine
Seafood, European, British, Welsh, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, 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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