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Spooner's Grill, Cafe & Bar

Harbour Railway Station, Porthmadog LL49 9NF, Wales
+44 1766 516032
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“steak” (23 reviews)
“belly pork” (8 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, British, Pub, Welsh, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Harbour Railway Station, Porthmadog LL49 9NF, Wales
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Reviewed today

My partner and I visited Spooner's on our first evening in Porthmadog, mainly on the basis that we were standing next to it when we wanted somewhere to eat. The interior does not suggest that great things are to follow (you queue up to give...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Food excellent quality and some amazing beers - we went for dinner on two nights and breakfast once. Dinners Steak, chicken, Gammon all superb. Breakfast - not so good but they were very busy as it was a steam weekend. It can get very busy...More

1  Thank MelVaughan
Reviewed 4 days ago

Food was ok and fairly cheap. You cannot get drinks delivered to your table. You have to queue at the bar each time you need a refil. Bar will not allow tabs.

1  Thank 160Tripacer
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had breakfast before boarding the Steam Train. Very good food, very tasty, good portions and reasonably priced. Don't forget to ask for butter and jam for tour toast though, this is kept on the main counter. Highchairs available for kids too. Really lovely start to...More

1  Thank Lol83xx
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the minute steak whilst my wife had the ham and chips. Food was excellent and they offered my wife a side salad to replace the eggs which should have come with the ham. Sat outside by the platform to eat. Marvellous environment.

1  Thank Kelvin C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here for breakfast, it was reasonably priced and the food was very yummy. We had a view of the train from our window, which we left depart. We was left with a beautiful view of the mountains/beach. We will be back here next...More

1  Thank Laura G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a super meal here. The food was tasty, well cooked and presented. On a sunny day, the seating outside was perfect. The view with the trains and mountains was incredible. Would highly recommend! Great for children and families.

1  Thank Claire B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On holiday at Haven Greenacres we caught the bus into Porthmadog. We like to try the local places, smaller chains even better. We sat outside on platform 1 on a lovely sunny evening. Staff are polite and know what good service is. The meals arrived...More

1  Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very helpful staff. Good quality food & tea. Served quickly even though very busy. Clean & tidy. Food selection very good.

1  Thank janc6350
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sitting on the platform watching the trains with an excellent real ale is close to perfection! This is one of my favourite spots in the UK. Had at least one beer every day we were in Porthmadog and the choice of real ales is extensive...More

1  Thank David C
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Questions & Answers
June 24, 2017|
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Response from sgreig-ffwhr | Property representative |
Good afternoon, I have double checked with our Head Chef and yes we would be able to cater for you. What I would suggest is to contact us directly through the feedback email address on the railways website as that comes... More
January 21, 2017|
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Response from Bennett253 | Reviewed this property |
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August 20, 2016|
Response from Andrew T | Property representative |
Free in the evening, otherwise £2 a day.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harbour Railway Station, Porthmadog LL49 9NF, Wales (Formerly Spooner's Cafe & Bar)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Gwynedd  >  Porthmadog
  • Phone Number: +44 1766 516032
  • E-mail
Spooner's is run by the world-famous Ffestiniog Railway and caters for passengers and visitors to both the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways. Offering breakfast, lunch, snacks and full evening meals, Spooner's also features an award-winning bar and an extensive new beer garden where you can enjoy a drink or a meal and watch the trains go by.
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