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Spooner's Grill, Cafe & Bar

Harbour Railway Station, Porthmadog LL49 9NF, Wales
+44 1766 516032
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, Cafe, British, Pub, Welsh, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Harbour Railway Station, Porthmadog LL49 9NF, Wales
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went on Welsh Highland Railway from Caernarfon to Porthmadog & back. At Porthmadog, after seeing town, decided to go to Spooners Cafe on the station for a coffee before we got on the train. Entered from the Road WITH OUR SMALL DOG an was promptly...More

1  Thank Redders438
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good range of snacks and meals - nice surroundings. Very delicious soup !! Staff were v pressed when we visited but still cheerful !

1  Thank sheffieldgirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove 150 miles on the start of a lovely 3 day stay in the area and this was the first place we landed at. It was a Victorian themed weekend at the railway station where people had gone to a lot of effort dressing up...More

1  Thank wildrover665
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate her both Saturday and Sunday early evening on the Victorian weekend. Now it gets busy after train arrivals, so time your entry and sneak in get a table then order. There is a very good selection of food and at reasonable prices.. The...More

1  Thank electrocutas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely food great way to start your day before your steam train journey. Quite in expensive too but plenty of food.

1  Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Poor quality cafe food and not a restaurant or even good pub food. Lamb shank was dry and rubbery. It may have been slow cooked, but certainly long before it came to me!More

1  Thank MrIanRK
sgreig-ffwhr, Guest Relations Manager at Spooner's Grill, Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, feedback is important to us. It is a shame that your food was not to your taste, I have passed this on to the kitchen team, very unusual to have a complaint about lamb so we will look into it....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Spooner's on more than one occasion when in the area for a long weekend break and the experience was great on every visit. We chose to have our breakfast here on two days and also had lunch here on another. Great value, good...More

1  Thank andy22462017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been here the day before to buy our tickets for the next day and had coffee and decided to have lunch here after we had been on a train return trip, there was plenty of free tables inside so we sat opposite the...More

1  Thank Derbyborn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got to the restaurant just in time before a train came in with loads of people wanting fed.... We were sitting at the section where the food counter is, but after getting jostled & our table moved by the folk in the queue we...More

Thank Carole A
sgreig-ffwhr, Guest Relations Manager at Spooner's Grill, Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Carole, many thanks for the review, we need to hear directly from our customers to know if we are getting our offer right. It does get busy when a train comes in, unfortunately the Victorians did not leave us a vast amount of space...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, but can't get an order right. Three times we tried explaining to the waitress that she had got the order wrong. Gave up in the end.

Thank Daren C
sgreig-ffwhr, Guest Relations Manager at Spooner's Grill, Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Daren, very sorry to hear this, please could you tell me which day and time it was that you visited, this is not what we expect at all - email feedback@ffwhr.com. Many thanks.

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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 |
not sure
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:30 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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