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“Great little restaurant”

Y Meirionnydd Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 28 Restaurants in Dolgellau
Price range: C$37 - C$49
Cuisines: British, Bar, Welsh
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Y Meirionnydd Townhouse is a great restaurant and bar in the centre of Dolgellau. What was the original old County jailhouse has been skilfully converted into a contemporary, stylish and yet cosy restaurant serving traditional British dishes with a Welsh twist using mostly local produce. The ground floor bar is a great place to unwind and relax with a drink or light meal. Booking is essential, please check for opening times. Please note we are unable to cater for children under 8 years old.
Reviewed May 26, 2021

We really enjoyed our evening at Y Meirionnydd. The staff, Jen and Dan, I think, were delightful and the food was excellent and cooked perfectly to order. I had melt in the mouth lamb and my husband had a spot on rare fillet steak. Yummy chips, definitely not mass produced. Good sized portions and excellent value for money. Looking forward to visiting again next time we’re in Snowdonia.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 24, 2021 via mobile

We have just got back from the most wonderful weekend spent here. The personal touches and consistent attention to detail were absolutely faultless.
Everything was top class. From the fantastic location, the super comfy bed, the beautiful room and roll top bath; to the delicious food and incredible customer service. I cannot recommend this place enough. Thank you all.
That’ll be 5 stars from us..!! X

Date of visit: May 2021
Thank 331bernadetteh
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Reviewed May 21, 2021

Thank you Mark, Nick Jenny and Robin, for making our first meal out so special. The food and ambiance was perfect. We felt very comfortable and safe and the food was delicious. See you again soon.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed November 20, 2020

Prior to the recent Welsh lockdown we spent two separate weekends at Y Meirionnydd - originally only supposed to be once but we loved the place so much we went back and thankfully there was a room available. Everything from the friendliness and unobtrusive owners and staff, the comfort and facilities of the rooms and the food was excellent. The CV-19 measures in place were excellent and so we felt safe being there - in the room and restaurants, plus the public places. There is no dedicated car park but then it's in the middle of the town, and there is a long-term car park five minutes walk away so not an issue. We would go back there again as there is still a lot to see and do in the area. Thank you for making us feel so welcome.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 27, 2020 via mobile

After our booking had fallen through, we had to find an alternative.

Y Meirionnydd – ‘a townhouse providing rooms, restaurant and bar’, looked beautiful online. The restaurant is in the lower, medieval cellar that up until 1815 housed the County Jail so we headed there, not feeling very hopeful.

Now, it was pretty obvious that the place was fully booked but the Maitre’d took one look at us and asked if we’d booked elsewhere in town. I confirmed that we had and it hadn’t been exactly what we expected and he’d clearly heard our tale before and was seemingly determined to make up for any unpleasant Dolgellau experiences.

A half an hour later and we were sat in a lovely dining room about to start one of the tastiest and most enjoyable meals ever.

I’d salmon to start and it was just so scrumptious – dry and earthy – if a fish can be described in that way – and so flavourful. He had the pate which again, surpassed expectations. It also had just the right amount of toast – which pate lovers will know, only rarely happens.

For our mains, he’d the salmon and I’d a Breton style poussin. I don’t know what exactly I’d been expecting but look! Just look at the deliciousness!

Usually we’re a very share and share alike couple – but it was only very begrudgingly that we gave each other a taste that night!

After the main course, the incredibly friendly Maitre’d reappeared. He’d just cleaned off a table for us downstairs, if we’d like to take our dessert in the restaurant.

So despite not booking, chancing our arm last minute and being treated to a fantastic meal – we also experienced the medieval county jail restaurant experience! It was such such a lovely thing to offer and that’s why we ordered dessert*.

I’d a pineapple crumble with vanilla ice cream while he had an exclusive Penderyn Welsh whisky and honey ice-cream. We floated out of the place.

So – if in Dolgellau, please check out Y Meirionnydd – the townhouse is lovely and beautifully decorated. The staff were efficient, friendly and kind. And the food – good grief the food was just fabulous.

*This is an outright lie. The proportions for the starter and mains were just perfect. We were satisfied and happy…and absolutely going to have dessert no matter where we were sat!

Date of visit: September 2020
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