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Ffordd y Llan | Llysfaen, Colwyn Bay LL29 8SW, Wales
+44 1492 516774
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Old Colwyn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For people who like chinese food it's a great place to eat.The eat all you want buffet is great value,with a good choice of food ,nice polite staff with a lovely setting.

Thank bobconnor
Abergele, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was lovely having so many choices and all the food I tried was very tasty and good and very much enjoyed. Food unless fresh out wasn't that hot and cold plates don't help. The room was really quite cold where my table was.

Thank Julia L
Abergele, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Have visited several times recently having had it recommended for a long time by various friends. Although difficult to find there is good parking. The view Is amazing. The Chinese meal is buffet style and I was impressed the the food was regularly check and replaced, so fresh. The choice is good plenty of starters and main courses to choose... More 

Thank Duck772015
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Food was okay, vegetarian choice on the buffet rather limited. Happy overall until we were charged more than the advertised price and the manager told us the price went up in December and was unapologetic about the missinforming sign in the bar.

1 Thank mattwaite90
Llandudno, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Most of the food was ok, however if you're a vegetarian it is limited to about six choices, no veg curry or tofu based meals

Thank George D
jmWales, Manager at The Semaphore Lodge, responded to this review

Hi I'm unsure if you mean the buffet or the a la carte menu, A vegetarian can choose any meal from our menu that will be included in the price of the buffet so you can then have anything from our buffet also, Our a la carte menu has many vegetarian dishes with tofu and also vegetable curry, I hope... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We visit the semaphore every time we are staying nearby and have never been disappointed. The food is always fresh and the staff are lovely. Would recommend to everyone and round say don't be put off by first appearance. See you next time we are in north Wales.

1 Thank Deborah K
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Waitresses here are lovely, very friendly and accommodating. Bar staff were okay too. Food was nice but didn't seem to be as fresh as I would've liked. While queuing, one of the girls working there had to turn the light back on and got an electric shock from the buffet stand but it wasn't cared about by most staff. Still,... More 

1 Thank jennag1178
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We have just been to Choi's at the semaphore for my daughter's 21st. Very evident who she was with the singing and 'surprise' call when she walked in but the surly woman behind the bar still insisted a bar man ask her for id! She was quite rude and had no people skills! Very off putting. The rest of the... More 

Thank HughesPatricia71
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

On holiday from the Midlands touring north wales. Found this restaurant thx to trip advisor. Even though we were the only people eating lunch the food was excellent with the lunchtime special at just over £7 was great VFM. The staff were friendly and even a quality wine by the glass. Would recommend this place the lunch. Amazing views across... More 

Thank nicktun
Manchester, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We booked a table here for dinner, have been before, and were not disappointed. Great selection of starters and mains to suit all tastes. Chicken and sweetcorn soup was replenished when requested and was lovely and hot. Hard to pick a favourite dish as we like them all!! All washed down with a chilled pint. Small selection of sweets a... More 

Thank Jon C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Malaysian, Chinese, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ffordd y Llan | Llysfaen, Colwyn Bay LL29 8SW, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Conwy County  >  Colwyn Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1492 516774

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?