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Castle Cottage Restaurant

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Seafood, British, Contemporary, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly
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Y Llech | Gwynedd, Snowdonia National Park, Harlech LL46 2YL, Wales
+44 1766 780479
19:00 - 21:00
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North wales
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

We stayed at Castle Cottage as part of my 60th birthday celebration. The food, the welcome and the rooms were beyond compare. The best rack of lamb I've ever had. They also have a really super wine list. Everyhing about our stay was the best we could have wished for. Thanks you Jackie and Glyn. No doubt at all, we'll... More 

Thank wishfulNorthwales
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked up the hill from Min y don caravan park to work up an appetite and it was worth it! The views of the Welsh landscape through the cosy bar window where canapés are served are exquisite. The dining room is intimate but doesn't feel overcrowded and the food was absolutely perfect. The chef was able to accommodate my... More 

1 Thank Hadrian M
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107 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Abersoch crab & Mochras lobster starters showcase local sea food, fig crumble fantastic. My main (monkfish curry) let me down - may be the fish or overcooked ..New Zealand SB compensated! The scotch egg canape is worth the trip alone!

1 Thank David P
Oxford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is about the only decent restaurant for miles and miles. Great, imaginative food and service in a lovely atmosphere with nice decor. Particularly enjoyed my G&T with a cloudless view of Snowdon. What detracted from my visit was having a horde of golfers in the restaurant - loud and boring - but that's not the fault of the... More 

2 Thank Rob S
Llanfyllin, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at this boutique style restaurant with rooms (not are 1st visit).Glyn & Jacqueline could not do more for you.We pre arranged a light lunch of cold lobster & crab on arrival, as the restaurant was not open that evening (lunch is not usually available).We stayed in room 4 which is massive with the addition of a wet room... More 

1 Thank Felicity S
Edinburgh, Scotland
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225 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would like to be completely positive about this place, because the quality of the food and wine was top class. A chef achieving this level of creativity is a real find, and certainly not what you expect in Harlech at all. Unfortunately, we were greeted with the reprimand that we were half an hour for our booking (which we... More 

Thank Walking_Scot
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

On a week break to wales I booked this restaurant on a recommendation from a friend for a 7.30 meal. On the evening we were due to go we had a problem with our car on our way back from a day out in the national park. After getting the car sorted and arriving back to our Cottage after 9pm... More 

1 Thank slaphead05
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Slaphead05! What a great fake name choice- says it all really. You originally booked for Easter Monday, then moved your booking to the Wednesday, no problem. The problem started when you failed to turn up at 7.30pm, I left it to 7.45 to phone you and left a very polite message asking if you were lost and could not... More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Castle Cottage is a place we return to again and again when visiting Harlech. We have often stayed in the rooms (guaranteed giant and comfortable beds, which should be the law), other times we have just come for dinner. Either way, we love this place. We last reviewed on Trip Advisor in 2015, but have been back several times since... More 

1 Thank travellingfrogs2016
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Another fantastic meal at Castle cottage from start to finish. The canapés in the bar tempted the tastebuds beautifully followed for me by the roast chicken salad - taste and texture were perfect. A toasted porchetta main was followed by a brief rest to savour the flavours before a creme brûlée with brandy basket of berries with a scoop of... More 

1 Thank Tracy L
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Been coming to this fantastic place for the past 12 years. As I live in Warwickshire only make it twice a year, but well worth the 3 hr drive. The setting, food and staff especially the Chef is outstanding. From arrival having the canapés especially the scotch egg which melted in my mouth, to the the wonderful 3 courses that... More 

3 Thank sue S
owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

HI sue S Thank you for your wonderful review of us. You are a delight to serve, and its great to have customers who know how to enjoy themselves, it makes all the hard work worth it! looking forward to serving you all again soon More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$45 - US$58
Seafood, British, Contemporary, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
19:00 - 21:00
19:00 - 21:00
19:00 - 21:00
19:00 - 21:00
19:00 - 21:00
19:00 - 21:00
19:00 - 21:00
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
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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