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Stop Press!

March 2017: The Chowns have taken back the day-to-day running of Plas Blodegroes from Optimum Management and the Lovells; former sous chef Hugh Bracegirdle and James Gibbs are both back in the kitchen (while Chris himself cooks breakfast and Sunday lunch).

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Summary

It’s all change at this landmark restaurant-with-rooms, set in a “glorious” country location; after nearly three decades in business, longtime owners the Chown family made way for husband-and-wife-team Chris (ex- Cotswold 88) & Camille Lovell in April 2016. Here’s hoping they can keep up the impeccable standards.

£68
Very Good
Very Good
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

The Chowns’ “elegant” restaurant-with-rooms is “set in beautiful grounds” with a “lovely veranda”, and – with its “delicious” food and “unobtrusive” service – has offered a “dining experience to remember” for nearly 30 years now. Stop Press – in September 2015 they put the business up for sale, so the future of one of Wales’s best destinations is currently uncertain.

£68
Very Good
Very Good
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

The Chowns’ “serene” and “tastefully-appointed”, Georgian restaurant-with-rooms enjoys a “perfect location with lovely garden”, and offers up some “superb cooking” in “silver service” style (which the odd critic finds “on the verge of being pretentious”).

£64
Very Good
Very Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

It’s the “wonderful” setting – overlooking a “beautiful garden”, with “sheep roaming in the distance” – which makes the Chowns’ restaurant-with-rooms a “special” experience; the cooking is also “very sound” however, and includes some “brilliant vegetarian options”.

£64
Very Good
Very Good
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

Long-serving boutique Restaurant with Rooms housed in a classic Georgian manor house, set in 5 acres of secluded gardens on the stunning Llyn Peninsula between Abersoch and Pwllheli. Owned and run by Chris and Gunna Chown for 30 years, Plas Bodegroes is now run by rising stars Chris and Camille Lovell. Chris has wide experience of the UK restaurant scene, having achieved acclaim at the Royal Crescent in Bath and Cotswold 88 in Painswick. His dishes focus on modern presentation of the excellent local ingredients. Camille Lovell hails from Nantes where she trained in hospitality before coming to the UK.

Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions,
No
Yes
9.00 pm
Nefyn Rd, Pwllheli, LL53 5TH
Opening hours

Lunch Sun 12.30 pm - Sun 2.30 pm, Dinner 7 pm - 9.30 pm
Last orders: 9.00 pm

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