Local produce - "foraged, farmed or fished" - is cooked over fire at this tasting menu spot; there's also Y Sgwar, an all-weather, small plates, outside dining area with fire pits built into the tables.
Harden's survey result
“We live in West Wales and none of us ever thought we might, one day, say ‘Let’s go and eat in Aberystwyth’. But we did. And it was good!!". Nathan Davies’s brave venture is “very much in the mould of Ynyshir” (from which he’s an alumnus) “but not to be dismissed for that!”. With its “chunky industrial decor and loud heavy metal, it has a totally different vibe” from typical rural restaurants. “The food is primarily cooked over coals” and its ten-course tasting menu delivers “unusual flavours, beautifully presented” and realised “to an exemplary standard”. It quickly won recognition from the Tyre Men in February 2022 and was named their ‘Opening of the Year’. But it stands out from the typical ‘haute’ norm: “perhaps there is a sameness in most one-stars now, or maybe we are world-weary and have eaten out too often, but this place is well worth the detour!”. “The best meal we have had for a long time!”
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2 Pier Street, Aberystwyth, SY23 2LJ
|Wednesday||6:30 pm‑11 pm|
|Thursday||6:30 pm‑11 pm|
|Friday||12:30 pm‑4:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑11 pm|
|Saturday||12:30 pm‑4:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑11 pm|