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Summary

£93
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Now under Relais & Chateaux, the Duke of Westminster’s former hunting lodge is boosted by its “exquisite country-house setting, with beautiful bedrooms and dreamy gardens”, in the tranquil Dee valley, making it “the perfect romantic getaway”. Head chef Gareth Stevenson continues the high note, turning out “wonderful” dishes strong on sourcing.

Summary

£100
£££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

There’s no overlooking the gorgeous setting of this lavish Dee valley Relais & Chateaux country house hotel – owned by the UK’s richest man, the Duke of Westminster in the 1950s and 1960s. Chef Gareth Stevenson produces a short à la carte alongside some “exceptional” tasting menus (five courses for £70, eight for £90), all with very careful sourcing and “the impression of impressive attention to detail”.

Summary

£100
£££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

There’s no overlooking the gorgeous setting of this lavish Dee valley Relais & Chateaux country house hotel – owned by the UK’s richest man, the Duke of Westminster in the 1950s and 1960s. Chef Gareth Stevenson produces a short à la carte alongside some “exceptional” tasting menus (five courses for £70, eight for £90), all with very careful sourcing and “the impression of impressive attention to detail”.

Summary

£114
£££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The main draw is the setting (a sumptuous Victorian mansion house in beautiful grounds in the Dee valley) but the food (fine dining without pretension) comes a very close second” at this luxurious five-star property (once owned by the Duke of Westminster), near Bala. Chef Gareth Stevenson’s produces a short à la carte (focussing on quality protein) as well six-course and ten-course tasting options.

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Pale Hall Hotel Restaurant Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Pale Hall Hotel Restaurant Restaurant in LL23, Bala by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Pale Hall Hotel Restaurant restaurant.
Michael D
Our second visit within two weeks and this ...
Reviewed 6 months, 29 days ago

"Our second visit within two weeks and this lunch was even better. The beef was cooked to perfection, satisfying my wife who prefers it slightly less bloody, and rare enough for me. Crisp vegetables and a gravy with body. My only mistake was trying a 0% alcohol wine. I'll stick with water when I do not want alcohol when driving. We forbore from the puddings and had second cups of delicious coffee (I am sure that it tastes even better from fine Villeroy & Boch cups), although without a second helping of madeleines. Friendly, attentive and professional service and a delightful welcome and farewell. Well done Palé Hall - and thank you."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £45.00 £50.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 80.00 Always available 5
Menu2 95.00 Always available 8

Traditional European menu

Pudding
£7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £40.00
Filter Coffee £5.50
Extras  
Bread £7.50
Service 12.50%
Pale Estate, Llandderfel, Bala, LL23 7PS
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm

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