RestaurantsGwyneddBalaLL23

survey result

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.

Summary

£84
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Limited but ecstatic feedback on this “lovely” Victorian pile, on the edge of Snowdonia (once owned by the Duke of Westminster), where the dining room was initially “under the aegis of Michael Caines”: Gareth Stevenson’s cuisine is “delicious and beautifully presented, and though portions look small they prove fully satisfying: well worth the journey to a remote location”.

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Restaurant details

18
No trainers
40
12

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £25.00
SundayLunch   £32.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 70.00 Dinner only 6
Menu2 90.00 Dinner only 10

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£16.00 £28.00 £5.00 £15.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £36.00
Filter Coffee £7.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Pale Estate, Llandderfel, Bala, LL23 7PS
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm

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