RestaurantsGwyneddPortmeirionLL48

survey result

Summary

£76
 ££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This intriguing Art Deco hotel dining room with “amazing views” has long been a major attraction of the famous Mediterranean-style village in the Welsh countryside, dreamt up in the early twentieth century by architect Clough Williams-Ellis. The food has been less reliable in recent times, but “over the past couple of years, the menu has improved dramatically”, and the kitchen is starting to recover the “fabulous” form that for so long made the venue a “must-do experience in this part of the world”.

Summary

£76
 ££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This intriguing Art Deco hotel dining room with “amazing views” has long been a major attraction of the famous Mediterranean-style village in the Welsh countryside, dreamt up in the early twentieth century by architect Clough Williams-Ellis. The food has been less reliable in recent times, but “over the past couple of years, the menu has improved dramatically”, and the kitchen is starting to recover the “fabulous” form that for so long made the venue a “must-do experience in this part of the world”.

Summary

£76
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

For “location, location and location” it is tough to beat this very “romantic” hotel dining room with “beautiful views over the estuary” at the heart of the famous Mediterranean-style village (and gardens), developed from 1925 on by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis. When it comes to the cuisine, some reporters feel “they could do better” or that service “can be a little haphazard”, but on all accounts it’s “definitely one to try”.

Summary

£64
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

With its “lovely location”, the estuary-view dining room at the heart of Sir Clough Williams-Ellis’s whimsical Welsh tribute to Portofino has the “potential to be first rate”. Reports have been more middling in recent years however, and though no disasters are recorded, gripes include “distant” service and food that’s “trying too hard”.

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Owner's description

Portmeirion Hotel offers an informal yet inviting lounge menu at lunchtimes Monday to Saturday. Booking is not required for less than 6 people.

Our ample lunch time menu offers a variety of light lunches, including sandwiches and ciabatta's as well as larger dishes offering contemporary cuisine from Salmon with rosemary potatoes to Rump of Welsh Lamb with Provencal vegetables.

Our menus include carefully selected fresh and seasonal local Welsh produce for our guests to savour.

Hotel Portmeirion also offers a delectable 3 course Sunday Lunch menu. Booking is required and this does include complimentary entry to the village if you provide your booking reference at the entrance tollgate.

From 6.30pm to 9.30pm the Hotel offers a Taster menu and table d'hôte menu.

The Hotel Portmeirion's dining room was built by Clough Williams-Ellis in 1931 as a curvilinear extension to his main hotel, overlooking the estuary.

All non-resident table reservations must be guaranteed by providing credit or debit card details. Please note that any cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to your reserved time, will incur a £10 per person cancellation charge, onto the card details provided.

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Dinner £47.00 £55.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 85.00 Dinner only 10
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details

Highchair, Menu
Yes
30
No dress code
100
Yes
Portmeirion, LL48 6ET
Opening hours

Mon - Sat noon - 2.30 pm, 6.30pm - 9 pm; Sun 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm, 6.30 - 9 pm
Last orders: 9 pm

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