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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”.
“There’s backdrop and scenery in abundance”, at this estuary-side hotel dining room at the heart of Sir Clough Williams-Ellis’s fantastical homage to Portofino. Gastronomically speaking, it’s been less stellar in recent years, but this year’s (fairly limited) feedback reports that its “classical cuisine” is “vastly improved over a few years ago, and overall the place offers a winning combination”.
“A long-standing favourite in this fantasy village”; this hotel dining room in Sir Clough Williams-Ellis’s fantastical homage to Portofino is still a “real treat”, especially for romance, largely due to the “jaw-dropping” development itself, along with lovely estuary views – but the food “isn’t bad either”, and can be “excellent”.
“Still a favourite, with fine food and wonderfully caring service”… or “sloppy” all round? – feedback on the dining room of the hotel at the heart of Sir Clough Williams-Ellis’s Italianate-fantasy village is thinner and more mixed than once it was; it’s always tipped, though, for its “magical” waterside location.
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.