RestaurantsGwyneddPortmeirionLL48

survey result

Summary

£79
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An incredible setting in the remarkable village of Portmeirion” (built, over five decades, in Mediterranean style by the late Clough William-Ellis) adds to the occasion at this “delightfully situated hotel”, “with views across the estuary to the mountains”. Ratings are not yet back to the stellar highs of ten-plus years ago, but the food is well received, with “exceptional presentation” in particular. “Sunday lunch is particularly good”“with a window seat, or outside if sunny, followed by a stroll through the gardens: what could be nicer!". Top Tip – “Superb afternoon tea. You will not need to eat again that day. An inventive spread of sandwiches, cakes and scones are beautifully presented; and a wide range of teas too”.

Summary

£78
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Heavenly!”“The fabulous backdrop of Portmeirion (a Mediterranean village in, er, North Wales, as built by Clough Williams-Ellis over five decades, from the early twentieth century onwards) works as a winning combination with the rather formal Portmeirion Hotel dining room”. The latter’s culinary offerings had dipped in recent times but there were reports of “memorable” dishes and “immaculate service” this year – and there's no knocking the “fantastic estuary views”.

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”.

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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 £53.00 £60.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £23.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu
Yes
30
No dress code
100
Yes
Portmeirion, LL48 6ET
Opening hours
Monday9:30 am‑6:30 pm
Tuesday9:30 am‑6:30 pm
Wednesday9:30 am‑6:30 pm
Thursday9:30 am‑6:30 pm
Friday9:30 am‑6:30 pm
Saturday9:30 am‑6:30 pm
Sunday9:30 am‑6:30 pm

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