Here is our guide to the best restaurants in Snowdonia, from famous fine dining experiences to under-the-radar discoveries, all in this this beautiful corner of Wales. If you are exploring Snowdonia from our woodland cabins at Beddgelert, any of these restaurants is worth building into your plans.
Dylan's, Criccieth restaurant
Located in a stunning art deco building on the seafront of Criccieth, Dylan's is a North Wales institution. With a strong emphasis on local grown and sourced food, it's an award-winning venue which serves a varied and seasonal menu, often to the accompaniment of live entertainment. It's one of the best places to eat in Snowdonia and well worth the 25-minute drive from our cabins at Beddgelert.
Photo credit: Dylans, Criccieth
Sosban & The Old Butchers, Menai Bridge restaurant
Sometimes, the occasion warrants a Michelin star experience. That's when you need Sosban and The Old Butchers at Menai Bridge, a 40-minute drive from Beddgelert. There's no menu, just what's fresh on the day, given the Michelin star treatment by the talented chefs. As you can imagine, being one of the best restaurants in Snowdonia, bookings are full for months ahead, so this is one to build into your plans early on.
Freckled Angel Menai bridge restaurant
Also at Menai Bridge, Freckled Angel is very much a local affair with international flair. The chef is Snowdonia born and bred and learned his craft locally. Definitely one of the best places to eat in Snowdonia, this restaurant has combined the concept of Spanish tapas with locally sourced ingredients to great effect and great reviews.
Tyddyn Llan Restaurant, Llandrillo nr Bala
This rather special country restaurant in Snowdonia is a good hour's drive from Beddgelert, but altogether worth it. It may even be one to build into the journey if you are heading west from England. Focussing on classic dishes, well-executed and using the best of British ingredients, chef Bryan Webb brings his full 40 years of experience and talent to the table.
Y Sgwâr, Tremadog restaurant
This chic restaurant, a successful marriage of original rustic features and contemporary décor, is another great find for Snowdonia food. A starter of Menai mussels, followed by Welsh black Pen Llŷn fillet steak leaves just enough room for one of the tempting desserts. With a vegan menu too, Y Sgwâr is a a great choice for a special night out. Booking strongly advised!
Voltaire, Bangor restaurant
This Snowdonia vegan restaurant is one of very few exclusively vegan places to eat in Snowdonia. Whether you are fully vegan, vegan-curious, or a committed carnivore, the food is so delicious and the service so friendly that you will love it. Bangor is a 45-minute drive from our cabins at Beddgelert.
Sopna Tandoori restaurant, Caernarfon
Spice things up at this award-winning Snowdonia restaurant, where home-style contemporary Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine is served in a lively, modern restaurant. Winner of Best Asian Restaurant at the 2018 Asian Curry Awards, Sopna is one of the best restaurants in Snowdonia and is just 20 minutes' drive from Beddgelert.
Hebog, Beddgelert restaurant and cafe
Bringing things right back to lovely Beddgelert, at Hebog you can enjoy anything from a freshly brewed coffee to a satisfying, home-cooked meal. It's a welcoming little bistro with tables outside in the summer and a cosy vibe in the winter. It's a popular little Snowdonia restaurant so make sure you book a table, particularly in the summer.
Book your Beddgelert break
Stay at our woodland cabins and build some of these Snowdonia restaurants into your plans for a gourmet holiday. And do let us know if you have a favourite that's not listed here.