On the hunt for a brilliant place to eat? From gutsy comfort food to gourmet delights, sample the local hospitality and you’ll see why this part of the world is a big name on the culinary map.
Great food is a big part of our culture here in Wales. Our vast areas of fertile grassland coupled with a perfect climate for growing things, are the recipe for some truly delicious quality produce. Our Welsh black beef and salt marsh lamb are world renowned. And our almost endless coastline makes this part of Wales prime seafood country, too. Local sea-bass, lobster and mussels are on all the best menus.
If you fancy rustling something up yourself, there are plenty of places to pick up some quality ingredients. There’s a fantastic range of long-established family butcher, baker and grocery shops, and a handful of great new delicatessen, stocking the best Welsh specialities. From award-winning sausages to infamous lava bread and Welsh cheese and wine. And with our stunning scenery, what better way to enjoy the local delicacies, than dining al fresco? A picnic on the beach or on higher ground really makes the most of these beautiful surroundings.
If you’d rather leave the hard work to someone else, you don’t have to go far to track down the best places to eat out. This part of the world is packed with excellent foodie destinations offering the perfect pairing of food and drink. Great restaurants, brasseries and gastro pubs offer extensive menus with local ingredients, thoughtful wine lists and a warm Welsh welcome.
We love our home grown produce and we’re proud to share it with the rest of the world. But we’re also partial to the colours and flavours of global cuisine. If international food is your thing too, you won’t be disappointed with the array of excellent restaurants serving delicious food from all over the world.
From traditional dishes enjoyed by our ancestors, to the latest thing in food. Whether you choose a buzzing bistro or a more elegant dining experience, the most reliable sign of a good place to eat is that the locals are dining there too! Who knows? You might even discover a hidden gem you’ll want to keep secret.
A taste of Wales
Each year the True Taste Wales Food and Drink Awards are given to Wales’ top food and drink producers and the best places to eat out. Contact 0845 010 3300 or visit www.walesthetruetaste.com for more information.
Did you know?
In 1170, Prince Madoc set sail from what is now Rhos-on-Sea Golf Club and is believed to have landed in America. That's 312 years before Columbus!
Rhos-on-Sea has the only traditional marionette theatre in Britain. The Harlequin Puppet Theatre holds daily performances during all main school holidays.
James Bond was born in Colwyn Bay. At least, actor Timothy Dalton was. He played 007 in The Living Daylights and Licence To Kill.