One of Wales's top restaurants, situated in a beautifully-located country house hotel - and worth a special trip (perhaps staying the night). The building was once owned by Queen Victoria as a shooting lodge. The large estate around the house is now a bird reserve.
Much of the food on offer is locally-produced, including fish from Cardigan Bay and their home-grown herbs and salads. Expect to find the likes of 'Chicken ballottine with seared Foie Gras Piccalilli'; 'Red Mullet with Spiced Lentils, Melon and Foie Gras' and 'Roast Quail with Beetroot, Apricot and Earl Grey' among the starters.
Perhaps 'Sea Bass, with a Courgette Flower and Lemon Confit'; 'Roasted Squab Pigeon with Mango and Cereriac' and, ever-changing rabbit and game dishes among the main courses.
Clean flavours let the basic flavours shine through.
After a pre-dessert, the main event will maintain the same high standard - maybe a hot 'Plum Soufflé with Cardamom Ice Cream' dropped into the centre. While, as well as their excellent cheeses, unusual combinations - such as 'Stinking Bishop Soufflé; and a cheese selection with Celery Sorbet - can round off your meal.
No mobile phones in dining room. They also offer light lunches, including sandwiches.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: All week, 12.30-13.30; set L £25 (2 courses) to £29.50; mains from about £13 to £19; Light lunches also available
- Dinner: All week, 19.00-21.00; Set D £72.50 (5 courses); Tasting Menu £90 (8 courses)
- Seats: 30, plus about 12 outside
- Wine: An impressive wine list kicks off at around £26. However, there are plenty of half bottles and a good selection by the glass.
- Children's portions: No, and no children under 9 years of ago
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Dovey Junction Rail
- Directions: on A487, 6 miles south of Machynlleth. See the map on this page.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: All Jan
- Outside eating
- Rooms available