Set in a Georgian house, surrounded by secluded gardens, a visit to this excellent restaurant is a bonus when visiting the beautiful Lleyn Peninsula. Surprisingly, the dining room has a modern theme, with tramline spotlights and with the walls bedecked with contemporary art.
Chef/proprietor Chris Chown offers a choice of carefully-sourced local products and these are displayed simply on the plate without unnecessary adornments - clear flavours always shine out.
For starters, expect the likes of 'Smoked Haddock and Leek Tart'; 'Shellfish Tagliatelle with Wild Garlic'; 'Smoked Chicken and Celeriac Soup' and 'Seared Breast of Pigeon with Bubble and Squeak'.
Maybe to be followed by 'Roast Turbot with Lime Hollandaise and Asparagus'; 'Chargrilled Rib-Eye of Welsh Black Beef with Oxtail Sauce' or 'Breast of Guineafowl with Mango and Celeriac and Lime Leaf Sauce'.
Desserts are a high point with perhaps 'Apricot and Ginger Parfait with Pistachio Praline' and 'Barabrith and Butter Pudding with Welsh Whisky'. Interesting accompaniments, such as Elderflower Custard make seasonal appearances.
Their comfortable bedrooms make a visit here worth a special trip.
- Food Style: Modern Welsh
- Lunch: Sun 12.30-14.00; set L £18.50
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 19.00-21.00 (21.30 in summer months); set D £42.50 (4 courses)
- Seats: 40
- Wine: an excellent and interesting list kicks off at £16.50. They also have a good selection of halfs.
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Pwllheli
- Directions: See map at the top of the page or find it on the A497, I mile/2km west of Pwllheli
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: Sun D, all Mon, all Dec to Feb
- Rooms available