Find this excellent restaurant with rooms in a splendid manor house hotel - owned by the National Trust. There are fine views over the estate through the stone-mullioned windows, making this the ideal place for a special occasion.
The kitchen has built a good network of local suppliers, and his menus closely follow the seasons.
Starters such as 'Jellied Ham and Duck Liver Terrine with Watercress Mousse and Parmesan Vinaigrette'; 'Velouté of Spiced Parsnips with Lobster Dumpling, Sweetbread Fritters and Curry Spice' and 'Tian of Goats' Cheese with Red Pepper, Smoked Pimento and Saffron Cream' set the style.
Perhaps to be followed by 'Grilled Sea Bass with Caramelised Cauliflower, Roasted Scallops, Sliced Truffle and Red Wine Reduction'; 'Fillet of Welsh Beef with Braised Oxtail, Creamed Oxtail, Creamed Celeriac and Horseradish' and 'Roast Cannon of Lamb with Braised Lettuce, Creamed Parsnips and Madeira and Tarragon Jus'.
Desserts maintain the same high standard with the likes of 'Dark Chocolate Fondant with Milk Sorbet'; 'Tonka Bean Parfait with Warm Chocolate Madeleines' and 'Toffee Pannacotta with Roasted Pears, Amaretti and Spiced Syrup' to tempt you.
No mobile phones, and no jeans or trainers; but a bistro called '1620' offers less ambitious dishes in a less formal atmosphere.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Tues-Sun 12.30-13.45; set L Mon-Sat £19.50 (2 courses) to £22.50 (3 courses); set L Sun £27
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 19.00-21.30; mains £16.50 to £22.50; set D £43
- Seats: 50
- Wine: an excellent list, based in France, has some top-class bottles and kicks off at around the £20 mark
- Children's portions: Children of over 6 years of age only
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Llandudno Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: D Sun, all Mon
- Air conditioned
- Rooms available