Find this good restaurant housed in a 14th century manor house, with splendid views over the bay to the Lleyn Peninsula and Snowdonia.
Chef/proprietor Peter Jackson offers short menus built around local seasonal produce - including vegetables and herbs from their own garden.
Starters such as 'Crab Cakes with Oriental Leaves, Horseradish Butter Sauce & King Prawn Fritter'; 'Terrine of Tomato, Courgette, Aubergine & Garlic wit a Trio of Dressings'; 'Chicken Liver Parfait with Homemade Chutney' and 'Terrine of Skate & Vegetables with Caper & Gherkin Mayonnaise' set the style.
Perhaps to be followed by 'Noisettes of Salt Marsh Lamb Topped with Leek Mousse, a Parcel of Braised Shoulder, Root Vegetables, Fondant Potatoes & Rosemary Jus'; 'Breast & Confit of Duck on a Bed of Barley, Apple & Mustard Mash with a Green Peppercorn Sauce'; 'Pan-Fried Cardigan Bay Sea Bass with Potato Cake, Wilted Greens & Carrot Crisps' and 'A Brioche Loaf Stuffed with Vegetables & Nuts' among the listed mains.
There is then a cheese course - generally a single type - perhaps Perl Las; to be followed by desserts, such as 'Honey & White Chocolate Tart with a Lemon & Basil Cream'; 'Seasonal Berries set in a Sweet Wine Jelly' and 'Apple Mousse with a Duo of Coulis'.
Service is professional and formal.
- Food Style: Modern Welsh
- Lunch: all week 12.00-13.45; set L £14.50 (2 courses), £19.00 (3 courses); mains from £6.00; Sun L £17.95
- Dinner: all week 19.00-20.45; set D £37.00 (4 courses)
- Seats: 65, plus 18 outside
- Wine: a well-chosen list travels the world, kicking off at about £17
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Twgwyn Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Yes
- Outside eating
- Rooms available