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The Swellies

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Port Dinorwic Marina The Swellies | Port Dinorwic Marina, Y Felinheli LL56 4JN, Wales
+44 1248 670250
09:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Tue 09:00 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a family camping trip we were hunting for a good breakfast out as a treat in the Caernarfon area, and found The Swellies online. It didn't disappoint. Brilliant breakfast. Friendly relaxed atmosphere. Lovely location. Highly recommended.

Thank pbmumbles
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292 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first visit for a quick lunch. It is conveniently located in the Felinheli marina and parking was quite easy. A decent menu and I enjoyed the halloumi cheese salad. It should be a great spot for cyclists riding the nearby cycle track.

Thank northwalesnaturist
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was attending a nautical course near to this cafe, over a weekend and the Instructors recommended it as a good place to eat. The cafe is situated on the side of Port Dinorwic Marina, inside the lock gates. I had lunch two days on the run there. It is quite an upper class type of cafe but not overly... More 

Thank Phil_Jane_wirral
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really thought this would be one of the 'new wave' of Caffi Cymraeg that are popping up everywhere with over priced drinks and posh bread at exorbitant prices.....but it's NOT. Having read online that it was dog friendly I walked straight in with my four legged friend to be politely told dogs weren't allowed inside! Not perturbed by this, I... More 

1 Thank Benton1976
1 review
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Although we are fairly local we had not visited this café before. When we went in at 11.00 we were very impressed with the café-although small and it's lovely atmosphere. We ordered two milky coffees BUT sat waiting for 25 minutes for the rinks to arrive at our table. !! I went to remind the lady waitresses about our long... More 

Thank Anita B
thinwh1teduke, Owner at The Swellies, responded to this review

Hi Anita. Thanks for visiting us on Saturday. I have spoken with the staff members who were working yesterday about your complaint, and they concur that you did in fact receive your drinks after the table next to you, even though you ordered before them. This was simply a case of genuine human error in which two order tickets were... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I love this place. It's got a really friendly atmosphere and the food is just lovely. I've eaten here regularly over the pas few weeks and the food has always been excellent. I've had a range of food from breakfasts to burgers, I'm really not a burger person but their burgers are gorgeous. The home made cakes are yummy too.... More 

Thank Susan1025
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

My Dad and myself visit this cafe a lot. A very nice cafe with friendly staff and great food. We have never had a bad experience here. Can be busy at times but that's to be expected with its great reputation.

Thank John D
Preston, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great for cooked breakfasts- cooked to order, as well as excellent coffee and a great range of quality sandwiches, soups etc. Always a warm welcome from the staff

Thank lextoon
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Went to this local cafe with colleagues after working nights. Comes highly recommended and didn't disappoint. Very friendly staff and speedy service. Suspect I will become a regular.

Thank Carrie O
North Wales, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Delicious homemade soup with delicious freshly baked bread. This was a really nice lunch in a cute and quiet little cafe

1 Thank MangoLycheeA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Cafe, British, Soups, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Port Dinorwic Marina The Swellies | Port Dinorwic Marina, Y Felinheli LL56 4JN, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Gwynedd  >  Y Felinheli
  • Phone Number: +44 1248 670250
The Swellies is situated on the historic Port Dinorwic Marina, serving you fantastic breakfasts, delicious light lunches, beautiful home-made cakes, treats, and quality coffee. The Swellies is ideal for a quick pit stop on your way to work or while walking the dog, it's also the perfect place to fuel up with some quality food before embarking on a sailing trip (you can even double check the tide times using our free wifi!). For those with busy schedules The Swellies offers takeaway sandwiches, toasties, soups and hot drinks. We are proud to source our ingredients locally wherever possible. Our dry cured bacon and hand made-sausages are from Anglesey, we only use free-range eggs from happy hens and our bread is from a local artisan baker. We're sure you'll find something to take your fancy so come down and check us out :)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?