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Moorings Bistro

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Welsh, British, European
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4 Ivy Terrace | Porthmadog, Borth-y-Gest LL49 9TS, Wales (Formerly Moorings bistro)
+44 1766 513500
10:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Tue 10:00 - 23:00
Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 09:30 - 23:00
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a wonderful place to eat! Lovely bistro set in the middle of terraced houses. Great views over the bay. The staff are lovely and welcoming. We had a table by the window which was lovely. There is an outside terrace where you can sit and enjoy the view. If it is a little bit chilly there are blankets on... More 

Thank CoventryDeb
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was a sunny April day. After a morning of climbing, we were sweaty and looking for a big ol bite. First pub we rocked up to showed us the door, so we ventured to the moorings, and boy are we glad we did. They squeezed us right in there, without a whisper. Local beers were insanely delish, food was... More 

Thank nominator22
Croydon, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were a party of 7 seniors and they managed to fit us in for lunch at a little over an hour's notice. The weather was not good enough to sit outside on the verandah, so it was rather cosy inside, but a great atmosphere. The food was excellent. Plenty of variety on the menu, and all at quite reasonable... More 

Thank Alan B
Nairobi, Kenya
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was very good and the service was excellent. Thoroughly recommend sitting on the verandah on nice day. We were lucky with a beautiful spring day. Nice to watch the boats on the estuary mouth.

Thank Expectmoretoday
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77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting "The Moorings" for my wife's birthday on Saturday 8th, this was our first visit here (will not be the last) the 3 of us were made very welcome by the staff. We ate a full 3 course dinner, all different selections, it was excellently prepared, served hot, unable to fault anything. Thank you staff, we will return, if we... More 

1 Thank vintageandretyred
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked before our holiday as we read it got busy, 4 adults & a hungry toddler, Staff were wonderful, offering to make little ones dinner straight away, she had fish we expected the usually frozen kids meal but it was freshly cooked fish & little one ate it all up plus a ice cream, All the food was amazing,... More 

Thank helenandmatt2015
Grantham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten meals all over the world but the meal we had at Moorings was one of the best ever, compliments to the chef and staff for a memorable evening, great atmosphere, cosy and friendly, reasonable prices, you must try the chicken, will visit again

Thank Happas
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Moorings Bistro for a friend's 17th birthday. There were 7 of us and not a scrap of food left at the end of the meal. The food was incredible - between us we had steak, roast chicken in a cider sauce, lamb tagine, pork wellington and vegetable pie. The staff were all warm and friendly and couldn't do... More 

Thank Alex W
Torquay, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Moorings is a lovely place to sit and watch the world go by. There is nice coffee's and a decent range of beers and wine.The food is well prepared and is typical bistro food. the best bit is the view, fantastic, sitting in the outside area, watching the boats bobbing about.

Thank Richard B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not visited since change of ownership, so we were a bit wary. After reading the reviews on here decided to give it a go, we were not disappointed . We had to wait a while for our main course (apparently everything is cooked to order) but it was worth the wait.

Thank 777Beth

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Welsh, British, European
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Ivy Terrace | Porthmadog, Borth-y-Gest LL49 9TS, Wales (Formerly Moorings bistro)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Gwynedd  >  Borth-y-Gest
  • Phone Number: +44 1766 513500
Overlooking the beautiful and tranquil bay of Borth-y-Gest, the Mooring's Bistro team welcomes you in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Offering an inventive menu, prepared with the freshest local ingredients available, the restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
In addition to the cosy fireplace inside, our heated terrace allows you to make the most of the stunning views, even in the winter.
. Please check opening hours. Bookings recommended but not necessary.
Lunch served from 11 am to 2pm.
Dinner from 5.30 pm to 9pm.
Breakfast 9.30 am to 11 am week-ends only

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