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Castle Bistro

££ - £££European, British,
High Street, Snowdonia National Park, Harlech LL46 2YB, Wales
+44 1766 780416
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Closes in 2 min
18:30 - 21:00 Hours
European, British, Contemporary, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
High Street, Snowdonia National Park, Harlech LL46 2YB, Wales
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Reviewed yesterday

Whilst on holiday in Barmouth we paid a visit to Castle Bistro. There were many temping dishes on the menu, most were suitable for myself as I require a gluten free diet. The presentation and quality of food was 1st class as was the service....More

Thank David B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very good service, lovely food and good atmosphere. Great to have more than one vegetarian option! Would recommend that you pre-book, always a good indicator!

Thank Magsbkw
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing food and service in a lovely modern but comfortalbe setting. Staff were friendly and welcoming and service was efficient. We both had the belly pork which was cooked to perfection with tasty crackling. Portions were adequate and presentation was excellent. A good wine list....More

Thank GoogieEngland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was very good and we'll presented. Staff were friendly and attentive. Nice interior and reasonably priced. Good wine list and variety of drinks. Very popular so you need to book. They had to turn away at least 12 people while we we there.

Thank Anthony B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I ate here yesterday evening after a glowing recommendation. We were shown to our table by a wonderfully polite and attentive young lady. I had the king prawns for starters and my girlfriend had the scotch egg. Both were beautifully prepared, my...More

1  Thank Pjamesmorgan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a revelation. We have been visiting Harlech for over 30 years and have never had such a wonderful meal. It was a Tuesday evening and the Bistro was full. If you are ever near the area you must visit. It is even well worth...More

Thank Malcolmw7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perhaps a bit surprisingly, a genuine, superb bistro is tucked away in Harlech. The menu is relatively varied, the service was pleasant and efficient, the pricing was fair and most importantly, of course, the food was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed a hearty mushroom soup, mildly...More

Thank Egulsky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really super food..scotch egg starter was exquisite. Good friendly service..reasonable prices. Definitely recommend this bistro.

Thank David S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to This delightful restaurant great food at a reasonable price for a change good service - will for sure recommend this place

Thank Welshwogie
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Managed to book a table at short notice which was a result based on how few tables are available. Having chosen the prawns for my wife and the scotch egg for myself which was delicious, we moved onto the fillet steak which was perfectly cooked....More

2  Thank Dave D
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29 September 2017|
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Response from Mobile701373 | Property representative |
Good evening, my sincerest of apologies for not replying sooner. We do indeed allow well behaved good natured dogs into our bistro. thank you for the message and we hope this is of help. Kind regards Lee Williams... More
29 September 2017|
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Response from CornishPixie188 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so , but worth a phone call .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Snowdonia National Park, Harlech LL46 2YB, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Snowdonia National Park  >  Harlech
  • Phone Number: +44 1766 780416
  • E-mail
Kath Sylvester and Wayne Sampson originally opened their Caribbean restaurant in the picturesque town of Harlech back in 2010 they brought a ray of Caribbean sunshine and spice to the small costal town, setting themselves up in a prime location next to Edward 1st mighty stronghold they quickly brought their brand of sun kissed food to the towns normally traditional eating habits. Later, in their culinary journey they moved their restaurant to another prime Harlech location to continue their special brand of ‘Soul Food’ cuisine. After a combined seven years of serving the local community they have now decided to move on and have passed on the business to a young, promising and upcoming local chef who has decided to diversify the premises and open a traditional style of bistro, offering a more relaxed style of dining with emphasis on using good local produce, cooking and preparing it simply and pricing it fairly. Having worked in some of the best places locally the new chef owner believes he can bring a brand of dining to Harlech which has a much needed position between our traditional style of cafes and our fine dining restaurants. With this new venture, Soul Food restaurant will be reborn as Castle Bistro to emphasise a Welsh contemporary feel and new direction incorporating a high quality yet simple and elegant style of food and service. The new and youthful head of ‘Castle Bistro’ is Chef and Owner Lee Williams of Dyffryn Ardudwy, having been professionally trained in the local area he has worked in some of the North Wests finest restaurants and eateries including beginning his career with work experience at the popular Maes y Neuadd Hotel, and further developing himself training with award winning head chef of Castle Cottage Harlech Glyn Roberts. Lee has also worked with popular establishments such as ‘The Meirionnydd’ Dolgellau and culminating at still a young age as head chef in both the ‘Bae Abermaw’ Barmouth and the idyllic lakeside hotel ‘Tyn y Cornel` on the Tal y Llyn lake. Lee will be serving only the best produce using local Welsh suppliers to bring to you a plate of traditional Welsh fayre served up with finesse, with main meals such as braised welsh lamb shank, a contender for what could be our national dish, Welsh Rarebit using what other than Welsh cheeses. The menu is simple yet full of flavour with easy eating style. Of course, no traditional Welsh eatery would be complete without a Sunday Dinner menu just like Nain made, Lee brings that home help yourself approach to the juicy roast meats in his innovative group Sunday roast platter mixing that family around the table feel without the hassle of the cooking (or thankfully the washing up)
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