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Y Meirionnydd

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Smithfield Square, Snowdonia National Park, Dolgellau LL40 1ES, Wales
+44 1341 422554
18:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an enjoyable meal here last week with my wife. The service is excellent and the owners very attentive. We had the fish pie which was very good and crammed with fish! My preference would have been for a smaller helping with some veg but that is just a preference. The menu looked tempting with plenty of other dishes that... More 

Thank David W
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gem! Book early...this has to be one of the best restaurants in Wales! Wonderfully friendly, professional, service. Great atmosphere. Sumptuous and intimate. Small but perfectly executed menu. Great wines . Worth the 2 .5 hour drive!

Thank happyskier036
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77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a beautiful meal in this hotel when staying in nearby Tan Y Gader for two nights. Firstly we had a drink in the upstairs bar which is modern, clean and well presented. We stayed here whilst reviewing the menu's and placing our orders, which is great as you are only shown downstairs when your meals are almost ready.... More 

Thank YumYumCardiff
Wales, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this restaurant as we were staying in B & B in Dolgellau. So pleased we booked. Food was excellent and service perfect. A fine dining experience best meal we had all weekend. Would highly recommend booking this restaurant.

Thank Gaynor W
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Well we wanted to finish our short break in Dolgellau on a high so this was the only place to come! We were looked after so well by Jen, a great asset to your team. Our food was excellent as expected but we all missed our little 'shot of soup' prior to going down to dinner. It's a very special... More 

Thank Suesx
Dolgellauhost, Owner at Y Meirionnydd, responded to this review

Hello Suesx and family, thank you for writing such a kind review, we're so pleased you all had such a fantastic visit! Jen was thrilled to read your comments and passes on her regards to you all. The soup appetiser is no longer presented as we now have fresh bread with an olive oil and balsamic vinegar dip on the... More 

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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We ate here on valentines night and are so pleased we did. The service was so friendly, and the food was excellent. It's not over priced but the standards are high, it's well recommended. We will be returning.

Thank Colin H
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

There is a fixed price menu for either 2 or 3 courses with a good selection for each course. The smoked duck starter was very tasty. The lamb for main course was cooked to perfection and incredibly tender. The service was excellent. We were well looked after and was there were no delays. A good wine list with many varieties.... More 

Thank Truby1970
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

We came the restaurant for an early birthday meal. We were welcomed on arrival with exceptional pleasantries and made to feel very welcome. The staff are exceptionally attentive and certainly knew their food and drinks. The fool was presented beautifully and tasted as good as it looked. we weren't rushed and we had plenty of elbow room. All in all... More 

Thank BigGstaxi
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We stayed at Y Meirionnydd over the NYE weekend and had two meals in the restaurant, including a special NYE dinner. The basement dining room has low ceilings and few windows as befits a former jail. However, the decor, lighting and furnishings brighten up this space and provide a welcoming and relaxing environment for dining. It holds perhaps 24 people... More 

Thank Seb1780
Forest Row, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Every time I have been to Dolgellau over the last few years I have now been disappointment with the restaurant! Lovely friendly staff and fantastic good! Would highly recommend and is booked every time we visit!

Thank RDavies182

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Contemporary, European, British, Welsh, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Smithfield Square, Snowdonia National Park, Dolgellau LL40 1ES, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Snowdonia National Park  >  Dolgellau
  • Phone Number: +44 1341 422554
  • This restaurant is at Y Meirionnydd
Y Meirionnydd Townhouse is a great restaurant and bar in the centre of Dolgellau. What was the original old County jailhouse has been skilfully converted into a contemporary, stylish and yet cosy restaurant serving traditional British dishes with a Welsh twist using mostly local produce. The ground floor bar is a great place to unwind and relax with a drink or light meal. Booking is essential, please check for opening times. Please note we are unable to cater for children under 8 years old.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?