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Y Sgwar

) #1 of 4 Restaurants in Tremadog ££ - £££ European, British,
12-16 Market Square, Tremadog, Porthmadog LL49 9RB, Wales
+44 1766 515451
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (27 reviews)
“pudding” (25 reviews)
“steak” (27 reviews)
Closes in 20 min
12:00 - 14:00All hours
European, British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
12-16 Market Square, Tremadog, Porthmadog LL49 9RB, Wales
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Everytime we visit it never disappoints! Food and service excellent. Booking advisable, Highly recommended 😀

Thank E W
friendly0ne, Owner at Y Sgwar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much, it means a lot to us that you keep coming back and offer us such high praise. Many thanks Lorraine

Reviewed 20 May 2017

Staff were very friendly and helpful and menu was good. Tempura prawns tasted good but batter on those and courgette fries was too thick. House cab sav red wine was disappointing when we thought it was a safe choice. Overall it was expensive for what...More

Thank jillwas2017
friendly0ne, Owner at Y Sgwar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time for writing a review, I'm sorry that its not particularity great and I apologise that I have no comment, but we just cant place you... based on courgette and wine comments. with best regards Lorraine

Reviewed 20 May 2017

We turned up to Y Sgwar over an hour late, and were accommodated by the very charming staff. Food was excellent all round -- the filet steak and sides were fantastic and very good value, and cajun roasted salmon was also delicious. The desserts included...More

Thank rjaidev
friendly0ne, Owner at Y Sgwar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed the new addition to the menu! with best regards Lorraine

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I was part of a group of senior golfers who dined at Y Sgwar, on a tour of North Wales. They are an exacting bunch, when it comes to food and wine, and the lack of precision with some of the cooking (over-cooked mussels in...More

Thank anthony g
friendly0ne, Owner at Y Sgwar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and for acknowledging that it is not easy to cater for a table of 16 persons who choose individual al la carte meals, as well as looking after the rest of the busy restaurant. I appreciate your comments and hope...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

What a great restaurant. We booked for a Saturday night and it was full to the brim. However, the staff handled everything superbly and we were neither overlooked or rushed by the service. The food was excellent and beautifully presented. Well worth a visit.

Thank ga s
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

What a lovely place. Good choice of food on the menu. It is a bit expensive , but the food is well worth it. The staff are very good, making sure you had everything and checking if you wanted more drinks. I especially loved the...More

Thank jessica76
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We were a party of 16 and very well looked after. Those who had meat dishes faired less well than those who had fish. All had a good meal though. Record keeping was a bit slap happy but the staff were lovely and a pleasure.

1  Thank Christopher F
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

If you are in the Portmadog-Tremadog area do make an effort to get to the Y Sgwar. They specialize in regional goumet Welsh cooking that is just superb. They have a good selection of wines as well as a friendly and helpful staff. We had...More

Thank Jim T
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing night, my and my partner felt very welcome as soon as we walked through the door, we where brought to our table which was perfectly laid out for us, the waitress (sophie) was extremely helpful and tended to our every need, we had...More

Thank Dafydd H
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We went two times on 10 and 11 of may, the first time we eat the lamb and the mussels both delicious the second evening the maitre recommend the haloumi salad and the pork belly , outstanding. On both times the resto was fully booked...More

Thank Jean Pierre O
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
If only Guide Dogs are allowed in the restaurant, do you have any other spaces either inside or outside where dogs are welcome?
27 May 2017|
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Response from friendly0ne | Property representative |
We don't I'm afraid. Both our neighbours have covered outside areas if that's any help. The Golden Fleece and The Union Inn.
Optional F
I was wondering why you didn't treat your cousin to their anniversary dinner if they were having financial difficulties? Also, I would be very embarrassed if you 'outed' me as having financial problems, just to get sympathy for your dining experience. Their financial status is nothing to do with your review. It was a bit unfair to criticize the restaurant for things you didn't give them a chance to fix.When a restaurant is busy - like on Easter weekend, it's chaotic in the kitchen and things will go wrong even though the restaurant normally has higher standards - that's just the nature of any business. You said that the host told you they don't open till 6pm, but you didn't say you had to wait - so this comment is just a report on a conversation - it seems that you're looking for any negative ammunition you can find. I wonder if you're having a difficult time yourself at this point of your life or if you're always so unforgiving. I would think that your attitude would have ruined my anniversary dinner if i was your cousin - instead you could have been a little less rigid and a bit more fun. I am planning to visit this restaurant, so I am taking your review with a grain of salt - with over 350 excellent reviews, your experience isn't indicative of what this restaurant usually delivers.
7 May 2017|
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Response from DebbieRose0404 | Reviewed this property |
I repeat, please delete your comments. They do not relate to any review that I have put in and are offensive
Elizabeth R
Are children/babies welcome?
21 September 2016|
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Response from friendly0ne | Property representative |
Of course they are welcome! We have a couple of high chairs, so please call us to book and we can allow space.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
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12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
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12:00 - 14:00
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12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12-16 Market Square, Tremadog, Porthmadog LL49 9RB, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Gwynedd  >  Porthmadog  >  Tremadog
  • Phone Number: +44 1766 515451
  • E-mail
Open seven nights a weeks offering Early Bird menu, excellent value at £20 for three courses.
Children are welcome and children's menu is available
Fantastic Traditional Sunday Roast every Sunday with a choice of Roast Beef and Roast Lamb. Fish and vegetarian options also. 1 Course £12.50 2 Courses x £16.50 And 3 courses £21.00
Lunches served on Wednesday through to Sunday, snacks and meals offered.
Dietary request are no problem to us!
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