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Our Really Wild Restaurant on the ground floor specialises in using wild plants and marine algae from Pembrokeshire. Everything contains something from the wild. Concentrating on sustainability, health benefits of foraged wild plants and algae and environmental awareness. Visit our Really Wild shop on the first floor, for an extensive range of locally produced products. We have all of our Really Wild Soap Company soaps/shampoo bars/moisturisers (to name a few) for purchase.
PRICE RANGE
£8 - £62
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, British
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A fantastic evening meal we chose the tasting menu to celebrate the seafood week here in St David’s . A packed restaurant with happy diners giving the chef a round of applause at the end of the evening! The Car y Mor Oyster, pepper dulse...and pickled wild garlic stems course and laver and cockle oatcake , bacon , hollandaise, pickled rick samphire courses were particular standouts and the wild local fish (Dover sole) , wild garlic butter, young sea spaghetti and aromatic sauce was memorable - all including locally foraged and sourced ingredients . Service throughout was outstanding and we look forward to future visits to this gem of a place which St David’s is fortunate to host.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been trying to make a reservation for dinner but keep getting told that my party is too small to make a booking. Unfortunately when I tried to contact the restaurant there has not been a reply. I am staying at Twr Y Felin...and thought about walking down to the restaurant but have tried that and found the restaurant closed!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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John Mansfield, Owner at The Really Wild Emporium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

No booking is too small for us and the booking system via the website seems to work well for all the other customers. We are in the building 7 days a week and walking down to see us between 9.30am and 3.30pm will always find...More

Reviewed 7 April 2024

Pleasant food but not as good as expected. Interesting but not outstanding as the ratings suggest in fact the mussel dish was over salted and rather small. Service was excellent and we liked the ambience. Would not return on next visit to St David’s.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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John Mansfield, Owner at The Really Wild Emporium, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2024

Thank you so much for giving us at least one critical review. It makes our customers realise that our other 'remarkable' reviews are genuine. Personal taste and expectations are beyond our control. However you clearly had our "small plates" menu. Customers normally put together a...More

Reviewed 4 April 2024 via mobile

There is a reason for such high reviews. This place is so good, very talented kitchen, enthusiastic team, creative menu ... just fab. Do not visit St David's without having lunch or supper here... you will want to take them home with you.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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John Mansfield, Owner at The Really Wild Emporium, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2024

Please Mike, do not take our staff away from us. They are such great team and so talented. We would be lost without any of them. So good, so talented, so enthusiastic and so creative - what more could we ask of them. We are...More

Reviewed 17 March 2024

Awesome coffee, cake and very, very friendly service. We are locals and will definitely be back for a lunch meal. The menu looks amazing.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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John Mansfield, Owner at The Really Wild Emporium, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2024

Locals !!!!..... and you didn't introduce yourself. Come again and let us make a real fuss of you and tell you about all the other things we do at The Really Wild Emporium. The lunch menu will only be the start. Find out more at...More

Reviewed 14 March 2024

What a fantastic place, lovely, friendly staff & fresh tasty food made with local foraged ingredients. Absolutely loved everything about it & don't miss the unique shop upstairs too!

Date of visit: March 2024
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John Mansfield, Owner at The Really Wild Emporium, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2024

Totally agree with you and look forward to giving you a treat again next time you are in St Davids.

Reviewed 8 March 2024 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant. Food was incredible. Staff lovely and friendly. Couldn't fault it. Lovely restaurant with a great atmosphere. Chef came out and spoke to everyone.

Date of visit: March 2024
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John Mansfield, Owner at The Really Wild Emporium, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2024

You have discovered our secret for an "absolutely fantastic" hospitality venue - the finest foods from the locality and the very best of personalised service from our wonderful staff.Our front of house staff and chefs are the best!

Reviewed 7 March 2024 via mobile

Such a nice use of a lovely building. Food was imaginative, tasty and fresh. The people who served us were charming and efficient as well as wishing me Happy Birthday! Just what a lunch bite should beMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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John Mansfield, Owner at The Really Wild Emporium, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2024

We are so proud of our very special Emporium building with all its renovated features that we have had it listed. If we could do the same for the chefs and our front of house staff we would have done it. They are a real...More

Reviewed 1 March 2024 via mobile

After entering the restaurant, you close the door and you are immediately surrounded by a comforting ambiance. The food was amazing and extremely tasty. Front of house Sina and Mille made us feel very welcome. Excellent service. They were extremely friendly and knowledgeable, taking time...out to make the experience a real treat. Lae loo (sorry for misspelling) great local sourcing knowledge. We’ll be back. Compliments to the chefsMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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John Mansfield, Owner at The Really Wild Emporium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2024

We are so pleased you had a "perfect experience". It is what we aim to deliver and we recruit the quality staff who are able to match our aims. We would love to see you again and see if we can exceed perfection for you.

Reviewed 23 February 2024

We popped in for lunch after nearly walking past on a hunt for lunch, and we are so glad we did. The lunch menu was fantastic, a perfect mix of small plated which were great for sharing - and plenty of options considering one of...us is a vegan, which on the most part can be pretty limiting. All the dished were fresh, tasty and went down beautifully with a local cider. We will be back!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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John Mansfield, Owner at The Really Wild Emporium, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2024

So delighted you were completely amazed by our tiny restaurant in our tiny city. Our reputation is the biggest thing here and you have just added to it. Thank you so much for taking the time to review and especially the comment about how we...More

Reviewed 6 January 2024 via mobile

Delicious cakes - especially recommend the carrot cakes. Lovely coffee and friendly, helpful staff. Loos are great too!

Date of visit: January 2024
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John Mansfield, Owner at The Really Wild Emporium, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2024

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great review - even the loos!!!!

Reviewed 21 December 2023 via mobile

Having really enjoyed the tasting menu last year we were keen to repeat the experience during this year's visit. Initial disappointment that the tasting menu had been replaced by a Festive Tapas menu was soon dispelled on seeing the exciting dishes being offered - we...could design our own tasting menu! Wow, each and every dish was delicious bursting with unique flavours and textures. Such talented chefs. Thank you too to the charming front of house staff who also played their part in making our visit so memorable.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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John Mansfield, Owner at The Really Wild Emporium, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2023

We are delighted you enjoyed the new offering so much and were able to create your own tasting menu. The staff are indeed very talented and are the final essential element in making the dining experience so rewarding. See you again soon.

Reviewed 9 December 2023

wow what a great night out here with family, the tapas was exceptional, I eat out regular around Pembrokeshire and the really wild has come tops, a wide selection to choose from my partner loved the chocolate torte, and the truffles the chef bought out...finished of a great night me, highly recommended if your in the area,More

Date of visit: December 2023
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John Mansfield, Owner at The Really Wild Emporium, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2023

Thanks David for the positive review of our new tapas adventure. We have attempted to create something different and it is reassuring to know that we have succeeded. We look forward to seeing you again at The Really Wild Emporium very soon.

Reviewed 2 December 2023 via mobile

Such a fantastic food offering! Food of this quality is hard to find. When found it should be cherished. Having eaten here several times it still retains its freshness and innovative surprise. A gem in St David’s crown.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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John Mansfield, Owner at The Really Wild Emporium, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2023

Thanks for such a glowing review. Quality, freshness and innovation are indeed hard to find and we pride ourselves on that as well as our first class service and attention to detail. We hope to see you again very soon at our little gem of...More

Reviewed 18 November 2023 via mobile

We visited for lunch after a morning walk along the coastal path. A welcome refuel, we both had the 'pie of the day' Squash and Duck and Kelp, never had a duck pie, so it had to be done. Both were amazing, served with Chervil...mash, Kale and gravy. We thought we would have enough room to sample a cake for desert - no chance, we were both stuffed! If you do visit, do also take a look in the shop upstairs.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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John Mansfield, Owner at The Really Wild Emporium, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2023

Nice after any activity in our lovely city and peninsula. So pleased you enjoyed the dining experience. The Duck & Kelp pie has been a real hit with all visitors. We have christened our specialist chef as the 'Pied Piper' - the pies keep bringing...More

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We have just updated our prices to reflect the increasing costs of ingredients, services and staff - the tasting menu has moved up from £58 to £62. Hopefully we can hold this for 2024. Hope that helps.
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Although we are a very dog friendly establishment and our furry friends - including our own dog, "Seaweed" - can come into the shop and the cafe and light lunch sessions during the day, the evening dining has a very... More
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Dear Jamie The sample 5 Course Taster menus are on the website (Really Wild Emporium) and the average price is £40. The menus will change slightly depending upon the seasonal availability and the Chef's creative streak. All... More
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The Really Wild Emporium is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5