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Spooner's Grill, Cafe & Bar

££ - £££
Bar, Cafe, British, Pub, Welsh, Grill, Gluten Free Options
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Harbour Railway Station, Porthmadog LL49 9NF, Wales (Formerly Spooner's Cafe & Bar)
+44 1766 516032
09:00 - 21:00
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Porthmadog, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always visit here on my trips to Porthmadog! Huge railways fan and to be situated right on the tracks is amazing. Fine food and a reasonable price!

1 Thank AndrewW8776
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We had a warm welvome and there was a range of real ale. This was the attraction for us and the fact can see the railway and trains from the bar. Great service and felt welcome by all.

1 Thank Audrey H
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Went to spooners today as part of a trip on the Santa Train with friends who suggested we meet up there and when my wife said she booked Christmas dinner. At the station cafe. Now I don't know if you've ever eaten at the cafe at Chester station (I suggest you don') but based on my experience there, I wasn't... More 

1 Thank Ioansaid
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We recently opted for Spooners for a midweek lunch while on holiday locally. We were welcomed by friendly smiling staff and were shown the menu along with the daily special. The fish and chips were very good along with the jacket potato filling option, we also chose the lasagna which was very tasty but lacked any lasagna sheets however this... More 

Thank Nev1962
Trawsfynydd, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Although I have visited Porthmadog probably hundreds of times I've always avoided Spooners as I assumed it was just a bar (and maybe a bit run down). Last Sunday my partner and I were walking across The Cob and decided that we needed tea and cake. Called in and were very pleasantly surprised. Great service, lovely and warm plus lovely... More 

Thank Sue H
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff with great food. Pub is fantastic too with a good selection of local beers. Must try the purple moose beers.

1 Thank Craig H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We had our dinner there on the day we arrived, to save us cooking. Also we were staying close by so it was very convenient. Food was all good, the belly pork and mash was superb, the Steak pie was good too. Would also recommend trying some of the local brews, the Snowdonia ale was excellent.

Thank DavidMunro_12
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Visit many times a year and have always had great food. Just about made my way through the menu. Everything is delicious.

1 Thank Saltodd-hawkins
Chester, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We called here twice during the week. The first time we sat outside with a beer and enjoyed a sunny half hour with views over the estuary and watching the steam train come in and out of the station. The second time we had coffee and cake and, again, sat out on the sunny terrace enjoying the comings and goings.... More 

2 Thank Skunkcabbage
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Came in for a meal on a Saturday evening having been here before. I had the Belly pork and mash, which was excellent, my wife had the scampi, which was a good sized portion. We had nachos to start, which we tasty although the dip could have done with a bit of a 'kick'. The beer quality was excellent and... More 

2 Thank Rononei
Andrew T, Public Relations Manager at Spooner's Grill, Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. Could you let me know the date of your visit so we can check through the staff rosters and investigate? You can contact me on feedback@ffwhr.com More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Cafe, British, Pub, Welsh, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harbour Railway Station, Porthmadog LL49 9NF, Wales (Formerly Spooner's Cafe & Bar)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Gwynedd  >  Porthmadog
  • Phone Number: +44 1766 516032
Spooner's is run by the world-famous Ffestiniog Railway and caters for passengers and visitors to both the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways. Offering breakfast, lunch, snacks and full evening meals, Spooner's also features an award-winning bar and an extensive new beer garden where you can enjoy a drink or a meal and watch the trains go by.

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