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Spooner's Grill, Cafe & Bar

Harbour Railway Station, Porthmadog LL49 9NF, Wales
+44 1766 516032
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (25 reviews)
“belly pork” (8 reviews)
“sandwiches” (13 reviews)
Closes in 14 min
08:30 - 21:00 Hours
Bar, Cafe, British, Pub, Welsh, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Harbour Railway Station, Porthmadog LL49 9NF, Wales
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Reviewed today via mobile

Poor quality cafe food and not a restaurant or even good pub food. Lamb shank was dry and rubbery. It may have been slow cooked, but certainly long before it came to me!

Thank MrIanRK
Reviewed yesterday

We visited Spooner's on more than one occasion when in the area for a long weekend break and the experience was great on every visit. We chose to have our breakfast here on two days and also had lunch here on another. Great value, good...More

Thank andy22462017
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had been here the day before to buy our tickets for the next day and had coffee and decided to have lunch here after we had been on a train return trip, there was plenty of free tables inside so we sat opposite the...More

Thank Derbyborn
Reviewed 3 days ago

We got to the restaurant just in time before a train came in with loads of people wanting fed.... We were sitting at the section where the food counter is, but after getting jostled & our table moved by the folk in the queue we...More

Thank Carole A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good food, but can't get an order right. Three times we tried explaining to the waitress that she had got the order wrong. Gave up in the end.

Thank Daren C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chose a mixed grill, was feeling quite hungry. Sadly , much of it was not edible. Chop was fatty, greasy and under cooked. Gammon ,was fatty ,greasy and under cooked. Guess that I left more than I ate. Not a place that I would plan...More

Thank Peter L
sgreig-ffwhr, Guest Relations Manager at Spooner's Grill, Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Peter, I am very sorry that your meal was not to standard, not what we expect at all and if you had informed a member of staff they would have been more than happy to try and rectify the situation. I shall pass this...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice place, easy to find , if you have just arrived on the narrow gauge railway, does get very busy, but worth the wait. Good food, nice atmosphere.

Thank malc1005
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here 3 times, twice for vege breakfast which was lovely. Great value for money in a no frills cafe/bar. Helpful staff. Good choice of food and drink. Can be very busy before or after train arrivals/departures.

1  Thank supersunshine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in last week for an evening meal. Must confess I've had better there but it wasn't terrible. I got the impression they are understaffed and rushed off their feet.If so its a pity as this place is so convenient and we will return.

1  Thank Harlech6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely little tea shop on the main platform - waitresses very pleasant - styled in the vein of a train carriage - opens up into the gift shop so not too far to go to part with your money

1  Thank Tracey M
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Questions & Answers
24 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from sgreig-ffwhr | Property representative |
Good afternoon, I have double checked with our Head Chef and yes we would be able to cater for you. What I would suggest is to contact us directly through the feedback email address on the railways website as that comes... More
21 January 2017|
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Response from Bennett253 | Reviewed this property |
not sure
20 August 2016|
Response from Andrew T | Property representative |
Free in the evening, otherwise £2 a day.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 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
  • E-mail
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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