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“Disappointing”
Review of Garddfon Inn

Garddfon Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$18
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: The Garddfon Is a Welcoming, Water side Bar and Bistro at the Heart of the Community. Offering a Wealth of choice from our Menu, Daily Specials Boards and Locally sourced Seafood, There really is Something for Everyone. Also Housing Sea-View Accommodation you can Eat, Drink and Sleep at the Garddfon.
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Disappointing Sunday Lunch on 27th July - very lumpy, watery potatoes and tastless gravy and soggy roasties. Supposed to be a birthday treat for mum to save her cooking but wished we had stayed home instead. We did complain at the time and was told there was someone new in the kitchen, the usual potato masher wasn't working. The merlot was lovely hence the two stars.

Visited July 2014
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good food at the Garddfon”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

We visited the Garddfon for a meal last night and I must say it was one of the best meals in a pub I have had for a long time - the Rib eye steak was to die for as was the Welsh Black beef - the service was quick and efficient and we will definately be returning soon - well done to the chef Chris and all the team.

  • Visited July 2014
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3 Thank 124iris
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Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“excellent pub”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Friendly, great atmosphere, really good food reasonably priced, lovely sea views. Can get very busy so probably need to book high season

Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Jan P
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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good food cold welcome”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

We left Caernarfon on a rainy July afternoon to have a meal at the Garddfon. Both of us have eaten here before and enjoyed it. Today was different the welcome was not really warm the barperson was in deep conversation with costumers sitting at the bar. I ordered some drinks and asked for a table and was told to find a table. The room we sat in was very small and difficult to move in perhaps we should have asked to be sat in the dining area.
The menu and specials board offers plenty of choice and the food was very nice. The waiter was polite but we were not asked if everything was alright. Our dirty plates were still on the table as we left. We could not benefit from the wonderful location because of the weather. I will not be rushing back to the Garddfon as there are good eating establishments not far away.

  • Visited July 2014
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3 Thank lis36
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wales
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“few hiccups with service but a lovely restaurant”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

visited last weekend for a meal. pre ordered our food as it was a very large party of 30+. We were not offered drinks at any point and had to get up and go to the bar ourselves but it was clear the staff were a little overwhelmed. twice someone else had taken what we had ordered so then had to wait for a fresh meal to be cooked which meant we didnt eat at the same time. Perhaps they should of checked all the orders when we first came in.
I couldn't fault my food, my steak was lovely. The only complaint i have is it was so hot in the restaurant.
Beautiful location on the waterfront. Parking is a bit of a nightmare.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank ambyth86
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