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“Fantastic place to grab a meal”
Review of Wal

Wal
Ranked #8 of 104 Restaurants in Caernarfon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Welsh
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
London
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fantastic place to grab a meal”
Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

Wandering around Caernarfon, we wanted somewhere for a quick lunch. Wal fit the bill perfectly. Staff were really friendly, and service great. And the food....wow. The two burgers we ordered were some of the best our party had ever eaten (we're Londoners with a variety of overpriced burger restaurants on our doorstep, and this bear 99% of them hands down!). One chicken and bacon pie which was fab and a great portion of scampi. We came away overwhelmingly impressed and would recommend to anyone. Thanks for a great meal!

  • Visited July 2014
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8 reviews
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“Rest those weary legs!”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

After several hours of hiking around Snowdon we settled for dinner at the Wal. Great food, great staff, and great atmosphere. We asked for a main could be made smaller and had as a starter, which it could. Tremendous

  • Visited June 2014
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Tenby, United Kingdom
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“dinner for 15 customers pre ordered food in the morning”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Terrible service, poorly trained staff, bottle of wine opened without foil being removed and left jagged and obviously if we poured from it the red wine would have gone every where.
One of us ordered rare steak which was blue and cold, no garlic butter came, as was supposed to be with it either. When asked for the garlic butter it was supposed to have a hard refrigerated lump was brought and the steak obviously didn't have enough heat to even melt it onto it!
One vegetarian ordered assorted fungi pizza it came with one ordinary sliced mushroom only in the topping. When it was pointed out to the manager he took it away and a few more were added he returned plonked it in front of my friend and said there you are I counted at least 10 mushrooms on that sarcastically! It was the same pizza kept hot with more plain ordinary mushrooms with the crust dried out, brittle , powdery and absolutely tasteless! His wife also had pizza and the topping on hers was sparse with a good two inches of surrounding dough, dry, powdery and without topping. In no time whilst we were eating did any of the staff come and ask if we were ok or if we wanted more drinks. There is no way I would ever go there again! The manager definitely needs to brush up on his people skills and hospitality and train his staff

  • Visited July 2014
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Saundersfoot, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“The worst pizza ever”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

If you want to pay over the odds for poor service, rude management, small portions, poor food or an inedible pizza this is the place for you.
We pre-booked and pre-ordered meals the day before for a party of 16 on Saturday 5th July 2014. The restaurant clearly did not have enough ingredients for our meals. I ordered a vegetarian pizza (funghi) described as ‘Classic base with assorted mushrooms, red onions and peppers with mozzerella’. I was served with a pizza base one third covered with sauce, about 3 centimetres of red pepper and ONE small mushroom sliced into 5 pieces and without any cheese. The head waiter (a tall, rude and sarcastic Irish guy) took it away and returned it with some more mushroom and some melted cheddar on top. It had been put under the grill again which had toasted the base to the consistency of a crisp. It really was inedible and I sent it back and told them not to bring me anything else, and I was hungry! I would have thought it impossible for anyone to mess up a pizza, let alone an expensive (supposedly) Italian restaurant, but these guys managed it. We all make mistakes but there was no excuse for the rudeness. Others in our party also had cause to complain about very small portions. They had run out of mussels and split up what they had left amongst those in our party who ordered them (7 each). None of the 16 had a good meal. It is impossible to describe how bad this place is in a brief post. Eat at the Wal at your own peril.
There are some very good restaurants in Caernarfon, the nearby ‘Black Boy’ is excellent especially for breakfast.

  • Visited July 2014
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“Great place to eat!!! ”
Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

You will not be disappointed if you choose to eat at the wal. The service and atmosphere is superb and the food is the best that I have had in Caernarfon. I would definitely recommend the wal to people, its a place where they can get exceptional food at a reasonable price.
Keep up the good work, next time we climb snowdon we will be back.

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Thank Paul P
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