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“Well worth a visit.”

Characters Tea House and Hot Stone Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 216 Restaurants in Llandudno
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$28
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Characters Teahouse and Hot Stone Restaurant. A secret to be found. Tucked away in a side street we are not easy to find. But when you do you are in for a big surprise. We are different to say the least..You could say quirky and you would be right. Old second hand china, cups, saucers, plates, glasses, furniture etc all bought from charity shops and completely mismatched giving the place character and ambiance hence the name Characters. Food is wholesome and unpretentious ,soups, sandwiches, hand made cakes & scones of different flavours forming the basis of our now famous Afternoon Tea. Accompanied by proper loose leaf tea & coffee of your choice we are open daytime 11am to 4pm Monday to Saturday. In the evening Friday & Saturday serving from 6.30pm to 8.00pm our also famous "Steak on the Stone" Accompanied by "Bring your Own" wine, beer or champagne. Whenever you decide to visit you will be greeted with a big welcome from the staff & management of this lovely family run restaurant..hopefully see you soon. Characters Team
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Mummy and I, thoroughly enjoyed our visit . Friendly, hardworking and attentive staff. Great reasonably priced food. Welsh lobscouse with crusty tiger bread was delicious. We will definitely return.

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Thank misty b
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Called in here for a lunch break with my girlfriend. We were offered the choice to sit upstairs or downstairs. As it looked quite busy upstairs we went down, and were the only diners there...fine by us! :) Although the staff didn't give us any menus to take down, never mind :) The food was lovely and we loved the mis matched crockery and the general set up of the place. Never been to a restaurant with a free choice of perfumes in the bathroom before! Staff are pleasant and friendly...only one criticism - one of the orders was wrong when it was served to us however quickly corrected and a fresh meal cooked once we pointed it out.

Great value for money and we would return here :)

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Thank 298KevinR298
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

I have been to Characters on three occasions now. Twice for dinner and once for lunch. I must say each time i have been i have thoroughly enjoyed my whole experience. From the food, service and ambiance i could not fault this restaurant. The price, in my opinion, is excellent value for money.

Highlights for me are the Lamb and Beef at dinner. Both excellent quality and flavor. We really do enjoy the whole "steak on the stone" experience and also that we can take a nice bottle of wine or two with us. When considering you can take a £20 bottle of wine with you to drink rather than the horrid house wines on offer in most restaurants in the town the whole experience really does offer extremely good value for money.

There are not many restaurants in Llandudno that i would return to after trying the first time. This restaurant certainly makes it into my top 3.

A special mention must be made of Cathy. We have had the pleasure of her service each time we have been here and she has, on each occasion, exceeded our expectations for the service provided. We will be back!!

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Thank AndyF82
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

What a lovely place. We went today as a party of 5. One of the party was local and had visited before. We had an afternoon tea between three of us, it was beautiful, the sandwiches and cakes were so fresh and the scones were warm.

The sandwiches also ordered were made to order and a very good sized portion and nicely presented.

We loved a the miss matched China cups and saucers, we felt like we were having a mad hatters tea party.

The staff were so friendly
and helpful.

The toilet was an absolute delight and a sight to be seen.

Our only slight problem was that they didn't take cards, and there was no sign to indicate this.

I would definitely return.

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Thank Angie B
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

On our recent two week holiday to Llandudno we had afternoon tea here quite a few times,and found the Owners and their staff to be charming and friendly ,and the tea(served in mix and match china) always hot hot hot and the selection of cakes to be "spot on"!If only every town had a "Characters"tea shop!They are slightly away from the main street,but search them out.You won't be disappointed.

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