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“Good quality and the price reflects this.”

Terrace at St. Tudno Hotel
Ranked #58 of 212 Restaurants in Llandudno
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$19 - US$42
Cuisines: Welsh
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Chester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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“Good quality and the price reflects this.”
Reviewed 14 August 2011

I eat here about two to three times a year. Usually I take parents or visitors to the area with me.

The pre-meal drink in the bar and menu browsing allows time to settle in and look out of the window at the esplanade and pier end of the town.

The restaurant itself is rather traditional, formal and some would say old fashioned. This is great as it puts off the oiks, who feel uncomfortable in such surroundings.

The food is well prepared, sometimes adventurous, but always well cooked and well presented too.

If you're eating during the week, it can feel like a lonely experience, but that's part of the charm. If you're alone, take a book, the lighting isn't too low to read.

The family run hotel and restaurant has been on the go for years now and it's mainly due to sticking to a well planned style that works for the area, rather than being a victim of change for its own sake.

The cost is reasonable and the staff are pleasant and not intrusive. The owner will probably have a chat with you, but it's general pleasantries rather than questioning you about your experience.

It's the sort of place you could take your parents in law for a birthday/anniversary dinner.

  • Visited April 2011
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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“Excellent food and marvellous service”
Reviewed 16 July 2011

We had afternoon tea, our second visit as the food is excellent and the service brilliant. Beautiful views over the sea and mountains of Wales. I would recommend anybody to try it.

  • Visited July 2011
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Bridlington, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
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“Overpriced”
Reviewed 2 November 2010

We have eaten in most of the other recommended hotels in Llandudno so we thought that we should give the St Tudno a try.

Perhaps we hit a bad night - in fact the genial owner commented that the second chef was officiating - however we did not have the experience we expected.

Starter of scallops was good but was overpriced at £9.75. My main of steak was good but it was not hot, neither was my wifes duck - we regard that as inexcusable at this level. The duck was tasty but was swamped by the potato and bacon accompaniment. It would appear that the vegetables are generic to all dishes which is a risky stance in my view.

Desserts were fine.

Reception staff excellent but couldn't weigh up the restaurant staff - certainly efficient but there was no connection between us.

Decor is old fashioned but this IS a traditional dining room and so that's okay.

Great wine list.

We paid £117 exc service for 3 courses ( no coffee ) including a £28 bottle of wine and a couple of glasses of champagne to start and to us that felt a little overpriced. There are some good things here and if the head chef had been there perhaps we would have had a better experience however there are other places in the town which are as good or better for 75% of the price.

Shame really as we had looked forward to this.

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Bedfordshire
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“outstanding food, excellent service but not much atmosphere”
Reviewed 19 July 2010

Never been to St Tudnos before but tried it after being let down by the Seahorse. The food is amazing. The flavours were out of this world and the presentation was stunning. I have never tasted a better desert than their chocolate pudding and sour cherry ice cream. I have eaten at Michellin star resteraunts before and the food quality taste and presentation easily rivals them. They have an excellent choice of wines and the staff are very attentive too.

We had a slight blip with my seabass main course which was slightly undercooked but unlike some places they apologised and cooked me another main course and then gave us free deserts, coffee and liquor to make up for it. Now that's the mark of a quality establishment.

Our previous favourite place to eat has been Paysanne in Deganwy, partly for the food but equally for the wonderful lively atmosphere, which was slightly lacking at St Tudnos. The two are chalk and cheese, one serving high quality rustic french food in much humbler surroundings and one serving top notch food in grander surroudings. We now have joint favourites and will visit both again on our next visit to LLandudno in August.
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Lancashire
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12 reviews
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“perfect food perfect service”
Reviewed 10 February 2010

what I like about St. Tudno's restaurant is not just the amazing food they serve but the perfectly judged sevice. There is a mixture of old fashioned courtesy to customers and genuine friendliness without being pretentious,which is rare these days.The chef is obviously a master :each dish a work of art to look at as well as delicious to eat.Try the double cooked egg or scallop tortellini for starters followed by Eastern-style Monkfish with shallot bahji or fillet steak with oxtail, Parisienne potatoes with foie gras jus. The suites are very sophisticated too -a simple banana fritter with sticky toffee pudd is like you've never had before. An additional treat on Saturday evenings is Dafydd playing the harp, a truely gifted musician.

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