We found The Gazelle whilst looking for somewhere to go out for dinner, as we were staying in the area. We tried the place out on a Tuesday unchtime, before returning for dinner on a Friday evening.
Lunchtime, I had a lovely portion of Menai Mussels, which were cooked in a white wine and cream sauce with flaked salmon. The salmon added a nice touch. Menai mussels are not huge, so dish was very enjoyable. My husband had their own battered fish and chips, haddock this week. On Tuesday, his food was fantastic. However, when he had the same dish on Friday, the fish was quite dry.
The rest of our party had their homemade Cottage Pie. It was OK, but my son said that it was 60% potato to 40% meat, and nothing special in the flavouring. I had Scampi and Fries. The chips here are all home made and chunky. Very nice indeed. Puddings on both occasions are not home-made, but are good sized portions. The cheese board which we did not sample, is all Welsh cheese.
The pub is a Robinson's pub, and we tried both the Unicorn and the HB brews. Both beers are very well kept. I would suggest if you order halves, ask for the 'jug' type glass as the straight glasses are served short due to their use of a sparkler on the handpump. The jugs are oversize.
The service is what looses them a point. On Tuesday, the lass behind the bar was great. On Friday, a different girl started serving us, and she seemed a bit under pressure. When asked what the specials were, she said they were on a board in the bar. Yes, but I was not in the bar. Eventually, she went to check. Similarly, when another waitress asked what cheeses were on the board, the answer was 'Dunno.' from one of her colleagues, who seemed oblivious that she might be asked because a customer wanted to know.
So overall, pretty decent food, particularly the Mussels. Good beer also. The car park is accessible via a very narrow, steep road, or you can park at the top and walk down the stairs.
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- Also Known As:
- Gazelle Menai Bridge
- Gazelle Hotel Menai Bridge
- Gazelle Hotel Island Of Anglesey/Menai Bridge