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“Great Food”
Review of Glan yr Afon

Glan yr Afon
Ranked #4 of 31 Restaurants in Machynlleth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Tywyn, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
218 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Excellent food & service even on very busy days! Hosts go extra mile to help and make it special. This was for a special meal ^ it was dealt with very well from booking to delivery!

  • Visited September 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Bristol
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Wonderful meal”
Reviewed 3 October 2013

While on holiday in Wales we had a meal here to celebrate a family birthday and had a very enjoyable evening. The restaurant had a relaxed atmosphere and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent and plentiful with a good choice for all courses. I chose lamb steak which was cooked to perfection, pink and very tender. There was also a good selection of wines. We had a wonderful evening and meal and are only sorry that we live too far to visit this restaurant more often.

  • Visited September 2013
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Surrey, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Always stunning, love the food and ambience”
Reviewed 23 September 2013

Well my sea bream was served with sweet potato chips, a marriage made in heaven, I was able to see how flavours complement each other. Spouse had duck with red cabbage and plum sauce which he raved about and we shared a gorgeous welsh rarebit for starter. The staff are really friendly and we went twice once with friends and once as a twosome, both excellent and the burger with cheese, bacon and relish was great.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Paulione
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A True Gastropub”
Reviewed 13 September 2013

We have eaten here on several occasions, including a very busy New Year's Eve dinner, over a period of three years and we have always had great food, service and value. They concentrate on using the best ingredients, obtained locally where possible, and present them in an imaginative menu. The presentation on the plate is also thought through to give immediate appeal to start eating and to please the eye artistically. I have been to many more expensive restaurants who don't do this as well as the Glan yr Afon (The Riverside) does, who charge a lot more. The wines, too, are very well chosen and on asking the co-owner, Glyn, if he had been on wine courses to choose such good quality wines he said, "no, but I've had a lot of experience of trying and choosing them over the years." They also serve three rotating cask ales, and a range of lagers and ciders. If gin is your tipple, then you will be spoilt for choice by their large selection. The staff are all very pleasant and welcoming, always ready with a smile, and efficient in their various roles. Glyn's co-owner wife, Corina, is also a very good hostess. When the bill arrives, it really is very good value for money, especially considering the quality the food and wines, the plate presentation and imaginative menus, and the efficiency and warmth of service from the staff. We shall, undoubtedly return on our next holiday in Aberdyfi. You will not be disappointed if you try this gem of a pub, but it would be best to book it in advance as they are regularly very busy.

  • Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Genuine welcome”
Reviewed 21 August 2013

We stayed in the house which provided b&b. Dinner and breakfast both at Glanyrafon. Wonderful hosts, caring, family atmosphere. Friends living locally joined us for dinner, extra guests no problem.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank ann2307
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