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“Don't be put off by first experiences” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jenny's

Jenny's
Ranked #4 of 50 Restaurants in Porthmadog
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Welsh
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Llansanffraid Glan Conwy, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
“Don't be put off by first experiences”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

When you first step into Jenny's you might find yourself tempted to step straight back out. The first room as you enter doesn't create a great impression with it's grotty tables and ripped upholstery on the seating. The thing that might keep you in is the sight of the food, also available for takeaway, that's on display. The lemon meringues in particular are impressive sights, they look like mini volcanoes! If you carry on through that room into the next room you'll find a far more pleasant and inviting dining area. It's not the Ritz but it's much of an improvement on the other room.

Having found a table next to the front window which was good for a spot of people watching we ordered two All Day Breakfasts and two kids meals, the kids meals being good value at just under a fiver for a main, jelly & ice cream and glass of squash. We missed out slightly with our breakfasts, if we'd arrived half an hour earlier we could have opted instead for the Full Welsh Breakfast which appeared to be the same as the All Day Breakfast but with toast and tea/coffee included in the price...and just to rub it in that price would have been 20p cheaper than what we had to pay. My advice is if you fancy a cooked breakfast get there before 11:15am. Still, it was a very good breakfast made up of fresh, good quality ingredients and nicely cooked.

The kids could have opted for a roast dinner but instead, predictably, went for chicken nuggets served with chips and beans and toad in the hole served with chips, peas and gravy. The chicken nuggets in particular were very good comprising big chunks of real chicken with a light coating of batter, these are not cheap and nasty McNuggets. One minor quibble is that when the jelly and ice cream desserts arrived one had red jelly and one had orange jelly which of course started an argument about who got to have which colour. It might make things easier for parents to serve up two of the same colour.

Overall, service from the waitresses and waiter was friendly and very efficient. I was a bit concerned about getting served promptly as we'd parked some distance away in a 60 minute limit parking space but the food all arrived quickly, but not so quickly we felt rushed, and we managed to get back to the car without finding a parking ticket slapped on the windscreen..

  • Visited September 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Tired salad”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014 via mobile

We come to Porthmadog at least twice a year and decided to stop for a lite bite and coffee. This was the first time and possibly the only time we will call here.
The quiche I must admit was very tasty but the salad garnish was limp and looked as though it had been on display a day or so . If you want to keep busy and attract people in you will need to keep ahead of the game .
I don't like writing negative reviews but on this occasion I am speaking as I found.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Outstanding and excellent food, good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

We went to this restaurant for lunch. The restaurant was good layout. The food was outstanding. I had grilled plaice with chips for main course which tasted great. The atmosphere was ok, the tables were little close together. The dessert was exceptional I had a massive lemon marangue which tasted wonderful, the drinks were good. Service was very good, waiters was kind to us, this restaurant would of been 5/5 starts if the tables were so close together.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Northern England
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Breakfast Value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

Have been visiting Jennys for years - great value breakfast served up by (mostly) friendly and enthusiastic staff - just wish that they'd get the radio tuned properly :)

Visited August 2014
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

We came for lunch was made to feel very welcome, the food was good and the kids menu super, some meals are a little pricey but it is a holiday town so in my opinion that is to be expected. I had lemon meringue pie for my pudding and it was delicious! Would visit again.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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