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Black Beef, Fresh Seafood, and Sweet Welsh Cakes - Where to Eat in Llandudno

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With its prime coastal position, Llandudno enjoys a bounty of fresh seafood - think Conwy mussels, Anglesey oysters, and local wild sea bass. You'll find many restaurants offering the catch of the day, but don't miss trying other local specialties when dining out, such as Welsh black beef and Welsh lamb, farmed in the mountains and valleys of North Wales.

Typical dishes

 

Perhaps the most typical of Welsh dishes is the sweet Welsh cake, a griddle-cooked treat usually filled with raisins. Welsh rarebit, a savory sauce of melted cheese poured over toasted bread, is another traditional favorite.

Llandudno seaside and pier

 

Casual pubs and fish and chips shops abound in the streets around North Shore beach and the pier, but more formal options are also at hand. At the Seahorse Restaurant, which is just off the Promenade and opposite the pier, you can enjoy fresh seafood while seated at original oak pews and priests’ chairs. The nearby Characters Tea House & Restaurant has a quirky ambience and is famous for its afternoon tea. On weekend evenings, it also offers a "steak on the stone" service, where you choose your steak or fish and cook it yourself at the table.

 

 

Around the town centre

 

You'll find many restaurants concentrated in the centre of town, on Mostyn Street, and within a short walking distance of Llandudno railway station. Around the corner from the Tourist Information Centre, family-run Candles serves 3- or 4-course set dinner menus of British and continental cuisine in a warm, candle-lit restaurant. Also family-run, cozy Mamma Rosa is housed in a Victorian building, a 5-minute walk from Venue Cymru. The menu here offers traditional and modern homemade Italian dishes, along with a wide choice of Italian wines.

 

  • Candles Restaurant, 29 Lloyd Street, Llandudno, Conwy LL30 2UU; Tel: +44 1492 874422; Website: Candles Restaurant
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  • Mamma Rosa, 11 Mostyn Avenue, Llandudno, Conwy LL30 1YS; Tel: +44 1492 870070; Website: Mamma Rosa

 

West Shore beach

 

Along the tranquil and windswept West Shore beach, you can tuck into fish and chips or pasta, or skip straight to an ice cream sundae at the family-run West Shore Beach Cafe. It sits on the coastal path, just off the beach, and offers views across the bay to Puffin Island. On West Parade, at the northern end of the beach and opposite the boating lake, is the inviting Eden Tea Rooms. Here you can enjoy traditional Welsh cakes or a serving of Welsh rarebit while admiring the view over Conwy Bay toward Snowdonia.

 

  • West Shore Beach Cafe, West Shore Promenade, Dale Rd, Llandudno, Conwy LL30 2BG; Tel: +44 1492 872958; Website: West Shore Beach Cafe
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  • Eden Tea Rooms, Eden Tea Rooms, West Parade, LLandudno, Conwy LL30 2BB; Tel: +44 1492 873595; Website: Eden Tea Rooms

 

Bodnant Welsh Food Centre

 

Foodies will find it worth the 8-mile trip to Bodnant Welsh Food Centre at Furnace Farm in the Conwy Valley, which is surrounded by some of the most breathtaking countryside in North Wales. Here you can stock up on local produce, from homemade pies to creamy local cheeses and Welsh ciders, and have afternoon tea at the Furnace Tea Room. For dinner you can sample Welsh lamb or Welsh black sirloin steak, washed down with a locally brewed ale, at the Hayloft Restaurant. The centre also runs a full calendar of food-themed sessions, including cookery classes and a wine school.

 

  • Bodnant Welsh Food Centre, Furnace Farm, Tal-y-Cafn, Conwy LL28 5RP; Tel: +44 1492 651100; Website: Bodnant Welsh Food Centre