Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias

4.5
585 reviews
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£25 and under
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Seafood
Top tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
This big open space with its easy, informal mood has an open kitchen where Bryn’s team of chefs turn simple, local, seasonal ingredients into extraordinary bistro-style food. Menus are served all day by interesting people who really understand food, and there are no rules, so you can do what you like: tuck into breakfast, graze over small plates at the bar, share a Sunday feast with family, watch the sun go down with friends. Good times with good people, and no distance between you and the beach.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, British, English
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Hours of Operation
Serving

Breakfast: 9.30am - 11.00am

Lunch: 12pm - 2.30pm

Afternoon Tea: 3pm - 4pm Monday - Friday (booking essential)

Wednesday - Saturday Dinner: 5.30pm - 9.00pm

Café: 9.30am - 4.00pm
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Phone number
01492 577525
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Area
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Parking Details
Free parking available at the back of Bryn Williams @ Porth Eirias. Disabled parking available.
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Public Transit
Train station 10 minute walk and bus stop 10 minute walk from bistro.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 14 hours ago

Wonderful space and very well-informed and helpful staff

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We had a meal at your restaurant to celebrate my late mother’s birthday. She always loved the sea so it was a perfect venue. The food was beautiful, the service was friendly yet professional. The venue was relaxing and child friendly.

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3.0Dined on 14 July 2018

Nice position close to the beach. Food was very good but restaurant was too hot as they refused to open the doors to the outside in order to stop people wandering in from the sea front.
Spoiled the meal as no air conditioning inside.

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4.0Dined on 14 July 2018

We booked a late lunch as we were attending a concert at Eirrias Park, we were not told at the time but only the brunch menu was available which was a little disappointing

Over all the food was good, the service was a little wanting.

We ordered gin and tonics to go with some nibbles but they arrived with the wine and the main meal.

We had the fish fingers which were nice, it would have been nice to have z choice of chips or fries, there were only skinny fries

We had to ask for the tartar sauce, the waitress explained not everyone liked it so normally they waited for people to ask!,

Deserts were very nice and the coffee was very good, they did an excellent flat white. The toilets are ok but are used by everyone coming off the beach, I think for the prices you are paying there should be a separate toilet for Bistro guests.

Nice buzzy atmosphere, just a few things not in place to make it 5 stars for us

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5.0Dined on 13 July 2018

What a surprise this place is. Wide variety of starters which were well described on the menu.
Main meals were also well described and reasonably priced.
Desserts love my desserts and felt they were limitted, but still of good quality.
Wide selection of drinks, especially loved the flavoured gins.
Well done Bryn and your staff great to have a quality food venue along our North Wales coastline

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5.0Dined on 13 July 2018

Had a great evening of food and wine with a wonderful view of Colwyn Bay

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5.0Dined on 13 July 2018

Fantastic Location and views of the evening sunset.
Excellent food - I had smoked haddock and my friend had the cauliflower dish and both were delicious! Will definitely book again very soon.

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4.0Dined on 11 July 2018

Went along for date night with my wife, it was a special occasion for us marking 12 years of us being together, Service was excellent, was a little disappointed that there weren't more tables for 2 near the window which meant we had to sit back a bit, and yet another older couple who came in later and simply complained about the smaller table were moved to a 4 seat table near the window (I wished I'd been as bold). Food was very good although my grilled Asparagus and sauce was a little on the cold as it had sat on the crossover too long, regardless it was still delicious, also my steak was a little on the dry side again as if it had been cooked, rested and then cooked again (I blamed my wife for ordering something complicated..) but again the flavours and accompaniments were so good that I did not want to send it back (Besides I was too hungry by then to wait much longer) and my wife loved her baked Alaska, all in all, very good, and ingredients were clearly of the highest standard and very fresh, I'd have rated it excellent if it weren't for the minor points mentioned above.

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5.0Dined on 7 July 2018

Delicious food, great atmosphere, friendly staff, as always. Not fast service, but as expected when food is cooked fresh to order on a busy Saturday night. And why would you want to rush when you are sitting in a great place withe superb views? Just one small thing, eating with a stroppy teenager who is also gluten free, PLEASE have a GF dessert marked on the menu. She loved having a choice of starter and main (not just a salad!). I know you would have been able to provide dessert if we had asked, but she didn't want to make a fuss!

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5.0Dined on 7 July 2018

Our lunch was a spur of the moment decision and we were not disappointed. It makes a change to be impressed these days with such good food and professional service. We loved it and look forward to a return trip.

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4.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Came here for a date with my wife staff very welcoming and knowledgeable about many questions asked about menu/restaurant had the set three course menu and couldn’t fault it my wife had squid a burger and baked rhubarb Alaska love the seasonal menu and that everything is locally sourced as well as the beer recommended would definitely travel from Scotland again to eat here

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4.0Dined on 4 July 2018

The food was great could not fault the plaice & steak, although there was a chip on the edge of my plate which let it down a little, and found it odd that people Were walking past in beach wear I appreciate it's on the front and what a view it's just when eating my lovely evening meal don't really want to see red bodies of which there was a lot

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4.0Dined on 2 July 2018

Have been many times & as usual the food was excellent but the service was not up to it's usual high standard. We were in no hurry but 2 hours was a little too long for a lunch. After a very busy weekend they were a short staffed. Dessert was slow & we had to remind them. They compensated for this.
We were a little miffed to find we could not park in their car park & had to pay to park on the road!!
This will not stop us returning soon.

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5.0Dined on 2 July 2018

Excellent as always. Particularly good choices for vegetarians as the dishes are created with as much attention as meat-based dishes. Fabulous views and a great atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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2.0Dined on 1 July 2018

The food was exceptional, although a little pricey, and the wine was expensive. What spoilt the meal was the atmosphere. It is part of a community centre, and non diners were allowed to walk through to use the facilities, most in bathing costumes, and men were bare chested. The designers of the building have not put enough consideration into the layout.

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4.0Dined on 30 June 2018

If you didn’t like fish their wasn’t much choice really one burger or one steak

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

What a find. Last time we were in Colwyn Bay we were disappointed at the town. What a difference a year makes. Colwyn Bay promenade is first class, Bryn Williams bistro is an absolute gem. Pleasant layout giving everyone access to small bites, drinks and for those who want a very pleasant meal, the restaurant doesn’t disappoint.
Service was friendly, food wash a delight. We will definitely be back.
And the icing on the cake, we got to see the red arrows display team performing at the Llandudno combined arm forces day. Along with the Lancaster, spitfires and Tornado.
A tip TOP day 😁

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Excellent grilled king prawns followed by plaice. Celebrated my mother's 86 birthday in a pleasant relaxed atmosphere with a lovely view of the sea. Food and service we're excellent but she did find the wooden chairs uncomfortable

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3.0Dined on 29 June 2018

The food was generally good and the cocktails were nicely made especially a Cosmopolitan. Service was a bit patchy and as it wasn't particularly busy we thought that was a bit poor and they needed to be more attentive given that a group of us spent in excess of £250. We tried for ages to catch our waiter's attention to get more drinks and then waited quite a while to get them. Same for trying to sort the bill, took ages to get their attention and by that point there were only two tables left. Whilst its a nice restaurant it's in a shared leisure type building on the beach so the toilets (I think) do not belong to the restaurant but are shared by the building and the women's were shockingly dirty with water and toilet roll all over the floor and sink area and dirty toilets so we expected better. Not sure if people on the beach are using them but seems like staff were not checking their cleanliness. We did mention this to the manager but not sure they cared. So good but not great.

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5.0Dined on 29 June 2018

Superb breakfast for our anniversary, love the food, the setting and the service is superb too, reasonably priced, we travel 25 miles to have breakfast, well worth it!

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3.0Dined on 28 June 2018

On this particular visit it was a hot day, a very busy lunch time and the staff didn't seem up to the task. However, the food did not disappoint.

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5.0Dined on 27 June 2018

It was our first time here and we really enjoyed everything about it. It was all perfect. Will definitely be coming again

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5.0Dined on 27 June 2018

Amazing location, amazing staff and amazing food. It tick all the box’s for us every time. So lucky to have it on our door step

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3.0Dined on 26 June 2018

Dining at Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias is always a memorable occasion. It is worth traveling from Wrexham to sample the fresh ingredients and the well designed menu.
This was my 4th visit in the last 2 and a half years, and the food was, as usual, cooked to order, delicious, and enjoyed by myself and my 2 friends.
What let our experience down, however, was the service by the waiting staff, which was on the whole, underwhelming. The waitress didn't engage with us, and we felt actually, that she rather ignored us.
The toilets too, are also an area which is not up to the standard of the restaurant. I accept that it is difficult to monitor the toilets, as they are part of the water sports complex, but to find no toilet paper in a cubicle, when you are paying around £20 per head for lunch, is not something one would expect .
I will return, but I hope that these issues are resolved, as they do contribute to the overall experience of visiting Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias.

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5.0Dined on 26 June 2018

Always enjoy going here - location fab, menu succinct but great

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5.0Dined on 24 June 2018

Excellent food as always. Staff very welcoming and attentive.

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4.0Dined on 23 June 2018

Lovely food . Not a massive menu but better that way . Not your traditional “ publunch” so if you are after that then this isn’t for you ... you won’t find hunters chicken or a steak swamped in sauce here
What you will find is excellent cooked food to a high standard in a great atmosphere . Will return

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5.0Dined on 22 June 2018

Had a great evening, food was delicious and service was very good as well. We had the fish pie for 2 to share which was really tasty. Got a table by the windows so had great view of the seafront.

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4.0Dined on 22 June 2018

We very much enjoyed the lunchtime menu accompanied with excellent Welsh cider. Very good service. Will return soon.

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5.0Dined on 20 June 2018

Excellent helpful spanish waitress who was very helpful

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5.0Dined on 17 June 2018

Very nice food a little slow in serving and fish pie was a little over salted , the rest of the meals were 5 star 👍, very reasonable and worth a try

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Beautiful location overlooking the coast- especially as the it was a lovely sunny evening. The staff were attentive and food was amazing. Especially for me-the baked Alaska.

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

David and staff very welcoming as usual. Ambience cool and relaxing. Reserved a table for breakfast and thoroughly enjoyed the eggs royale. Looking forward to next time.

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4.0Dined on 14 June 2018

A third visit. As good as previous. Great food. Friendly, professional service. Great views and often a lovely sunset.

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4.0Dined on 13 June 2018

Fabulous food as usual
Love the vegetarian options

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4.0Dined on 13 June 2018

A good lunch and friendly staff but ambiance not brilliant and not best seaside setting. Not cheap but excellent quality well cooked food.

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2.0Dined on 13 June 2018

Can't beat the views , but food very average , prawns over cooked , squid starter all batter , asparagus cold . Beetroot lovely and salmon . Such a shame !
Sorry had far better elsewhere .

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5.0Dined on 12 June 2018

This was our third visit to Porth Eirias. Never fails to impress us. Once again a lovely meal with friends. Looking forward to our next visit. See you soon.

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3.0Dined on 9 June 2018

We visited on a very busy Saturday evening, most tables were taken. The service was reasonable prompt, except for the desserts, which took at least 20 minutes or so to arrive. The menu here is quite small, with only 8 items as starters and main courses.The food was ok, we choose fish fingers and chips which at £15 is quite pricey for what you get. Some of the staff seemed as if they didn't want to be there; no welcome and certainly no smiling! This is our third occasion here, and probably the last until we here of consistently good reviews hopefully again in the future.

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Was disappointed there was no chicken on the menu which I think should be part of an everyday menu

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