Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias

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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.

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3 courses for £17

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 18 September 2019

Ends: 22 November 2019

Availability: Wed-Fri 17:30-21:00

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C
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning location, great food and super friendly staff. Breakfast here is just perfect and the Baked Alaska is out of this world. So lucky to have this on my doorstep.

DH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Bryn produces a variation on classic dishes. The plaice was expertly flavoured with shrimps and salad dressing. The Alaska was one of the best deserts I’ve ever had. A treat for any couple or family.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

This place is not fine dining, rubber squid, overdone ,hard to peel prawns, overdone..brioche bun dry inside, burgers were warm in middle and cold on edges and to top it off the fries were from the freezer!!!! More kitchen staff than dinners at the time so why can't they par boil potatoes and fry them up, overpriced, no warm welcome we definatly won't go back

HL
Wales
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bloody gorgeous 👏👏👏thanks 😍 my 2nd visit & already recommended to many friends.

JG
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

This was our 3rd visit to the restaurant since it opened. The first 2 times (more than 12 months ago) we received awful service but great food. On those occasions we didn't complain because it's not in our nature. This time it was opposite, the waitresses were great & handled the situation really well but the food was awful. We had fish pie for 2, the fish was tasteless & the mash was watery. The waitress replaced the fish pie with haddock for my wife & fish fingers for me, the haddock was raw & the fish fingers were overcooked & dry & we only ate the chips that came with the fish fingers. Again the situation was handled really well but we left hungry & disappointed on my wife's birthday.

AB
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I went with my husband and having read past reviews was a little hesitant but needn’t have worried! The food was tasty, of good quality and enjoyable, we would definitely recommend and we will be back

TM
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambience and it is lovely to meet friends there as the tables are very private. Food is very good

NW
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fabulous lunch at a lovely location with views across the bay and out to sea. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the decor is more industrial than intimate. Cooking is very good and the Baked Alaska was probably the best I have ever had. We’ll be looking for an excuse to go back!

PH
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great location, good views, close to the train station. Good food and service. Very enjoyable day out on the train from the Wirral as part of our Honeymoon celebrations.

AS
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Although we've been past it several times we never knew it was a restaurant so this was our first visit after reading on Facebook that it had won an award. Overall, we did enjoy the meal and we would go back but the meal did not stand out as award winning. My husband had the ham hock which he found quite bland but he loved the steak pie which was a special on the day. I had the salt & pepper squid which I loved and then the fish fingers which were a bit ordinary (fish maybe a bit on the dry side but I loved the crushed peas). We did enjoy the whole experience, the place itself, the staff, the ambience and you can't fault the way the food is cooked and presented but in terms of flavour it just seemed a bit lacklustre and if the restaurant is award winning, it should stand out from the crowd and other similar priced restaurants in North Wales.

LB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I love this place, the food is consistently good & menu is season appropriate. The staff are friendly & polite. There is always a nice atmosphere as there is enough background noise so that you can talk without whispering or having to shout! Great balance, thank you!

DH
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm welcome.
Great table with view of crashing waves
Although not Sunday lunchtime diners it was a birthday celebration so we made an exception
The menu offered a good variety of possibilities
Freshly prepared food , good service , altogether a happy experience
We have dined at Somerset House, doesn’t quite command the spectacular view......

JM
Wales
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Tried the evening set menu for the first time and it was great. We will be back!

GA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not fault our experience everything was excellent, the location, the staff, the food and the service were all top notch.

LA
London
12 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

This was a big disappointment as we had been looking forward to lunch at this restaurant as the reviews were generally very good and then we read they had won AA Welsh restaurant of the year.

The setting is lovely with the views of Bae Colwyn and the sea. The decor is modern and apart from the awful artificial flowers creates an informal atmosphere.

The big let down was the food, for Brasserie food this was very average.
I had prawns for a starter which were fine but not better and could have done with some bread to mop up the juices.

My burger was over cooked, dry and didn’t appear to have been seasoned added to which my bun was burnt and I could taste the charcoal. The coleslaw and fries were ok but no better than average.

The coffee on the other hand, once Ingot one without chocolate on top, was delicious as was the Eton Mess.

As we live an hours drive way we will certainly not make the trip again.

Having been a big fan of Odettes for many years this was a let down.

g
Wales
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food great as usual, had a lovely time with a friend, thank you

ZR
Wales
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely afternoon spent on the veranda overlooking the sea, could of been anywhere in the Med! food was lovely, service great, thoroughly recommend

L
Wales
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn’t fault it, delicious food in a lovely setting. Will definitely return.

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Underwhelmed and a little disappointed. Couldn’t order off the midweek set menu as there were no gluten free starters or desserts. Ordered off the full price menu. I had let them know when booking that I required gluten free. This was confirmed on arrival by front of house, but not conveyed to the waiter. I would generally do this myself but as front of house had confirmed and this is Michelin class dining.....Anyway, ordered the mussels. Very nice sauce with them. Came with a slice of bread. Asked if it was gf. No. GF bread offered. Didn’t appear. Apologies from waiter. Many mussels were barely open. Waiter assured me that they were OK to eat. As opening them required some force with the supplied spoon ( not open enough to get the tines of a fork in) and thereby splashing myself with the nice cream sauce, I declined. Mains was chicken supreme. Pleasant enough, More like Hunters chicken than chicken supreme and not piping hot, butOK enough to not send back. OH had steak. More like medium than medium rare as ordered. Whole bill consisting 2 starters, 2 mains, 1 small side of fries and 3 drinks between us came to just over £70.
In summary, don’t expect amazing and you will be OK. Best to eat off the set price menu if you can because otherwise overpriced. Setting, looking over the beach is lovely, but you can sit on the prom to enjoy that. We won’t be going again.

CR
Wales
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time meal was excellent the staff were very friendly and attentive couldn't rate it high enough

KL
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, incredible view and very fast, nice and attentive service. We had a pea mint soup and shrimps as starters, then the fish pie and finished with the baked Alaska. Everything was delicious.

AM
Wales
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

What let the experience down was that the "mixed" vegetables turned out to be a bowl of spinach or chard - very disappointed.

DL
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was lucky enough to be given a window table (which is very rare and much appreciated because in many restaurants single diners seem to be considered a nuisance and non-profit-worthy, so are usually seated next to the kitchen service door or in a far corner...). A genuinely warm welcome, with slick, professional but very friendly service. Excellent lunch menu, excellent quality and really excellent value-for money...

SZ
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Location is just amazing but food just did not hot the spot for me. It feels slightly overpriced and the flavours just tasted abit bland. Staff were lovely though and the interior was so pretty!

V
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent vegetarian Risotto and a perfect Eton Mess. The salmon and the lemon desert were also very tasty. Soda bread was a very welcome addition to the meal. Only very slight downside was far too many courgettes! They were with both of the main meals and also in the seasonal vegetable side - but it was seasonal I suppose. The lady who took our payment was very positive and friendly and told us quite a bit about the organisation of the restaurant which was interesting. The bill was as expected, but we do find the drinks expensive.

SH
Liverpool
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Was looking forward to visiting Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias for sometime,our kids bought us a voucher for a anniversary gift,we visited n Friday evening and were so disappointed.The evening did not start well when we arrived the foh team continued their conversation as we stood waiting.The food was poor,starter of salt & pepper squid was very salty and this over powered dish,ham hock ok but nothing special,main courses welsh ribeye had trouble finding ribeye under sauce, very thin portion,fish finger with fries nothing special,fries similar to McDonald’s for pudding creme brûlée in a dish more like a soup dish.
We had (bad) overpriced pub food.
If Bryn Williams continues to give his name to Porth Eirias he needs to spend a bit more time there and sample the food on offer.

FC
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed quality food at a fair price served by friendly staff in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere with fantastic views.

NJ
Wales
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a lovely experience - great food there and a lovely atmosphere

c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the menu sounds like delicious home cooked foods when you first read it, when it comes out and you take that first mouthfull.
You are blown away!! Best food around in my opinion.

AJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit here, a couple of days before my birthday. We requested a table by the window which we were given. We were well looked after by the lovely wait staff. Our meals were perfectly cooked, my husband had the burger and I had the haddock which was beautifully presented. I'd seen photos of the baked Alaska on other reviews so that's what I ordered. I was not disappointed!! It was amazing and they even wrote Happy Birthday on the plate in chocolate for me! Can't wait to return.

SM
Liverpool
15 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food but menu is now limited. We have been going for a few years and the menu has become very limited although to my taste but not my husbands anymore. Food was lovely and good service but becoming overpriced with such a limited menu, and we have noticed in last 18 months or so they no longer offer specials.

AL
Wales
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

After hearing good things about the place I was slightly disappointed with the food to be honest.

I’ll start with the negatives, The starter was disappointing. The croquette was bland and very average. The main was better, the duck confit was tasty but not enough sauce and the fennel was lovely but the chargrill lettuce was disappointing. The bill was slightly on the expensive side for lunch.

The positives. The location and place were very nice and the service was really good.

OL
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The weekly menu was very much to our taste, and the food was of a very high standard. I would recommend thr French savinon blanc difficult to match at that price

DM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, stunning view of the bay. Would recommend

TD
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food well cooked and presented. Staff attentive and apologetic but a bit forgetful. They appeared to be rushing around a lot. Avoid cocktails not presented or served properly. Expensive at £9 for what tasted like a glass of ice. Would not have cocktails there again.

C
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

This was an awesome little find .... great food and great location. The matadee and the head waiter were amazing. Really knowledgable and well informed about menu and the offering. Areas for improvement would be some of the waiting staff (no all by any means) could do with some pointers from the two aforementioned staff. I imagine they are seasonal staff and might not be as engaged or invested as the more mature members of staff.

Wine, food, cocktails, are all amazing and at a reasonable price point.

Would highly recommend. Booking is essential at the height of the season. Chance your luck if your out an about and prepared to eat outside what would be considered “normal” dining time. Lunch at 3:30 or 11:30, evening meal early at 5pm and you might be in with some luck ....

Enjoy, I certainly did!!

OT
Norfolk
6 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great view with lovely decor, food was nice but slightly disappointed with the fish pie which many seem to rave about, it didn't deliver any surprises compare to a decent Waitrose one.

AM
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Been a few times. Food is always enjoyable. Love the beach vibe/ambience. Now we are really not fussy or precious people, but the service always really poor. Nobody comes back to say is everything okay etc. Waitress leans over you constantly. There is never a smile or small talk. We just don’t get it.

SR
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always - the mussels are to die for!
Fab service from fab staff. 2nd time and love it!

SW
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy Porth Eirias. Great food and modern up to date buzz about it.

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