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Contemporary dining, local seasonal ingredients  - Ial Restaurant, Wrexham, Wrexham

Ial Restaurant

4.8
4.8
32 Reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary British

Here at iâl Restaurant, we are passionate about creating an excellent dining experience whilst caring for our environment. iâl Restaurant offers only the best contemporary cuisine, produced using a mix of home grown and locally sourced Welsh ingredients. Using the Welsh and European Farm to Fork strategy, we farm our own meat, grow our own fruits and vegetables, and produce our own dairy with our colleagues at Northop and Llysfasi farm. In collaboration with Coleg Cambria, we introduce to you a fresh approach to dining, here in the heart of Wrexham town centre. In light relaxing surrounding, submerse yourself with friends and family in our beautiful retreat. Where the music is acoustic and the lights dimmed, come sample our signature 24 hour cooked beef brisket dish or let us choose for you with our weekly specials. If the sound of that doesn't grab your attention, the smell of our fresh focaccia and sourdough we bake everyday will.

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Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, Bistro, Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat 09:30–11:30 Lunch Tue 12:00–14:00 Wed–Sat 12:00–16:00 Afternoon Tea Wed–Sat 13:00–15:00 Dinner Thu–Sat 17:30–23:00

  • Phone number

    01978 548818

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Barry Langston

  • Area

    Wrexham

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Celebrity Chef Ellis Barrie Tasting Menu Evening

    £49.00 per person

    24 May 2022 only
    Ellis Barrie, Chef and owner of Lerpwl, a fine dining establishment based in the Royal Albert Dock in Liverpool, will be bringing his kitchen team to ial to Launch our Guest Chef Evening Events. A former Northwest Winner on the Great British Menu and current ready steady cook enthusiast, Ellis, will be spending two days with us preparing a tasting menu inspired by the local produce North Wales has to offer. At only £50 per person. Enjoy some of the very best North West food at a fraction of the price. With acoustic music playing in the background and fires lit outside, there is no better venue in Wrexham to host such an event.

Menu

Come join us and indulge in dishes created with the best Welsh ingredients, whether it's a plant based dish, freshly-caught fish or something from the grill, we are sure your tastebuds will agree that dining with us does not disappoint. As well as offering the best, locally sourced dining, here at iâl Restaurant we pride ourselves on our attentive service, an extensive drinks list and a vibrant, modern space. All of these things combined are sure to make your experience with us a memorable one

While You Wait

  • Homemade Bread£2.50

    Blodyn Aur oil, balsamic vinegar

    • Homemade Crisps£2.50

      Halen Mon salt, creme fraiche, chives

      Starters

      • Soup of the Day**£4.00

        Homemade bread

        • Scotch Egg£6.00

          Smoked haddock, cod, chorizo emulsion, watercress, oil

          • Warmed Jerusalem Artichoke Salad£5.00

            Welsh goats cheese, pear, artichoke crisps, truffle honey

            • Terrine**£5.50

              Ham hock, piccalilli. watercress, mini capers, sourdough crisp

              Mains

              • Beef**£14.00

                Beef brisket, truffle mash, pancetta, deep-fried shallot rings, red wine jus

                • Fish & Chips**£15.00

                  Wrexham Lager battered haddock, hand-cut, triple cooked chips, mushy peas

                  • Squash£13.00

                    Butternut squash, sweet potato puree, tender stem broccoli, granola dressing

                    • Pork£15.00

                      Pork loin, black pudding crumb, potato rosti, parsnip puree, kale, Gwynty Y Ddraig apple cider jus

                      Sandwiches, Wraps, Grazing

                      Available Until 4pm

                      • Homemade Nachos£4.00

                        Peri peri, melted cheese, guacamole, sour cream

                        • Toasted Cheese**£6.00

                          Snowdonia 'truffle trove' cheese, sourdough, onion chutney, side salad, slaw

                          • Fish Finger**£6.50

                            Sourdough, tartare, side salad, slaw

                            • Ploughmans Board**£6.00

                              Welsh cheese, Pen y Lan pork ham, piccalilli, pork pie, pickled onion, sourdough

                              • BLT£7.00

                                Pen y Lan Pork bacon, lettuce, tomato, homemade mayo, side salad, slaw

                                • Beetroot Bao*£6.00

                                  Beetroot bao bun, spiced mushroom, peanuts, Asian slaw, side salad

                                  • Chips£2.50

                                    • Small Soup Cup£2.50

                                      Sides

                                      • Triple Cooked Chips£3.50

                                        Truffle, parmesan

                                        • Mixed Leaf Salad£3.00

                                          Homemade dressing

                                          • Onion Rings£3.00

                                            Herb emulsion, chives

                                            Desserts

                                            • Cherry*£5.00

                                              Cherry Bakewell Tart, almond ice cream

                                              • Banana**£5.00

                                                Banana sticky toffee pudding – caramelised banana – banana ice cream

                                                • Créme Brulee£6.00

                                                  Merlyn Welsh cream and white chocolate, shortbread

                                                  Last updated: 15 March 2022

                                                  What 32 people are saying

                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                                  Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                  4.8
                                                  4.8 based on recent ratings
                                                  • 4.7Food
                                                  • 4.7Service
                                                  • 4.7Ambience
                                                  • 4.4Value

                                                  NoiseModerate

                                                  Loved For

                                                  • North Wales

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                                                  1. AH

                                                    AmandaH

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    It was out second visit to restaurant and was just as enjoyable as the first would highly recommend and will definitely visit again, most enjoyable lovely food and excellent presentation

                                                  2. SW

                                                    SueW

                                                    South Wales

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We had a starter and a pudding which was lovely- light batter on the black pudding was delicious. Felt there could have been a couple more dishes on the mains. Would definitely recommend and are definitely going to return- nice to have a nice restaurant in Wrexham- we need more!

                                                  3. JJ

                                                    JulieJ

                                                    Cheshire

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                    overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                    Lovely food, steak somewhat overdone but on the whole tasty and presented beautifully

                                                  4. AE

                                                    AngelaE

                                                    North Wales

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    A much under used resource within the college and Wrexham itself. It provides a lovely environment to eat, the students are so engaging and the staff are just fabulous. If you haven’t eaten here yet, you should! The food is excellent.

                                                  5. AS

                                                    AnneS

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                    A hidden gem in Wrexham. Good varied menu & drinks.

                                                  6. JW

                                                    JoeW

                                                    1 review

                                                    2.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 13 May 2022

                                                    overall2food4service1ambience3

                                                    My wife and I have eaten at Ial twice before and found it very good. On this occasion we were disappointed by the abysmal service. The service staff consisted of a bartender and an indifferent waiter, there being no restaurant supervisor as on our previous visits. I ordered a gin and tonic expecting gin in a glass with a separate tonic, when it arrived, the drink had been mixed and the glass was full to overflowing. Our nibbles were very good sourdough bread and butter. The table had been set with knife, fork and napkin and we used the knives from the setting to butter the bread. The waiter came to take the bread platter away before we had finished and when he finally did remove it, asked us if we wanted new knives, which we did. Starters and main courses were good and well presented. Dessert when it arrived was nicely presented but very cold and hard and the waiter made some vague comment about not removing them from the fridge or freezer in time. The food was reasonably priced and the drinks, particularly the wine were good value. The waiter showed little interest throughout despite the fact that the place was not busy, only three tables occupied. Our disappointment at the poor service probably means that we will not use this restaurant again.

                                                  7. SR

                                                    SadieR

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 13 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Food was absolutely beautiful, reasonable rate and the staff were very helpful will be returning. When I was there I saw the afternoon tea and it was huge

                                                  8. l

                                                    laura

                                                    Cheshire

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 6 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Excellent definitely be back food was amazing thank u

                                                  9. JH

                                                    JulieH

                                                    London

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 3 May 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Tuesdays are student takeovers at Iâl. Excellent all round. - Food , service and value . Highly recommended.

                                                  10. RP

                                                    RaymondP

                                                    Cheshire

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Could not believe how quite it was in this restaurant the food was lovely AGAIN and the service is first class would recommend people to try it

                                                  11. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    North Wales

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 22 April 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Food was of a very high quality at a reasonable price. Very relaxed atmosphere and excellent service.

                                                  12. JG

                                                    JustG

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 16 April 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great service, never visited Ial before but will definitely be back. Lovely & modern surroundings. Afternoon tea was great value for money and a lot tastier than other local venues.

                                                  13. JB

                                                    JacquelineB

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 14 April 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    What a wonderful addition to the food and hospitality industry in Wrexham. We had afternoon tea and it was fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and the food tasted incredible. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and I love that the staff are being trained in their chosen career. Thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely be back. Thank you so much.

                                                  14. E

                                                    Emily

                                                    Cheshire

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on 10 April 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Best Sunday lunch in wrexham. Great service and felt like a great atmosphere

                                                  15. PC

                                                    PerrinC

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 10 April 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We came for a friend's catch up and belated birthday celebration. I was left to make the decision on where to go so I chose the Iâl. It definitely didn't dissappoint. The service was great, the cocktails were lovely made with fresh fruit. The food was absolutely delicious and really well presented. Both of my friends will definitely be coming back with other friends and recommending the restaurant. Its a truly unique venue to Wrexham and we definitely will be returning.

                                                  16. J

                                                    Jonestim

                                                    Cheshire

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 8 April 2022

                                                    overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                    Yet again, sampled some lovely food in Restaurant Iâl. Beautifully cooked sea bass and duck. Could have easily eaten a bigger portion. Loved the rhubarb and custard cheesecake! We were sitting next to a table of 12 ladies, hence the noise level! Would have been nicer to be sat a little further away, but this did not detract from the enjoyment of the food. Excellent friendly service as always. We’ll be back!

                                                  17. DC

                                                    DavidC

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 7 April 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Popped here for a meal with my son. The service was very personable, the staff were very pleasant and the menu had good options but wasn't too extensive. We settled for the soup and Welsh Rarebit to start, both dishes were very well presented and the flavour matched the presentation. For the mains we went for the Beef brisket and the catch of the day which was Sea bass. Again, the presentation was really impressive, enough food to satisfy the appetite without feeling like we needed to be rolled back to the car! Everything tasated fantastic (to me), my son enjoyed the brisket but at 13 wasn't for trying the green puree.... I can't recall the name of it, but it was the only thing left on his plate! The desserts were at the same or even higher standard. I gave the Rhubarb and Custard a try, wow. Everything on the plate was incredible, I enjoyed every mouthful. So much so that by the time I'd looked up from my dish, my son's sticky toffee pudding was gone.... I'm guessing he enjoyed that as well! A brilliant experience and already looking forward to a return visit.

                                                  18. AL

                                                    AnnL

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 7 April 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great place for lunch food was very good and waiting staff very attentive very pleased with it and would def recommend it

                                                  19. WF

                                                    WrexhamFan

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 2 April 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Lovely food, very well served, in a really pleasant and smart setting. It was the perfect setting for a post-match celebratory meal after watching Wrexham AFC win the semi-final and make it to Wembley. We had a spare place at the table because Ryan Reynolds couldn't join us this time as he had to fly back to New York - he missed out on a really nice meal at Iâl Restaurant which was the perfect finale to an excellent day out. Already tried to rebook for a pre-match meal before the next game on Saturday, but unfortunately fully booked.

                                                  20. SW

                                                    SuzieWills

                                                    North Wales

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 1 April 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Lovely meal with my friend this evening. Food was excellent, service was fabulous and good value for money. Will definitely be returning!

                                                  21. O

                                                    Ollie

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 1 April 2022

                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                    Staff were really good ,the room was very pleasant lovely surroundings,The food was good a bit on the pricey side,It was our first visit will go again especially for a special occasion

                                                  22. VI

                                                    VICKYR

                                                    North Wales

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 31 March 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Beautiful food, we had some lovely, scrummy vegetarian options. Will definitely be back.

                                                  23. HH

                                                    HelenH

                                                    North Wales

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 31 March 2022

                                                    overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                    Too expensive and very small portions. You are in Wrexham, not the West End of London!

                                                  24. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Manchester

                                                    1 review

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 27 March 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Amazing food, lovely service, great atmosphere, very clean and style of restaurant brilliant. Overall best place in Wrexham

                                                  25. MD

                                                    MartinD

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 27 March 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Visited on Mothers day 2022 and had Sunday lunch with 3 courses. The choice was very good for all courses. We were greeted and shown to our table and offered a complimentary glass of Prosecco which was a lovely touch and also a large bottle of water. The service was exceptional all through the meal and had interaction from the service team and a chat which was nice ,hearing about what the students are hoping to achieve during their time in the college. Both my Mother and Mother inlaw where impressed by the surroundings and the overall experience. I will definitely be coming back and recommending to my friends. Excellent A*

                                                  26. SW

                                                    SteveW

                                                    North Wales

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 27 March 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    This was our fist visit to Ial and it was exceptional. Excellent food, excellent service and very reasonably priced. Lovely environment, beautiful decor made the whole experience even more pleasant. Look forward to dining with you again soon.

                                                  27. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 25 March 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Lovely time. Staff were very good. Knowledgeable and helpful, especially with their recommendations. Also nothing was too much trouble I wasn't keen on one ingredient and they said it could be substituted or taken off.

                                                  28. DB

                                                    DianeB

                                                    North Wales

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 25 March 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Food fantastic service outstanding lovely surroundings would definitely recommend & will be visiting again

                                                  29. AB

                                                    AnnieB

                                                    Manchester

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 25 March 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    I visited on Friday with 2 friends who had never eaten there before and they both agreed with me that Ial restaurant is by far the best place to eat in Wrexham. We’ll definitely be visiting again soon.

                                                  30. LJ

                                                    LindaJ

                                                    North Wales

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 25 March 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    10/10 for food, customer experience, ambiance, service, value and welcome. Cannot fault anything at all. Cannot wait to return! Thanks all. Exceptional!!!

                                                  31. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    North Wales

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 22 March 2022

                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                    We had a birthday lunch on students day, it was our first visit to Ial in the new venue. We looked forward with excitement to our visit and meal and we were rewarded with an excellent dining experience.

                                                  32. SN

                                                    StevenN

                                                    North Wales

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 19 March 2022

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                    Amazing value. High end dining for a fraction of the cost. Will definitely be making it a regular spot to eat out.

                                                  Safety precautions

                                                  • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                                    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                    • Contactless payment available
                                                  • Physical distancing

                                                    • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                    • Extra space between tables

                                                  FAQs

                                                  Ial Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.

                                                  Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                  Booked 3 times today
                                                  Experiences are available.
                                                  Google Map for Ial Restaurant

                                                  Chester Road Wrexham, Wrexham LL12 7AB

                                                  Dining areas

                                                  Additional information

                                                  • Area

                                                    Wrexham

                                                  • Hours of Operation

                                                    Brunch Sat 09:30–11:30 Lunch Tue 12:00–14:00 Wed–Sat 12:00–16:00 Afternoon Tea Wed–Sat 13:00–15:00 Dinner Thu–Sat 17:30–23:00

                                                  • Cuisines

                                                    Contemporary British, Bistro, Afternoon Tea

                                                  • Dining style

                                                    Casual Dining

                                                  • Dress Code

                                                    Business Casual

                                                  • Parking Details

                                                    None

                                                  • Payment Options

                                                    MasterCard, Visa

                                                  • Executive Chef

                                                    Barry Langston

                                                  • Additional

                                                    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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