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Nant Ddu Lodge, Merthyr Tydfil, Powys

Nant Ddu Lodge

4.4
4.4
102 Reviews
£25 and under
British
We are incredibly proud of our food and customer care here at the Lodge. Our kitchen and restaurant team strive tirelessly to provide the best possible cuisine and service, which have guests and locals coming back time and time again.

The Bar & Bistro serves a variety of fresh locally sourced Welsh cuisine and bar snacks as well as a wide range of fine wine, great spirits and local beers. Our lunch and dinner menus highlight the best of real Welsh cuisine including locally sourced seafood, Welsh sirloin steaks and roast rump of Welsh lamb.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Contemporary British, Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00–15:30 Dinner Daily 18:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    41685379111
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Nigel Russell
  • Private party facilities
    We have a function room capable of holding up to 40 guests. If you would like to enquire about this please call us directly on 01685 379111 or email us on opsmanager@nant-ddu-lodge.co.uk.

What 102 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Wales

    Romantic

  • South Wales

    Good for special occasions

102 Reviews
  1. DanS

    South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    As a patron of nearly 20 years I can say that Service has dramatically dropped since I last visited. The starter of sweet potato fries tasted like it was originally frozen and cooked poorly. We sat looking at the empty plate for 40 mins before the main appeared (after I had ask when we could expect our mains). No one visited the table to ask u we wanted more drinks, so I had to go request some. No one visited to ask if our mains were to our liking. Just basic poor service. I asked if the kitchen was slow and was told that they were busy... there were many empty tables - clearly not busy. We probably won't be coming to the Nant Ddu Lodge for special occasions again. Shame

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  2. Craig

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent I would highly recommend a nice quiet and relaxing place to dine with great customer service.

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  3. DRob

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is always delicious here, but we were both shocked by how much smaller the portions have become. Fish & chips - fish at least 1/3 smaller than when we last had it. Sticky toffee pudding - tiny! At £16 & £7 respectively, it definitely wasn't value for money. Nant Ddu was one of our favourite places to eat. Will we go again, not sure. 🤔

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  4. DarrenL

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Let down by waitresses seating us then not returning after saying they would to take drinks order, then passed on their way home and no one at bar so left for 20 minutes, the young man that then took over was very good in terms of service. I am not sure if it was a change over of staff but needs to be more organised, food was good.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely Sunday lunch. Great food, piping hot food. Good service and atmosphere

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  6. JudithK

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our meal at Nant Ddu Lodge. The only problem was that the postcode on the booking was incorrect. I brought this to the managers attention and they were very attentive.

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  7. NicholasL

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good albeit slightly expensive. Menu didn't have a large choice of main meals. Staff very polite and professional.

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  8. KevinP

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice Hotel & friendly - helpful staff The room was ok overall but bathroom facility was quite poor - No Shower

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  9. BobbyS

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent choice for Sunday Lunch. From starters to dessert all amazing. The haddock and prawns in a chive sauce was fantastic. One of our party had the rice pudding but the rice could have been cooked a little long as was al dente. Overall great lunch!!!!

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  10. Unhappy

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Roast potatoes and boiled potatoes rock hard not enough veg for 2

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  11. AndrewO

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food was absolutely top notch. The staff were friendly, polite and super efficient. Simply my favourite place to eat.

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  12. FayeR

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, beautifully presented and great size portions. Staff are friendly and professional. This is the second time we've eaten here and we will certainly return. Plenty of choice for all courses. The decor is a little dated but that didn't spoil the experience.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service staff were excellent and the food ,as always, was very good. Nant Ddu could do with a spruce up starting with replacement dining chair covers... stretchy nylon ?! They also need to rethink the impractical dinner plates.. they look lovely but are completely flat so adding gravy meant overspill.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is on our doorstep and this is the first time we have visited, it definitely won’t be the last. We loved all of it, the spa the place the food was first class and all the staff were lovely and helpful

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  15. LaylaT

    South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was lovely although the portions for the starters was not really enough for how much you were paying. Service etc was great, only issue is that me and my partner were severely unwell the next day, we think from the scallops as we shared that more than anything else.

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  16. LynneF

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleasant and friendly atmosphere food was wonderful

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  17. AmandaS

    South Wales

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great countryside venue and good service and varied menu

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  18. ZoeV

    South Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we arrived it was relaxing and beautiful. Bar, bistro, spa and suite 5* can not wait to go back. Nothing to much trouble for the staff.

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  19. LeighD

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and delicious food. Will definitely return and recommend.

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  20. JosianeK

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm welcome. Delicious food. Super service. Relaxed Atmosphere

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  21. JennyP

    South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We can vendor an anniversary meal after having a lovely meal earlier in the year. The starters were the best part of the meal. We both ordered steaks I asked for mine to be well done and my wife wanted hers very very well done. When they arrived neither were anywhere near what we expected. We sent the back to the kitchen where we were presented with two fresh steaks whilst they were cooked better they still didn’t meet our specifications. The cost of the meal was quite high considering we only had two courses and a couple of beers each.

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  22. HowardE

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We as a couple have been coming to this restaurant for many years. To date we have never had a bad meal, love the menu here not too much but suffice ample choice. Service and food yesterday evening was faultless.

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  23. KennethW

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely lunch as always good service and nice place

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  24. LyndonW

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed everything about the location, and the service.

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  25. DonnaM

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were given a dessert menu but no one came back to take the order so we left without dessert 40 minutes later

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  26. TraceyT

    Berkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was really lovely and my gluten intolerance was well catered for. We were a party of 5 ladies gathering together as a Christmas meet up. There weren’t that many other people in the restaurant which was fine. However once it got to about 9:15 we really felt the staff wanted us to leave. At 10 they even turned the music off.

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  27. HarryD

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent meal in a nice setting. Service was friendly and efficient, would definitely visit again.

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  28. GaryT

    South Wales

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Im sorry to say the food which we had was dry( veg tart option) & tasteless. I had seabass which im sorry to say was quite tasteless to. I mentioned this when I paid but it seemed to fall on deaf ears!! Also the chips were obviously cooked in old oil. I hope you take this as constructive criticism, i don't leave negative comments on any social media outlets as i see it as unhelpful & don't wish to damage your business in anyway. We have visited your establishment on a few occasions.

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  29. RobertL

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sunday was extremely wet so we arrived early as we had planned to explore part of the Brecon Beacons which was impossible given the weather. We checked if the restaurant could accommodate us 60minutes earlier than planned. A very helpful member of staff was able to accommodate our early arrival without any fuss. The cheerful staff were outstanding. I believe in total 5 people served us. All were of a very high standard. The food was good and hot. The choice of starter, main course and dessert was excellent. With drinks, a 3 course meal and coffee the cost was excellent value for money. We would highly recommend Nant Ddu

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  30. GrahamH

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food excellent, service excellent, would recommend to anyone

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  31. MelanieF

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Some of the meals were quite poor and the desserts were extremely sparse. The service left a lot to be desired too. We voiced our concerns to the on duty manager. We were disappointed as have attended the Nantddu on numerous occasions and have never had an issue before.

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  32. LesleyV

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic staff & service. Fabulous food. Highly recommended.

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  33. DavidP

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely Sunday lunch with friends. Great service and so reasonable in price for the plentiful food we had.

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  34. ElizabethC

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was ok. THe first night the garlic mushrooms didn't taste any garlic. The second night the toast with the pate was burnt - which spoilt the taste of the starter. Otherwise the food was lovely and staff very attentive and friendly.

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  35. PaulJ

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We just love the place. Food, ambience, staff , QUALITY

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  36. JordanJ

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food! Great Service! Little overpriced.

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  37. MartynC

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food never had a bad meal here ,staff always a great welcome, and a great spa to 👍

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  38. Tirion

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I hadn’t visited the Nant Ddu lodge for many years. We decided to revisit as we were meeting up with family and it is situated in a convenient halfway location for everyone to access easily. So glad we did, everything was great! Excellent service, efficient and friendly, food was lovely and the ambience was welcoming. Will definitely go back.

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  39. Kazza

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, lovely food, good value for money, lovely setting

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  40. Hoops

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been dining here for years, the food is always excellent and probably the best in the area. The bistro area is very nice but the two rooms at the front including the bar area have not been maintained as they should have and need some money spent on them.

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    • Contactless payment available

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Nant Ddu Lodge is rated 4.4 stars by 102 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Nant Ddu Lodge

Cwm Taf, Merthyr Tydfil, Powys CF48 2PN

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Merthyr Tydfil Town Centre
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00–15:30 Dinner Daily 18:00–21:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Contemporary British, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Nigel Russell
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    41685379111
  • Private party facilities
    We have a function room capable of holding up to 40 guests. If you would like to enquire about this please call us directly on 01685 379111 or email us on opsmanager@nant-ddu-lodge.co.uk.
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