Tal Y Cafn

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11 reviews
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£25 and under
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Gastro Pub
Welcome to the Tal-Y-Cafn, a modern day Coaching Inn turned Bistro, with a delicious locally sourced menu, local beers, spirits and a carefully selected wine list. Enjoy the fantastic atmosphere and warm welcome of your host Graham Higgins and Head Chef Dylan Timperley, in this recently redeveloped 200 year old inn set in one of the most beautiful locations in the Conwy Valley. Just a short drive from Betws-y-Coed, Llandudno, Conwy and the North Wales coast – Tal-Y-Cafn sits right at the centre of some of the best days out in North Wales. Whether you fancy a day out in the Snowdonia National Park, action packed adventure underground at Go Below, flying through the air at Zip World or catching a wave at Surf Snowdonia – the Tal-Y-Cafn is a great place to stay or relax, eat and drink.
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1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our meal at Tal Y Cafn. The staff were very welcoming and we were shown straight to our table. Our drinks order was taken within minutes and the drinks appeared quickly. The restaurant was almost full which made the excellent levels of service even more impressive. Our main courses appeared promptly and the food was delicious with good sized portions. The prices are good for the quality of food and service.

1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good "gastropub" recently (July 19) re-opened under new management.
Mainly laid out with tables, with a small bar area serving range of beers. No ales on hand pump (shame).
Fresh fish from Anglesey
Good friendly service
Will be going back

4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Having booked a table had to wait 30 min for table
Again had to wait for service someone different for everything,
Food was very disappointed e.g Chowder had 3 pieces of prawns the rest was carrots swede and potatoes.
Mushroom pasta was served with what was explained as half chicken breast but all it was 3 cubes of chicken.

1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Poor service throughout. One meal out of 4 was cold on arrival (although this was promptly replaced when asked), and another turned up 10 minutes after everyone else's. Several of the options on the menu - both main courses and desserts - had run out. We were told that the head chef had walked out on the previous Sunday and it was an unusually busy night, but we had booked in advance. Though the food when it turned up was very good, we wont be returning.

4 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

SHOCKING! wouldn’t even bring my horse here to eat. In fact I’d rather eat my horse.

1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It’s a difficult one, there were clearly a few teething problems. It took 40 minutes to have our order taken and this was after our drinks order was wrong. Half an hour after our food order was taken we were informed the kitchen had ran out of most of the food we’d ordered and we would be getting someone completely different. The table next to us had the same issue and ended up walking out. The staff were very friendly and were clearly aware that the problems in the kitchen were effecting the customers experience. They did what they could to make the situation better. I think once the new staff and owners have found their feet it will be a fab restaurant, they just need to iron out the creases.

1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 3

Forgot to give us our knife and fork after our starter came, main came and they forgot starter and fish and chips very undercooked batter was like leather and the chips were way off being done. Will not return

2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had dinner here on their first day of opening under new management and they looked after us extremely well. The food was great and portions very generous (maybe too much!). Possible could have done with a wider selection of beers... a bit limited. Would definitely recommend to others though...

1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant was closed for refurb it would have been nice for your website to have informed us and saved us a journey

1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We booked a table for 4 on opentable.co.uk on Sunday 30th June 2019 and received a confirmatory e-mail shortly afterwards. On arrival at the Tal y Cafn we discovered that it was closed and appeared to have been so for several days. After this experience we feel unable to trust the management to use the on line booking system correctly. In future we will book by phone. Fortunately we came across the nearby Ty Gwyn Inn in Rowen which provided excellent food, service, and value.

1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Let me book but was closed without tellung us