Watsons Bistro

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404 reviews
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£26 to £40
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OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal

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MarilynP
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely meal, three courses early dining special. Enjoyed goats cheese and beetroot and ham hock starters. Mains chicken, stuffed with ham and ox cheek both were very good. Finally already full but still managed sticky toffee pudding and ice cream. Good job we had a long walk home.

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SusanH
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food. Beautifully presented and tasted fabulous. All staff were very welcoming.
Don’t be put off by the exterior of the restaurant. I can not recommend it highly enough.

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GailA
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food. Good service! Not cheap! We were sat on a small table for 2!!! The restaurant was empty! Not sure what was going on as only 2 other tables came in!!!

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Mopsy
Wales
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food. Staff very friendly. Little expensive but don’t mind paying for quality.

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TonyR
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a very good experience. Food is excellent and service is friendly.

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SpencerS
Wales
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Umpteenth visit to one of our "treat" eateries and already booked for 41 days time - not that I'm counting - as ever the food, wine, ambiance and team were faultless. We completely forgot about storm Dennis raging outside, instead the conversation revolved around the food, the wine and previous visits. Excellent restaurants are built on foundations of quality local ingredients and consistency, both of which you have in spades at Watson's. Add the imagination and flair of an obviously talented crew backstage and you have a real gem of a place. See you in 40.1/2 days! Nom, nom, nom.

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's the second time we've had a meal at Watson's and just like the first time everything was just as good. From the moment you walk in the staff are so friendly and attentive which gives you a great feeling of importance for your experience. Fantastic food with great service to match is very hard to find nowadays but Watson's have found the perfect ingredient for both...

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LindaM
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good food, friendly service, no complaints. Went for Early Bird so very good value. Both enjoyed our starters (goats cheese, blood pudding) and both had the special - sea bass with red onion bhadji and lemon rice - delicious!

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ChrisJ
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the early bird as my wife fancied the ox cheek. We thought portions would be reduced, but no hint of it. For £23.50 it was fantastic value. All three courses were excellent in taste and presentation. Our wine choice was a SA pinotage rose as I had chicken, and she had the cheek. A snip at £16 and excellent too. It was all served with ease, we were able to chat to the waitresses, no hurry, no stress. Just lovely. Thank you.

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MaxH
Wales
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, food and wine.
What more can you ask for!

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RichardG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality food. Excellent service. Highly recommended. A must if staying in Conwy

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GillC
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was absolutely fabulous but my husband was given the fish dish when he ordered the ox cheek. The waitress gave him a look as if it was his fault and was not very pleasant. It made us feel quite uncomfortable. On bringing back his correct order she apologised "but with attitude".

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely food would recommend. Sensibly priced wine too!

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BryanH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very warm welcome, cosy room and thankfully warm!some places to eat fall down on not heating the room enough.

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SuzanneL
Wales
3 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, lovely restaurant, can wait for the next visit

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Tommymac
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food complimented by excellent service.
Friendly staff and able to accommodate our parties request for short notice change to our booking.

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CarolH
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and services really enjoyed the food we will return

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EllieW
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food every time we go! A little hidden gem 😃

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VeraH
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. We had a lovely evening.

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KaraT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding food, good portion sizes and the prices are so good based upon the standard of food and service. Will return next time we are in Conwy

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GrahamR
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very warm welcome,very friendly staff. The food was lovely and would definitely go back again.

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DebbieG
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were welcomed into the restaurant by a lovely, friendly lady, who showed us to our table. Service was really quick and efficient, and we all thought that the food was outstanding. It was my husband's birthday, and even though he didn't order a dessert, they brought a plate with ice cream and a chocolate "Happy Birthday" message on it which we thought was a lovely touch.

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MichaelS
Wales
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The bistro is small and inviting. The food and service was very good. The price of the food and drink was very resoneble I will be revisiting this bistro on my next trip to Conwy.

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LindsayS
Wales
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food cooked to perfection very friendly staff

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HelenK
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service so we went twice

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Tbcb
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here quite often and it’s always excellent. Nice and relaxed atmosphere with great food.

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vipcarlc
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful small bistro. Food was flavorful . Menu was limited but very nice. Service exceptional. Don’t miss it

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RuthA
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I only wished I lived in Conwy so I could visit more often.This place is a little gem we loved the ambience,staff and most of all the food it was beautiful.
I had a starter from the specials board followed by the dressed crab - couldn't fault.My partner said the same of his plus he also like the local beers available.I had a very reasonably priced bottle of white.
If I had to critique it was for something that was free and came as a surprise - the mango sorbet post starter was too sweet/like ice cream and more like a dessert than a palate cleanser.That said it was lovely and if I had it as a dessert (didn't have room unfortunately) this would have been perfect!).

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MartineS
Wales
3 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We enjoyed Watsons but found it quite expensive. Having been looking forward to going for a long time we thought that other places we have been have better food at more reasonable prices.
But overall would recommend

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GaryL
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice location and lovely restaurant
Nice choice of drinks , reasonably priced
Very nice food , wonderfully cooked
Nice friendly staff
Good prices and would definitely visit again

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MrsKlujtobe
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked Watson's as part of my fiance's 40th weekend celebrations. We were staying at the Quay but I wasnt aware of Ian Watson's connection there until the night of the meal. The whole experience was fantastic, booking online was a breeze and we loved how you are tucked away in one of Conwys little nooks. The menu offers a great seasonal choice and we both opted for the specials, we were not disappointed and loved our choices, lobster and crayfish followed by haddock for him and goats cheese fondant followed by lamb for me. Great wine menu also and service was exceptional. Highly highly recommended and we will be back

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vipMichaelB
Cheshire
5 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely little bistro tucked away down a backstreet inside the walls of Conwy.

The portions aren’t big but the food is well prepared, very tasty and presented beautifully.

The staff are very attentive and dining here was a pleasurable experience. We went as a family two adults and two children of 9 & 10 all of us enjoyed our meals thoroughly.

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RobertW
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I am not one for serial reviewing but sometimes you just have to tell a business how well it is doing its Job. Table for two on a Friday night, first course was tasty lobster was fresh ( I am a seafood junkie so know fresh when i taste it), the lamb was excellent as a main, the chips were divine. All in all a very pleasant experience. Watsons is not a pretentious place offering over priced grub. Its a family run, well organised bistro that serves up some very good food at a very good price. I never tip as a rule but I was so impressed i broke my own golden rule. Good meal, nice place, nice prices.

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LynnH
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best all round restaurant in the area. It doesn't matter what you order you can be confident it will be superb.

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Tbcb
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service always excellent. Nice relaxed atmosphere.

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FrankS
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Visit of my wife’s sister very relaxed

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SteveMcD
Liverpool
15 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. Watson’s deliver consistently good food, great service and great value for money. Highly recommended.

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GeorginaT
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place been many times delicious good quality food, not over priced lovely staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
6 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and friendly staff, recommended!

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