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Watsons Bistro

4.6
4.6
458 Reviews
£26 to £40
International

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Booked 13 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    International

  • Hours of Operation

    Closed Mondays
    Tuesday - closed until April 10th then open 5.30 - 8.30
    Wednesday – Thursday 5:30 - 8:30pm
    Friday - Saturday: 12pm – 2pm, 5:30 – 9pm
    Sunday - 5.30 - 8.00pm


  • Phone number

    01492 596326

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

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Menu

Starters

Please note all vegetarian starters can be offered as a main course and the vegetarian mains can be offered as starters

  • Homemade Soup of the Day with Accompaniments£5.50

    • Ragout of Wild Mushrooms and Lamb Kidney In a Garlic£6.95

      cream and marsala sauce on cornbread

      • Smoked Haddock£6.75

        leek, haricot bean and potato cassoulet bake with winter salad

        • Warm Pork and Apricot Terrine£6.50

          smoked apple sauce, bitter leaves and crackling dust

          • Salad of Smoked Salmon£6.75

            salsify, shallot and frizzy lettuce with beetroot and horseradish relish

            • Goats Cheese Fritters£6.50

              homemade cranberry sauce, crispy kale and hazelnut brittle

              • Salt Cod£6.75

                tarragon and crayfish risotto with sesame and ginger

                • Watsons Chicken Liver£5.95

                  brandy and orange pate, Cox's apple chutney and homemade bread

                  Mains

                  All our dishes come with their own individual vegetable accompaniments and there can be no substitutions but additional sides are available – £2.50 Hand cut chips, Sticky Red Cabbage, Side salad

                  • Shin of Beef£20.95

                    fillet steak medallion, lentil, mushrooms, brandy sauce and hand cut chips

                    • Collar of Hake£17.95

                      spinach, shrimp and herb glaze

                      • Pan Roast Gressingham Duck Breast£16.95

                        sticky red cabbage, turnip and kohl rabi gratin, port wine jus

                        • Oven Baked Cod Fillet£16.50

                          lemon, capers and Conwy mussel sauce

                          • Panko Crumbed Chicken£15.95

                            filled with smoked Llanrwst cheese, savoy cabbage, smoked bacon and cream sauce

                            • Roast Shoulder of Lamb£18.50

                              Jansson's Temptation, minted port wine jus

                              • Aubergine and Parmesan Pithivier Gateau£15.50

                                with tomato polonaise, ricotta, cauliflower and courgette beignets, roast red pepper and balsamic

                                • Slow Braised Ox Cheek£16.95

                                  glazed carrots, mash potato and truffle jus

                                  Desserts

                                  Why not have a dessert wine?

                                  • Blood Orange Sticky Toffee Pudding£6.25

                                    cointreau ice cream

                                    • Lemon Curd Meringue Roularde£6.25

                                      with Armagnac ice cream

                                      • Dessert of the Undecided£7.95

                                        please see waitress

                                        • Passion Fruit Crème Brulee£6.25

                                          with compote of plums

                                          • Dark Chocolate Tart£6.25

                                            with espresso ice cream and chocolate cocoa beans

                                            • A Selection of Our Homemade Ice Creams£5.95

                                              garnished with meringue and crushed shortbread

                                              • A Tasting of Welsh Cheese with Accompaniments£8.25

                                                Dessert Wines

                                                • Muscat Reserve, Domaine Astruc, Pays d'Oc France

                                                  • 50ml£5.00
                                                  • Bottle£20.00
                                                • Mad, Tokaji Late Harvest, Hungary

                                                  • 50ml£6.50
                                                  • Bottle£27.50

                                                Port

                                                • House Port

                                                  • 50ml£5.00
                                                • 10year Old Tawny Port

                                                  • 50ml£7.50

                                                Last updated: 13 February 2017

                                                What 458 people are saying

                                                Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                4.6
                                                4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                • 4.8Food
                                                • 4.7Service
                                                • 4.3Ambience
                                                • 4.6Value

                                                NoiseModerate

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                                                1. VM

                                                  VickiM

                                                  North Wales

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                  Quality of food very good. The bistro is tucked away down a side street and could be easy to miss, glad we spotted it online.

                                                2. MO

                                                  MichaelO

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                  Really good early bird menu perfectly cooked and presented. If you are visiting Conwy this is a must on your list of places to eat. Highly recommended.

                                                3. TR

                                                  TrevorR

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                  Delicious food, we had goats cheese and shoulder of lamb, choice was quite limited as it was a Sunday.

                                                4. MK

                                                  MichaelK

                                                  Norfolk

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 11 September 2021

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                  Very well presented dishes. Tasty and just the right quantity. The chips were superb. The fish cake starter really nice and the beef main course cooked properly ie. medium/rare.

                                                5. T

                                                  Tracy

                                                  Northampton

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 11 September 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Excellent choices on the menu..something a little bit different, and very tasty. Friendly and attentive service. A very enjoyable evening. Would definitely recommend. Thank you 😊

                                                6. CH

                                                  CHRISTINEW

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 10 September 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Wow, what a hidden gem, with amazing food, felt like we were tasting for master chef, fabulous combination of flavours, full compliments to the chef, outstanding.

                                                7. SH

                                                  StuartH

                                                  Herefordshire

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 10 September 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  The Bistro has a very nice ambience. Every table is well spaced out. The service was excellent and very friendly. The waiters were very friendly and knowledeable about the menu. Finally and best of all, the food is of excellent quality and beautifully presented. We both thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Watson's Bistro and wish it was closer to where we live.

                                                8. JC

                                                  JohnC

                                                  Herefordshire

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 9 September 2021

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                  Creative cooking, erring sometimes, on the side of too many competing flavours on one plate. Mostly, however, very tasty and beautifully presented. Shortish wine list, offering good value for money. Lovely, friendly service.

                                                9. DB

                                                  DianeB

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 8 September 2021

                                                  overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                  Delicious meal from start to finish! Early bird menu was great value and food was excellent. Friendly staff, nice small restaurant, with a lovely courtyard for outside dining when the weather is fair. Would definitely visit again!

                                                10. B

                                                  Barker

                                                  London

                                                  1 review

                                                  2.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 5 September 2021

                                                  overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                  Unfortunately our visit did not meet our expectation after reading a number of very good reviews online. I had checked the set menu online and there was many items which appealed to us and the price was reasonable 17.95 2 course and 21.95 for 3 course dinner. On arrival the menu had changed and not as good as the one online we were struggling for choice also the price had increased by £4 per head. We were not happy with the meal and complained but they wouldn't offer a discount because they checked with us but we had only just started eating our meal it was part way through when we realised it wasn't such a good meal when we had no vegetables or sauce left the meal was dry and lacking flavour. Presentation was good but more vegetables and sauce is definately required with the main course. We didn't have dessert as we didn't want any further disappointment. We were dissappointed that no discount was offered to us.

                                                11. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Yorkshire

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  3.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on 25 August 2021

                                                  overall3food4service3ambience2

                                                  Simple venue table was sticky however the food was very tasty which is the point really. Big well cooked portions would recommend

                                                12. KW

                                                  KarenW

                                                  North Wales

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on 7 August 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Excellent meal at Watsons Bistro , Conway on 7/8/21.

                                                13. J

                                                  James

                                                  London

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 29 July 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We were blown away on all levels by the fantastic food, ambience and service in this hidden gem.

                                                14. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Hawaii

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 13 June 2021

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Really delicious food and great service. Thoroughly recommended!

                                                15. AM

                                                  AndrewM

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 22 November 2020

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Good menu , with nice choice of specials . All highly quality ingredients and nice portions sizes . Excellent meal all round

                                                16. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  South Wales

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 14 November 2020

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Fantastic meal once again

                                                17. J

                                                  Jb74

                                                  South Wales

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined on 14 November 2020

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Brilliant as usual. Food beautifully cooked, lamb and cod loin superb . Still my favourite place in North Wales . Felt very safe.

                                                18. PA

                                                  PaulA

                                                  South Wales

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 13 November 2020

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                  Our first visit to Watsons, having heard good reviews, and we weren't disappointed. the food and service were excellent. We arrived in time to have the early bird menu, which proved very good value. They had only just reopened following the recent firebreak lockdown, so the social distancing measures, hand sanitiser, wearing of masks, booking in upon arrival etc were all in place, so felt safe to be there. Will definitely go back again.

                                                19. DJ

                                                  DavidJohnson

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 30 September 2020

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great food and good service, nice atmosphere great place to eat out.

                                                20. SS

                                                  SueS

                                                  Lancashire

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 30 September 2020

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Fabulous meal - service great - good interaction with staff - very reasonably priced for quality of food and drinks

                                                21. SC

                                                  SueC

                                                  South Wales

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 30 September 2020

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                  We eat at Watsons every time we visit Conwy. A lovely small cosy restaurant with excellent food, a quirky menu and attentive staff.

                                                22. CC

                                                  ColetteC

                                                  South Wales

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 26 September 2020

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  With tightening covid restrictions we decided to treat ourselves this weekend in case our area came under further lockdown ... fabulous service as always , lovely food , very safe

                                                23. P

                                                  Paull

                                                  Manchester

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 25 September 2020

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Excellent service. Quality produce. Highly recommend

                                                24. A

                                                  Anna

                                                  South Wales

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 24 September 2020

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                  Had a wonderful meal. Unusual choices, and well cooked and presented. It felt very ‘COVID safe’ but obviously that did mean that the atmosphere etc wasn’t quite as it probably would have been pre pandemic. I am vegetarian, and although choice was limited, the food was excellent, and it was so nice not to Have to choose between lasagne and risotto! Would definitely recommend this place.

                                                25. DR

                                                  DavidR

                                                  Jersey

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 24 September 2020

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  5 star menu with 5 star service. Would definitely recommend, especially for a special occasion.

                                                26. TS

                                                  ThelmaS

                                                  South Wales

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 23 September 2020

                                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                  Food very good, ambience difficult because of Covid 19 and social distancing

                                                27. PC

                                                  PaulC

                                                  South Wales

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 20 September 2020

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great service and fantastic food on top of really good music.

                                                28. RA

                                                  RachaelA

                                                  Yorkshire

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 19 September 2020

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Lovely, well cooked food and excellent service, would certainly visit again and recommend others do

                                                29. EB

                                                  ElaineB

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 18 September 2020

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                  Delicious food freshly cooked some different choices than usual friendly staff and good atmosphere a bit querky old school decor enjoyed a lovely evening would definitely recommend to friends or family 😊

                                                30. AM

                                                  AmieM

                                                  Bath

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 18 September 2020

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Amazing service, very accommodating with wheelchair. Lovely staff, clean and restrictions in place and being followed. Food was delicious and served in great time. Will be visiting again soon!

                                                31. JB

                                                  JulieB

                                                  Manchester

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 16 September 2020

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Excellent fresh food in lovely quaint place. Great service too. I have food allergies and the staff really looked after me

                                                32. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  South Wales

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 16 September 2020

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Lovely place. Chilled music and nice atmosphere. Good delicious and a great find!

                                                33. DB

                                                  DoctorBob

                                                  Birmingham

                                                  66 reviews

                                                  3.0

                                                  66 reviews

                                                  Dined on 16 September 2020

                                                  overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                  Pleasant enough, but not really welcoming. Given a naff table by the toilet didn't whinge because of distancing. Starters and dessert good, but main of slow cooked lamb unnecessarily complex with far too many flavours on the plate and, to my mind not enough sauce.

                                                34. JU

                                                  JULIA

                                                  London

                                                  27 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  27 reviews

                                                  Dined on 13 September 2020

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great location, excellent food and the service was outstanding.

                                                35. J

                                                  Jayne

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 13 September 2020

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Absolutely lovely fresh cooked food served on hot plates (really important in my opinion), great service from lovely staff and I’ve already booked two tables for when I’m next in Conwy in a few weeks.

                                                36. SM

                                                  SteveMcD

                                                  Liverpool

                                                  15 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  15 reviews

                                                  Dined on 13 September 2020

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  This is a gem of a bistro excellent service fine yet substantial food excellent array of local beers. Our number one place to eat in Conwy congratulations and keep it up

                                                37. g

                                                  graemed

                                                  Yorkshire

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 10 September 2020

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                  Very good covid secure arrangements in place. The food was very enjoyable and we will definitely return the next time we are in the area.

                                                38. HR

                                                  HelenaR

                                                  London

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  Dined on 10 September 2020

                                                  overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                  Inventive and tasty dishes using local ingredients - pricing is on the higher side for the area, but we considered it good value given the quality of the food.

                                                39. JH

                                                  JillH

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 10 September 2020

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We decided to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary here whilst on holiday. Oh my, what a treat!!! The food was absolutely scrumptious. The pudding was divine. I'm so glad we don't live anywhere near this place - we'd be absolutely keeping slimming world in business as we'd definitely eat here all the time. I had a goats cheese and tomato salad to start. Sheer creaminess with a hit of tartness from the juicy tomatoes - beautiful to look at too. For mains I had beef that literally feel apart when touched (never had anything like it) with crispy chunky chips and something beetrooty which cut through the melt in the mouth beef butter/fat. It came with carrots and crispy kale. An absolute fabulous combination of flavours and textures. The dessert was incredible... Sticky toffee pudding with marmalade and home made ice-cream with plenty of toffee sauce, again a scrumptious combination of textures and flavours. The staff were very pleasant and attentive. I couldn't fault our visit, and if we're ever in the area again, we'd definitely go back. I booked on line, which was so simple and straightforward. All in all a very pleasant experience.

                                                40. GC

                                                  GillyChip

                                                  South Wales

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 10 September 2020

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We had early bird. Great value and friendly staff. We could not eat our dessert as was too full. Staff gave us doggy bags to take home to have later. Cannot fault the food! Second time here and will definitely be back. Must book early as always full house!

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                                                Watsons Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 458 OpenTable diners

                                                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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                                                Booked 13 times today
                                                Google Map for Watsons Bistro

                                                Chapel Street Snowdonia National Park Conwy, Clwyd LL32 8BP

                                                • Area

                                                  Conwy Town Centre

                                                • Hours of Operation

                                                  Closed Mondays
                                                  Tuesday - closed until April 10th then open 5.30 - 8.30
                                                  Wednesday – Thursday 5:30 - 8:30pm
                                                  Friday - Saturday: 12pm – 2pm, 5:30 – 9pm
                                                  Sunday - 5.30 - 8.00pm


                                                • Cuisines

                                                  International

                                                • Dining style

                                                  Casual Dining

                                                • Dress Code

                                                  Casual Dress

                                                • Payment Options

                                                  MasterCard, Visa

                                                • Entertainment

                                                  null

                                                • Additional

                                                  Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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