Watsons Bistro

4.6
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386 reviews
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£26 to £40
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International
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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Tue - Thu 5:30PM - 8:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

What 386 People Are Saying
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EW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

VH
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KT
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

GR
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DG
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.

MS
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.

LS
Wales
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food cooked to perfection very friendly staff

HK
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service so we went twice

T
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.

c
Richmond
18 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

RA
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!).

MS
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

GL
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

MK
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

MB
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.

RW
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.

LH
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.

T
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service always excellent. Nice relaxed atmosphere.

OT
Wales
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Visit of my wife’s sister very relaxed

SM
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.

GT
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Norfolk
6 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and friendly staff, recommended!

HG
Wales
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent, good choice of dishes served in a relaxing atmosphere

TR
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal enjoyed by the whole family. Friendly service. Child friendly.

L
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, lovely atmosphere, bit of a tight squeeze with some of the seating. I would definitely recommend to family and friends and will definitely visit again. Oxe cheek very popular and I could see why 😀

JM
Wales
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Three of us dined at Watson’s Bistro on Saturday 03/08/19 and it was equally as good as our visit last August. Friendly efficient service and nicely presented delicious food from an imaginative menu. So good was it that two of us dined again on Thursday 15/08/19 when once again we were not disappointed.

C
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot recommended this place enough. Booked a table for my partners birthday, after looking at great reviews.
We had the early bird menu 3 course for £23!! What a steal, amazing food. Every mouth full was a taste sensation. Best food we have eaten in a long time. Lovely little family run restaurant tucked away in back street, not to be missed. We will definitely be going back.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing meal and one of the best I have ever had. Well worth a visit if you're in the area!

JS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, very nice atmosphere, staff very helpful

JS
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & good service. Would definitely recommend.

T
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent value for money and a nice dining experience

m
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and wine, great service, friendly , no nonsense vibe- should always visit when in Conwy

J
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always absolutely fantastic food, great ambiance and friendly staff. We always have a fantastic time and food is very reasonable for the outstanding quality!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner. Amazing.

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J
Wales
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming. Cooking is superb, especially recommend the ox cheek. The lemon tart for desert was light and the pastry crispy, excellent. Very happy to turn down the music. Early bird is a bargain, but must book. Lovely happy atmosphere. Our friend insists on going whenever she comes to visit!

TS
Wales
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food as always. Excellent service and irresistible deserts!

JM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. Friendly, attentive service.

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food, super choices and excellent value.

T
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

While the food quality and ambience (apart from a slightly rowdy family who were celebrating an anniversary and a birthday with great vigour) were very good, I was disappointed that the menu shown on the internet bore little resemblance to the one handed to us at the table! It would appear that there were two menus, one for “early bird” diners which had quite a large selection of main meals and starters (the one on the internet) and the evening menu, somewhat smaller and more expensive?
And that is the only reason I wouldn’t recommend it to friends!

KS
Wales
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our anniversary dinner and it didn’t disappoint. The food was exquisite I had the lamb which melted in my mouth. The dauphinois potatoes were so tasty and creamy best I have ever tasted. The wine was good. Everything about the evening was perfect.