Watsons Bistro

4.5
278 reviews
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£26 to £40
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International
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
Thank you for choosing Watsons Bistro. We look forward to welcoming you to our Bistro.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
International
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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
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Phone number
01492 596326
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Area
Additional
Beer, Outdoor dining , Wine
What 278 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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F
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Busy restaurant but great menu and food delicious. Parking a bit of a challenge if you don't know Conwy

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JG
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely local restaurant. Food quality was very good and staff very friendly.

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PP
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Warm atmosphere and tasty food. The eary-bird menu was good value and portions generous. Strongly recommended.

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SM
Liverpool
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Watson's is simply the best place in Conwy Town to eat. The staff are friendly and efficient without being fussy and the food is prepared and presented to a very high standard with imagination and skill. It is truly a hidden gem.

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AS
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Watsons never let's you down when it comes to lovely food and excellent service,some places rush meals out,but at watsons you can take your time and have a break in between courses, will definitely be going again,and have also booked Christmas lunch there.

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Z
Wales
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Enjoyed the night but steak was over cooked despite asking for medium rare and at £22 I expect it to be right. Dessert ice cream melted very quickly into a weird blob. Staff nice, place nice but not worth the money they charge.

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GD
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, great choice and excellent service. Been here many times before and would certainly recommend. Need to book as it can get busy!

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AP
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Watson’s on a Saturday night and although the place was full we experienced great service and excellent food.

We will definitely be back!

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MT
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was very quiet which initially worried us. There was no reason to worry as the food was freshly cooked and delicious. I would highly recommend this eatery.

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CS
Wales
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After being recommended we thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Watson’s. The food was excellent and service friendly, efficient and welcoming. Will definitely return.

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AL
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service the lamb was beautiful and sticky toffee pudding amazing

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BK
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We travelled 1 hour to get to the Bistro as we were holidaying in Porthmadog. We had been there 3 years previously & had a lovely meal, this time we were celebrating Anniversary of 31 years. Unfortunately we did not get same ambiance. My chicken was not cooked and had to be returned to kitchen , I did get an apology and they asked my husband if he would like his meal kept warm whilst doing me another chicken. By the time it arrived I did not have an appetite. We didn't stay for dessert and paid in full with another apology.

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AK
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Just a very good eating experience. Friendly staff and great food. Value for money.

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M
Wales
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delight to visit Watsons Bistro, great food and service

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EB
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked here for my mum and myself when we stayed overnight in the delightful town of Conwy. I checked reviews online and I wasn't disappointed. The bistro is so welcoming and the staff polite and helpful. The food was excellent and generous portions. We will definitely return.

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JM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

We had looked forward to this very much as it was a gift from a friend. We found the restaurant tired we where seated in a corner my husband had a wall to look at. When we sat down we had a shabby cushion on our chairs as the chair had no padding. The food was disappointing. Don’t think we will rush back. Very disappointed

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JB
Wales
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I have dined here on more than one occasion and have always found the staff very friendly as well as efficient, the menu imaginative and the food delicious.

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JG
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Our 2nd visit but did not disappoint. The service was outstanding and the food excellent. Will return next time we are in the area.

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MA
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food and service. Wouldn’t hesitate in returning

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SR
Wales
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Last visit was a few years ago and was fine but not impressive. What an improvement! The lunch menu offers a good choice of absolutely delicious food at a very reasonable price. A lovely surprise - will definitely visit again soon.

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CM
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for dinner with my family for a late dinner. My husband is celiac so asked what was suitable and the waitress was easily able to advise, in detail, what he could and couldn't have. We have never experienced service like that before. Food and service were exceptional. Will definitely be back again

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F
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Would definitely recommend, the food was amazing and the staff very friendly and knowledgeable.

Will definitely be returning. Well done Watsons Bistro, keep up the good work.

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LC
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came upon the Bistro when out for a walk. It doesn’t look much from the outside but it’s lovely inside. Food delicious, not a great choice of drinks but the food more than made up for it.

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OT
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sea Bass and Lamb Shoulder were fantastic! Loved this little nook in Conwy.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at Watson's on several occasions; and will continue to go back. The food is always simply delicious.

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H
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their meals were amazing. Every staff is very kindly. I absolutely recommend you this bistro and you can see the historical castle wall if you have an outside seat.

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JR
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service makes us regular diners there.

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JR
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening meal at Watsons.
Fantastic service.
Good choice of menu.
Could not ask for more.
Really excellent

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JH
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

V enjoyable meal - however table booked via 3rd party app that didn’t reach restaurant as staff surprised when we arrived as no evidence of our party’s booking/reservation in their records/diary - fortunately they found us a table and quality of food and experience was great - certainly recommend and return ourselves!

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G
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu and the food was fantastic. Had the seafood fritters followed by the ox cheek.

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J
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely evening with great food and service! Hope to be returning soon!

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AW
Wales
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

super meal. Service was excellent and unobtrusive. Great evening

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m
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Many thanks had a superb meal ,staff were excellent, food was very good highly recommend

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J
Cheshire
4 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful menus and the early bird is excellent value. Good selection of wines at reasonable prices and excellent service. A lovely ambiance throughout the evening. Would definitely recommend and return for a go at the a la carte menu.

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NL
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday meal in this hidden gem in Conwy Food was brilliant and lots to choose from on the menu Staff were very friendly We will be going back again soon

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w
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Met a few friends for a catch up over an evening meal. The food was superb, we chose 3 different mains....all were delicious and well presented. The staff are friendly, the ambience is good. Will definitely be back

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BS
Staffordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

A pleasant bistro very nice for our last holiday night. The ambience and service was very good, unfortunately some ingredients of dishes were over salted. When this was mentioned, the staff were quick to find replacements. The solero icecream was delicious it enhanced a rich pannacotta. I would recommend this restaurant.

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J
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Warm welcome from friendly staff. We ordered from the early bird menu, very good value with a good choice of starter, main and dessert. The service was quick, but not rushed and the food was beautifully cooked . The fresh bread served as a nibble while we waited was delicious. Of particular note was the roast Welsh lamb, and the homemade ice cream. Definitely worth a visit!

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MK
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal. One of the best I have ever had. Food , service, ambiance all superb. I will be back here whenever I can. Thank you Watsons for making our evening fantastic

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NR
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

This was a good dinner rather than outstanding. The monkfish and the cod were good, but there was no flavour in the shrimp risotto and the mashed carrot tasted very strange (cardoman perhaps, but too strong). To us also the restaurant was a bit lacking in atmosphere.
However, what really concerned us was a lack of cleanliness. Our table surface was tacky to touch, the top of the pepper pot was dirty and had not been wiped for some time, and the place mats (brown with a cream edging) were grubby and frayed around the edges. The candle holder on the table had been used but not cleaned for a while, and generally the furnishings looked tired and worn. Our table looked out onto a patio where the awning was torn and held together with bulldog clips. Even the card machine used to pay was sticky and had a cracked front. Also the menu on the outside of the building doesn’t reflect the one you are handed inside - again in our view just a lack of attention to detail. If the management doesn’t pay attention to the customer facing bits, you do wonder what happens where the customer cannot see?

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