Watsons Bistro

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£26 to £40
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Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

What 373 People Are Saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

T
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service always excellent. Nice relaxed atmosphere.

OT
Wales
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Visit of my wife’s sister very relaxed

SM
Liverpool
14 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Norfolk
6 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and friendly staff, recommended!

HG
Wales
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

TR
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

L
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, very nice atmosphere, staff very helpful

JS
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & good service. Would definitely recommend.

m
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

T
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent value for money and a nice dining experience

J
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner. Amazing.

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J
Wales
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food as always. Excellent service and irresistible deserts!

JM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food, super choices and excellent value.

T
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

BS
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first visit and very happy with the experience. We will be booking again and taking friends to enjoy this little gem of a restaurant. Food delicious with lots of choice and no course was disappointing. We had the early bird menu that was excellent value. Nothing was to much trouble for the friendly staff and when my husband advised that he was torn between starters , the one he hadn't chosen was delivered to our table for us to try, how generous was that! Watson's is definitely a place to visit if you are looking for great food, good value in a relaxed atmosphere away from the usual run of the mill , predictable eateries.

AS
Wales
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

As ever Watsons will always deliver. Fabulous flavours and superb service. Always a very enjoyable evening, great for special occasions or a special treat because you can! ;)

DF
Wales
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

We were not offered any bread to start.

I ordered chicken, my wife beef, the portions were very small. We rarely order a dessert when eating out, however after our tiny mains, we were both still hungry, so we both had afters.
Again, small portions.

Went home and ate a bag of crisps.

MG
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ox cheek - melted in the mouth. Absolutely superb.

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a lovely anniversary meal on Saturday evening. Food and service was great.
The only downside side a couple sat by us to say the lady was loud I could here her above my husband!! But then that’s not Watson’s fault.
Looking forward to returning for another meal soon.

JW
Wales
5 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We booked on line for 3 people. However, when we arrived there was only a table booked for 2. Despite the error the staff accommodated us very well and managed to find us a table after a short wait. The food was very good and the staff pleasant. We enjoyed our evening

PY
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We have visited Watson’s numerous times over the past few years and really like the feel and the ambience.
So much so, that on this occasion we brought along a couple of friends who have just moved to Conwy.

However, on our last visit the service felt a little cold and unwelcoming. Hopefully, just an off night?

The food (and the Chenin Blanc!) was of the usual high standard, however, I do feel that the vegetable accompaniments with the various meat and fish dishes should be a little larger.

Certainly the welcome and vegetable accompaniments are far superior at Paysanne!

JS
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meals and wine. Good value. Great service. Friendly staff. Quiet atmosphere. Enjoyed our dining experience so much that we booked a second night for dining. Highly recommend. Would dine here again if in the area.

AM
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere with brilliant service. It was very good value for money and the starters and desserts in particular were so delicious!

PF
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

excellent fresh food,cosy little restaurant,didn't give 5stars for service because we asked for the sweet menu it took 30mins to arrive so didn't bother with sweet ,paid the bill and left ,but when in the area again will return.

PR
Wales
7 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem of a place, we have been going here for years and had our wedding reception here. Food is always excellent and inspiring, the location is great, staff are welcoming, very friendly and service efficient. Keep it up Ian, Ann and the team.

OT
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Astonishingly good quality food for the price. Not sure how they do it. Would recommend to anyone,

LH
Wales
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely birthday meal on our trip . Buzzing atmosphere, attentive staff . Fab menu and specials board reasonable prices . I had veggie starter and main , beautifully presented and light and delicious. We had bottle of Prosecco. No room for pudding . Highly recommended, will be back.

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