A small warning

I always worry about giving a recommendation and people going off to a restaurant having read my glowing report only to be bitterly disappointed and come away questioning my sanity.

It is a fact that restaurants can have a bad day and some staff can spoil a meal and leave a bad taste in the mouth.

So the recommendations are a personal opinion with a strong emphasis on facts. If the roast vegetables are charcoal I will feel short changed and say so.

A point to consider is that the area doesn’t have tons of restaurants for an evening meal and often close on Monday and Tuesday. Some don’t update their websites so give them a call and book early.

As a quick run down….

The Australian pub

Two chinese takeaways

A kebab place

Numerous cafes including two Portmeirion cafes.

I will add more featured restaurants and cafes but in the meantime you won’t starve in Porthmadog!.  These are the highlights.


The Ship  Y Llong

On the other side of the harbour is Lombard Street. The Ship is one of the best pubs in Porthmadog and gets busy so book if you want food. Call 01766 512990

Tuesday night is music night. This is the band in full session during their 30th year celebration evening.


Glaslyn Tandoori

This restarant is located at the end of Lombard Street. We have always had a good meal there and will keep going back. Certainly in the top five of restaurants in the town. They also do take aways. Call 01766 512144


Yr Hen Fecws Restaurant

This restaurant is also on Lombard Street at number 16. We’ve always had a good meal here. This is our favourite restaurant. They get very booked up so call to make a bookimg. Call 01766 514625


Banc Restaurant

Located at 72 High Street. Porthmadog this used to be a bank building. I’m not thrilled with the decor and the two occasions we went there the food was uninspring. Not been back since the burnt vegetables incident. Some people have had a better experience so give it a try. We may have caught them on a bad day. Call on 01766 515495 as they get busy.


Sea View Restaurant

Located in the charming seaside village of Borth Y Gest, this restaurant is the perfect destination after a walk from The Lookout. The food is good and you have a view of the harbour. If you keep walking through the village you can start a coastal walk that will take you to Black Rock Sands. Call 01766 515931


The Creel Fish and Chips

A very good fish and chip shop within a walk of The Lookout at 84  Porthmadog High Street opposite the Spar shop.. The Creel does all sorts of takeaways. You can drop in or Call 01766 513653


The Port Cafe

This is where you go for the all day breakfast, pies, giant sausage rolls and a Sunday roast. You can also get take aways. The blackberry and apple crumble with custard can be taken home. Brilliant.  Call 01766 513760