The best place to eat in Llandudno is the Swn Y Mor – but that wouldn’t make for a very interesting (or long) blog!!
So if you’re anything like us and you like to get out and about when visiting new places, the only problem is separating the good from the not so good, knowing which ones are the ‘tourist traps’ and which ones the locals like to keep a secret!
To try and help you along this path, we’ve chosen some of our favourite places to help you narrow down the options. Remember, these are some of the best places to eat in town and tend to be busy regardless of when you are visiting (usually filled with locals in the colder months).
BOOKING AHEAD IS RECOMMENDED!
Regardless of the time of the year, ‘Ristorante Romeo’ is one of the most popular restaurants in town, popular with both tourists and locals. With its extensive Italian menu and its delicious cocktails, you should always try and reserve your table in advance to avoid disappointment!
The Cottage Loaf has everything you would expect from a Welsh country pub: open fires, wooden beams, great cask ales and homemade food.
The bar offers an extensive choice of local cask and craft beers, along with world beers and a guest draught cider. There’s also plenty of wines to choose from, a strong selection of Scotland’s finest, as well as some other interesting and quality spirits.
Although the Queen’s Head isn’t in Llandudno, it would be a sin for us not to include this great little pub purely on a technicality.
The Queen’s Head is nestled in the charming village of Glanwydden, just outside Llandudno. Following a refurbishment, the pub maintains its quintessential feeling as a Welsh village pub with low beamed ceilings, crackling log fires in the winter and colourful gardens throughout the warmer months.
There are regular changes to the menu, which is written and designed by the chefs and is a mix of classic British dishes and some interesting modern dishes with an international influence.
Johnny Dough’s is the home of wood-fired pizza in Llandudno and Conwy. Your pizza will be created to order using local ingredients and baked in front of you in their wood-fired ovens.
The menu includes all the classics that you would expect from any pizza restaurant worth its salt, but also offers some with local twists like; Great Orme Goat’s Cheese, Mussels Marinière and Sheep Shish Kebab.
When coupled with the array of local Draught Beer and Gin that’s on offer, this is a great restaurant where you’ll get a warm welcome from both the staff and the oven!
Hidden in a back street in Craig-y-Don, Carlo’s is something of a hidden gem in Llandudno and most people that have stumbled upon it, tend to return whenever they come back to Llandudno!
Carlo’s serves up classic Italian dishes in an intimate environment. The menu includes everything you would expect, from steaks and fresh fish to pasta and risotto – something for everyone!
After opening in 2020, this eatery has quickly established itself by having a slightly different proposition from its competitors. Restaurants can quite often offer extensive menus to try to appeal to as many people as possible – but this can often come at a cost to the quality of what you end up with.
Its smaller menu aims to challenge your thinking by offering you something that you didn’t know you wanted, but you’re very glad that you had! The size of the menu also allows the chef to change the choices daily, enticing you to want to go in every day just to see what the new choices are.
The owners of the Seahorse clearly have a passion for both fishing and cooking, which comes through in both their menu and the food they serve up. The restaurant is split over 2 floors with the downstairs area having an intimate and cosy bistro-like feel.
The chefs try to use as much local produce as possible and therefore, the menu can change according to what’s available. However, there is plenty to choose from, even for those that may not be keen on fish!