Eating out - in Criccieth

In Criccieth and in walking distance, we have 6 restaurants, 4 cafes, 4 pubs, 2 chip shops and our famours Cadwaladers Ice Cream shop

All of the restaurants listed below are recommended by our guests and serve freshly prepared food. They tend to open between approx 6 pm and 9 pm. We would recommend booking in advance as all of these restaurants get booked very quickly, especially in season, on weekends or when the weather is good.


Dylans Restaurant – Tel. 01766 522 773

Situated on the beach, in a famous art deco building designed by Clough Williams Ellis (Portmeirion). They offer everything you dream of, lobster, various fish, pizza, meat & pasta dishes – all fresh and well presented. One of the best restaurants in North Wales. Must book well in advance.


Tel. 1766 522 500 

Book through Glyn y Coed for 10% discount off evening food – conditions apply.

Only five minutes walk, this restaurant overlooks the sea and in good weather, it is possible to dine on the balcony – so this is the one if you are feeling romantic! Nice surroundings. Home-cooked food. The views are lovely and you can make a long evening of it by having a drink in their private bar/lounge area, before and after your meal. Also open for light lunches. The

Bron Eifion Hotel

Tel. 01766 522 385 (~One mile from Glyn y Coed)

Also, open for Sunday lunch and afternoon teas during the week.

Bron Eifion is a most beautiful country house hotel, down a long drive in it’s own gardens – about 20 minutes walk from Glyn y Coed. Perfect for a special occasions – lunch, afternoon tea or evening meal.

Caerwylan Hotel

Tel. 01766 522 547

Amazing food with a bar/lounge area overlooking the esplanade. Caerwylan has a Mitchellin star-rating. The presentation and the taste of the food is mmmmm gorgeous. I usually feel as though I should take a photograph of it rather than eat it!


Tel. 01766 522 512

Just a couple of minutes walk. Very popular so you usually need to book in advance. Excellent freshly prepared and cooked food. Good choice on the menu and good sized portions, including fish & vegetarian meals too. Offer children’s menu, an a la Carte menu or a set 2 / 3-course menu which is good value.

Other recommendations for good food.. but you will need the car..

Cwellyn Arms

Tel. 01766 890 321

Rhyd-Ddu  LL54 6TL   (Between Carnearfon and Beddgelert, looking up at Snowdon)

The 15 mile drive, via Beddgelert, to Rhyd-Ddu is stunning from the minute you leave Criccieth, with sea, river and mountain scenery. You can then drive home via Penygroes which is shorter but also scenic.

This is our favourite pub/restaurant – not only is the food excellent (not pub grub!) but the busy atmosphere is very casual and fun as it is full of walkers, climbers and campers. Recommend booking.


The Sandbar at The Warren

Tel. 01758 714 150

Abersoch LL53 7AA

Eating with a view like this has got to be worth the 20 minute drive. Book well in advance.

Moorings Bistro

Tel. 01766 513 500

Borth y Gest LL49 9TS

Beautiful views over the water and they have a balcony.
A short drive from Criccieth. During the day, many guests walk to Borth y Gest, have lunch at the Moorings and catch the bus back. Open as a cafe during the day and a restaurant at night with quality, fresh food. Always full!

Y Sgwar (The Square)

Tel. 01766 515 451
Tremadog, Porthmadog   LL49 9RB
The food here is highly recommended by guests and locals – and you must book.

Whitehall Pub

Tel. 01758 614 091
Pwllheli  LL53 5RG
One of the two best pubs for food that we know of.  This is situated in Pwllheli town, 8 miles from Criccieth

Hebog Cafe & Bistro

Tel. 01766 890 400

Beddgelert LL55 4UY

Situated on by the river in Beddgelert.  Very popular with locals and tourists.  Beddgelert is a picturesque village, just 12 miles from Criccieth and well worth a visit.  Have a meal and visit one of the pubs too, for a good atmosphere.

Tremfan Hall

Tel. 01758 740 169
Llanbedrog LL53 7NN (Between Pwllheli & Abersoch)
A beautiful country house hotel in it’s own grounds overlooking the sea. Excellent menu and a nice place to relax, eating & drinking all evening.

Y Banc Tapas

Tel. 01766 515 495
Porthmadog LL49 9NW – in the old Natwest Bank.
You can even eat your tapas food in the old bank vault!

The Goat Inn

Tel. 01766 530237
Bryncir – LL51 9LJ
Conveniently located on the A487 , the Goat is a 10 minute drive from the Glyn Y Coed and offers a delicious menu with something for everybody, not forgetting the bar.

Glaslyn Artisan Ice Cream & Pizza

Tel. 01766 890 339
Beddgelert LL55 4YB
“One of the best ice cream parlours in the world”.
The Sunday Times 2008.
Our favorite place to go for an ice cream, the award winning Glaslyn Ices can be found in the middle of Beddgelert winning the hearts of visitors with an amazing and delicious selection of ice creams.
The chefs at the pizzeria were trained by an Italian chef, so as you can imagine the pizzas are fantastic!