Top Snowdonia restaurants, pubs & places to eat holiday cottages

Top Snowdonia restaurants, pubs & places to eat

Laura 22 November 2021

Snowdonia / Eryri National Park is an extraordinary place with a unique and diverse landscape brimming with exciting places to eat.  

Boasting the highest peak in England and Wales, adventurers can fuel up or refresh at some of the best restaurants in the world. 

To entice you on your journey, we’ve rounded up a few of the best Eryri / Snowdonia restaurants to help you along the way. 

After a day of adventuring and eating, rest and relax in one of the most luxurious places to stay in this beautiful part of the world.

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Caffi Gwynant, Caernarfon

To fuel your Yr Wyddfa / Snowdon climb, Caffi Gwynant is a must-stop on the list of top Eryri / Snowdonia restaurants.

Be inspired by the backdrop of Wales' most iconic mountain peak and fuel up before your ascent or refresh after your descent from magnificent Yr Wyddfa / Mount Snowdon. 

Tuck into a hearty breakfast or lunch to keep you going on your adventures. Dogs are also welcome under the impressive glass canopy and inside the cute outdoor dining pods.

Mount Everest

Pen-y-Gwryd, Llanberis 

Get set up for a day’s exploring Eryri / Snowdonia with a good hearty cooked breakfast or return and refresh with a plentiful three or five-course meal at Pen-y-Gwryd, they serve up food and drink fit for explorers, adventurers and mountaineers. 

The Pen-y-Gwryd was famously used as the training headquarters of the first-ever successful Mount Everest climbing expedition with Edmund Hillary and the 1953 team taking their initial training in Eryri / Snowdonia during the winter.  

You’ll be amazed at the memorabilia that fills the dining room whilst you enjoy your tasty meal in this characterful Eryri / Snowdonia restaurant.  


Bodnant Welsh Food Centre, Tal-y-Cafn

The family-run Bodnant Welsh Food Centre is a must-visit, sourcing the very best in deli, bakery, butchery and wine products available in their lovely farm shop.

Part of the strikingly beautiful Bodnant Estate, the centre is also home to a beautiful tea room, carvery, bar, fine dining restaurant, and more!

Enjoy lunch in the fresh and bright Furnace, spectacular Sunday lunch in the rustic Hayloft, homemade ice cream and sweet treats in The Looking Glass, coffee and cake in the Coffee Bar & Bakery or a welcome cocktail, or two by the open fire in The Hayloft Bar.


Dylan's, Criccieth 

Dylan's Criccieth is a unique and award-winning dining experience found on the coast of the stunning Llŷn Peninsula

Dine in elegance and enjoy this special beachfront location, no wonder it makes the list of our top Eryri / Snowdonia restaurants. Relax and unwind in the beautifully glass-fronted Art Deco Morannedd building designed by Clough Williams Ellis in the 1930s.

The environment is fabulous and you can enjoy an extensive fish menu along with classics such as pizza, burgers, and pasta. The service is personal, professional, and friendly and there is a strong emphasis on locally sourced ingredients. 

Enjoy a sip on your favourite tipple at the bar with views across the bay towards Harlech Castle or along the beach to Criccieth Castle.


Mawddach Restaurant, Dolgellau 

Enjoy mouth-watering dishes at Mawddach Neapolitan pizza restaurant.

Set within a smartly renovated barn, you can comfortably dine in tasteful surroundings with glorious views of Cader Idris. 

Expect an excellent meal, lovingly created using the best ingredients, making up the modern, un-fussy menu.


Olif, Betws-y-Coed 

If you fancy some Spanish tapas with a taste of Wales then Olif is the Eryri / Snowdonia restaurant for you.

Olif takes inspiration from Spanish tapas and traditional Welsh dishes to create an eclectic menu of small plates.

The service is excellent, the surroundings comfortable, and the produce is locally sourced produce wherever possible using local farmers, bakers and fishermen. 

Welsh cakes

Penceunant Isaf, Llanberis 

Set on the lower slopes of Snowdon, Penceunant Isaf is a warm and friendly Snowdonia cafe, popular with walkers and climbers on the Llanberis Path up Mount Snowdon.

Lovingly known as the Snowdon Café, they serve up a basic tasty menu, with locally sourced food.  

Enjoy some deciduous Bara Brith, Welsh Cakes, or the soup of the day, and refresh with a welcome warm or cold beverage. 

Michelin star food

Sosban & The Old Butchers, Menai Bridge 

Dine in style at Sosban & The Old Butchers, a discreet and intimate Eryri / Snowdonia restaurant set in a historic butcher shop in the heart of the Menai Bridge, just over Thomas Telford’s impressive suspension bridge.

Experience a unique, Michelin star culinary journey that uses the best fresh locally sourced produce available.

Delight in stand out, off-the-cuff dishes created from the seasonal surroundings and expect the unexpected as you venture into your dining journey here.

Be sure to book in well ahead as this is a very popular place to dine. 


Y Stablau, Bar, Betws-y-Coed 

Eat, drink and be entertained at the Y Stablau.

Offering freshly cooked dishes using local suppliers, if you’ve just climbed Yr Wyddfa / Snowdon then you’ll be sure to receive a hearty meal here. 

Enjoy a big tasty bowl of hot piping food, a cold beverage, excellent entertainment and good vibes here after a day adventuring around the mountains taking in all that fresh air. 

Expect fine local craft ales, wine from independent specialists, amazing coffee and glorious gins with a menu that offers scrumptious pub grub from burgers to curries and classics like lasagne and hunters chicken. 

Ty Coch Inn, Morfa Nefyn

Ty Coch Inn, Morfa Nefyn 

The Ty Coch Inn is amongst the best pubs in Wales and is one of the best beach bars in the world! 

The perfectly placed Inn is in a prime position on the sweeping Welsh seafront with a sandy beach on the doorstep and fantastic views across to spectacular Eryri / Snowdonia.

The menu is warm and filling and the bar is the perfect place to relax, grab a drink, breathe in the fresh sea air and wonder at the waves lapping the shore. 

Snowdonia cottage

Stay in Eryri / Snowdonia

If we’ve tickled your tastebuds with these top Eryri / Snowdonia restaurants, and we’re sure we have, then why not book a luxury break and stay in one of our sumptions cottages nestled in and around the magnificent mountains of Eryri / Snowdonia?

Enjoy world-class scenery, beautiful beaches, and pretty stone villages in one of Wales’ most captivating regions. 

Our collection of luxury cottages in North Wales features some of the best places to stay in Wales, and, coupled with booking at one of the above top restaurants in Snowdonia / Eryri, you’re surely in for a well-deserved treat. 

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Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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