Check out David Thornley Jnr’s guide to the best places to eat in Conwy:
Conwy is probably better known for being a walled market town at the heart of the Conwy Estuary. Famous for its Castle, walls and fishing Harbour, championship golf course and marina, Conwy is becoming a popular tourist destination for people from far and wide.
The town is now making a name for itself as a foodie heaven with new bars and restaurants popping up all the time. Also, with great transport links and the ability to get to Conwy by train, bus and boat Conwy has properly established itself as a destination for daytime and evening tourism.
My personal favourite and probably the busiest restaurant in Conwy. Always busy, always a great atmosphere and a warm welcome. As one reviewer puts it “Amazing traditional rustic Italian food that never fails to impress”
Formally the Malt loaf, The Erskine is recently refurbished into a modern-day gastropub. Historically a Georgian coaching inn, you’ll find a warm and relaxed interior with chunky old furniture, rugs and an open fire accompanied by fresh local food, great local ales and good quality fine wine.
Centrally located on the high street in Conwy, The Castle offers everything from small snacks to delicious dinners. You can also choose to eat in a number of settings from the comfort of the bar to the formal setting of Dawson’s restaurant.
Watson’s is Conwy’s hidden gem. Hidden away on the back streets you’ll find this lovely little family run restaurant with fantastic food, all homemade, from the bread to the ice cream. A truly memorable dining experience.
New to Conwy following its success in Llandudno. Johnny Doughs combines freshly cooked pizzas with locally brewed beers and locally sourced gins. Nice and simple, but a winning combination.
Set in Conwy Marina, The Mulberry is a Robinson’s Brewery pub which has undergone major refurbishment in the last couple of years. Great food, great beers, great atmosphere in a truly wonderful location. Entertainment most weekends.
The Liverpool Arms or LA as it is better known locally is a small pub located on the harbour that is very popular with locals and tourists. Always busy around tea time, very busy in the summer and packed when the sun is shining on Conwy harbour!!
Eat in or take out, Jalsa Tandoori Restaurant on the bottom road in Conwy has been a massive hit since it opened its doors in August 2017. With a ‘bring your own alcohol ‘policy the restaurant specialising in authentic, affordable and delicious dishes from Bangladesh and neighbouring Bengal.
Coming soon…Midland Tapas
From their website “At the Midland, you’ll discover authentic and modern tapas… Our dishes that always start with the best ingredients to create gourmet tapas with seasonal specials based around local produce. The combination of good wine, good food and a stylish, vibrant restaurant combines to make a great experience.”
Between 25-30,000 people flock to Conwy every year on the last weekend in October to the Conwy Feast. You’ll find local produce, food demonstrations, food stalls from all around the world as well as the very busy beer tent, great entertainment and capped off by a firework display.
Edwards of Conwy
When visiting Conwy, you have to visit the food hall at Edwards Butchers in Conwy, not your normal butchers it must be said. Great displays of locally sourced meats and homemade pies and sandwiches. Edwards sausages are award-winning, and the chilli ones are a personal favourite.
Almost forgot… Parisella’s Ice Cream Parlour, a traditional Italian Ice Cream Parlour set on the Conwy high street.
Look out for ‘Llandudno…. A foodie’s heaven!!’ Coming soon…