1. Bodysgallen Hall
This is one of the best restaurants in North Wales. Indeed, in 2013 The Times named it as one of the best restaurants in the UK and The Observer has declared it as one of the best places in the country to eat Sunday lunch. The restaurant has 3 AA rosettes and serves an imaginative menu, thanks to head chef John Williams. The hotel, in which the restaurant is set is actually owned by the National Trust. Set in beautiful gardens, offering views of Conwy Castle and Snowdonia it provides an exquisite retreat for sampling some of the best food that North Wales has to offer. Spend some time exploring the gardens and woodland walks to work up an appetite before you eat.
2. Castle Cottage Harlech
The Castle Cottage has been in the major food guides for the last 26 years. They also won the Welsh True Taste Eating Out award in 2008 and 2009 and they were also awarded a Visit Wales Gold Award in 2014. Much of their appeal comes from the fact that they use local produce in their cooking and they strive to use the best ingredients. The dining room itself offers a contemporary and luxury experience. They overlook Harlech Castle too so you can enjoy great views while you dine.
3. Machine House Restaurant
This restaurant hasn’t been open for as long as others in our list but it has sure packed a punch in the short time it has been operating. They are already featured in the Michelin Guide and they have also earned themselves a place in the best 45 Welsh restaurants by Welsh Online. They are also the holders of 2 AA rosettes. The secret to this restaurant’s success is again the focus on local produce. Head Chef, Kevin Lynn visits the local markets every day to select the best ingredients. Situated in Rossett, near Wrexham, the restaurant offers a delightfully intimate setting for your meal, perfect for a romantic evening out.
4. On the Hill Restaurant
Set in the town of Ruthin in Denbighshire, this restaurant offers a bistro-style experience set within a truly impressive building. Situated in a beautiful 16th Century building, you can expect dark wood beams, impressive oak wood flooring and atmospheric lighting. Run by a husband and wife team, they have created a menu that makes the most out of the best local produce and menus are updated monthly to make the most out of seasonal produce.
5. Quay Fine Dining
If you fancy something a bit different to the usual menus but still want a fine dining experience head to Connah’s Quay to Quay Fine Dining. Here you can find food from around the world, including Indian, Thai and Greek. It’s extremely unpretentious yet offers you an extremely elegant dining option.
Holidays are the perfect time to really push the boat out and enjoy some experiences that you wouldn’t usually get to sample at home. Luckily, North Wales has so much to offer when it comes to fine dining. Why not take advantage and visit a restaurant or two during your stay?