57 restaurants in Powys
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Restaurants in Powys:
5 Penybryn cottage, High street, Llanfyllin, SY22 5AP [Map]
A delightful cottage style bistro/restaurant, working out of a tiny kitchen with man-sized results. Fixed price three course dinners at £27.20 are their speciality during which you might encounter such delicacies as home-potted shrimps, Welsh rack of lamb and chocolate and rum mousse.
To say the atmosphere is relaxing could be the understatement of the year. When the season demands the log burner chunters away. The walls are lined with the collected bits of world travel and after your meal is over there is coffee that outdoes most others of its kind. A wine list out of all proportion with the size of the enterprise contains over 160 bins, all realistically priced, with house wine at £13.50 and six wines by the glass.
Bistro, Modern British
A479, Llyswen, LD3 0UR [Map]
A real fisherman's hideaway in promising country, The Griffin Inn provides all that the roaming angler could need, whilst keeping faith with the local community, amongst whom can be numbered the Vicar, though he is probably fishing for a different kind of catch to the anglers. The place is full of old world charm of the structural variety too, the exterior clad in creeper. The menu changes daily and you can eat in the bar or the restaurant depending on your mood. Local produces features strongly and fish of the maritime variety comes hotfoot from Cornwall. Game in season features well and other dishes owe their origin to local producers. A sensible wine list takes in Europe and the New World, and for those with a good thirst the cellar contains some well-bred beers, with guest appearances.
Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa, Lake Vyrnwy, Llanwddyn, SY10 0LY [Map]
The splendidly located hotel in Mid Wales was built to accommodate all those concerned in the construction of the reservoir, now indistinguishable as such, in 1881. The views are spectacular, and inside the hotel the décor and furnishings are those of a very comfortable country house. Liverpool's city fathers, for whom the water supply was intended, in their wisdom decided to purchase 24,000 surrounding acres to ensure purity of the supply, so the sporting opportunities are mind-blowing with shooting, fishing, bird-watching and walking all available.
In the AA Rosette winning restaurant, the emphasis all on the gloriously fresh local produce, organic lamb reared on the estate, locally shot game and freshly caught fish from nearby Pwllhelli. The cooking style is contemporary but the portions are hearty and aimed to satisfy. Expect to find trio of lamb on the menu, with confit of shoulder, pink lamb cutlet, and baby shepherd pie. Even the breakfast marmalade is made by the chef.
Modern British, Welsh
Dolfor, Newtown, SY16 4BN [Map]
Welsh wizardry invades the cuisine in the best possible way and Cornish scallops use Newadd Fach bacon to offset their charms. The Bryn Derw chicken with leeks and white wine Dauphinoise potatoes brings a good touch of credibility to this much maligned in recent times bird, and grapes in muscat jelly prelude some fine organic Welsh farmhouse cheeses.
Modern British, Organic
Kilverts hotel, The bull ring, Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5AG [Map]
Kilvert's is one of those comfortable and homely hotels that one associates with Middle England, historic but not lacking in convenience. In the centre of the town it is handy for the bookshops and a welcome sight to many of the walkers who pass through.
The Garden Restaurant offers well-prepared food in civilised but not overwhelming surroundings. A typical pair of starters might include crispy duck spring rolls on a bed of noodles and plum sauce or excellent soup of the day served with warm crusty bread. The spinach and mushroom roulade filled with cream cheese and served on a bed of red onion and sweet pepper marmalade would suit vegetarians and others alike, but others may prefer the local leg of lamb steaks marinated in orange, ginger and spring onion.
A decent wine list would accommodate most tastes and the house wine at £10 a bottle, or £2.50 for a large glass represents good value.
The Lake Country House Hotel & Spa, Llangammarch Wells, LD4 4BS [Map]
A very splendid mock half-timbered hotel set in 50 acres of prime countryside, three of which are occupied by the lake that gives the hotel its name. From the moment you navigate the drive you feel the mantle of the slightly formal country house around you, yet the ambience is comfortable and relaxed. This is a house set to impress but not to overpower, with miles of expensive fabrics, squashy sofas and furniture that is easy on the eye.
Easy on the palate is the extensive menu, served with more formality in a room that is the very epitome of monied class. A typical meal might start with blackened fillet of red mullet on a croute of cornbread, with tomato and avocado salsa, blessed with a chilli and lime dressing. The fillet of Welsh beef studded with roasted garlic, on black olive linguini, with aubergine caviar, tomato and shallot fondue and coriander pesto for many would be almost irresistible, though the salmon 'en trois facon' with a change of starter could be a close second.
Tucked in amongst the temptations the green apple terrine with a cinnamon sauce and yoghurt ice cream is an unusual item that merits investigation. For some the piece de resistance might be the wine list, in itself sufficient justification for a visit to this haven of taste and luxury. There are over 350 bins, with the Old World very thoroughly represented. All five Bordeaux Premier Crus Classes are there, together with many of the finest Burgundian Grand Cru vineyards. Carefully chosen New World wines also feature, with others from the Lebanon attracting increasing interest.
Marton, nr Welshpool, SY21 8JP [Map]
Situated near Welshpool, the Sun is a lovely little inn owned by the friendly Gartell family. The retreat has a conventional ale room offering local real ales, beers and lagers and a choice of wines and spirits. A traditional bar menu offers an assortment of homemade delights.
The contemporary restaurant has a modern feel with comfortable chairs, heavy ash tables and is available for lunch and dinner bookings. Chefs and owners Peter and son Dominic create good quality English and continental dishes using as much local, organic and seasonal ingredients as they can source. Expect to find grilled Cornish sardines, rabbit with two mustard sauce and prunes, breast of duckling topped with cherry sauce and a wonderful sticky toffee pudding.
A selection of liqueurs, cognac and whiskies can be served with coffee if you wish. This is a little bit of dining pleasure where you might least expect to find it - but well worth a drive out through the spectacular scenery.
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