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16th September 2014

Cafés Pubs and Restaurants Cardigan Bay

People enjoying a meal in West Wales  

Let us share the local knowledge of the very best places to relax and enjoy good food and drink in a special setting.

Sample the tastes of Cardiganshire at the Cardiganshire food Festivals

There are some great places to eat and drink around Cardigan Bay. The problem is finding those extra special places, particularly on your first visit.

Gardd y Nos Restaurant and Bar, Aberporth
Quite simply the best food in the area! This restaurant has excellent food and friendly professional service. When eight of us decided to try this restaurant we all ordered different items from the menu [3 vegetarians in the group] We ended up sampling one another's food because it was all so good. My vote is for the Cardigan Bay Crab and Prawns on a Hot Crumpet and the White Chocolate and Blueberry Meringue Cream with Shortbread. If you want a treat at reasonable prices go along, but telephone first 01239 810589. See location map on Google

Cafe Mwldan
Cafe Mwldan is open Monday - Saturday from 10.30am-5pm through the summer months. It is a small family run business in the Theatre foyer area serving freshly ground coffee, light lunches and handmade cakes and pastries. The cafe also serves freshly made fruit milkshakes and smoothies along with fresh apple and orange juice. The Mwldan bar is available to serve alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks during the lunch period also. The cafe has a friendly family environment and also has some outdoor seating. Children's meals are also available. Bookings for groups and parties can also be taken at the box office on 01239 621200

Coracles Restaurant and Bar
Open for Traditional Sunday Lunches & Evening Meals. Phone 01239 710345 for details & reservations. Within Coracles leisure complex there is a comfortable restaurant serving quality meals and a friendly welcome in equal measures and there's a select lounge bar for a quiet drink in a convivial atmosphere. In high season a programme of varied entertainment features in the impressive function room. Enjoy an intimate gathering in good company with first class menu. Or if you just want to pop over for a drink amongst friends, we'd be just as delighted to welcome you.

Harbourmaster Aberaeron

The Guardian December 19, 2009 50 Favourite Festive Pubs tells you all you need to know about this excellent restaurant - The Harbour Master.
Malcolm Gluck, wine critic..."It takes dedication to get here, I recently returned from a weekend stay - it is also a hotel....Its secret? Owners Glyn and Menna Heulyn see it as an extension of their family. Indeed the place - and its chattering, pretention-loathing locals - are family. The beers (numerous) are local, the food is local, the staff are local and the weather local."... "Over my weekend I enjoyed a Gavi di Gavi, An Alsace gewurtztraminer, an Argentinian malbec, an albarino and a bottle of Chateau Batailley Grand Cru Pauillac 2004 (for a bargain £45)."

Aberystwyth Arts Centre Café
This popular Café with a stunning view over Aberystwyth town to the sea, offers a mouth-watering selection of freshly made salads, hot meals and snacks, plus plates full of homemade cakes! 
Hot lunches are served from 12 noon with vegetarian options always available.

Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT).
Egon Ronay recommended Vegetarian Self Service Restaurant for lunch and light refreshments.

Crown Inn Llwndafydd
Real Ale and good food at the bar or in the restaurant.
Delightful setting.

Check out the food festivals around Cardigan Bay