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Denbighshire and Flintshire restaurants and cafes

Whether you’re going Michelin-starred, medieval banquet, bistro casual, breakfast, lunch or dinner, Denbighshire and Flintshire can provide them all on a delicious plate. Try Jemoleys in Penyffordd, which serves up a mean all-day breakfast menu. It includes a Welsh rarebit made to Jemoleys’ special recipe. Bara brith tea loaf and Welsh Cakes are other stars of any quintessential Celtic menu and there are plenty to sample at charming tea and coffee shops like the deliciously named Truly Scrumptious, in Mold; Cranberry Cafe, Prestatyn; or Edenshine at Afonwen Craft Centre. Tyddyn Llan restaurant with rooms at Llandrillo offering fine dining par excellence. Chef Bryan Webb has been at the top of his game for 30 years and held a Michelin Star since 2010. Another commended country hotel restaurant, Palé Hall, in Llandderfel, near Bala, is less than four miles from Tyddyn Llan.

Flintshire must also be credited with first-class hotel restaurants, not least of which is Soughton Hall luxury wedding venue. This restored Georgian manor house boasts an opulently furnished first floor dining room where guests are treated like a king or queen. Set in gorgeous formal gardens, it’s secluded and exclusive. Down the road Northop Hall Country House Hotel is known for its Chequers restaurant, while a couple of miles uphill from Mold the Plas Hafod Hotel has The Greenhouse with specialities including Hafod Harvest apple-brined pork loin steak. For a meaty feast with extra authenticity, nothing beats a Medieval banquet at Ruthin Castle Hotel, Denbighshire. The historic setting is superb for a dinner where daggers and fingers replace dainty cutlery. Spit roasts, plaited pork pies, vegetable tartlets, and herby dumplings, are preceded by a potent toast of mead and accompanied by heady goblets of wine.

Our picks

Nant y Felin Restaurant

Nant y Felin Restaurant, Pentre Llanrhaeadr, Denbigh LL16 4NT

Nant y Felin Restaurant is passionate about food and drink. Producing delicious dishes using organic fresh ingredients locally-sourced and herbs grown in their very own garden. From Sunday roast and seasonal dishes there’s great tasty food for everyone, including a large selection of gluten-free options. There’s no better place to be, so visit and join the team at Nant y Felin Restaurant! Visit website

Palé Hall

Palé Estate, Llandderfel, Bala LL23 7PS

Exquisite food, finest fresh local seasonal produce at Palé Hall. Fine dining, and a commitment to quality and excellence, sits at the heart of what they do. The acclaimed, three rosette, fine dining restaurant features signature dishes from their own head chef Gareth Stevenson. Situated in the tranquil Dee Valley, this grand, historic, high Victorian mansion has an idyllic woodland garden rolling down to the banks of the river. Expect to enjoy exceptional standards of service in a friendly, informal and relaxing atmosphere. Visit website

Tyddyn Llan
Fine dining

Llandrillo, Corwen LL21 0ST

Tyddyn Llan is one of Wales’ most renowned restaurants set on the edge of Snowdonia National Park in the beautiful Vale of Edeyrnion surrounded by the Berwyn Mountains. Enjoy the simple pleasure of eating good food with warm hospitality. Tyddyn Llan offer the finest ingredients cooked with confidence and simplicity in this elegant Georgian house, which has held a Michelin star for 10 years. Together with an award-winning wine list, it’s the place to take time off and relax and indulge. Visit website

Fish and chips

Raikes Lane, Mold CH7 6LR

Glasfryn is nestled within a well-loved garden which has a terrace perfect for enjoying the stunning views. Inside there are all shapes and sizes of rooms to dine or drink, many with inviting real fires and at the heart of the pub, a well-stocked bar, serving local ales and a great range of spirits and wines. The chefs change the menus regularly to reflect the changing seasons and offer a range of dishes from hearty meals to lighter bites. Glasfryn likes to think of themselves as offering a warm welcome to all customers and the team love to get to know new ones. Visit website

Flint Mountain Hotel
Duck legs

Northop Road, Flint Mountain, Flint CH6 5QG

Flint Mountain Hotel isn’t just a hotel… its a wedding venue, conference room, restaurant, entertainment venue and golf club who pride themselves on giving you the best experience possible from enjoyable family days out to a great game on the golf course. The helpful staff will ensure that you make the most of your time here. Once you’ve enjoyed the lovely attractions of North Wales, you can sit and enjoy the in-house restaurant. The food that the chefs lovingly cook is enjoyed by many in the community and is always highly recommended by their regular guests. The food will have you coming back! Visit website

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