Fine dining - a taste of Pembrokeshire

We take you on a tour of fine dining in Pembrokeshire, meeting incredibly talented chefs in exceptional locations. Let your tastebuds lead the way!

We start off in the North in Newport, at the well established and much visited Llys Meddyg. With modern British food firmly rooted in local ingredients, head chef Patrick goes from strength to strength. They also have an excellent wine list, easily sampled in the relaxing comforts of the cellar bar before dinner in the formal dining room upstairs.

Llys meddyg

‘An absolute jewel’ say fans of this restaurant-with-rooms whose charming setting incorporates a number of dining areas (including a gorgeous garden); ‘wonderful food’ from ‘excellent local produce’ is provided by ‘fantastically friendly’ staff. -Harden’s Restaurant Guide 2014

Further West in the charming city of St. Davids nestles Cwtch, a charming and relaxed little snug just off the main street. Well known for its fantastic service, head chef Nic Mascall and his team change the menu daily, with chic twists on modern classics.

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Listed in the 2014 Good Food Guide as having ‘…the kind of service that would make America blush’ 

Head back in to the heart of Pembrokeshire for a table at the much-celebrated The Grove Hotel. New executive chef Allister Barsby has join the grove from 2 Michelin starred Gidleigh Park Hotel in Devon and has already made an impact. A true destination on the Welsh food map, The Grove is not to be missed.

Allister Barsby chef at The Grove Narberth

Enjoy cutting edge cuisine in a 5 star, luxury setting and gorgeous surrounding gardens.

Lastly we have two restaurants in the South of the county:

The first of which is a long-standing institution with some of the best views you could find! The Cliff restaurant at St. Brides Spa Hotel overlooking the Saundersfoot bay serves modern seasonal dishes and excellent seafood from the bay of course!

The main difficulty here is choosing what to concentrate on- the food or the views, both equally delicious!

‘This seaside hotel brings a touch of style to the classic Pembrokeshire escape with its harbour-view dining, seascape art collection and pampering thermal suite.’The Telegraph

Last but by no means least, the newly opened Coast at Coppet Hall is becoming widely known. With renowned chef Will Holland at the helm, this beachfront restaurant is already established as one of the places to eat in Pembrokeshire.

Coast _Interior _2

Strongly influenced by its location a stones throw from the sea, the menu is all locally sourced and the dishes are all executed with extreme skill.

Definitely not to be missed! Have you eaten at any of these restaurants during your stay? Or have we missed out your favourite? Join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter - we’d love to hear your experiences!

 Just come back from a week’s break in St Davids - loved the area completely, and the local people are brilliant. Highly recommended is a boat trip to Ramsey Island.  
Adam, Somerset

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