From sunny day ice creams to seafood bistros and seaside fish and chips to extravagant fine-dining, there’s something for everyone in Llandudno’s café and restaurant scene.
Places to eat in Llandudno
Like a lot of the best pubs and bars, the area around the Llandudno Pier is packed with some of the best restaurants in town. A prime example is The Seahorse Restaurant and Bistro. Housed in a Grade II listed building, it’s one of the best seafood restaurants in town. An intimate restaurant split over two dining rooms, the Victorian-style eatery is full of neat style touches including a Mediterranean garden with climbing vineyards on the wall. The food is just as stylish, with simple dishes that make the most of their locally sourced ingredients.
Just around the corner on Mostyn Street is Lawton’s Cafe Grill, an upmarket restaurant serving a wide range of dishes including burgers, fresh fish, handmade pies and their renowned grill menu with a wide range of sauces to accompany your steak, gammon or butterfly chicken. With a large range of alternative menus including vegetarian, gluten-free and kids options, as well as a Sunday lunch menu covering all the classics, it’s a great all rounder and a short drive across town from our Glan-Conwy hotel.
Another excellent all-rounder is Home Cookin’ also on Mostyn St. As the name implies, it’s a homely, welcoming restaurant that makes the most of locally-sourced ingredients. A staple in Llandudno since 1979, the eclectic menu spans breakfast options including a wide range of omelettes and salads, as well as fresh seafood specials, a daily roast and more.
A little further down Mostyn St is Wildwood, an elegant, modern restaurant that covers a wide range of British and European classics. A popular UK-wide chain with a light and airy atmosphere, the menu includes pasta and pizza, grills and plenty of seasonal specials, while they also do sharing plates and lighter bites and a well-put-together list of cocktails.
If that’s whetted your appetite for pizza and pasta, Johnny Dough’s Wood Fired Pizza is halfway between Wildwood and Home Cookin’ on Mostyn St and the place to come for pizza fanatics. The pizzas are divided into two menus which should please traditionalists and more adventurous pizza toppers, with the Old School menu including tried-and-tested options like the Margherita and Hawaiian while the New School menu includes Peking Duck, Beetroot Pesto and Mussel Mariniere options. Pair that with a wide range of craft beers and boutique gins and you have one of the cooler dining options in town.
For a traditional Italian feast, look no further than Carlo’s Restaurant just off the Promenade on Victoria Street. A simple Italian eaterie right down to the red and white tablecloths and simple decor, they let the food do the talking with a timeless array of classic dishes, friendly service and fine wines. And it’s just a short walk along the seafront from our Llandudno North hotel.
Places to eat in Llandudno
When the sun is shining across Llandudno Bay with Great Orme looming in the background, there are few finer places to be in Wales. Perhaps the only way to improve that scenario is to have an ice cream in your hand from The Looking Glass Ice Cream Parlour. A short walk back from the Promenade near the pier, the independent outlet serve up a huge range of homemade ice creams and sorbets with dozens of flavours and plenty of cakes, treats and hot and cold drinks.
If that’s got your sweet tooth gnashing in excitement, mosey on down to Café Indulgence near the Victoria Centre. Take your pick from freshly baked cakes, tray bakes, desserts or go for the whole lot with their afternoon tea. Get your cake and coffee to go and find a nearby bench and take in the sea views.
On the other side of the peninsula, a short distance from our Glan-Conwy hotel is the West Shore Beach Café. A modern, bright and airy café overlooking the Irish Sea, Anglesey and Puffin Island, the café has been a local favourite since 2006 thanks to its delicious food spanning breakfasts, lunches and some incredible ice cream sundaes while it’s also close to lots of West Shore attractions including the play area, playground, putting green and large car park.
No trip to the Welsh coast is complete without at least one serving of fish and chips. But, flipping things a little on their head, Llandudno’s Chish’n’Fips is one of our favourites. Just off the main Promenade on Victoria Street and a five-minute walk from our Llandudno North hotel, they’re one of the best takeaways plaices in town, serving up freshly fried fish and chips daily for lunch and dinner.