We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bistro Hafren

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2 Great Oak Street, Llanidloes SY18 6BN, Wales
+44 1686414936
Improve this listing
Add hours for Bistro Hafren and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 26 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Welcoming staff average food

Lasagne and chips for lunch and a pot of tea for under a tenner, warmed us up but wasn't inspiring. This place has potential to be so much better

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Ninapup
,
Herts
Add Photo Write a Review

26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Launceston, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My partner had pasta with a mushroom source. I could see through to the kitchen where chef scraped the mushroom source from a plastic container fresh from the microwave on to the pasta...inedible. I had a steak and ale pie the contents of the pie were OK actually not too bad, but topped with a piece of pastry resembling the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Llanbrynmair, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Uninspired, everything too much bother. We went for tea and cake but even that was beyond the waiter. `he came back three times to check the order. Tea was lukewarm when it arrived 10 minutes later. Cake took another 5 minutes to arrive.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This guy doesn't deserve any business. We went in to look at menu over a bank holiday and based on expensive prices decided to go elsewhere. We were rudely told "you won't find anywhere else to eat you know". Guess what we did and this guy serves to fail and go bust.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Herts
Level Contributor
118 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Lasagne and chips for lunch and a pot of tea for under a tenner, warmed us up but wasn't inspiring. This place has potential to be so much better

Was this review helpful? Yes
Monmouthshire
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Bistro Hafren was recommended by the owner of our accommodation and we had an evening meal here. We chose the evening special - 2 courses for £10. We had the gammon and the steak and ale pie. The former was tasty and tender and the latter was packed with huge chunks of steak and topped with the best pastry I've... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Northampton, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Basic food done to a fair standard but we didn't exactly test them - Welsh Rarebit (lumpy, not grilled to a finish, a little bland) and beans and cheese on toast. Ordered these dishes as was in a hurry and thought these would be quickest however still waited 15 minutes despite being the only person in there (aside from an... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Longford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stayed in the area for 3 nights, the food was amazing at the Bistro Hafren! So fresh and filling that we couldn't even squeeze in a pudding!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lancashire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We ate here on the last evening of our holiday, the staff were pleasant and the food was good and freshly cooked. 2 courses for £10 was really good value.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wrexham
Level Contributor
144 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Slightly disappointing experience.for some of our party. The lasagne was very overcooked and the scampi was almost burnt. Some members of the party have had good experience on previous visits, but this was not a good one. The service was a little slow and a bit unfriendly.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cardiff
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Went for an evening meal here around 2 weeks ago. The completely empty restaurant should have been enough to put us off, but we just presumed they were having a quiet night. It took around 10 minutes for anyone to actually come out into the restaurant to speak to us and when they did the attitude was of total disinterest.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Bistro Hafren also viewed

Llanidloes, Powys
Llanidloes, Powys
 

Been to Bistro Hafren? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Great Oak Street, Llanidloes SY18 6BN, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Llanidloes
  • Phone Number: +44 1686414936

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bistro Hafren staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?