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Gannets Bistro

7 St James Square, Aberystwyth SY23 1DL, Wales
01970 617164
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Ranked #9 of 127 restaurants in Aberystwyth
Cuisines: British
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Neston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We have been going to Aber for over 20 years now and are ashamed to say that we had never come across this lovely restaurant. This weekend we were looking for a new restaurant to try and came across Gannets Bistro on tripadvisor and impressed by the good reviews decided to give it a try. The restaurant was buzzing with... More

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is situated off the beaten track but despite this was full on Saturday night. Inside the restaurant is like stepping back in time in both decor and menu, not always a bad thing. I had the crab pate special to start which was light and tasty, ajthough my son said his soup tasted exactly like Heinz tinned and... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

home cooked food. small restaurant, big menu. loads of choice, something for everyone. vegetarian choices. lovely desserts. friendly staff. in a side road, tucked away. good value for money. I had lamb- gorgeous. My husband had steak pie- yummy & my daughter had sirloin steak (to die for) quote unquote. a favourite restaurant of my daughters during her time at... More

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Very friendly staff, excellent service, reasonably priced wine and fantastic food. The duck a l'orange was amazing - the best I have tasted and the overall cost for 2 starters, 2 main meals and a bottle of wine at £47 was excellent value. Thoroughly recommended

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aberystwyth
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Always a lovely welcome at this little bistro, fantastic service and owners and staff always friendly and happy to help. Don't miss out on the most delicious and tasty peppered steaks you are likely to have in Aber. Also everything on the menu is reasonably well priced.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

First time at Gannets, we just happened upon it and grateful we did. Great menu options and I was very happy with my choice, but glad I have sharing friends and we all tried eachothers meal :) Friendly staff too :)

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

As a former waitress of several years at this bistro ( 10 years ago now- yikes!!!) I put my hands up to being biased but can hand on heart say that the food and welcome you will receive is second to none. Honest homely food, plenty of wine and a warm atmosphere are what I remember most. I've been back... More

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We felt very welcome and we were given water and bread and butter without asking. The mackerel was very tasty as was the steak. Also, meals are very cheap at lunch time so a bonus. Will definetely be returning.

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birmingham
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Looking for somewhere to eat and everywhere in the town was either empty or very quiet. We came across gannets and it was busy so decided to give it a try and glad we did. Genuine family run restaurant in original surroundings offering good honest home cooked food. I would recommend the lamb shank. Both the proprietors made you feel... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I've been coming to this place for lunch every week now since last January (excusing the odd week here and there and the holidays of course). One might call that excessive but Gannet's really is that great! If you're looking for michelin star quality food then this probably isn't your place, Gannet's does good wholesome food, the sort of food... More

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