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Gannets Bistro

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7 St James Square, Aberystwyth SY23 1DL, Wales
01970 617164
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Ecstatic doesn't even come close

I'd never even heard of this place before, but my partner had been trying to get a reservation since it had opened 30years ago... Unsuccessfully, we finally got a table Saturday night, we were first in and shown to our table, our waitresses were attentive and friendly, the place soon filled up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Turtletoast
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Borth, United Kingdom
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Borth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd never even heard of this place before, but my partner had been trying to get a reservation since it had opened 30years ago... Unsuccessfully, we finally got a table Saturday night, we were first in and shown to our table, our waitresses were attentive and friendly, the place soon filled up around us, the atmosphere was just lovely, it... More 

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Thank Turtletoast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As stated in the title, this bistro is fantastic value for money. Myself, the missus and our 3 kids (11, 8 and 13 months) went there today for lunch. I had the most expensive starter they did, the homemade fish cakes for £2! The food is very nice and varied, the staff are fantastic too. The lady owner came over... More 

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Thank ivanmcswerve
Swansea, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This is simply my favourite restaurant ever... Massive statement, but I love it here. Why haven't I written a review before I asked myself? Possibly because I take for granted how great this place is and how fantastic the food and hospitality is, that I assume everybody knows about it. David was the catering manager for BOAC and most predominately... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Location great..just near castle..decor distinctly quips please don't change it, with nice collection of farmed photos of local celebrities, and bigger celebs..seem to have a loyal older crowd, we just wandered in. Easy to miss as looks like someone's front room. Family business. The lady owner and her husband very friendly, she responds in English when you speak Welsh! Service... More 

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Thank Séanio O
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Four friends on a sat evening . Lovely welcome by owner Dilys and given cozy table by window. Great wine and good choice from menu and specials. Shared fish cake starter as large portion and had lamb shank, lamb chops, lamb slices and salmon. Really tasty and nice big roasties. Finished off with Xmas pudd, sticky toffee pudding and liqueur... More 

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Thank Llandely
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Gannets is an excellent venue for families, couples and friends. The family ambience brings people together to share the experience of wonderful food. Great restaurant 🍴 best if you book. Only problem is that you don't find it open as much as the the other venues in town but this is a small glitch. I would choose here before any... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Fourth visit and as usual excellent food and service from a lovely pair of owners probably one of the best restaurants in Aber Evan

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Thank Evan G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Serving traditional home cooked food, with friendly service. Good being able to buy a half litre of wine.

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Have eaten here before.This is a no frills restaurant but the food is delicious. You don't get a choice of sides with your main course - everybody gets vegetables and roast potatoes and they are all cooked to perfection. Do not come here if you are expecting chips. Very good value for money plus very good service.

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Thank Edward R
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good service, great food and wonderful value for money. Friendly small bistro, very popular with locals. Excellent menu.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 St James Square, Aberystwyth SY23 1DL, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Ceredigion  >  Aberystwyth
  • Phone Number: 01970 617164

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?