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7 St James Square, Aberystwyth SY23 1DL, Wales
01970 617164
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Very happy

I'd like to thank the staff for making us welcome to the restraunt,and also like to thank them for giving us a table at the time we arrived there.I really enjoyed my meal and my steak was cooked to my liking,and also my partner enjoyed her meal,I would defiinitly recommend people to have food here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Mathew D
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North Wales, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
North Wales, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I'd like to thank the staff for making us welcome to the restraunt,and also like to thank them for giving us a table at the time we arrived there.I really enjoyed my meal and my steak was cooked to my liking,and also my partner enjoyed her meal,I would defiinitly recommend people to have food here.

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Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

I'm actually quite surprised at the praise surrounding this restaurant (if you could call it that). It's a quaint little place with a nice 1980s feel but I wasn't impressed with the food at all: bland with no effort put in whatsoever. I ordered garlic mushrooms and they were very dry (I don't think they were 'garlic' mushrooms at all,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

A great meal out with good sized portions and excellent value for money. Service was friendly and welcoming - will definitely be going back.

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Aberystwyth
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Absolute appalling Valentine's meal. Well I say meal but it was basically a few mouthfuls as it was so bad we left money on the table to pay for the wine we had and walked out. The restaurant clearly hasn't been updated since it opened (in I think the early 80's) which we were amused by but hopeful that the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I've been going back to Gannets since I was a student ten years ago and it is still just as good as ever. The menu is simple but the food is always absolutely delicious and the portions generous. It's very unpretentious, and all the better for it - you never feel like the staff want to rush you through your... More 

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Bridgend,UK
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84 reviews 84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This restaurant is stuck in a time warp but the home cooked food, warm welcome and value make up for that.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

My father died last year. A great man. The moment I miss him most is arriving home on Christmas Day. The door opening revealing his smiling face, extended hand and the waft of my mum's turkey was always the best moment of the year; a stamp that said all was well with the world. Walking into Gannets is like that.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

we have been visiting gannets for 30 years now and sadly less often now as we live in Canada- but as usual it was a wonderful experience- very welcoming with excellent food and good service - the restaurant was full on Saturday evening so be sure to book - thank you for being consistently a lovely evening out

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Birmingham Uk
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Most of the menu here is a throw back to the 70s for example you can get baked rice pudding for pud. Having said that I had skate wing for my main which I have never had before and the owner offered to cook me something else if I didnt like it. But I did. it was pure unspoiled fish... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

A small family run restaurant, cosy, friendly, very good value for money, excellent choices on the menu and the food was traditional and good. Four of us went on a Saturday night, we had reserved a table which was kept for us even though we were late. The staff were friendly and we all enjoyed our meals. Will go again... More 

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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: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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