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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 3
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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
A meal out with my wife

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Edward R
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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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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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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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North Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

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

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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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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
3 restaurant reviews
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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, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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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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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 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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16 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about Gannets Bistro

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

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

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