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

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  • 52
    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
Great value for money

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
iantoh53
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Aberystwyth, 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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80 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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1 review
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 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
59 helpful votes 59 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?