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Gannets Bistro

7 St James Square, Aberystwyth SY23 1DL, Wales
01970 617164
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Ranked #13 of 130 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
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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
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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Bangor, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Where do I start? A warm welcome, Welsh-speaking staff, excellent value for money and the perfect to place to take friends or family. There's a reason why this place has been open for 33 years. PS. We love you Dilys!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The owners and restaurant itself are nice enough but unfortunately the menu and food leave a lot to be desired. The "crab salad" arrived and was actually a mixture of crab, mackerel and anchovies (not mentioned in the menu and my partner detests anchovies) The steaks we ordered were poor and in my case inedible due to the sheer amount... More

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Solihull, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Gannets is great! "Throwback to the Seventies" from a previous review is a very good summary, and this is the Seventies as you'd want it to be remembered. Personal and caring service with food like good home cooking. Above all, remarkable prices: 7 lunches, main course only, £35. This is 2/3 of what I would have expected, or less. Gannets... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The menu is pure 1970s: minestrone soup, prawn cocktail, sirloin steak, Boeuf Bourguignon, mushroom stroganoff. But it's quality food, well cooked and an absolute bargain.

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Usk, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This easily has to be one of the best, if not the best restaurants in Aberystwyth. We stumbled across it 10 years ago and have been going back ever since. The food is really first class, the service excellent and restaurant was alive with locals and visitors Aberystwyth. Either way we keep coming back and I hope long may we... More

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aberystwyth
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

As a family we have been eating at this restaurant most weeks for over 25 years. We have always appreciated the warmth of the welcome and the consistently high quality of the meals. The leg of Welsh lamb is particularly delicious and is the best lamb dish I have tasted on 4 continents. The generous coffee liquors are also world... More

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Neston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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