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Gannets Bistro

7 St James Square, Aberystwyth SY23 1DL, Wales
01970 617164
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Ranked #8 of 129 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
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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
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92 reviews 92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW 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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16 reviews 16 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 helpful votes 3 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Very friendly staff, excellent service, reasonably priced wine and fantastic food. The duck a l'orange was amazing - the best I have tasted and the overall cost for 2 starters, 2 main meals and a bottle of wine at £47 was excellent value. Thoroughly recommended

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aberystwyth
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Always a lovely welcome at this little bistro, fantastic service and owners and staff always friendly and happy to help. Don't miss out on the most delicious and tasty peppered steaks you are likely to have in Aber. Also everything on the menu is reasonably well priced.

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