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The Carlton Restaurant

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Coffee Shop, Healthy, Welsh
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32-34 Great Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth SY23 1DE, Wales
+44 1970 612314
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: The Carlton Restaurant has been under new management since its opening on...
The Carlton Restaurant has been under new management since its opening on 3rd July 2013. Owned and run by former chef and owner of the popular Corner's Restaurant on Chalybeate Street (who have also welcomed famous Welsh celebrities in the past such as Tom Jones and Cerys Matthews from Catatonia), Toni and her partner, Gaffari, would like to welcome everyone! The Carlton Restaurant is centrally located in the main town centre of Aberystwyth and boasts an elevated position (above Superdrug) overlooking the main street. Locally-sourced and fresh ingredients and home-cooked with great care and attention to customers' health and well-being are at the forefront of The Carlton's aims. Customers can enjoy delicious and healthy drinks knowing that every beverage consumed helps to support producers in developing countries. Diners with a sweet-tooth can also try Toni's locally-famous home-made cakes and various desserts - her Lemon Meringue is a particular favourite amongst customers! The Carlton Restaurant also caters for specialised dining so customers with food allergies and intolerances can also enjoy The Carlton's food without worrying - simply mention your requirements to the staff. The Carlton Restaurant is also a popular venue for groups. Large groups (10+) are welcome to exclusively book The Carlton Restaurant on Thursday, Friday or Saturday nights. With customers' choices and satisfaction in mind, Toni and Gaff can also custom-make menus. A large selection of wines, beers and cocktails are also available (either during the day or in the evening!).
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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    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
Home cooked, tasty!!

Lovely, welcoming staff with proper home made dishes. My better half ordered beef lasagne and I had cottage pie. Both were tasty and you could tell they were not out the freezer, but wholesome and fresh. Now I'm fussy with garden peas and that is usually what gets left on my plate, but they were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
dpeake69
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West Midlands
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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West Midlands
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Lovely, welcoming staff with proper home made dishes. My better half ordered beef lasagne and I had cottage pie. Both were tasty and you could tell they were not out the freezer, but wholesome and fresh. Now I'm fussy with garden peas and that is usually what gets left on my plate, but they were tasty. Paid around £15 between... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Stopped here for a quick bite had the full english and it was superb nice and fresh you could tell it wasnt sat under a heat lamp for hours bacon wasnt salty at all and the plate was full..!! Service was swift. Will eat here again for sure.

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Delicious home made food with an amazing selection of home made deserts that were to die for ! Great customer service and the restaurant was so clean and welcoming , with a large specials board that includes a consistent gluten free selection,i enjoyed my meal and i would definitely go again

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Llanon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Lovely staff made us feel very welcome with a small baby (and thought about not passing hot food over her!) I don't eat meat but had a good choice on the specials board. The food was obviously home made and was very tasty. Great value for money.

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Toni's the naughty one and everything else is nice! Very helpful and friendly staff, exellent food in a central location in the town and good value. It really is worth a visit...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

Loved my experience. treated my girlfriend to a nice mid afternoon lunch. waitresses were kind and caring to our needs.food was served quickly and was absolutely delicious. The price was good. the owners were very kind as well. Over all great restaurant and would defiantly go again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Always welcomed with a friendly hello and smiles everywhere. The menu always varies which is refreshing and also offers gluten-free options, even desserts! Clean and tidy restaurant with caring and quick service!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I've been going to the Carlton since I started in first year in Aberystwyth University, the food is always served with a smile and the food itself is always really really tasty! Being Coceliac is extremely difficult, it means that there Is hardly any places that caters for gluten free people and sometimes people really aren't aware of what gluten... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We visited today and enjoyed a superb three course lunch for less than £20 per head including drinks and tip. I was particularly impressed with the gluten free options. We were well looked after and had some useful assistance with menu options. I'd love to come back........

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I like so much food is great I would recommend a good smiling face he knocks over a nice place, good service, clean, good food so sweet thank you

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32-34 Great Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth SY23 1DE, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Ceredigion  >  Aberystwyth
  • Phone Number: +44 1970 612314

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Healthy, Welsh

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

The Carlton Restaurant has been under new management since its opening on 3rd July 2013. Owned and run by former chef and owner of the popular Corner's Restaurant on Chalybeate Street (who have also welcomed famous Welsh celebrities in the past such as Tom Jones and Cerys Matthews from Catatonia), Toni and her partner, Gaffari, would like to welcome everyone! The Carlton Restaurant is centrally located in the main town centre of Aberystwyth and boasts an elevated position (above Superdrug) overlooking the main street. Locally-sourced and fresh ingredients and home-cooked with great care and attention to customers' health and well-being are at the forefront of The Carlton's aims. Customers can enjoy delicious and healthy drinks knowing that every beverage consumed helps to support producers in developing countries. Diners with a sweet-tooth can also try Toni's locally-famous home-made cakes and various desserts - her Lemon Meringue is a particular favourite amongst customers! The Carlton Restaurant also caters for specialised dining so customers with food allergies and intolerances can also enjoy The Carlton's food without worrying - simply mention your requirements to the staff. The Carlton Restaurant is also a popular venue for groups. Large groups (10+) are welcome to exclusively book The Carlton Restaurant on Thursday, Friday or Saturday nights. With customers' choices and satisfaction in mind, Toni and Gaff can also custom-make menus. A large selection of wines, beers and cocktails are also available (either during the day or in the evening!).
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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