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Oren

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Trefor Fa, Stryd Yr Orsaf, Caernarfon LL55 4AG, Wales
+44 1286 674011
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations

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  • 48
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  • 9
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 0
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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
Comforting flavours that pop with a homely dining experience

There's something unique about the dining experience with Oren. The food, made with the freshest of ingredients and supreme skill, without doubt plays the starring role. Gert is probably one of the best chefs I've encountered in Wales, he flavours his food with a deft, balanced hand. However... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Tsany
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

There's something unique about the dining experience with Oren. The food, made with the freshest of ingredients and supreme skill, without doubt plays the starring role. Gert is probably one of the best chefs I've encountered in Wales, he flavours his food with a deft, balanced hand. However, his ingenuity and creativity really shines through as he doesn't cook with... More 

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Oren is a pop up restaurant. Gert Vos puts on meals in different places and on different themes. If you get the opportunity to go to one, grab it with both hands! It is easily the most interesting and high quality restaurant around. I've been to a Korean meal in a disused room above a shop, a Roman meal in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Oren is now a popup restaurant held in differing locations. We had a fantastic easter taster menu on on top of a shop . Our meal was an interesting eclectic and perfectly matched mix of flavours. We met two other lovely couples. Gert is a talented chef who is passionate about food. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If you are open minded and not fussy then go here! This isn't so much of a restaurant as a unique dining experience akin to going to a friends. Oren is situated in the old kitchen basement of a townhouse now b&b in the castle walls. It's accessed by French doors at front basement level into a room of 6... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Don't underestimate this restaurant which is found in the basement floor of a b&b in Caernarfon. This secluded, low-key restaurant is not one to be missed not only for it's great food but for it's relaxed atmosphere and their unique dining experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We have been here many times to eat and it is our favourite place to eat in Caernarfon. When we have friends or family we will always take them to Oren as Gert is the perfect host and will always accommodate us if he can. His food is always refreshingly different. We can visit every week and we will not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I didn't know what to expect when our friends said we were going out to eat in the basement of a guest house in Caernarvon. Furthermore, there would be no choice of menu and we would be eating Thai food. Our friends advised that they have been before and eaten French food which was delicious. So off we went ,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My husband and I stayed in Caernarfon this weekend and following the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor, we booked a table at Oren. Booking was quick and simple through the website. The food and hospitality were top class. We wondered whether it would be strange having a meal in somebodies kitchen/dining room but Gert was such a wonderful host and... More 

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Me and my partner went to Oren for Valentine's, I know that a Indian based menu isn't the norm for a romantic dining experience, but I only have one word to describe our experience - WOW. The host was welcoming and we were served food that we had never heard of before, and were pleasantly surprised. The Soup for starters... More 

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

If you want a culinary adventure-go to OREN. Gert (the owner and chef) has such a wealth of knowledge and understanding of cultures and food that it is impossible to fault any meal I have had there. Do not go there if you have a conventional palate!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Trefor Fa, Stryd Yr Orsaf, Caernarfon LL55 4AG, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Gwynedd  >  Caernarfon
  • Phone Number: +44 1286 674011

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 26
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine

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