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Watkins and Co. at the Empire

The Empire Hotel | Church Walks, Llandudno LL30 2HE, Wales
+44 (0)1492 860555
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Ranked #14 of 155 restaurants in Llandudno
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $82 - $82
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Watkins Co restaurant in Llandudno is an equation that comes out right every time. Take an award-winning restaurant, set it in one of Llandudno���s top hotels, create an historic Victorian dining stuffed with formal elegance, add in an inventive chef with a dab hand at classic favourites and it���s elementary -- Watkins is a hit. Half the menu is seasonal, locally-sourced a la carte deliciousness, while the other half is a daily-changing table d���hote menu offering excellent value. People love the home-made lasagne and the daily roast, but we recommend the more inventive creations, too. Watkins Co���s service, impressive children���s menu and a pocket-friendly wine list get top marks.
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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This time we ate poolside and was not disappointed.The food is every bit as good as Watkins but just slightly less choice and a course less.Excellent value for money.Staff very attentive and friendly.Look forward to our return.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Recently had a reunion with 4 colleagues, we had a lovely table overlooking the pool, could not believe the value £17.95 for dinner - starter, main course, dessert, carafe of wine plus tea or coffee, the staff were pleasant with excellent service and the food very good for the price, you could not go wrong there was a good selection... More

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I usually don't write reviews on restaurants, mainly because they are all the same but the meal I just had in this restaurant was exceptional. I live in Llandudno and myself, my brother and mother went for mother's day. We arrived at 6.25 and were asked to wait in the bar until the restaurant opened. We had a drink each... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

6 of us went on 18/3/14 we had the 4 course menu which was very resonably priced, there was a good choice for each course and all the food was presented and cooked perfectly. The staff at the hotel and restaurant can't do enough for you and are very helpful. Would definatly go back again.

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Visited the Empire for 2 nod time this and we where not disappointed again. Very good staff fantastic value for money :-) What more can you ask for ! Black pudding starter, Steak and chips and sticky toffee pudding and ice cream £17,95 with the wine. I be back next month please.

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Excellent meal at the less formal 'Poolside', (with some tables overlooking the hotel pool), as an alternative to the 'front' formal restaurant of Watkins. Three or four courses available, with sufficient choice of dishes in each course. Slight difference in price (£4 per head dearer in Watkins), choice of meal and included drinks but the food is cooked by the... More

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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

This is the kind of place to go and make a real night of it! Three course meal is served very promptly however not rushed. The food is respective of the price I wouldn't say it's amazing but most definitely enjoyable! Once you have finished your food the bar is open till late and you can enjoy a good ol'... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We used the Watkins Restaurant for all our meals. A very good selection of food is available for your Breakfast, both Hot and Cold. After selecting the quantity and the items you require, the Hot food is served to your table freshly cooked. The Menu for the Evening Meal offers a very good selection of dishes to choose from, 4... More

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Colwyn Bay
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

You get what you pay for is normally the way of it and that's certainly the case at Watkins &Co. The price of £21.95 each for a four course dinner in a smart hotel restaurant is good value there is no doubt about it. £18.90 for a rather ordinary 2004 Rioja was expensive but par for the course these days... More

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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

fantastic food , top notch service staff efficient & friendly £17.95 for 3 course inc wine ! lovely choice in each course and also they change menu every week so cant wait to go back again very soon

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