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Watkins and Co. at the Empire

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Polish, European, British
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The Empire Hotel | Church Walks, Llandudno LL30 2HE, Wales
+44 (0)1492 860555
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Description: Watkins Co restaurant in Llandudno is an equation that comes out right...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Birthday Meal and 100% as usual

A birthday meal for my husband, the food as usual was delicious , nothing could be faulted and everything is freshly made and prepared , no frozen foods here . The bread is to diefor freshly baked and the desserts , so yummy. We both had Pate to start with follwed by Lamb Shank and Rib Eyed Beef... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
kaz4rich
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Rhyl, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A birthday meal for my husband, the food as usual was delicious , nothing could be faulted and everything is freshly made and prepared , no frozen foods here . The bread is to diefor freshly baked and the desserts , so yummy. We both had Pate to start with follwed by Lamb Shank and Rib Eyed Beef, for dessert... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We recently dined here on the recommendation of the owners of the B&B where we were staying. They suggested the Poolside restaurant (3 courses £18.95) but that was fully booked. There was availability in the Watkins (4 courses £22.95) so we decided to push the boat out and dine there. We were not disappointed. The ambience, friendly and efficient staff... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Had dinner but unfortunately didn't enjoy... Had roast beef and Yorkshire pudding.. Beef was Ok could not eat the pudding.. Rock hard and dry...gravy covered over everything!! 👿 veg was a mi of sautéed... Bit school dinner!! Shame as this way is cheaper but not upto scratch.. Stayed few times few yearscago and it was amazing!! Hopefully it was just... More 

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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

STandard fayre - and great to see real rather than tinned tomatoes for breakfast - and what a range of scrambled egg mixes! My husband really enjoyed dinner - me less so but we were very well catered for and acommodated

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Colwyn Bay
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We eat here periodically. The food is top class and very good value. Its a nice smart place and you feel as though you have been somewhere a bit special. The only downside is the after dinner coffee. Its better to pay extra and have coffee served at your table. The alternative "free" option is to take coffee in the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Lovely restaurant with great food and value set menu. But it was too hot inside. Thought I was going to collapse at one point.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Breakfast is either order at the table or go to the buffet. The buffet was a bit disappointing but when you order at the table it's better. No porridge on the menu unfortunately.

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lancs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This Restaurant is were you get spoilt and nothing is too much trouble. Initially we were put in the Lounge area were we were given Menus and also had a Pre - Dinner drink. Once we had picked our meal we were then taken into the Restaurant. The Restaurant is "Very Classy" and nothing is too much trouble from the... More 

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

previously have had many meals here but the Sunday lunch we had recently was rather disappointing, my roast pork was just one slice and could hardly see the sausage stuffing, think the two small pieces of roast potatoes had been pre cooked not crispy at all, Roast beef quite fatty but had lovely Yorkshire. Food also could have been hotter!... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Lovely restaurant - staff attentive but not obtrusive. Food always 'spot on' and always well presented. A really relaxing atmosphere. Amazing value for money and always top quality. Happy friendly staff ( we love John)! And Elizabeth looks far too glamorous to be clearing tables - but she does! The friendly atmosphere and fabulous food is why we keep on... More 

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Additional Information about Watkins and Co. at the Empire

Address: The Empire Hotel | Church Walks, Llandudno LL30 2HE, Wales
Phone Number: +44 (0)1492 860555
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Conwy County  >  Llandudno
Average Prices: USD 76 - 76
Cuisine: Polish, European, British

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Empire Hotel | Church Walks, Llandudno LL30 2HE, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Conwy County  >  Llandudno
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1492 860555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 76 - 76
  • Cuisine: Polish, European, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget

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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