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Watkins and Co. at the Empire

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Polish, 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
Keep returning - year after year!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Bradford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

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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Rhayader, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We chose from the 4 course set price menu, at £23 it was excellent quality and excellent value. Staff were attentive, ambience pleasant and food well presented. We will definatly recommend.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Liked the food and service but didn't like the price of the wine, courses were rushed and I wasn't offered an alternative when I informed the waitress that I couldn't eat cream. The menu states to inform your server of any allergies so they can provide something else but clearly a soup wasn't an option. No apology. I'm not fond... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I had the full afternoon tea which consisted of a round of ham sandwiches, not per traditional afternoon tea standards as the filling of ham lettuce and tomato was so much that it was impossible to lift the sandwich without the filling falling out, very tasty. The scone and bara brith were also delicious. The hotel's bar where we ate... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The Fillet Steak was cooked to perfection and melted in my mouth, BEAUTIFUL. The smoked Salmon was beautiful, the staff are so helpful, some have been there for over 20 years, that is how long I have been going to this restaurant.

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ashton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The food was good the presentation was outstanding. Friendly and helpful staff. The variety on the menu and knowledge of the food by the staff was very good.

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North Wales
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30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Family were staying with us for the weekend. After shopping for a couple of hours in Llandudno we decided to go for lunch at the Empire Hotel as my husband and I often eat here on a weekend. The bistro bar is very comfortable and several tables were already taken when we arrived but we were fortunate to have a... More 

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We had our club christmas lunch here. Fantastic All courses were scrumptious, hot and the pastry on the mince pies was short sweet and buttery, lovely, (I dont like the filling)

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The restaurant has a lovely feel to it and the food was beautiful and extremely good value. The staff were lovely and helpful. I would definitely recommend this and they provide gluten free meals!

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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Having eaten here on a few occasions I have to say our party of 5 were slightly disappointed by some of tonights service.upon arrival a member of our party was gifted a bouquet of flowers.upon asking reception if tbey could possibly find a home for them whilst we ate we we told No. We then requested our drinks be added... 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, 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, British

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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