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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 #15 of 156 restaurants in Llandudno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Abergele, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We arrived here today for some lunch and told to take a seat in the lunchtime bistro which was very very warm and had no air We were quickly acknowledged by a very polite and helpful waiter and after ten minutes or so placed our order from a very small lunchtime menu - quite literally choice of four main dishes... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

this place is just one of the most eqsquisite eateries i have ever been to in my life it just has everything for 2195 a three course meal akin to a Michelin starred restaurant go for it

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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had not booked but were made very welcome in this lovely restaurant .We looked wet and bedraggled but soon cheered up with an excellent 3 course luncheon.The lovely background music (played by a harpist)and really good table service made us determined to return when we visit Llandudno again

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Oldham, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Yummy food, never leave hungry. Thoughtful service. Decor immaculate and Sunday lunch is accompanied by the Harp.

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Huddersfield, UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Over the years this place has kept its high standards and quality food. A good evening meal as part of the hotel dinner bed and breakfast option. Only slight niggle is that last time we visited we found the 4 course meal a little rushed, could have done with an extra few minutes between courses. Would recommend.

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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The restaurant was very busy on 2 nights that we stayed at the hotel but food came out without long waits and was served by very well trained staff.

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Skipton, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Efficient waiting staff and superb food in lovely surroundings, what could be better, have been there each bank holiday for the last five years and the standards are consistently high

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The staff are fantastic, the food brilliant. The menus are well thought out and delivered with a smile.

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Colwyn Bay
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The maitre d and other staff sorted out a booking confusion (entirely our fault) with a smile and the staff followed up with a lovely meal. Our whole party were very happy with our entire experience. For value for money this place can't be beaten and the quality is good too.

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Hampton, New Hampshire
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I don't know who tried to cook up a meal last night in the Watkins Restaurant but the effort was very poor. The meat was tough and overlooked and the arrangement on the plate was abismal, it looked as if it was thrown on, perhaps the result of being overwhelmed by all of a few people in the vicinity. Will... More

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