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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 #16 of 158 Restaurants in Llandudno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $80 - $80
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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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW 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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South Staffs
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This restaurant is excellent for its high standard of food and good value for money. We were staying for a four day mini break and one evening my husband had sea bass which he said was the best he had ever tasted. We had a harpist during our Sunday lunch which was a lovely touch and made the ambience very... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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232 reviews 232 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The restaurant is named after one of the shops that was in the original shopping arcade, which was the original use of the building back in the 19th century. The food was very nice. It was good value, but the people were great. A nice touch was the Welsh harpist who played delightful background music while we dined on Sunday... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We stay at The Empire 3-4 times a year we carnt get enough of this place the food is fantastic especially the beautiful fall off the bone lamb shank in the years i have been staying and eating here i have never once been disappointed love it !

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St Helens
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Just finished eating at the Watkins Restaurant. Nice food, reasonable price but 40 minutes for a 4 course meal wow! Felt like they could'nt get you out of the place quick enough, no atmosphere felt like school canteen, would not bother again. Disappointing!

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Telford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Wow what a meal. This is a place to go if you are looking for something a little more special. The setting is beautiful, and all of your needs are catered for, a four course meal for just over £20 per person is really good value, when the meals are cooked to perfection. The staff were very attentive without being... More

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Abergele, United Kingdom
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151 reviews 151 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 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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liverpool
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Cheshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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