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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 156 Restaurants in Llandudno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $81 - $81
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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88% Recommend
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Telford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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145 reviews 145 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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27 reviews 27 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Huddersfield, UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Top Contributor
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 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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