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Watkins and Co. at the Empire

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The Empire Hotel | Church Walks, Llandudno LL30 2HE, Wales
+44 (0)1492 860555
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic
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
Fine Dining

This is the best place to dine when visiting Llandudno. The food is out of this world, great service, great choices on menu & lovely surroundings for a special celebration 1st class dining

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
ovincent
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the best place to dine when visiting Llandudno. The food is out of this world, great service, great choices on menu & lovely surroundings for a special celebration 1st class dining

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anglesey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful hotel and restaurant. The surroundings makes you feel relaxed and quite special. The price was very reasonable for a four course meal, starter of Pate very nice, followed by tomato soup, then we had one steak and one lamb. Steak was good and lamb ok, very soft but not much taste . I would have preferred to pay more... More 

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Billinge
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting range of home made jams on self service plus excellent porridge. excellent coffee and good service.

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Conwy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very homely and comfortable restaurant offering a four course dinner for £23.50. The service was efficient and fast, too fast at times ,and the food was tasty and well presented and of sufficient quantity. Coffee was £2.10 at the restaurant but free if you helped yourself in the lounge where there was a disco going on. Overall a good... More 

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Corwen, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We were advised by Martin, to owner of the No 9 where we were stopping to book a table here, I am really glad we followed his advice. The food was excellent and the service from the staff was second to none, we knew it was going to be good as we entered to hotel, the receptionist came from behind... More 

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We always dine in Watkins Restaurant when staying at the Empire Hotel. There is a good choice of well cooked, tasty food. Lovely starters, homemade delicious soup, locally sourced mains of fish, lamb, beef etc & desserts made by their in house pastry chief. I wouldn't dine anywhere else.

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Thank Kathryn G
Columbus, Ohio
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

The full Welsh breakfast was delicious, served quickly and piping hot. The staff was extremely attentive and pleasant.

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Thank OhioBuckeye826
Conwy, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We had the set menu, three courses and wine and coffee for just under £20. The food was excellent. Some of the starters have a supplement - but the pate which didn't was beautiful. I had the steak which was cooked exactly how I had asked for it. The food was excellent and I still cant believe the value of... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

My previous review of this hotel indicated 100%clearly that the Hotel was of a very high standard in relation to food ,rooms etc.My comments regarding customer care were aimed personally & on reflection perhaps this was not the appropriate forum ! However this was an individual expression & in NO WAY associated with my fellow group of golfers who like... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Just got back from our long weekend at the Empire.It was very nice as always,you are made very welcome no matter what time of year you go or how busy they are.The only SMALL downside for me was something new in the restaraunt.... buffet style breakfast.I ordered mine instead because the serve yourself was not hot I think due to... More 

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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 71 - 71
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic

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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