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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 #14 of 156 restaurants in Llandudno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $83 - $83
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
Oldham, United Kingdom
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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
30 helpful votes 30 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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Manchester
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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
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Wigan, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I booked this restaurant based on other reviews I had read and we were not disappointed. The staff were excellent, very attentive and we were made to feel very welcome and relaxed. The food was excellent and there was a fantastic choice on the menu. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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Bedfordshire
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139 reviews 139 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

After our awful visit to Watkins last year we decided to go back to the poolside restaurant. As usual the food was very good, the atmosphere bubbling (several parties there that night) and the service efficient without being intrusive. The value for money is exceptional given that wine is included in the price for the 3 course meal (and its... More

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This time we ate poolside and was not disappointed.The food is every bit as good as Watkins but just slightly less choice and a course less.Excellent value for money.Staff very attentive and friendly.Look forward to our return.

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