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Carlton Riverside

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Irfon Crescent, Llanwrtyd Wells LD5 4SP, Wales
01591 610248
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9:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Brilliant brilliant brilliant!!!!!

We watched Mary Ann on GBM and loved her drive and passion for flavour over pretentious presentation and have long wanted to visit. We weren't disappointed. You could not have asked for more welcoming hosts. The room was lovely with a fabulous view of the river and very comfortable. The gourmet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
R0za
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We watched Mary Ann on GBM and loved her drive and passion for flavour over pretentious presentation and have long wanted to visit. We weren't disappointed. You could not have asked for more welcoming hosts. The room was lovely with a fabulous view of the river and very comfortable. The gourmet evening begun with a generous aperitif followed by equally... More 

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A well cooked meal, tasty food and well presented. My dining companions thought the lamb was superb. Liked the beetroot cured salmon starter. Desserts good. Pre drinks in the reception area had atmosphere typical of restaurant in a hotel. Restaurant area pleasant enough. Friendly staff, and helpful when we asked if we could buy some pear liquor to take away... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Sitting in the Lounge with a glass of wine prior to dinner after a long drive, what better way to relax and prepare for a weekend walking in the beacons. Dinner was served and wow, very very good my meal was cooked to perfection by Mary Ann and her team. I very highly suggest trying the Steak and the Lamb.... More 

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Worcester
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We booked a gourmet break which included a customised 4 course menu with a flight of wines and full English breakfast. The meal was excellent with the highlights being the beetroot jelly, the melt in your mouth lamb, pear with blue cheese and the dessert wine served with the whiskey marmalade tart. Have already booked again

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Southern England
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86 reviews 86 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Nice lounge setting in which to enjoy drinks before dinner, and the restaurant has wide windows overlooking the river. We had the fillet steak, which was superb - so tender. Somewhat let down by the trio of chocolate with nice brownie; OK mousse, and something which just tasted like Jelly with cream - they didn't charge for this after we... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Alan Gilchrist was the maitre d' par excellence. Convivial, welcoming, interested. The wines with dinner were carefully chosen, well explained, and free-flowing. The food was of a very high standard; local produce, prepared and served with great care. The ambiance of the lounge and dining room were also excellent, the latter having a huge picture window overlooking the river.

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Warrington England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stayed for one night here. The room was spacious and very comfortable, no complaints here, but let's get to the important bit, the dining! I can only say, from start to finish, the experience was fantastic, Alan gave very useful help and advice in choosing the wine to accompany the rump of Lamb that we both... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

........I stayed for 3 nights recently just at the right time to be a "test subject" for some new food and wines! Enjoyed every meal as always, from new dishes to old favourites and perfect wines to match, this place cannot put a foot wrong in my eyes. Returning in June just to make sure though... :)

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Abbotsbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Wonderful local food, cooked with imagination and flair. Very attractive dining roon with some tables giving a lovely view of the river and the steel Red Kite sculpture

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Situated in a pretty part of Wales, the Carlton Riverside offers gourmet food with the opportunity to stay in comfortable accommodation with cosy places to relax downstairs. We booked the Gourmet package. Our meal offered subtle, well thought through and carefully presented delights on the plate. The wine was also thoughtfully chosen to balance and enhance the food combinations. With... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Irfon Crescent, Llanwrtyd Wells LD5 4SP, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Llanwrtyd Wells
  • Phone Number: 01591 610248

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 51
  • Cuisine: Welsh

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?