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Carlton Riverside

Irfon Cr, Llanwrtyd Wells LD5 4RA, Wales
01591 610248
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Price range: $41 - $51
Cuisines: Welsh
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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86% Recommend
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English first
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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192 reviews 192 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Booked for dinner at The Carlton Riverside whilst staying nearby and what a wonderful meal we enjoyed. Alan greeted us heartily and we sat in the lounge perusing the menu and wine list. Once our order was taken, we continued to enjoy sitting in the comfy sofas until we were shown through to the restaurant when our starters were ready.... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Fantastic food, and the sticky toffee pudding is quite outstanding. The service is also exceptional, the only thing that I thought let this place down is a lack of atmosphere in the dining room, perhaps some gentle background music wouldn't go amiss. Having said that, it would not stop me eating here again.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My wife and enjoyed a wonderful meal at carlton riverside . This should be a real destination restaurant for those visiting wales . We live fairly locally but hadn't discovered it until very recently. The food is fantastic : a limited range but cooked brilliantly and presented beautifully with ideal portion size ensuring we both had all three courses. Great... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Wow! What a fantastic place! We had a fantastic stay and everything was lovely. Dinner with matched wines the highlight of our 'gourmet break'. Very very good value and food of fantastic standard. Lots of care taken over everything. Not a bad word to say about it! Mary Ann also gave us a great tip on how to finish our... More

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Witham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We stayed at Carlton Riverside on 27 June for 2 nights to celebrate our anniversary. Our stay was made by the hospitality of Mary-Ann and Alan and by the fantastic food. We went for the set menu and it was brilliant - the wine was matched with food perfectly. The courses complimented each other and potion size was just right.... More

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UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Having seen Mary Ann Gilchrist on the 'Great British Menu' over the past two years and having a mid Wales break planned I booked into the Carlton Riverside Restaurant knowing that It would probably be memorable. From the moment that Mary Ann booked me in when I arrived on my Ducati, I knew I was in a friendly place. This... More

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A well thought out, well executed meal, but without any great originality. But solid technique, good ingredients, and well chosen wines. Monkfish with a lemon and parmesan crust was very good indeed.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

One of the best events we have had for a long time is when we won a voucher for a hotel break. My having Welsh blood helped us to decide to go to Llanwrtyd because it is near to Builth, town of my fathers! The town and the approach are not the most preposessing in the world, nor is the... More

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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191 reviews 191 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We could not get booked in for a lunch and I tried to book over two weeks ahead of our trip so we booked for dinner which seemed more flexible for our booking period, so if you want a lunch, book well in advance is my tip. My wife just had a main of Roast Rump of Welsh Lamb with... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We are were absolutely delighted with our ‘Gourmet Break’ at the Carlton Riverside. This is a fixed menu matched with wines at each of the four courses and, in addition, a drink of choice before dinner and tea or coffee to follow with some modest petit fours. Other than forewarning Mary Ann about particular dislikes and/or allergies we were more... More

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