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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 14
    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
Absolutely fantastic food but...

The restaurant scores excellent for the quality and taste of the food but poor for ambience and average for service. The food matched some of the best restaurants we have been to and Mary Ann Gilchrist is certainly a talented chef. The ambience is a disappointment. The dining room could be made... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Bedford, UK
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Bedford, UK
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The restaurant scores excellent for the quality and taste of the food but poor for ambience and average for service. The food matched some of the best restaurants we have been to and Mary Ann Gilchrist is certainly a talented chef. The ambience is a disappointment. The dining room could be made good as it has a nice location overlooking... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The wife was given a Red Letterday voucher and found this "Restaurant with Rooms", thought it was ideal so the driver me, could also have a drink, so booked. We had seen Mary Ann on the Great British Menu in 2014, so it was a win/win situation. It was a 120 mile drive along beautiful Welsh roads with stunning scenery.... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This was our 2nd visit to the Carlton Riverside for Mary Ann's wonderful food. They have just 4 bedrooms, all doubles with bath & shower. The rooms are clean & nicely furnished but this is a restaurant with rooms, you come here for the food and the food is fantastic. The roads and scenery in the area are beautiful, its... More 

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Cheltenham
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Extremely welcoming, even before I got through the door! 'You must be Simon' was Mary Ann's opening line to me! Lovely little seated area for an opening g&t. The main restaurant has wonderful views over the river. The wine list is extensive, with several half bottles available, including desert wines. My main of roast rump of Welsh lamb was perfect,... More 

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Benfleet, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

It was all lovely but the food is the stand out element .the hotel was a good setting for us to go out and about each day to see the fantastic scenery of hills, valley, rivers and waterfalls. The food was fresh and cooked to order. A pleasant menu with thought given to Welsh beef which not really being a... More 

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We visited after seeing Mary Ann on GBM and visiting friends were keen to go. Small but interesting menu. Starters were delightful especially beetroot infused salmon. Main meals also excellent but slightly overpriced for local steak/beef. Lots of lovely coffee with petit fours in lounge area. Lovely Large dining room but all diners were placed close together at one end... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Fine dining style restaurant. Nice touch when you arrive you have a drink in their lounge and make your order and then they bring you into the dining room. We have the mushrooms on brioche, ribeye steak and lamb which was delicious. I was worried about the portions before going but we were definitely full by the end. Lovely restaurant... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

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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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Carlton Riverside

Address: Irfon Crescent, Llanwrtyd Wells LD5 4SP, Wales
Phone Number: 01591 610248
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Llanwrtyd Wells
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
Average Prices: USD 41 - 51
Cuisine: British, Welsh

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: British, Welsh

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?