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Carlton Riverside

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Welsh
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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/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 10
    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
Superb meal with no pretentious trimmings

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Paul B
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Worcester
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Worcester
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

A national treasure! Food wonderful, reasonably priced and the warmest welcome imaginable from Mary Ann and Alan.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Just returned from a 2 night Gourmet break. Food, wine and service excellent as it always is here(special mention to the venison and the banana soufflé which are my new favourites). I have been visiting the Carlton for six years now and do not intend to stop!

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Stayed at Carlton Riverside for one night, two couples. Very down to earth, as you would expect with Mary Ann Gilchrist, but wonderful dinner and very comfortable rooms. Alan and the staff were welcoming and friendly. The wine was generous and we felt spoilt. The only reason we have not given 5 points for excellence was the breakfast which was... 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: Romance, Local cuisine
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?