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Grapevine Bistro & Restaurant

French, Cafe, British, Bistro
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152 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9NU, Wales
01766 514230
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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This is an excellent place to eat the food, both quality and quantity is first class We found the staff very friendly and even though they were just about to close when we arrived they didn't rush us to order or hoover over us waiting to clear. \the down side was the toilets which were in need of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Eric C
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Highly recommend The Grapevine, first class, fresh cooked food. Excellent service, friendly staff. We found this by chance, as unable to get served at couple of other cafes we tried along the high street. But when we arrived here, were greeted straight away, and food served very quickly. If your in Porthmadog I suggest you give it a try.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Called in for afternoon tea but we're told they had no clotted cream....at 1pm!! Settled for a descent burger, grease filled chips and a slice of dry sponge cake. Very overpriced and service disappointing 😔

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We ventured into The Grapevine after spending the afternoon visiting Porthmadog - just in time for the beginning of the evening service and menu options We had a very enjoyable meal, being astounded by the portion sizes - it was a good thing we only opted for a main meal, also foregoing pudding! The variety offered on the daytime menu... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is an excellent place to eat the food, both quality and quantity is first class We found the staff very friendly and even though they were just about to close when we arrived they didn't rush us to order or hoover over us waiting to clear. \the down side was the toilets which were in need of refurbishment which... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

There is a good choice of freshly cooked food and the staff were all very friendly. Don't expect fast service, so relax and enjoy a drink and company. They do serve beer and wine but not spirits. Not a huge selection for vegetarians. Overall it was a nice place to eat.

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St Athan, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Great little Bistro with very friendly staff, right opposite our hotel. What more could you wish for after a long drive. Super meal with high quality food, ample portions. Would highly recommend this Bistro.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Popped in for a late breakfast. Substantial choice on menu and specials boards. OH and I went for the breakfast special - egg, bacon,sausage, fried slice, mushrooms, tomato, beans and toast - because it came with coffee or tea. Food well cooked - substantial portions - and tasty. Nice change to see a cafe/restaurant use salted butter. Preparation area open... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I called in for a take away bacon butty, a little expensive, but I was hungry and I was there, 15 minutes later they hadn't started to cook my bacon, and when I saw the chef (cook) put his bare hands in the bacon container to remove (someone else's) bacon, I decided my health was more important. The cafe wasn't... More 

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Droitwich, England, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Called in during the afternoon and enquired what time they were open until in the evening - I was told 8.30. Went back at 7 to find it closed.

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Stoke-on-Trent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A lovely meal .Gorgeous fresh baguette. nice to be able to see the kitchen and food preparation area.Only downside is their website states they are open sunday evenings so we went for a meal and they were closed. Hard to understand in the holiday season

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 152 High Street, Porthmadog LL49 9NU, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Gwynedd  >  Porthmadog
  • Phone Number: 01766 514230

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Cafe, British, Bistro

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