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Monk's Bar & Brasserie

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Nicklaus Avenue | Machynys, Llanelli SA15 2DG, Wales
01554 744666
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Favourite views, inconsistent food

The food here is hit and miss. Of three visits over three weeks, two were lovely and one very, very, disappointing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Southern Wales, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came for a family meal, 12 in all. Not the greatest night out I'm afraid. I had sea bass, which was good in itself, but the saute potatoes were undercooked and tasted unbelievably earthy. There were no dishes really suitable to a childs' palate, and no chicken of any sort on the menu. My partner and daughter both reluctantly... More 

Thank WalterOReilly
Swansea County, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Take your coffee, or drink, onto the balcony, enjoy the views, maybe a golf club but you don't have to be a golfer. Ladies (& guys) try the Spa downstairs & indulge in lunch. Have eaten there on numerous occasions & have found the food to be inconsistent, the curry can be mild one week & hot the next.....but the... More 

Thank jackiel407
Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The food here is hit and miss. Of three visits over three weeks, two were lovely and one very, very, disappointing.

Thank CariadMam
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

a very nice place to have a nice meal with beautiful views of the golf course and the gower, a bit expensive but worth it though. try the bar menu its a bit less expensive but more filling.

Thank Wayne I
Level Contributor
41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My daughter is 40 today so my sister in law and myself joined her and her friends for lunch . I live locally and over the last year or two the meals here can be very hit or miss . I heard there was a new chef and menu and that the meals were enjoyable now, so we gave it... More 

Thank Janet E
South Wales
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127 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I visited here today with 4 friends, we sat in the restaurant, two of us ate from the set menu, I chose chickpea and butternut squash tagine, which was excellent, I have eaten here many times, mainly in the bar area, and always enjoy the food, which is well presented too. What I like about eating here is that you... More 

2 Thank MandyHowells
Llanelli, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Whenever I have family and friends visiting me in Llanelli, breakfast is a must at Monk's. The staff are always really friendly and helpful and the view is simply one of the best in this part of Wales. The food is always good and the kitchen will are very adaptable to cater for everybody's needs

1 Thank Paolo P
Llanelli, Wales, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Always amazing view whatever the season and weather the colours are amazing - regular change of menu and good service

Thank Karen T
Woking, United Kingdom
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312 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We found this on the internet by chance and it looked convenient to eat here after a long drive from England to see the rugby. Arrived mid afternoon on a Saturday and it was easy to find and plenty of space. It has the most amazing panoramic views of wind swept marshes with golf links populated by woolly hatted souls... More 

1 Thank Christine B
Knighton, Wales
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141 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The restaurant was recommended to us by a friend who lives locally so we decided to try it for a midweek lunch on a recent visit to this lovely area. The setting is quite delightful with distant views out to the estuary. The ambience is nicely relaxed (particularly bearing in mind the restaurant is situated in a golf course club... More 

1 Thank TonyKnighton_Wales

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Nicklaus Avenue | Machynys, Llanelli SA15 2DG, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Carmarthenshire  >  Llanelli
  • Phone Number: 01554 744666

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene


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