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“Amazing restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Valans

Valans
29 High Street, Llandybie, Wales
01269 851288
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Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Llandybie
Price range: $36 - $45
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Amazing restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

No trouble getting a table for 2 late afternoon on a Friday for that evening-I think we were lucky (packed when we arrived). Superb service and delicious food. Portion of bread VERY small for £2.90(!)-3 small triangles, but freshly made, warm and doesn't then fill you up for the main. Mushroom stroganoff divine and sautéed potatoes lovely........my companion had the duck and raved about it. The toffee banana cheesecake was literally melt in the mouth.......definitely visit Valans if you are in the area. My 2 dishes very reasonable at £11.50! Could be made more intimate by using low level lighting and candles!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ammanford, Wales, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“excellent food, lovely atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

had a fabulous meal at this location, was all freshly cooked.

lovely decor, immaculate restuarant.

really enjoyed my meal out, would definately go back there.

if your looking for a lovely place to have a nice meal for a special occasion, then look no further. it can be expensive, but i went for an offer on a set menu.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ammanford
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Special birthday treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

party of 6 ate here to celebrate a special birthday with no expense spared. Huuuge bill at the end but we all ate (and drank!) like kings. The food was brilliant, also the service and I would certainly recommend this restaurant. I have also enjoyed their set menus which are considerably cheaper but offer the same quality as the a la carte. For my Big Birthday, I chose this little restaurant to treat my family. That says it all, really.

Visited January 2013
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Ammanford
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7 restaurant reviews
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“Valans Llandybie”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Small, intimate restaurant in the centre of the village. Very busy, almost all seats taken when I visited. No reception area, you go straight to your table. Booking essential most evening apparently. Very good food from a small but interesting menu. Specials that are very good value for money. House wine a little expensive but not over the top.

Food well prepared and presented. Some local Welsh courses such as cockles with laverbread are very good. Also good use of Welsh cheeses in several starters and main meals. Overall a very good restaurant with friendly efficient staff.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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west wales
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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“Superb foood, excellent service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The food is just quality food. The service is really 100% rest rooms are spotless and a 4* standard although very small. Nothing at all not to like about this superb restaurant in such a small village, worth visiting, you will return like i did.

Visited October 2012
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