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“Easily the best food on the island” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Harbourfront Bistro

The Harbourfront Bistro
Harbour Front Bistro Newry Beach Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey LL65 1YD | Anglesey, Holyhead LL65 1ES, Wales
01407 763 433
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Ranked #3 of 76 Restaurants in Holyhead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bistro, Welsh
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Easily the best food on the island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

I have been visiting my 88 yr old nan who lives in Holyhead since I was born (im now 24) and have been to most of the restaurants and pubs in Holyhead and Treaddur bay and the harbour front stands out miles ahead of any other.

The menu is always more ambitious and varied than you would expect, I have had a wonderful jerk chicken with plenty of potato's ,cheese and onion baguette with their amazing home-made BBQ sauce and the fresh tiger prawn salad, all of which I can highly recommend. Desert wise iv always enjoyed the Homemade Mud Pie – Bourbon Biscuit Base topped with a Cafe Latte Ice Cream.

The coffees are good and as previous reviews have mentioned the staff are extremely friendly and service is excellent. The owner is always very chatty with my nan and disabled auntie and does everything to make sure they are comfortable and well looked after, its very re-assuring to know they have somewhere they can go to eat where they will be cared for like this.

Cost wise is comparable with any other restaurant in the area but offers far more in terms of the food, the service and view

A great restaurant that I enjoy visiting everytime

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Newport, shropshire United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“amazing service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We popped in here windswept and in walking gear looking for a coffee as we had already eaten. The guy who served our coffees was polite and friendly. After seeing lovely looking food arrive at tables we decided to share a baguette which the waiter had no problem with. The food was amazing, pulled pork in bbq sauce! Was beautiful, clean and lovely views

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“will definitely be going back.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Went for an evening meal to this lovely bistro on the beach front. We had a warm welcome, were seated straight away and given the menu and told what the specials were.

Food arrived within 20 minutes of ordering and was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. Dessert arrived quick after ordering, even with the staff having to take care of a party of 16.

The service was excellent, We will definitely be going back :)

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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GLOS
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Fantastic food matched only by the welcoming staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Stumbled across this little bistro whilst passing through Holyhead. What a find! We were welcomed warmly (despite our dishevelled appearance and walking boots!) and very quickly provided with refreshments. The lunch menu is varied and innovative and both our meals were delicious. Home made bara brith pudding put husband into raptures of delight and the espresso coffees served on the windswept terrace under fleecy blankets (so that we could have our dog with us!) were first class.

Full marks to the owner and his staff - a little gem of an establishment - keep smiling it makes a world of difference to your customers! Thank you :)

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent little restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We visited this Bistro on a wet and windy thursday evening. The food was fresh and really nicely cooked. If you are after a nice meal out in or around Holyhead, the Harbourfront Bistro is one of the best

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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