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“Unassuming cafe but good food!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of AJ's Retro Diner

AJ's Retro Diner
44a Rhosmaen Street, Llandeilo SA19 6HD, Wales
011 44 1558 822500
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Ranked #1 of 23 Restaurants in Llandeilo
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Unassuming cafe but good food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We went to AJ's as it was highly recommended by TripAdvisor and we are glad because we wouldn't have gone in based on what it looks like on the outside.
The food was good and so were the prices. The portion sizes are massive and you get your money's worth here! The pancakes were delicious and are great to share. We also loved the refillable drinks they offer as not many places have this.
If you are in Llandeilo it is worth a visit.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Swansea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“If only all were like this.....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Have been here twice for breakfasts. Great food and service and the owners have exactly the right attitude - value for money while promoting local produce. Can't recommend highly enough for great food and wonderful service.

  • 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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Swansea, United Kingdom
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“AJ's - Are you hungry?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

One word - "Wow!".....

The weather was awful, the town was like a ghost town due to the road works blocking the main street, most shops closed....
What are we going to do?
How are we going to waste an hour..... I'm hungry fancy going in here?

The above happened just the other day and we were completely miserable... cold, wet and fed up - we had 2 hours before the train back home.....

We walked in... no other customers....

We sat down sodden, took our coats off, looked at the menu and immediately I could feel my tastebuds feeling happy.....

Angie a great "host" came to our rescue....

Mon-Friday breakfast all day.... I went for AJ's Big breakfast....
My partner went for the Chilli and Rice, but Angie informed Ruth she could have half chips and half rice....

A Hot Chocolate for Ruth and free Tea refills for me.....

Well, what can I say apart from when I received my meal I was shocked.... it was "SPOT ON" - everything was more than I expected and the portions incredible.... it was delicious and all I can say to AJ's management - Angle deserves a pay rise.....

Very very satisfied in everything... we came in miserable and left with a BIG FAT smile.....

Thoroughly recommend and the best thing about the place is we only live 30minutes away on the train so we are definitely be dropping bye at least once a month....

Keep up the good work...

Mark X

  • 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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Worcester
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Delicious burgers - great service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We were staying nearby for New Year and popped to AJs for a late lunch on New Year's Eve after seeing the reviews on this site. It's fair to see we were not disappointed! My Fiance and I both had a burger - one chilli, one bacon & cheese and both were delicious! Good quality burger, lovely homemade skin on chips (and loads of them!) and coleslaw and salad. The chilli was lovely too. Would definitely return if we're ever in the area again - everything on the menu sounded nice, especially the pancakes!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Llangollen, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Good food and good value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Like the Bay Cafe at Benllech, this is the kind of place that one has to thank Trip Advisor for highlighting. Both are unassuming from the outside and might not merit a second glance without the Trip Advisor recommendations, which are wholly valid.
Four of us had lunch there during the Christmas Festival weekend. The food was excellent value for money, especially the 'everlasting' refills! I can particularly endorse the positive review of the home made burger with Welsh blue cheese - and a choice of house wine is a welcome novelty.
Llandelio is at the opposite end of Wales for us, but we shall be back in March and at AJ's again!

  • 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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