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“Secret Gem why are they not fully booked” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Gatehouse Steakhouse & Bistro

The Gatehouse Steakhouse & Bistro
Green Lane | Snowdonia national park, Snowdonia National Park, Dolgellau LL40 1DL, Wales (Formerly The Gatehouse Steakhouse and Bistro)
01341 422008
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Ranked #5 of 23 Restaurants in Dolgellau
Cuisines: Steakhouse, British, Bistro
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Secret Gem why are they not fully booked”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I dinned here on Saturday 19th. Now we visit Dolgellau several times a year and each time we say, " we must try The Gate House" but never do.
Well we finally did and we were very pleasantly surprised. We both had steak and were both very pleased with it. Cooked exactly as we ordered. The menu has a few different cuts of steak, fillet, ribeye etc, but it's not terribly clear that you can order any steak with any source etc, etc.
The service was very good, nothing too much trouble, jug of water etc.
If I had to criticises I'd say the back ground music was the wrong type, and a bit intrusive, as the room in echoey it made it difficult to hold a conversation. Also the manager/owner put people in the back room first, which left the main area empty and when you walk in a bit off putting.
If you give it a go, the food is of a very high standard and priced reasonably well, service is good.
It would only need a couple of minor changes and I reckon this placed would be banged out.

Visited April 2014
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English first
Derbyshire, England
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Food cooked to perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We visited the steakhouse while on a 3 day break near Dolgellau, the staff were very friendly and the food was excellent.so much so we went back a second night. We would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dolgellau, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Doesn't dissapoint”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This place just doesn't disspoint. After many impressive visits last year it is great to see the Bistro finally open again. We could only wait a night before visiting! We received the usual warm welcome and the food was as good if not better than ever! Without a doubt the best restraunt in Dolgellau. Do yourself a favour and give the place a chance. You will go back over and over again!

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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“Attractive setting, good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Our 20th visit to the town, but our 2nd to this restaurant. Settings like this are hard to find in this area, it's a gem. Delicious food - and not overly expensive. Service was considerate and we can't wait to return on our next visit to the area. Sadly, that only happens once a year.

  • Visited May 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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London, United Kingdom
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“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

we stayed 2 nights in Dolegallau. We read past reviews about this Bistro so decided to find out for ourselves. After much searching and asking for directions we found it. It is just off to the side to the main car park, but don't be put off by it's location.. It's not all it seems.

I had the lamb rump. Truly delicious and perfectly cooked to my taste. My husband had the mixed grill. Unfortunately the lamb chop and steak were overcooked, however he was not asked how he liked his steak cooked! saying this he still cleared his entire plate.

After a fab 10 mile walk the next day we decided to go back again. Yep! i had the lamb again, husband had the steak special. Steak was perfect! Highly recommend you pay a visit.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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