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“Basic Menu” 2 of 5 stars
Review of The Gazelle Hotel

The Gazelle Hotel
Glyn Garth | Beaumaris Road, Menai Bridge LL59 5PD, Wales
01248 713364
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Ranked #6 of 31 Restaurants in Menai Bridge
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: This hotel and restaurant sits in a spectacular location overlooking the Menai Straits on the Ismand of Anglesey. Recently under new management it offers a wide range of cuisine from bar meals to a full dining room service. A good range of beers and wines are available and a menu with some good choices often with locally sourced ingredients. Local mussels and fish are specialities and well worth a try. With friendly and helpful staff and meals at very reasonable prices this is a lovely spot to enjoy a relaxing spot, good food and drink with superb views over the Straits. In the summer months. outdoor dining at tables at the water's edge is particularly pleasant. It can get a little crowded in high season but bookings can be made for the restaurant to avoid disappointment. During Spring and Autumn it is rarely crowded but has a good all-year round reputation with local customers. The hotel is residential and has a good reputation but, never having stayed there myself, I cannot comment on the residential element of the hotel.
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Basic Menu”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Amazing location, awful food and equally awful service.

Visited April 2012
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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“Service was excellent but food let them down”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

I'd booked a table for 11 people for 12pm Sunday lunch, and when we arrived we were told we were on two separate tables...not happy that we weren't told when we made the booking, the adults managed to squeeze around the larger of the two tables and the kids on the smaller table, so no big deal at first...however as we were half way through the mains we were asked if they could have the second table back as it was reserved for another booking, so we had to shift the kids off the second table onto our knees.
Two had a starter of prawn cocktail both of which had grit through the lettuce, easy mistake to do, staff were very apologetic and helpful and replaced the started, however this time the lettuce definitely had been washed and watered down the prawn cocktail so was a bit of a mush. Pea and ham soup was very watery, garlic mushrooms were very good.
Food was very slow to be served, I think perhaps they were ill prepared for a busy Sunday lunch as they were still printing off the menus at 12.25, by the time we finished desert and coffee it was gone 3pm.
Mains were a mix of good and bad reviews, salmon was tasty but sauce was bland, very thinly sliced lamb was tasty but beef (also thinly sliced) was dry we think from being under a heat lamp, veg was extremely good and fresh and nicely cooked not overdone at all. All deserts were a hit (not hard when all you have to do is throw a frozen pudding/cake in a microwave and heat, or dish ice cream into a bowl).
As for the staff I can't fault any of them, they were very helpful and friendly and couldn't do enough for us, such a shame the food let them down. I'm not usually one for complaining but after paying so much money and treating everyone to a rare family lunch out we were all very disappointed. Perhaps our experience is a one off, but one we won't be making again.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Very enjoyable stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

We heard rumours that this hotel had been taken over and that the new owners were friendly and hospitable so we decided to try it again. We were not disappointed. The room was really cosy and newly refurbished. We had a meal in the restaurant which was excellent and the owners were really friendly. We woke late for breakfast and the staff were very accommodating. Will definitely be returning.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Llangefni, United Kingdom
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“Good, solid grub!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

It's been a while since we had lunch at The Gazelle, so we decided to visit to see what the 'new management' had done for the restaurant. It's worth visiting for the spectacular views alone, but good food was what we wanted on this occasion!
First thing we noticed was a general facelift - it all looked spic and span, which was pleasing. There wasn't an extensive menu (it was a Sunday lunch), but it was adequate.
We opted for Prawn cocktail followed by roast beef.
The Prawn cocktail came in a '70's' style tall glass, with a very tasty fresh bread roll alongside it. It was a generous portion and had been freshly prepared. No surprises there!
We had to wait a while for our main course, but that, again, was freshly prepared. It was good, solid grub! The beef was very tasty and tender, if slightly too well done for us. There was a large Yorkshire pud (a tad 'doughy' inside), a lovely smooth mash, a roastie and roasted parsnips. There was also a side dish of mixed vegetables (not sure what the carrots were pretending to be; they were neither whole nor mashed). You couldn't grumble about the size of the meal!
We ate, looking at the snowy hills over the Menai Straight and very pleasant it was too!
It gets terribly crowded in the summer, so appreciate it in the low season! Good luck to the 'new management'.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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