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Gannets Bistro

$$ - $$$
British, Welsh, European
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7 St James Square, Aberystwyth SY23 1DL, Wales
+44 1970 617164
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us booked a Friday evening, returning to a favourite restaurant from our student days (over 30 years ago!) and could have been disappointed.... but hurrah! we were not. Time has not aged the simply beautifully cooked, varied food, and Dave and Dilys are simply delightful as hosts. I had the Beef Wellington.... so good..... and we all enjoyed... More 

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Thank ThePughs14
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123 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Amazing place for food not too costly but there's something very special About this place delicious hot food always served x

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Thank Sian J
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65 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Has an authentic bistro atmosphere serving the best of british food. Roast lamb as good as anywhere.

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Thank R H
Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

A rainy Saturday evening in Aberystwyth, we came upon Gannets. Were not sure about visiting as it seemed like a private house. So glad we did though. An extremely friendly welcome and a delicious menu - We shared the homemade fish cakes, I had the sirloin steak with mushrooms- beautifully cooked and seasoned just to my taste. Husband had pork... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Food was OK but service exceptionally slow. Took them an HOUR after ordering and after being served with starters, that our main selection was no longer available. Nice little bistro, let down down by poor service.

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1 Thank ashma-scott
Aberystwyth
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Called on a Friday lunchtime in August, and so pleased we did! My friend had been away for a month and wanted 'British food' and that's exactly what we got! Minted lamb shank, belly pork, roasties and veg, followed by cheesecake and sticky toffee pudding! YUM!! Will definitely be back!

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Thank Andrea6894
Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

We have been visiting Gannets for lunch once in August for over 20 years and this year was no disappointment. We were a party of 10 this year ( 6 adults and 4 children ranging from 3 - 14 years old). We were greeted warmly by Dilys and given jugs of water and baskets of bread while we looked at... More 

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Thank sarah201067
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

I absolutely love Gannets! The food and the service there is always top notch. Dilys and Dave are so welcoming and have always made us feel like we are at home. Gwen'a deserts are a must too - my favourite is the pineapple cheesecake. I truly recommend this place to anybody in the Aber area, very reasonable too!

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Thank Rhodri_1987
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful little restaurant, The owners Dillys and Dave are incredible hosts! Must try the famous beef wellington. Fresh veg, lovely potato and all very reasonable. Can't wait to go back

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Thank Bam D
Reading, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

This is such a lovely restaurant with freshly prepared food, friendly owners. It is such a joy to have beautiful food that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Escape from the inevitable chips with everything. We cannot praise this restaurant enough. The only drawback is they are only open lunchtime Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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Thank Lorna T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Welsh, European
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 St James Square, Aberystwyth SY23 1DL, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Ceredigion  >  Aberystwyth
  • Phone Number: +44 1970 617164

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?