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7 St James Square, Aberystwyth SY23 1DL, Wales
01970 617164
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

First off the hosts speak Welsh but don't panic they are also fluent in English. The food was wonderful and they had a diverse menu. Beef, Pork, Lamb, Fish, Seafood, Vegetarian and Vegan yes there is a different. Each dish we ordered was delicious and an ample sizes. Nice Welsh restaurant, great service and surroundings.

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Thank littlefox6658
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We came across this little restaurant by chance and it was the most amazing find. We had Sea Bass and Sea Bream for lunch - a whole fish for £6 each including the most vegetables ever served to us. A selection including new & roast potatoes, roast parsnip, french beans, runner beans, cauliflower, carrots, sprouts, etc. We would recommend this... More 

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Thank raymondcoe
West Wales
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239 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

There's always a friendly service by Dilys in Gannets. They are only open on Thurday, Friday and Saturdays by now, but the lunch time meals are great value for money. I would suggest the duck or steak. Very tasty, and every thing was piping hot. Highly recomnended.

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Thank Craffwr
Crawley
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Perfectly reasonable pub-quality food, in a cafe/diner-style establishment. Reasonably priced food. Plenty of staff available to take orders and serve food but an incredibly long wait to get some dishes and drinks, as well a very long wait for the bill, left a very poor impression. The food was of a decent enough quality, and the portion sizes very generous,... More 

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Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Yet another great eatery in Aberystwyth! Run by owners Dave and Dilys this is the most established Bistro in town and a favourite of locals and visitors alike. Good home cooking and a warm welcome.

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Thank Craiglais
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

An unusual restaurant, probably aimed at the more mature clientele. Good value lunches but mostly 'heated up' food, though tasty all the same. We normally have just a starter and main and that fills us up. Give the wine a miss as it's generally poor quality. Stick to tea and coffee, both again good value. A nice couple running the... More 

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Thank Charles P
Borth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

I'd never even heard of this place before, but my partner had been trying to get a reservation since it had opened 30years ago... Unsuccessfully, we finally got a table Saturday night, we were first in and shown to our table, our waitresses were attentive and friendly, the place soon filled up around us, the atmosphere was just lovely, it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, 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: 01970 617164

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