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The Carlton Restaurant

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32-34 Great Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth SY23 1DE, Wales
+44 1970 612314
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Aberystwyth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We try to visit local food places while in Aberystwyth and always feel the Carlton should be bigger. The window seats are amazing allowing you to look down on the street below but they are popular with customers. There is a good menu with lots of home made options. Good friendly well trained staff to look after you.

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Thank Gary B
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here for breakfast one day. It was fair priced, quick service and tasty cant ask much more than that.

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Pennal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For years and years I can't believe that I've walked by this restaurant never venturing inside. Today however, my husband had to have some tests carried out at the opticians a couple of doors away so we decided to have lunch at the Carlton. I was staggered at the size of the place and that the menu was not a... More 

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Thank Olwen W
Aberdovey, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food with plenty of space to sit. Toilets too which is great considering there's no others close by! Reasonably priced and friendly staff

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Thank Beckxy28
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Firstly must say I love the positioning of this restaurant - overlooking the high street so great to see the hustle and bustle of people on their day from a higher point. I have the breakfasts here and they are tasty and filling. The service is okay nothing memorable which can be a good thing in some respects as at... More 

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Thank BCF10
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoy my food at the carlton they do a range of specials and all iv enjoyed. Plus they do a good smoothie to wash it all down. Nice cosy place to eat.

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Thank Jason J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Good choice of menu, both main and sweet. Bit of a climb up stairs to get to but worth it. Plenty seem to People watch at the window seats. Would use again if in the area. Seems to be popular with local (welsh speakers) and other visitors.

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Thank Martin C
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

A local guy highly recommended this place as we were checking out the menu outside so we give it a go. The place has a lot of potential but needs some changes to be made. To start with, the manager / owner was too pushy with some of the customers and trying to get them to order desserts. We sat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

lovely , clean and spacious, nothing worse than a cramped café. plenty on the menu, something for everyone, they had a good gluten free menu too. three of us ate here today, we all enjoyed our food, empty plates all-round. I will eat here again the next time I visit

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Thank Sue H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

A charming little cafe in Aberystwyth. Wonderful selection of food, as well as great food. There is also a service with a smile.

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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, Healthy, Welsh, Gluten Free
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32-34 Great Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth SY23 1DE, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Ceredigion  >  Aberystwyth
  • Phone Number: +44 1970 612314
Description
The Carlton Restaurant has been under new management since its opening on 3rd July 2013. Owned and run by former chef and owner of the popular Corner's Restaurant on Chalybeate Street (who have also welcomed famous Welsh celebrities in the past such as Tom Jones and Cerys Matthews from Catatonia), Toni and her partner, Gaffari, would like to welcome everyone! The Carlton Restaurant is centrally located in the main town centre of Aberystwyth and boasts an elevated position (above Superdrug) overlooking the main street. Locally-sourced and fresh ingredients and home-cooked with great care and attention to customers' health and well-being are at the forefront of The Carlton's aims. Customers can enjoy delicious and healthy drinks knowing that every beverage consumed helps to support producers in developing countries. Diners with a sweet-tooth can also try Toni's locally-famous home-made cakes and various desserts - her Lemon Meringue is a particular favourite amongst customers! The Carlton Restaurant also caters for specialised dining so customers with food allergies and intolerances can also enjoy The Carlton's food without worrying - simply mention your requirements to the staff. The Carlton Restaurant is also a popular venue for groups. Large groups (10+) are welcome to exclusively book The Carlton Restaurant on Thursday, Friday or Saturday nights. With customers' choices and satisfaction in mind, Toni and Gaff can also custom-make menus. A large selection of wines, beers and cocktails are also available (either during the day or in the evening!).

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