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The Carlton Restaurant

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32-34 Great Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth SY23 1DE, Wales
+44 1970 612314
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for breakfast with the family a few days ago. The food is of good quality, not the greatest but certainly adequate. The two best things about this place is the people watching, as it is situation overlooking the main street, where you can just watch all of the weird and wonderful characters that Aberystwyth has to offer pass... More 

Thank James M
Wales, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice café, up a few stairs but right in the middle of town. Good honest food at a fairly good price. Seems a bit overrun with students eating allday breakfasts, didn't have one but must be a good price breakfast. I think I paid £7-95 for homemade cheese & onion quiche with chips & an included side salad. Lovely quiche,... More 

Thank AngeI99
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited twice whilst here on holiday for a week and both times the meal was really lovely. The first visit we both had lamb stew which was tender and really filling. Well presented by friendly staff. The second visit my husband had the lamb crawl which was great and I had the home made quiche. It was fairly full on... More 

Thank Linda J
Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Don't be put off by the small entrance, the restaurant is up a flight of stairs and as such has excellent, and unusual, views onto the street. The menu isn't huge, but the food is freshly prepared with generous portions. Unlike many town centre cafes, this one is open until 6pm handy for an early evening snack. The puddings and... More 

Thank 390IanH
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This is a perfectly OK traditional town cafe which does what it does in a fairly good way. View overlooking street makes it worth a visit if you need to take the weight off your feet and do some people watching. But just don't sit near the speaker...

Thank Sarah P
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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

Love coming here they serve the best pineapple juice known to man kind ! Lovely view from Upstairs too have been coming here for years love it x

Thank Sian J
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Nice little restaurant above the Main Street in Aberystwyth. We managed to get a premium window seat, it is always good to watch the people going about their business below. The food is always lovely, lots of home made cakes and various dietary needs catered for.

Thank Gary B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

My first time, but a good friend's recommendation took me there. Found the establishment welcoming, clean and bright with a good view of the high street. Food was superb and served quickly. The staff were helpful and friendly: I wasn't hurried out or pressured to have dessert so will definitely be coming again.

Thank Peter B
Mansfield Woodhouse, England, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Every time I visit Aberystwyth I always visit here as the quality is always excellent. The last visit left me with a real good factor thanks to a waitress caked Jojo? On the next table a couple of elderly people on a day trip that did not know what they wanted and after giving them the menu the waitress said... More 

Thank Glynis H
Ellesmere, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Great food, with several true gluten free options, including puddings, with an actual awareness of the problems of cross contamination. Will definitely definitely return.

Thank Rhiannon B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Healthy, Welsh, Gluten Free Options
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, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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
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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