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The Carlton Restaurant

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32-34 Great Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth SY23 1DE, Wales
+44 1970 612314
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Ceredigion, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed January 23, 2017

We go to this café at least once every two weeks and we are never disappointed. The menu is varied, the prices really reasonable and is always piping hot. The staff are friendly and work very hard. Most items appear to be home made by Toni who is very pleasant and always smiling. I love sitting in the window and... More 

Thank Pat O
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2016

During my study almost everyday i had breakfast at here. The service was very good and i like the croissant and scramble eggs. The scones ws not bad too. Really recommended.

Thank aizatradrad
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2016

Came here for breakfast before leaving Aberystwyth. A lovely place with good food. glad we got a chance to visit before leaving. A lovely place with a smile from all the staff. I had the mini breakfast which was well cooked and my sister had the filled croissant with egg and salmon. It Looked really nice and she tells me... More 

Thank calzw
Ystalyfera, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2016

Another family favourite that's hard to beat but easy to miss. As it's up a fairly large flight of stairs it's not suitable for everyone, which is a shame! Free wifi too.

Thank Annwyn49
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2016 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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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2016

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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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2016 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
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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133 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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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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
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
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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