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Yr Hen Dafarn High Street | Llansteffan, Carmarthen SA33 5JY, Wales
+44 1267 241656
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"IF" you like odd, if you like different, And IF you have NEVER eaten a good meal in your life,,,, You will love this place. On arrival we are greeted by a scruffy old Pub, That is now a rather Scruffy restaurant. By that i don't mean "Pretend " Old,,, Just old. As you enter you are guided into an... More 

Thank John C
Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

For anybody resident or visiting Llansteffan. A return to 'Big Bill' and Judith is an imperative and for us, this has become a pilgrimage for want of better motives or adjectives! Once again we booked a table for two nights: The 3rd.June for an adventure and 4th.June for consolidation and revision of our tastes! For our ADVENTURE. We enjoyed the... More 

Thank Sally M
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

I had been given good reports of the quality of the food at this establishment ,but I was surprised quite how good it was , quirky yes ,friendly service yes, but above all fantastic food . Starters for me was the sea food platter, great on the eye and fabulous on the taste buds , my wife had the scollops... More 

Thank Aubrey E
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

We have been going to the Hen-dafarn for years we knew the hosts from the days at salutation in pontargothi. BILL you are a superb chef producing awesome food with portions that are a credit to you..... my favourite is the cockles to start then steak & lobster as the main and what ever sweet on the menu.... AWESOME .... More 

Thank Andrew B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

How refreshing to eat somewhere that your chef really does know about food and drink. What Bill didn't know about food and wine is not worth knowing and made the evening so enjoyable listening to his wealth of knowledge. Judith, Bills wife who will wait on you all evening is also a pleasure to talk too. The food is unbelievable... More 

Thank corinadorian
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had an excellent dinner here in Llanstephan.This is a very quaint small homely restaurant with great atmosphere.The food is delicious and expertly cooked by Bill. We both had the John Dory which was an excellent choice very fresh. Highly recommended but do book.

Thank David M
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Outstanding quality of cooking and served to perfection. A very friendly service with much attention to detail.

Thank Martin R
Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Judith very kindly accepted my pre-order of a classic mixed fish stew weeks before we arrived in late June. We had booked a table for Friday AND Saturday to make up for disappointments experienced on previous occasions. On our arrival, Big Bill introduced himself, confirmed our earlier order and subsequently escorted us to our immaculately set table. the 'Fish Stew'... More 

Thank Sally M
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

First Impressions The premises is located in the centre of the idyllic costal village of Llanstephan making it easy to locate and only minutes from the picturesque seafront. It is a welcoming and friendly restaurant run by a great chef, Bill, and his wife Judith and once inside it is like entering their home. Anyone who loves life and enjoys... More 

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190 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Very high standard of cooking with friendly service. My starter of seared scallops and and main course were cooked to perfection (both are very difficult to cook perfectly). Better cooked than I have had in some Michelin star restaurants. If you go be prepared for taking a doggy bag away. My turbot was so large that it overhung the edge... More 

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Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
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  • Address: Yr Hen Dafarn High Street | Llansteffan, Carmarthen SA33 5JY, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Carmarthenshire  >  Carmarthen
  • Phone Number: +44 1267 241656

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