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Carlton Riverside

Certificate of Excellence
European, British, Welsh
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Irfon Crescent, Llanwrtyd Wells LD5 4SP, Wales
01591 610248
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
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South West England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am trying not be unkind when I write this review but honest and fair. This restaurant has a reputation which goes back a long way. It was created I believe, by the original owner Mary Ann Gilchrist. The current owner/chef is Luke who apparently has been there for 5 years with his partner Rosie. Luke does an excellent job... More 

Thank trevorst159
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to work in the kitchen here so I know the quality of the food and preparation is second to none. Well planned and executed by the experienced chef Mary Anne, the delicious food is well complemented by the wines suggested by her husband Alan, whose knowledge and palette is very finely tuned. Fine dining at a respectably fine... More 

Thank Darrell F
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding cuisine!!! We have just spent two days at this hotel on a gourmet break. It was our 3rd visit. Luke's food is outstanding and I can honestly say the majority of the dishes were of Michelin standard. Locally sourced venison, lamb and sea bass were treated with respect and incorporated into dishes full of flavour and which reflected his... More 

Thank Richboswin
Altrincham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Booked by calling through and made the 2 night reservation. Arrived late 7pm and met by proprietor Rosie. Room at front , very presentable and clean. Breakfast on day 1 was cooked lovely and chance to meet with other guests. Evening meal was a treat and chef Luke has great skill in preparing a menu of variety and cooking the... More 

Thank PaulG1953
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

The Lamb was a taste sensation enjoyed by four of us , and the service was spot on . Didn't stay in the hotel as live locally , definitely recommend the food .

Thank happyhopper10
Derby, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

We tried to book using the contact page on the website but this did not receive a reply so my husband called and booked a table for 8pm. On arrival there were no staff to be found and the bell on the reception desk did not seem to work (we could not hear it ring anywhere) when pressed and it... More 

1 Thank Maxine E
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

A wonderful welcome from the new host... Wonderful food by Luke Jackson....we had the Carmarthen ham which was lush, Breakfast was freshly made to order Can't wait to visit again next year...

Thank Helen L
Palo Alto, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

We stayed over a weekend as part of a hiking trip in the Brecons, around a 20 minute drive away. The welcome was superb, Rosie going out of her way to make our visit really special. After the long days hike up Pen y Fan she bought us up pre dinner G&Ts to enjoy whilst we soaked our aches away.... More 

Thank StuartSmall100
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

Stayed in this restaurant with rooms for one night recently. Very enjoyable experience and the food was beautifully prepared and presented.

Thank MeggieMan
Stroud, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely evening meal after a long days walking, the food was exceptional - me starter deep fried poached egg with bacon and creamed leeks was a first for me but delicious, we both had the rib-eye steak which was again excellent. Lovely setting, grateful food and attentive service, we will be returning soon!

Thank Simon 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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $51
European, British, Welsh
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 am
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Irfon Crescent, Llanwrtyd Wells LD5 4SP, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Llanwrtyd Wells
  • Phone Number: 01591 610248

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