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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
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

We have known the Carlton Riverside for some years. We have never stayed there but from overheard comments from those who have, the experience is excellent. We do eat there though - perhaps twice a year when we are staying in the area. Alan and Maryanne Gilchrist, who own the restaurant-with-rooms developed and grew its reputation as the best place... More 

Thank JohntheSpotted
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

A two night stay at this award winning restaurant with rooms is almost not long enough to appreciate the finest quality of cooking and freshness of ingredients. All dishes are cooked to order so we sat back and enjoyed the experience. Certainly worthy of special mention is the lamb and fillet of beef, both of which were cooked to perfection... More 

Thank Alan T
Albrighton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

We stayed at the Carlton for one night, dinner, bed and breakfast. The building from the outside looked a little tired, but once we were through the door that was forgotten we were greeted with a warm welcome by the Chef/owner Luke, who made us feel immediately at home, and it wasn't long before he mentioned food, which was the... More 

Thank 1956diana
Slough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

See separate review of the Carlton Riverside. The food aspect of our stay was first class which many local elements.

Thank Weeviesticks
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

A warm welcome. How nice to talk to the chef/ owner. The Riverside is run by a personable young couple who gave us delicious food and made us very welcome.

1 Thank Lee T
Neath, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Having wanted to dine in this restaurant since seeing Mrs Mary Ann Gilchrist on the 'Great British Menu', our expectations were exceedingly high for dinner and we were not disappointed. Mary Ann greeted us personally and chatted to us for quite some time at our dining table and that made our night! We stayed for a gourmet break that consisted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $51
European, British, Welsh
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, 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?