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Poachers Restaurant

66-68 High Street, Criccieth LL52 0HB, Wales
+44 1766 522512
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb” (50 reviews)
“pancakes” (32 reviews)
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British, Welsh, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
66-68 High Street, Criccieth LL52 0HB, Wales
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The restaurant is locally popular, being full on our first night, so we booked for the second. Service was friendly and sensible, fresh local ingredients had good flavour and there was a decent wine list. My duo of lamb was an example, although I wasn't...More

Thank Huw J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a very good meal here this week, I had the lamb and it was possibly the best I have ever had. Good service, reasonably priced, friendly staff, well worth a visit.

Thank Lizc365
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I tried for 3 days to get in here and finally managed it on the last night of our stay. I am really glad I persisted. We had starters of fish cake and beef pancake, followed by pheasant and Welsh lamb, and a dessert of...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was recommended to us by a couple we met on holiday, they had just eaten there and told us we must go. We ended up going twice it was that good. gorgeous food, meat melts in the mouth. Absolutely 110% quality food.

Thank Beverley B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Poachers restaurant twice during our holiday to Criccieth. On both visits the food was super, 5 people ranging in age from 20 to 83 were very happy with the choices on offer. Definitely reserve a table as the restaurant was full on a wet,...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed a week in Criccieth and ate at a number of the restaurants in the town - and this one deserves to be #1! We had a very nice meal with good wine (and prosecco!) and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The...More

Thank RichardandSally4542
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here on Saturday night after our hotel landlady recommended the restaurant. They had a good selection of varied dishes. Between us we had the Goat's Cheese and Mackerel pate as starters and the pork medallions and pheasant for mains. All the dishes were good...More

Thank Wiltshire_Ian
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We reserved a table for our wedding anniversay. Starters were chicken liver pate and seafood cocktail.. Above and beyond a prawn cocktail. Mains were pheasant and lamb. Bottle of melbec followed by irish coffees. The meals were excellent.. Very filling, the service couldn't be faulted...More

Thank Ruth865
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

The superlative reviews hugely overrated my experience. Lovely service but the food not so much. For instance the spinach pancake nice, but smothered in wrong type of cheese - think enchiladas, not rarebit. Steak swimming in gravy, pork medallion frustratingly over cooked, dry and tough...More

Thank Anna G
Poachers, Owner at Poachers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2018

Dear Anna G We are truly sorry that your pork was over-cooked; had you mentioned this to a staff member it could have been replaced. As for your other criticisms, I just think this is a matter of opinion. We know we’re not everyone’s cup...More

Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

We were looking forward to dining at Poachers after reading many favourable reviews. Unfortunately the restaurant didn't live up to expectations. The service was good but the food fell short. Portions were generous, in fact if anything the desserts were too big. However, quantity is...More

Thank Brian G
Poachers, Owner at Poachers Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2018

Dear Brian G We are truly sorry that your wife's pork was over-cooked; had she mentioned this to a staff member it could have been replaced. As for your other criticisms, I just think this is a matter of opinion. We know we’re not everyone’s...More

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Vera P
May 10, 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$18 - $43
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66-68 High Street, Criccieth LL52 0HB, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Gwynedd  >  Criccieth
  • Phone Number: +44 1766 522512
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Family-run business for over 20 years offering deliciously home-cooked traditional British and international dishes for excellent value.
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