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“Not to the high standard that Roger set”
Review of Pen Bryn Bach - CLOSED

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Pen Bryn Bach
Cuisines: European
Description: Recently re-opened under new ownership after year's closure.
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Description: Recently re-opened under new ownership after year's closure.
Reviewed January 9, 2012

Have eat a few times here it's not up to the standard that when Roger ran it
To many chips and smell of frier

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2  Thank Stamfordharry
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

Hard to find but well worth it. We were staying locally so we didn't have too much trouble. We booked or we would not have got a table. This is a very natural, friendly restaurant. They have created a great atmosphere with good decor and the setting is unbeatable anyway being at the tip of the Llyn peninsula which it's stunning views. There are no posh airs and graces thankfully, just politeness and friendliness and fresh, local food. The lady who was in charge was very charming and accomodating and let us sit outside (it was a beautiful sunny evening). I am a fisherman and I recognised that the fish was very fresh and good quality. I liked the approach of good local produce not over fussily cooked and messed about. There was a good wine list and we enjoyed the food and the evening. The chef came out to talk to us and was very natural and genuine and passionate about what he is doing. As this place is good it deserves a couple of suggestions to make it even better - 1) it's really local, fresh stuff so play this up and make it clearer in the menu descriptions, 2) you've got the most stunning views in the British isles and generally good weather so create an outdoor space.

1  Thank mattwright_10
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Reviewed July 13, 2011

I have visited this restaurant on very many occaisions & have never been disappointed...except when they can't find me a table!! You are strongly advised to book.The emphasis is on a really fresh, locally sourced meal in a relaxed & friendly environment.The chef dives for the scallops himself...so delicious they could be eaten raw.So proud is the chef of what he does he frequently appears at the tables to dicuss individual requirements & get feedback.For regular diners & first time visitors alike, this is a courteous & personal touch, your meal & satisfaction really matters.
There is a balanced & interesting menu featuring the best the Llyn has to offer.The wine list is interesting, varied & reasonably priced.One suggestion...perhaps a cheese board on the menu sometimes with some local goodies?
All in all a wonderful find in a unique part of Wales, truly the best of the Llyn.Don't miss it if you are in the area or make a special journey, it's worth it.

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1  Thank pearlthehorse
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Reviewed August 24, 2010

The restaurant has recently reopened but unfortunately was disappointing. It does get booked up but then there isn't really any competition in the area. A tian of seafood starter was 6 small pieces of non-descript fish in garlic butter - didn't taste of garlic and was unseasoned. The main course of Black bream was nicely cooked and very large. We skipped puddings.
The menu is limited and didn't give indications as to where the produce came from - it could've been a menu from anywhere but should be promoting the fabulous local food available like crabs and sea-bass or pork which is locally reared free-range.

The staff apart from one, were pretty clueless - not carrying drinks through to the table, nor asking if anyone wanted a refil. There were a couple of large parties in with kids who were very noisy and didn't seem to know how to behave.

A bit like hard work and a pity really but won't be hurrying back.

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3  Thank Indiababe
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