We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Superb”

Riverside Restaurant
Ranked #19 of 30 Restaurants in Betws-y-Coed
Cuisines: Bar
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Our restaurant overlooks the River Conwy at the edge of Betws-y-Coed in the Snowdonia National Park, and is open to non-residents for: •Bistro Lunch •Afternoon Teas •Evening Restaurant .Every year since 2006 we have received the coveted AA Rosette award for culinary excellence in addition to the Taste of Wales recognition. Wales offers such an abundance of quality produce we constantly strive to source all of our ingredients locally and insist on daily deliveries to ensure the freshness of each dish we prepare.
Reviewed March 29, 2013

We dined in the restaurant 23/03/13 when the snow was just awful. As we set off I was half expecting for the restaurant to be closed due to the awful weather. I was delightfully surprised to find us being given a very warm welcome to a roaring open fire and drinks served to a table next to it whilst we browsed the menu. Once our choices had been made we were taken through to the restaurant which had breath taking views over the river. Unbelievably I think we we're the only sitting of the evening and I was highly surprised the restaurant just opened for us and was fully operational. The food was exceptional and the service even better with a warming personal touch from the host who was very friendly and knowledgeable about the local area. The meal was very reasonably priced too considering we had 3 courses and a couple of drinks each. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Its a little gem hidden away in a beautiful part of the world!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
2  Thank Harry_Ambrose
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (89)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

70 - 74 of 89 reviews

Reviewed March 1, 2013

This was a visit as a result of a Red Letter Day, tea for two gift and as there was no location near our Bristol hone we decided to use the voucher while we were in North Wales for work.. The hotel and restaurant is in an outstandingly beautiful location at Bettws y Coed, Conwy. We were given a warm and friendly welcome on a bitterly cold Sunday afternoon and were seated in the comfortable lounge area where the tea was served. The sandwiches and warm scones were delicious, followed by Danish Patries and by this time we were full. The Manger was happy to let us take the rest of the tea away with us - Bara Brith, Welsh Cakes and Muffins!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
2  Thank FeistyyFran
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 12, 2012

This restaurant has just been refurbished. Can't believe when we ate there on a Friday night we were the only diners. Think the restaurant is missing a trick by not going on Travelzoo selling vouchers to attract more customers as the food is absolutely amazing. I had the slow roast belly of pork with haggis mash which was to die for. Lovely setting right on the river.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank nicki m
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 24, 2012

We recently dined at the riverside hotel and would highly recommend a visit. The menu and food was excellent and the service perfect. The best service in the world cannot compete with the setting, beatiful riverside views in the heart of Snowdonia- just great!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank johnhaywoodandsandra
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 9, 2012

My husband & I have just returned from a 2 night break at the Craig y Dderwen. The hotel's lounge, restaurant and reception all need and uplift, everything is so drab. There is also a smell when you enter the hotel.

The place looks very tired, and certainly does not deserve a 4star rating.

The restaurant although overlooking the river has a very cold feel about it, and is not at all comfortable and had no atmosphere.

Breakfast was very disappointing. The cereal bowls were so small you couldn't fit 1 weetabix in let alone 2. The fruit which was only melon or bananas, were under ripe and not prepared properly. The breakfast itself was a let down also, tastless and greasy. Presentation of food was ordinary.

On a positive note, the setting is lovely by the river, but the flower beds are unkept and the seating outside is well worn and need replacing. Our room wasn't bad except the bathroom was very dark, and the balcony which they tell you is facing the river is so high you have to be standing to see the river. Also the balcony was quite dirty. Dont pay extra for a balcony its not worth it .After paying £140.00 for B+B you would expect to have a decent room and a balcony with a direct view.

Overall this hotel is not what it says, it should definately not be rated higher that 3 star.

The staff were ok, but certainly didnn't have the finesse that a 4 star hotel should have.

Be careful not to book BB and evening meal when booking because if the restaurant menu doesn't suit you and you end up eating in the Bistro you still are charged full price of £32.50 each for an evening meal that you haven't had, instead of something more like £20.00 bistro prices. This wasn't explained to me when booking only on leaving. Beware!!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank Mrs Sian T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Riverside Restaurant also viewed

Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia National Park
Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia National Park
 
Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia National Park
Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia National Park
 

Been to Riverside Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing