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“wont go again” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Characters Tea House and Hot Stone Restaurant

Characters Tea House and Hot Stone Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 204 Restaurants in Llandudno
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $26
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Welcome to Characters Teahouse and Hot Stone Restaurant. A secret to be found. Tucked away in a side street we are not easy to find. But when you do you are in for a big surprise. We are different to say the least..You could say quirky and you would be right. Old second hand china, cups, saucers, plates, glasses, furniture etc all bought from charity shops and completely mismatched giving the place character and ambiance hence the name Characters. Food is wholesome and unpretentious ,soups, sandwiches, hand made cakes & scones of different flavours forming the basis of our now famous Afternoon Tea. Accompanied by proper loose leaf tea & coffee of your choice we are open daytime 11am to 4pm Monday to Saturday. In the evening Friday & Saturday serving from 6.30pm to 8.00pm our also famous "Steak on the Stone" Accompanied by "Bring your Own" wine, beer or champagne. Whenever you decide to visit you will be greeted with a big welcome from the staff & management of this lovely family run restaurant..hopefully see you soon. Characters Team
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“wont go again”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

with all the rave reviews i decided to take my grandmother well well what a let down we went for afternoon tea yes the room it self was very nice but far to many cusions on the seats and they really needed to be washed by the way . 1st order the girl came back to say they were not avaible 2nd attempt went ok bar the cakes which we change our order to suit. food arrived looked ok tasted ok but sandwhiches made with thick sliced bread !!!!! scone was not to good tried to spread butter on it and it fell aprt an other one was brought but that one was worse it totally crumbled so give up on that so we shared our victoria sponge which was ok. all in all for what the charge for high tea i think is a very high price.

  • Visited July 2014
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4 Thank mark d
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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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“GOOD SERVICE & FOOD”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

My friend and I had a day trip to Llandudno this week and after reading Tripadvisor giving this place a 1st of choice thought we must try it too and were not disappointed. It is on a side street near to the tram station and could easily have been missed.
I had the Welsh scouse (stew), which I've never had before and it was really good. A lovely big pot of tea with china tea cups and the staff were very nice and friendly. It was so nice, we came back later for afternoon tea.
We were also surprised when using the toilet to see a table full of perfumes and toiletries for our use which made a lovely touch.
Keep up the good work. Irene & Sue (Blackpool)

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank 304irene
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“An extra special night!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

We celebrated my hubbys 50th at Characters Steak on a Stone and what an amazing night it was!
We were a party of 35 and took over the place and it was a truly spectacular night. If this restaurant was in a major city you wouldn't be able to get in for months and months as it is fantastic. You pick your meat or fish and it is served on a volcanic stone which you cook it on in front of you. Our party loved the experience and could not believe how fantastic the food was. The quality of the meat and fish is exceptional but even the jacket potato and veg that accompany it was superb.
The extra special factor is the warm and friendly staff who from the moment you arrive make it not just a meal but an occasion and an experience. Cathy was a superb hostess explaining what was to happen and helped everyone that needed it. Annie and the upstairs team organised everything like a military operation and even though there was 35 people the meals were all served quickly and as ordered. This was a night for Mark to remember and it was certainly made special by Characters. We live in Leeds but will definitely be a regular visitor. This is a little gem!

  • Visited July 2014
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3 Thank Coffeys-17
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Leeds
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Meat like you have never tasted”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

Cooking your meat on a hot stone sounds strange, but how wrong i was, will be back to do it all again, the biggest piece of Lamb i have ever had, service excellant too

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Andrew C
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“Superb!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

What a wonderful little find! I could not possibly say enough good things! Lovely family run business, beautiful decor, fabulous food, I would highly recommend it and will be visiting again very soon. I would advise booking if you can at the weekend as it gets very busy.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Roxane P
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