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“great service”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Y Sospan Cafe

Y Sospan Cafe
Ranked #7 of 29 Restaurants in Dolgellau
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Welsh
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
hants
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56 reviews
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“great service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2010

we have visited a number of restaurants in wales in the last year or so and the best service we have had is at y sospan.

It is probably the cheapest one we have eaten at but could teach the other, and more expensive, restaurants about service which in our experience seems to be lacking in most places.

My husband said the steak was the best he had eaten in ages.

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Stone UK
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“VERY poor food with service to match!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2010

Recently tried this establishment and was surprised at the poor quality of food it dishes out. I had the lamb shank (one of the most expensive dishes on the menu) to be presented with something that was the size of a small fist and very dry so clearly over done......it was supposed to be cooked in a sauce so I was disappointed. I complained and the chef (I understand a trainee was on that night) who said it was OK!! Clearly doesn't know what the word sauce means! Service was very poor waited 1hr for meal and only offered one opportunity to have a drink when we sat down.... having waited an hr we had plenty of chance to drink that one! This place needs to concentrate on the basics or good food and service not looking to fleece unsuspecting visitors!

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London
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“Chance led us here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2010

Failed to get a reservation in any of the 'good' restaurants in town so ended up here of the off chance of a table. Busy but managed to fit us in. Had a great meal, nice wine and friendly service. Best meal (and cheapest) we had in Dollgellau.

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Midlands UK
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“We only had lunch but it was good.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2010

We had a good overall experience and would agree that the food is excellent. We sat upstairs in the vaulted ceiling hall and had a baguette and salad. There was one member of staff who clearly has no inter personal skills and that could put you off, however we laughed about it.
So for a quick lunch i would highly recommend it, but watch out for one of the staff!!

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
“What a great restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2010

Very nice atmosphere, great service, delicious food and not too expensive! What more could you want??

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