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Sosban and The Old Butchers Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 39 Restaurants in Menai Bridge
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 6, 2013

An awful experience. We went as part of a large group that filled the restaurant. We found the food and drinks incredibly over priced and strange (onion popcorn starter followed by onion soup ect).There were no alternatives available to people with allergies and they were charged full price despite not being able to eat many of the courses. The restaurant appears to retain the heating that was installed when it was a butchers so any guests lucky enough to arrive with a coat wore them throughout the meal.

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11  Thank 139sara
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Visited Sosban and the Old Butcher's on Oct 5th with close friends after booking weeks in advance and it was well worth the wait! We had a lovely welcome from Bethan and she made sure all our dietary requirements were catered for. One of my friends has a gluten free diet and nothing was too much trouble.
It was wonderful to be greeted in Welsh which made me feel instantly at home.
There were many highlights to the evening. The poppy seed and parmasean biscuits, onion and goats cheese tartlet with beetroot cubes( I don't normally eat goats cheese as it isn't a favourite but this starter was light and delicious) pork belly with puréed apple and kipper butter, lamb with peanut - loved the smooth and crunchy textures here. The chef at Sosban makes you fall in love with food over and over again.
The whole evening was worth every penny. From the moment you enter this Restaurant you know you are in for a very special experience and you will want to return time and time again.

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17  Thank SyracLlandudno
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

We were fortunate to dine at this wonderful restaurant twice in the past week and both meals were fabulous. Every course was a delight to taste and Bethan's attentive and so friendly service makes the whole experience that much special. If you are staying in the area you must take the opportunity to sample Steve's "Michelin" standard cooking, book early or prepare to be disappointed.

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11  Thank Peter E
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

Easiest the nicest place to eat in the region. We travelled a good 30 mins to get there and have done so again and again because if the quality of the place.

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5  Thank Gog76
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Some of the best and most creative food I have had in a long time. It is a fixed gourmet menu, so you may not be able to get the same combinations again. We had four superb courses interspersed with a few amuse-bouche. To start off with we had parmesan and poppy seed biscuits and wonderful fresh warm brioche. The main dishes were tender Pork belly with kipper butter, mushroom risotto with touches of an apricot reduction, juicy cod with beef shin shavings and a light mustard sauce, and lastly a super chocolate fondant tart with orange jelly and cardamom ice cream. All these creative dishes were faultlessly prepared - congratulations to the chef and his team in the kitchen. This small restaurant is tastefully decorated and only has 7-8 tables. You need to book well in advance.

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8  Thank Brigid D
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