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“not just a cafe”

The Marram Grass Cafe
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Newborough
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $35
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: We started The Marram Grass because we believed we could create a place that offers good, creative food using local produce and seafood, all within an informal setting. On Anglesey we are surrounded by beautiful produce, fresh fish and shellfish and it is not lost on our team of chefs. We work hard to keep our menu moving and we change them regularly to best accommodate the fresh and seasonal produce that comes in through our door. In our low-key setting we have create an inviting and relaxed atmosphere without taking any shortcuts on quality. We have a full, purposeful wine list and a selection of local beers, as well as a good selection of some the the worlds Gins. We offer small portions of our menu for children and are happy to accommodate, well behaved dogs as long as they sit under the table. We want you to eat with us, we enjoy our job hosting and cooking so come on over and try us out. See you soon, The Marram Grass Team x
wales
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“not just a cafe”
Reviewed August 20, 2014

As an ex chef who has travelled far and wide the key things I look for is the food! and the ambience. Could not fault either. We were sent here by a friend who said if you don't like it I will pay and he knows how particular I can be ! Warm thanks to the lovely serving staff who put us instantly at ease and made us feel welcome. We sat in the vine covered terrace and shared a seafood platter for two consisting of fresh pan fried mackerel and salt cod with a portion of battered deep fried fish - the batter was light and delicious alongside fresh crab, potted shrimps, smoked salmon a delicious potato salad and bruschetta. The menu was small (which I prefer because I know it is all freshly prepared) but varied for meat eaters and vegetarians. Thanks for a great experience we will recommend you.

  • Visited August 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“First time - visit sadly disappointed”
Reviewed August 20, 2014

This place looked great and had a great cosy atmosphere. Ordered fish medley starter which the menu says you can share - just remember that if you get one to share you are charged 2 times the amount shown in the menu so it was actually about £15/£16. Tasted lovely though. Seabass main course ordered was wonderful. Lamb steak ordered medium to well done came bloody and despite being sent back was still red inside. Waiter assigned to our table was a friendly guy, it was his first night and he did a sterling job. Another waiter took our dessert order but after 30 minutes our original waiter came up to apologise as our dessert order had not been processed. I am afraid we had had enough by then.
Would we go back ? Perhaps. The fish was cooked great but my partner has been put off by the undercooked lamb, perhaps we should have been less British and sent it back a second time, though this would have meant one of us sitting there watching the other eat, not ideal.
Our bill came to £30 per head for shared starter, glass of wine, pint of ale, and 2 main courses, one of which could not be eaten by the person who ordered it, so it was an expensive do.

  • Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Worth the journey...!”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

Vaguely pinned this place to the itinerary for a day exploring Llanddwyn Island and Plas Newydd and found ourselves driving passed. Located by the side of the road next to a campsite in what can best be described as an outbuilding / shed, inside is a wonderful cosy and homely restaurant with a covered terrace and larger outside area. Stopping by with no reservation for Sunday lunch we were sat on a table for two (which was unfortunately right next to the coffee grinder - admittedly the only negative part of our experience!). We decided not to go for the extensive and original a la carte menu, opting instead for one each of the pork and beef sunday roasts. Both were perfect, and well priced. Mine was followed by the best panna cotta ever. Added to the great food is the ambience and warmth created by the young, friendly and professional team of staff. We waited some time for our bill as the restaurant had filled up with diners quite substantially, but profuse apologies were offered to compensate.

If you're in the area, don't miss it. Ask for a table away from the coffee grinder if you can.

  • Visited August 2014
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North Wales
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“What happened to the homemade cakes?”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

I do love this restaurant and having been going here since day one and enjoyed lots of lovely meals am just a bit disappointed that they no longer make their own cakes but sell bought in cakes and not very nice ones at that. Please start making your own again. Also service does not seem so good when the boys (owners) aernt there. Sorry just don't want you to lose what you've worked hard to achieve.

  • Visited August 2014
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2 Thank secret-luncher
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Chester, United Kingdom
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“Gorgeous little gem.”
Reviewed August 17, 2014

My family and I were camped at Awelfryn, which is a nearby campsite owned by the same family who own the The White Lodge caravan site where this Cafe is located. We were invited to buy tickets for a Wednesday night Hog Roast with Live Music, but only went for it because our son fancied the Hog Roast. I'm so glad we did, because we all really enjoyed the food and the music, and the whole vibe. It was a wonderful surprise and a great end to our little holiday. It felt like were abroad to be honest - and a million miles away from Anglesey.
The food was excellent and lots of it. The music was amazing fun. And the children were able to play all evening on the children's play area close by with other children on the site, while we enjoyed the mediterrenean style bar, with outside seating covered with vines. The staff were all very friendly and relaxed and the atmosphere was lovely.
We haven't tried the Cafe on a normal day/night, but judging by this Hog Roast event, we would definitely give it a try on a future occasion when we are back in the area. It's a gift to find somewhere like this on Anglesey.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Agatha D
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