Top Choice Tuscan in Caernarfon


Two Florentine partners opened this excellent addition to Caernarfon's dining scene in a compact whitewashed-stone building hard up against the city walls. Specialising in interesting carpaccios and bruschette (thin…
Top Choice Welsh in Caernarfon


Blas (taste) abounds at this slick place in one of Caernarfon's most picturesque streets. Chef Daniel ap Geraint makes skilful use of Welsh produce in dishes such as ginger-and-lemongrass cured salmon with Aberdaron…
Cafe in Caernarfon

Y Gegin Fach

'The Little Kitchen' is a proper old-fashioned Welsh-speaking caffi, right down to the net curtains and cheery red-polka-dot tablecloths. It's a great spot to tuck into traditional faves like rarebit, faggots, lobsc…
Pub Food in Caernarfon

Black Boy Inn

Packed with original 16th-century features, this charismatic pub (singles/doubles from £57/86) is divided into a series of snug rooms, with low, warped roof-beams, open fires and Welsh beer on tap. Dishes such as th…
International in Caernarfon


Wal is a convivial little place, its cosy interior bisected by Roman arches and packed with merry people. The staff are charming and the plates are big, well-presented and tasty. The char-grilled steaks, sourced fro…
Cafe in Caernarfon


Split between a glassed-in dining area with views over the marina and a lounge bar in the arts centre lobby, Doc is an attractive spot for a bite or a beer. Sandwiches, panini and platters of antipasti and seafood a…
Fish & Chips in Caernarfon

Ainsworth's Traditional Fish & Chips

Our favourite North Wales chippie offers a choice of crispy cod, plaice and haddock, along with burgers, pies and fried chicken. It's mainly a takeaway operation, but there are four stools by the window counter if y…
Ice Cream in Caernarfon


With 16 ever-changing flavours of properly made ice cream, and Dutch pancakes if you can't take the brain-freeze, Scoops is the place to go to reward yourself for a day's walking around Caernarfon's historic heart.
British in Caernarfon


Behind the Georgian facade of this pub lurk black furniture and pink trim – which isn't anywhere near as much of a 1980s nightmare as it sounds. Drop in for soup or a sandwich at lunchtime (£4 to £6) or a more subst…