Restaurants

Top Choice Modern British in Hay-on-Wye (Y Gelli Gandryll)

St John's Place

St John's Place is only open two nights a week and offers only three 'plates' alongside a wider range of 'bar snacks', but this narrow focus seems to allow the kitchen plenty of room for experimentation and aspirati…
Top Choice Spanish in Hay-on-Wye (Y Gelli Gandryll)

Tomatitos Tapas Bar

Friendly, bustling Tomatitos combines the atmosphere of everyone's favourite pub with an España-centric menu. Staples such as tortilla and chorizo in cider aside, daily specials feature guest stars such as roasted p…
British in Hay-on-Wye (Y Gelli Gandryll)

River Cafe

River Cafe makes the most of glorious Wye frontage in the little town of Glasbury, 5 miles southwest of Hay. The dining room is open and airy, with a timbered deck perched above the gurgling flow. Inventive-yet-soot…
Vegetarian in Hay-on-Wye (Y Gelli Gandryll)

Old Electric Shop

Hay's hippest cafe inhabits an eclectic junk-shop-like space crammed with studios selling new and vintage clothing, furniture and, of course, books. The blackboard menu, served until 3pm, includes tasty vegetarian s…
Cafe in Hay-on-Wye (Y Gelli Gandryll)

Bookshop Cafe

Set around a courtyard at the rear of Richard Booth's Bookshop, this light-filled eatery serves upmarket cafe fare such as smoked haddock and crayfish fishcakes and their own fancy take on a Welsh rarebit.
Pub Food in Hay-on-Wye (Y Gelli Gandryll)

Old Black Lion

Walkers, book browsers and the literary glitterati all flock to this creaky 17th-century inn, with heavy black beams, low ceilings and features incorporated from a 14th-century predecessor built at the same time as …
Cafe in Hay-on-Wye (Y Gelli Gandryll)

The Granary

Popular and welcoming, this bustling country-kitchen cafe is a reliable choice for breakfasts and snack lunches. Vegetarians are well catered for with their own menu, and you can check your email over a coffee using…
Ice Cream in Hay-on-Wye (Y Gelli Gandryll)

Shepherds Ice Cream Parlour

Nobody should leave Hay without trying the home-made ice cream from Shepherds. It's mainly made from sheep's milk for a lighter, smoother taste. They also serve soup, sandwiches and cake.