Restaurants

Top Choice Gastronomy in Machynlleth

Ynyshir Hall

Foraged wild foods, the best local meat and seafood and its own kitchen garden produce give the kitchen at Ynyshir Hall the foundations to concoct some of Wales' most fancied fare. A Michelin-starred restaurant with…
Top Choice Welsh in Llanwrtyd Wells (Llanwrtyd)

Carlton Riverside

This upscale restaurant has a boutique feel and a mantelpiece groaning under its many awards. There's a basement bar (open Tuesday to Sunday evenings) but the real star here is the restaurant and its superb menu fea…
Top Choice Modern British in Montgomery

Checkers

It's no exaggeration to say that one of the main drawcards of Montgomery is this truly excellent restaurant-with-rooms. The modern French menu, put together from fresh, locally sourced ingredients, and first-rate se…
Top Choice Pub Food in Knighton (Tref-Y-Clawdd)

Red Lion

With its upcycled furniture, tapas-oriented menu (largely making use of produce sourced within 30 miles) and carefully curated drinks (12 whites, 12 reds and beers from 14 different breweries), the Red Lion is a nex…
Top Choice Pub Food in Aberystwyth

Y Ffarmers

This outstanding pub is the main reason to visit the pretty hamlet of Llanfihangel y Creuddyn, 7 miles southeast of Aber. Ostensibly another snug, white-brick house of assembly, it does fantastic Welsh pub food: coc…
Top Choice Tapas in Aberystwyth

Ultracomida

This is a foodie's idea of nirvana: out front, a delicatessen with Spanish, French and Welsh goodies and a cheese counter to die for; out back, communal tables to sample the produce with an appropriate glass of wine…
Top Choice Modern Welsh in Builth Wells (Llanfair-Ym-Muallt)

Drawing Room

Set in a Georgian country house, this two-rosette restaurant-with-rooms is one of the region's finest. Prime Welsh black beef, Brecon Mountain lamb and Cardigan Bay crab feature on the locally sourced menu, while th…
Deli in Newtown (Y Drenewydd)

High Street Delicatessen

Fantastic locally roasted coffee, homemade cakes, panini and soups, Welsh smallgoods and carefully chosen wines and beers are just for starters at this excellent, imaginative addition to Newtown's food landscape. Ba…
Welsh in Llanwrtyd Wells (Llanwrtyd)

Drovers Rest

Increasingly recognised as one of Mid-Wales' best dining venues, this charming restaurant does fantastic things with local produce. Snugly perched by the Irfon, it has a new riverside terrace and a few simple-but-co…
Modern British in Presteigne (Llanandras)

Duck's Nest

The provenance board on the wall reflects the diligence with which this excellent new restaurant scours Powys, Hereford and Shropshire for great local produce. Whether it's the early (6pm to 7pm) prix fixe menu or l…