The 2019 Restaurant Awards-Welsh Edition recognise top food paradises

Following the success of last year’s Restaurant Awards-Welsh Edition, Creative Oceanic are pleased to host The 2nd Restaurant Awards – Welsh Edition.

The black-tie ceremony will take place on Monday, November 25, at The Exchange Hotel in Cardiff where the best restaurants and eateries will gather to celebrate the establishments that have gone the extra mile to deliver exceptional services to their diners.

Wales provides a great range of traditional and international dining options, making it a wonderful destination for foodies.

Whether they are elegant places that we have had lunch and dinner hundreds of times or new establishments that have just entered the industry, these awards are an exclusive celebration dedicated to the specialists that enhance the flavours around the country.

The awards are set to recognise and showcase the success of the best restaurants that make it impossible to have a bad gastronomic experience when visiting their establishments.

The 2019 Restaurant Awards will seek to reward the talent, skill, hard work and determination of those who serve the country, promote different cuisines and connect the community through food and culture.

A Spokesperson for The 2019 Restaurant Awards-Welsh Edition said: “These awards aim to reflect the food experience as well as service excellence, ambience, quality and variety of choices that the restaurants in Wales have to offer.

“All finalists should feel proud of themselves as it is their diners who have supported them and put them forward to get the recognition they deserve. These finalists are considered the best Restaurants in Wales, whose lively atmosphere and fantastic skill can crown them winners.

“We would like to wish all finalists the best of luck and we are looking forward to welcoming all our guests at the ceremony and celebrating the winners with them.”

The finalists of The 2019 Restaurant Awards-Welsh Edition are:

Welsh Restaurant of the Year

Anna Loka (Cardiff)

Butterflies Bar & Kitchen (BBK) (Blaenavon)

The Ferry Inn (Cardigan)

Deadwood Smokehouse Mold (Wrexham)

The Crown Pantygelli (Abergavenny)

The Farmers Arms (Newport)

Time and Beef (Cardiff)

HILLS (Brecon)

Y Bedol (Conwy)

Martha’s Vineyard (Milford)

Fish & Chips Restaurant of the Year 

Conti Fish Bar (Newbridge)

West End Fish and Chips (Carmarthen)

New Quay Fish Shop (New Quay)

Penrhiwllan Inn (New Quay)

Fish Tram Chips Restaurant Llandudno (Llandudno)

Enochs Fish & Chips (Llandudno Junction)

Arvonia Fish & Chips (Pwllheli)

The Creel Fish & Chips (Porthmadog)

Les & Rita’s Fish Bar (Rhyl)


Best of North Wales

Indulge restaurant (Conwy)

Croes Howell (Wrexham)

The Old Grocery (Hawarden)

Bryn Williams Porth Eirias (Colwyn Bay)

Just Steak (Mold)

Nineteen.57 (Talybont)

Salt Marsh Kitchen (Tywyn)

Watsons Bistro (Conwy)

The Smoke Shed (Wrexham)


Best of South Wales

Beach House Restaurant (Swansea)

The Walnut Tree (Abergavenny)

The Hardwick (Abergavenny)

Restaurant James Sommerin (Penarth)

Pysgoty (Aberystwyth)

Bunch Of Grapes (Pontypridd)

Cafe Citta (Cardiff)

The Grand Sultan (Talbot)

Purple Poppadom (Cardiff)


Hotel Restaurant of the Year

Yr Eos at Nanteos Country House (Aberystwyth)

The Lion Hotel (Blaenavon)

Mount Pleasant (Cwmbran)

Samphire Brasserie and Bar at The Cae Mor Seafront Hotel  (Llandudno)

Blas Bar and Restaurant at Bryn Meadows (Blackwood)

Palé Hall Hotel & Restaurant (Llandderfel)

The Terrace Restaurant at St George’s Hotel (Llandudno)

The Eaves Restaurant at Cae Court Hotel (Bridgend)

The Dining Room at Hotel Portmeirion (Penrhyndeudraeth)

Ynyshir Restaurant and Rooms (Eglwys Fach)


European Restaurant of the Year

The Eaves Restaurant at Cae Court Hotel (Bridgend)

Gem 42 (Newport)

Tŷ Madeira Restaurant (Cardiff)

On The Hill Restaurant (Ruthin)

The Bishops (Haverfordwest)

Ouzo & Olive (Caernarfon)

Vittorios Restaurant (Newport)

Poco Poco (Bridgend)

The Gatehouse Steakhouse (Dolgellau)


Spanish Restaurant of the Year

Curado Bar (Cardiff)

Asador 44 Spanish Grill & Wine House (Cardiff)

Ultracomida (Narbeth)

La Cocina (Bridgend)

Demiros (Cardiff)

La Braseria (Swansea)

Bar 44 Penarth (Penarth)

La Marina (Y Felinheli)

La Parrilla (Swansea)


Mediterranean Restaurant of the Year

The Wheatsheaf Hotel (Pontyclun)

Tafarn Y Gader (Dolgellau)

Mythos Restaurant (Chepstow)

The Hellenic Eatery (Cardiff)

Sanremo Restaurant (Newport)

Baravin (Aberystwyth)

Shaam Nights Restaurant (Cardiff)

Deli Fuego (Cardiff)

Olive Branch (Aberystwyth)

Medina (Aberystwyth)


Italian Restaurant of the Year

Gemelli Restaurant (Newport)

Tony’s Taste of Italy (Penarth)

Bella Ciao Restaurant (Pontypridd)

Mamma Lina’s Italian Restaurant(Newport)

The Dough Thrower (Cardiff)

Volare Italian Restaurant (Caerphilly)

Elgano Italian Restaurant (Cardiff)

Romeo Ristorante Italiano (Llandudno)

I Giardini Di Sorrento (Cardiff)

Calabrisella Canton (Cardiff)


Turkish Restaurant of the Year

Oz Urfa (Cardiff)

Saray Restaurant (Cardiff)

Turkish Kitchen (Swansea)

Istanbul (Swansea)

Keyif Restaurant (Penarth)

Antalya Turkish Restaurant (Neath)

Lezzet Turkish Kitchen (Cardiff)

SEN BBQ (Cardiff)

The Mediterranean Restaurant (Llandudno)

Valentine’s (Newport)


Lebanese Restaurant of the Year

Mina Lebanese Cuisine (Cardiff)

Mezza Luna (Cardiff)

Shaam Nights Restaurant (Cardiff)

Fattoush (Cardiff)

Lyalena Restaurant (Cardiff)

La Shish Restaurant (Cardiff)

Abo Ali Restaurant & Takeaway (Cardiff)

Shiraz Restaurant (Swansea)

Parmesan House Lebanese Grill (Newport)


Restaurant Team of the Year

West End Fish and Chips (Carmarthen)

Swigg Swansea (Swansea)

Salt Marsh Kitchen (Tywyn)

The Pot Bistro (Cardiff)

Butterflies Bar & Kitchen (BBK) (Blaenavon)

Indulge Restaurant (Conwy)

The Dragon Palace (Saundersfoot)

The Galley at Penarth Yacht Club (Penarth)

The Cellar (Aberaeron)

Martha’s Vineyard (Milford)


Curry Restaurant of the Year

Indiana Cuisine (Fairbourne)

Rasoi Indian Kitchen (Swansea)

Prince Balti (Bridgend)

Star Of Wales (Cardiff)

Maahis (Wrexham)

Tamarind Risca (Newport)

Bokhara Brasserie (Bridgend)

Ijazz (Wrexham)

Indian Lounge (Mold)


Pizza Restaurant of the Year

Top Joe’s (Tenby)

The Real Italian Pizza Co (Cardiff)

Johnny Dough’s Wood-Fired Pizza (Llandudno)

Calabrisella Canton (Cardiff)

Dusty Knuckle Pizza (Cardiff)

Hangin’ Pizzeria (Betws-y-Coed)

Pizzatipi (Cardigan)

The Cardiff Stable (Cardigan)

Crust Pizzeria (Pwllheli)

Stone Rock Pizza (Chepstow)

Da Mara (Cardiff)


Indian Restaurant of the Year

Bombay Brasserie (Haverfordwest)

Duchess of Delhi (Cardiff)

The Grand Sultan (Port Talbot)

Benllech Tandoori Restaurant (Benllech)

Castle Gate Restaurant (Castle View Shopping Centre)

Seven Spice Fun Dining (Haverfordwest)

Mowgli’s Crwys Road Indian Restaurant (Cardiff)

Jamil Indian Restaurant (Pontypridd)

Rasoi Indian Kitchen (Swansea)

Hatti (Newport)


Bangladeshi Restaurant of the Year

Paanshee Restaurant (Prestatyn)

Ty Asha Balti House (Llanrwst)

Sopna Menai Tandoori (Menai Bridge)

Balti Cuisine (Cardiff)

Juboraj Rhiwbina (Cardiff)

Anise (Wrexham)

Spice Fusion (Welshpool)

Jamuna (Cardiff)

The Clay Pit (Penarth)

Red Chilli (Blackwood)


Chinese Restaurant of the Year

The Dragon Palace (Saundersfoot)

Nikki lps Restaurant (Conwy)

New Garden (Bridgend)

Ling’s Restaurant (Bangor)

Happy Gathering (Cardiff)

Summer Palace (Cardiff)

Tops Chinese Restaurant (Llandundo)

Dragon Court (Cardiff)


Japanese Restaurant of the Year

The Ichiban Sushi & Noodle Bar (Cardiff)

Yakitori 1 (Cardiff)

Mount Fuji (Cardiff)

Noodle One (Bangor)

Japanese Sun (Carmarthen)

Osaka (Cardiff)

CHI BAN (Swansea)

Authentic Japanese Foods Ltd and Cafe UP (Swansea)


Nepalese Restaurant of the Year

The Gurkha Corner (Brecon)

Ruchi (Bridgend)

Regency 59 (Abergavenny)

Duchess of Delhi (Cardiff)

New Gurkha Inn (Brecon)

Natraj Tandoori Restaurant (Bridgend)


Thai Restaurant of the Year

Thai Village Restaurant (Cardiff)

Bangkok Café (Cardiff)

Bay View (Swansea)

The Coconut Cove (Abersoch)

Chilli Basil (Cardiff)

Chang Thai Cuisine (Brecon)

The Whole Earth Thai Bistro (Monmouth)

Aroy Dee Thai Noodle Bar (Bangor)

Noodle One (Bangor)

Coach & Horses (Tenby)


Mexican Restaurant of the Year

Los Amigos (Newport)

Mexican Wave (Colwyn Bay)

Vivo Latino (Cardiff)

Manana Restaurant (Abersoch)

Calaca Kitchen (Swansea)

Wahaca Cardiff (Cardiff)

Mokos (Monmouth)


Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year

Restaurant James Sommerin (Penarth)

Coast Restaurant (Saundersfoot)

Juboraj Rhiwbina (Cardiff)

The Classroom (Cardiff)

The River House (Swansea)

The Black Rabbit at the Laleston Inn (Bridgend)

KOLIM Fine Dining (Oswestry)

Bryn Williams Porth Eirias (Colwyn Bay)

On The Hill Restaurant (Ruthin)

Steak and Stamp (Bridgend)


Vegetarian Restaurant of the Year

Vegetarian Food Studio (Cardiff)

Voltaire (Bangor)

Anna Loka (Cardiff)

Yogāya (Swansea)

Atma (Cardiff)

Pieminister (Cardiff)

Mezza Luna (Cardiff)

Soul Spice (Pontypridd)

La Dolce Vita (Colwyn)


Buffet Restaurant of the Year

Eastern Red Chinese Restaurant (Mold)

Ling’s Restaurant (Bangor)

The Golden Well (Bridgend)

Nines Global Buffet (Swansea)

Tiffins Newport – Spytty (Newport)

Indian Ocean: Buffet & Grill (Wrexham)

Phoenix Garden IV (Newport)

Wok 1 Buffet (Deeside)


Outstanding Restaurant of the Year

Swigg Swansea (Swansea)

The Manor (Conwy)

Bullys Restaurant (Cardiff)

J T at 3 Main Street (Fishguard)

Truffle (Swansea)

The Pot Bistro (Cardiff)

The Pepper Pot Bar and Grill (New Quay)

The Galley at Penarth Yacht Club (Penarth)

Bistro Bach (Llandudno)

The Cellar (Aberaeron)


Best World Cuisine

Castell Deudraeth Brasserie (Penrhyndeudraeth)

Good Choice Cuisine (Llanelli)

Bullys Restaurant (Cardiff)

Tyddyn Llan (Corwen)

Indiana Cuisine (Fairbourne)

Purple Poppadom (Cardiff)

Bouchon De Rossi (Swansea)

The Pant y Gwydr Restaurant (Swansea)

Panshee Swansea (Swansea)

Zinco Lounge (Swansea)


Street Food Restaurant of the Year

Sticky Fingers Street Food (Cardiff)

Chai Street (Canton) (Cardiff)

Mowgli Street Food (Cardiff)

Poon’s Street Food (Carmarthen)

Pregos Street Food (Cardiff)

The Lime Crab (New Quay)

Cafe Môr – The Pembrokeshire Beachfood Company (Pembroke)


Seafood Restaurant of the Year

Salt Marsh Kitchen (Tywyn)

Proper Gander (Tywyn)

The Swan Inn (Llangollen)

The Dining Room (Abersoch)

The Gate Llanfrechfa (Llanfrechfa)

The Bluebell Deli & Bistro (New Quay)

The Lobster Pot Restaurant (Holyhead)

The Seahorse Restaurant (Llandudno)

The Shed Bistro (Haverfordwest)


Family Restaurant of the Year

Ship Inn (Pontypridd)

Blueberry’s (Tenby)

Prices Arms Coelbren (Neath)

The Farmers Arms (Rhymney)

Byrgyr (Aberystwyth)

Janz Restaurant & BB’s Bar (Saundersfoot)

Bistro 8 (Woodfieldside)

Nantyffin Cider Mill Inn (Crickhowell)

Drovers Arms (Mold)


Romantic Restaurant of the Year

Ty Castell (Caernarfon)

Signatures Restaurant (Conwy)

The Black Rabbit at the Laleston Inn (Bridgend)

Gaerwen Arms (Gaerwen)

The Pepper Pot Bar and Grill (New Quay)

The Granary (Newtown)

The Cripple Creek Inn (Abergavenny)

Lotus (Swansea)

Slice (Swansea)

Bouchon De Rossi (Swansea)


Best of Cardiff

The Brass Beetle (Cardiff)

The Bagel and Burger Kitchen (Cardiff)

The Brook Bistro (Cardiff)

Chapel 1877 Bar & Restaurant (Cardiff)

The Clink Cymru (Cardiff)

I Giardini Di Sorrento (Cardiff)

Elgano Italian Restaurant (Cardiff)

Got Beef (Cardiff)

Bar 44 Cardiff (Cardiff)

Milkwood (Cardiff)


South Indian Restaurant of the Year

Duchess of Delhi (Cardiff)

Salkaara (Cardiff)

Shoboraj (Newport)

The Three Mughals (Newport)

Mango House Restaurant (Mrthyr Tydfil)

The New Lahore (Newport)

Le Raj (South Cornelly)

Mint and Mustard (Cardiff)

Tamarind Risca (Newport)


Best of Swansea

Britannia Inn (Swansea)

Swigg Swansea (Swansea)

The Secret Beach Bar & Kitchen (Swansea)

Hanson at the Chelsea Restaurant (Swansea)

The Pant y Gwydr Restaurant (Swansea)

Bouchon De Rossi (Swansea)

Grape & Olive (Swansea)

Turtle Bay Swansea (Swansea)

Gallinis Italian Restaurant (Swansea)

Madeira Restaurante Swansea (Swansea)

La Braseria (Swansea)

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