Eating 'in' North Wales
Whether we’re dining out at one of North Wales’ many excellent eateries, or knocking up a scrummy meal at home, all of us here at Menai Holiday Cottages just love our food! Today we’re talking you through three of our favourite places to eat; and they have all been kind enough to share a fabulous recipe with us that you can follow to get a restaurant quality meal in the comfort of your own self catering holiday cottage. The full recipes can be found in our publication on anything and everything that makes North Wales so wonderful, The Handbook Volume 2. Download your own pdf copy by clicking here and start cooking.
The Coconut Kitchen: Abersoch, Llyn Peninsula
From humble beginnings over 10 years ago as a take away ‘food truck’, The Coconut Kitchen’s philosophy has remained the same - to serve quality, fresh, authentic food using the local produce and seafood they have on their doorstep. All the dishes served in the harbour-side restaurant are inspired by Thailand and other parts of Asia. Voted ‘Best Oriental Restaurant in Wales’ at the Food Awards Wales in 2015 and 2016, it has been so popular with visitors and local alike, they launched a range of curry pastes and sauces so customers can re-create the Head Chef’s authentic Thai dishes at home.
Pictured: Pan Fried Scallops with a Soba Noodle, Courgette and Pomegranate Salad. See the recipe in The Handbook Volume 2, downloadable here.
The Black Lion Inn: Llanfaethlu, Anglesey
This cosy, beautifully renovated 18th century country pub lets locally sourced ingredients shine. In addition to the slow roasted lamb featured here, signature dishes include Menai Mussels in a creamy garlic butter sauce, black pudding bon bons, pea puree and local bacon and Bara Brith bread and butter pudding.
Pictured: Braised Shoulder of Anglesey Lamb, Crush Potatoes, Mint Oil and Homegrown Vegetables. See the recipe in The Handbook Volume 2, downloadable here.
Castle Cottage: Harlech, Snowdonia
One of the oldest buildings in Harlech is home to this super five star restaurant. Castle Cottage has won numerous awards over the years and continues to champion the finest welsh produce. Owners Glyn and Jacqueline Roberts pride themselves on making classic dishes with a modern twist in this 16th century setting. A must visit for fine dining in Snowdonia.
Pictured: Cardigan Bay Sea Bass with Linguine, Asparagus and Pine Nuts. See the recipe in The Handbook Volume 2, downloadable here.