Dylan’sCriccieth, Llŷn Peninsula

Dylan's, Criccieth, Llŷn Peninsula, North Wales

Dylan’s restaurant was a 2015 addition to the seaside village of Criccieth. It is a unique and extremely popular restaurant and bar with sea views, renowned for its spectacular seafood dishes. One of their specialities is their locally sourced mussels in cream and cider - but don’t fret, with a large selection of meat and vegetarian options as well as a children’s menu, there is something to suit everyone’s pallette.


Dylan’s has got a great ‘restaurant recipe’ - a large varied menu, classic dishes, excellent staff, a spacious contemporary dining space and a ‘meet and greet bar’. Not to mention the outstanding location! The restaurant is set in the ‘Moranedd’ building designed by Portmeirion architect Sir Clough William-Ellis, and Dylan’s followed his original blueprint - the result, a beautiful building beside the beautiful beach looking over to Criccieth castle. This superb venue holds annual events including film nights, comedy and music for all to enjoy.

Dylan’s has been awarded Harden’s Best UK Restaurants 2016 and the Michelin guide 2016 - and quite rightly so! Locals and tourists alike return time and time again to get a taste of the prawn, squid and scallop tacos, spicy lamb kofta, and of course Dylan’s club pizza. There are daily changing specials to keep regular visitors on their toes, and sharerers and platters for those who want a little taste of everything. All dishes are locally sourced where possible, well cooked and well presented. There are several desserts to choose from too! The Messy Mon ‘Eton mess’ is a true crowd pleaser, and you can’t go wrong with Dylan’s Caramel Sundae!

Your meal can be enjoyed inside the restaurant in the thick of the great atmosphere, or it can be enjoyed outside on the terrace overlooking Criccieth beach - pure bliss! If we may say so ourselves, with one of Dylan’s fabulous cocktails in hand, an evening doesn’t get much better than this! From Gin and Earl Grey martini to Malibu punch, you may have to stay all night to try them all!

Opening times

They do close on Christmas Day and Boxing day.

Food is served from 12pm with bookings being taken up to 9.30pm.


Dietary requirements

All diets are catered for (gluten-free, vegan, dairy intolerance, vegetarian, etc.) as there are plenty of options on the menu and special requirements can be accommodated for with prior arrangement.



On-site disabled parking available. There is a large public car park directly opposite the restaurant too.



It's very accessible.



Dogs are welcome on the terrace.


Other useful info

  • Advised to book in advance, especially for groups larger than six people - although staff will do the best they can to accommodate you if you happen to drop in without a booking.

  • Dylan’s restaurant is on the seafront in Criccieth with sea views and you are able to see Criccieth castle from outside.


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