If you are in Caernarfon and looking for some hearty and traditional fare after spending your day traipsing through the beautiful and dramatic landscapes of the Snowdonia National Park, you can do no wrong with Seiont Manor, located about three miles outside of the royal town.
You can enjoy a traditional afternoon tea if that’s what you’re after, with a selection of dainty sandwiches, handmade cakes and pastries, speciality teas and, of course, a beautiful scone or two.
If you want to make the most of the views while eating in a slightly less formal manner, then you’ll want to dine in the Conservatory. Expect fresh pasta dishes, gourmet burgers and delicious desserts.
Fancy heading a little upmarket? Then we’d suggest plumping for the Llwyn y Brain Dining Room, where you can enjoy such delights as braised pork belly with scallops and sage reduction, duck breast with savoy cabbage and chocolate sauce, or rosemary gnocchi with a side of ratatouille.
Desserts are where the Dining Room really shines, however, with a pistachio and orange cake with a citrus sorbet and the study of peach being among the best. Or of course, you could opt for the Welsh cheese board – delicious!
Close to Llanrug, Seiont Manor is well signposted. It is located just off Llanberis Road (A4086).
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