If you’re spending a bit of time in the lovely coastal town of Porthmadog in Gwynedd, then we would recommend taking a little bit of time to relax in the Yr Hen Fecws restaurant.
The food is all locally sourced and freshly prepared, and the chef offers up a mixture of contemporary and traditional choices, meaning you have the best of both worlds from which to choose.
On the traditional side, you have things such as a simple eggs benedict or a beautiful Welsh rump steak with blue cheese salad, whereas the contemporary choices include a tasty seafood gumbo and crispy duck with halloumi croutons. Finish it off with a homemade treacle tart and a pint of local ale.
Conversely, you could pop in for a quick lunch after having explored the town, giving you the fuel to go outside the borders and get to know the Snowdonia National Park.
Found within Porthmadog town, Yr Hen Fecws is located just off the high street. Due to its central location, town parking is available nearby.
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