Posted on 17/05/2018 by David
North Wales is a lovely destination for a romantic getaway; share an ice cream at the seaside, indulge in a massage at a luxurious spa, or take a long stroll through the beautiful countryside.
After all that, you’ve no doubt worked up an appetite – luckily for you, we’re also home to a number of exquisite spots for an intimate meal à deux.
Castell Deudraeth Brasserie,
Portmeirion Village, Penrhyndeudraeth
Portmeirion is one of North Wales’ most enigmatic locales, and is the perfect backdrop for your romantic evening. Picture-perfect in the summer and endlessly fascinating in the winter, this is a truly unique place.
It’s impossible not to fall in love with the eclectic architecture and pastel colour scheme here, so it's guaranteed to tee-up a romantic evening.
Spend the day wandering the Italianate village, stopping for plenty of pictures, before heading to Castell Deudraeth Brasserie for Welsh lamb, mussels or scallops, before retiring to the lounge for a cosy nightcap.
Where to stay: get away from it all at Welsh farm cottage, Dinas, in the Snowdonia National Park.
The Quay Hotel, Deganwy
Combining gourmet fare with breath-taking views, a meal at The Quay Hotel in Deganwy is a superb choice for a special occasion.
Kick the evening off in style with drinks from the extensive wine and cocktail list; the Terrace Bar is a fantastic option for a cosy chat watching the sunset. The award-winning restaurant here serves up sumptuous dishes, complemented by views out over Conwy Castle and the surrounding mountains.
To make a day of it, why not arrange a romantic massage at the in-hotel spa?
Where to stay: the Garden Rooms is a cosy bolthole made for two, just a stone's throw from the coast.
Bryn Tyrch Inn, Capel Curig
After a day wandering Snowdonia, settle in at this beautiful inn and enjoy a wonderful evening.
The Bryn uses locally sourced ingredients to create a beautiful à la carte menu alongside seasonal specials. Bryn Tyrch was named the Welsh Pub of the Year at this year’s prestigious AA Hospitality Awards, so you’re guaranteed a sensational experience.
We recommend enjoying a post-dinner drink snuggled up next to the fire, or even head outside to take in the clear skies with a drink in hand.
Where to stay: Ty Bont is a quaint country cottage surrounded by stunning alpine scenery.
Signatures Restaurant, Conwy
Don’t let this restaurant’s location fool you; Signatures Restaurant is set within a holiday resort, and is one of North Wales’s finest places to eat. It’s also close to a lovely stretch of beach, so you don’t have to go far for a moonlit stroll with your love.
Local ingredients are the heroes in the innovative, gourmet menu, which is served in the ultra-stylish dining room by attentive staff who make sure your night is nothing short of special.
Dress up, and head to Signatures for ‘Veal Two Ways’, Wood Pigeon, or an Assiette of amazing desserts. Bliss!
Where to stay: you can't get much more romantic than the medieval town of Conwy and White o Morn is set within the walls, very special.
Bertie’s Restaurant, Ruthin
For an evening fit for royalty, you can’t go wrong with Bertie’s Restaurant, inside Ruthin Castle. The restaurant is named after King Edward VII, who visited many times; and if it’s good enough for him…!
Wander the grounds and treat your loved one like a king or queen, before settling into a quiet corner to indulge in a sumptuous meal.
The hotel here puts on monthly ‘Medieval Feasts’ for a really unique and social ambience, though should you prefer to spend the evening wrapped up in your loved one’s company, the relaxed atmosphere in the restaurant is perfect.
Where to stay: country views and rural charm, Ddol Felin has it in bucketloads - how romantic.
Chateau Rhianfa, Menai Bridge
Grade II-listed Chateau Rhianfa offers an unbeatable setting for a special meal, whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply enjoying a getaway with your partner.
Fittingly for a chateau, the restaurant here serves Welsh gourmet cuisine with a ‘French twist’, and you can look forward to dishes made with Menai mussels and Conwy lamb.
Chateau Rhianfa has won numerous awards for its food and been named on plenty of lists of the top dining destinations, so this is definitely the place to go if you want to ‘wow’ your date!
Where to stay: located just across the water in Bangor, small and perfectly formed Tyddyn Syndney Bach is made for two!
Palé Hall, Bala
Multi-award winning and a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux group, Palé Hall is a real showstopper. There’s nothing more romantic than the tranquil, serene surroundings here. The luxury hotel is just on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, with beautiful grounds to explore.
Step inside, and you’ll be transported back in time; grand wooden staircases, elegant sitting areas and three gorgeous dining rooms are the ideal backdrop to your memorable evening.
For a really special meal, we love The Library, for its cosy atmosphere and historic glamour. Dining here is a true gourmet affair, with ingredients like Norfolk quail and Welsh black beef to savour; the tasting menu is a must for foodies.
Where to stay: with views of Bala Lake and the Snowdonia countryside, the Barn is a romantic retreat with a contemporary twist.