Review on Craig-y-Dderwen
An enviable position by the banks of the River Conwy on the outskirts of Betwys y Coed (not far from Waterloo Bridge), Craig-y-Dderwen is approached via a long driveway that meanders through the hotel's 16 acres of beautiful grounds and gardens. All around are breathtaking views of the wooded slopes of the Conwy Valley.
The formal Riverside Restaurant naturally overlooks the water, and it makes an elegant setting for food with a strong local accent (much comes from the hotel's own kitchen garden). The Welsh theme shows in seasonal Conwy mussel chowder, rack of lamb with a parcel of 24-hour roasted mutton, and in dishes such as fillet of Tremeirchion trout stuffed with goats' cheese and laverbread, wrapped in Carmarthen ham and served with hollandaise sauce.
Elsewhere, Europe contributes chilled lasagne of char-grilled monkfish and crab with citrus-pickled cucumber, stuffed tenderloin and confit belly pork with pickled apple tarte Tatin, and desserts such as Paris Brest or coffee bean crème brûlée. The 100-bin wine list comes with illuminating tasting notes.
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Modern Welsh / European
Aden Paul Goosey
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Sat & Sun
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.30pm Mon-Sun
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express