Review on Dawson's @ the Castle Hotel
Built on the site of an ancient Cistercian abbey, the exterior of this family-run coaching inn has been attractively re-fashioned with local granite and Ruabon brickwork, and is now one of Conwy's most photographed buildings – along with the town's historic castle. Painted scenes from the bard's plays (courtesy of Victorian artist and illustrator John Dawson-Watson) line the walls of Shakespeare's Restaurant, and the menu does its best to celebrate Welsh produce in contemporary fashion.
For starters, you might be offered crispy belly pork on 'own recipe' black pudding with white bean purée or mille-feuille of Conwy mussels, while main courses could embrace roast rump of lamb with spring onion mash, shallot and tomato jus or roast fillet of cod with spiced lentils. To conclude, try rhubarb and walnut tart or dip into the fine selection of Welsh cheeses.
If you're short of time, make a beeline for Dawsons Bar Cuisine, which provides an extensive menu of casual, bistro-style food in unfussy surroundings. The wine list is a workmanlike assortment of quaffable bottles bolstered by some finer vintages for those wanting to splash out.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 through until
Dinner: 9.30pm (10.00pm Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express