Review on Bodysgallen Hall
A majestic mansion looking out over Llandudno, Bodysgallen takes the country-house style in its stride. Water features, impeccably manicured grounds and an eighteenth-century knot garden are just the beginning: go through the ancient wooden front door, take a look inside and you'll be bowled over by the refinement, comfort and luxury of it all – especially when the log fires are blazing.
The kitchen aims for sophistication but keeps its eyes peeled for the best seasonal produce. Dinner might begin with hand-dived scallop with crisp pork belly, fresh peas and truffle or a pressing of confit duck with pickled beetroot and salt duck, before a palate-cleansing sorbet. Next, there might be best end of Welsh lamb with morels, broad beans and tarragon butter or turbot with mustard-glazed ham knuckle, spring greens and smoked bacon sauce.
As a conclusion, you might try the plate of tropical fruit puddings or tonka bean parfait with warm chocolate madeleines. The wine list spans the globe from Australia to – yes – Wales, gathering up gems along the way from house recommendations to a 'cellarman's choice'.
A second restaurant '1620' recently opened in the old Wynn Rooms coach house attached to the Hall. Expect a more casual approach, good value and equally innovative food.
Bodysgallen Hall is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.30 - 1.45pm Tue-Sat (3.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.00pm Tue-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express