Review on Lake Vyrnwy Hotel
The setting is a stunner. Built in the latter years of the nineteenth century – around the same time as the huge masonry dam nearby – the hotel stands proud on the slopes of the Berwyn Mountains surrounded by the 24,000-acre Vyrnwy Estate.
The dramatic landscape of Snowdonia with its craggy mountains, forests and spectacular waterfalls creates a bewitching backdrop to the scene. Wildlife abounds and the whole area is a country lover's paradise.
The kitchen gleans most of its raw materials from the hotel garden, the lake and the estate, as well as a small farm which produces much of the lamb that finds its way onto the seasonal menus (roast loin with cumin, orange, Moroccan spiced couscous cucumber tzatziki and cardamom jus for example).
Other emphatically Welsh creations might include organic Pantysgawn goats' cheese and woodland mushroom clafoutis with Conwy mustard ice cream, rocket and walnut pesto, or confit of wild rabbit and homemade piccalilli. Fish also shows up strongly (seared halibut fillet with cauliflower purée, salsify fritters, pak choi , tomato and ginger butter sauce, for example), while desserts could feature dark chocolate fudge cake with mint choc-chip ice cream.
Lake Vyrnwy Hotel is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Hardens, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 1.45pm
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.15pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card