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Features 3 minutes 07 July 2021

Michelin Star Restaurants in Wales

Which Welsh restaurants have a Michelin Star, a Bib Gourmand or a Michelin Green Star?

Michelin Star 2021 Wales

Five restaurants in Wales have One Michelin Star


Walnut Tree, Llanddewi Skirrid

35 - 60 GBP • Modern British

This iconic restaurant sits in rolling hills, two miles east of Abergavenny and has been famous since the 1960s as a destination restaurant. Chef Shaun Hill has been behind the stoves here for over 20 years, cooking the sort of food he likes to eat himself and the restaurant has held a Michelin Star since 2010. Top quality seasonal ingredients, including local beef and game, are used in balanced, perfectly judged dishes, whose apparent simplicity belies the expert craftmanship behind them.

Dishes could include:
• Squab pigeon with petits pois à la française
• Creedy Carver duck breast with confit leg and spelt risotto
• Somloi - Hungarian trifle with walnuts, apricots and rum

Walnut Tree, Llanddewi Skirrid
Walnut Tree, Llanddewi Skirrid

Ynyshir, Machynlleth

200 - 300 GBP • Creative

Located on the edge of a RSPB reserve, this destination restaurant in a modern country house is the antithesis of buttoned-up and stuffy; start your evening with a drink and some tunes from the resident DJ. Chef-owner Gareth is passionate about meat, buying whole Welsh Wagyu which he matures himself, and the menu is made up of tasty, vibrant small plates which blend Welsh ingredients with Asian flavours. The chefs bring the dishes to the table themselves and this personal approach helps to create an immersive dining experience.

Dishes could include:
• Raw lobster and nahm jim
• Welsh Wagyu rib with shiitake and seaweed
• Tiramisu

Ynyshir, Machynlleth
Ynyshir, Machynlleth

Sosban & The Old Butchers, Menai Bridge

59 - 125 GBP • Modern Cuisine

Owners Stephen and Bethan offer a culinary journey to a select number of guests at this relaxed, intimate restaurant in a rustic former butcher’s shop on the Isle of Anglesey. The surprise menu showcases locally sourced Welsh produce in original, boldly flavoured dishes. Sublime combinations are expertly balanced, demonstrating Stephen’s innate understanding of cooking techniques, while Bethan is a natural host, who gets the pace of the service spot on.

Dishes could include:
• Cod crackling with banana, sea blight and peanut
• Salt marsh lamb, lettuce, shrimp and sheep’s yoghurt
• Celeriac, buttermilk, apple and sorrel

Sosban & The Old Butchers, Menai Bridge
Sosban & The Old Butchers, Menai Bridge

Beach House, Oxwich

54 - 86 GBP • Modern Cuisine

This charming restaurant has a beautiful, secluded setting right on the sands of Oxwich Bay, and chef and native Welshman Hywel Griffith champions produce from local farmers and fishermen as well as providing menus written in both English and Welsh. Sophisticated, classically based cooking offers well-judged flavour contrasts, with the various components of each dish working together to put the spotlight on its main ingredient. Don’t miss the Welsh cheeseboard!

Dishes could include:
• Hand-dived scallop, pork belly, hazelnut, coriander and ox broth
• Oxwich Bay lobster, charred baby gem, laverbread, potato and grapefruit butter sauce
• Bara brith soufflé with tea ice cream

Beach House, Oxwich
Beach House, Oxwich

The Whitebrook, Whitebrook

47 - 95 GBP • Creative British

Chris Harrod isn’t one to blow his own trumpet but it’s a melodious tune he’s playing here at his remotely set restaurant. Chris describes his cooking as ‘environment-led’ and 90% of produce comes from within 12 miles, with rare breed meats from down the road and sea vegetables from the Severn Estuary; the team also make use of foraged ingredients and grow herbs, fruit and vegetables in their own polytunnel. The refined, balanced dishes have a beautiful subtlety which lets these first-class ingredients shine through.

Dishes could include:
• Parsnip with salted plum, truffle and wilted greens
• Middle White suckling pig with pear, celeriac and sorrel
• Woodruff mousse with hazelnut, nettle, blackberries and quince kombucha

The Whitebrook, Whitebrook
The Whitebrook, Whitebrook

There are two restaurants with a Michelin Bib Gourmand in Wales


Named after Bibendum – the Michelin Man – the Bib Gourmand award highlights restaurants offering good food at competitive prices.

Hare & Hounds, Aberthin

28 - 41 GBP • Traditional British

The Hare & Hounds dates back over 300 years and comes with bags of character, from its solid stone walls to its wood-burning stove. The relaxed, friendly team add to the character of the place and the chef has a passionate desire to make this pub the most seasonal in Wales. Menus change twice daily and are led by produce from his 3 acre allotment, the family farms and his hunting and foraging trips.

Dishes could include:
• Crispy pig's cheek with chicory, mustard and pickled apple
• Welsh Black sirloin, Jerusalem artichoke and pickled shallots
• Forced rhubarb soufflé

Hare & Hounds, Aberthin
Hare & Hounds, Aberthin

Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias, Colwyn Bay

21 - 37 GBP • Modern British

This striking brasserie is right on the promenade, a stone’s throw away from the sea, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Colwyn Bay. The eponymous owner is a proud Welshman who hails from Denbigh and his cooking is chock-full of Welsh produce. The vibe is friendly and laid-back, and locally caught fish and shellfish lead the way on the unfussy, great value menu.

Dishes could include:
• Salt and pepper squid
• Smoked haddock with crushed potatoes, poached egg and butter sauce
• Baked Alaska

Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias, Colwyn Bay
Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias, Colwyn Bay

One restaurant in Wales has a Michelin Green Star

The Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2021 saw the introduction of the new Green Star distinction which highlights restaurants that are at the forefront of the industry when it comes to their sustainable practices. 23 restaurants won this new award in the whole of the UK and Ireland.

Henry Robertson – Palé Hall, Llandderfel

70 - 90 GBP • Modern British

This elegant restaurant is at the Palé Hall Hotel, with a lovely view of its garden. Menus reflect the seasons, and the local larder is very much to the fore in the tasty dishes – including organic herbs, fruits and vegetables grown in their own walled garden. They have an on-site hydro-electric plant, which provides carbon-neutral energy to power the entire hotel and also run an incentive scheme for innovative contributions to reduce their carbon footprint.

Dishes could include:
• Nori and citrus cured Arctic Char with tomato, basil and ponzu
• Welsh Black beef sirloin with pommes dauphine, maitake and stout sauce
• Yoghurt mousse with basil sorbet and white chocolate

Henry Robertson – Palé Hall, Llandderfel
Henry Robertson – Palé Hall, Llandderfel

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