Dylan’s, Menai Bridge (Where to Eat)

Dylan’s is something of an institution in north wales. With four locations (Criccieth, Llandudno, Conwy and – the one we visited – Menai Bridge on Anglesey), and fiercely proud of its Welsh roots, it serves some incredible local produce.

Dylan’s specifically hunts for Welsh suppliers for its ingredients. There are little maps in the restaurants that show where they source their food and drink from, and it is this locality which really makes a difference in a restaurant like this.

Back to our visit. Dylan’s in Menai Bridge is in an absolutely STUNNING location. Right on the straits with floor to ceiling windows at the front allowing an unspoiled view of the sea. Beautiful.

We were lucky enough to get a table right in the window, in the corner (I would request this if you book, it makes all the difference) and it was so enjoyable to watch the boats go past as we ate.

The staff were very accommodating with our daughter (always a worry when a place looks fancy!) and the amount of high chairs they had told us that children are more than welcome – and they do have a children’s menu too.

When you are so close to the sea, it makes no sense not to eat seafood – so I had to order their speciality, Prydau Arbennig – sustainable, locally sourced mussels from the Menai Straits themselves, in a creamy sauce, with salty, crispy fries on the side for dipping. It was spectacular, especially with a glass of the Chenin blanc on the side.

My husband went for the Menai Strait pizza – another seafood heavy dish with crab, prawns and mussels along with chilli, basil, mozzarella and basil oil. I didn’t get to try any because he ate it too quickly- and I think that’s all the recommendation you need for that dish!

He drank Nokota IPA from Wild Horse Brewing Company based in Llandudno and he loved that, too.

Overall, we had a faultless lunch at Dylan’s in Menai Bridge. If you are in the area, you must visit for lunch. Take a trip to their shop/deli in Menai Bridge, too! I bought a bottle of hot honey there that is currently making its way into everything I cook.

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