We are very lucky here in North East Wales as we have stunning stretch of coastline that would challenge any country in the world. And this translates into the stunning food we have on offer on our coastline, from the quirky little eateries to the large restaurants that offer a splash of the sea and local Welsh products to our visitors. With the 2018 theme for Wales being Year of the Sea this coastal experience is a huge part of our push for this area and for you to discover a different holiday experience in North Wales.
We asked The Rare Welsh Bit to go out and try some of the coastal dining experiences that’s to be had in North East Wales. This blog was focusing on the coastal dining experience of North East Wales and we have highlighted the places that Kacie experienced on her travels.
Want to try somewhere really different on the beach? After a good walk along the coastal path near Talacre Beach you can try the quirky little cafe of Lola and Suggs in Talacre. You will feel like you are leaving the beach outside but feel like you never left as the decor inside makes you feel like you’re sitting in a little beach shack. With a rustic a simple look the cafe makes you feel warm and summery (even in the winter months). You will not have to keep your dog outside either as the cafe is dog friendly making it the perfect place to stop off for a well deserved break and coffee following a dog walk.
With an offer of breakfast, sandwiches, daily specials, ice cream sundaes and baked treats, the menu is in line with what you’d expect from a typical beach cafe, with fairly reasonable prices with a friendly and proper Welsh welcome.
Details: Lola and Suggs Cafe | Station Rd, Holywell, CH8 9RD | 01745 888488
The Point, Flintshire
Looking for more of a meal and restaurant experience? Located on the coastline of Talacre. The Point Bar and Restaurant will certainly be one of the most quirky places you will ever seat, as the colour you will see once you arrive is lively and also the decor is bright and welcoming with the bar itself being decorated with painted wooden doors. With seats taken from church pews and air-planes these little things makes this stop that bit more special and memorable. Other highlights include a vintage cinema-style popcorn machine, retro arcade games, a booth made from corrugated iron and car doors affectionately titled ‘Alfie’s Shack’, 70s band memorabilia and a set of doors sourced from an old vestry.
The food menu features all of the usual pub grub suspects like pie, steak and bangers n’ mash, with a handful of gourmet dishes like sticky pork noodles with aniseed carrots and crispy potato ribbons, and sea and river shellfish chowder with a Spanish twist. And when it comes to drinking, The Point claims to have the biggest gin collection in north Wales and the bar serves a range of beers, ales and ciders on draught and by the bottle, besides the usual spirits and wines.
Details: The Point | 36 Station Rd, Talacre, Holywell, CH8 9RP | 01745 851734
Located on the first floor of the Pavilion Theatre on Rhyl Waterfront, 1891 Restaurant and Bar offers breathtaking views over the north Wales coast, across to Snowdonia and beyond. Although the awe-inspiring views can only be seen by day, this historical venue is just as beautiful by night, when the front of the Pavilion Theatre is lit up in different colours and the restaurant is transformed into a glamorous dining space complete with twinkling fairy lights. the restaurant sources quality ingredients within a 30-mile radius of the restaurant or, wherever possible, from elsewhere in north Wales. Described as a ‘bistro-style’, the menu features creative dishes created using fresh produce, with a focus on pretty plating. An Instagrammer’s dream.
Details: Pavilion Theatre, E Parade, Rhyl LL18 3AQ | 01745 330000 | www.1891rhyl.com
This family run traditional inn can be found at the top of Prestatyn Mountain in the tranquil conservation village of Gwaenysgor located in the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Its location is ideal for walkers and sightseers alike, or just for relaxing and enjoying the views. With a menu that’s contemporary and British you will be sure to have fantastic food at a reasonable price, making it a perfect place for that stop off point from your walk.
Details: Lon Capel, Gwaenysgor, Rhyl LL18 6EJ | 01745 856391 | www.eagleandchild.com
Lose yourself in the fabrics of Abakhan Fabrics in Mostyn and enjoy a full menu that is bound to fill you up and hit the taste buds of anyone. From a daily menu, to afternoon tea and all the way to Fish Friday at the end of the week you will be sure to find something tasty at Abakhan. With their unique Abakhan breakfast you can be sure to start the day right with this full breakfast before the deadline of 11.00am.
Details: Abakhan, Coast Road, Mostyn, Flintshire, CH8 9DX | 01745 562100 | www.cafeatabakhan.co.uk
See the full blog here and get a fuller view of the food and experience that Kacie had in North East Wales.