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Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias, Conwy, Clwyd
Award-winning

Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias

4.6
4.6
3223 reviews
£25 and under
Seafood
This big open space with its easy, informal mood has an open kitchen where Bryn’s team of chefs turn simple, local, seasonal ingredients into extraordinary bistro-style food. Menus are served all day by interesting people who really understand food, and there are no rules, so you can do what you like: tuck into breakfast, graze over small plates at the bar, share a Sunday feast with family, watch the sun go down with friends. Good times with good people, and no distance between you and the beach.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 16 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, British, English
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 9:30 am–11:15 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–2:15 pm Afternoon Tea Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–3:15 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    01492 533700
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2023
  • Area
    Colwyn Bay
  • Parking Details
    Free parking available at the back of Bryn Williams @ Porth Eirias. Disabled parking available.
  • Public Transit
    Train station 10 minute walk and bus stop 10 minute walk from bistro.
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

What 3,223 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • North Wales

    Best Overall

  • North Wales

    Best Food

  • North Wales

    Best Service

  • North Wales

    Best Ambience

  • North Wales

    Best Value

  • North Wales

    Good for business meals

  • North Wales

    Good for business meals

  • North Wales

    Child-friendly

  • North Wales

    Healthy

  • North Wales

    Good for special occasions

  • North Wales

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • North Wales

    Lively

  • North Wales

    Most Booked

3,223 Reviews
  1. LeanneW

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat at the bar as the restaurant tables were full. We received fantastic service in a really busy Saturday night. We went with the specials and each course was great.you can also see the kitchen working and they were calm and seemed like a great team

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    North Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with great service. Would recommend.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    North Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous experience with real quality food and lovey staff.

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  4. Malbraman

    North Wales

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All our food choices were excellent but dish of the day was the John Dory fish with curried butter beans and mussels. Fabulous. Both our desserts were excellent too. The Crème Brûlée and the Baked Alaska were both absolutely delicious.

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  5. JaneP

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance and great food. This is the best place we have eaten during our stay in Wales to date. Loved everything about our lunch. The food was delicious. Will definitely dine there again. Highly recommend by our daughter and didn’t disappoint.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful lunch at Porth Eirias and it was a real treat for ourselves. Service was excellent as staff were really pleasant, focused and attentive. The quality of the food was superb and my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed a shared main - The Fish Pie. We will certainly return. The only slight downside was that the sea view was distracted by the amount of litter blowing around in the wind outside the restaurant. This was the fault of the local council who had not cleared up after an event on the previous day. That was a real shame and unfair on the restaurant and guests. That aside, a big well done to the staff at Porth Eirias and Thank You.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    North Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We love the venue and the staff were polite but a little inconsistent in their attention, eg initially bringing the wrong order however, when one of our group asked for water a young waiter then charmingly went into full waiter mode and with one arm behind his back poured water for us all! The food was also inconsistent. Mostly well cooked, but two of our guests had bacon that was quite burnt on one side. The quality of the food was good though. Really good sausage, good back bacon, and black pudding .Would have been nice to be a bit more generous than just the meagre half tomato, and maybe an exra slice of toast ?

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    North Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect location to take family for breakfast with the added bonus of window table and glorious sunny morning. Service excellent and both waiters very courteous. The full breakfast was served promptly and our party of 4 were very satisfied. Will definitely return .

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    On arrival we thought we were walking into a tourist board information area. Bare at empty until you reached a reception desk. Asked if we could order a drink at the bar. Sat on bar stools so could see clearly how disorganised & chaotic the bar was. Empty glasses & bottles everywhere with a throughly fed up barman . It took 35 minutes for our drink to arrive by which time our table was ready. We sat & had our order taken efficiently. The food was just good not amazing as is projected by the restaurant. We will see not return. Also through no fault of their own the front of restaurant is a public footpath where shirtless youths hung around smoking etc

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    North Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent all round. My sister who lives in North Wales said, " it was the nicest meal out since she has lived here".

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  11. BarryH

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The welcome one arrival was warm and professional. the wait however to be offered drinks, have an order taken and deliver the drinks was around 20 minutes. Once food was ordered we waited 20 minutes for bread, however the waiter apologised for the delay and did not charge us for the bread. The food was super, plenty of it, very tasty, although slightly too much salt for my taste and why do chefs add extra as it leaves the pass! The trout was cooked exceptionally well and tasted excellent as did the crab linguine. Overall a good experience, excellent food and good value for money, just need to employ 1 more person to speed up the drinks service.

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  12. JohnnyS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and staff were fantastic. Unfortunately they were understaffed. So service was a little slow and I had to ask for the bill more than once. For the money paid I'd expect a little better.

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  13. TrevorR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, friendly staff, very informal atmosphere and speedy service. A lovely place to have a relaxing lunch

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  14. DawnT

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely evening a great view and lovely sunset to add to the whole experience. The food was amazing and the staff were lovely would highly recommend.

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  15. WendyB

    North Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good service at Bryns- very reliable for a great evening of good food and service not to mention the great location by the sea Would highly recommend

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    North Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Visited on a Sunday lunchtime in May and the restaurant was busy but not too noisy, also service was very good. The food quality was good and we both enjoyed our meal.

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  17. SimonR

    Devon

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was not quite as good as usual, service was really slow, not like we normally get. Off day?

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic evening, great value for money, the staff were really attentive and engaging. Only slight problem, forgot to check the specials board. My issue. Will be rushing back next time I’m back in Rhos-on-sea. Or perhaps you could open a restaurant in Basingstoke.

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  19. Potherb

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our 3rd visit to Porth Eirias and we had a great time, once again. The service was friendly and helpful and the food brilliant. Although there wasn't a massive choice for meat eaters (it is fabulous for seafood!), the lamb rump was delicious. The desserts were lovely, too. All of us in our party of 10 left feeling like we'd had a treat.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    North Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a really lovely meal and the staff were outstanding.

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  21. HelenaS

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The 3 of us really enjoyed our meal yesterday, we all had the plaice which was delicious. One small thing, one of us didn’t want the dressing on his salad, and asked for some Olive oil and balsamic vinegar, but you weren’t able to provide this. Anyway, when we’re next near Porth Eirias we will certainly dine here at Bryn Williams

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    North Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience alone is 5* but the staff are ALWAYS 10*

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best restaurant around for miles!! The food is superb, never fails to impress, fresh ingredients, professionally executed, presented snd served. Bryn Williams is a top notch restaurant, with comfortable seating and awesome views overlooking the beach and sea. The serving staff are most welcoming, professional and friendly. I would recommend this restaurant without any doubt! Keep it up I say!

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  24. JaneH

    North Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a treat for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Everything was delicious from squid to scotch egg’s starter then to tender welsh lamb, crab linguine and fish fingers. Even managed room to share the fantastic baked Alaska. Service spot on. The sun shone so the Beach view was at its best

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  25. ChesterZoo

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been many times for breakfast and lunch, but our breakfast was very strange, our bacon was really undercooked , the black pudding overcooked, soda bread toast always a bit hard, everything else was delicious!

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  26. Cymru

    North Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good choice of food on the menu as always. Service was good and efficient.

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  27. Gary

    Leicestershire

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great breakfast as always, and lovely new staff I think.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Staffordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Stopped off for lunch on way to Portmerion. Excellent mackerel scotch egg starters, then mains of fish fingers (really tasty tartar sauce) and crab linguine (good but quite small) Busy for low season Monday lunch. Canteen like atmosphere, noise really carried. Service a bit lacking.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, fab service, and stunning location. Was just lovely. X

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  30. GaynorR

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    everything is just perfect! The food is delicious, service discreet and professional, gorgeous view, lovely wine, Really friendly staff. Great coffee. Perfect! Definitely the best place around Colony Bay.

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  31. AlwynW

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We tend to have a few starters for starters and nwin course as really enjoy their deserts and would be unable to if had main course Great price on mock tails for the driver

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Herefordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very relaxed atmosphere, everybody was really friendly and welcoming. Food was amazing, everything felt very calm.

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  33. gillianj

    Cheshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the food was wonderful as always. the service was brilliant. cant wait until our next visit.

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  34. ChristineB

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mainly fish on the menu. Food is excellent beautifully presented, lots of flavour and some interesting offerings and cooked to perfection. High standard of service by well trained staff makes the visit extra enjoyable. I believe you get what you pay for, and this place delivers everything, very welcoming, lovely atmosphere, excellent food, great service and most days fabulous views. We returned after a short walk for coffee and cocktails on the terrace. A great place for a special occasion or just something a little different as a treat. Booking is essential. They also sell delicious Welsh cakes to take away

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    North Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A group of 5 had 2 courses plus drinks and coffee. One of the main courses (skate) lacked enough taste. The rest of the food was excellent. Thank you. We loved the position of the restaurant and the friendly and helpful staff.

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  36. TracyT

    North Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely tasty meal but a little on the small size in terms of portion control!

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  37. ChrisB

    North Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    In short it's getting very hit and miss. The salt and pepper squid used to be amazing, now it was hardly coated at all as compared to about 4 months ago. My missus had the hake, fish very well cooked but everything dry. Can they not do a sauce of any kind for fish ? Every meal seems to feel a bit incomplete. We won't be rushing back

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  38. Cakemuncher

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Setting was amazing, really beautiful. Food overall was mediocre, sometimes really lacking. My roast prawns were bland, as was the dipping sauce with it. The fish pie was also lacking, no seafood, just a few bits of fish. My soufflé was tasty, but just a bit underwhelming. Nothing was worth raving about, just passable. For a Saturday night, the atmosphere was a bit lacklustre. It just felt like a place that had given up on itself. I really wanted to love it, but it was like dining in a tourist info building, with lovely views.

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  39. AndyM

    North Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time dining here and it won’t be our last. We took our friends for dinner to celebrate a ‘milestone’ birthday and we were blown away with the view as we had a window table overlooking the bay. Our waiter was absolutely fab, polite, funny and very welcoming. The food we had was brilliant from the starters to deserts The smoked mackerel scotch egg was delicious and my friends ox cheek dish looked very tempting. I had the Welsh lamb rump for my main and I have to say this is probably the nicest lamb I have ever eaten. We we so impressed with the restaurant we are planning a return trip for when my son and his girlfriend visit us from Denmark. Thank you all for a great dining experience

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  40. Ellie

    North Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    So disappointed with family Birthday meal.Travelled an hour to visit this restaurant to arrive to a non welcoming environment.Sadly the waitress assigned to our table lacked basic hospitality skills and left the restaurant feeling deflated and very disappointed overall.

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Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias is rated 4.6 stars by 3223 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias

The Promenade, Colwyn Bay, Conwy, Clwyd LL29 8HH

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2023
  • Area
    Colwyn Bay
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 9:30 am–11:15 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–2:15 pm Afternoon Tea Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–3:15 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, British, English
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Free parking available at the back of Bryn Williams @ Porth Eirias. Disabled parking available.
  • Public Transit
    Train station 10 minute walk and bus stop 10 minute walk from bistro.
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining
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