|Barmouth Bridge, Cardigan Bay. And also some boats.|
The Cafe sits on King Edward Street and has a distinctive red awning with the name emblazoned on it. It’s a beautifully decorated space and is really cosy. The staff are warm and friendly and the array of home baked goods that sits on top of the main serving counter could make even the most hardened anti-cake person (me, for example), think about reassessing whether my food intolerance would really take a hit if I just had a tiny piece of cake. Alarm, I already know the answer to this, but LT has a stomach of steel, so I make him my (very willing) guinea pig for blog purposes. He’s a good monkey.
|Murray’s Cafe Bar exterior|
|So many goodies…|
|Bring me lobster. Now.|
The Captain’s Table:
This lovely restaurant can be found on Church Street and has a huge menu, with a mix of traditional British dishes, tons of fresh seafood options, and my personal favourite, a fabulous Spanish paella. There are also daytime menus where you can grab a lighter bite. I defy you not to love it.
|Take a seat at the Captain’s Table.|
Myrddins Bar Caffi:
We found this little restaurant when we visited Barmouth after LT had accepted a job offer and we were scouting out the area to find somewhere to live. We visited out of season and this was one of the few places that was still open for business, serving food in the evenings. It’s a pretty small space, but the lady who served us was just lovely and I had the best Peri Peri Chicken I’ve ever had (it was fabulously hot!). The menu was great, with a good selection on offer.
I spotted my very first Welsh dragon in Myrddins, where he was sitting, quite contentedly, in his cage doing, well….dragony stuff. I don’t actually know what it is that dragons do, but I’m sure he was doing it splendidly. I’m desperate to go back. For the food and the dragon.
This was another one of those off season visits we had while we were deciding whether to relocate to North Wales. I LOVE Indian food and the atmosphere and staff within Saffron were both fantastic. The menu was excellent and had all the extremely spicy food that I love, a well as a range of not so spicy food for LT. Basically, it was a regular Indian menu, with a mixture of their own specialities included. We often visit Harlech Tandoori in our own village and this one is just as good. It’s really reasonably priced and is a lovely space. Every time I pass it I promise I’ll go back. My main worry is that it’s located so close to a Fudge shop, so I’d end up consuming my own body weight in curry and sweets and would have to do A LOT of exercise to burn it all off.
…and while I’m on the subject of Fudge, if you’re visiting Barmouth, you must visit Fudgeridoo. As well as the range of waist expanding, homemade fudge, it might be the prettiest shop in town. It’s so well laid out and is a riot of beautiful gifts. As I tend to be on the clumsy side, walking around the shop does make me a little nervous about knocking stuff over, but it’s clear that a LOT of time and effort has gone in to making look the way it does.
|I defy you not to buy something…|
Have you been to Barmouth for lunch, dinner, or drinks? Where are your favourite places to hangout?