Set overlooking Carmarthen Bay, this contemporary hotel and spa takes prime position. Many of…
“Local ingredients at the fore” - AA Inspector
A curved modern building right on the shoreline of the beach, Coast Restaurant boasts a stunning location. The split-level dining room looks across the bay and cleverly positioned mirrors ensure guests with their backs to the floor-to-ceiling windows can still see the sea views. A small bar area gives diners views from the kitchen pass and straight into the kitchen. There is a light, delicate style to the beautifully presented food, which utilises much fine local Welsh produce. This inevitably includes whatever the Pembrokeshire coastline offers on the day, whether it’s oysters, fish, sea vegetables or herbs foraged from the beaches. Start with an impeccably timed, deep-flavoured lamb breast with plump morel mushrooms and a vibrant salad, or maybe a pairing of smoked eel, charcoal and horseradish. You might move on to a wonderfully fresh fillet of pollock teamed with coastal leaves, smooth cauliflower purée and a supporting cast of shrimps and crispy pieces of Black Bomber cheese. Or, perhaps, a plate of short rib beef with brassicas and hen of the woods. To finish, try the refined dandelion root custard with pistachio ice cream and milk foam or maybe end with goats’ yogurt, rhubarb and tonka bean. The vegetarian set menu and tasting menu offers just as much choice, perhaps opening with duck egg, artichoke and morel before a main course of Savoy cabbage, kohlrabi and hen of the woods. Either way, there’s also a fantastic Welsh cheese selection to round things off, and there’s a carefully curated wine list showcasing progressive and sustainable producers from Europe and the New World, as well as more unusual places such as Japan. For those drinkers who want to keep the local theme going with the wines, there are even bottles from a vineyard in Monmouthshire.
Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
Gluten free menu
- Seats: 45
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: Monday, Tuesday, 2 weeks January
- Wines under £30: 1
- Wines over £30: 86
- Wines by the glass: 17
- Cuisine style: Modern British, Seafood
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
Wales meets the Atlantic Ocean in spectacular fashion at Pembrokeshire. Unlike the West Country, Pembrokeshire can offer the coast without the crowds, and quaint fishing villages without those huge coach parks. Volcanic eruptions and earth movements have left a tortured rocky coastline of some 160 miles, whose beauty and drama have been recognised by National Park status.
Sometimes known as ‘Little England Beyond Wales’, the county has held a fascination for English visitors ever since the first Norman warlords forced their way in 800 years ago, leaving a string of 50 fine castles in their wake. The anonymous author of The Mabinogion, an 11th-century collection of Welsh folk legends, started it all. His description of the old Celtic kingdom of Dyfed (which encompasses Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire) as ‘the land of magic and enchantment’ was perhaps the earliest written attempt to sum up the outstanding natural beauty of this wonderful westernmost outpost of Wales. This is a county where you can take it easy on the sandy beaches, make sport out of those Atlantic waves, or discover the mysteries of St David’s or the ancient Preseli Hills.
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