Aberystwyth is blessed with a fantastic variety of places to eat and drink. Here is a list of our favourites, as well as a taste of what to expect. Booking is recommended, particularly on weekends.
Our guests love to share their favourites with us, and our visitors book is also full of recommendations.
Pysgoty · South Beach 01970 624611
Small, stylish fish restaurant, located on the harbour at South Beach. Serves amazing seafood dishes of the highest quality using freshly prepared fish and shellfish caught by Aberystwyth fishermen in Cardigan Bay whenever possible. If you fancy cooking for yourself – on the barbecue at Cae Bach if weather permits – husband and wife team, Craig and Rhiannon Edwards, also own Jonah’s Fish Market at Cambrian Place.
Looking for sea views? This smart but casual bar/restaurant is a great place to eat and drink and marvel at the sights. You are ensured a warm welcome and buzzy atmosphere and a choice of freshly cooked pizza, pasta and grilled food. Fancy a drink? Baravin also has a fantastic range of cocktails and craft beer.
After a morning stroll down to the prom, Baravin is a great place to grab a speciality coffee. We also love the breakfast/brunch menu served from 10am to 5pm.
This bustling Spanish deli and restaurant offers a wonderful selection of artisan food and drink. The tapas menu includes cured meets and fish, as well as Spanish cheeses. There is a wide range of wines, beer, cider, spirits and liquors. Located a stone's throw from the prom at Pier Street, enjoy the company of other diners around the large round tables, or browse and buy at the deli to enjoy at Cae Bach. Breakfast is served between 10 and 11.30am..
This award winning restaurant on the prom is an ideal place for an intimate meal or celebration. The lunch and supper menu includes daily specials using locally sourced ingredients and includes freshly cooked fish. A traditional roast is always part of the two or three course Sunday lunch as well as something a bit special. The small patio garden at the front is perfect to enjoy a glass of prosecco while enjoying the sea views.
This traditional seafront pub is just a short walk down the hill from Cae Bach, on the promenade. Great for Sunday roasts, the extensive lunch menu also includes freshly cooked fish. Please note the Glengower does not take bookings for Sunday lunch, so we recommend you get there early to ensure the best seats. Doors open at 12pm on Sunday, also open all week.
There is nothing quite like Medina restaurant in Aber, serving delicious fresh food in a relaxed atmosphere. The menu for this locally owned venture was inspired by the stylish Ottolenghi cookbook. Menu also includes a variety of home made ice cream, sorbets, cakes and pastries. Freshly baked bread is sold at the small on-site shop, as well as Welsh produce and Dylanwad Wines.
Breakfast is served between 9.30am-11.30am, also lunch and evening meals. Serves coffee, and delicious afternoon high tea between 3 and 5.30pm.
Intimate Italian style restaurant, including favourite pasta dishes and stone baked pizzas. Great ambience and relaxed atmosphere. The delicious freshly cooked food uses many locally produced products. If certain elements in one of the dishes doesn't appeal, they are happy to change.
Made from the highest quality locally sourced meat, these gourmet burgers are delicious. The Welsh/British menu also includes a surf and turf option with chilli prawns and a grilled halloumi vegetarian option and a lighter selection of salads. The relaxed stylish restaurant is situated on the prom opposite the pier. Quality ingredients are assured as the five owners are all sons of Welsh farmers. Also stock a range of Welsh beers.
Small Italian cafe bistro. Serves delicious coffee and tasty sharing platters with vegetarian and vegan options. Enjoy a lazy lunch of make yourself a picnic hamper from the food and bottles on offer. There are tempting pastries, salami and cheeses at the front deli and shelves of interesting delicacies and drinks if you prefer to relax and enjoy at Cae Bach.
The predominantly vegetarian menu is full of local produce and includes delicious soups, salads, quiches and ploughman's platters, which you can enjoy with Welsh beers. Vegan and gluten free options also available. There is also an organic on the ground floor if you fancy eating back at Cae Bach.
Celebrating a special occasion?, don't miss the chance to visit this Michelin Star restaurant a half an hour's drive from Cae Bach. The 20 course tasting menu is served as lunch or dinner and priced at £150 per person.
As well as Baravin, Aber has two cocktail bars within a stone's throw of each other on Terrace Road. Y Bañera and Libertine serve fine wine and freshly made cocktails.