Tender Welsh spring lamb, Beef Rose Lleyn, Lobsgaws, Snowdonia 'Black Thunder' cheddar, Edwards of Conwy award winning sausages - just a few Welsh delicacies to make your mouth water. There are a number of cafes and restaurants in the area catering to different tastes and for different occasions. Here are just a few:
Cafe Gwynant at the base of the Snowdon Watkin path in Nantgwynant for breakfast, lunch or teas. Housed in a newly converted chapel with an on-site, Portmeirion-trained chef producing mouth-watering dishes.
Caffi Croesor in the Croesor valley, well placed for walkers thinking of climbing Cnicht from either Cwm Croesor or our own Nanmor Valley. Tea, coffee, home-made Bara Brith and cakes are available in a glorious setting with a wood burning stove inside to enjoy on colder days. Gallery space upstairs with a chance to view the work of local artists.
The Cafe at Plas Brondanw Gardens focuses on homemade and locally sourced produce and has a delicious variety of cakes.
Pete's Eats in Llanberis, a gloriously colour-washed building which serves up huge portions of good, honest cooking (including a good chip butty) Well frequented by climbers in need of those extra calories it also has an amazing map room in which to browse.
Hebog in Beddgelert. Fresh, locally sourced lunches and afternoon cream teas by the river. Turns in to a really good Bistro by night.
There are a host of great pubs serving food such as the local Brondanw Arms (also called The Ring) at Llanfrothen or the Tanronnen Hotel in Beddgelert, and there are many other pubs in Beddgelert to try for a Sunday lunch.
Hebog in Beddgelert. Cafe by day, Bistro by night. Delicious food, beautifully presented.
Dylan's in Criccieth. Art Deco architecture with breathtaking views of the sea and mouthwatering menu. Seafood a speciality. Shortlisted for Restaurant of the Year 2015.
Y Sgwar in the picturesque market square of Tremadog with a beautiful view of the mountains.
The Moelwyn in Criccieth has lovely sea views and bar lounge.
The Moorings, a small restaurant in Borth y Gest, a very attractive village with a lovely beach near Porthmadog. Park and walk around the village and coastal path before you eat.