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Craig-y-Dderwen - The Riverside Hotel, Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia, LL24 0AS

Tel : 01690 710293

Restaurant in Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia, North Wales

Our restaurant overlooks the River Conwy at the edge of Betws-y-Coed in the Snowdonia National Park, and is open to non-residents for:

  • Bistro Lunch
  • Afternoon Teas
  • Evening Restaurant

Every year since 2006 we have received the coveted AA Rosette award for culinary excellence in addition to the Taste of Wales recognition.

Wales offers such an abundance of quality produce we constantly strive to source all of our ingredients locally and insist on daily deliveries to ensure the freshness of each dish we prepare.

aa rosette food awardfood hygiene rating 5/5

Quality Produce from our Kitchen Gardens and Local Suppliers

Our suppliers include:

  • Metcalfe Butchers - Llanrwst
  • Cwmlanerch Farm - Betws-y-Coed
  • Y Glyn Farm - Melin-y-Coed
  • Anedd Wen Farm - Llangernyw
  • Mermaid Seafood - Llandudno
  • Snowdonia Cheese Company - Llanrwst
  • Carmarthen Ham Company - Carmarthen
  • Blas ar Fwyd - Llanrwst
  • Meurig Williams Dairy - Llanddoged
  • Great Orme Brewery - Llandudno
  • Caffi Cristobal - Penmachno
  • Penderyn Whisky Company - Brecon

We have invested heavily and worked tirelessly to produce our own selection of vegetables, salads, herbs, fungis, edible flowers and fruits from our extensive kitchen gardens.

The restaurant menu is prepared here each day by our team of Chefs, therefore given notice we should be able to provide for most dietary requirements, whether it be vegetarian, vegan or food allergies such as gluten free or coeliac. We strive to produce a balanced menu working with local seasonal produce.

Our Restaurant staff are extensively trained in all aspects of the menu and wine list. Our cellar contains over 100 hand-selected wines from across the world designed to complement the dishes we prepare.

To complete your dining experience we offer an excellent variety of locally blended speciality Teas and Coffees. We pride ourselves on our indubitable commitment to providing quality in food and service for all our guests.

Our Sample evening restaurant menu shown below was created by Head Chef Aden Paul Goosey.

Sample Evening Restaurant Menu

To Start

Sardines Grilled sardines served on tomato brioche with a hollandaise sauce - £6.25

Soup of the day Prepared each day with seasonal ingredients (V) - £5.95

Goats cheese bagel Grilled goats cheese on a Welsh lavabread bagel served with grape chutney - £6.95

Smoked chicken Home smoked chicken breast served with tomato confit, quail rissole & garden micro herbs - £6.95

Cockles & mussels Cockles & mussels cooked in a cream leek sauce, served in a home made bread pot - £7.25

Deep fried Perl wen Bread crumbed Welsh brie with poached pears & onion marmalade (V) - £6.95

Smoked salmon Home cured & smoked salmon set on a beetroot & cream cheese mousse, with chive & citrus dressing - £6.95

Arbroath smokies Smoked haddock baked with shallots, tomatoes & cream, glazed with a Snowdon cheese - £6.75

Pan fried scallops With black pudding, Carmarthen ham & an egg sabayon - £8.95


Darne of salmon Pan fried salmon garnished with king prawns & scallops, served with a dill velouté - £17.25

King prawns In a spicy tomato sauce served with risotto cakes, micro greens & a yoghurt dressing - £18.95

Salmon fish cakes Breaded & served with tartar sauce, crushed peas & fried potatoes - £15.95

Naturally smoked haddock Baked in a white onion & parsley cream, served with a breaded Glamorgan cake (potato, Caerphilly & leek) - £16.50

Tremeirchion trout Trout fillet filled with Welsh lavabread & goats cheese, wrapped in Carmarthen ham served with hollandaise sauce - £16.50


Neck of Conwy Valley lamb Slow braised fillet with brunoise of roasted vegetables & fondant potato - £17.95

Confit of duck Crispy duck leg with cointreau & orange sauce, spinach, pak choi & dauphinoise potatoes - £17.25

Breast of guinea fowl Roasted & served with a pine nut & cranberry terrine, dauphinoise potatoes & a light jus - £17.50

Welsh sirloin steak 21 day matured sirloin steak served with a Portobella au poivre sauce & sauté potatoes - £21.95

Wild boar sausages Wild boar sausages served with haggis mash, onion marmalade, parsnip crisps & a port sauce - £13.95

Pork escalope Breaded escalope of pork served with champed new potatoes & a Caesar salad - £15.25

Shin of Welsh beef Wellington Slow braised & glazed with cranberry Snowdon cheese, served with braised red cabbage - £17.95

Stuffed chicken Bread crumbed chicken breast stuffed with feta & spinach, served with Provençal pasta - £15.25

Lamb cutlets Breaded lamb cutlets served with mustard mash & creamed leek & cabbage - £16.95

Cannelloni Pasta tubes filled with bolognese & glazed with cheese, served with thunderbread & salad - £13.95


Spinach pancakes Pancakes filled with roasted Provençal vegetables & served with Perl wen sauce (V) - £14.25

Portobella Mushrooms Portobella mushrooms stuffed with roasted vegetables & glazed with Perl lâs, served with cous cous (V) - £14.25

Tagliatelle Creamed wild mushroom tagliatelle served with parmesan croûtes & pesto (V) - £13.95

Cannelloni Spinach & feta filled pasta tubes, glazed with cheese, served with a tomato sauce, thunderbread & salad (V) - £13.95


Vanilla crème brûlée With a pistachio biscuit & fruit compote - £6.95

Sticky toffee pudding With toffee sauce & vanilla pod custard - £6.95

Paris brest Choux pastry ring filled with fresh cream & raspberries, topped with butterscotch sauce & toasted nuts - £6.95

Apple tart tatin With crème anglaise, apple & Scrumpy Jack sorbet - £6.95

Chocolate brownie Warm chocolate brownie served with Cranachan ice-cream - £6.95

Trio of ice-cream Served with brandy snaps - £6.95

Crêpes Crêpes filled with bananas in caramel sauce & vanilla ice-cream - £6.95

Assiette of desserts for two A selection of our favourite desserts - £14.00

Welsh cheese selection Served with biscuits & fruit
Snowdon cheese: - Bouncing Berry & Green Thunder
Organic cheese: - Perl lâs & Perl wen - £8.95

A glass of vintage port - £3.50

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Contact Information

Bookings can be made online, or for more information please use our contact form, or contact us at:

Mail: Craig-y-Dderwen, The Riverside Hotel, Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia, North Wales, LL24 0AS, UK
Phone: 01690 710293
E-mail: e-mail info at snowdoniahotel dot com