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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 5/5good to go

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

Soup of the day Prepared each day with seasonal ingredients & served with a home-made bread (V)

Anglesey eggs Poached egg on a bed of leeks with Carmarthen ham & glazed with cheese

Pan fried scallops With black pudding, Carmarthen ham , chive & spinach velouté - £2.95 supplement

Smoked salmon Home cured and smoked salmon with a savoury lemon cheesecake

Breast of duck Pan fried duck breast with red pepper chutney & parsnip crisps

Deep fried Perl Wen With poached pear, beetroot & grape chutney (V)

Crab cake Thai crab cake, pea shoot & banana and mango puree

Salad of sticky beef brisket Beef brisket with a sweet, smoked paprika glaze served with shallot mayonnaise & green leaf salad

Italian salad Gnocchi, mozzarella, olives, feta, tomato & balsamic reduction (V)

Parisienne of Melon Served with toasted pistachio nuts (Vegan)

Crostini Topped with Pan fried mushrooms & wild garlic (Vegan)


Confit of duck Crispy duck leg with Cointreau & orange sauce, micro herbs & dauphinoise potatoes and jus

Breast of corn fed chicken Pan fried chicken served with a vine tomato, basil and mozzarella tagliatelle

Medallions of pork Breaded fillet of pork medallions served with a smoked apple sauce & a chilled rice salad

Welsh sirloin steak 21 day matured sirloin steak with a garlic & herb Snowdon cheese sauce & hand cut double fried chips - £4.25 supplement


Fillet of seabass Pan fried served with red onion & lemon caper fettuccine & spinach volute

Seared tuna Tuna steak, olives, tomatoes, sautéed potatoes & tapenade dressing

Fillet of salmon Baked in lemon with samphire, leek, caper sauce topped with a pine nut herb crust served with a chive potato cake


Shin of beef Wellington duo Pan fried medallion of prime Welsh beef fillet & slow braised shin glazed with cranberry Snowdon cheese, dauphinoise potatoes, red cabbage

Trio of lambBraised neck fillet, cutlet & crisp breast of lamb, fondant potato with roasted vegetables

Vegetarian & Vegan

Portobella Mushrooms Portobella mushrooms stuffed with roasted vegetables & glazed with Perl lâs, served with cous cous (V) or (Vegan)

Tagliatelle Creamed wild mushroom tagliatelle served with Green Thunder croûtes & pesto (V)

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

Roasted peppers Layered with vegan cheese served with vine tomatoes, paprika cream topped with basil (Vegan)


Profiteroles Choux pastry, filled with fresh cream and topped with Caramel sauce & toasted nuts

Lemon Posset Chilled lemon cream topped with fruit compote & Chantilly cream

Raspberry Trifle Topped with crushed pistachio nuts & white chocolate shavings

Eton Mess Crushed meringue layered with Chantilly cream, Strawberries and a berry compote

Vanilla Crème Brulee Caramel glazed brulee served with a fruit compote

Chocolate Brownie Chocolate brownie served with artisan ice cream and toffee sauce

Flambé banana Served with brandy cream & ice cream (Vegan)

Fresh Berries salad Served with either ice cream or sorbet (Vegan)

Ice cream and Sorbet A mixture of artisan ice creams & sorbet served with mixed berries

Assiette of desserts for two A selection of our favourite desserts - £2.50 per person supplement

Welsh cheese selection Served with biscuits & fruit - £2.95 supplement
Snowdon cheese: - Bouncing Berry & Green Thunder
Organic cheese: - Perl lâs & Perl wen

Late vintage Port - £5.30

Sample Evening Bistro Menu

Kofte burger Spiced prime Welsh beef topped with Snowdon cheese, served in a homemade bun with sweet pepper salsa, onion rings & double fried chips - £18.75

Speciality sausage Local butcher speciality sausage with haggis mash, onion marmalade, parsnip crisps & a port sauce - £17.95

Thai curry Traditional Thai green chicken curry with wild rice & roti bread - £18.50

Vegetarian Thai curry Traditional Thai green curry with wild rice & roti bread (V) or (Vegan) - £18.50

Cannelloni Pasta tubes filled with Bolognese & glazed with cheese, with thunderbread & salad. - £18.25

Vegetarian Cannelloni Spinach & feta filled pasta tubes, glazed with cheese, with a tomato sauce, thunderbread & salad (V) - £18.95

Salmon fish cakes Breaded & served with tartar sauce, double fried chips, crushed peas & salad - £17.95

Sticky beef brisket Beef brisket with a sweet, smoked paprika glaze served with shallot mayonnaise, hand cut double fried chips and salad - £19.25

Salad of beef carpaccio Marinated beef fillet with gnocchi, mozzarella, tomato & balsamic vinegar served with crostini - £18.50

Smoked mackerel salad Smoked mackerel, on a warm potato & pistachio salad with a lemon dressing served with crostini - £16.95

To complete your dining experience we offer an excellent variety of speciality teas & coffees.

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