Monday, 19 July 2010

A Hidden Gem

I noticed in the Daily Post a week or two back that a new Cafe-Bistro had opened in Llanddulas, next to the Thornley Caravan park on the beach. It's called Tides and I thought I would pop in to see what it was like, primarily because I had heard it had been set up by Bryn from the very successful Planters Cafe at Tal Goed Nurseries in Glan Conwy.

Well, it certainly didn't disappoint. It was obvious that a lot of money had been spent in fitting out and furnishing the premises to a very high standard. Not the largest of cafes inside (probably less than 30 covers) but it also had a large outside dining area. Tides boasts an extensive Menu and lots of Specials on blackboards as well. As you'd expect from Bryn, food and drink was both excellent and the service was both pleasant and efficient. Recommended.

How do I get there? You just turn off the A55 at Llanddulas and take the old main road (A547) heading for Abergele. Once you've passed through the main part of Llanddulas village, you go over a series of traffic calming humps. Take a left turn at the crossroads after these humps and follow the road down under the A55 to arrive outside the front door of Tides. Plenty of free parking across the road from the cafe.


Blogger said...

Makes a change from the 55 and 101! ;-)

Chameleon said...

...those and the 20+ other places I go to. ;-)

Blogger said...

I think I still have a list somewhere in the Archives. Always used to be interested in each new place you mentioned. Tried out most of them!

Anonymous said...

It's a great idea having web sites - if only people would update them. Twice I've been to the Tides restaurant, Llanddulas - twice it's been closed.
So, I thought I'd check it out first this time by ringing them - no one answers the phone, destined NOT to go!!

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