It’s that time of year again, and you’re sick of cooking for big family groups and making party food! You Christmas Lunchfancy eating out for a change, and who can blame you?

On top of that, the boss is asking for recommendations for decent places to go for an office Christmas lunch, and you’re stuck for ideas. Well, this article is here to help.

With a the areas expansive market of resteraunts, pubs, inns, hotels and other dining venues it can be tricky to find those diamonds which are going to provide the greatest experience.

While it’s impossible to list every place we like to eat in the area, we’ve collated and curated a list of our top 10 places to go for a hearty Christmas lunch this season. So, to save you the leg-work of looking at every menu and testing every meal, here’s a guide to roast dinners, wine and Christmas crackers!

Plas Coch – Wrexham

That’s ‘Red House’ to us English speakers!

The grounds of Plas Coch are really something to be marveled, the park itself garnering awards and prestige. The house is considered to be one of the greatest dining locations available to us, a expanded and refurbished mansion which lends itself perfectly for a quality Christmas occasion.

Enjoy a four-course Christmas menu for 39.99 as an adults price, for children £19.99 and for five to ten year old’s it’s £4.95. We recommend the citrus prawns, rib eye steak and roasted shallot, along with a merlot sauce. For desert, why not grab an orange chocolate brownie?


The Queen’s Head – Glanwydden

Enjoy a hearty Christmas luncheon at the wonderful Queen’s Head, set in the royally beautiful location of Glanwydden, you are treated to some marvelous scenery to go hand in hand with a splendid spread of quality food.

The Queen’s Head’s Christmas menu is also something of an extravaganza, with different courses available for different important days in the festive season, including Boxing day, New Year’s eve and New Year’s day.


The Cottage Loaf – Llandudno

The quaint, preserved building of the Cottage Loaf, Llandudno, a Christmas menu running from the 27th of November to the 20th of December. The Christmas menu has an impressive array of choice for the main course, ranging from turkey to hake fillet!

If by some chance nothing on the menu particularly grabs you, there’s nothing to fear, it will be running alongside the regular menu so you have the entirety of selection to seize.


The Quay Hotel – Deganwy

Deganwy Quay’s prized jewel of a hotel now holds a fanciful reputation as one of (if not the most) premiere hotel in the North Wales area. Featuring an eminent restaurant boasting some of the most spectacular eating to be had along the North Coast.

With a panoramic view, which is now legendary in the area of North Wales, The Quay hotel promises an extraordinary dining experience, which is made even more valuable in this festive time of year. With a stay you can have access to Christmas lunch, including the option of sampling some gorgeous Anglesey scallops.


Ruthin Castle – Ruthin

History enthusiasts will love this. A castle. Why on earth wouldn’t you want to eat your Christmas lunch in a medieval fortress? The castle now functions as a luscious hotel and restaurant establishment with a majestic atmosphere.

A unique selection of food to go at, including wonderful pumpkin soup and Goat’s cheese fondue starters. You can expect a regal and festive dining experience in this old and beautiful building. Christmas lunch is running from 1st December to the 23rd.


St. George’s Hotel – Llandudno

This premiere hotel is a favourite candidate for a few reasons, one worth considering is around the festive period there is the marvelous Santa Sunday Lunch. You get a delicious 3 course meal, for the young ones this is probably going to be the favourite destination, as a trip to Santa’s grotto is included for every child – worth bearing in mind if any younglings are attending.

This dining venue blessed with a fine view. St. George’s hotel is the envy of all other restaurants in the area with its seafront views, being placed spectacularly along the promenade.


The Groes – Tyn Y Groes

Placed in Tynn-Y-Groes in the famously stunning Conwy valley, for a Welsh Valley Christmas lunch, you can’t really do better! Sweeping green meadows and tree covered mountains adorn the surrounding landscape, providing a handsome outside seated area. The Groes boasts a number of different options for Christmas lunch, with parties coming to only £20.95 a head for three courses!

There’s also the ‘main event’ of the grand traditional Christmas Day Lunch, at £75 a ticket you get all the love and festivities of a home meal without having to so much as lift a finger. Tickets for this sell out quickly, so if this is the route you’re keen on going down, don’t take your time.

The Black Boy Inn – Caernarfon

If you look at the Black Boy’s booking calendar, you can see how they have designed their pricing list. With a 3-course meal prices from £15.95 to £23.00 depending on the day selected to have your meal. If you’re on a budget, you can take full advantage of this and save a heap of money by being flexible with your meal date.

The Black boy offers a colourful assortment to choose from depending on what takes your fancy, expect the option to have something a bit different alongside your traditional Christmas meal; highlights include a Duck Liver starter and the Wild Mushroom and Perlwen Tart.


Tyn Rhos – Seion

Tyn Rhos is another stellar location for a leisurely Christmas lunch. Nestled in the wonderfully beautiful National Park of Snowdonia, it is the perfect setting for an absolutely delicious luncheon. If you’re after a cozy and relaxed environment for a meal then we would recommend this fabulous venue.

Sporting an attractive and friendly restaurant with an attentive team of staff, which for many guests at Tyn Rhos is considered the highlight of the trip to the area altogether. It is a popular dining location throughout the year, and lends itself perfectly for a stress free Christmas dining experience.
If it is a stay away you are after for the Christmas period then the hotel has a Christmas break package which may be just what you are looking for, all the expected festivities – and more- are arranged.


Bryn Williams – Colwyn Bay

It would be ignorant to leave out what is still the hottest new joint on the North Wales food scene right now. If you are after a modern place to dine then this could quite possibly be your number one option. The futuristic building of Porth Eirias is decked out with maritime décor, which perfectly contrasts the space-age nature of the structure from the outside.

Location-wise it is quite fitting that they particularly specialise in locally sourced, organically procured seafood.

The freshly unleashed Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias in Colwyn Bay provides handsome panoramic views of the bay’s shoreline. Boasting a cracking menu put together by the eponymous Welsh celebrity chef, you are sure to have unrivaled dining experience.


Image Credit: Ruth Hartnup – Christmas Lunch – License

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