These restaurants are listed in order of distance from Murmur-y-Don. Most pubs serve meals as well; they are listed here.

Castle Cottage   1 mile
Y Llech, Harlech, LL46 2YL
01766 780479
Welsh / British

Plas Restaurant   1 mile
High St, Harlech LL46 2YA
01766 780204
Welsh / British

Castle Bistro   1 mile
High Street, Harlech LL46 2YB
01766 780416
Welsh / British
It’s just a bistro, so it’s as plain as can be, a bit like a school canteen, but the food is a surprise — it’s delicious. I’ve given it five stars for the food, which I’d probably give to El Celler de Can Roca, but this isn’t in the same league. It’s unpretentious, accessible, friendly, and the food is simple and excellent. We started with home-made Scotch eggs, savoury minced meat and the egg yolk was soft, golden and runny — how do they do that? Then I had cod loin on a risotto — hard to fault — while my wife had stuffed chicken breasts. Nothing too complicated, simple fare, but carefully prepared with fresh ingredients. It was absolutely scrumptious and excellent value for money — £88 for four with one bottle of wine. We will be back.

Harlech Tandoori   1 mile
High St, Harlech LL46 2YE
01766 781306
Bangladeshi
Moved in Feb 2017 into the old Barclay’s Bank building in the High Street.

Tony’s Restaurant   5 miles
Tal-y-Bont, LL43 2AN
01341 247421
Pizza & Italian

Bistro Bermo   9 miles
6 Church Street, Barmouth LL42 1EW
01341 281284
Bistro & Fish
A tiny restaurant so you’d better book. Good fish within 9 miles, very friendly

The Bank   9 miles
High Street, Barmouth LL42 1EW
01341 281400
Welsh & English 
New kid on the block. A meal for two in May 2017 was £70. Surf ‘n’ Turf was pork and scallops — I didn’t know pigs grazed

Bwyty Mawddach   17 miles
Llanelltyd LL40 2TA
01341 421752
International

Castell Deudraeth   9 miles
Portmeirion, Penrhyndeudraeth LL48 6ER
01766 772400
International

Hotel Portmeirion   10 miles
Portmeirion, Penrhyndeudraeth LL48 6ER
01766 772400
Welsh / International

Moorings Bistro   12 miles
4 Ivy Terrace, Borth-y-Gest LL49 9TS
01766 513500
Bistro

Y Meirionnydd   20 miles
Smithfield Square, Dolgellau LL40 1ES
01341 422554
Welsh / British

Dylan’s 16 miles
1 Maes-y-Mor, Criccieth LL52 0HU
01766 522773
Welsh / British
Opened in 2015 in a Clough Williams-Ellis designed café, with a stellar reputation from its parent in Menai Bridge. The best oysters I have tasted in my long life.

Plas Bodegroes   26 miles
Nefyn Road, Efailnewydd, Pwllheli LL53 5TH
01758 612363
International
Had a Michelin star from 1991 to 2008. Still worth it.

Palé Hall Country House   38 miles
Llandderfel, Bala LL23 7PS
01678 530285
International
Worth seeing for its architecture: “Stands out among the Victorian mansions of North Wales for the quality of its masonry and internal fittings” — Pevsner