Marram Grass, Newborough - where to eat on Anglesey

Where to eat on Anglesey

Where to eat on Anglesey?  In recent years, we are pleased to say that Anglesey has finally got itself on the foodie map.  And some of the highly recommended places to eat are within a few miles of Stick Cottage.

Below is a small selection of some of our favourites.

Pubs and places to eat

The Marram Grass, Newborough (very good food , sadly not cheap any more – opening times vary throughout the year – they tend to be very booked up now, since Ellis the chef was on Great British Menu and the “cafe” featured on Hidden Restaurants)  01248 440 077

Freckled Angel, Menai Bridge (very popular tapas restaurant – “we have combined the concept of the Spanish ‘tapas’ with British flavours and techniques, using locally sourced ingredients to create a unique menu”) 01248 209952

Dylan’s, Menai Bridge (huge and attractive building on the banks of the Straits; very friendly, good food, always busy, can be a bit noisy – best to book for lunch and dinner)  01248 716714

The Bridge Inn (Tafarn y Bont), Menai Bridge (beams and charm, good quality food, service and ambiance)  01248 716888

The Straits, Menai Bridge (trendy restaurant, reasonably priced 2 course set menu on weekday nights)  01248 716377

Sosban and the Old Butchers, Menai Bridge (our first Michelin star restaurant in Anglesey! An unusual and very small restaurant, which serves a 4 course set menu – very long waiting list)  01248 208 131

Hydeout, Menai Bridge (opened August 2015; something different – southern barbecue and smokehouse, open all day; “bringing you toe-wiggling flavours from across the southern States”)  01248-345-956

Anglesey Arms, Menai Bridge (plenty of dining area and large garden, including popular children’s play area)  01248 712 305

Liverpool Arms, Menai Bridge (friendly pub with cosy small rooms and extensive menu; popular with locals and visitors alike)  01248 712453

Auckland Arms, Menai Bridge  01248 712545

Victoria Hotel, Menai Bridge (good for lunches in the conservatory, overlooking the Straits)  01248 712309

Four Crosses Inn, Menai Bridge (at top of village, beyond Ysgol David Hughes, on Pentraeth roundabout)  01248 712230

Midland, Beaumaris (another very popular new restaurant – “modern Tapas produced with an accent on seafood and locally sourced produce serving fine wines”) 01248 810429

Oyster Catcher, Rhosneigr “A unique building, in a unique setting, giving a unique opportunity to the young people of Anglesey; set up by the Timpson Foundation in 2011, the Oyster Catcher is a… restaurant and social enterprise and Chef’s Academy, developing the lives of the young people on Anglesey in the catering and hospitality industry” (it receives varying feedback but pleasant surroundings)  01407 812829

The Seacroft, Trearddur Bay (large, comfortable restaurant with plenty of seating inside and out; good menu and friendly service)  01407 860348

The Pier House Bistro, Beaumaris (opposite Beaumaris pier with lovely sea views; locally sourced food and cosy relaxed atmosphere – mixed reviews in recent months)  01248 811055

Bulls Head Inn, Beaumaris (expensive ‘formal’ restaurant upstairs and friendly Brasserie downstairs)  01248 810329

Liverpool Arms Hotel, Beaumaris (busy, olde worlde style pub)  01248 810362

Ship Inn, Red Wharf Bay (olde worlde pub with real ales and good food; beautiful setting on shoreline at Red Wharf Bay, near Pentraeth)  01248 852568

Tap and Spile Pub, Bangor (olde worlde, rough and ready, very friendly, excellent guest real ales, very cheap, tasty food but finish serving food at 7.45pm) – take a walk out on Bangor Pier if you’re there during the day  01248 370835

The Outbuildings, Llangaffo (accommodation and restaurant in attractive old farm buildings)  01248 430132

The Joiners, Malltraeth  01407 840692

Numerous other pubs and restaurants on Anglesey, too many to mention


Blue Sky Café, Bangor (locally sourced food, fair trade teas and coffees, organic ingredients, cosy atmosphere, reasonable prices; occasional gigs and cinema nights)  01248 355444

Giddy Aunt’s Tea Room, Brynsiencyn (delicious cream teas in delightful farm cottage – usually open April-September but website is not kept up to date very well; on the road down to the Sea Zoo, just outside Dwyran)  01248 430070

Hooton’s Homegrown Farm and Coffee Shop, Brynsiencyn (excellent local farm shop and cafe)  01248 430322

Tacla Taid cafe, Newborough (pleasant cafe, serving food all day)  01248 440344

Holland Arms Garden Centre and Café, Pentre Berw, Gaerwen  01248 421655

Treborth Nursery and Coffee Shop, near Bangor

Various other interesting coffee shops, café’s and delicatessens in Llanfairpwll, Menai Bridge, Beaumaris and further afield


Fish and Chip Take-away and Café, Newborough (good reviews from other visitors but long wait)

Red Squirrel Cafe, Newborough (larger premises opened 2017)

Kebab and Pizza Take-away, Brynsiencyn

Various takeaways in Menai Bridge – fish and chips, kebab, pizza, Indian, Chinese


Anne Wilson Cordon Bleu Cooking (catered food that can be delivered – Anne did the catering for our daughter’s wedding in 2009)


Brynsiencyn and Newborough have village mini-supermarkets, open all hours

Co-operative, Llanfairpwll

Waitrose, Menai Bridge (internet order and delivery available)

Tesco Extra, Bangor (internet order and delivery available)

Asda, Llangefni and Bangor (internet order and delivery available)

Lidl, Bangor and Llangefni

Aldi, Bangor and Llangefni