Eating and Drinking


There are a number of restaurants locally but I can recommend the following not just for the delicious food that they serve but also, which is as important in my opinion, the welcome and atmosphere. 

Within 1 mile

Plas Yn Dre, Bala, LL23 7LU

1 mile

01678 521256

Home-made proper local food at it’s best.

Bala Spice

1 mile – just in town

01678 521935 This is a fairly new Indian restaurant and we think it’s the best Indian restaurant in North Wales.

Pale Hall

01678530285 about 5 miles away.

A grand historic house with relaxed hospitality and fine dining.

They do an exquisite afternoon tea in the grandest of surroundings. An experience you will never forget.

Hufen Ia Aran Ice Cream

Home made in Karen’s farmhouse kitchen nestled next to the Aran mountains in Llanuwchllyn, the waffle sundaes are to die for, probably the best you will ever taste! Her new parlour is located in Bala High Street.


Beer & Wine shop with a rusticTap Room at the back, well stocked and they also have themed tasting sessions on Friday’s between 6-7 (ish!) @storibeers

New China

Ideal for a cheeky little takeaway! 01678 521703

Y Cwrt

Italian themed menu in a lovely setting, they also do takeout pizza. 01678 520591


A chocoholic heaven, homemade chocolates…… wall to wall!!

Seren Kebab house

Hits the spot, delicious kebabs 01678 520064

Llew Gwyn / The White Lion

Brains traditional pub with a warm welcome and a varied menu to cater for all of the family.

In the middle of Bala High Street.

Plas Coch

A lively pub on the weekend, they also serve meals and is popular in the daytime for a pot of tea!

Bala High Street 01678 520309

Yr Hwb

A brilliant café and restaurant with kids soft play.

01678 520943

Siop Jo / T J Roberts Butchers Bala

This is an award winning butchers, selling local meat, fish and game as well as boasting an extensive cheese and deli counter. The steaks and sausages are a must, he will even prepare an order for you to take home.

Our family have supplied meat for this shop for decades.

Jo will greet you with a smile and a warm Welsh welcome, tell him we sent you there, this really is a chance to taste the best of Wales!

01678 520471

Within 10 miles

Eagles Inn, Llanuwchllyn, LL23 7UB

7 miles

01678 540278

A friendly pub with first class homemade food, fab Sunday lunch.

Tyddyn Llan, Llandrillo, LL21 0ST

7 miles

01490 440264

Michelin star restaurant that is highly recommended in the “Good Food Guide”

Rhug Organic Farm Estate – shop and restaurant

Proceed through Bala for about 8 miles and follow signs to Rhug. 01490 413000


Cross Foxes, Tabor, Dolgellau, LL40 2SG

20 miles

01341 421001

Stunning restaurant

Tafarn Y Gader Tapas, Bistro & Bar

About 18 miles away in Dolgellau, great reviews and wonderful menu and wine selection.

01341 421247


We only have one taxi service in Bala and you will need to book beforehand.

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