The Gunroom at Plas Dinas

4.7
209 reviews
£41 and over
British
Located in the former family home of Lord Snowdon, once the Husband of Princess Margaret, The Gunroom is so much more than a restaurant. Located in the heart of Plas Dinas Country House just 5 minutes from Caernarfon, dining with us is more of an experience than just a meal. Make sure you arrive early for a pre-dinner drink or cocktail and canape which leads you into your dining experience.

Our monthly changing menu uses only the freshest seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Distinct choices of starter, main and dessert are interspersed with delicious hidden courses creating a unique dining experience that balances sumptuous indulgence with individual variety.

Our intimate Gunroom Cocktail Bar is a great spot for a gin or a cocktail before or after dinner.

Whilst social distancing is required we are unable to take larger bookings online. To manage a safe environment we kindly ask you call our team on 01286 830 214 who will check our live availability.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 209 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on all time ratings
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4.7
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4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SimonB
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic meal. Delicious food in a lovely setting. Will return.

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ElaineO
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was cooked to perfection and a good set choice on the menu, bery happy.

JM
JandM
Wales
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food in a wonderful environment with great service, a complete treat and full of delightful surprises and presented with high artistic skill. Can’t recommend it highly enough. It was perfect in every way.

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JamesS
Wales
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic dinner & very good customer service very lovely surroundings

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IanE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely birthday surprise for other half - and it went down a treat!! Lovely food and friendly staff. Will definitely be visiting again!!

AO
AlanO
Wales
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding delicious food,just the right amount of choice from the 3 course menu to suit any taste.
Service was excellent from the young welsh waitors/waitresses.

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AwelT
Wales
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Diolch yn fawr am bryd o fwyd hyfryd. Lle braf gydag awyrgylch braf a chroesawgar.
Diolch for a lovely meal. Great restaurant with a welcoming atmosphere. Will be returning.

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vipmerfynj
Wales
13 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we dine here quite often because of Chef Dan's great food, the nice relaxing ambience and Manager Paula's lovely welcome and friendliness.
as usual we were not disappointed!
I had scallops, perfectly cooked! welsh beef, which melted in the mouth, and the pear dessert which is one the nicest desserts I have had there.
we'll be back!

PB
PaulB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Great room to dine in, quirky and different.Our food was fantastically cooked and timing inbetween courses was good.If anything A little more training for the young staff..eg, didn’t open our wine or offer us to taste, didn’t pour our water, just little things but noticeable.However lovely and polite👍

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VictoriaM
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Loved the food, only thing I could say is i found the starter menu bit limited however the starter I did have was excellent in line with all the other courses

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RichardA
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience2

We love the Gun Room but do not like the latest "policy" which seems to be to sit people in what used to be the bar area. It does not give the same ambience as the other eating area which now seems to be used for breakfast. What used to be a romantic setting is now just a place to eat good food.

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AlanO
Wales
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Welcome straight from the door, local friendly staff. Property still had alot of original belongings of the Armstron Jones family. Gun room a lovely ambience . Food was amazing as well as service, well worth the visit will return in the summer.

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vipmerfynj
Wales
13 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely evening in The Gunroom for my wife and i’s anniversary.
As usual the food is exceptional from chef Dan and his team, and Ferdinand and the rest of the staff looked after us very well.
All ready booked for the next visit!

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DelythE
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience and fabulous food. Would highly recommend.

BH
BethanH
Wales
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Beautiful setting!Felt very Christmasy with the open fire and the lovely Christmas tree!Service was good and the Welsh waitress who served us was excellent!Food was delicious and overall a lovely special experience.Will be back for the cream tea!Diolch yn fawr!

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Daisy
Wales
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Welcome over enthusiastic - did we want a drink before our coats were hung up! Music an annoyance but charming young waiter turned down with a smile. Fish disappointing (used to good fish shops and wholesalers inPwllheli) but beef excellent. Husband said chips to die for! Plate for starter wierd but terrine good. OverallI shall go again and have already booked but they need to get their act together if they want to give other local fine dining venues a run for their money!!

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a lovely place. We were treated as VIP’s from the moment we walked in. The food was excellent. Nothing to fault. We have booked to go again next Christmas.

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vipmerfynj
Wales
13 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely surrounding, lovely Christmas decorations and open log fire.
Fantastic welcome from the staff, great food, some of the best in the area.
Looking forward to returning!

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HelenE
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb food, great atmosphere and first class service, what mor could anyone ask for

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AlessandraB
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

lovely place, lovely setting, wonderful food, nice complementary mini courses in between dinner courses. Service was very good, a very nice candle lit dinner

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Judith
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the minute we stepped in to moment we left, the service was excellent, atmosphere, staff and most of all the food, highly recommend and would definitely go back again, soon I hope.

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EWWales
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow! Absolutely stunning ! Smokies to start. Then Beef. Then the Blackberry Crumble.
All three courses were perfect.
We are regulars at Plas Dinas. Had not tried the Crumble before. Will have it next time definitely.
The staff were attentive at all times. The little extras were a treat, especially the Veloute. Not as many canapés as usual- more next time please!
Thank you all for a perfect evening.

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vipHefinT
Wales
8 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Booked online on a Saturday evening which was extremely busy.Told when we arrived that we were on a re-sit table,which was perfectly acceptable.Were kept waiting for ages for our pre dinner drink and waiting a long time to be seated at our table.The food was fine,but we missed out on the sorbet,as the waiter forgot!
I think the new owner needs to realise that when trying to cram people in,he needs seats to sit them down,and the kitchen can only dish out so many dishes.The establishment may well have been trying to make up for a quiet week,but standards can not be compromised,as locals like ourselves will not keep supporting.We will return,but hope that things will be back to the excellent standard previously enjoyed.

DJ
DavidJ
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The whole process for the evening meal was well planned with all patrons meeting for drinks prior to being escorted in. The service, food and ambience was first class

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Ruthh
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful house, very warm welcome, great service and exceptional food.

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Digs
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Sadly despite really looking forward to a lovely evening with family for my birthday I was rather disappointed. To begin with we were given the wrong menu and everything I’d chosen was unfortunately on an old menu so wasn’t available.

We were served drinks with ice when we’d specifically requested none. We had to ‘ask’ for the wine list & as we were having fish to start we’d chosen a white wine to accompany it. Unfortunately by the time the waiter came back to the table to allow us to order we’d finished the fish so just ordered a bottle of red to accompany our main course. The staff were not attentive & we were left without drinks for long periods. Service was very slow and I don’t think that there were enough staff to cater for the number of guests that evening.

We had intended returning with friends however the poor service has put us off.

The food was delicious and the venue is beautiful. Such a shame.

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vipmerfynj
Wales
13 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual, chef Dan and his team produced fantastic tasting food, from the Smokie for stater, and the Welsh beef and the guinea fowl for our mains, and all the bits in between.
Fantastic, we’ll be back next month to sample November’s menu.
Ferdinando and his team also looked after us very well,
And as usual the Gun room at Plas Dinas provided a fantastic relaxed start to the weekend.

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NuTS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

No one took the wine order until we mentioned it, and then we had to remind the waiter when the wine didn’t arrive! Aperitif glasses left uncollected throughout the meal.

However, food was fine, if not exceptional, and atmosphere was conducive.

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TCLC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent meal and terrific value would highly recommend

TP
TeresaP
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An amazing experience and so well looked after by the staff. Food was just lush!
Highly recommend the cocktail- Twinkle

PH
PaulineH
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fabulous food at this delightful country house. Romantic if you want it to be. Delicious in every way!

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StuartM
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The venue is fine for a special occasion such as an anniversary but the beef steak was not particularly tender and the chips were a bit dry in texture. Otherwise the food was acceptable.

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Angie
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Food and service very good table location not very welcoming tucked away in a back room that used to be a bar. No atmosphere or view of the garden.

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vipmerfynj
Wales
13 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely evening at the Gun Room. Great food, great staff.
Best way to start the weekend!

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KateT
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful evening at Plas Dinas. The venue is delightful, the service SO good, the food and wine were delicious we would recommend eating here to all our friends. Everything was perfect for our special evening.

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GrahamH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

This place is a hidden gem, great food, location, ambience and staff. Should be busier

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RichardA
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

We go there regularly and this trip was not the best. Food ok but better last trip. Desert not good at all.

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Copper
Lancashire
7 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent venue and service. Food was all excellent but the seafood platter starter was a bit bland.

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Bigblue
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We had snacks and drinks in the Gun Room while looking through the meny and placing our orders. After 15-20 minutes we where shown to our seats in the inner room.
Nice historical atmosphere, knowledgable staff and great food. The only thing that was not 5 star was the wine. We had to remind them to bring the bottle we ordered to our main course. And when it arrived it was way too warm. I'd guess 21 C instead of 17 C that would have been preferable.
But all in all a great experience

KJ
KarinJ
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was possibly the best meal I've ever eaten, with lovely staff in a beautiful setting.

FAQs

The Gunroom at Plas Dinas is rated 4.7 stars by 209 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.