Pembrokeshire’s already fantastic food scene gets bigger and better each year. Our cafes and restaurants can draw upon the coast for inspiration and of course wonderful local ingredients. These are 10 of the best cafes and restaurants in Pembrokeshire, each offering something different and unique! The only question is, how many can you get round on your holiday in St Davids?
This cafe/restaurant at one of St Davids’ star visitor attractions is a must for bug lovers and haters alike! Head chef and owner Andy serves up imaginative, delicious lunches and evening meals in beautiful surroundings. As the name and location suggests, some of the dishes feature edible insects. These are a fantastic source of protein, and many are fully up for giving it a go. If you’re not one of these people, don’t despair! Plenty of the dishes are bug free, and many vegan dishes make an appearance on the ever changing menu.
It’s no secret that The Shed is a firm favourite of ours here at St Davids Escapes! Perched on the harbour in the tiny fishing village Porthgain, The Shed serves up beautiful local seafood. From the classic fish and chips, to delicate dishes that show of the best of the Pembrokeshire coast. In winter months, cosy up inside and admire the traditional coastal decor. In sunnier times, a portion of their fish and chips eaten on the harbour wall is heaven on earth!
Quayside delightful tearoom set on the Cleddau Estuary, serving simple sandwiches and homemade cakes alongside local roast lobster, smoked mackeral pate and jugs of Pimms and Sangria! Spend a summer’s afternoon enjoying lunch here followed by one of Lawrenny’s lovely walks. Perhaps circle back for a slice of cake afterwards?
From the moment you step through the door of Blas At Fronlas, two things will happen. You will be hit with the warmest welcome, and your mouth will start watering! From spectacular sharing platters, homemade cakes to take home goodies from their deli, everything here is scrumptious. Blas At Fronlas in in the centre of Newport in the far north of Pembrokeshire, and it is well worth the journey from wherever you’re staying
Probably one of the more visually recognisable on this list, Cafe Mor is the home of Pembrokeshire Beach Food Co. They are responsible for gems like Barti Ddu Rum and lots of products made from local seaweed. Their street food style offering includes the famous lobster among other incredible dishes that will keep you coming back for more! They tend to operate during high season, but head to the website to order goodies online all year round to keep you going until you can visit!
Runwayskiln is a place close to our hearts, as we were first introduced to chef Charlie’s wonderful style when he had a street food van that frequently visited St Davids a few years ago! He now runs this fabulous cafe/restaurant, and his food has only got better! There’s nothing standard here, from cauliflower pakoras to Catalan fish stew and loads in between, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The view is spectacular, and we highly recommend walking off your lunch to nearby Marloes Sands.
Thea and Becky began making and griddling their own welshcakes at festivals, and now run this fabulous cafe in Lower Solva. Pop in for a coffee and chocolate orange welshcakes, or settle down to a cooked breakfast with leek and cheese welshcakes on the side! The cafe itself is a cosy haven, with some outdoor seating to allow you to watch the world go by. Our personal favourite though? The crempogs! That’s Welsh for pancakes!
If you’re looking for fresh local seafood in a traditional pub right on the water’s edge, then The Griffin Inn is the place for you! They get the balance between friendly local pub and fantastic award winning restaurant exactly right, and on a summer’s day this place is buzzing. In chillier months, the log fire is on and ready for you to cosy up after enjoying one of the many walks around here!
We playing fast and loose with the cafe theme here, as these guys don’t strictly speaking come under that category. But we simply had to include them for the purely exquisite experience they make possible! Pop in, receive a warm welcome and browse their range of local goodies. Whatever you leave with, make sure one of their homemade lobster rolls is among your stash. These are made with fresh local lobster caught from their own boat. Take your roll and a drink (perhaps a small bottle of their own gin with a can of tonic?) and walk to the beach at Little Haven. There, enjoy these local treats while watching the waves roll in. Perfection!
Ajoined to the tourist information centre in St Davids, Pilgrims Cafe is a gem. A consistently fabulous breakfast menu, delicious homemade cakes and ever changing lunchtime specials all make this place a must visit. If you’re staying in St Davids, you’ll want to visit more than once, especially as you can walk it off down the road to Caerfai beach! When they can, they also host a weekly Open Mic night with themed food which draws locals and visitors alike.