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Bryn Williams’ Porth Eirias restaurant named one of the best in the UK and Ireland

15 Nov 2021 2 minute read
Bryn Williams

The Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias restaurant has been named one of the best in the UK and Ireland.

Welsh chef’s eponymous bistro in Colwyn Bay has been included the brand new AA guide for 2022, which have been handpicked by inspectors for their “culinary excellence”.

The 28th edition of the guide showcases 1,700 eateries across the British Isles, including 100 new entries, which have have been awarded prestigious rosettes.

Bryn’s restaurant, which is described as having “sweeping views of Colwyn Bay”, has bagged two rosettes.

Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias

According to the guide, inside “exposed steelwork, pendant lights and industrial-chic create the feeling of a hip, big-city eatery”.

The AA says: “Bryn Williams made his name alongside celebrated chefs and has been chef-patron of Odette’s in London’s Primrose Hill since 2008, so you can expect sharp, modern British bistro ideas.”


Bryn Williams hails from Denbigh, where he grew up on a family farm. He shot to fame on the hit BBC programme, Great British Menu, and has since gone on to write books and appear regularly on television.

He learned his craft under top chef Marco Pierre White at the Criterion. Bryn was sous chef under the tutelage of another culinary legend, Michel Roux Jr at Le Gavroche for a further three years.

Following his success on the Great British Menu television series in 2006, he was offered the head chef’s position at Odette’s. He bought out the owners of the well-regarded neighbourhood restaurant in Primrose Hill, London, in 2008, and has since established a series of other ventures.

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