Quick Review: Signatures Restaurant in Aberconwy, Wales

Signatures is the most highly rated restaurant in Conwy according to Tripadvisor as of writing. I had dinner there after a long and strenuous hike through Gwydir forest, so perhaps my judgement was affected, but the meal was one of the best I’ve had in Wales.

The Michelin recommended restaurant is actually connected to Aberconwy hotel and spa, which also sells static caravans and holiday lodges for some reason.

The resort is actually pretty out of the way from Conwy, so we didn’t stop off at our hotel and headed straight to the restaurant. We arrived in complete darkness to the large car park and had no issues finding a space, although additional lighting would have been helpful.

The restaurant had a decor theme that I label “Early 90s Japanese Host Club”; it had sofas with that sickly pearly sheen and far too many pendant lights with plastic crystals. It wasn’t my style but it was neat, clean and I was too hungry to care.

There were even displayed champagne.

Despite the tacky decor it was actually a very classy restaurant and we felt grossly underdressed in our muddy hiking shoes.

My partner ordered a king prawn and chorizo risotto, shavings of fresh parmesan and soft poached egg (£8.50) as a starter.

The risotto was very creamy with a cheesy poached egg and a good mix of flavours. The food proportion was quite decent as well.

I had the Duo of Beef main; consisting of prime fillet and sticky short rib, garlic pomme puree, tarragon leeks, ponch maip and red wine sauce (£22.95).

The beef was very juicy and rare enough for me. I liked the softness of the pulled beef and that it wasn’t very stringy at all. The garlic pomme puree and red wine sauce both had a subtle flavour which mixed very well with the meat. The vegetables were a combination of being stringy and hard, which I personally liked but it may not be for everyone.

I also ordered a sweet cocktail which tasted dangerously light and thus moreish. 

My bf ordered the Herb Crusted Pork Loin main; a pulled pork wellington with sticky red cabbage, root vegetable dauphinoise, crispy crackling and calvados jus (£18.50).

He found the pork juicy with nice fatty bits that mixed well with the cheesy potatoes, crunchy crackling and sweet cabbage. Everything was done very well.

For dessert we had the trio of homemade ice cream and sorbet (£6.50), and the strawberry fool with caramelised white chocolate, macerated strawberry, strawberry and mint sorbet (£7.95). This was a nice sweet end to the meal.

Our meal was very delicious and I highly recommend Signatures. The price is on the higher side for Wales but this was reflected in the quality of the food as well as the presentation.

Details

Signatures

Website: https://darwinescapes.co.uk/aberconwy-resort-spa/facilities/signatures-restaurant/

Address: Aberconwy Resort & Spa, Conwy LL32 8GA

Opening hours: 12:00 – 16:30 (closed Mondays and Tuesdays)

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