Beach House Restaurant at Oxwich Beach

“Modern Welsh bistro dishes on the beach” - AA Inspector



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With its stone walls rising from the sands of Oxwich Bay on the Gower Peninsula, the views from the Beach House are hard to beat. The repurposed coalhouse is now a bright and breezy contemporary venue done in beachcomber-chic tones of blue, with exposed rafters, full-length windows opening onto the bay, and a concise menu of modern bistro cooking built on pedigree Welsh produce. Chef Hywel Griffith’s cooking delights with its gleeful fusion of local and global flavours, starting with a pairing of thyme-scented veal sweetbreads with Welsh asparagus, puffed rice, wild garlic flowers and the salty hit of Morteau sausage. Lobster landed that very morning from Oxwich Bay provides the filling for a main course of delicate cannelloni and a rich bisque served with braised vegetables and Lyonnaise potatoes lifted with lemon thyme. Finally, top-class pastrywork distinguishes a richly eggy, vanilla and nutmeg-scented custard tart offset by the sharp kiss of poached rhubarb and blood orange ice cream.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Beach House Restaurant at Oxwich Beach
OXWICH, Swansea, SA3 1LS
Phone : 01792 390965


  • Seats: 46
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Days Closed: Monday to Tuesday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.15
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9.15
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 6
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 16
  • Cuisine style: Modern Welsh
  • Vegetarian menu

About The area

Discover Swansea

There’s no getting away from it – when it comes to image, Swansea is a bit of a mixed bag. During its heyday in the 19th century, as king of the copper industry, it was known as ‘Copperopolis’. Dylan Thomas then called it an ‘ugly, lovely town’, but home-grown megastar Catherine Zeta-Jones raves about it and surveys have concluded it’s the best place to live in Britain. The good news is that regeneration is afoot. The dock area has been redeveloped into an opulent Maritime Quarter, where refurbished old buildings mingle with modern architecture, and the city is home to some appealing attractions.

When you tire of the city, head west along the Gower Peninsula, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The perfect holiday destination, it is the ideal place to surf, kite surf or boogie board, with stunning beaches and pretty inland areas. There are four National Nature Reserves and ample gardens, parks, cycle-paths and bridleways. Inland Gower is mostly heath and grazing farmland broken up into tiny parcels of fields, but it has its fair share of attractions, with a smattering of little villages, such as Reynoldston, situated on the Cefn Bryn ridge from where there are far-reaching views of the peninsula.


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