“Accurate cooking in an intimate, relaxed setting” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
When you don't require your food to push culinary boundaries or feature froths and gels, head towards Seeds, a little bistro with just 20 seats, run by an amiable husband-and-wife team. Mellow jazz floats around the artworks and curios decorating the low-beamed, slate-floored dining room as chef-patron Mark Seager turns out simple, tasty classic bistro dishes at the stoves of a bijou kitchen.
Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes
- Seats: 20
- Days Closed: Sunday to Tuesday (Sunday to Wednesday winter), may vary
- Lunch served from: 11
- Lunch served until: 2
- Dinner served from: 6.30
- Dinner served until: 8.30
- Wines under £30: 67
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 3
- Cuisine style: Modern British
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About the area
The largest unitary authority in Wales, Powys covers an area of approximately 2,000 square miles. Much of that is mountainous because it actually has the lowest population density of all the Welsh counties.
This much wild, empty space is perhaps best typified by the International Dark Sky Reserve in the Brecon Beacons National Park, one of only eleven in the world. The absence of light pollution creates an exceptional spot for star gazing. You won’t find any cities in Powys, just villages and smaller-sized towns, but that’s the way its inhabitants like it.
Newtown, the largest settlement, is perhaps most famous for being the birthplace of Robert Owen, the founder of the Co-operative movement. Brecon is a market town set on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, while the pretty Victorian spa town of Llandrindod Wells boasts the National Cycle Collection. Elsewhere, Hay-on-Wye hosts a major literary festival every year.
Powys is liberally scattered with castles, burial mounds, hill forts, and other historic markers; Powis Castle, near Welshpool is probably one of the most impressive. And for walking enthusiasts, it’s not just the Brecon Beacons on offer – the Elan Valley describes itself as the ‘Welsh Lake District’.
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