The Jackdaw

“Clever modern dishes and a cool Scandi vibe.” - AA Inspector



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You’ll find The Jackdaw discreetly housed in an unusual 1930s building, once a cinema. Climb the dark staircase to the simply decorated first-floor restaurant with its Scandinavian vibes – whitewashed walls and sheepskin-covered chairs. Service is attentive, and seasonally evolving tasting menus focus on excellent ingredients. Wild garlic, confit potato and barbecued leek is served simply but effectively with soda style ‘bread of heaven’. John Dory comes poached in brown butter with elderflower caper sauce, girolles and pickled lemon. Finish with ‘Blaenau Slate’ – named for the local slate trade, a clever, zingy dessert of early gooseberries, sheep’s yogurt, sorrel and pistachio with meringue shards representing the slate.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
AA Restaurant of the Year (Wales)
AA Notable Wine List
The Jackdaw
High Street, CONWY, CONWY, LL32 8DB


  • Seats: 30
  • Steps for wheelchair: 15
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: 25 September to 3 October. 25–29 December
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 25
  • Wines over £30: 76
  • Wines by the glass: 21
  • Cuisine style: Welsh
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Conwy

The majority of the population of Conwy lives along its picturesque coastline, while a third of the county falls within jaw-dropping landscape of the Snowdonia National Park. The town of Conwy, which takes its name from the county (which in turn was named after the river that runs through it), is undoubtedly one of the great treasures of Wales.

Three fine bridges – Thomas Telford’s magnificent suspension bridge of 1822, Robert Stephenson’s tubular railway bridge, and a newer crossing – all stretch over the estuary beneath the castle, allowing both road and the railway into this medieval World Heritage Site. Pride of place goes to the castle, dating back to 1287.

Conwy is the most complete walled town in Britain, with walls measuring an impressive six feet in thickness and 35 feet in height. The walkway along the top offers splendid over-the-rooftop views of the castle, the estuary and the rocky knolls of nearby village of Deganwy. At the wall’s end, steps descend to the quayside where fishermen sort their nets and squawking seagulls steal scraps.

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