“Modern Welsh cooking in an intimate upstairs venue” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Despite its faux-medieval appearance, The Jackdaw is housed in a 1930s building that was once a cinema. A dark staircase leads to the whitewashed first-floor restaurant where the style is simple with a touch of Scandinavian cool via hanging bunches of dry herbs and flowers, and chairs covered with sheepskins. Well-balanced dishes showcase seasonal raw materials and a meal could start with wild garlic velouté, confit potato and barbecued leek before a main course of perfectly timed Welsh beef sirloin, barbecued king oyster mushroom and cubes of fruity bara brith bread to soak up those delicious juices.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
Gluten free menu
- Seats: 30
- Steps for wheelchair: 15
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: 25 September to 3 October. 25–29 December
- Wines under £30: 25
- Wines over £30: 76
- Wines by the glass: 21
- Cuisine style: Welsh
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
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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