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St. Tudno Hotel
& Restaurant
Strolling along Llanudno's promenade you'd be forgiven for missing
the rather inconspicuous entrance to St Tudno's, not least because
you can't fail to be distracted by the stunning views over the sea
across to the Great Orme headland. But if like us, you pause to
breathe in the sea air just opposite the pier entrance, you'll
discover an elegantly furnished, tranquil haven to escape the
grating strains of the endless Punch and Judy Shows, that quite
simply took our breath away.

We took our seats nestled in a romantic alcove overlooking the sea
and as we studied the extensive menu and relaxed in the tranquil
atmosphere we realised we had found a place we would certainly
be prepared to spend the entire week in. A deluxe tea was dutifully
delivered: sumptuous smoked salmon sandwiches, warm fruit
scones straight from the oven with gooey clotted cream, buttery
welsh cakes, fruity bara brith, heavenly rich chocolate opera cake
and sweet juicy strawberries with vanilla cream all washed down
with cool bubbly champagne and delicate floral afternoon blend
tea. Three hours later, for it had been a lengthy affair, we could
safely say that the only disappointment was the bog standard jars
of strawberry jam, which seemed rather drab in comparison with
the otherwise delicious homemade array.

High quality and attention to detail had made for a tastefully
extravagant experience, from the discrete service and the tabby cat
snoozing quietly in the plush armchair in the corner, through to the
award winning pristine bathrooms adorned with freshly cut flowers.
The British Tea Council have awarded St Tudno's the "Runner up
Prize for Best Tea" three times over, but in our eyes it was a real
winner.
St Tudno Hotel and Restaurant,
North Parade Promenade,
Llandudno,
North Wales,
LL30 2LP