Dine in Style at These Sea View Restaurants in Anglesey

A rugged island wrapped in 130 miles of coastline, it comes as no surprise that Anglesey flaunts a few stunning locations to dine out. From seafood on the beach to artisan pizzas with your toes in the sand, fuel up for coastal adventures at some of the best sea view restaurants in Anglesey.

The Harbourfront Bistro, Holyhead

Sea view and sunset at the Harbourfront in Anglesey
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At high tide you feel as if you’re afloat in this restaurant where the sea literally floods beneath the deck. Bang on the shoreline of Anglesey’s Newry Beach, you really can’t dine any closer to the water than at this historic boathouse next to the Holyhead Maritime Museum. Step straight off the sand, or from the surrounding hills, and tuck into tacos, small plates and hearty meals, that wrap seafood and seasonal ingredients into contemporary British cuisine at The Harbourfront Bistro in Holyhead.

Where to stay: The Old School House, Holyhead

The Lobster Pot, Church Bay

While you’re on holiday in Anglesey, why not treat yourself to freshly caught lobster beside the sea? The Lobster Pot on Church Bay has been serving the very best Welsh shellfish – lobster, crab, mussels, oysters and scallops – since 1946. So there really is nowhere better to crack into what’s just been landed by the local fishermen. If you’re not a seafood lover, we can assure you that the cocktails, seaweed ales and steaks are delicious, too.

Where to stay: Bwthyn Y Bae Lodge, Church Bay

The Oystercatcher, Rhosneigr

sea view restaurant The Oystercatcher, Rhosneigr
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If oysters really are the food of love, then you’re bound to fall in love with the food and surroundings of this wave-side restaurant where tapas and cocktails reign the menu, alongside hearty dishes stuffed with Welsh ingredients. If you don’t want a sit-down meal inside The Oystercatcher, chill out in the retro Will’s Bar, with its old school arcade games and summer beach parties, or grab a pizza and loaded fries from Pat’s Shack and kick back on the decking or beach. It is a lively place to enjoy a bit to eat when visiting or exploring the beach and attractions in Rhosneigr.

Where to stay: Bryn Neigr, Rhosneigr

Sea Shanty Café, Trearddur Bay

While many hungry beachgoers make a beeline to the more prominent Ocean’s Edge Restaurant on Treaddur Bay, we’d suggest heading to the warm and buzzing ambience of the bay’s Sea Shanty Café. Here, you indulge in panoramic sea views alongside seafood-heavy small plates, mains and cocktails in a venue bedecked with maritime curiosities. Not to mention the Edwardian ice cream parlour and fully restored Nickelodeon that will enchant younger diners.

Where to stay: The Bay, Trearddur

Dylan’s, Menai Bridge

Dylan's Menai Bridge sea view restaurant in Anglesey
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Celebrating the wild beauty and rich produce of North Wales, Dylan’s has bagged four incredible venues across the region. However, its Anglesey restaurant, boasting spectacular views of the Menai Strait, is where it all began. The boatyard theme fits seamlessly with the waterside location, and the menu draws on the sublime seafood landed nearby, as well as seasonal produce plucked from the surrounding fields and hills. With an all-weather terrace, maritime-themed cocktail bar, and Michelin accolade, it’s a popular spot with locals and visitors alike. If you love the food you can stock up on supplies at Dylan’s General Stores, to enjoy back at your holiday cottage in Anglesey.

Where to stay: Nevadd, Menai Bridge

The White Eagle, Rhoscolyn

Restaurant at The White Eagle, Rhoscolyn
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A local pub with a big reputation, The White Eagle has long been a landmark on the radar of day-trippers, explorers and holidaymakers. Nestled in the village of Rhoscolyn, which dates back to 630 AD, it’s a place steeped in history, enveloped in stunning coastal scenery, and decked out in style. Proud of its heritage, the drinks and food menu is filled with Welsh tipples and produce – cask ales from local microbreweries, meats from family butchers and, of course, seafood sourced from the Menai. And you won’t want to leave the sun-drenched terrace or snug interior where you can easily while away an afternoon playing card games beside the woodburner.

Where to stay: The Nest at The White Eagle, Rhoscolyn

The Deck House, Beaumaris

Food at The Deck House in Beaumaris
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The Deck House is actually part of Silver Bay Holiday Park, but if you’re looking for panoramic views and a family-friendly restaurant in Anglesey, it’s an ideal spot to dine out. For starters, you can lap up the views of Silver Bay and Snowdonia from inside and out, making it a sublime location in any weather. Then there’s a menu packed with seasonal delights, from local seafood and Welsh steaks to lip-smacking desserts. There’s even a soft play for tots so you can eat in peace, and – if you prefer to be immersed in that gob-smacking scenery – you can take out a pizza from the Beach Hut and eat with your toes in the sand.

Where to stay: Above Deck, Beaumaris

The Old Boathouse, Red Wharf Bay

Now in the hands of the great-grandchildren of its original founders, The Old Boathouse has a legacy for serving delicious food on the shores of the magical Red Wharf Bay. Slip into the relaxed vibe for coffee and big breakfasts on your way to the beach, and after sandy-toed activities, fuel up on seafood cuisine and traditional Welsh dishes – all curated from local ingredients and served with a side order of stunning views.

Where to stay: Quay Cottage, Red Wharf Bay

The Tavern on the Bay, Red Wharf Bay

Seaside dining at The Tavern on the Bay in Anglesey
Photo courtesy of The Tavern on the Bay

Also based on shores of Red Wharf Bay, The Tavern on the Bay really does maximise the 270-degree views of the Anglesey coastline and beyond to the Great Orme. A modern and stylish gastropub, it doesn’t rely on the natural beauty of its surroundings to lure the punters, but complements the location with ingredients plucked from the surroundings (think Braised Welsh beef and seafood platters), and uplifting riffs from a resident pianist.

Where to stay: 2 The Coach House, Red Wharf Bay

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