Idyllic St Davids is a special stop on many a travellers map. This historic city, visited by pilgrims and visitors for generations, is also a fantastic place to grab a bite.
The city is famous for being the smallest in the UK. But for a dinky city, it certainly packs a punch, with plenty of things to do including a visit to the magnificent St Davids Cathedral, browsing the local shops and experiencing the exhilarating watersports.
To refresh or fuel up for your day out, we’ve rounded up the top restaurants and places to eat in St Davids, so you don’t have to. You’ll discover an excellent range of restaurants, pubs, cafes, grub kitchens, bakeries, ice cream parlours and everything you could possibly imagine, from a quick pit stop snack to an evening of fine dining with loved ones.
Venture a little further and you'll find some of the best restaurants in Pembrokeshire from wonderful waterfront diners to quirky market town cafes.
Come along on our culinary journey as we tour the wonderful tastes of St Davids to enjoy when visiting this iconic city. We also have some delicious self-catering cottages in West Wales and St Davids, so feel free to browse the collection to plan your next brilliant break in West Wales.
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Where to go for breakfast in St Davids
Fuel up for the day ahead with a very welcome breakfast in the peaceful city of St Davids.
Specialising in hearty breakfasts, and loved by the locals, The Mill is the first stop on our list of eateries in St Davids. Light lunches, cakes and packed lunches are also available, should you fancy a long lie-in!
Serving up plenty of tasty treats with their variety of warm Welsh cakes that include alternatives such as cheese and leak, along with vegan and gluten-free, Mamgu Welshcakes are also known locally for their quality cooked breakfasts. Located in pretty Solva, and with so many wonderful smells surrounding this place, you’ll likely be visiting time and time again!
Stay nearby: Lan Y Mor, Solva
The Really Wild Emporium
Relish a delicious breakfast in this quirky Art Deco building, shop and restaurant. Feeling fancy? Then enjoy a night of cocktails and canapés on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Evening dining is available on Thursdays and Fridays, and breakfasts are available on weekends.
Why not treat yourself to some ethically conscious soaps and skincare products at the Really Wild Shop while you’re at it? Some of the wild ingredients are also used by the head chef, to tempt the taste buds and surprise the palate, in the Really Wild Restaurant.
Where to have lunch in St Davids
Enjoy an afternoon tea in St Davids with friends, a scrumptious scone overlooking St Davids Cathedral, or a hearty lunch to keep you going for more adventures.
Pull up a pew and enjoy spectacular cathedral views from the terrace of this popular family-friendly pub in the heart of St Davids.
From scrumptious scones to seasonal Welsh dishes, and specials throughout the year, you’ll be sure to enjoy a fantastic hearty meal at this legendary pub. Feel the warmth and atmosphere of The Bishops as you gather around the lovely open log fire in the colder months.
Yup, you read it right, The Grub Kitchen is an insect kitchen, and we don’t mean that they’re doing the cooking! Combining quality cooking with entomophagy (eating insects), you’ll experience an unforgettable dining experience here.
If bugs aren’t for you, then there is, of course, some non-bug-related food on offer too.
Situated at Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre, grab a refreshing bite to eat at the Pilgrims Cafe after meandering around the gallery, which is home to art inspired by the wonderfully varied landscapes of Pembrokeshire.
Enjoy a fresh and vibrant menu that includes yummy sandwiches and cakes. Bring the family pooch along as this venue is also dog-friendly.
The Refectory at St Davids
Relax and refresh in The Refectory at St Davids Cathedral, a tranquil retreat to enjoy afternoon tea or a three-course meal. Expect high-quality, healthy, organic and locally sourced food, ales and ciders.
Choose from mouth-watering, award-winning Welsh cawl, ploughman's plates, homemade pizzas, delectable desserts and excellent Sunday roasts.
Have dinner at these St Davids pubs & restaurants
Delight around the table with the mouth-watering options for evening meals available in St Davids.
Venture to nearby Porthgain harbour and you’ll discover The Sloop, a must for delicious locally produced food and a refreshing beverage overlooking the harbour. Picture roaring log fires in the winter and a cosy interior awash with seaside memorabilia.
Seasonal Welsh dishes and specials are available throughout the year, and there is nearly always fresh fish on the specials board, along with seasonal locally sourced lobster, crab and mackerel.
Stay nearby: The Street At Porthgain
St Davids Gin & Kitchen
Mix fantastic gin accented with botanicals hand-picked around the St Davids Peninsula and great food and you get a fantastic dining experience in the UK’s smallest city!
Described as an ethical eatery, St Davids Gin & Kitchen proudly supports local farmers, fishermen, businesses and the wider community. They put their hearts into their food too, offering a truly local farm-to-fork experience.
The stylish, two-AA-Rosette Blas Restaurant specialises in fine dining using fresh local produce.
Expect seasonal delights to please the palette and a relaxed dining experience.
Imagine yourself indulging in their amazing afternoon tea, carefully crafted cocktails, popping champagne, wonderful wines and delicious desserts.
The Shed Bistro
This small but intimate and welcoming bistro in nearby Porthgain is a must-visit for fresh, local fish and chip dishes served beside a charming fishing harbour.
Watch the ships sail by the harbour from an outdoor seat, or cosy up indoors and enjoy some quality fish and chips by the sea from The Shed Bistro.
Grain pizza restaurant can be found tucked away in the beating heart of St Davids. It's a modern collaboration between an eco-friendly microbrewery, Bluestone Brewing Company, and quality pizza place, The Canteen in Newport.
Expect perfectly presented, delicious handmade pizza, fabulous coffee and the very best selection of craft beer. With creative pizza titles such as The Land Of My Fathers, Squashed, Jackfruit Melt and Fun-gi, it’s easy to see how this perfectly placed venue has grown in popularity on the St Davids food scene, with people travelling far and wide to dine here.
The best places for coffee in St Davids
Pebbles Yard Gallery and Espresso Bar
Enjoy a visual and tasty treat at Pebbles Yard Gallery and Espresso Bar. Set in a relaxed and enticing spot, browse the art collection and enjoy the allure of the amazing coffee smells from the Espresso bar upstairs, which also serves soups, scrumptious homemade cakes and made-to-order sandwiches using fantastically fresh, locally baked bread.
Find Pebbles brightly coloured yet quaint building perched at the top of the hill that leads down to the cathedral. Enjoy relaxing on the terrace, watching the world go by.
Enjoy a real flavour of the area while on the go at the idyllically situated Porthclais Kiosk, offering convenient light bites using locally sourced ingredients, and designed for coastal convenience.
Fresh coffee and hot drinks, refreshing local ice cream, homemade cakes, hand-warming soups, hearty stews, toasted sandwiches and seasonal specials are some of the coastal treats available here.
Tasty treats in St Davids
Bench ice cream parlour
Who doesn’t love ice cream? We're sure the little ones will never say no to this tasty treat, and the oh-so-sweet Bench ice cream parlour offers lots of jaw-dropping flavours to choose from. You may just be there all day trying to choose!
Whitesands Beach House
Take a trip to stunning nearby Whitesands beach and enjoy hot and cold food, coffee, teas, hot chocolate, cold drinks and countless flavours of ice cream from Whitesands Beach House.
Local food suppliers in St Davids
Don't get caught short on holiday, visit these fine suppliers offering everything you need to russle up a bite to eat on your stay in St Davids.
St Davids Food and Wine
Enjoy deli delights from this top-quality St Davids delicatessen and rustle up a fabulous meal for all to enjoy.
Amongst the mouth-watering goodies, you’ll find lots of quality produce such as Welsh charcuterie, smoked duck and salmon, locally caught Solva crab, morish olives, a vast array of Welsh cheeses, handmade scotch eggs, generously filled made-to-order baguettes, and lots more fantastic fresh produce that’ll make you realise what good food should taste like.
The Veg Patch
For all your fruit and veg needs, The Veg Patch independent grocer is there for you!
They have a wide range of produce on offer, from fruit and veg boxes crammed with healthy delights to custom hampers with sweet treats and a range of jams, chutneys and preserves.
Gwyn Davies & Sons Ltd Butchers
Gwyn Davies & Sons Butchers have been supplying high-quality meat and poultry for three generations.
Expect top-quality handmade speciality produce such as venison and leek sausages, barbecue treats, faggots and venison burgers, along with dinner table staples such as lamb leg or shoulder for that extra-special Sunday roast.
Fancy a delightful local Sunday roast? Then visit our top 10 places to enjoy Sunday lunch in West Wales.
If we’ve tickled your tastebuds and you want to try out more (or all) of these fantastic places to eat in St Davids, then why not come here on holiday? Book yourself a well-deserved break at one of our St Davids holiday cottages. We have self-catering accommodation around and nearby this historic city, from sea view apartments to countryside cottages.
Browse the collection today to find your perfect place to stay in St Davids.
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