Beautiful Tenby is a lovely destination on many a tourist map; a lauded seaside resort for generations and over the last decade it has begun to thrive as a foodie destination. The town is famous alongside Blackpool and Brighton for being one of the UK’s best-loved seaside resorts. To keep in step with the competition, Tenby has adapted and now offers visitors some of the best restaurants and finest cuisine in West Wales. You can also find cafes and just some of the best comfort food establishments in Pembrokeshire within the town walls.
You can find an excellent selection of restaurants, takeaways, bars, cafes, bakeries, ice cream parlours and everything you could possibly need from a quick snack to fine dining. Join us as we take you on a swift tour of just a few of Tenby’s best places to eat when staying in this wonderful and must-visit town. We also have some lovely self-catering properties in around Tenby and the wider West Wales region; browse our collection to feel inspired.
Breakfast & brunch
The Arch Kitchen | ££
Found below the old St. Teresa’s Convent, just across from the famous Five Arches, is The Arch Kitchen. A self-styled brunch restaurant, The Arch is a modern space with minimalist decor, a friendly welcome and hearty portions of comfort food. Specialities include the chef’s own Welsh Rarebit, classic Welsh breakfasts, vegan brunch and the gammon and pineapple-inspired ‘Breakfast Pig’ sandwich. Sounds interesting, right? Well, it’s plain tasty too. Capped off with great coffee and tea options, or draft ales for ‘afternoon’ brunchers, The Arch is the perfect hideaway for a good value pitstop.
Location: South Parade, Tenby, SA70 7DL | Tel: 01834 845557
The Dennis Café (spring and summer only) | £
With possibly the best views of any cafe in Wales, The Dennis Cafe is an institution for anyone who has been to Tenby before; it’s also a gem waiting to be discovered by those who are visiting Tenby for the first time. Found at the bottom of Castle Hill, on the slipway approach to Tenby’s Castle Beach, The Dennis is a welcoming, traditional cafe, serving great breakfasts, pancakes, and hot drinks. Ice creams and cool drinks are available for takeaway on summer days too, and they also offer beach wheelchair and sunbed services to help you make the most of your day by the seaside.
Location: Castle Hill, Tenby, SA70 7BL | Tel: 01834 842298
The Bay Tree | ££
Found on the main high street in Tenby’s Tudor Square, The Bay Tree is a warm and rustic family restaurant. This establishment is very much a family affair; it has a welcoming atmosphere, whether you’re a regular diner or visiting The Bay Tree for the first time. The owner and the head chef are both passionate about supporting local businesses and having as much as possible sourced locally. The menu offers vegetarian and vegan dishes, as well as gluten-free options.
Location: Tudor Square, Tenby, SA70 7AJ | Tel: 01834 843516
The Cove | ££
The Cove can easily be described as a low-key, charming outpost serving an array of pub grub standards alongside beer, cider and gin drinks. A gastropub with a lovely atmosphere, it is the perfect location if you’re looking for a stylish place to eat with the family, a classy bar for an evening drink out, or for a quick bite to eat in the afternoon. The Cove also has an extensive artisan gin and cocktail menu, priding themselves on their relationships with local gin suppliers, as well as famous favourites, to give a diverse gin offering for the ‘gin-noisseur‘. Enjoyed responsibly, they go hand-in-hand with lunch or evening food options.
Location: 14 High Street, Tenby, SA70 7HD | Tel: 01834 842438
The Qube | ££
Centrally located at the heart of Tenby, with a roaring fire and space to entice you in on colder evenings, is The Qube. Open for business all year round, there is a hearty menu packed to the edges with Welsh classics, and culinary attention to detail, all in a lovely setting. The menu is diverse and caters delicious food for all. Fantastic vegetarian and vegan options are available, and local meat, vegetables and harbour-landed fish options are a menu cornerstone.
Location: Tudor Square, Tenby, SA70 7AD | Tel: 01834 845557
Plantagenet House | £££
Consistently voted one of the top restaurants in Wales, Plantagenet House is a unique dining experience in the centre of Tenby. Housed in what is thought to be the oldest house in Tenby, dating back as far as the 10th century, you can dine under exposed beams and joists near the majestic tall, medieval Flemish chimney. On the menu, The Plantagenet serves some of the very best seafood and locally sourced meat and vegetables around, and they also offer one of the most extensive wine lists in Wales. Plantagenet House is one of the most interesting places to dine in the country, so book ahead to avoid missing out.
Location: Quay Hill, Tudor Square, Tenby, SA70 7BX | Tel: 01834 843250
If you are looking for the best places for a Sunday roast in Tenby and wider West Wales, then visit our Top 10 places to enjoy Sunday lunch.
If you wish to try out more than one of these brilliant places to eat in Tenby, why not come here on holiday? Book yourself a break at one of our Tenby holiday cottages. We have self-catering accommodation all across town from sea view apartments to townhouses and former fisherman’s cottages. Browse our full collection today to find your perfect place to stay in Tenby.
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