Nineteen.57 Restaurant and Bar, based at Islawrffordd Caravan Park, Talybont, near Barmouth, in Southern Snowdonia, which is popular with caravanners from Shropshire and the West Midlands, has been named Best of North Wales in the Restaurant Awards 2019 – Welsh Edition.

The restaurant collected the award at a ceremony held at The Exchange Hotel, Cardiff. Chef Sion Wellings, who took over the lease of the restaurant with his mother, Iola, confessed to being surprised when he was told the restaurant was one of 10 in North Wales shortlisted for the award.

Sion and Iola have run the restaurant for five years and he was previously sous chef at Portmeirion for eight years. Sion took his parents Paul and Iola Wellings, grandparents John and Jean Roberts, aunt Julie Hughes and sister-in-law Jamie Wellings along to the ceremony.

The restaurant is reknowned for holding successful themed evenings, charity events, parties, weddings, afternoon teas for baby showers and numerous black-tie dinners over the past five years.

Located on the Cambrian Coast, Islawrffordd Caravan Park has 201 holiday homes, 75 fully serviced, hard standing touring caravan/motorhome plots and luxury facilities, including a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and Jacuzzi.

The park was also named Best Campsite in Wales by the AA in 2012 and was a finalist at the inaugural Mid Wales Tourism Awards in October.

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