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Harbourmaster

Harbourmaster, Pen Cei, Aberaeron, United Kingdom, SA46 0BT
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Opening Information

Open every day from 8am
Breakfast until 11.45am
Lunch in the bar: 12pm - 2.30pm
Dinner in the restaurant: 6pm - 9pm
Food served in the bar: 6pm - 9pm (bookings only taken for large tables (please phone to book) otherwise first come first served, or put your name down for a table at busy times).
Sunday lunch in the restaurant and Sunday roasts on the bar blackboard too.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome

About Harbourmaster

A restaurant and bar in the Harbourmaster hotel on Aberaeron's lovely Georgian harbour. We're independently owned and have been serving the best of local produce at breakfast, lunch and dinner since 2002. Proud of our team of chefs led by Ludo Dieumegard and to be in The Good Food Guide 2018, for the 16th year. We specialise in Welsh seafood, locally caught whenever possible - lobster, crab, prawns. We serve oysters and have an Oyster Happy hour! We serve Welsh beef, lamb from local farms, great vegetables from organic producers. All served by a great team of local front of house staff.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Excellent food, service and atmosphere 👍

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay. Everything was superb even the spiral staircase for late 60 somethings was all part of the experience! The standard of service was excellent with incredibly well trained young staff. The food was exsquisute so subtly prepared and cooked to perfection.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

The food was good. However, the service was not good. Serving staff had little engagement with customers (not just us); poor attention to detail - one of the starters should have been served with a spoon - it wasn't and then serving staff were nowhere to be seen to ask for a spoon. Has to ask for water for the table on three occasions - to the same waiting staff. Fresh mint tea served without any mint! It could have been a whole lot better and somewhat detracted from the enjoyment of the food. Overall impression was disappointing.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

A great meal Thank you we were celebrating out annual camping and crabbing expedition and had a lovely meal.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Excellent food and service. Friends staying with us loved it.

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

Recommended by a friend and met the high expectations Fantastic food coupled with great service, in a lovely location

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

A pleasure to have staff who were all knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We loved the room and the food and would love to come back.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

2nd visit in a week while we're on holiday as Tuesday evening was very good! unfortunately Thurs evening was not so good. Service was poor. Took 2 and half hours for meal. Over an hour the get starters and then had to send mains back as cold. Said it was because so hectic in bar area but no excuse for such a busy establishment. Service was friendly and did give discount.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

Slow service. Restaurant lacked any atmosphere. We had submitted ahead of our reservation about some food allergies. To say they were ‘catered for’ would be misleading. Key items were just removed, resulting in drab, flavourless meal. Disappointing. Surely any chef worth their salt would love the challenge. Apparently not. I cook better at home. So, if you have allergies and no palate eat here. Otherwise go to the Hive.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

We had a realty great evening at the Harbourmaster, thank you. The food was on the whole excellent and delicious, the wine was good and the prices reasonable. The only disappointment was the cheese board: there was far from being enough of each cheese and the selection was a little uninspiring. This seemed at odds with high quality of the rest of the menu, and could do with more thought. The service was pretty good, but some of the waiting staff seemed better trained than others and some were not so smiley, while others were charming. The bar staff were great. We really look forward to our next visit, and to having some bigger bits of cheese please!

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

2nd visit to this little gem when on holiday. Absolutely gorgeous food in a wonderful location, will definitely be going back again.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Another fabulous meal as part of a fantastic stay in the Harbourmaster Hotel. We will be back soon! Diolch yn fawr iawn

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Visited On Saturday, 30 June 2018

We recently enjoyed a lovely weekend at the Harbourmaster! My husband proposed to me there many years ago and we have always said we should go back... so we did and I managed to surprise my husband with the help off the staff!! ... which by the way are amazing!..... they helped my with my crazy idea of surprising my husband... The food was AMAZING! the atmosphere was so amazing in the evenings sitting on the wall with all the locals! the place jut became a different place! definataly will be a recommending going in the summer time!! it just beautiful! Thank you too much!!!!

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Visited On Sunday, 05 August 2018

Aeron Queen 😀 A totally Awesome / Perfect / delightful /sumptuous room with incredible views / Wonderfull full length opening balcony glass doors inviting the Beauty of outside "inside" ...attention to detail = Fabulous !!! We Loved the whole Experience ! BIG thanks to all at the Harbourmaster 😘 x

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 August 2018

An excellent experience at the Harbourmaster. Cuisine superb. Wine list good and well priced. Lovely service from our waitress. She is a huge asset to the hotel.

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Visited On Monday, 06 August 2018

Overall very good

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Visited On Monday, 06 August 2018

Excellent food (consistently). Room's are very good. Service is top end. Quite a gem.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 August 2018

Fantastic food, service and accommodation. Staff so welcoming and nothing is too much trouble for anyone. Will definitely be returning .

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Great atmosphere with a friendly bar full of customers. Previously made a reservation for the restaurant and were called on time. Great food and thoroughly enjoyed the experience

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

The half lobster was disappointing. Not much lobster flavour. The blueberry and lemon meragne was very disappointing. 2 blueberries and the rest of the dish were black currants and quite tasteless. Not sure how you managed to remove so much flavour. Staff were excellent though.

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Visited On Thursday, 02 August 2018

Special night out with the family on holiday. So pleased to have found you in the i last weekend, a really good coincidence. Thank you for an excellent evening.

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

As amazing as we remembered!

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Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

Dwi wrth fy modd ymweld a'r Harbourmaster,dim byd yn uniongyrchol yn erbyn y bwyty yma ond gall gwîn wastad fod yn rhatach i gymharu a gwledydd eraill Ewrop.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

I had the beetroot starter, it was just boiled beetroot n tasteless soft cheese, with a bit of old salad, very bland and disappointing. Then I had the haddock for main, was bland over cooked and soaked in so much butter, can't believe it was fresh line caught fish, looked like it was straight from castle howell. Pudding was hot on the outside freezing in the middle frangipane, we sent it back and got a replacement which was hot on the outside freezing in the middle. Couldn't be bothered to change it again, we didn't get charged for the deserts but my son had to go and find a waiter every time we wanted something, no one checked back on us. I was there to treat my friends for their birthdays so didn't want to complain the whole way through but very disappointed with the whole fiasco tbh. Won't be coming again or recommending u to anyone.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

Second visit for us but this time with 2 French friends. Great food all around with impeccable service. Of particular note was the honey tart with lime sorbet, and the muscovado ice cream. Must work out how to make them; unless you’d like to share the recipe?

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