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VENU

Station Square, Pwllheli, United Kingdom, LL53 5HG
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Opening Information

Open 7 Days a Week
Sunday - Thursday: 12pm - 11:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 12pm - 2:30am

Food Served 12pm - 3pm / 5pm - 9pm

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

About VENU

When it comes to locations, this water front restaurant takes some beating. Nestled in the corner of Pwllheli Inner Harbour it has stunning views of the harbour and yachts. The inside is contemporary and comfortable with an open plan dining room seating 59 people, separate to the bar area.

Our restaurant serves great quality, super fresh food, sourced locally wherever possible, with dishes that will excite your senses and an imaginative menu with globally inspired specials using seasonal produce. We aim to cater for all tastes with varied selections, chef’s specials, delicious coffee and desserts. Experience al fresco dining under the parasols at the water’s edge and take in the views across the harbour to the stunning Snowdonia mountain range beyond. We recommend making a reservation, particularly during busy times like weekend evenings or holidays. We can accommodate reservations of any size. Large parties must call ahead to book a space. You are always more than welcome to take a chance and arrive without a reservation, bearing in mind you may need to have a seat at the bar and enjoy a cocktail or a glass of wine until a table becomes available.

Cuisine: Locally Sourced
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 15 August 2018

We always enjoy our dining experience at Venu. Lovely staff, great food, cool place. The only criticism was the standard of cheese in nachos - edible but not tasty. Also the chicken dish that 3 of 4 wanted was not available nor the choice of dessert.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

The food was of a decent standard. Unfortunately I had the pepperoni pizza, it was missing the peppers and rocket. I also ordered a side of fries that never came. These are things that I would have brought to the attention of the waiting staff if any had of been in the restaurant or of anyone had asked how our meal was. We weren't asked if we wanted desert (which we did) and we had to go into the bar to find someone so that we could get the bill. We did pass these comments on to the waitress. The missing fries were on the bill so had definitely been ordered.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Food was really delicious. The staff were really friendly and attentative. 😃

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Visited On Thursday, 12 July 2018

Such a lovely atmosphere! The view is great and staff very helpful :)

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Visited On Saturday, 23 June 2018

Excellent meal, nice wine, friendly service and beautiful location. Da iawn a diolch

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Visited On Thursday, 21 June 2018

Loved the food

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Visited On Saturday, 02 June 2018

Not impressed at all this time. Service was not good. Food was ok. My husband ordered the rack of lamb-it was not, it was lamb cutlets that were tiny, supposed to come with carrots & didn’t. Shame. Will not be coming back

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Visited On Saturday, 02 June 2018

The starters were missed off of the pre order form i sent across along with the note about there being 1 person who hadn't pre-ordered but this wasn't relayed to the restaurant staff. Also, the cheesecake comes with fresh cream, on a slate plate, this could do with re-thinking as we had to ask for a bowl otherwise the cream would go everywhere. Apart from that, the food tasted amazing, the teriyaki salmon is the best we have had and the staff, although seeming slightly flustered at times, were brilliant.

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Visited On Friday, 01 June 2018

Waited a little too long for drinks to arrive at our table in the restaurant. Luckily just as it was becoming an embarrassing amount of time when the waitress noticed, was very apologetic and got the bar staff motivated. Food was very good all freshly cooked. Would recommend!

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Visited On Friday, 01 June 2018

We had a fantastic meal, food & service great and will be returning soon! We have recommended you to friends!

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Visited On Thursday, 31 May 2018

2 Children’s meals were forgotten, then brought as 1 adult meal after everyone else in the party had finished eating, so the children had to share,..when the bill arrived two adult meals were charged!! Service was slow and because we weren’t served as a group we didn’t spend much time sat together as a party. This was a 30th birthday celebration which was ruined by poor service. Ordered lamb and steak which was over cooked and the tomato sauce on the pasta dishes was simply pasatta, without any skill from the chef. We were unable to provide any feedback at the time as we were never given a “checkup” by our waiter. Only person who requires any praise is the drinks waitress who was running the show for everyone!

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Visited On Sunday, 27 May 2018

great surroundings and as always great food.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 May 2018

We had the Sunday lunch menu and it was excellent. Would definitely come again.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 May 2018

Nice location but I'm not sure where the shed got their description of bruschetta from but what came out on the plate was as far removed from bruschetta as black is from white. The main courses were good, if not a little over salted and the desert was ok (brownie) but I've had better in most restaurants I've been to. Small things but just tweaking them would make a big difference. Also a curious change to my sea bass dish, rather than chorizo it was served with bacon. A heads up from the waitress would have been nice.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 May 2018

Great night out with the girls.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

I think our visit was very poor, food was presented poorly and needed more seasoning,lamb rack was swimming in gravy with tasteless potato. Veggie burger needed a condiment and to be smaller. Brucetta starter was so hard I couldn't bite it. Service was terrible. Girl spent most of the time hiding in the kitchen and at one point I even heard her make fun of another customer when they asked for chilli oil. We even had to knock on the kitchen door to pay our Bill as we were waiting for her to come out the kitchen for 10 minutes. To which we saw her talking to her colleagues. There is no chance at all I would return unless the food and service completely change. This place is style over substance and the restaurant needs to be concentrated on more.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 April 2018

Venue was very noisy, music coming from disco room next door, ceiling speaker directly above our table, and children from party running noisily between the two rooms past our table which was almost in doorway. We asked to be moved to a quieter table on the other side of the room, and were refused, these tables were reserved (they were still empty when we left) conversation over the meal was impossible without shouting. We both thought the food was bland, overpriced and bewildered how it took 20 minutes to bring a simple starter like olives. Couldn't wait to get out, and will never go back. If you want good service, good food in a quiet atmosphere, look elsewhere. Not recommended. Avoid.

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 May 2018

Fabulous as usual can’t wait to come again soon

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Visited On Friday, 20 April 2018

Really enjoyed my meal and service was fantastic!!

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Visited On Sunday, 01 April 2018

Fantastic Sunday lunch. Excellent service and a lovely setting. Definitely one I would recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 April 2018

We had previous eaten here and the food was amazing unfortunately this time it was of a poor standard and would probably not return the ribeye steak was mainly fat and the lamb rack wasn't much better and for £21 and £17 I would have expected a higher quality of cut, the lamb rack was also cold.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 April 2018

First time visited as on holiday in the area. I am glad we booked as very busy. Fresh food and Sunday lunch was one of the best tasted along with excellent service and atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 March 2018

Went for lunch for my birthday. The food waa realllyyy good! My dad said it was the best burger he has had. Would come again. Nice little place. To book in advance is better i think

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Visited On Sunday, 11 March 2018

We’ll be back!

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Visited On Sunday, 11 March 2018

Fantastic food, great value for money!

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