When you have experienced our exceptional cuisine, you will know why Maes y Neuadd is listed in "1,000 places to see before you die!" Head Chef John Owen Jones, now in his 18th year with us heads our brigade of talented chefs – all medal winners in culinary competitions. A Welsh man birth and a Welsh speaker, John's passion for the nation's food and culinary skills is reflected in his delicious dishes.
You can be certain of the freshest, local, seasonal, quality produce available whenever you visit Maes-y-Neuadd. Take morning coffee with homemade biscuits in the lounge, dine from the Cromwell's A la carte lunch menu in the small dining room or on the terrace, have a snack in the bar, afternoon tea and cake in the conservatory or dinner in the restaurant. The choice is yours.
Head Chef, John recently introduced our now very popular seasonal dinner menu offering a large and varied selection of starters, intermediate courses, mains, Welsh Artisan Cheeses, desserts as well as daily specials. Whether you opt for two, three, four or all five courses your dinner includes a selection of delicious canapés, amuse bouche and freshly baked speciality bread. Add three glasses of selected wines from our Wine Selection to accompany your dinner and finish with coffee and sweetmeats for the perfect end to a perfect meal!
Our menus focus on the wealth the region has to offer with finest Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef, fresh fish from Cardigan Bay, crab, lobsters, wild sea bass, mussels and oysters from the Menai Straits, wild game, local cultivated and wild mushrooms and Welsh cheeses. We also ensure that our dishes include freshly gathered fruit, herbs and vegetables from our own kitchen gardens.
If the style of cooking - a modern fusion of Welsh, English and French cuisine - is not to your taste, you can ask our chefs to cook your meal in a more simple fashion. They won't be offended. We can cater for most diets and nothing has defeated us yet – you just need to let us know in advance!
Combine your meal with a relaxing drink from a wide range of Welsh wines, spirits and liqueurs or a bottle of wine from our extensive Wine List, which includes 12 wines by the glass 18 bottles at £17.95 or under.
Take a look at our sample menus:
Sample lunch menu from Cromwell's A La Carte Restaurant
Monday to Saturday Orders taken 12 noon to 1.45
Crab Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil Salsa - £5.35
Soup of the Day wit Garlic Sippets and Homemade Bread - £4.25
with Soft Poached Egg - £4.95 & £7.95 (V)
Or Smoked Chicken and Bacon - £5.50 & £7.95
Confit of Duck Fritter, Beetroot Fondant and a Beetroot and Orange Glaze - £6.25
Homemade Fish Cake with Creamed Leeks and a Saffron Sauce - £6.25 & £8.95
Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Egg with Truffle Oil and Brioche - £8.95 & £11.95
Welsh Rarebit with Onion Confit topped with a Poached Egg and Seasonal Leaves - £6.25 & £8.50 (V)
Crispy Pork Belly and Pork Fillet with Apple Compote and Mustard Cream - £9.95
Welsh Lamb and Vegetable Cawl with Horseradish Dumplings - £10.75
Medallion of Welsh Beef, Caramelised Onions, Mushrooms and a Cognac Sauce - £15.00
Braised Welsh Lamb Parcel with Bubble and Squeak and Roasted Vegetables - £10.95
Battered Fish of the Day with Pea Puree and Homemade Tartare Sauce - £10.75
Cawl of Local Fish with Tomato and Onion Casserole served with Haricot Beans - £11.95
Duo of Award Winning Sausages with Creamy Mash and Onion Gravy - £9.95
Strips of Chicken with Field Mushrooms, Braised Rice and Paprika Sauce - £11.95
Shitake and Oyster Mushroom Sausages with Risotto of Butternut Squash, Barley and Rosemary - £10.75 (V)
All Main Course are accompanied by a choice of one dish
Additional Portions - £2.25
Fresh Seasonal Vegetables, Potato Gratin, Homemade Chips, Mashed Potato, Minted Potatoes, Garlic Bread or Mixed Salad
Orange and Vanilla Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding - £5.75
Mixed Berry Mille Feuille - £5.75
Welsh Artisan Cheese Board with Pickles, Apple and Homemade Bread - £7.50
A Selection of Homemade Ice Creams and Sorbets - £4.75
Dark Chocolate and Walnut Terrine with Raspberry Foam - £5.95
Special Dessert of the Day - £5.75
Pot of Tea with Homemade Biscuits – £2.75 per person
Pot of Coffee with Homemade Biscuits – £3.10 per person
Sample menu for Young People
This special menu can be served in your room* or in our small dining room between 12 and 1.45pm for lunch, and between 6 and 7pm for dinner.
* Would guests please note that any order taken for Room Service will incur a Tray Charge of £2.00 per order.
Alternatively, young people dining with their parents, may choose to have smaller portions from the Dinner Menu:
2 Courses £16.50
3 Courses £21.50
Jacket Potato with Salad Garnish
Fillings - Baked Beans or Cheese - £4.75
Scrambled Egg on Toast - £3.50
Baked Beans on Toast - £3.50
Baked Beans on Toast with Cheese - £3.95
Home-made Soup of the Day with Bread - £4.25
Slices of Melon with Seasonal Fruits - £4.25
Citrus Segments - £4.25
Fresh Orange or Grapefruit Juice - £4.25
A Duo of Conwy Sausages - £4.95
Two Eggs (Fried, Scrambled, Poached or Boiled) - £4.75
Pan Fried Breast of Chicken - £6.50
Deep-fried Breaded Fish with Tartare Sauce - £5.75
Pasta with a choice of Sauce - £4.75
Tomato, Cream & Mushroom or Butter and Grated Cheese
Savoury Pancake Stuffed with Seasonal Vegetables – £4.75
All served with Vegetables or Baked Beans and Potatoes (Mashed, Chipped or Boiled)
Salad with a Selection of Cold Meats - £5.40
Glass of Milk - £0.90
Glass of Coke/Diet Coke/J2O - £1.65
Mineral Water (Still or Sparkling) - £1.65
Hot Chocolate - £3.50
Sample seasonal dinner menu.
Changes every three months – includes daily specials
We hope that you enjoy your meal freshly prepared from the finest, seasonal, local ingredients, much of which comes from our own kitchen gardens.
All dishes are cooked to order so we hope you will forgive the short but necessary delay.
We can accommodate most types of diets, allergies and preferences if advised in advance. Please note that there may be traces of nut products in some dishes and GM oil may be used in our cooking.
Our exciting menu is brought to you by our award winning Head Chef John Owen Jones ably assisted by Martin, Ceri and Ciron.
Special mention should also be given to Andrew Jones who provides the kitchen with home-grown fresh produce.
Chicken Liver Parfait with Melba Toast and Leek and Apple Chutney
Filo Basket of Local Nantmor Mushrooms with a Creamy Wild Garlic Sauce
(also available as a main course)
Crispy Confit of Duck with Truffle Mash and Sweet Onion Relish
(also available as a main course)
Welsh Goat's Cheese and Vine Tomato Tartlet with Garden Salad
(also available as a main course)
Smoked Mackerel Pate with Apple and Red Onion Marmalade and Crusty Bread
Maes y Neuadd Caesar Salad
(also available with Chicken as a main course)
Lemon Vodka Sorbet
Soup of the Day with Garlic Sippets and Freshly Baked Bread Roll
Slow Cooked Belly of Pork with Crackling, Apple Compote, Oven Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans
Rump and Shoulder Parcel of Welsh Lamb with Roasted Vegetables, Leek and Potato Mash and a Rosemary Jus
Stuffed Breast of Chicken wrapped in Cured Ham, Buttered New Potatoes, Green Beans with Herb Pesto and Dressed Mixed Salad
Thai Style Fish Cakes with Vegetable Ribbons, Noodles and Sweet Chilli Sauce
Salmon, Pollock and Prawn Linguine with Shellfish Sauce
Vegetable Curry with Fragranced Wild Rice, Cucumber Relish, Mango Chutney and Mini Nam Bread
A Platter of Welsh Artisan Cheeses Served with Grapes, Celery, Chutney, Oat Cakes and Homemade Bread
Chocolate Truffle Cake with a Compote of Berries
Date and White Chocolate Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce and Marmalade Ice Cream
Coffee, Hazelnut and Caramel Pavlova with Whipped Cream and Merlyn Sauce
Fresh Fruit Salad with Vanilla Cream or Ice Cream
A selection of Ice Creams and Sorbets with Brandy Snap Basket
Pineapple and Banana Fritters with Rum Sauce
Two Courses - £30.00
Three Courses - £35.00
Extra course only £5.00 per person each course
Pot of Tea or Coffee with Sweetmeats - £3.10
Sample Sunday lunch menu
Sunday lunch changes every week but, by popular demand, always includes Welsh Beef! Orders are taken 12 noon to 1.45pm. As our Sunday lunches are very popular, we do recommend that you make a reservation in order to avoid disappointment. £18.95 for 3 courses including canapés.
Warm Salad of Asparagus, Hard Boiled Egg and Olives with a Walnut and Honey Dressing
Pressed Guinea Fowl, Chicken and Pigeon Terrine with Toasted Brioche
Leek and Potato Cawl with Crispy Leeks
Smoked Salmon with Lemon Chive Cream and Seasonal Leaves
Roast Sirloin of Welsh Beef with Yorkshire Pudding (Choose from Rare or Well Done Cuts)
Pan fried Fillet of Sea Bass with Creamed Garden Leeks and a Saffron Sauce
Medallion of Pork with Apple Puree, Leek Mashand a Sweet Paprika Coulis
Stuffed Herb Pancakes with Curried Vegetables
Almond Sponge Pudding with Fruit Compote and Vanilla Egg Custard
Poached Pear with Caramel Cream and Poppy Seed Biscuit
A Selection of Homemade Ice Creams and Sorbets
A Selection of Welsh Farmhouse Cheeses with Homemade Bread and Oatcakes
May we suggest a glass of each of the following at £15.50 per person to accompany your lunch
Sauvignon Blanc, Neblina, Cono Sur, Central Valley, Chile. 2009
Château Mont Milan, Corbeires. 2007
Rutherglen Muscat, Stanton & Killen, Victoria, Australia. N.V
We also serve lighter lunches during the week between 12 noon and 1.45pm and bar snacks throughout the day as well as morning coffee and afternoon tea.
Young people under 12 have their own menu and can choose from a healthy and nutritious range of snacks, starters, main courses and desserts available between 12 and 1.45pm for lunch and between 6 and 7pm for dinner.