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“Super restaurant!”
Review of Proper Gander

Proper Gander
Ranked #3 of 26 Restaurants in Tywyn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$26
Cuisines: Welsh
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: At The Proper Gander we pride ourselves on serving the very best in local Welsh produce alongside friendly customer service and a relaxed atmosphere. Located in a stunning area of rural mid Wales, our menu reflects the freshness, quality and variety of our landscape. For example: Our Welsh lamb, beef and pork are from local farms. Our fresh fish and seafood are caught by resident fishermen off our beautiful coastline. We serve only the best Award Winning Welsh cheeses. We offer a wide selection of beers, ciders, ales and spirits sourced from our unique local breweries and distilleries. And of course, all our fantastic dishes are created and prepared by our very own Welsh Chef.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great meal at this super restaurant while holidaying near Tywyn. Restaurant open Wednesday to Saturday. We rang on Sunday and left a message asking for a reservation for Wednesday and they sent text reply on Monday confirming our booking. The owners are there front of house and supported by a very pleasant, enthusiastic young waiter. All very welcoming and chatty.As you enter, there is a cosy little bar downstairs but the main restaurant is upstairs. Tastefully decorated, comfortable and with a relaxing atmosphere.
The menu is not extensive but there is a good choice using local fish and meat produce as well as several vegetarian options.The food was fantastic! Spider crab and pate for starters followed by Welsh lamb and a vegetarian mushroom Wellington. Delicious! Ample sized portions but unfortunately no room for dessert.
Well worth a visit. Thank you- a memorable part of our holiday!

Thank Ann H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just love coming to this restaurant. It's a place where I like to make choices of dishes that are either too complicated to do at home or something that I have never tired before ... and this time ticked both boxes. Added tpw hich my wife, being vegetarian loves the variety of choice available. Never disappointing!

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Thank Glenncan
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Visited this restaurant for the first time last night despite having lived in and visited Tywyn for the last 53 years. My only excuse is that it is easy to walk past without realising how well appointed, welcoming and comfortable the interior of this restaurant is.
The welcome from staff and proprietors is both friendly and efficient while the decor is modern and welcoming, eminently suitable for either couples wishing for a romantic evening or family parties.
The menu includes a wide range of dishes which are locally sourced, locally sourced fresh fish from an Aberdyfi fisherman and welsh meat dishes alongside vegetarian dishes.
I visited the Proper Gander with my wife and we would have no hesitation in recommending all of the items that we sampled, all were well prepared and delicious. We both ate the black pudding starter, I followed this with the local crab main course with a salted caramel cheesecake as afters while my wife enjoyed a monk fish main with a chocolate torte for pudding.
We would both highly recommend the local sea food dishes l really enjoyed the Aberdyfi Crab main while wife described her main course as “scrummy”and her pudding as heaven for chocolate lovers.
We accompanied our meal with two pints each of an excellent local bottled beer Red Bandit (Cwrw Coch). We both felt our meals were excellent value at roughly £60 including drinks. We have every intention of returning to this gem of a restaurant in the near future.
Please, however, note that the restaurant is on the first floor and this could lead to difficulties if you have accessibility issues, I would suggest you checked this with the restaurant prior to booking.

1  Thank IanWilliams2013
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217wendyw, Owner at Proper Gander, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you Ian. Glad you eventually found us! We look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

We were very pleased with our early doors, walk in sitting at Proper Gander.

Very friendly and attentive service, a menu that was gave lots of interesting choice and our meals were beautifully presented and delicious. Thank You.

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Thank Fractalcat
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely place,service very good.outstanding food.Had a lovely starter of halloumi grilled with spices, and a main of sea bass on cous cous was very nice to, full of flavour. Did not have a starter but my husband and daughter had a sticky toffee pudding which I had tried and was very nice.All very well presented.staff very friendly and helpful.The room very spacious and very cosy.

Thank lisa b
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