Top Ten Tastes of Swansea Bay!

C 9th May 2019

So, on May 11th it’s National Eat What You Want Day! Here are our Top Ten Tastes of Swansea Bay to tantalise those taste buds. But this list is just a taster (see what we did there?)…head to to see a list of cafes, pubs and restaurants you can go to in Swansea Bay celebrate this special foodie day!

1. Cockles and laverbread…

from Swansea Market! Sprinkles your cockles with a little vinegar and eat them straight from the bag, or take them home and rustle up a cooked breakfast with a welsh twist!

Cockles and Lava bread

2. Ice cream

Say no more! Head to Verdi’s and choose from up to 30 different flavours of award winning Fresh Cream Italian Ice Cream. Sprinkles, sauce, wafers, a flake…why not?

Verdi Ice Cream Parlour - Mumbles - Swansea

3. Swansea mussels…

Served with bara Y Clogwyn (their special bread!)…are firmly placed on the lunch menu at The Cliff. They’re adding a culinary buzz to Southgate village…

4. Gluten Free?

Head to the King Arthur Hotel where gluten free choices and other pub favourites are on offer including the chef’s own curry, chilli and a Welsh steak pie…

King Arthur Hotel - Gower

5. Lunch with award winning views.

Grab a bite to eat at the Bay Bistro overlooking the spectacular Rhossili Bay. Welsh lamb and Welsh chuck steak both feature on the menu.

6. Afternoon tea by the sea…

At The Oxwich Bay Hotel (there’s a vegan version too!). Small portions of all your favourite pastries, pies and treats with large helpings of great views and fresh air.

7. Tapas Time.

Swigg offers small plates with big flavours…harbour-side! Welsh rarebit is a firm favourite. To share or not to share…you decide.

8. Truly Home Grown.

Head to Parc le Breos for home grown soft fruit, vegetables and salads from their kitchen garden. Not forgetting Olive’s freshly baked teisin lap (moist cake) or bara brith (speckled bread). You can’t get fresher than that!

9. Calamari, crayfish, prawns, mussels, cockles….

there’s plenty of seafood in Swansea Bay! Try Langland Brasserie or the Beach House in Oxwich – both serving fresh local seafood with views overlooking some of Gower’s great beaches.

Langland Brasserie

10. Local Brew…

You can have your fish (or halloumi) battered in Gower’s own Gold Beer at The Ship Inn in Port Eynon. Iechyd Da! (That’s cheers in Welsh).

The Ship Inn

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