On the south coast of Pembrokeshire lies Saundersfoot, a popular destination for holidaygoers to base themselves as they explore this beautiful part of Wales.
The large village is easy to walk around, and there’s plenty on offer to cater for tourists, especially during the peak summer season. If you’re looking for somewhere to eat, here are some of the best restaurants in Saundersfoot:
1. Harbwr Bar and Kitchen
One of the must-visit eateries in Saundersfoot is Harbwr. Linked with the award-winning Harbwr brewery in Tenby, this pub provides all the local ales needed for beer lovers, as well as a range of filling meals.
With all the classic pub grub, from burgers and grills to beer-battered cod (using their own ale), there’s something for everyone.
2. Stone Crab
If you love seafood, then Stone Crab is a must to try out. Located right on the harbour, the restaurant serves outstanding seafood (along with great meat and vegetarian options) in a relaxed atmosphere with staff who are on hand to help you pick out the perfect meal.
Having won the title of Best Seafood Restaurant in Wales in 2022, you can be sure that Stone Crab is worth a go.
3. Periwinkle Bistro
With its unique blend of Mediterranean and maritime decor, this family-run bistro and tearoom is the perfect place to relax with a coffee or sit down for a meal.
Screened-off booths help create a cosy, chilled atmosphere that you’ll never want to leave. On some evenings they also host live music.
If you’re in need of a nice breakfast or brunch to kick-start your day, Periwinkle is also one of the best options available in Saundersfoot. Just make sure to get there fast – it can fill up quickly in the busy summer season.
4. Captains Table
The range of drinks and dinners available at the Captains Table means that no one will be left disappointed. This lively pub is the perfect place for a casual dinner out – just watch out for the seagulls if you’re sitting outside!
The Captain Table is linked to the Normandie in Tenby, so if you like the food at one it’s worth trying out the other.
5. The Boat House
When it’s hosting live music, The Boat House is one of the liveliest venues in Saundersfoot. However, it also provides a strong selection of food, whether you’re looking for a light lunch or a hearty dinner.
6. Wiseman’s Bridge Inn
If you’ve got the time for a walk, Wiseman’s Bridge Inn is worth the 15-minute stroll west along the coastal path.
Situated right on the coast, it offers a great location for drinks or a meal, as well as some of the best pub food in the area. The beer garden extends almost right onto the beach, providing incredible views, especially if you’re there for the sunset.
7. Dragon Palace
Saundersfoot doesn’t have many options when it comes to Chinese, but take a short drive out to Pentlepoir and you’ll find the award-winning Dragon Palace.
Check out the high ratings on TripAdvisor and Google if you’re in doubt. To quench that need for Chinese food, Dragon Palace is the best option around.
8. Pembrokeshire Pasty and Pie Co
For a satisfying lunch, you have to try the Pembrokeshire Pasty and Pie Co. Occupying one of the units of the attractive modern retail development by the seafront, the small shop sells the Pembrokeshire Pasty, a true Welsh delicacy.
It’s a perfect option to take away, either for a bite on the beach or if you’re heading off for a walk.
If you’re in Tenby, you can also find their other shop on St Georges Street.
For an alternative choice, check out Kookaba. Found in the heart of Saundersfoot, this Australian-themed restaurant might appear bizarrely out of place, but don’t turn your nose up at it.
The Australian steakhouse cuisine offers a unique dining experience, so if you’re looking for something different Kookaba is the perfect option.
10. The Marina
If you’re looking for fish and chips to have that classic seaside experience, Saundersfoot offers plenty of options. The best, however, is the Marina.
Linked with the clifftop St Brides Spa Hotel, the Marina has the option of dining in or taking away to enjoy your food along the beachfront.
11. Tramway Cafe
Located down The Strand, Tramway Cafe offers a great selection of light snacks and sweet treats, as well as being a great option to grab breakfast.
If you fancy a tasty refreshment on a hot day, their milkshakes are also worth a try.
12. Smugglers Bar and Grill
For those looking for somewhere to drink out to, Smugglers Bar and Grill in Amroth is perfectly situated along the sea front.
With beautiful sea views, locally-sourced food, and even a pirate-themed play area for the kids, there’s plenty on offer to make this a great place to unwind after a long day at the beach.