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Review: Shore Kitchen, Y Mwmbwls

(September 01, 2016)

Review: Shore Kitchen,
Y Mwmbwls

Shore Kitchen 6

 

After more travels in search of antiques and collectables, we decided to stop in Y Mwmbwls for lunch. After doing some research on Trip Advisor it appeared that 'Shore Kitchen' was a popular and well-regarded venue, and so we booked a table for lunch.

Y Mwmbwls is a lovely little town, more a large village really, with lots of independent shops and a walk along the sea front always gives one a healthy appetite.

Shore Kitchen is at the farthest end of the main drag of Y Mwmbwls, but is easily found.

We had booked ahead, as Y Mwmbwls is very popular and busy at lunchtimes during the summer, especially with families. We were delighted to find a modern, clean and well-presented restaurant, with huge windows which looked out on to the street (perfect for people watching) and to Swansea Bay, beyond a small green.

 

Shore Kitchen 5Table setting

Service was friendly, efficient and swift. Menus were brought over within a reasonable time and drinks orders taken and brought over promptly.

For starters I had roasted mushrooms on bruschetta, with a perfectly poached egg on the top, dramatically presented with a swirl of balsamic syrup. My partner had calamari. Both were freshly cooked and very tasty.

 

 Shore Kitchen, roasted mushrooms on bruschetta starter, topped with a poached egg
Roasted mushrooms on bruschetta starter, topped with a poached egg
 

Shore Kitchen, roasted mushrooms on bruschetta starter, topped with a poached egg Shore Kitchen, calamari starter Shore Kitchen, calamari starter
 Roasted mushrooms
on bruschetta starter,
topped with a poached egg
 Deep-fried calamari starter  Deep-fried calamari starter

For main course I had a handmade beef burger and my partner had an aubergine and tomato dish, both delicious and sufficient in portion size.

 

Shore Kitchen, handmade beef burger with chunky chips
Handmade beefburger with chunky chips - main course

Shore Kitchen, aubergine and tomato main
aubergine and tomato - main course

Two courses, including accompanying drinks, came to £50.00, which we thought was a pretty good deal.

The menu is simple, not over-elaborate. But all the food we had was well cooked and full of flavour. It was no surprise to learn that the chef (and owner) of Shore Kitchen had been Head Chef at The Dragon Hotel, Swansea and had also worked at Morgan's Hotel, Swansea. Both have very good reputations. If you're in the area, pop in for lunch. Or even make a special trip for dinner and enjoy the lights around the bay as you enjoy their delicious food.

Claire Meredith, September 2016

Shore Kitchen
648 Mumbles Road
Y Mwmbwls
Swansea
SA3 4EA

Phone/Ffôn: 01792 363184
www.shorekitchen.co.uk

Also by Claire Meredith:

    

The Star Inn, Treoes; September 2016
La Luna, Tonysguboriau; June 2016
La Trattoria, Tonysguboriau; June 2016
Junction 28, Newport
; March 2016
Y Talbot, Tregaron; September 2015

Manorhaus, Llangollen; June 2015

Ty Croeso, Crickhowell; December 2014

Ruthin Castle Hotel, Rhuthun; September 2014

The Manor Town House, Fishguard; June 2014
Llandeilo; December 2013
Tenby / Dinbych-y-pysgod; September 2013
The Old Chemist Inn, Saundersfoot
; September 2013

The Bunch of Grapes, Pontypridd
; September 2013

Gwesty'r Emlyn Hotel, Newcastle Emlyn
; June 2013

Photographic study of Newcastle Emlyn
; June 2013
Lake Vyrnwy Hotel; December 2012

The Drawing Room, nr Builth Wells; December 2012
3 Pen Cei Guest House, Aberaeron; June 2012
Escape 5* B&B, Llandudno; June 2012
The Bunch of Grapes, Pontypridd; June 2012
Photographic study of Myddfai; February 2011
The Crown at Whitebrook; February 2011
The New White Lion, Llandovery; February 2011
Ty Mawr Mansion Country House, Cilcennin, Lampeter; December 2009
George Thomas Hospice 'Style In the City' event; May 2009

 

cylchgrawn Cymru Culture magazine
Published by/Cyhoeddwyd gan:
Caregos Cyf., 2016

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