Of course the food is the main thing with any restaurant but you also have to take into account the whole look and feel of the place. Well the Jaipur on the promenade is an average looking Indian restaurant with a reasonable menu that does appear quite limited but they were quite willing to make changes and to make just what you want, the Food was lovely, I had a Lamb Chille masala and it was great. We had pilau rice and a garlic nann that was cooked just right.
The only thing was that the staff did not smile and seemed to be really fed up, something that really did put a bit of a downer on the experience and that was a shame.
If the staff could just try and look a bit happier it would change the whole atmosphere of the place and make for a great experience.
Since writing the review I have been another couple of times, the last being on Monday 10th September 2012, We had the set menu both times as it is really good value and delicious, it has been redecorated and the service has certainly got better and much friendlier turning it from an average after the pub type of place to a really good Indian that's well worth a visit!
This is a nice pub on the front at Porthcawl, don't be fooled by the exterior. The interior is really nice and comfortable, we only had a drink here but the food looked lovely with very generous helpings.
I have visited again quite a few times and the menu has been updated and improved and they do some nice offers on different days, Mondays sees Burger and a drink for about £9.50, The Curry and rice is also lovely! I would recommend The Waterfront to anybody!
As well as the normal menu there are specials on the board and daily offers!
Monday - Burger Night
Tuesday - Pizza Night
Wednesday - 2 Main Meals (get a bottle of wine free)
Thursday - Curry Night
Friday - Steak Night
Food is served 10am – 9pm (Mon – Fri), 9am – 9pm (Sat) and 9am – 5pm (Sun)
The Waterfront is situated on the Promenade in Porthcawl just before you get to the main shopping street. Just across the road from the seafront it is very popular as it has tables & chairs outside for you to watch the world go by. I've had a quite a few meals here - in a short space of time & have not been disappointed once!! Some people stop by for a coffee & cake after a hectic shop in the town & others come by for lunch. The service is really good & staff are very friendly and accomodating. The prices are average for the area - around £8 for a meal.
Favorite Dish: The home made Curry & Chilli dishes are delicious. The all day breakfast is a must too! The Sunday lunches looked great although I haven't tried one yet - that's my next mission!!
This is my favourite place to go for Sunday lunch. In the smugglers bar at the Seabank each Sunday you will find a Carvery style lunch. For £7.95 you will have a choice of two joints of meat & then you can help yourself to all the veggies you can fit on your plate & smother it all with delicious gravy. There is also a normal pub menu at lunchtimes and evenings offering wholesome pub grub. There are seats by the window offering views out to sea which are nice, even in the winter when my favourite pass-time is watching the waves crash on the rocks!!
Favorite Dish: Sunday lunch - the swede is my fave!!
This fantastic pub serves great food, It is an old pub and dates from around the 15th century. Previously called Ty Newydd (New House) Tavern, yet renamed in its present form during the late 18th century in honour of George, Prince of Wales, who was crowned George IV in 1820. It has been rebuilt over the years with the original Inn facing east and overlooking the old highway - Y Lane Fach (The Little Lane) around the year 1602. Sometimes also called 'The Corporation' the Inn was rebuilt in 1808 with its first floor room remaining of significant historical importance within the Borough. It has been used as the Town Hall when the sand encroached and covered the old village.
Oak beams and a real open fire really make this pub feel great and the food was just fantastic. I had North Sea Cod with chips and mushy peas and it was MASSIVE, I was absolutely stuffed. The fish was just right and delicious. I would love to go here again.
The pub has a lot of information about shipwrecks in the local area and a lot about local history. At the side of the car park there is a monument to all that have been lost at sea off the South Wales Coast.
This traditional looking pub is in the village of Laleston not far from Porthcawl. The entrance is off the car park and not through the front door (which is now the entrance to the upstairs flat)
The interior of the pub has a homely feel and has an array of curiosities on numerous shelves, backs of seats and on the walls. To the right of the bar is the restaurant area where some really great food is served.
The menu is written on various chalk boards around the room and consists of some really interesting and unusual dishes as well as the old pub favourites.
I had a fantastic Steak that came with some nice homemade chips and Myfanwe (Vicki) had a very nice smelling (and I was informed very tasty) curry.
I would certainly like to eat here again in the future
Isabella's is a lovely Spanish Tapas restaurant on a street just off the promanade, as soon as you walk in you know that you have come somewhere special and the excellent decor with old beams and great decoration really make you comfortable.
The choice of food is amzing with some really great dishes on offer that make choosing really difficult.
II had mussels to start with and then Pork Loin in a lovely Red Wine sauce for my main. Vicki had some lovely looking Meatballs to start and she said they were delicious, Her main course of Grilled Turkey Breast with garlic and herbs looked really lovely aswell
I would not hesitate to eat here again on a future visit.
Legend has it that a tunnel runs from the pub to the Nearby church and down to a pub by Newton Point which was called the Red House, The once Landlord was called Frances Turpin and years ago the building was an inn, grocer shop and blacksmiths. They were also smugglers and most of the men in the village were a part of the Gang. You can read all about the history on the pubs website.
The Jolly Sailor is a fantastic pub with great friendly service making it well worth a visit either for food or just to enjoy a drink.
Monday 4:00pm to 11:00pm
Tuesday & Wednesday 12:00pm to 11:00pm
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 12:00pm to 12:00am
Sunday 12:00pm to 10:30pm
Food is served:
Tuesday To Saturday
12:00pm - 2:00pm & 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Also Traditoinal Sunday Roast 12.30 - 2.30 pm
After a walk around Porthcawl we called in the Atlantic Hotel for a couple of drinks and sat outside in the sun. it is quite a nice place and would be a great place to stay while visiting Porthcawl.
They serve food and drinks to non residents (obviously) and it was not expensive.
I really enjoyed relaxing outside with a beer.
This lovely pub is situated near to Ogmore Castle so if your visiting the Castle it really is worth calling in for some food, I had Fish and Chips, It came in a basket lined with greaseproof paper in the guise of news paper, It was really nice, great chips and lovely Fish.
The pub has a nice atmosphere and the have live music every week
Pietros is a lovely little ice cream parlour situated right on the seafront in Porthcawl centre. Here you can choose from an assortment of yummy ice cream flavours or settle for a cup of coffee on the outdoor seating area and gaze out to sea.
The Pier Cafe is situated on the Seafront overlooking the town beach. They have a wide range of meals available on the menu from sandwiches to cooked meals. I have eaten here many times and cannot resist their cooked breakfast, it is lovely and comes at a reasonable price with a mug of tea thrown in too!!
Favorite Dish: Cooked brekkie
Jaipur is a lovely Indian Restaurant situated right on the Seafront in the Centre of Porthcawl. It's a relatively small restaurant but is very popular, if you're planning to visit on a weekend it is advisable to book a table. I have been here twice and had a really nice meal on both occasions. Jaipur also have a very popular take away service where you can just pop in and wait for your meal to be cooked or ring up with your order and pick it up when its done.
Favorite Dish: Chicken Jalfrezi - mouth wateringly good...
There are two outdoor Coffee outlets situated alongside the Promenade. They are very popular all year round, you just need a few more layers in the winter!! From here you can buy hot and cold drinks and some lovely tasting whippy ice cream - perfect on a hot summers day.
The Swan Inn is situated in the picturesque village of Nottage which is just a few miles away from Porthcawl centre. It has a great local feeling with friendly, attentive staff.
There are a wide selection of meals on the menu, many of which are marked as being 'two for 8.95. We took advantage of this offer and had the plaice in breadcrumbs with peas and creamy mash - it was delicious. I would definitely eat here, especially for this great value for money offer!!