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Llanidloes restaurant “Chartists” responds to customer demand by opening at weekends

In response to growing customer demand, the popular fine dining restaurant Chartists 1770 at The Trewythen in Llanidloes, Wales, will extend its operating hours to include weekends starting from September 9, 2023. The restaurant, which boasts two AA rosettes and a four-star rating from Visit Wales, is known for its quality cuisine that emphasizes fresh, local Welsh produce.

What’s On The Menu?

  • Saturday Evenings: From 6 pm to 8:30 pm, guests can enjoy a special three-course à la carte menu curated by Executive Chef Jamie Tully and his team.
  • Lunch Times: Between 12 pm and 3 pm, diners can opt for either the à la carte menu or light bites from the bar menu.
  • Traditional Afternoon Teas: Served from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm, Monday to Saturday, featuring home-baked cakes and pastries.
  • Sunday Lunch: Chartists 1770 will also offer a three-course à la carte menu alongside a rotating selection of traditional roasts.

Local Produce and Seasonal Offerings

The restaurant partners with local suppliers like Williams Family Butchers, located across the street, to source high-quality meat. It’s also a particularly good time to visit as Welsh beef and lamb are currently in prime season, and the period for foraging hedgerow fruits is in full swing.

Special Events and Bookings

  • The restaurant is accepting reservations for Christmas parties and encourages advanced booking to avoid disappointment.
  • They also run a special steak night every Thursday, with rotating cuts and cooking styles.

Community and Staff Training

The restaurant has a strong record of training chefs and hospitality staff. Owned by Cambrian Training Company, Wales’ leading apprenticeship provider to the hospitality industry, it currently employs six apprentices in its kitchen and front-of-house teams.

The Venue

Located in a Grade II listed building, the restaurant has 30 seats and features seven uniquely designed bedrooms. It’s one of only 17 restaurants with rooms across Wales to achieve a four or five-star rating from Visit Wales.

In a statement, Executive Chef Jamie Tully expressed excitement about the extended hours. He emphasized the importance of adapting to the changing hospitality market and said they were looking forward to welcoming both new and existing customers, including clubs and groups visiting the region in the coming months.

The new weekend opening is a promising expansion for Chartists 1770 at The Trewythen, likely to make it an even more popular destination for both locals and visitors seeking a high-quality dining experience in Mid Wales.

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