Having only opened in 2021, Annwn’s chef patron Matt Powell said at the time that he hoped his little restaurant would be punching above its weight in the culinary world before long. Mere months later, it seems his dream has been realised, with the Welsh foodie destination drawing a whole slew of critical acclaim, plus diners from all over the UK who come in search of Powell’s unique style.
A truly unique dining experience, Annwn champions not only seasonality and sustainability, but aims to celebrate the wonder around us through smaller, well thought out details. The team is passionate about foraging and will happily take guests with them to discover the bounty of Wales’ seascapes and countryside. The underlying ethos of Annwn is that everything we need already surrounds us, but that we’ve just forgotten how to look for it. Powell hopes to correct this.
Come dinnertime, much of what makes it onto the menu has been found within walking distance of the door, with ingredients like kelp, chanterelles and sea lettuce all featuring. It’s a tasting menu format here, with bread and snacks served before nine flawless courses of bright, bold ingredients, with plenty of components you may not have heard of.
Favourites from the auturm feast includes Saltmarsh lamb shoulder braised in Cleddau honey with sea buckthorn emulsification, sea radish and scurvy grass, and slow cooked duck egg yolk with preserved chanterelles, oxalis and summer cep sauce. Finished with chocolate cockle shells with sea buckthorn gel, this is an unforgettable journey through the best of Wales' bounty.
Diners can book multiple experiences at Annwn, from dining to foraging or both! At the time of writing, the price of the 10-course tasting menu is £130 per person.