SquareMeal Review of Paysanne
Born in 1988, and now well into its third decade, this slightly eccentric eatery overlooking the River Conwy continues to serve up “French peasant food at its best” for the denizens of Deganwy and beyond. Paysanne is a neatly attired, family-run eatery noted for its “sharp service”, pleasing hosts and no-nonsense seasonal cooking. Indigenous Welsh produce is used to good effect in a line-up of bourgeois provincial dishes inspired by Elizabeth David and her ilk: here you might find bouillabaisse, black pudding with mustard and apple sauce, beef bourguignon and daily fish dishes (sourced from a friendly merchant in Llandudno). And if you’re feeling flush, book ahead for one of the big-ticket festins – special feasts such as dressed lobster or a whole gigot of lamb roasted to your specifications. Paysanne is also noted for its cracking selection of Gallic regional wines, many of which are sourced and supplied by the owners’ parents who now live in France.