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Average Price
££££ - Over £80
Cool, Fine dining, Luxury, Unique
One Michelin star
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Chef’s table
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


SY23 is a restaurant in Aberystwyth with a simple philosophy: excellent local produce cooked over a fire. Whether it’s foraged, farmed or fished, you can be sure it’ll be prepared in a truly inspired way, to celebrate the nuances of the ingredient. Preserving is also a big focus at SY23, to minimise waste. The pared-back interiors feature sleek spruce tables, tan leather chairs and blue-grey walls, creating a relaxed ambience. The soundtrack and bustling downstairs bar, meanwhile, keep things lively.

The open kitchen is the focus of the dining room, where the charcoal grill is used to turn out a nine-course tasting menu. The cuisine is modern, featuring concepts from Europe and Asia, crafted with the finest British produce. A sample menu demonstrates the elegant simplicity that has won the hearts of diners across the UK. Expect winning combinations like local grains with cultured miso butter, scallop with seaweed and burnt butter or crab with preserved elder at the start of the evening.

This is typically followed by heartier creations like turbot with cockles and broccoli or lamb with black garlic and mushroom. There is an optional cheese course available for a supplementary fee, and then dessert follows. The sweeter end of the menu at SY23 follows the themes of the preceding courses with entries like strawberries with elderflower and cultured cream, lemon meringue, 64% chocolate with grains and sour cream, cox apple with wood sorrel and granola or burnt butter fudge with chocolate and salt.

Head chef Nathan Davies also featured on Great British Menu in 2022, and helped SY23 to earn numerous awards during his time there, including a much-coveted Michelin star in 2022. 


Does it have a Michelin star?

Yes, it has one Michelin star.

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Who is the head chef?

Nathan Davies is the chef proprietor. He previously worked at Gareth Ward's two Michelin starred Ynyshir.

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What's the menu like?

The menu is a 10 course affair, cooked over fire, so expect to take your time over your meal.

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Does the restaurant cater for vegetarians and vegans?

The restaurant can cater from some dietary restrictions, but does not offer a vegetarian menu. Get in touch with the team when you book to confirm your options.

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2 Pier Street, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 2LJ

01970 615 935 01970 615 935


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri 13:00-16:30
Sat 13:00-16:30
Sun Closed
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 19:30-23:00
Thu 19:30-23:00
Fri 19:30-23:00
Sat 19:30-23:00
Sun Closed


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1 Review 

Jonathan S

27 December 2022  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Nathan has style of cooking that is both exciting and comforting, traits that do not always co-exist comfortably. The atmospere in the restaurant is relaxed with friendly service that never strays into the conceit that some high achieving restaurants display. The food howver delights and is delicious.

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