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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Relaxed fine dining at a beautifully restored hotel

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass

Overlooking Carmarthen Bay, not far from Tenby, with the 12th-century ruins of the original chapel still be seen in the grounds, the fully restored 18th-century Penally Abbey has soothingly elegant interiors, where the pale colour scheme and delightful period details - the distinctive Gothic revival windows are a real feature - lend an air of quiet luxury. In the candlelit restaurant you can look forward to relaxed fine dining, with intensely flavoured, well-constructed dishes. Descriptions on the set menu may be terse - pork belly, curry, shallot, for example, or venison, kohlrabi, prune, but the dishes themselves are picture-perfect, precise, and beautifully balanced.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: January
  • Closed for lunch: Monday to Saturday
  • Lunch served from: 12.30
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): Richard Browning

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 26
  • Wines over £30: 29
  • Wines by the glass: 11

Price guide

  • Starter from: £8.95
  • Main course from £16.50
  • Dessert from: £9.50
  • 2-course dinner from: £25.45
  • 3-course dinner from: £34.95
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 25
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 30
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

1 mile west of Tenby A4139, follow signs to Penally, on right just before church.

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