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Beach House Restaurant at Oxwich Beach

AA Restaurant of the Year (Wales) 2017-18
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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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Fresh contemporary cooking and fresh sea air

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Tasting menu
Wines by the glass

Occupying a fabulous seaside spot on the Gower peninsula, overlooking the sandy beach of Oxwich Bay, here's a place to blow the cobwebs away, if ever there were one. Its spacious, light-filled interior is done in New England style, with marine blues and pale wood furniture creating a supremely relaxing feel, and there are tables outdoors to soak up the coastal sunshine. Hywel Griffith honed his craft at some of Britain's most prestigious hotels, on a trajectory from London's Lanesborough to the Chester Grosvenor to Ynyshir at Machynlleth, and brings a fresh contemporary sensibility to the menus here, which are firmly founded on tip-top Glamorgan produce. Fish and seafood are a particularly strong suit, with opening dishes setting the tone. A scorched mackerel fillet is enterprisingly served with avocado, cucumber, apple and passionfruit, or there could be roast salmon partnered with Bristol Channel crab, as well as pickled daikon, nettles and a blistering note of wasabi. Asian notes resurface in main courses, perhaps for tandoori-roasted hake with crisp-cooked pork shoulder, tomato fondue, confit onion and natural yogurt, but if it's a thoroughgoing meat dish you're after, look to charred sirloin and treacled rib of Ammanford beef with spring onions and hen-of-the-woods. Innovative takes on classic desserts produce a bara brith soufflé with lapsang souchong ice cream, or egg custard tart with poached rhubarb and ginger ice cream. Five-course and eight-course tasters are virtually menu surprise options, the one-word descriptions vouchsafing none of their detail. Sign up for 'Asparagus, Hake, Salmon, Pork Belly, Hazelnut' and hold on to your hat.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 2nd and 3rd week in January
  • Days closed: Monday to Tuesday (except bank holidays)
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.15
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9.15

Chef

  • Chef(s): Hywel Griffith

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 30
  • Wines over £30: 80
  • Wines by the glass: 14

Price guide

  • Starter from: £10
  • Main course from19
  • Dessert from: £8.50
  • 3-course lunch from: £28
  • Tasting menu from: £55
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 46
  • On-site parking available
  • Off-site parking available: Beach car park

Additional information

  • Seats: 46

Getting here

Take A4118 from Swansea signed The Gower. Left signed Oxwich. 1 mile to Oxwich. Restaurant on beach

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Three-course lunch from£28**Based on the minimum price for a 3-course lunch *Based on the minimum price for a 3-course lunch
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