New Welsh tapas bar takes Aberystwyth by storm

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A new Welsh-themed Tapas bar has proved an instant success for residents and visitors to the seaside town of Aberystwyth.

Last month saw the Grand opening of ‘Tapas-y-Tri’ on the town’s seafront. The brainchild of local resident and entrepreneur Lewis ‘Llew’ Llewelyn, the restaurant has enjoyed rave reviews and been featured in a double page spread in local paper, the Cambrian News.

Llew told WalesOnCraic:

“To be honest with you, it was an accident. I’d been to the Costas in Spain and always liked the Tapas, but to be honest I’m not one for all that cheese and raw meat. I thought to myself, we’ve got all the snacks we need in Wales, they just need as I call it Tapassing.”

Visitors to Llew’s restaurant can select from a modest menu of well planned Tapas dishes. The Savoury Surprise (pictured) is by far a favourite, featuring a subtle combination of crisps, nuts and pork scratchings. For seafood lovers, penclawdd cockles are served on a bed of scampi flavour fries. Llew’s favourite, a twist on nachos, involves smothering plain crisps with ketchup and topping with a cheese slice, lightly grilled. For fans of surf ‘n’ turf, Llew combines scampi flavour fries, cockles and steak crisps to provide that classic food combination.

Local health campaigners have said that Llew’s menu contains too much salt – but Llew is defiant:

“What do they know? Besides, since I introduced the menu, my drinks sales have gone through the roof.”

Llews is open Mon-Saturday 11am until 11pm, booking not always required. Five stars from WalesOnCraic