You don’t have to live in Abergavenny to know of the town’s love for food, their annual food festival is called the ‘Cannes of Food Festivals’ for a reason! Overlooked by the Sugar Loaf Mountain, this bustling market town is brimming with the ultimate in fine-dining restaurants waiting to serve you some of the best Sunday lunches in South Wales.
How long do you usually ponder over a menu as you’re seated for Sunday lunch? The team at The Hardwick have made it their mission to provide a menu which is concise and informative to help you decide in just a few words which dish is for you. Behind each course is a story as the chef takes pleasure in sourcing local produce, getting to know each supplier and cooking the food with the aim of making the producers proud. Once you have indulged in the slow-roasted local pedigree pork shoulder or savoured the sirloin of Johnny Morris Herefordshire Beef you have a selection of puddings to choose from as well as eight choices of homemade ice cream.
Filled with history and famed by awards The Angel Hotel is one of Abergavenny’s most famous and popular landmarks. Dating back to 1892 the current team have focussed their attention on offering their guests a level of service that exceeds expectations and their Sunday lunch menu is no different. The Oak Room is where Chef Wesley Hammond and his talented team serve a selection of culinary creations complemented by live music at the weekend. You can be assured that your choice of roast dinner has been prepared with the freshest and finest ingredients.
Described as “a real treasure that demands a visit” by the Daily Telegraph we suggest that you reserve a table for next Sunday. Head Chef Gary Nugent is a regular at the Abergavenny Food Festival where he recently showed off his skills as he was asked to cook live in the Market Hall. Whether you choose the topside of beef or roast loin of pork Gary insists that he serves Welsh produce where possible it’s this attention to detail that makes The Crown at Pantygelli first on the locals list for where to head for a traditional Sunday Roast.
Located in the heart of Abergavenny The Kings Arms was once a coaching inn that dates back to the late sixteenth century. The stone walls and period features have been perfectly complemented with modern upgrades making it the perfect place to enjoy a lazy lunch or celebratory feast. Head Chef Jim Hamilton has cleverly created a menu that changes with the seasons yet still offers your favourites, particularly on a Sunday lunchtime. Start with the Monmouthshire lamb and finish with Gorwydd Caerphilly cheese board we’ll leave your main course up to you what will you choose?
The Kings Head Hotel can be found at 59-60 Cross Street, we wonder if the address helped inspire the newly refurbished restaurant named Regency 59. During the day the restaurant serves traditional pub meals however in the evening Head Chef Krishna Bhandari uses his Michelin starred skills to produce multi-sensory dining with his Indian and Nepalese cuisine. Last year during his regular visit to the Abergavenny Food Festival physicist and author Sir Stephen Hawking made sure he stopped at the Regency 59 to enjoy his ‘usual’ of garlic mushrooms and lamb dinner.
The Abergavenny Food Festival’s appreciation for local produce has meant that this passion for cuisine has spilt over into their local pubs and restaurants. This desire to embrace the plethora of local ingredients alongside excellent service has meant that although Abergavenny may be a small market town its renowned restaurants and award-winning chefs are attracting visitors from far and wide to enjoy their talents, especially on Sunday.