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Welcome to The Gatehouse Steakhouse Dolgellau – An independent Family run restaurant in the Heart of Snowdonia National Park.
Here at the Gatehouse we give you a relaxed family friendly restaurant, serving Carefully Sourced Local Produce, cooked by Seasoned Chef Proprieter John Dolan. With over 17 years of hardcore culinary experience cooking in some of the country’s top establishments. We have been in Dolgellau for almost 5 years now and have worked extremely hard to gain a fantastic reputation locally and further afield.

“The Gatehouse Steakhouse is home to us now. Prior to arriving in Dolgellau we were happy with our lives in Austria, where we ran a successful 80 cover restaurant in a beautiful ski resort. Coming to Dolgellau changed everything for us and we find ourselves as proud owners of a fantastic destination restaurant. Here I have been able to express myself in the kitchen and cook food that my customers want…cooking with memories from some of the amazing places I have been fortunate enough to be employed at. No chefs ego dishes, no tasteless edible flowers, no tweezers in the kitchen…just back to classical cooking techniques with quality ingredients, bold flavours, proper sauces, and great choices. 

The town of Dolgellau has so much to offer…it’s a cool little place with friendly people, lots of character, some great independent business, lovely scenery, and for such a small town, it has a very good food scene with some great little cafes, restaurants and pubs. I love my city of Liverpool, and it will always be my home but Dolgellau is my adopted home”
John Dolan
Big Boss…Chef Proprieter…Head of Shopping…Assistant Potwash…Plate Enthusiast…Bad Joke Teller.

Fresh & Innovative

Keep an eye out for today’s Chefs Specials. When our suppliers give us a deal, we like to pass it on! Please Speak to staff for today’s offerings!

Ethically Sourced Ingredients

Our Steaks are sourced locally from 2 Multi Award Winning Butchers – TJ Roberts in Bala, and Penparcau Butchers in Aberystwyth.

Fish Dish of the Day

Please see our staff for Todays Fish offering. As market prices fluctuate daily, we change our dish daily to bring you the best deals we can find!

Steaks Cooked
Homemade Burgers
Delicious Ribs