Cennin, a new top quality restaurant in Beaumaris opened its doors on Friday 29 July and was a double celebration for its owners, Brian and Ffiona Thomas who were also celebrating their birthdays.
Cennin, Welsh for Leeks, is the national emblem for Wales and represents award-winning Head Chef, Aled Williams’ passion for the country and its outstanding quality produce, a passion which is also shared by owners Brian and Ffiona.
The opening of Cennin is a long-held dream for Brian and Ffiona. With two farms in Llannerch-y-medd, Anglesey, it has always been their desire to bring the “Farm to Town” which they did with the opening of MooBaaOinc, a butchery and locasan (local artisan) shop late last year and their diversification has been extended by bringing the “Farm to the Fork” with Cafe MooBaaOinc which opened in June and now Cennin.
Ffiona Thomas said; “This was probably one of the best 50th celebrations I could have wished for. It has been a dream of both Brian and myself for a long time to bring food lovers a unique experience and with the opening of MooBaaOinc, then a Cafe and now a top quality restaurant we have fulfilled that dream with not one but three new businesses!
“In Cennin, the cafe and shop, we are using and selling only the very best local produce direct from the farmer or producer, including our own award winning Welsh Black Beef and Welsh Lamb. And with Aled’s exemplary culinary skills diners will enjoy an innovative and exciting à la carte menu that we know will put Cennin on the food map.”
Aled Williams is a Gordon Ramsay scholarship winner and Great British Menu acclaimed chef. From Llandegfan, Aled started his career at Coleg Menai and gained international and national experience working in Sydney and New York as well as Ramsay’s Royal Hospital Road Restaurant in London, Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck Restaurant, Ynyshir Hall near Machynlleth and Plas Bodegroes in Pwllheli.
At the opening of Cennin Aled said; “Anglesey and North Wales is bursting with fabulous local produce and at Cennin we are offering diners a unique experience by using the very best local produce but with my culinary twist!
“I have been taught to respect the produce, to keep it local and the benefits of supporting local producers and this is a philosophy that still inspires me to this day. My emphasis is on showcasing our fabulous produce so diners can look forward to a daily changing menu which uses the very best local produce available that day.”
Cennin is also able to cater for private functions in its private dining room for up to 14 or by taking over the whole restaurant for up to 50 people, so is ideal for family/friends having a get-together, special celebrations as well as for business events.
Located at 13 Castle Street, Beaumaris, Cennin is open for dinner Tuesday to Sunday as well as Sunday lunch and booking is advisable on +44 (0)1248 811230.