Beyond its magnificent mountains, wonderful rivers and alluring forests, Carmarthenshire boasts a variety of excellent restaurants.

Here is a list of the top 10 best restaurants in Carmarthenshire as rated by TripAdvisor.

10) Corvus Inn

Ranked as the best restaurant in St Clears, Corvus Inn is renowned for its hearty and filling British food.

Fish and chips, full English breakfast, Yorkshire wrap and Welsh beef burgers, this place offers the highest quality of pub grub with generous portions to match.

And if you’re not solely interested in food, the Corvus Inn has a dog-friendly beer garden for you to enjoy a wide selection of drinks until the early morning.

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9) Dexters Steakhouse & Grill

As its name suggests, Dexters Steakhouse & Grill on Coracle Way is the perfect Carmarthenshire restaurant for those who appreciate a succulent, well-cooked steak.

There are over 800 reviews on TripAdvisor and most of them read along the lines of ‘best steak ever’ which is testament to how Dexters Steakhouse has perfected the art of cooking meat.

Furthermore, to go along with the delicious food in your belly, there is a log burner and candles which creates a warm and comforting atmosphere.

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8) Dexters at Brown’s

Dexter seems to be the man when it comes to serving steak because there is another steakhouse on King Street ranked as the second-best restaurant in Laugharne.

Like its counterpart, this restaurant offers brilliant service and well-presented dishes.

The only noticeable difference is the steakhouse in King Street opens from 5:30-9pm during the week and 12pm-9pm on Sunday, whereas Coracle Way maintains the same 12pm-10pm hours throughout the week.

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7) The Warren

With a five-star rating and over 900 reviews, it’s no surprise The Warren on Mansel Street is ranked as the fourth best restaurant in Carmarthenshire.

This is another place that provides meaty masterpieces but it’s selection of high-quality ice cream is a quirky option allowing it to stand out from other carnivorous establishments.

Plus, The Warren takes pride in using local produce, so everything served is fresh and not out of a tin.

6) Cinnamon Indian Cuisine

Cinnamon Indian Cuisine proves you can experience authentic, Asian food in Carmarthenshire.

Whether you fancy a spicy curry, onion bhaji’s or crispy poppadom’s, this eatery on Mansel Street won’t let you down.

And if you want to stay at home rather than go out on a wet and windy night in Wales, you can order a takeaway online.

One review on TripAdvisor is titled ‘The best curry experience we have ever had’ which sums up what a rare gem this restaurant is.

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5) Half Moon

The highest ranked out of 82 restaurants in Llanelli, Half Moon has a reputation for serving a range of tasty food like pizza, steak, chicken tikka, dauphinoise potatoes, cod fillet and more.

Located on Wern Road, Half Moon excels in fabulous presentation, a friendly atmosphere, and big portions, making it an ideal place to have Sunday lunch or stage a birthday party with family and friends.

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4) Poon Street Food

If you like oriental dishes, Poon Street Food exists on The Grist in Laugharne to blow you away with extraordinary, Thai flavours.

Despite being one of the tinier restaurants in Carmarthenshire, Poon Street Food has satisfied numerous locals with their Thai green curry, crunchy spring rolls, fresh papaya salad, chicken pad Thai and hot and sour soup.

Not to mention, their coffee and wide selection of cakes like walnut, lemon, carrot to get you through those tough mornings.

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3) The Kings Arms

The Kings Arms is famous for its Real Ale, which is the perfect accompaniment to the classic, faultless British food it serves.

Based a short drive away from Carmarthen Bay Holiday Park, The Kings Arms is a phenomenal option for families visiting the area.

Alternatively, if you are on a romantic weekend with your partner, you can take them for dinner and savour beef ribs and beef bourguignon along with addicting desserts such as apple pie and mini chocolate eclairs.

However, at the time of writing, The Kings Arms is temporarily closed.

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2) Tea Traders

Tea Traders by name, tea experts by nature. This small café on Guildhall Square is the epitome of an exquisite brunch.

More than 100 teas’ available, including loose leaf along with well-prepared sandwiches, toasties, scones, and homemade cakes - a meal at tea traders will give you the same joy as your first tea party in primary school.

To top it off, the staff at Tea Traders are welcoming, helpful, and friendly which only adds to the pleasure of brunching there.

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1) The New Curiosity

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The New Curiosity on King Street is not the cheapest restaurant in Carmarthenshire, yet according to TripAdvisor, it is the best.

There is nothing on their menu that will disappoint you.

Vegetarians can delve into a winter salad with roasted sweet potato, tenderstem broccoli, pomegranate, pickled beetroot and balsamic caviar for starter then a butternut squash, chestnut and cranberry cake with roast potatoes for main.

Meanwhile, carnivores can indulge into a chicken liver parfait with rapeseed crispbread for starter followed by slow roasted silverside of beef, Yorkshire pudding and roast potatoes.

Then there is a delightful selection of desserts like a seasonal fruit crumble or a Teifi coffee and Merlyn Liquor affogato.