Bryn Williams to open Colwyn Bay bistro

11 September 2013 by
Bryn Williams to open Colwyn Bay bistro

Chef Bryn Williams is to return to his native north Wales to open a new restaurant in Colwyn Bay's Port Eirias development.

Williams, who owns Odette's in Primrose Hill, will be the anchor tenant of a new £4m landmark building in the Welsh coastal town, part of a larger £10m development.

Williams, who comes from nearby Denbigh, took over Odette's in 2008 and has been looking to open a site in Wales for several years.

Conwy County Borough Council leader, Dilwyn Roberts said: "Conwy County Borough Council is delighted that this facility has attracted such a well-respected, high profile restaurateur and having the commitment of a renowned national chef is a real boost for regeneration in Colwyn Bay and Conwy."

The Welsh First Minister also welcomed the move and said it signified a change in the times, reversing the 1960s trend to move away from the shore, and instead creating more of a pull than ever for people to return to the seaside.

Porth Eirias is part of a major regeneration project for Colwyn Bay, which has delivered a range of projects, totalling an investment of £52m.

The resort's famous waterfront, and the sea defences which protect it, benefitted from improvements to protect the town from coastal erosion. As part of this, £6m was spent on importing half a million tonnes of sand, pumped onto the Colwyn Bay coastline to create the dry family beach.

A further £3.7m was invested in Porth Eirias, which aside from being home to Bryn's bistro will also contain a new watersports centre, offering tuition in sailing, windsurfing and power boating as well as kayak and canoe hire.

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