In the past, holiday park cuisine was more about fish and chips than fine dining, but recent years have seen a vast improvement, so much so that the restaurant at a five star caravan holiday park in Southern Snowdonia has been named Best of North Wales in the Restaurant Awards 2019 – Welsh Edition.

Nineteen.57 Restaurant and Bar, based at Islawrffordd Caravan Park, Talybont, near Barmouth, collected the award held at The Exchange Hotel, Cardiff.

Chef Sion Wellings, who took over the lease of the restaurant with his mother, Iola, confessed to being surprised when he was told the restaurant was one of 10 in North Wales shortlisted for the award, commenting, ‘Someone had nominated us for the award which came as a big shock to be honest, We haven’t tended to enter awards or to seek recognition with stars. We have just focused on serving good quality food.”