The Restaurant

In 1860, Ivy Terrace was built for £140, on part of a field belonging to Borth Farm. The land was owned by Baron Harlech who leased it for 60 years.

In 1911, Baron Harlech sold the house to John Robert Owen, who leased it to David Jones and then sold it to him in 1928. The house remained in the same family until 1945.

From 1946 to 1980, Mr and Mrs Tipps, who also owned 3 Ivy terrace, ran what was known as the “Igloo Café”

The name was changed to Blossoms by Mr and Mrs Baxter when they took it over in 1980. It then passed ownership 5 times. In 2006 Mr and Mrs Williams bought the property and changed it to its current name Moorings Bistro to relate with Borth-y-Gest nautical history.

Finally, in 2014, a partnership between three friends was created. Having all met whilst working in Portmeirion, we decided it was time to open our own place, and where better to be than this beautiful bay of Borth-y-Gest!

Our Suppliers

Pwllheli Seafoods 

Outer Harbour, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 5AY

Tel: 01758 614615

They buy from local fisherman who catch all around the Llyn Peninsula and we also import from other ports in the UK.

They supply us daily with fish for our specials board. We also offer a lot seafood, so whether you choose the crab linguine or the chowder, you can be sure to be served the best!.

TJ Roberts&Sons

Tryweryn House, 8, Station Rd, Bala,LL23 7NG

Tel: 01678 520471

Butcher supplying us with everything from our sausages and bacon for breakfast to the lamb used in our tajine.

Established in 1873 and still trading from the original premises in Bala. They are one of the longest running family businesses in North Wales and are now on the Fourth generation of Roberts’s to run the business.

 All their beef is sourced from  Welsh Black herds on farms within the Bala Penllyn area. Lamb is of course Welsh but is also hand picked by Mr Roberts himself at the local market every Thursday here in Bala. Even our Pork is local to area with two farmers producing enough pigs meeting their specifications to supply us all year round!

Their commitment to quality has earned them many prizes over the years, Gold awards for both our Sausages and burgers and last year they won the Welsh Championship Cup for their Pork & Stilton Pies.

DJ fruit

Tel: 01766 806012

Unit 22, Penamser Ind Est, Porthmadog,Gwynedd, LL49 9NZ  

Specialists in Fresh Produce Supply



Moorings Bistro 

4, Ivy Terrace


LL49 9TS

01766 513500

Main Page image by Sian LLewelyn