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Eat: HARBWR Bar and Kitchen, Saundersfoot

While on a week’s trip to Pembrokeshire, Dan and I made a reservation to eat at HARBWR in Saundersfoot. I was enticed by the hanging flower boxes and terrace out the front of the restaurant, and thought it might be the spot for a fancy dinner.

Inside, the restaurant was dimly lit. It had a unique atmosphere: lively, but somehow classy too. Perhaps the abundance of pubs in the town meant that those looking to booze up went elsewhere.

We were seated in a quiet corner of the restaurant, away from as much foot traffic as possible. With Ted asleep on my coat beside Dan’s chair, we perused the menu. For the past three days, Dan and I had been indulging in fried fast food, so I jumped at the chance for some fresh, locally sourced fish. HARBWR pride themselves on providing food freshly cooked to order.

There, staring me in the face, was sea bass with new potatoes, vegetables, clam sauce and a glass of wine of course.

Dan opted for scampi from the main menu, and decided to share a bottle of white with me. It seemed like we were only a few sips in when our starter of salt and pepper squid arrived. Service continued with the same efficiency throughout the evening, despite the restaurant being quite busy. After all, it had been pouring down, and no one opted to sit outside.

But as the evening progressed, the storm clouds broke for a few moments, revealing the glorious blue sky as we ate dinner. It’s a shame that the restaurant is so dark; I desperately wanted to be sat outside in the summer breeze, or at least feel like I’m sitting outside.

Rookie error: I was so hungry that I forgot to take a photo of the food. You’ll have to take my word that it was well presented, delicious, and filling! We didn’t even manage a dessert. Were I to visit Saundersfoot again, I’d definitely book a table and eat here again.

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