Set beside the fast flowing River Tryweryn at the National White Water Centre, located near Bala in the Snowdonia National Park you’ll find Manon’s serving up their famous freshly made soughdough wood-fired pizzas, cakes, coffee and a varied brunch and lunch menu too.
At weekends the main food of choice by punters are their fantastic soughdough pizzas from the outside hut (see times below), the goats cheese and red onion pizza we had was delicious. Others include BBQ chicken, meat feast and vegetarian with pepper, artichoke, asparagus and mushroom – see our pictures for the full range of toppings!
Additionally you’ll find all the savoury staples a cyclist could need including jacket potatos, toasties, breakfast and lunch baps, salads and a range of burgers. The steak ciabatta served with creamed horseradish is one of our favourites!
Finally, as for cakes the Battenburg slice was ‘cake of the day’ when we visited and it was splendid! You’ll also find their regulars including a vegan carrot and ginger cake, raspberry Victoria sponge and the very fruity farmhouse slab cake.
The white water centre is popular for canoeists and rafters visiting for an adrenaline fuelled weekend frenzy on the raging rapids, Manon’s provides ideal restbite with a fantastic seting.
What’s more the roads around Bala offer superb routes for cyclists looking to explore the southern area of the Snowdonia National Park and beyond. The passing A4212 snakes up to the Llyn Celyn dam offering superb views across Snowdonia, where continuing along will take you to Ffestiniog with options to head north towards the picturesque village of Beddgelert or east to the Italianate styled village of Portmeirion.
Note: Pizzas are available Saturday 12:00 – 17:30, Sunday 12:00 – 16:30