A celebrity chef that is known across Wales as one of the countries best culinary exports is set to run the bistro at the brand new water-sports centre Porth Eirias on Colwyn Bay’s beach front. The announcement was made as Porth Eirias was officially opened, in what has been a difficult task for everyone involved in the planning and development of the waterfront project.
The multi-million pound Waterfront project in the town includes a new coastal defence scheme, bistro/ restaurant, the water-sports centre itself, the establishment of a beach that is open to the public all year around and an enhanced link from the town to the promenade.
Bryn Williams is set to be the man in charge of things as far as the bistro/ restaurant goes, bringing along the skills and experience he has accumulated across a phenomenal career in culinary – where he began by winning the Great British menu in 2006. The chef, who plans to be cooking in Porth Eirias’ bistro-restaurant at least two to three days a week is a regular on the hit show Saturday kitchen.
Bryn, originally from an area close to Denbigh said “I’ve only ever cooked in Wales as a trainee – but have been looking for a suitable place to cook for two years. I enjoy London but I need to shoot and fish – which you just can’t do in London”.
The open kitchen that will allow the diners to see their food being made is an attractive aspect for both chefs and the diners. Porth Eirias, now open will start offering a range of differnet services, from water-sports tuition, along with vessel hire, including canoes. The bistro is hoping to be open sometime before Christmas, with no set date currently available.
Those involved in the redevelopment of Colwyn Bay’s waterfront have been hailed for their hard work, innovation and passion towards identifying the need for increased sea defence, while incorporating it with a number of other attractions and facilities that will ultimately increase Colwyn Bay’s attraction as a seaside resort. The total investment, totalling £52m has already shown great signs, with the summer seeing fantastic use of the new beach, with visitors eager to get into the Porth Eirias building and see what the water-sports centre is all about. Coastal erosion was a problem that has been somewhat improved thanks to the investment and topping it off with a restaurant located upon the coast and beach front with Bryn Williams in charge could be a stroke of genius.