In these times of austerity, recession and bad news concerning employment prospects on the island, I was pleased to be contacted with some good news.
In June of this year a new restaurant will open on Menai Straits' waterfront. With its glass and timber clad boat house design at the water’s edge; a contemporary reference to Anglesey’s maritime culture and history, Dylan's Restaurant will aim to be a friendly, high quality, family oriented restaurant at the heart of the local community, and will work hard to promote Menai Bridge, the wider area, welsh language and culture.
Dylan's Restaurant has been awarded a 'local investment fund grant' by the Welsh Assembly, to help create new jobs. Venture Wales assisted with the application, and the owners of the 'soon to be open' Dylan's Restaurant speak highly of the Economic Development Office at Ynys Môn Council for their support in turning an aspiration into reality.. The funds will go directly towards capital expenditure items and in particular, the fitting-out of the kitchen at Dylan's Restaurant.
If you want a job at this new restaurant, you can apply online at Dylan's website.
Alison Bell tells me that we should all "look out for Dylan's vintage Citroen HY van around the Island and North Wales coastline, which will be advertising the arrival of the new restaurant. The van will be visiting caravan and camping sites, beaches and nearby towns, providing information and distributing sample slices of pizza. We are also aiming to visit local schools to deliver educational and fun baking demonstrations to primary school children as part of Dylan's commitment to the principles of healthy eating.
The upstairs space in the restaurant will be available at selected times as a meeting place for local interest and social groups; as a gallery space for local artists; as a venue for lectures and talks about local issues; for wine tasting evenings, celebrations etc."
For more information visit Dylan's Facebook page.
Porthaethwy (Menai Bridge), need I remind you, is used as the backdrop to the popular S4C soap opera Rownd a Rownd
Post updated 2/6/2012 Picture of van added and changes to text.