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The Blondin Restaurant, located at Zip World Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda, is a modern, bistro-style venue featuring locally sourced delights. The menu has been developed in partnership with renowned North Wales chef Bryn Williams.

Bryn has brought a mix of classic Bryn dishes and bespoke plates, all of which celebrate his love of North Wales. Open seven days a week, the Blondin Restaurant will serve drinks, coffee and cakes, as well as snacks and meals. The 150 cover restaurant offers a combination of indoor seating and an outdoor terrace with views across the famous slate mine and over the turquoise waters of the lake in Penrhyn Quarry. Just metres above the terrace is the fastest zip wire in the world, Velocity, affording diners the sight of adventure close up.

Did you know

The Blondin Restaurant name celebrates the development of innovative equipment in Welsh slate quarrying history and the links to today’s Velocity adventure at Penrhyn Quarry. ‘The Blondin’ was a type of aerial ropeway developed to transport slate in open quarries in North Wales, named after the 18th century tightrope walker Charles Blondin. Examples of these were used throughout Penrhyn Quarry with the nickname of ‘Jerry Ms’.



Opening Times

Blondins is open seven days a week

Monday to Wednesday - 8am - 6pm
Thursday & Friday - 8am - 9pm
Saturday & Sunday - 6:30am - 9pm

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