Ynyshir Restaurant and Rooms

Address: Eglwys Fach, Machynlleth, Powys SY20 8TA, Wales, United Kingdom
Cuisine: Modern British
Website: ynyshir.co.uk/
Twitter: @garethwardchef
Instagram: @garethwardchef

Restaurant Details and Accolades

Chef/Owner: Gareth Ward
Michelin: One Star
AA: Five rosettes
National Restaurants Award 2019: 9th
The Good Food Guide 2019: Gareth Ward, Chef of the Year
AA Best Wine List in the UK 2018

Description: Ynyshir is one of only 17 restaurants in the UK to hold five AA rosettes and the menu is a blend of wild Welsh ingredients and Japanese flavours with particular focus on meat.

Gareth is a wonderfully meat-centric force of nature and stagiaires will learn a new appreciation of meat under him. He and his small team are constantly experimenting with new, cutting edge flavour combinations and consistently engage with diners from an open kitchen which also boasts two separate chef tables.

Kitchen Details

Brigade: Six
Hours: Lunch Service: 1pm, Dinner Service: 8pm
Covers: 22 maximum
Working Week: Four days on, three days off (closed Sunday and Monday)
Menu style: Tasting only


Stage Details

Minimum Stage: One week
Accommodation: Yes, if there is room in their chef accommodation. Stagiaires will have to find an alternative if not
Experience required: No real experience needed, just passion
Stage seasons: All year round
Next available stage date: See the stage calendar

Gareth Ward says: “We want passionate and confident stagiaires that love to get involved. There’s loads to learn and we’re a very open bunch of chefs. Everyone gets stuck in here and we cook what we love to cook!

“Staging is for every chef and I’ve done a fair few stages myself. I always say that you shouldn’t do a stage at a restaurant just because it’s famous. Think about what you want to learn.”

Basic Travel Info

Quickest train from London to Ynyshir (4h22m total):

  1. London Euston to Birmingham International (1h10m).

  2. Birmingham International to Machynlleth (2h32m).

  3. Bus X28 to London House (14m)

  4. Walk to the restaurant from London House (10m).

From the airport (Birmingham International):

  1. Train from Birmingham International to Machynlleth (2h32m).

  2. Bus as above.

Local taxis (Machynlleth Station):

Mach Taxis - 01654 702048 (10m ride)

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