It can be hard to concentrate on the task facing us if there is uncertainty about what we might be given to eat – it’s just natural
Our food is vegetarian and is of such quality that even dedicated meat eaters can be fully satisfied by it. We achieve this because we understand that if you are not naturally a vegetarian being faced with a meatless diet can seem daunting
“The food! I’m not a vegetarian and have tried many new things here ….
the best thing was the mushroom stroganoff but everything else was a close second!”
Our chefs are skilled at creating really tasty, readily digestible dishes that are always freshly cooked and nutritious. Our emphasis is on fresh and seasonal produce, using home-grown whenever this is possible
“Wonderful! A thousand thank you’s!! and just to doubly send home the point – I’m quite a good cook and find eating out a nightmare – it’s something I enjoy doing, but, am normally left disappointed – but I was totally blown away, by the quality of the cooking and also of the ingredients used, there’s no cutting corners in your kitchen is there!! Absolutely FABULOUS!!”
Sian C. Debbie Redcliffe Yoga
They are also very experienced in creatively meeting a wide range of essential dietary needs including vegan, gluten-free and many others relating to significant health issues such food allergies, coeliac disease and the like
“I have never experienced the variety and quality of gluten free meals. It was very liberating to eat without worry and to feel included. It has inspired me to be more varied when cooking gluten free at home” Bangor University course participant
Growing Our Own
In season we grow a variety of vegetables, fruits and salad stuffs for the table. Our produce is grown without the use of herbicides, insecticides or artificial fertilisers. When we have a glut we make jams and chutneys that are used on the table and are sold in our small shop
The Dining Room
You serve yourselves from a buffet-style table, ensuring you get what you like and the quantity you want. No one need ever go hungry
Breakfast – includes cereals, muesli, porridge, yogurt, homemade bread, toast, homemade jams and marmalade, fresh hard-boiled eggs, preserved & fresh fruits, fruit juice, sliced cheeses, teas and fresh coffee
Lunch – Varies according to the season and is based on a range of homemade dishes including the following:
- varied breads and soups
- a main item such as goats cheese & red onion tart, quiche, frittata, houmous and other dips
- green, tomato, beetroot, mixed and grain salads
- cheese board, fresh fruit, teas and fresh coffee
Dinner – A substantial main course, followed by dessert, cheese and biscuits, fresh fruit, teas and coffee
Drinks – Over 20 varieties of teas and herbal / fruit infusions, caffeinated and decaffeinated coffees, coffee substitutes and hot chocolate are available to residents at all times and at no extra charge. You just help yourselves
Wines, beers and spirits – We are not licensed to sell alcohol but you are welcome to bring your own. This way you avoid paying hotel prices and can drink what you enjoy. Locally, a reasonable selection of wines and beers is available from the Co-op shop in Penygroes.
We provide the wine glasses.
“As a vegan I can’t thank you enough for the amazing food and your warmth and hospitality far surpass anything I have experienced before”
Trigonos recipes Try some of our most popular recipes for yourself
Meeting Essential Dietary Needs
Our chefs are very experienced at catering for all kinds of special dietary requirements and always produce a meal of equal quality to that given to the majority. If you have an essential dietary need you won’t be disappointed when eating at Trigonos
When you make a booking with Trigonos you will be asked about any essential dietary needs. To ensure that we fully understand your requirements please use the definitions below to guide your request
Vegetarian – No meat, fish or any products derived from slaughtered animals (rennet, gelatine, lard, fish oils, etc.)
Vegan – As for vegetarians plus no product from any living animal such as milk (cows, goats or ewes), cheese, eggs, cream, lactose, honey, etc.
Wheat-free – No product containing wheat in any form but other grains, such as rye, oats, barley, etc allowed
Gluten-free – No product containing gluten, such as wheat, oats, spelt, rye. Suitable starches we use are buckwheat, millet, rice and potatoes
Dairy products – These are products derived exclusively from milk. ‘Milk’ is obtained from animals that include cows, goats, sheep and buffalo. We always have alternatives to milk as standard e.g. rice and soya drink
Allergies and intolerance
These are the standard definitions used by health services in the UK
Food Allergies produces specific symptoms, such as swelling of the lips which usually develops within minutes of eating the food. Only a tiny particle of food is needed to trigger a food allergy. The symptoms of a food allergy can be life threatening
Food intolerances produces more general symptoms, such as indigestion or bloating, that can develop up to several hours after eating. The symptoms of a food intolerance, unpleasant as they can be, are never immediately life threatening.
Please be certain to tell us of your essential dietary needs before your visit. We cannot cater for you if we don’t know what you need or are advised after your arrival.
Please note: Whilst we will always work to meet essential dietary needs (as described above) we cannot cater for personal tastes and preferences.