I had been warned about the bread, and the sea salt and rosemary crusted white was something special.
A starter of wild rabbit tagliatelle was lip smackingly, deeply savoury and pan fried scallops with just a hint of fivespice accompanied by shards of crisp Carmarthen ham and a celariac puree.
Dovey Estuary saltmarsh lamb was served pink with a confit breast and a pungent onion, garlic and thyme puree.
Whole lemon sole was simply fried and swimming in a beurre noisette and brown shrimp.
Don't. This is how it should be.
A fun yet grown-up knickerbocker glory produced a huge smile from my friend who grinned pretty much all the way to the bottom.
I might be late to the game, but I really liked Y Polyn and this is my kind of food. Quality ingredients, economically presented; by which I mean that nothing superfluous makes it on to the plate. No twiddly bits and no gimmicks. Special mention has to go to the front of house team who run the dining room casually yet professionally. I relax because they are relaxed and I honestly can't think when I've enjoyed a dinner this much.
I don't think it will be long before I'm back. In fact, anyone fancy a mini bus trip out West sometime soon?
Capel Dewi, Carmarthen SA32 7LH