Powys’ latest addition to the Michelin Guide will be “pushing for more” after being added on this year’s list.

The team at Gwen in Machynlleth, who are just the fourth restaurant in Powys to be added to the prestigious guide, have said they are “very proud” of the achievement.

The highly regarded new restaurant is co-owned by the team who run the double Michelin starred Ynyshir and was added to this year’s Michelin guide after only opening last year.

Gwen is run by Head Chef, Corrin Harrison, who was part of the creative team at Ynyshir and was praised as being a “restaurant of the moment” by Michelin judges.

Corrin said that he hopes that this is just the beginning of the success for the restaurant and hopes that it will bring attention to the town.

"It’s a privilege to get this kind of recognition and I’m really proud of the team,” said Corrin.

“It's great for Machynlleth to be recognised as there are so few around here in the guide, and next year we'll just be pushing for more."


The restaurant which is named after the mother of owner –  Ynyshir’s Gareth Ward – is an intimate restaurant, which seats only eight and offers a 10-course tasting menu.

The 10 courses are each paired with a different champagne, selected to compliment the dish over the two-hour long event.

In their entry to the guide judges said: “Gwen is very much a restaurant of the moment.

"With an open kitchen and only eight seats, it upholds the trend for intimate chef’s table dining, and the menu incorporates cooking over fire– Gwen certainly has some similarities with their original restaurant, including rustic décor and a black-painted ceiling.

“That said, Chef Corrin Harrison’s personality is allowed to shine through in his creative 10 course tasting menu, which he delivers and explains with confidence.

“After a drink in the wine bar, all eight guests are served together in the intimate dining room. The surprise tasting menu offers bold flavours, a good dose of creativity and no small amount of skill, exemplified by the eel chawanmushi.

“The chefs chat away with diners as the thoroughly enjoyable evening just flies by.”