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The Pump House, North Dock, Llanelli, SA15 2LF

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Main course: £13
Food spend: £19
Opening hours
Tuesday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:30 - 21:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 14:30.

Lovely place, food and service was fantastic. Can't praise the whole experience highly enough.

Mark 16 June 2017

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Housed in a Grade II-listed building on Llanelli's North Dock, Sosban is proudly Welsh, using local produce to place authentic dishes alongside European classics. Changing daily, the menus are joined by a selection of world wines and spirits, with a dedicated kids' menu and a hearty Sunday lunch also available. Renowned for sourcing quality food and drink, Sosban also plays host to regular wine dinners.


The Pump House, North Dock, Llanelli, SA15 2LF

Contact +44 1554270020

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Customer reviews for Sosban

4.4 (((() (based on 70 reviews)
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  • dinner (52)
  • lunch (35)
  • romantic (33)
  • large parties (27)
  • private dining (27)
  • luxury (22)
  • value (18)
  • business (16)
  • trendy (15)
  • child friendly (13)
  • afternoon tea (10)
  • views (6)
  • entertainment (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 16 June 2017 by Mark from NOTTINGHAM

    Lovely place, food and service was fantastic. Can't praise the whole experience highly enough.

  • (**** 9 June 2017 by Gwen from Swansea

    Very disappointed with the quality of my meal portions were tiny and my sea bass the skin on top had scales on and was not crispy not pleasant to eat. Also no one came around to ask if meal was OK until it was time to leave and I commented then about the sea bass but was told 'oh yes its not nice is it' I was not offered any reduction off the bill. Very unhappy customer!

  • ((((( 19 May 2017 by Philip from Aberdare

    Excellent food, excellent service. We would highly recommend and we'll definitely be back. The building, atmosphere and food were excellent.everyone in the party were extremely happy with their choices.

  • ((*** 9 May 2017 by Lynne from Llanelli

    building and the ambiance on the bar side of the restaurant - good.
    booked a table for 8:15, arrived about 7:50 but almost 9:00 before taken to our table - so slow. All staff friendly, but only one - blonde lady - seemed to know what needed to be done and desperately tried to hold it all together. Service below par for the type of restaurant - asked twice for bottle of wine ordered, then carried our glasses through to table ourselves, never offered to have glasses topped up (not above doing this ourselves but when paying premium prices you expect best service) Asked three times for water and had to request steak knife ..... didn't bother asking for salt when the chips arrived unseasoned as was all becoming a bit tedious.
    We didn't particularly like the restaurant side -large space, small tables and all crowded down one end. Liked the fact you could see into kitchen, until the noise from it became intrusive.
    Food - no doubting the quality but definite lack of imagination on side dishes - all potatoes: chips, boiled new potatoes, or SEASONAL vegetables ( 80% new boiled potatoes, carrots, peas and an asparagus spear) Had ordered seasonal veg AND new potatoes not expecting seasonal veg to be new boiled potatoes with a carrot and pea garnish. Waitress did take back the new potatoes and deducted from bill.
    Potatoes were nicely cooked and tasty, carrots were lovely and sweet (but overcooked) and peas - fresh but hard, asparagus limp.Not impressed on many levels with seasonal veg. My husband had chips, cooked well but unseasoned and no salt on table.
    My fish was delicious, my husband's steak was fine per we but so small ....
    The staff were trying hard but just not pulling it off. We decided to call it a day at this point - had intended to have a cheeseboard - as it was all "hard work"
    Conclusion: great facade but nothing to back it up - well overpriced for what you actually get. Huge potential but not the complete package. Very disappointing ??

  • (((** 16 April 2017 by Tineke from Kidwe

    Happy days! A new headchef in charge and the man can cook! About time too.

  • ((((( 2 April 2017 by Alison from Carmarthen

    Excellent great ambience fantastic food and fantastic service

  • (**** 27 March 2017 by Ifan from Llanelli

    I was looking forward to this meal to celebrate my 5 year anniversary with my girlfriend but the evening was a complete let down due to the horrendous service. We arrived early to have drinks and were told there wasn't a drinks menu available and felt pressured to order food. We were taken to our table and our food immediately arrived however we were not asked if we wanted any drinks or given a wine list or table water. The waiters cleared our plates very quickly failing to ask if the food was ok or if we wanted to see a drinks menu. Our main meal arrived not much longer and the waiters rushed off before we could ask for a wine list. I refused to start my meal until I had the attention of a waiter to receive a drinks menu, the drink I had first ordered at the bar when I arrived was now empty. After being given the drinks menu and asking for table water I then had to struggle to get someone's attention to order a bottle of wine, I didn't fully enjoy my meal (although the food was lovely) because I was looking around constantly trying to get someone's attention to order drinks. Finally I got someone's attention while they were serving another table and ordered a bottle of wine which came after I had finished my main meal. When it arrived the waiter asked if he should open it for us (something I thought was an obvious thing for the waiter to do) he then asked if we wanted him to pour it (another obvious yes). Once we were finally asked what dessert we would like to order, it arrived without cutlery for a couple of minutes. We moved over to the bar area to finish our wine after paying the bill. The bar man told me he was unable to order us a taxi and that we would need to find waiting staff to do this, and also told me he would bring me the drinks I had just ordered. After waiting half an hour for these drinks to be brought over we decided to leave, after ordering our own taxi. It was clear the staff had no training and we felt undervalued as customers.

  • ((((( 23 March 2017 by Idris from Llandeilo

    Firstly, to thank Samantha and the girls for being so welcoming ,attentive and helpful.Regarding the food,enough to say that my brother said it was one of the best steaks he'd ever been served and my lamb was cooked to perfection.
    This note is also an apology for failing to pay the 'tip" we wished to leave as we were unable to do so by card, and we all had so little cash in our pockets that presenting that we felt would be insulting.I hope that you will at least accept the sincerity of our thanks instead!

  • ((((( 18 March 2017 by Russell from Somerset

    We would book again

  • ((((( 11 March 2017 by Debra from Llanelli

    Beautiful location, food was delicious and staff were amazingly welcoming! Highly recommend x

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