Marco Pierre White's Kitchen Wars

Semi-final 4 - Julia Roberts and Angela Dwyer, Peak

Having first met in 1998, Julia and Angela opened their restaurant 10 years ago, and specialise in Modern English and Welsh cuisine.

Semi-final 4 - Julia Roberts and Angela Dwyer, Peak

Chef: Angela Dwyer
Front of house: Julia Roberts
Restaurant: Peak, Llanberis
Audition dish (Episode 2): Natural smoked haddock and saffron chowder

Having first met in 1998, it took some time before Julia and Angela found the perfect place to set up their own business. They opened ten years ago, when the building was a bakery, tea room and shop.  They eventually launched their restaurant in 2006, serving Modern English and Welsh cuisine.

Angela is classically trained and worked her way up to head chef, getting many good reviews and even cooking for some well-known clients, including Nigella Lawson.  Julia is originally from Wales and, before entering the restaurant trade, worked in sales. 

Angela is a calm chef and is very rarely stressed, while Julia is great with customers and makes sure they enjoy themselves.

Semi-Final 4 Menu


  • Crab avocado mayo in a baby gem leaf topped with crispy pancetta


  • Pantysgawn goats cheese and red onion filo with Bury black pudding, roasted organic baby beetroot, mixed leaf salad and a balsamic syrup


  • Gressingham duck breast with savoy cabbage parcel, bramley apple sauce and taffy cider jus
  • Sautéed fillet of Halibut with pea puree, lemon butter sauce and crispy baby leeks
  • Grilled sirloin steak with roasted shallot, truffle oil mash, watercress salad and a red wine jus


  • Angela’s bread and butter Pudding with Danzy Jones whisky liqueur ice cream

Comments (13)

  • Iain Gray

    1 year ago

    Iain Gray

    Just been in for a wonderful lunch of Welsh Rarebit. great place to eat.

  • Tony & Mandy

    almost 2 years ago

    Tony & Mandy

    Looking forward to our next visit on Saturday. Commiserations on not getting through to the final, but that doesn't detract from the fact that you both run one of the finest restaurants in the country. Just wasn't to be on the night. See you both soon.

  • Lisa & Sally

    almost 2 years ago

    Lisa & Sally

    We love to visit the Peak Restaurant as often as we can. It's wonderful to have such a special restaurant close by. We were lucky enough to have Angela cook her Smoked Haddock and Saffron Chowder especially for us on our last visit. Marco loved it and so did we. Best of luck to both of you in the competition, you and the restaurant deserve all the success.

  • fiona catlin

    almost 2 years ago

    fiona catlin

    My visit to Llanberis is not complete without my fix at The Peak Restaurant. A lovely warm and friendly service from Julia combined with Angela's quality cooking delivered with passion and integrity is what makes this restaurant so special and why I keep returning. Good Luck to you both in the competition.

  • Julia

    almost 2 years ago


    We would Just like to confirm on the page that Angela is the Chef and Julia is the Front of house and we would like to take this opportunity to Thank everyone for the lovely comments and support.

  • Tony & Mandy

    almost 2 years ago

    Tony & Mandy

    Without doubt the best restaurant ever. Fabulous food, fabulous service, what more could you ask for. Well deserving of the recognition. All the best to you both, and every success. Pob lwc.

  • Jackie Griffiths

    almost 2 years ago

    Jackie Griffiths

    My mother and I look forward to going to The Peak Restaurant, in fact my mother is excited for days before. Angie's bread and butter is to die for, gorgeous, just like the rest of the menu, which changes regularly. That reminds me,must book a table.........

  • Bernadette Balchin

    almost 2 years ago

    Bernadette Balchin

    Angela and Julia have a lovely restaurant in Llanberis where you can always be sure of friendly service and fantastic food. Whether you are in the area or make a special trip to the Peak Restaurant, you will not be disappointed!

  • Brian Roberts

    almost 2 years ago

    Brian Roberts

    Brian Roberts As a vegetarian I know I will get good food at the Peak in Llanberis. I wish we had food of that standard nearer to home.

  • Helen Richards

    almost 2 years ago

    Helen Richards

    Congratulation to Angela and Julia on their success with 'Kitchen Nightmares'. They deserve every success as the food and atmosphere in their Restaurant is excellent. We are so lucky to have this wonderful Restaurant in our beautiful village. Anybody visiting the area should put the 'Peak Restaurant' on their 'to do' list.

  • Frankie Jones

    almost 2 years ago

    Frankie Jones

    My favourite restaurant north of London! Looking forward to trying the Smoked Haddock Chowder on my next visit! well done Angela and Julia, you deserve every success

  • Nick Roberts

    almost 2 years ago

    Nick Roberts

    Angela and Julia rock! Love to visit the Peak restaurant whenever I'm in the area for the great warm welcome and the great food

  • Sandra Davies

    almost 2 years ago

    Sandra Davies

    Angela and Julia run The very popular ' Peak Restaurant' in the Village of Llanberis, at the foot of Snowdon, North Wales. It is very popular with locals as well as with visitors, all year round. If you are in the area it is a 'must to do' on your list!! Well done on your success with 'Kitchen Wars'