Boleyn’s Bistro was the venue for the Llanelli Online dinner on Thursday, (Jul 6). The event was held in advance of the Breton Evening and crowd funding event to be held on July 15th at the same venue. Guests included Nia Griffith MP, Shadow Secretary for Defence, Llanelli Town Mayor, Jeff Edmunds, Reverend Eldon Phillips and local business owners George Parker, Tessa Finch, Terence Owens and Alan Rogers.
On offer were some unique auction items including a football shirt worn by Sir Bobby Moore and a Beatles gold disc. Numerous photographs of 1960’s pop stars were also on offer along with some beautiful canvases of local scenes produced by Star photographer Byron Williams.
Boleyn’s were on fine form serving a starter of smoked salmon, caviar, French cheese and French bread. The main course was a choice between Chicken Chasseur and Beef Burginon. Deserts included chocolate cake, strawberry cheesecake and raspberry sorbet.
Boleyn’s is fast becoming the place to be seen in Llanelli with its eclectic mix of decor, pretty fairy lights straddling every surface and delicious food. Debra Evans has been running Boleyn’s for the last three years and she says it has been no party. Despite struggling to be seen and get established in Llanelli during the early days Debra says that she is working even harder to ensure that anyone visiting the bistro gets an experience they will never forget.
Numerous organisations are now using the venue to meet and eat as well as utilising the beautiful courtyard to relax.
Boleyn’s is located on Old Castle Road just opposite Ty Elwyn. It is open from 11am for brunch followed by a light lunch at 12.30, afternoon teas from 2.30 and evening dining from 6.30 onwards. Debra says that booking is essential such is the demand for a seat at this funky, chic bistro.
Debra is very discreet when asked if anyone famous has eaten there. Possibly one of the greatest compliments is that a well known TV food critic has visited and says Debra, the feedback was very favourable.
Prices are not the cheapest in town and neither for that matter are the ingredients, which go into every meal Debra prepares. She says she is an ’emotional cook’ which closely translated means that she makes her food with love. A firm favourite with diners is tapas.
Boleyn’s is the type of place you can walk into day or night and find just about anybody eating just about anything. A magician entertaining an MP is not unusual. It is not set in its ways or stuffy as most places tend to be. the organised chaos works on a positive level and you soon get drawn into the way of life at Boleyn’s so much so that you will find it hard to leave or stay away.
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