EAT at the White House in Rhuallt before you die. You won't regret it.

Save yourself the aggravation of travelling to Chester or Liverpool for top quality food by venturing towards the border where the family-run restaurant sits tucked away among the trees, hidden (but easily accessible) from the bustling A55 at Rhuallt Hill.

Cosy Autumn dining is certainly their forte, as the branding on their website hails. My dad and I decided to grab a hearty warm meal after the long and cold first day of the Wales GB Rally in Tir Prince, Towyn. There is only a certain amount of fizzy cola bottles, slush puppies and nibbles of oil-fried burger one can take before hankering after a home-cooked meal - or as my dad says, "proper food."

Apart from the verbally entertaining French rally-going diners who had the same idea as us, the restaurant seemed reasonably empty, which didn't do the place justice. I imagine on weekends the site is overflowing with ladies lunches, celebratory family meals, and couples wanting to treat themselves on date night in the rustic yet impressively modern settings.

Our waitress was instantly likeable, and served us with a familiarity and efficiency which was endearing yet professional - Heidi, you're a gem, and brought a spark of life to our cold and absolutely shattered selves.

Personally, I was starving, and my eyes were certainly bigger than my belly as I ordered the seafood linguine with extra French fries and garlic bread - don't judge me, Winter is coming and I need to stock up on the old carbs.

The food came with a speed I thanked the Gods for as I was almost falling asleep in my chair while my dad sipped on a cold and fresh glass of Pinot Grigio which was well deserved as it was his birthday. And he'd put up with my ramblings about Louise Cook's sole representation as the only WRC female driver all day.

You're probably wondering how the seafood linguine tasted? In one word: sublime. I'm not one to normally opt for spaghetti but this was a special occasion, and I ate the whole dish faster than Elfyn Evans went from zero to 60.

The pasta was thick and filling, and the seafood, which included mussels, squid and cockles, was generously dropped onto the spaghetti. The squid especially was huge and not once did I regret my decision in not choosing my usual chicken salad with a side of veg. Gone with the veg: bring me the linguine.

What I did regret was the extra side of fries, which me and dad reluctantly ate after finishing our mains - he had the hake, and apparently it was lovely.

A gesture that went down well was the birthday surprise for dad, who appreciated the samples of cake which surrounded a large 'happy birthday' in milk chocolate, courtesy of the waitress overhearing about his special day.

This was overall a great place to eat, unwind, and chat about our day in a cosy and welcoming setting with plenty of yummy food.

The White House - Holywell Road, Rhuallt, Saint Asaph. Tel: 01745 530000

How it rated:

Ambience - 9/10

Service - 10/10

Food - 10/10

Disabled access - yes

Child friendly - yes