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1 Royal Buildings, Stanwell Road, Penarth, VALE OF GLAMORGAN, CF64 3EB

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Main course: £15
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Monday to Wednesday: 17:00 - 00:00
Thursday to Saturday: 12:00 - 00:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 20:00.

Well done to ETC you looked after us on my partners 40th birthday celebrations. The food and service gets a five star from me. Many thanks.

Paul Gardner 18 March 2017
from Penarth

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A conceptual fusion restaurant and cocktail bar, ETC... lies in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan's attractive seaside town, Penarth.

The ETC… menu is packed with local and seasonal produce, which goes into an array of innovative dishes. Chef Stephen Gomes is a passionate advocate of molecular gastronomy, pushing the boundaries of traditional cooking to craft dishes with a unique identity. Signature starters include a prawn chocolate cocktail with lemon foam and cinnamon essence, followed by the likes of rib-eye steak with twice-fried chips or Moroccan vegetables, and spinach-infused spaghetti in a chicken and mushroom carbonara sauce.

In the chic bar area, a selection of smaller plates and sharers are on offer, as are stylish signature cocktails. A quirky twist on Sunday lunch is also a popular choice.

An exciting drinking and dining spot in Penarth, ETC… sits next to Penarth Rail Station, a short walk from the beach.


1 Royal Buildings, Stanwell Road, Penarth, VALE OF GLAMORGAN, CF64 3EB

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Customer reviews for ETC...

4.7 (((() (based on 69 reviews)
98% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (58)
  • romantic (44)
  • trendy (43)
  • luxury (37)
  • private dining (25)
  • lunch (23)
  • business (14)
  • large parties (14)
  • entertainment (13)
  • value (10)
  • afternoon tea (6)
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  • al fresco (2)
  • child friendly (2)
  • ((((( 27 March 2017 by Tracy Stephenson from Cardiff

    Great Sunday lunch great atmosphere will definitely recommend to friends, portion size extremely small especially on the starters and the evening meals but great taste and quality.... love it here

  • ((((( 27 March 2017 by Sharon Brito from Penarth

    Had a wonderful mothers day Sunday lunch. Food excellent , lovely staff and excellent service. Singer Luke Andrews made it extra special.

  • ((((( 26 March 2017 by Lowri beth Cornish from Tonyrefail

    Amazing food, amazing service! The people were so friendly and polite, the owner even give my sister a free cocktail for her birthday & smoked the table up! It was brilliant. It was an actual experience being there, all the deco looked so grand, by far the nicest toilets I've ever been in lol! Even know the menu didn't have a lot of choice what was on there was so different to any other places I have been. 10000% recommend!

  • ((((( 26 March 2017 by Mr H from Cardiff

    A fantastic little place, the like of which I've never been to before!

    If I'm being honest, just about everything was great from the welcome to the drinks and the food. So much effort has gone in I couldn't score less than 5/5.. my only criticism was the large table behind me- so close that I had to get up for them to get to and from their seats, they were also loud, drunk and swore a lot- that really did effect our overall enjoyment as a couple but I guess that's not the restaurants' fault, however my chair was actually touching the side of their table which shows there really wasn't room.

    On to the food-

    Starters were great fun,we had cornflake chicken and the cappachino prawn- both were not only delicious but made us smile.
    The waitress was very good too- she guided us through the menu and made time for us.
    Mains were fabulous, our steaks were cooked perfectly and very tasty although some may think overseasoned a tad, the drinks were also v nice and a perfect accompaniment.
    It was all so good we felt we should try a desert- the hazelnut chocolate mouse- and it didn't disappoint.

    Overall it was brilliant, I've never eaten anywhere like that before, great food, drinks, staff and decor, even the music was great- I'd definely recommend but it was a shame about the loud swearing drunk men right behind us

  • ((((( 18 March 2017 by Paul Gardner from Penarth

    Well done to ETC you looked after us on my partners 40th birthday celebrations. The food and service gets a five star from me. Many thanks.

  • ((((( 15 March 2017 by Philip Cunningham from Penarth

    It was really good and the staff were very good.

    Only constructive feedback I have is that the taster menu is too much food. I think if the main portion was smaller, it'd be more manageable.

    Thanks for doing a vegetarian taster!

  • ((((( 12 March 2017 by Rachel Goulden from Cardiff

    Amazing desserts, the lemon meringue brûlée is a winner!

  • ((((( 12 March 2017 by Eleanore Berrow from Penarth

    Food, drinks and service were all outstanding. Can't recommend this place enough. We booked for my friend's 30th and they went out of their way to make it an extra special night for her. Can't wait to go again!

  • ((((( 8 March 2017 by Sofia Goldoni from Cardiff

    The dining experience was lovely, great atmosphere, staff were extremely friendly and food was special. I particularly liked the soup from the taster menu.

  • ((((( 4 March 2017 by Alison Mccarthy from Penarth

    Had an amazing evening. The attention to detail and excellent attentiveness was first class. Nick - and the staff, nothing was too much trouble.
    Best steak I've ever had.
    All the courses were presented at a high standard. delicious!
    Enjoyed the dry ice effects especially with the champagne. Made us feel special.
    One of the best evenings we've had in 25 years we've known each other.
    One small negative- only sorbet offered as anegg free dessert. So vegans and egg allergy customers are not well catered for.
    A pannacotta or fruity pudding could be available. Get fed up of sorbets all the time!
    Nick did bring me a wacky drink to compensate!

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