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Restaurant James Sommerin

The Esplanade, Penarth, CF64 3AU +44 2922279201

(((() British
Average
Main course: £20
Food spend: £55
Opening hours
Tuesday to Sunday: 12:00 - 14:30, 15:00 - 16:30 & 19:00 - 21:30.

Excellent service, superb food in a wonderful setting. Highly recommended. We also required a Gluten free tasting menu and this was amazing, one of the best we have had. Most definitely worth a return visit. The new beef dish was out of this world along with the soufflé! Great visit.

Emma Jones 15 March 2017
from Cardiff

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Boasting enviable views across the Severn Estuary, Restaurant James Sommerin in Cardiff presents Michelin star-winning cuisine. Multi-award-winning chef James Sommerin brings a taste of fine dining to Penarth through his expertly-crafted European menus and immaculately-presented dishes.

Offering 5, 7 or 10 course tasting menus, dishes include braised pigs head with celeriac and star annis, and duck with lavender, beetroot and soy sauce. Available at both lunch and dinner, the extensive selection of exciting dishes available on each menu is sure to excite the palate. A vegetarian tasting menu is also available, with innovative dishes such as truffle with asparagus and onion, and pearl barley with parsley and parsnip.

Lighter choices are available at lunch, such salmon with peas and asparagus, and pork belly with liquorice and carrot. With a carefully-selected wine list sourced from boutique and organic vineyards across the globe, each menu can be accompanied by an expertly-matched wine pairing to enhance the tasting experience.

Fine dining from a Michelin-starred chef, Restaurant James Sommerin in Cardiff sits 7 minutes’ walk from Penarth train station.

Restaurant James Sommerin

The Esplanade, Penarth, CF64 3AU

Contact +44 2920706559
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4.6 (((() (based on 137 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • luxury (82)
  • lunch (79)
  • romantic (66)
  • private dining (49)
  • views (45)
  • business (24)
  • trendy (24)
  • value (19)
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  • child friendly (4)
  • breakfast (3)
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  • ((((( 20 March 2017 by Joe Rowson from Penarth

    Great food and delicious wines!

  • ((((* 17 March 2017 by Glyn Maddocks from A ergavenny

    Excellent

  • ((((( 15 March 2017 by Emma Jones from Cardiff

    Excellent service, superb food in a wonderful setting. Highly recommended. We also required a Gluten free tasting menu and this was amazing, one of the best we have had. Most definitely worth a return visit. The new beef dish was out of this world along with the soufflé! Great visit.

  • ((((* 14 March 2017 by Brian Arthur from Farnham

    This was our third visit to James Sommerin's since it opened. We knew of his cooking from his time at The Crown at Whitebrook ( now The Whitebrook).

    No set daily lunch menu so we chose some good dishes from the a la carte, which makes lunch a lot more expensive than other Michelin restaurants like the Whitebrook and the Walnut Tree. The pace of service too slow (2 1/2 hrs for three courses) even at Michelin standard.

    I was served my starter of pigeon, beetroot and blackberry on a chipped plate - not at all acceptable at this standard of cuisine.

    Parking is a real problem but a taxi IS a very expensive option.

  • ((((( 9 March 2017 by Bob Carson from Bath

    An unusual, exciting and inspiring evening from start to finish! The chef's personal interaction with his customers is excellent - and the entire staff share his personal skills and enthusiasm! Food - superb! Exiting, new, different!

  • ((((( 9 March 2017 by Michael Foster from Cardiff

    Excellent meal. Found the whole experience very enjoyable and great to see James in the restaurant.

  • ((((( 8 March 2017 by Joe Johannes from Cardiff

    Simply Superb

  • ((((( 8 March 2017 by Kelvin Bond from Neath

    Fantastic meal and service, eyeing up the tasting menus for our next visit.

  • ((((( 6 March 2017 by Gary Evans from Stackpole

    Fantastic choice of flavours in the 6 course rasting menu. Every dish was executed perfectly and the extra cheese course is a must! Well balanced wine flight made for our best meal of the year. Well done to James and the whole team.

  • ((((( 3 March 2017 by Paul Donovan from Barry

    Nice ambiance. Great variety in the 6 course tasting menu

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