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Restaurant James Sommerin

The Esplanade, Penarth, CF64 3AU +44 2922279201

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

An amazing lunch.. the food was exceptional and the service from the staff brilliant. The most exciting meal I have ever experienced.

Christine Graham 10 June 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
Reservations +44 2922279201

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Customer reviews for Restaurant James Sommerin

4.6 (((() (based on 166 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (119)
  • luxury (97)
  • lunch (94)
  • romantic (81)
  • private dining (60)
  • views (54)
  • trendy (29)
  • business (27)
  • afternoon tea (21)
  • value (20)
  • large parties (12)
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  • child friendly (4)
  • breakfast (3)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((((* 20 June 2017 by Alan Langton from Penarth

    despite a poorly trained receptionist/waitress, the meal proved to be excellent and great value for money.

  • ((((( 10 June 2017 by Christine Graham from Cardiff

    An amazing lunch.. the food was exceptional and the service from the staff brilliant. The most exciting meal I have ever experienced.

  • ((((( 8 June 2017 by Andrew Wilce from Cardiff

    My wife and I had a wonderful evening at the restaurant. All the staff were brilliant and attentive and the food was second to none. Thanks to the whole team for making our night so special

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Jane Macleod from Swanbridge

    Soufflé with marzipan ice cream...what dreams are made of.

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Priscila Pontes from São Paulo

    Surprise menu was amazing! The lobster, the artichoke and the tenderloin were delicious. And the extra dessert was delicious ( soufflé).

  • ((*** 29 May 2017 by Hannah Davies from Cardiff

    The restaurant was beautiful, very elegant.
    A few of the dishes were different at best.
    Some of the courses were lovely, the beetroot dish, the langoustine and the deserts. all of it was very fresh and light. However, this sadly meant we were still hungry after.
    When we arrived service was brilliant, but as the night went on there were unwarranted larger gaps between courses.

  • ((((( 26 May 2017 by Ashleigh Harper from Cardiff

    The entire experience was a delight from start to finish. The restaurant is in a lovely seafront location, perfect for those long summer evenings with views out over the sea. The staff were attentive, polite and informative. The food truly justified the awards this restaurant has received, the pea "GBM" and deconstructed lemon tart were particular highlights within the surprise tasting menu. Highly recommended!

  • ((((( 23 May 2017 by David Mason from Penarth

    My wife and I visited the restaurant to celebrate our 7 year wedding aniversary. I can honestly say that the whole experience was an absolute pleasure. Delighful food, fantastic ambience, lovely setting, attentive staff.... what more could you ask! Thank you for making our anniversary so special.

  • ((((( 20 May 2017 by Joe Chesterman from Cwmbran

    Wine and dine devine!

  • ((((( 19 May 2017 by Richard Thomas from Bridgend

    Excellent service, outstanding food, just an exceptional place to eat and drink

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