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Restaurant James Sommerin

The Esplanade, Penarth, CF64 3AU +44 2922279201

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

The atmosphere was great the food exquisite the service excellence à fantastic experience.

Jean-bertrand De lartigue 17 April 2017
from Bridgend

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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 148 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (106)
  • luxury (87)
  • lunch (84)
  • romantic (69)
  • private dining (51)
  • views (47)
  • business (24)
  • trendy (24)
  • value (19)
  • afternoon tea (18)
  • large parties (12)
  • entertainment (6)
  • child friendly (4)
  • breakfast (3)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((((* 21 April 2017 by Liz Smith from Cardiff

    Had a lovely lunch, service & food was excellent. I wasn't drinking so can't comment on drinks.

  • ((((( 17 April 2017 by Owen Webb from Barry

    Fantastic experience. Lovely food and service. Great location. It was my wife's birthday, so it was perfect.

  • ((((( 17 April 2017 by Jean-bertrand De lartigue from Bridgend

    The atmosphere was great the food exquisite the service excellence à fantastic experience.

  • (((** 15 April 2017 by Sian Doyle from Cardiff

    Nice meal and great tasting menu - cheese board was excellent and the celeriac dish was awesome

  • ((((( 15 April 2017 by Ciaran Mcmahon from Cardiff

    Overall wonderful evening the only thing we would have liked was a vegetarian taster menu. My wife is vegetarian and as there isn't a veggie taster neither of us could experience the full taster experience. Other than that it was wonderful

  • ((((( 8 April 2017 by Sophie Harwood from Cardiff

    Great evening. We had the 6 course tasting menu. It was all delicious but the highlights were actually the canapés ( garlic foam, tapioca crisp with taramasalata ) and the berry & oat dessert. The selected wines were great and perfectly matched. All waiting staff very friendly and professional.

  • ((((( 5 April 2017 by Graham Norris from cardiff

    a very pleasurable dining experience

  • (((** 3 April 2017 by Peter Boshier-jones from Penarth

    We chose the a la carte menu. We are all 70 plus with modest appetites. We were disappointed to find that the main course portions were too small, more like starter dishes. Some of the vegetables were undercooked, in particular the broccoli was inedible. We came to enjoy the experience but also to be fed.

  • ((((( 27 March 2017 by James from Cardiff

    The whole experience was amazing. Service was top class, food was unbelievable and we'll definitely be going back. Sirloin was out of this world, as was the lemon dessert. The location is perfect. What a place!

  • ((((( 26 March 2017 by Polly Mcbride from CAERWENT

    Relaxed fine dining. The food was exceptionally good, especially the starter and main course. Great wine recommendation from the sommelier, service was friendly and informative but I think a couple of extra staff were needed as plates, glasses were slow to be cleared. This is definitely not a criticism of the waiting staff, merely an observation for management.

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