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Restaurant James Sommerin

The Esplanade, Penarth, CF64 3AU +44 2922279201

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

We had an excellent time here celebrating our silver wedding, the service was very good with nice explanations of the wine and food which as we selected the taster menu was a selection of pleasant surprises

Mark Frost 30 September 2016
from Penarth

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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 83 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (60)
  • lunch (48)
  • luxury (47)
  • romantic (41)
  • private dining (30)
  • views (26)
  • business (18)
  • afternoon tea (11)
  • trendy (10)
  • value (10)
  • large parties (5)
  • child friendly (4)
  • entertainment (3)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( by from Porthcawl

    Food heaven, a wonderful experience, superb meal presented with style and panache. The restaurant fully justifies its Michelin star status.

  • ((((( by from Port Talbot

    Absolutely outstanding! Food was amazing, wine was amazing, fantastic service. It was our first visit tonight, but, it will not be our last. Highly recommended. Thank you!

  • ((((( by from Porth

    I made the reservation over the Internet but the restaurant confirmed this by telephone again on the day. It was mid week and the room was full yet every guest was given undivided attention on arrival with coats taken and drinks supplied with menus to peruse. At the appointed time we were escorted to our large table for two, covered in pristine linens, in its own space allowing for private conversations. We chose the six course taster surprise menu. Each course was a visual and savoury delight, served on beautiful dishes with immaculate cutlery. After the main course, we chose to have an additional cheese course from a table laden with quality cheeses, complemented by real 'melt in your mouth' homemade biscuits. This was followed by the dessert courses and coffee with petit fours. I could bore you with the details but suffice to say we had the time to savour each mouthful, and you will want to savour each mouthful to enjoy the banquet of tastes and textures Mr Sommerin and his Team provide in full sight of the restaurant.
    In the Restaurant itself, the Serving Team worked the room discreetly and cohesively, explaining each dish, answering questions and making suggestions with good humour. The only background noises came from conversations and a variety of good music. With the well thought out decor, it all combined to provide a marvellous ambience.
    By the way, if you can drag your eyes from the table, there is a lovely view of the Bristol Channel and the Somerset coastline right outside the large windows.
    If you are looking for something special, then your search is over.

  • ((((( by from Abertillery

    Beautiful food, lovely setting and great staff. Every dish was delicious! The sea bass was slightly disappointing as they was a very small amount of fish for the cost of the dish.

  • ((((( by from Cardiff

    Amazing food and wonderful service. I found James Somerin to be faultless.

  • ((((( by from PENARTH

    We had the Surprise menu which was exquisite. Every time we visit this restaurant it never ceases to amaze. No wonder James Sommerin Restaurant in Penarth has been awarded its first Michelin Star. Well done everyone.

  • ((((* by from Swindon

    Had the 6 course surprise menu. Innovative plates with perfectly matched wine. Preferable to replace one of dessert dishes with cheese plate.

  • ((((( by from Leipzig, Germany

    Good welcome on arrival . During service staff approachable and very informative on the dishes being served and able to answer queries . Good size table for two - appreciated, distance between table good affording privacy in speech ; table presentation very attractive - lovely candle holders .
    We both chose he tasting menu and were pleased with the variety the kitchen presented. Visually the dishes were a delight - the choice of plates etc reflected and complimented the dishes.
    The kitchen is to be complimented on each dish served. There was a wonderful amalgam of tastes and textures which demonstrated the skills and techniques of the kitchen. The meal was not rushed, timing about right.

  • ((((( by from Penarth

    We had an excellent time here celebrating our silver wedding, the service was very good with nice explanations of the wine and food which as we selected the taster menu was a selection of pleasant surprises

  • ((((( by from Newport


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