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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.

Wonderful experience! Excellent ingredients, spectacular recipe...and the dessert a poem! I can't wait for my next dinner!

Giulia Campani 16 February 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 124 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (88)
  • luxury (74)
  • lunch (69)
  • romantic (60)
  • private dining (42)
  • views (41)
  • business (22)
  • trendy (20)
  • afternoon tea (17)
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  • child friendly (4)
  • breakfast (2)
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  • ((((( 19 February 2017 by Ceri Mattey from Cardiff

    James sommerin waiting on some tables & describing his food.

    Favourite food was the lobster bisque for me & the aged steak for my husband.

  • ((((( 17 February 2017 by David Merchant from Cambridgeshire

    Food and service were both faultless .A lovely dining experience. Have eaten in several fine dining restaurants and this was up there with the best of them. What was a lovely touch was when I asked for a couple of copies of the menu, as i save them, they arrived having been signed by James.That was very much appreciated.All in all a very memorable evening thank you all very much.

  • ((((( 16 February 2017 by Giulia Campani from Cardiff

    Wonderful experience! Excellent ingredients, spectacular recipe...and the dessert a poem! I can't wait for my next dinner!

  • ((*** 13 February 2017 by Glyn Jones from Ruthin

    Excellent food. Staff were very good. We wanted to choose from the a la carte menu but were informed on arrival that only the two taster menus were on offer at the weekend. Very slow service, we had a 6 course taster menu which took almost 4 hours to be served. Used glasses and plates were left on the table for far too long.

  • ((((( 13 February 2017 by David Williams from Harlech

    Excellent in every way!

  • (((** 13 February 2017 by Clare Morville from Cardiff

    The food was fabulous, amazing, wonderful! But we were kept waiting a long time before we ate and between courses.

  • ((((* 4 February 2017 by Mike from Cardiff

    As usual the food was absolutely delicious. The downside of our visit this time was the time it took to serve the 9 course taster menu. Our booking was for eight o clock and we finally finished the last course at 1.15 am.
    We feel that this was far too long and detracted greatly from the enjoyment of the evening. I would appreciate a response to these comments.

  • ((((( 31 January 2017 by Kath Jenkins from Cardiff

    The food was wonderful and dishes I can't achieve at home. Service both professional and comfortable.

  • ((((( 30 January 2017 by Claire from Sydney

    What an experience! A first time visitor to Cardiff and a big foodie, so did some research on the food scene before prior to arriving. Restaurant James Sommerin, we were so, so impressed! The decor is modern and chic and the large window look out to the sea. These two seafood loving Aussies and an overall food loving Italian were absolutely blown away. Great attentive service, with some good chat and recommendations on food! The Food was just outstanding, I had the lobster and the beef, the servings are generous, seasoned well and cooked to perfection. Wine recommendation from the sommelier was also great, and just what we were after. Highly recommended! P.S. loved the music playlist too, it just topped off the entire experience.

  • ((((( 28 January 2017 by John Gregory from Cardiff

    Fantastic dining experience

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