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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.

We had a fantastic time with the tasting menu. The dishes were exquisite and the pairing with the wines was amazing.
Really excellent!

Marc Buehner 25 December 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 114 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • luxury (69)
  • lunch (65)
  • romantic (57)
  • private dining (39)
  • views (38)
  • business (21)
  • afternoon tea (17)
  • trendy (16)
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  • ((((( 15 January 2017 by Glyn Duggan from Gilfach Goch


  • ((((( 12 January 2017 by Judith Powell from Chepstow

    As experienced 'Foodies' we fell in love with the cooking of James Sommerin after visits to his previous restaurant on the outskirts of Chepstow. We had been looking forward to a visit to his new Penarth restaurant for some time. Although it is a little expensive for our means we were not disappointed and James remains our absolute favourite. The spotless restaurant and friendly, efficient staff contributed to a most enjoyable birthday treat. Thank you James.

  • ((((( 7 January 2017 by Gwion Morris from Cardiff

    Never knew peas could be so tasty!! Excellent dishes, relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommended

  • ((((( 4 January 2017 by Brian Williams from Cardiff

    Beautifully decorated room, simple & elegant. Lovely view of the ocean. Every bit of the 6 course tasting was delicious, lovely tastes. Staff were very knowledgable, the Californian wine delicious. Will definitely be returning. We needed a fine dining restaurant in this area. WOW

  • ((((( 1 January 2017 by James Regan from Cardiff

    The whole dining experience on New Year's Eve was sensational, food was incredible, matching wines superb, the setting and atmosphere are amazing at the restaurant and to see James and his wife chatting to guests and to us was delightful.

    The firework display to finishe the night was pretty special.

    James we left feeling proud that we have a restaurant like yours in Cardiff/Penarth!

    See you soon.

  • ((((( 25 December 2016 by Marc Buehner from Penarth

    We had a fantastic time with the tasting menu. The dishes were exquisite and the pairing with the wines was amazing.
    Really excellent!

  • ((((( 23 December 2016 by Charles Williams from Penarth

    Excellent food and great, friendly staff. We love it and will be back as soon as we can in 2017.

  • ((((( 22 December 2016 by Melissa Downton from BARRY

    We thoroughly enjoyed the experience with drinks ordered on arrival and time to peruse the menu. The 'snippets' were fun and each with such individual flavours and temperatures, much like the petits fours with the espresso to finish. Our dishes were stunning. And the wine selected by the sommelier complemented each course perfectly.

  • ((((( 19 December 2016 by Karen Morgan from Cardiff

    We booked for a lunch, it was the first Michelin star restaurant we had eaten in, and it was good to recognise James Sommerin from the Great British Menu. The food and tastes were amazing, along with the presentation. I have watched so many TV programmes it was good to sample what the chefs were always talking about when they speak about tastes marrying together. The fact you had petit fours before and after was a treat in itself. We will definitely return to James's restaurant in the new year.

  • ((((* 16 December 2016 by Amelia Shankland from Cardiff

    Excellent waitress, relaxed & knowledgeable

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