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Fish at 85

85 Pontcanna Street, Cardiff, CF11 9HS

(((() Fish & Seafood
  •  - Cardiff
Average
Main course: £13
Food spend: £17
Opening hours
Tuesday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 18:00 - 20:30
Wednesday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 20:30
Thursday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 21:00.

Beautifully prepared and cooked fish and seafood. Fish85 remains my go to restaurant whenever I visit Cardiff.

Claire Coatglas 25 December 2017
from Hampton Wick

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Using fish caught off British waters, Fish at 85 in Cardiff serves fresh produce, caught daily, and prepared to each diner’s preference. On the site of a working fishmongers, the restaurant expert knowledge goes into every meal.

Adapting to the availability of produce, the Fish at 85 menu showcases fresh, carefully sourced ingredients. Matching fresh fish with exciting flavours, expect the likes of scallops with asparagus and dry sherry, monkfish with green chili and spinach, or build your own dish by choosing the fish, cooking method, accompaniments and sauce. The classics aren’t neglected however, with roast cod and potatoes served with the added panache you’d expect from an expert fishmongers.

Rich desserts complete the menu, with a lemon posset and a hot plum pudding with custard amongst the indulgent options. Simple but charming, wooden-panelled walls and black tiled flooring lend the restaurant a rustic yet contemporary feel.

In the Pontcanna area of the city, Fish at 85 is a 7-minute drive from Cardiff Central Train Station.

Fish at 85

85 Pontcanna Street, Cardiff, CF11 9HS

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Customer reviews for Fish at 85

4.3 (((() (based on 203 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (160)
  • lunch (90)
  • romantic (67)
  • private dining (42)
  • value (42)
  • trendy (39)
  • luxury (33)
  • business (25)
  • child friendly (12)
  • al fresco (10)
  • entertainment (7)
  • large parties (3)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 25 December 2017 by Claire Coatglas from Hampton Wick

    Beautifully prepared and cooked fish and seafood. Fish85 remains my go to restaurant whenever I visit Cardiff.

  • ((((( 20 November 2017 by Margaret Rees from Cardiff

    We always feel very comfortable at Fish at 85. It's not pretentious. The food is fresh, tasty and well presented. Have recommended to others.

  • ((((( 20 November 2017 by Mark Levrier from Cardiff

    What more could you want, excellent fresh produce, excellently cooked with attentive helpful staff and reasonable cost. There is talk of extension of the current 30 covers, I hope the extra load on the kitchen does not distract from the womderful bistro feel.
    If there was a down side it was the single loo.

  • ((((( 19 November 2017 by Chris Bundy from Cardiff

    This restaurant is a gem! one of, if not the best fish restaurant I have been to in the UK. unpretentious menu, Very helpful staff and simply delicious food. Wine menus is also good.

  • ((((* 13 November 2017 by Andrew Bickers from Bedford

    Good food and service, just lacked a little ambience as quite quiet for a Saturday night

  • ((((( 12 November 2017 by Kate Bishop from Cardiff

    Have dined in the small restaurant previously before these new owners took over, the food was average, service slow and it was cold. A friend recommended to try again, OMG what a total change, best fish I've ever eaten, service fantastic and it was much warmer in the restaurant. We have dined at many top restaurants in the world and this was up there in our top 10. Well done!

  • (((** 13 October 2017 by Jessica from Cardiff

    Disappointed that the 'catch of the day' menu is no longer available (which is displayed on the restaurant website) the menu was quite limited with just 4 white fish mains available. Had been looking forward to coming here for a while and was fairly disappointed - food was ok but not delicious (however the wine was delicious)

  • ((((( 11 October 2017 by Amanda from Cardiff

    Delicious food and actually great value as it's high quality. Excellent service.

  • ((((( 5 October 2017 by Jill from Cardiff

    Food was delicious, not only the fish but the crushed potatoes, creamy leeks and a smoked fish ball thing. All yummy. My friend and I shared the prawm tempura starter and asked if we could have 6 prawns so we could easily share and this was done, thank you so much. Service was very good

  • ((((* 5 October 2017 by Helen Jones from Cardiff

    The service and the food were great! Prawns and scallops particularly good for starters and the sea bass was amazing defiantly go back..

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