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83 Pontcanna Street, Cardiff, CF11 9HS

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  • Milkwood - Cardiff
  • Milkwood - Cardiff
  • Milkwood - Cardiff
  • Milkwood - Cardiff
  • Milkwood - Cardiff
  • Milkwood - Cardiff
  • Milkwood - Cardiff
  • Milkwood - Cardiff
  • Milkwood - Cardiff
  • Milkwood - Cardiff
  • Milkwood - Cardiff
  • Milkwood - Cardiff
Main course: £19
Food spend: £37
Opening hours
Tuesday: 18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday to Saturday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 22:00.

Very very good food excellent service first clad very good wines

Thomas 23 November 2018
from Cardiff

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A charming modern independent bistro, Milkwood champions traditional and contemporary Welsh cuisine. With a simple colour scheme of dark leathers, polished woods and white walls, this is a casual, inviting setting to enjoy tastes of the local area.

The Milkwood menu focuses on Welsh recipes, but with bold, inventive tweaks. Start off with fresh seafood flavours, with the smoked eel salad with nasturtium and horseradish, moving on to spring lamb cutlets with salsa and aubergine. Game delicacies include the spiced quail with hummus, and there are vegetarian options such as homemade tagliatelle with summer truffle.

A selection of dessert wines at Milkwood in Cardiff are perfect to round off a meal, or indulge in one of the puddings, with choices including rhubarb with buttermilk junket and fennel granite. There is also a polished wine list to choose from, with bottles from around Europe.

Milkwood is a cosy space to enjoy modern Welsh recipes, and sits a stone's throw from the green open spaces of Portcanna Fields. Ninian Park Rail Station is a 6-minute drive away.


83 Pontcanna Street, Cardiff, CF11 9HS

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  • ((((( 23 November 2018 by Thomas from Cardiff

    Very very good food excellent service first clad very good wines

  • ((((( 13 November 2018 by Mike from Cowbridge

    Absolutely brilliant. The staff were really friendly and helpful. The menu was interesting and the wine list was well priced and great value. The food was delicious and good portions. This was a great find.
    Thank you

  • ((((( 5 November 2018 by Jane from Llanidloes

    Milkwood is an amazing place! Interesting and beautifully cooked food, a comfortable and intimate setting but not an Elbow-knocking bistro squeeze. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. All round delicious and delightful.

  • ((((( 4 November 2018 by Catrin from Cardiff

    Delicious and a lovely atmosphere. Will return soon.

  • ((((( 30 October 2018 by Lianne from Cardiff

    Excellence food service and atmosphere. My friend was visiting from Tuscany and was amazed by the friendliness and the quality of the food . We will definitely be here again soon !!

  • ((((( 28 October 2018 by Clare from Cardiff

    What a wonderful meal. Just everything was perfect...the service, the food and the wine! We were treated with such warmth and felt so welcome.

  • ((((( 26 October 2018 by Georgina from Cardiff

    Lovely little restaurant serving delicious dishes that change daily. Great friendly service. Definitely going back!!

  • ((((( 25 October 2018 by Matt from Cardiff

    The food was excellent. The restaurant showed that you can be relaxed and informal whilst serving the highest quality dishes. The staff are friendly and helpful and overall, it was a fantastic experience.

  • ((((( 22 October 2018 by Lee from Penarth

    Another wonderful meal at Milkwood. Really some of the most enjoyable food we’ve eaten and always dependably great. Service is friendly and attentive. Wines by the glass are excellent too.

  • ((((( 21 October 2018 by Stephen from Cardiff

    Comfortably the best food I’ve ever eaten in Wales, by some margin. On par with the best London & Scotland can offer. Better still, the food is met by the rugged charm and expertise of Andrew, Maître d’ and his staff. The menu changes make each visit one of tongue tingling anticipation, to be matched with an excellent concentrated choice of fine wines. The icing on the cake is that prices are so reasonable. A must for anyone who really enjoys flavours, textures and combinations that bring a warm glow and smile. Good luck booking a table, get in early! Parking nearby a doddle too!

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