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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
Sunday: 12:00 - 15:00.

All round fantastic.

James 17 May 2019
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 May 2019 by Huw from CARDIFF

    The rabbit was incredible. Wine - delicious. We even had a glass of bubbles each on the house as we were celebrating a double celebration - Thanks again! Highy recommended!

  • ((((( 17 May 2019 by Robert from Cardiff

    Milkwood is an exciting find: the welcome is warm and the food of a very high standard. An amuse bouche of smoked trout was followed by a refreshing starter of blood orange, burrata, dressed chicory and hazelnuts; the main course of a spring vegetable tartlet was a perfect celebration of the season and the dessert was a mouth-watering combination of chocolate delice, rose ice cream and a gooseberry puree. In all, this is a superb addition to Cardiff's burgeoning culinary scene.

  • ((((( 17 May 2019 by James from Cardiff

    All round fantastic.

  • ((((( 16 May 2019 by Haydn from Cardiff

    Milkwood is a comparatively new place in Pontcanna - The restaurant has a very nice, relaxed environment, it is a bit like sitting in someone's front room. As we sat down we were given a dark rind seed bread and salted butter - the bread was crunchy and tasty, and the butter actually had grains of salt on it. Very nice. Once we had ordered, some hard decisions to make, our Amuse Boche was Ratte potato, horseradish and smoked trout - the crunch of the potato worked well with the softness of the trout, yum. For starters I opted for clams and squid a la plancha (it was that or the Pig's Head croquette). The seafood was cooked in a light garlic butter and served with a slice of crunchy toast, really excellent. My partner surprised me by choosing 50 day aged beef dripping, anchovy on sourdough toast - I didn't know he knew what dripping was, let alone that he would eat it. He says it was a perfect size and was very salty and tasty, just as he likes it.My partner then opted for the Roast skate wing, caper butter, ratte potato and asparagus. The skate was soft and juicy, a lightly flavoured fish which benefited from the salty capers. The potatoes were al dente, just as he likes them, and the asparagus perfectly cooked. I went with the stuffed saddle of rabbit, sausage roll, peas & gem lettuce with carrot cream and pickled walnut puree. The rabbit was lightly flavoured with the distinctive taste of rabbit very evident. The saddle rested on a bed of peas and gem lettuce which complemented the meat very well. The pickled walnut puree was a thing of beauty - sharp and tangy, perhaps more tangy than the rabbit could cope with, but lovely in its own right. We ordered a side of roast hispi cabbage with hazelnuts - the pickled walnut puree went extremely well with this tasty cabbage. For dessert my partner had warm treacle tart, creme fraiche, candied walnuts - He describes it as sugary good and would come back again just for this. I had the wonderful cheeseboard- We'll be back.

  • ((((( 7 May 2019 by Terry from Cardiff

    Good friendly service, excellent food, will definitely be back.

  • ((((( 6 May 2019 by Morgan from Maesteg

    Great food and service. Looking forward to a return visit.

  • ((((( 4 May 2019 by Ceri from Whitchurch Cardiff

    Excellent food excellent service as would highly recommend. Will definitely revisit soon.

  • ((((( 2 May 2019 by Kelly from Swansea

    We had a fantastic lunch recently. The restaurant offers a lunch special and al la carte menu. We opted for the full menu and were very impressed. We shared our starters because neither of us wanted to miss out on anything special! The mains were equally as delicious as was the wine. To top it off, Andrew, our host was super friendly. We can't recommend this place enough. Enjoy!

  • ((((* 29 April 2019 by Haydn from Maesteg

    Warm welcome, relaxed and friendly atmosphere, excellent service. The food was beautifully prepared and presented. Will definitely visit again.

  • ((((( 29 April 2019 by Mohit from Cardiff

    Absolutely fabulous food. Great atmosphere. Amazing hosts

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