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Restaurant James Sommerin

The Esplanade, Penarth, CF64 3AU

(((() British
  •  - Cardiff
  •  - Cardiff
  •  - Cardiff
  •  - Cardiff
  •  - Cardiff
  •  - Cardiff
  •  - Cardiff
Main course: £20
Food spend: £55
Opening hours
Tuesday to Sunday: 12:00 - 14:30, 15:00 - 16:30 & 19:00 - 21:30.

Fabulous setting and staff. Food was unbelievable! We had the 6 course tasting menu, the hake curry was outstanding and the sirloin was devine! Waiting for the next special occasion to visit again!!

Joanna 10 September 2018
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

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Customer reviews for Restaurant James Sommerin

4.7 (((() (based on 321 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (234)
  • luxury (198)
  • lunch (164)
  • romantic (159)
  • private dining (116)
  • views (112)
  • business (53)
  • trendy (52)
  • value (40)
  • afternoon tea (27)
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  • breakfast (6)
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  • al fresco (2)
  • ((((( 28 October 2018 by Adrian from Cardiff

    Excellent food & service, thoroughly enjoyed by all 4 of us.

  • ((((( 22 October 2018 by Joerg from Berlin

    Stunning view from the restaurant over the bay. But I rather looked at the large window to the kitchen to see Sommerin and his colleagues working there. Great to see how relaxed everyone seemed. You got an idea of how much love they put in their work. Sommerin himself came out to the tables to bring some of the courses and to explain them to his guests. My favourites were the pidgeon with creamy black pudding and beet roots, the scallop with cauliflower and the sea bass, whose light smokey note overwhelmed me. The desserts were equally great!

  • ((((( 5 October 2018 by Helen from Penarth

    Beautiful meal good friendly, knowledgable but discrete service

  • ((((( 23 September 2018 by Helen from Dinas Powys

    Staff were fantastic, attentive, knowledgeable and friendly without being intrusive. Food was incredible!

    The 9 course taster menu was a great introduction and allowed for variety and experimenting, as well as being good value for money. We loved all courses, each being our favourite at the time, but the steak was purhaps the most memorable.

  • ((((( 13 September 2018 by Wendy from Cardxiff

    Had a wonderful evening.Food amazing enjoyed all the food we were served. Service was great .The mise-en-bouche were unusual and a nice little surprise. We enjoyed it so much we are planning to try the 6 meal taster menu next with a group of friends and then go again for the 9 dish taster menu. If I had to find a inegative it would be that the wine by the bottle was a little expensive but I suppose that's what you pay in a place like this.

  • ((((( 10 September 2018 by Joanna from Cardiff

    Fabulous setting and staff. Food was unbelievable! We had the 6 course tasting menu, the hake curry was outstanding and the sirloin was devine! Waiting for the next special occasion to visit again!!

  • ((((( 9 September 2018 by David from Penarth

    Excellent meal - very attentive service.

  • ((((( 4 September 2018 by Ewan from Cardiff

    Went for the 9 course surprise tasting menu with wine pairings

    Dishes were fantastic and great to have the chefs come and serve some of the dishes. Highlights were the lamb dish main and crab starter - wine pairings were on point.

    Excellent viewing across the Bristol channel too.

    Only suggestion would be a print out of the food you’ve had on a scroll or something similar as a memento would be a nice touch

  • ((((( 3 September 2018 by Nicholas from TredegarE

    Superb food, excellent service, wonderful experience will be back for more. Curried fish dish fabulous and favourite.

    Nick Richards

  • ((((( 29 August 2018 by Irasha from Cardiff

    6 course tasting menu was excellent.

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