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Restaurant James Sommerin

The Esplanade, Penarth, CF64 3AU +44 2922279201

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  •  - 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.

We were fortunate to have the superb 6 course taster menu, immensely enjoyed by our friends, my wife and myself.

Brian 14 July 2017

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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 174 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • luxury (102)
  • lunch (100)
  • romantic (85)
  • private dining (61)
  • views (58)
  • business (31)
  • trendy (31)
  • afternoon tea (22)
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  • breakfast (4)
  • child friendly (4)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((((( 21 July 2017 by Simon Dawes from Cardiff

    I visited the restaurant on Thursday this week as a birthday treat. On arrival, I was impressed by how the restaurant looked and the atmosphere was very nice. The waiting staff were very welcoming, felt very relaxed and at ease immediately. We had Al a Carte menu and the food that we had was simply divine. The Wood Pigeon and Pea GBM starters were works of art, the main courses were just as good, I wood definately recommend the Lamb, it was a tastebud sensation I must say. James presnted 2 of the dishes to us and we enjoyed that, it was a very nice personal touch. The evening as a whole was second to none and I have recommended this restaurant to a number of friends already

  • ((((( 21 July 2017 by Tim from NEWPORT

    Food as good as last year and portions seemed to be more generous.
    Also slightly cheaper @ £150 Inc tip.
    Only problem was boomy music especially in seating area - hence ambience marked down!

  • ((((( 20 July 2017 by Sue from Cardiff

    Had a wonderful dining experience here before in December last year so when I wanted somewhere for a special event in June hosting 8 friends and family, I had no hesitation choosing Restaurant James Sommerin. It was truly memorable, my party haven't stopped talking about it. Six course tasting menu thoroughly recommended. All the dishes were sublime but the raspberry souffle with violet ice cream a true showstopper. Staff attentive but not overwhelming and so friendly, couldn't do enough for us. Because we were a party of 9 we were in a space set back from the main restaurant so it was private but we still felt part of everything. Helpful and thoughtful suggestions about the wine list from the staff member looking after us, very knowledgeable. I wanted somewhere special but relaxed and it was. Certainly coming back, hopefully for the Chef's Table next time!

  • ((((( 15 July 2017 by Helen S from Cardiff

    All good. I have just moved to Cardiff Bay from central London and was looking for a local restaurant to go to with an old friend who was travelling a considerablr distance to visit.
    It was a lovely lunch. Nice room, easy atmosphere, great staff who explained menu items without being pushy or monotonous. Good advice from JS as to wine aelecrion. Food was excellent and portion-sizes spot on.
    I will certainly return here, and would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant.

  • ((((( 14 July 2017 by Brian from CARDIFF

    We were fortunate to have the superb 6 course taster menu, immensely enjoyed by our friends, my wife and myself.

  • ((((* 10 July 2017 by DrGee from London

    good food, large portions, well cooked. Service was stretched

  • ((((( 3 July 2017 by Enireth Powell-davies from Cardiff`

    Wonderful experience, it was my 5th visit and the food is superb, the service is first class, the wine amazing - just a truly fabulous experience all round. The lobster dish is my favourite and the seabass, and the amazing cheese board and port - all of it really.

  • ((((( 1 July 2017 by Harry Britten-austin from Hereford

    It was a special lunch out for my wife's birthday and the restaurant didn't disappoint. The staff were friendly and efficient and the food was gorgeous. Nice ambiance and a view of the sea. Couldn't be better!

  • ((((* 20 June 2017 by Alan Langton from Penarth

    despite a poorly trained receptionist/waitress, the meal proved to be excellent and great value for money.

  • ((((( 10 June 2017 by Christine Graham from Cardiff

    An amazing lunch.. the food was exceptional and the service from the staff brilliant. The most exciting meal I have ever experienced.

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