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The Old Cottage

Cherry Orchard Road, Lisvane, Cardiff, CF14 0UE +44 2920538377

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Main course: £12
Food spend: £28
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 21:00

Really nice meal overall. The squid starter is particularly tasty and a good one to share. The lobster + crab fish cakes were delicious with plenty of fish and not dry.

Liz Colayera 10 July 2017
from Cardiff

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Set in a beautiful country house in Lisvane, The Old Cottage is a cosy retreat serving modern British cuisine. This picturesque country pub is warmed by log fires and boasts a charming bar area and a large dining room with an open kitchen, as well as outdoor seating.

With chefs given the opportunity to train at cookery schools in Spain and Italy, The Old Cottage menu features modern signature recipes made using the finest ingredients. As well as creative daily-changing specials, favourites include roasted mushrooms, box baked Camembert, and spit-roasted chicken with lemon & garlic confit. A kids’ menu and Sunday roasts also feature, and desserts include rich vanilla and chocolate gelato with home-baked cookies.

The result of a treasured partnership with Rothschild wine merchants, the cellar at The Old Cottage restaurant showcases many fine wines, while token real ales and premium spirits are found at the bar. Nostalgic British nibbles and eclectic sharing platters bursting with international flavours offer more laidback dining.

Within one of the city’s most upscale areas, The Old Cottage in Cardiff is just a 2-minute walk from Lisvane & Thornhill Station.

The Old Cottage

Cherry Orchard Road, Lisvane, Cardiff, CF14 0UE

Contact +44 2920765961
Reservations +44 2920538377

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Customer reviews for The Old Cottage

4.3 (((() (based on 35 reviews)
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  • dinner (28)
  • lunch (19)
  • private dining (8)
  • romantic (8)
  • al fresco (6)
  • trendy (5)
  • value (5)
  • child friendly (3)
  • luxury (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • business (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • ((((( 10 July 2017 by Mark s Dawkes from Marshfield


  • ((((( 10 July 2017 by Liz Colayera from Cardiff

    Really nice meal overall. The squid starter is particularly tasty and a good one to share. The lobster + crab fish cakes were delicious with plenty of fish and not dry.

  • ((((( 3 July 2017 by Mark s Dawkes from Marshfield

    Excellent food and service

  • ((((( 21 June 2017 by Valerie Bridges from Cardiff

    First time dining here and really enjoyed it. The food was exceptional as was the service. Will definitely recommend to family and friends.

  • ((((* 19 June 2017 by Jane Morris from Cardiff

    Another lovely evening spent at the cottage. Booking the table was so easy online and the table was ready for us when we arrived early. Food was great again and we had a super friendly waitress who helped us get hroughout the night. Always a lovely night.

  • ((*** 22 May 2017 by Sharon Ross from Cardiff

    I'm afraid that our visit was disappointing. The service was unbelievably slow and to be honest we didn't feel as if anyone was really that interested. This is the first place I have eaten at where not a single member of staff asked us if we were happy with our food. The food was ok but very overpriced. The prices and descriptions indicated an intention to offer a cordon bleu type of experience but the food did not live up to this. The chicken & leek pie crust was so hard that my son couldn't eat it. The cod and chips was fine but was exactly that, fish and chips, and only a handful of chips at that with a small pile of rather dry crushed peas. Nothing about it warranted the £12.50 price. The same can be said for the fish cakes which were fine but nothing special to warrant the price (price would have been fine if anything had come with them other than a poor attempt at a pea veloute and a couple of pea shoots). All in all this was a very disappointing experience which left us still feeling hungry at the end. I requested the bill while we were finishing our desserts explaining that we were very pushed for time as I had to get my son somewhere. The bill still took approximately 10 minutes and I had gone up to the till , in frustration, before it appeared. The pub either needs to up its game and produce food which warrants the price (£8.50 for a fish finger sandwich in the sandwich section!) or go back to serving decent pub food at a decent price.

  • ((((( 13 May 2017 by Elizabeth Thomas from Cardiff

    Excellent food venue service

  • ((((* 16 April 2017 by Adam Fairman from Cardiff

    Lovely staff. Tasty food. Efficient service. We enjoyed our family lunch. Would definitely return. Thank you.

  • ((((( 16 April 2017 by Joanne Cox from Cardiff

    The old cottage is a lovely venue. The interior is extremely cosy and a pleasant environment for a meal.
    The food as always was delicious. I am a particular fan of the chips here. We had starter, main and dessert. The Buttermilk chicken was wonderful.
    I would recommend this place to all my friends and I will certainly be returning!

  • ((((* 15 April 2017 by Hedd Carson from Cardiff

    The food was good but not great. The staff worked so hard to keep everyone fed and watered and not everyone appreciated how hard the 3 employees were working. They were subjected to complaints from customers lacking in patience. The staff stayed pleasant and polite throughout.

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