The Old Cottage

(64 Reviews)
Cherry Orchard Road Lisvane, Cardiff, Wales, CF14 0UE
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Sundays: The Great British Roast from £12.50 per person

What better way to enjoy a Sunday than in a cosy country pub with a great selection of British roasts starting from £12.50 – served all day and evening on Sundays using the freshest seasonal ingredients.


Main course: £12
Food spend: £28

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 23:00
Saturday: 11:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 22:00.

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Old Cottage
(based on 64 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (3)
  • al fresco (9)
  • business (1)
  • child friendly (7)
  • dinner (44)
  • large parties (4)
  • lunch (30)
  • luxury (4)
  • private dining (13)
  • romantic (11)
  • trendy (5)
  • value (11)
  • views (3)
  • By Liz C from Cardiff
    8 July 2017

    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.

  • By Mark s D from Marshfield
    2 July 2017

    Excellent food and service

  • By Valerie B from Cardiff
    20 June 2017

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

  • By Jane M from Cardiff
    16 June 2017

    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.

  • By Sharon R from Cardiff
    19 May 2017

    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.

  • By Elizabeth T from Cardiff
    12 May 2017

    Excellent food venue service

  • By Joanne C from Cardiff
    15 April 2017

    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!

  • By Adam F from Cardiff
    15 April 2017

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

  • By Hedd C from Cardiff
    14 April 2017

    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.

  • By Karen L from Cardiff
    18 March 2017

    Warm pleasant atmosphere but a little expensive

Restaurant Location Map
The Old Cottage
Cherry Orchard Road Lisvane, Cardiff, Wales, CF14 0UE

Available offers

  • Sundays: The Great British Roast from £12.50 per person
  • Sundays: The Great British Mini Roast from £6.95 per person

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