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Restaurant Minuet

42 Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BW, Wales
+44 29 2034 1794
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (46 reviews)
“mini pizza” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
42 Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BW, Wales
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

The food is very affordable, and the potion sizes are large. The food quality isn't amazing, but it's good home cooking. Only downsides are, it's a bit small and cramped at rush times, there isn't significant ventilation so I've left smelling of smoke and kitchen...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 15 April 2018

One of my favourite places when I visit Cardiff! The James Bowman is my fave! Place to stop off and have a quick lunch.

Thank Harrie1990
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful aroma coming from the restaurant enticed is in. Small restaurant but excellent service. The chicken mephisto was to die for. Beautiful flavour.

Thank Fran H
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

This place does really good takeaway pizzas, good price and lovely staff! I would definitely visit this place again.

Thank cymr0j
Reviewed 16 January 2018

I have been eating at Minuet for 10 years and will continue to eat here for as long as they are open. The wonderful staff are always polite and give you a very warm welcome. Their good quality Italian menu has an excellent varied choice...More

Thank Nicholas B
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

I was lucky enough to find an indoor seat at this popular café minuet. All the meals are named after famous composers. I had one of my favourites, it's veggie but I'm definitely not. It's called 'Rossini' -3 delicious savory spinach pancakes, stuffed with garlic...More

Thank Stueeee
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Did lunch on a cold Saturday. It’s small and struggled to keep the cold out. Service was lovely. Food was ok but suppose I was expecting more. Garlic bread needed more garlic. Presentation is basic. Good value, good size portions.

Thank BirminghamNetty
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Used to come here every week when I lived in Cardiff, now it's only when I'm visiting, but the food is still fantastic, genuine Italian good food, with good portions, and great value.

Thank DylanByron1
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Nearly walked past this unassuming eatery. Definitely worth a visit, very polite fast service with large portions. Had to take half away in a doggie bag. Recommend the calzone.

Thank William L
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Had lunch today at Cafe Minuet, Castle arcade. It was very delicious. Had Marcello’s special and garlic bread. Service fantastic and food excellent. Very reasonably priced as well. Highly recommend this place.

Thank Kate M
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9 January 2017|
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Response from Yazzy5678 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so sorry. I believe they close around 6pm.
Nadine L
15 August 2016|
Response from Nadine L | Property representative |
Hi Martina we do chicken & rice dishes. Regards Nadine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:15
11:30 - 16:15
11:30 - 16:15
11:30 - 16:15
11:30 - 16:15
11:30 - 16:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BW, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2034 1794
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Restaurant Minuet was established in 1986, we are a small family run business serving genuinely home cooked Italian food with a difference. It started with a simple menu but over the years it has developed into what it is today. Our aim is not to serve pretentious, overpriced food with a drizzle of sauce, but serve good tasty wholesome dishes with the majority of which are our own recipes at honest prices. Our customers will enjoy their meal in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere to the soothing sound of specially selected pieces of classical music, that has inspired so many of our dishes. We are not licensed to serve wine and spirits, but you are welcome to bring your own. Corkage is free. Please note that during busy times there will be other customers waiting for a table, as we don't charge for alcohol time will be restricted. Please respect other diners waiting for a table.
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