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Pettigrew Tea Rooms

££ - £££Cafe, British,
West Lodge Castle Street | Bute Park and Arboretum, Cardiff CF10 1BJ, Wales
+44 29 2023 5486
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
West Lodge Castle Street | Bute Park and Arboretum, Cardiff CF10 1BJ, Wales
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We recently visited the Pettigrew Tea Rooms for morning tea and found the whole experience delightful - the very friendly and helpful staff, the delicious scones and tea and the traditional decor of a tea room all set in the gardens of the beautiful Bute...More

Thank junosbird_25
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd heard a lot of good things about this place, but was very disappointed. Staff were rude and seemed to find our presence onerous. Tea and cakes were OK, but far from special - my Victoria sandwich was dry and meagerly filled. Interior is supposed...More

Thank FlipWales
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a Welsh breakfast! Stunning food to be fair, different and highly recommended. Really freindly staff also and a great location.

Thank Chris Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to experience a traditional afternoon tea with all thing home made then this is the place. Bone china cups, saucers and plates. China teapots and loose leaf tea. We started with a choice of freshly made sandwiches followed by warm scones, jam...More

Thank Robyn D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely cakes and scones. The tea was divine as was the coffee. A welcome break from the fast pace of modern life. It’s like going back in time to an old tea room.

Thank Jim A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The tea and cake we ordered were lovely and the service was brilliant. Just what you want on a day out.

1  Thank margaretjane w
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Got a couple of slices of cake and coffee to take away and other than the cake being absolutely delicious, I was very impressed to find out the take away boxes, cups and forks were all biodegradable. These tea rooms have also shown a great...More

Thank Bethany C
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Family of 4 went for afternoon tea and we were very impressed. Setting is very quaint and staff lovely and friendly. The granary bread we chose for our sandwiches was delicious and made by themselves in a local bakery - we were disappointed we couldn't...More

Thank Holidaymakers03
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Went to Cardiff for a day trip with my lovely friend and had the afternoon tea for one person each instead of an afternoon tea for two people. (If you are very hungry and you're with someone, it is better to have your own afternoon...More

1  Thank Chloé B
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a cuppa. Ended up having the Afternoon tea. Very nice setting in the old gatehouse of the castle. Food was very nice. And the cake was very very nice.

1  Thank grb1972
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Emma S
26 July 2017|
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Response from Dane M | Reviewed this property |
You can sit outside, there's a seating area.
Jan C
2 December 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$36
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Lodge Castle Street | Bute Park and Arboretum, Cardiff CF10 1BJ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2023 5486
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Pettigrew Tea Rooms are housed in the beautiful 19th Century West Lodge in the heart of Cardiff. This quintessentially British tea house is open seven days of the week serving, fresh lunches and delicious homemade cakes, all served alongside a wonderful selection of loose leaf teas. Join us for a light lunch or why not sample our full Afternoon Tea in peaceful surroundings, before a stroll through Cardiff's stunning Bute Park. A must for all visitors to the Capital City of Wales.
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