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1. Best Seafood
1. Best Seafood
"Sublime restaurant! "
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2. Welsh produce to die for!
2. Welsh produce to die for!
" Ribeye and fillet a treat "
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3. A wine list to impress!
3. A wine list to impress!
"amazing experience"
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About
Seafood restaurant and grill. Choose your fresh fish and meats and see them cooked by the expert chefs in the open kitchen. Fresh Pembroke oysters, whole fish and British meats are a speciality. An extensive wine list to impress all palettes.
PRICE RANGE
£12 - £45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Seafood, Grill
FEATURES
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Family style, Gift Cards Available
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First visit to Le Monde, was beautiful from start to finish. Wasn’t rushed or have to leave table after 2 hours which is the norm nowadays. We arrived early for our 1:30 reservation, shown to our tables and drinks order taken. When the rest of...the party (6) arrived waitress explained how it works ordering. So up to the fresh food counter. What a wonderful array of fresh meat and fish. We wanted it all but settled on starters of scallops & calamri which was beautiful. Mains we both had hake with side order of garlic bread and vegetables. Absolutely beautiful. Dessert was cheesecake and I had brownie and ice cream. Every mouthful of each dish was beautiful and can’t believe never been there before. Once our meal was finished we were invited to their upstairs bar & terrace. We went onto the terrace which had blankets and heaters for us. We had our last drink inside the bar. Beautiful food , lovely service from start to finish. We went in at 1pm and think we left around 7:45pm. We will be returningMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

My partner and I had a wonderful meal here. My partner has special dietary requirements and this was absolutely no problem. I had the monkfish which came with chips and I had a side dish of the best garlic bread I have ever tasted!! My...partner's gluten free and vegetarian paella was also really nice. The service was wonderful and everyone was so polite and friendly that we'd love to return as soon as possible. We were lucky that we could be accommodated as 'walk in' customers. We deliberately did not book as we don't agree with the cancellation policy of being charged if you cancel within 48 hours of the reservation date. Although we are totally reliable people, and would never just not turn up, sometimes events happen that are out of our control. We would always ring to cancel but don't expect to be charged. For this reason, we will never prebook.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seated quickly and the cocktails arrived just as we returned from ordering our food from the fresh counter.....so much choice from fresh local fish and lobster to some.top quality meats. The food was delicious and the wine was great. There are some massive price tags...on some of the wine but equally some excellent value wines available. This place is class with prices not much more than a steak at a pub. The service amd atmosphere were top notch without being fussy. Can't beleive I've never eaten here before after passing it so many times. Will be back on my next trip to Cardiff.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Abysmal from start to finish. Booked a table for 14.15 , then was rushed into ordering food because the kitchen closed at 14.30. Waitress then spilled a whole pint of lager over the table, my £300 jacket and into my partners salad. Was offered to...have the jacket dry cleaned but returned 4 days later or to take £20 off the bill. Manager was abrupt, rude, obnoxious and an abrasive character. Food was served way below par. Chicken dish tasted like dishwater and the rest left a lot to be desired. At no point did the staff seek to check in on our meal, a true testament to how awful the food is. Not even the swarm of fruit flies were interested in going near the food. Upon addressing the issues with the manager, he became very argumentative and strife. A truly abhorrent experience and would not recommend to anyone that enjoys good service and palatable food.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 15 March 2024

I had a reservation at the restaurant on Mother’s Day from which my mother had food poisoning from under-cooked scallops. I have never complained to a restaurant before but felt that I was owed at least a refund for my mother’s meal, however, all I...have been offered is a bottle of wine at my next meal (I will not be returning after our experience and the way in which my complaint has been dealt with) and the manager was completely rude to me on the phone. When we arrived, it was quite clear that the staff were overwhelmed by the match day crowds as the restaurant was chaotic, our table wasn’t ready on time and we had to wait a little while before anyone attended to us. The manager’s response to this was “well you knew you’d booked a table on a match day”. We eventually sat down after waiting by the bar and had to eventually ask for someone to bring us a drink’s menu. The service generally wasn’t great and when we asked if there was a Sunday lunch, the response from a gentleman who appeared to be the manager on the day was “I don’t know”. We then had to queue for about 10/15 minutes to be able to order food. I had a steak for the main course which I asked to be medium rare but when it came it was blue. I did not complain at the time because I did not want to put a dampener on what was supposed to be a nice day out for Mother’s Day and had already been slightly tarnished by our initial experience of entering the restaurant. My mother had scallops to start (she was the only one to eat this on our table and did not eat anything else after the meal on that day) and was so unwell through the night that she had to take time off work the next day. The cost of this meal was £165 and the manager couldn’t even refund me for my mother’s meal. I think the service overall has been diabolical and I will not be returning.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 March 2024 via mobile

We visit Le Monde regularly so I felt I needed to tell you how fabulous it is! Great food fresh meat & fish, great salad bar, garlic bread to die for - why would you want to go anywhere else. On arriving we sat at...the bar and had some fabulous wine and beautifully made cocktails by really experienced bar staff - the ambience is always really good perfect atmosphere especially on the rugby weekend where they deliver exceptional service despite the huge amount of bookings. Murat always welcomes us and makes our visit extra special every time we visit without fail - along with all the other waitresses & waiters - many have been there for years & years which is a credit to the restaurant. The food is always consistently tasty freshly prepared and well presented - and they can advise on wines as they have such a great wine list. A hidden gem in Cardiff City Centre you must check it out! & Thankyou Murat for making every visit a special one with your great customer service.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024

I can say from the moment I arrived with my team, I was made unwelcome. The office manager made sure I would not be returning. As someone who frequents some of the best restaurants available, and as someone who likes to reward his team. Le...Monde is a restaurant, whose food quality is good. The range and cooking skills shown were well above average. The general staff service attentive. The management and care - disgusting. We won’t be back. I’d say they are caught in a time warp and remind me of the experience you’d expect in Le Monde but 20 years ago.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 March 2024 via mobile

Called into Le Monde on the off chance of a table and managed to get a table for two. The ambience was vibrant, the drinks delicious, and the monkfish was absolutely heavenly. I’m glad we chanced on a table and really enjoyed the food. So...much on the menu I’d like to try and will return again.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 16 February 2024

You won't find better in Cardiff, from the service, to the atmosphere, and the outstanding food and drink. Never had a bad experience. Yes, it's far from the cheapest place in Cardiff but you certainly get what you pay for. A treat night for specials...occasions for my partner and I, and the team always make it a special night. Cannot recommend enough.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 7 February 2024

Just read a reply from the owner who sent my friend a disgusting msg and a complete lie about the price and lack of food mr Nathanial Martinez we had one round of drinks 14 people and three bottles of wine get your facts right...and as for KFC at least they are on time and the right order is delivered.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 February 2024

After waiting nearly 60 mins for our table, half our party were left without a meal and the those luckily enough to receive something didn’t get everything they asked for because the food was given to the wrong table. A polite discussion with the manager...erupted into a sh*tshow with the owner who became very rude and obnoxious (and that’s being polite). You saved our entire party from making the same mistake twice with your so called banned from your restaurant chain as none of us will return and wouldn’t recommend your establishments to anyone!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 February 2024

I’m leaving one star because I can’t leave non! Some food arrived, The other went to the wrong table who ate it anyway! The manager apologised but when we complained the owner to us to F**k off and said to a man in his 60’s...‘let’s take it outside’ We were there about an hour, 30 minutes of that was waiting to be seated after the time our table was booked. We had 9 drinks whilst waiting, the owner states that was worth £900. Utter BS. Apparently we are banned from this so called restaurant… thank god for that!!! Don’t waste your money and go somewhere elseMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 29 January 2024

Felt rushed from the start. Sat us directly by the toilets in which we had a constant flow of people passing us. Restaurant was so loud could hardly hear yourself speak. No menus and when queuing to order food which looked amazing seeing it all...fresh, the boards were very intense as so many options and not a lot of time to choose, as we were rushed by the server behind the counter looking very put out that we were pausing to look. Could hardly hear, to then be shouted at when i asked him to repeat himself. We were handed a salad bowl only to find at the bill we had been charged for salad we thought was a free salad bar as the bowls were tiny and did not ask for them. They were very put out that i questioned the charge as we barely filled them. Was told they come as part of the starters in which we said we had no starters. Drinks arrived only to have the bottle of wine plonked on the table not even opened and the tray left on the seat of one of our guests. The waitresses even though very attentive did not really know what they were doing and asked us continuously if everything was ok which got very annoying after the fourth fifth time. Ended with a very expensive bill for ok food and a very disappointing experience. Will not be returning!!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024 via mobile

Sublime restaurant! We celebrated for my partner's birthday (which was last year but only just got a chance to visit now) but it was totally worth the wait. A gorgeous environment and atmosphere, great service and friendly staff but the most important bit - just...the loveliest, freshest food! I enjoyed the calamari and swordfish, whilst my partner had the scallops and tuna steak and every single bit of food was so fresh and delicious. Shout out to Lara who served us, as well as a new lady that we didn't get the name of but was on her first shift and was super helpful. Can't wait to visit again!!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 17 January 2024

Another fantastic meal, and this was the first time my daughter had been there. She loved the experience and can’t wait to go again. Ribeye and fillet a treat along with my partners swordfish. Never had a bad meal and will return next month👍

Date of visit: January 2024
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  • Food: 4
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