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Beautiful Cafe on the River Teifi, freshly prepared and locally sourced menu. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere where both dogs and humans are welcome. Private bookings for evening meals available contact us for more details.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, British, Healthy, Welsh
FEATURES
Reservations, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly, Family style, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 28 October 2023 via mobile

Good food Good vibes Good location Good service Good prices Good value Good produce Good taste Good gravy (it’s mostly brown and water)

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 18 October 2023

The food here is amazing whether you like seafood or not. I had a vegan salad bowl whilst my husband had a prawn sandwich. The portions were good and all washed down with very good coffee. The service is friendly and we were able to...take our 2 dogs which is important to us. We sat out on the terrace with lovelyestuary viewsMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 27 September 2023 via mobile

Great seafood. Lots of choices. Beautifully presented. Very friendly staff. Would be our go to place if we were local. Went back later for coffee, just as friendly service. Great location 😃

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 6 September 2023

From the outside this place looks tired and in need of some renovation, nevertheless, my husband wanted a fish lunch so we went inside. We were given a menu, and told to check the board for prices which was confusing in itself as the options...on the board appeared different. Given it is called a 'cafe' we hoped there would be some kids non-fish options on the menu (fussy children) but there weren't. We therefore went elsewhere and grabbed some lunch for the children but they didn't have time to eat it outside as we were told the restaurant would be taking last orders in 20 mins (even though this was at 2.30 and the closing time was 4pm on the door). We therefore rushed back to the restaurant and found a table outside. We ordered two rolls at £26 and a short while later, an assistant came out to tell us we would have to cancel our order as they can't allow food from elsewhere on the premises. I politely explained what had happened and that we had ordered food anyway, but she couldn't get rid of us quick enough and cancelled our order. It seemed she wanted to finish her shift pronto, making sure staff knew it was last orders. When getting our money back she then said they had taken the payment twice so we needed £50+ refunding! How many other customers do they 'accidentally' take two payments from?!! I would never go back here and would never recommend this place.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 30 July 2023 via mobile

What a find! We were just looking for a car park near the High Street and found this, adjacent. The fishmonger part of the business had some great stock and the restaurant couldn’t have had a better view out the window on a sunny day....Superb fish chowder.. we know where to go for an afternoon munch now, can’t wait to return to Cardigan, a great place, thriving but still with quaintness, and a good vibe. Love it!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 1 July 2023

One of the best fish meals we've ever had. We shared lobster and a sea- medley, everything was superb. Great salad accompaniment. If I lived here I would visit regularly. Lovely staff too.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 20 June 2023 via mobile

Pleasant surprise awaits, the walk up is unprepossessing, but checking the menus How's promise, inside the welcome is warm and the choices limited to fresh ingredients. The fish platter and lobster salad were eaten small bites at a time, to savour it all. The bill...was reasonable and the setting relaxing on the deck.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 16 June 2023 via mobile

Stumbled on by accident as needed to use the car park. Had the Prawn, Smoked Salmon, poached salmon platter. It was delicious.. in fact, I didn't want it to end. Fresh. Appetising and beautifully presented. I can not recommend this place highly enough. Well done...to everyone concerned. A marvellous find. I will be back.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 1 June 2023

If you like fresh seafood, either to eat in or take away to cook yourself, this is the plaice(!) for you. We had lunch with smoked salmon, prawns & fresh crab. Good portion sizes and reasonably priced for the quality. Sit inside or out, overlooking...the estuary. We then bought fresh lobster to take away - so good we returned a couple of day later for another. Well worth supporting this great local business.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 25 May 2023 via mobile

Some of the best food I have ever had, try there taster evenings ( as we did ) or during the day. The staff are lovely and they have a great selection of drinks as well.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 17 May 2023

Visited this delightfully quirky cafe for the first time despite holidaying in the area for many years. Absolutely loved it - the food, the view of the river and the friendly, very obliging staff. Well done! Don't know how we missed it before but will...definitely be back.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 16 May 2023 via mobile

Had the best prawn sandwich ever today So fresh prawns in the lovely bread and s salad so yummy wife had carrot cake she said it was morish sat outside by the river Quick friendly service and by the best car park result

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 10 May 2023 via mobile

Very friendly and helpful staff, dog friendly and lots of choice for gluten free! Crab salad was delicious as were the trio of fish pâté. We appreciated having a choice of gluten free cakes and the dog got a bowl of water. We sat inside...enjoying the view of the estuary and there was outdoor seating too .More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 21 April 2023

A gem of a fish restaurant in Cardigan. Quirky setting, serving fabulous fresh fish and sea food. Exceptional ambience and swift friendly service. Perfect for crustacean lovers and highly recommended.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 12 April 2023

Great tasting lunch, food was delicious. Fishmonger was very friendly and great with the kids. Service was a bit disappointing- no one checked if our food was okay or acknowledged us to say goodbye. We had the seafood platter, cheese platter, chowders and a 1/2...lobster. All of the food was very tasty although I felt all meals were served with far too little bread. One small slice with most things, an additional 4 small crackers with the cheese platter. Much more bread was needed- I ordered and paid for extra bread £1.50 and was given two slices cut up which was still not enough… an extra 1/3 a slice per person was still quite insufficient. Would have liked more bread- the quantity of fish or cheese on the platters doesn’t really correlate with the quantity (or lack) of bread which was a shame. These should probably be renamed as salads rather than platters. The chowder I would suggest is more of a starter than a main course- it’s quite a watery stock based one rather than a heavier creamy type. We all ended up needing to go to Greggs after as everyone was still very hungry. That being said, the fish tasted amazing.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Iananoyed
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Response from Fishermans_Rest_CDGN | Property representative |
Hi, Yes we do have gluten free options. Apart from the pies, tart and some pates all the menu can be offered as gluten free. Hope that helps
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Response from Fishermans_Rest_CDGN | Property representative |
Sorry, only just been altered to your question! Yes we do a light breakfast, scrambled eggs and smoked salmon, cheese on toast or BLT for example. We open at 10am, earlier from next month (June). Hope this helps. We also... More
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