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The Fig Tree

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The Esplanade, Penarth CF64 3AU, Wales
+44 29 2070 2512
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 18:30 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love this place! We were lucky enough to get a table for Mothers Day lunch and we were not disappointed. The restaurant was extremely busy but the staff, as always, were friendly and accommodating. I had the lamb, which was melt in the mouth, my partner had the pork, which he loved and my Mum had the beef, which... More 

Thank HungryAnev
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were recommended to go here by a friend. The gentleman who gave us a table was kind to fit us in but the food and service was a terrible disappointment. We sat outside- as there were no tables inside (which is a good sign).We got a lovely view , but we were very cold as there were no heaters,... More 

Thank Ramaidi
Newport, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We need to come to the "The Fig Tree" , more often, our fish dishes were prepared to perfection, beetroot tarte devine.... looking forward to the summer when we can dine alfresco Julian and Linda

Thank JulianandLinda
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

just dropped by the figtree for a cupper and a snack. great little place, we sat outside and watched the world wander by. only stopped for a snack but the staff were very friendly and the service was great.

Thank sprogg79
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a lovely 5 course event meal there on Thurs 23rd March with French wines. The evening was really nice - friendly and efficient staff and service with great food. The main course duck was melt in the mouth. Great location too on sea front with fabulous vistas.

Thank 555markymark
Sully, Vale Of Glamorgan, Wales
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It looks like a municipal building from where they might have hired deckchairs for the beach. Indeed there are public lavatories in the left and right wings of the building. However, inside was very different, a stylish, modern restaurant. Food service was friendly and proficient. The food itself was well-prepared and tasteful. Even though the place was busy, with not... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch on 11 March. Simple but tasty, well cooked & good value lunch. Fish and chips particularly good. Great service. Highly recommend.

Thank David J
Barry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to a Welsh Wine Review with accompanying food dishes all was well presented and served. Good food good service.

Thank Alun P
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I were staying nearby and had dinner here last week. The restaurant was stylish and immaculate and we struggled to choose food because all the menu looked delicious. I can honestly say I've not had food like this is a long time. I had the scallops to start and they were out of this world. My boyfriend... More 

Thank Rosie M
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Figtree for breakfast on Saturday and it was a wonderful experience, great ingredients, beautifully cooked. The staff were friendly and accommodating, more than happy to swop out standard items to suit. It was the launch weekend of their breakfast menu and we will be back for sure!

Thank bbcf03

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
British, Welsh, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Esplanade, Penarth CF64 3AU, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Penarth
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2070 2512
Award Winning Independent Restaurant, Owner Managed, Affordable Fresh Food. Everything prepared and cooked on site. Local free Range & Organic Meat, Fresh Sustainable Wild Fish, Local Seasonal vegetables. Great Views, Relaxed Atmosphere, Friendly Staff. All in this wonderful Victorian former beach shelter & life boat station.We welcome those with special dietary requirementsGold winner of Wales True Taste Best Restaurant in Wales 2012/13We look forward to seeing you at The Fig Tree. Mike & Sandie

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?