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The Fig Tree

The Esplanade, Penarth CF64 3AU, Wales
+44 29 2070 2512
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (68 reviews)
“mussels” (41 reviews)
“welsh rarebit” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, European, British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
The Esplanade, Penarth CF64 3AU, Wales
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1 - 10 of 920 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Meal started very well. Staff were attentive and pleasant and the food was incredible. Then after completing our main course 40 minutes passed and our plates hadn't been cleared and no one asked if we wanted dessert so we paid and left. No tip obviously....More

Thank Karen594
Reviewed 3 days ago

When I saw the menu I was a little apprehensive about eating there due to a lack of choice, but the location is to die for, looking out to sea. We had the melon & cheese starters and mussels. The starter was very plain, bland,...More

Thank Neil833
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The food and service is ok. . Interesting review about blandness we sent back the bean stew for that reason. No issue about changing the dish so no complaints there. What makes it special is the location and view. A pleasant lunch was had.

Thank AjithEngland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fig Tree looked promising but the lunch was very poor.The mussel starter was bland with no hint of garlic,no strength in the liquor even after much salt sprinkling.The whitebait was ok but I think from the freezer.The lamb was very dry and I did...More

Thank aaronp11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked the Fig Tree after looking at trip adviser. The building is beautiful and position is just perfect in the esplanade overlooking the sea. The weather was perfect so we sat outside. Lovely menu and staff. Hey pull definitely return!!

Thank Vivvy1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food and great service, very cost effective, went Friday night for dinner Saturday and Sunday lunch . Great for vegetarians , great wine list . Cannot fault anything 🤗x

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for lunch yesterday enticed by the special lunch menu - 2 courses for £13 as advertised on their website. Was not offered this choice on the menu so asked waiter about it only to be told they don't offer that deal anymore and loads...More

Thank Natalie R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely lunch with great atmosphere. Would recommend. Manager was friendly and helpful. Fish & Chips was fresh and good quality.

2  Thank Elliston M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent restaurant for fresh seafood and steaks, in Penarth. The Fig Tree is a great place for a simple meal or for a special occasion. The location is fantastic, the service, the atmosphere and the staff are excellent, and the food is fabulous. Make...More

1  Thank Feeza J
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

This place is superbly located looking out towards the sea in beautiful Penarth. The terrace is lovely and provides stunning views. The service is good and the food is really good. The fish is fresh and well-prepared. The menu is simple but provides enough variety...More

1  Thank Tim G
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Geoff P
16 November 2016|
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Response from Mike C | Property representative |
lunch mains £10 - £20 Dinner Mains £11- £24
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HelenPryce
16 April 2016|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
The Fig Tree is fully wheelchair accessible via a ramp and disabled parking is nearby.
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podsfrompenarth
11 July 2015|
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Response from PatriceCardiff | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I was just a diner at the restaurant. Perhaps it may be worth giving them a ring.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$31
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
18:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:30
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
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Description
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. We Added to the Great Food, we have amazing Great Views, Great Art, a Great Wine List , Local Real Ales, Relaxed Atmosphere, Friendly Staff. All in this, in wonderful Victorian former beach shelter & life boat station We welcome Vegetarians and those special dietary requirements. We are now open for the best breakfast with views on Saturday's & Sunday's We look forward to seeing you at The Fig Tree. Mike, Sandie, Nathan, Elen, Billy, Tracey, Eleri and all of the team
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