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The Fig Tree

The Esplanade, Penarth CF64 3AU, Wales
+44 29 2070 2512
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (67 reviews)
“mussels” (41 reviews)
“welsh rarebit” (12 reviews)
Steakhouse, European, British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
The Esplanade, Penarth CF64 3AU, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Poor service and wasn’t that busy, Finished our arrival drinks and still we weren’t seen to. Had to get the waitresses attention every time we wanted something. Good food.

Thank Japhia G
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely location and good friendly service but the food was quite bland and average,The calamari was quite nice but served in small quantities and the burger looked nice but was quite bland and tasteless.

Thank chriscjl2003
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Attractive place on seafront with road dividing restaurant and promenade. Great views from both outside (where we sat), and I imagine - inside. Request table on veranda if you reckon weather will be good! Very accommodating with my daughter's vegetarian request. Good service with a...More

Thank TravellerOxford
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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
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.
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$32
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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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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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