Bar 44 Penarth

Bar 44 Penarth

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 18:00
Wed
16:30 - 23:30
Thu
12:00 - 23:30
Fri
12:00 - 23:30
Sat
12:00 - 23:30
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
£3.00 – £30.00
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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About
Tapas Y Copas - That's what we are all about! Gutsy Spanish produce and flavours cooked to order in our open kitchen and complemented by our 100% Spanish Wine, Sherry & Cava selection. Our extensive Cocktail List also has a distinct Spanish flavour to it. Coupled with professional, yet relaxed service, our aim at Bar 44 is simple - to bring a taste of Spain to the heart of Penarth
PRICE RANGE
£3.00 – £30.00
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles578 reviews
Excellent
316
Very good
158
Average
54
Poor
37
Terrible
13
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

111sospanfach
Cardiff24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
The food was good with an interesting variety on offer, if a little pricey. Options for gluten free. Knowledgeable staff, who took the trouble to explain ingredients, and to communicate with the chef any food intolerances. Makes being gf not so bad! Diolch Bar 44, we will return.
Written 15 March 2020
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valann19
North Crawley83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Great evening out. We were a party of 4 on a busy Saturday evening, Nice friendly staff , super selection of Tapas which we thoroughly enjoyed along with great wine, Sherry and desserts. Good ambiance, friendly but casual, everything we required for a nice evening out, Not local but look forward to coming again.
Written 19 January 2020
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Thewelshies
Penarth15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
We were delighted to be able to booked in for the first day of Bar44 Penarth's reopening and were thrilled to be the first to use the newly refurbished "garden room". A lovely spacious, light airy area. As ever the food was excellent and the service first class. We also felt very safe as socially distancing and the safety of everyone had obviously been taking extremely seriously. The meal was available though a QR code and this was very easy to use. Thank you all your hard work its very appreciated.
Written 26 August 2020
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Paula S
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 couples
I am Spanish and my partner never had tapas so I suggested Bar 44 as we were visiting Penarth... Disappointing is un understatement! Food was cold, presentation was awful..ordered boquerones( fried fishes) and we were served 2 canned sardines cut longways put on a plate full of oil ..I was shocked ,sent it back to the kitchen and staff was so rude didn't even say goodbye when we left .We will not return,as food is overpriced and disappointing.
Written 24 November 2020
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Ro92to
Cardiff21 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
This was my first time visiting Bar 44 Penarth, usually i visit my local Bar 44 in cowbridge or Bar 44 Westgate St before nights out. It was only the second night it was reopen which means there are going to be some teething issues but it felt like a lot of problems and the biggest seemed to be the general attitude. There were around 5 times on the new menu that were unavailable at the time of our visit, this list grew as the evening went on and we went to order more, it wasn’t only food items either, some wine I tried to order was also unavailable. Some of these items were olives, the duck burger, the aubergine dish, chorizo, we were also told they were out of sourdough bread, then we were told by another server that they no longer had this on the menu. The food was nice but it was not to the level that I usually experience in the other Bar 44’s I regularly visited before lockdown, which was very disappointing after all this time waiting for it to reopen. The worst part of the visit was the way the staff dealt with everything. To be told items were available when they no longer have them on the menu, to be told in passing about the growing list of unavailable items on the menu, the staff being unsure of the menu in general when questioned, especially the vegan menu. We ordered a number of items from the menu, a few rounds of drinks, then when looking to order more food we were put on hold whilst the server checked the kitchen was open, he told us it was but this would be the last order but that desserts would be fine to order later. We ordered some more food as to not go hungry with the kitchen closing, then when we wanted to order desserts afterwards we were told it wasn’t possible as the kitchen was closed and the staff were finished and gone. We then asked the waiter if we could order another bottle of wine as we had 30 minutes until the taxi would arrive, we were not the only ones left in the restaurant and we hadn’t paid yet, to be told that the bar was closed and we could not have any more drinks at all except water. The wait staff as a whole made the entire evening a let down. It’s understandable that there may be some teething problems whilst getting back to the swing of it but it just appeared that the staffs attitude was uninterested and uncaring. It should be made clear to tables that the kitchen is closing at a certain time if they want any final orders, it should also be made clear that this includes any desserts. The same goes for the bar and drinks, if the bar is closing then the tables should be given a final offer to order more drinks before it does. I will return to Bar 44 as the food is usually exceptional and the service very good, I will put this down to a one off but if this becomes the new norm in these restaurants then I won’t be returning for long.
Written 23 August 2020
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NatalieCowbridge
Closed for five months, loss was made by the business every single one of those months. 100's of 1000's of pounds in lost sales. We have had to be really careful purchasing stock with our limited funds. Sadly we ran out of a few lines in the first couple of days while we were learning what the purchasing pattern was. The team were amazing. SO much to deal with, so many new regimes and processes. New opening hours, new menu, new drinks list, larger restaurant, new table layout and numbers, less chefs in the kitchen, less staff full stop as we have lost so many tables that we are not able to take previous revenue levels. We are so proud of our team and how they dealt with the first weekend. We have had 72 reviews on our booking system and only 2 were less than 4 star. We believe that our usual high standards are in place and in fact, we have worked tirelessly while closed to be even better than before. We are shocked and disappointed that we have not been given a chance to get into a routine before a review like this has been posted on a public forum like trip advisor. Over the last 18 years, we have rarely replied to a trip advisor review as we like to deal with things privately, but this time we felt the need. It is a real kick in the teeth for the team who have come into work today after their two days off to read this.
Written 26 August 2020
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Travellingdoc
London11407 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 couples
Been to bar 44 many times, disappointed with the food quality and standards on this visit. Busy on a Wednesday evening- great to see that business is booking. Ordered 5 tapas and 1 desert and only one dish was good-Very disappointing. Padrons- underdone and £5 for 10 padrons: not worth the money. Jakon croquettes tasted of cured pork rather than subtle taste, also could be crisper on outside. Battered hake was excellent and has always been. Squid was very fishy and for £7.50 get 4 little squids I.e 4 mouth fills. Patatatas brava was ok. Desert of orange and almond cake would have been good if it wasn’t over drenched in honey which made the dish too sweat. Service was good. Disappointed by the food quality and poor value for money.
Written 9 June 2021
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Paul e
Penarth268 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 family
I can't believe how extremely poor this place has become from when it first opened many years ago to now. I used to be a regular at this establishment when it first opened , the Beer and Staff were great and the food was exceptional . But gradually over the years they have squeezed more money out of the customer, beer and food prices shot up and food portions got smaller. We stopped going here a few years ago, not that I can't afford to go here , but out of principle,and there are now better places to eat and drink in Penarth,that may not be cheap but you don't feel ripped off, and who actually care about your custom. My daughter wanted her birthday meal in Bar 44 Penarth this month , so off we went. All I can say is that this place is awfully expensive and the food is a joke , you can pay between about £5 to £9 even up to £11 ( mostly around £7 ) for a tapas that is so tiny it's laughable, seriously bland in taste and unless you order a lot you will leave hungry . The salt cod was £9 ,tiny and bland , the tiny chorizo at £6.70 tasted like Frankfurter , the flat iron steak was tiny and at £8.50 was not even elevated in flavour to justify the price . I don't mind paying for quality but I don't want to be ripped off . Avoid this place, it cares only about making money and not the customer . And take note only of the 2 star reviews because they Truly reflex this establishment .
Written 26 September 2020
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Simon_Hiscocks
Barry378 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
Family of four adults - ate here a week or so ago a couple of days after they reopened, and whilst they were still doing the eat out to help out scheme. Staff were all well trained and applying relevant Covid precautions. Apart from looking at the menu via our mobile devices, and staff wearing visors, it was a relatively normal experience, and the staff Worked hard to make it so. The food was excellent - as it was the previous times we have been here, with a few new interesting menu choices. The duck burgers were selling sell, and were delicious. A couple of our tapas orders went astray and had to be chased up, but it’s supposed to be a leisurely experience, so we weren’t worried about that. My wife and daughter also had some great new cocktails, whilst my son and I stuck to beer. All in all a very pleasant meal out, made more so by the lovely food, friendly and helpful staff (not to mention the discount from the eat out scheme!) We like Bar 44 and will definitely visit here again.
Written 4 September 2020
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AlanMichaelWard
Cardiff2111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 couples
Our daughters bought us vouchers for Christmas which we used last night. Initially we were shown to a window bar seating area but after saying we needed a table our request was granted and we were allocated a table at the rear which was pleasant. COVID-19 procedures were satisfactory with hand sanitiser on arrival and all staff wearing visors - the tables were sufficiently far apart to be compliant too. My wife is GF and there was plenty of choice and we enjoyed all the dishes we selected. I finished off with the steak which I enjoyed. We’d definitely go again as the whole experience is worth repeating.
Written 23 September 2020
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Captain Glanton
Swansea9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 friends
Exceptionally lovely place. We've been here once before and their sister restaurant in Cardiff City centre. The atmosphere is fantastic (especially on the weekend) with professional service that's attentive but not overbearing. The food is genuinely outstanding. Crispy hake, padron peppers and the anchovies are personal favourites. Yes, it's not an all you can eat carvery but if you're savvy enough to order an extra portion of potatas bravas or some of the lovely bread with dipping oil then you won't come away hungry. I left feeling neither stuffed nor starved which is how it should be. Sorry to read that some people have had the odd bad evening here but that's not been our experience at all. Thanks Bar 44 Penarth and see you again!
Written 7 August 2021
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louiseholistic
Penarth1390 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 friends
The food here is consistently good, front of house service varies. I’d booked a table for two but when my friend and I arrived there was no one to greet us or show us to our table. Luckily, the friendly barman came to our rescue so that we weren’t left standing around like a pair of lemons (pardon the pun). We shared some patatas bravas, both had the crispy hake and then ordered padron peppers and an apple and pomegranate salad as sides. We then shared a heavenly crema Catalan, one of the most delicious puds I’ve ever tasted.
Written 16 February 2020
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Travellingdoc
London11407 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 friends
Had dinner on Saturday night. Sat quite close to the entrance which was cold as they left the Windowns open. Back ground noise was rather high. Nice dishes- ox cheek, hake and the almond and orange cake. Not so great dishes:Cuttle fish-3 tiny piece was over priced. The patatas bravas was very hard to the point you were worried about loosing a tooth, nice accompaniment gravy. Asparagus was in a ceviche like tiger milk sauce which did not work Service was ok. Background noise was an issue.
Written 29 May 2022
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Klaudia
Penarth2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 couples
We’ve visited Bar 44 Penarth for a drink. All the cocktails from their signature menu we have tried were exceptional! Can’t wait to visit and taste some of their food! All of the staff were very friendly and polite, service was very quick. The bartender who recommended us the Rhubarb&Custard Pornstar Martini (DELICIOUS) stood out in compare to others. Very pleased with our visit and looking forward for more to come!
Written 25 June 2021
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Brooke of Wales
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 couples
I’m notoriously fussy and a food snob, but, Absolutely love Bar 44 and we’re desperate to go back! The quality of produce is 1st class. All dishes are always perfectly executed and absolutely delicious. Mouth watering poached Chorizo and fresh fish dishes are effortlessly stunning. In Fact every dish we’ve sampled (and we’ve had them all) have been sublime. I love the vibe of the restaurant, the staff are faultless and the cocktails are devine - I highly recommend the Rhubarb and custard pornstars - oh wow!! Addictive though so be warned! We’re very much looking forward to booking as soon as possible.
Written 13 April 2021
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adrianhobson
Cardiff444 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
Spent a pleasant few hours sampling the tapas menu and a few beers. Plates were all very tasty. Tuna, prawns (2), beetroot and goats cheese, chorizo, croquettes with ham, patatas bravas, hake. All were excellent and portions were reasonable. Superb. Friendly and helpful service also helped. Kitchen shut at 3pm before reopening at 4.30 so maybe 2pm is last time to sit down for afternoon session.
Written 22 August 2020
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