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Restaurant James Sommerin

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Welcome to restaurant james sommerin with rooms james and louise would like to welcome you to their first restaurant, "restaurant james sommerin with rooms" situated on the esplanade in penarth. The restaurant has the luxury of having panoramic views over the severn estuary which sets the scene for a very relaxing dining experience. "we aim to create a dining experience our guests will not forget"
US$35 - US$116
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
European, British, Welsh
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our daughter gave us a Travelzoo voucher for the tasting menu lunch. We weren't really sure what to expect having heard various accounts from people who had and had not visited the restaurant. It is excellently located on Penarth seafront and the large picture windows...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bro_morgannwg
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here with my boyfriend and we were really disappointed. We were lucky to have only eaten a couple of weeks before at another Michelin star restaurant in London which was exceptional, therefore I feel perhaps we were extra critical as we were comparing...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank C4cmg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tasting menu (6 courses is quite enough - and at £75 pricey enough) is designed to achieve the highest standard. But even before course 1 there's a spectacular amuse bouche: crab crumpets. It's actually exciting to bite into a mini- crumpet and experience an...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank newscreename2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here for my husbands birthday. We both had the 9 course chef taster menu. Everything was delicious. I would say that visiting this restaurant is an event. Like a show for your tastebuds. It really is very special. The wine list is extensive...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Emilyaq
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here with my family we had the 6 course tasting menu everything from the moment we arrived was perfect thank you guys

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BwytaCaerdydd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Saturday night Had 9 course tasting menu as wanted to go for the full hit and I am greedy. Arrived 10 minutes early for table and sat for a drink nice to have freshly squeezed Orange juice with my wife campari. Tables...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a very disappointing evening tonight at the so called Michelin star restaurant James Summerin. The food on the night was good but the service was shocking. From the moment we arrived it went all wrong we waited 20 minutes just to get some...More

Date of visit: January 2019
4  Thank kayhM92RR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the 7 course tasting menu with wine flight and everything was wonderful and far exceeded our expectations. The food was unusual but superb and all the wines fully complemented the food. The wines were from countries and vineyards we had not experienced before....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank YRFC
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

Myself and husband visited this restaurant with a £89 tasting menu offer. We don’t live locally and had arranged a weekend break to combine this meal. I rang to book and informed them I was a pescatarian. The ambiance of the restaurant was lovely and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank addicted-to-travel60
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

Our first visit to Restaurant James Sommerin and it was amazing. The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. We chose the six course taster, every course was an incredible taste sensation. How can you get that much flavour? Stunning. We had pea ravioli (my...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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5 August 2018|
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Response from jasonb538 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay as the other posters have said there is no dress code but smart casual would be my recommendation
tony h
22 January 2018|
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Response from JSommerin | Property representative |
Hi, I'm afraid we no longer offer afternoon tea. Many thanks Restaurant James Sommerin
13 December 2017|
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Response from londonwelsh2137 | Reviewed this property |
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