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Restaurant James Sommerin

The Esplanade, Penarth CF64 3AU, Wales
+44 29 2070 6559
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good12%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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European, British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
The Esplanade, Penarth CF64 3AU, Wales
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an overnight stay coupled with dinner – a first visit as a birthday treat. My review on the room and breakfast can be found elsewhere on this site. Firstly the restaurant itself. Wonderfully positioned on the Esplanade in Penarth and with first class...More

3  Thank docvwLondon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked for four for kitchen table , having been to Petrus in London we had high expectations and had read some great reviews, the informal setting was fantastic and James produced our dishes effortlessly. The team worked their magic and the food was simply...More

Thank Angworgan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What can I say? We had not visited for a couple of years, and decided to try it again, even though it involves for us a 30 minute taxi ride each way. I am so pleased that we did, and we certainly will be going...More

Thank _tmp57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time eating here and was not disappointed. The staff were so lovely and very professional. It was very quiet last Saturday lunchtime with only another 2 tables occupied but we preferred this. We chose 3 courses from the al a carte menu and the...More

1  Thank AmyLJ
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I don't normally go for a taster menu much preferring to savour the tastes and textures personally selected from the a la carte,on this evening however there was no a la carte on offer.A nine course surprise taster menu selected by the kitchen to suit...More

2  Thank ihughes1968
Reviewed 14 October 2018

I booked a tasting menu lunch for my wife’s birthday. We were received in a somewhat non-commital way and this is probably my overarching ‘elevator pitch’ for the experience we had. If I were being harsh on myself, I’d point out I don’t have the...More

1  Thank Orangeeric
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Excellent meal, friendly knowledgeable staff, lovely atmosphere and setting. James himself served 2courses

1  Thank hmcgarrigle
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Myself and my partner enjoyed the 9 course tasting menu with matching wines. Soufflé was disappointing but the rest of the food was delightful. The rooms were modern and well decorated but in the peak of summer with no air conditioning, we spent most of...More

Thank worldofadventures
Reviewed 6 October 2018

I cannot praise our experience at James Sommerin’s enough. We elected for the 9 course surprise taster menu. We chose our own wine, since we had the matching wine at our last visit, but found that we didn’t like about a third of the wines...More

1  Thank BigFoodlover0
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Special anniversary so boat truly pushed! We went on Sunday evening and was quite busy and we enjoyed atmosphere, but were pretty much out for good time as family. We ordered six course tasting menu put together by chef. We actually ended up with nine...More

1  Thank RoyaleDeluxe
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5 August 2018|
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Response from Jason B | 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$115
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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 6559
  • E-mail
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"
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