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Restaurant James Sommerin

The Esplanade, Penarth CF64 3AU, Wales
+44 29 2070 6559
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good12%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“amuse bouche” (66 reviews)
“pea ravioli” (14 reviews)
Closes in 28 min
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European, British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
The Esplanade, Penarth CF64 3AU, Wales
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11 - 20 of 801 reviews

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

My first time here and some great food, we had the 9 taster menu. The savoury selection was superb, the beetroot linguine will stay with me forever along with the 72 hour braised beef. The only thing that didn't do it for me was the...More

Thank ASM9633
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We went for Sunday lunch using the special offer for a taster menu and Oh Boy we were not disappointed. We knew James Sommerin's food from earlier visits and this time (again) the quality of the food was outstanding. The staff is very helpful and...More

Thank w00dcr0ft
Reviewed 2 October 2017

My wife and I had the 6 course taster with matching wine, overnight sea view room and breakfast for our 40th anniversary. I have to say its brilliant in all respects! The food was excellent, all courses were so tasty and varied. The meat in...More

Thank Eddie M
Reviewed 1 October 2017

A gift from our family- last night we experienced a 14 course taster menu at chef's table in the kitchen of this fabulous restaurant . I have eaten here before and loved it but this was just an amazing experience . From start to finish...More

Thank 195meldav
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We booked to have lunch for our anniversary , we sat to have a drink and look at the menu, we had the a la cartel menu.The table next to where we were sitting was messy with drink spills , we had an excellent lunch...More

Thank sandra l
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We were a table of 4 ladies, we were all really pleased with the six course surprise taster lunch, the food was delicious and the service was fab , we arrived at 12pm and didn't leave until 5 pm , such a relaxing ambiance, we...More

Thank karen l
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Stayed overnight at this gorgeous restaurant with rooms and sampled the surprise 6 course tasting menu with wines. One word to describe the experience-WOW! The food was to die for,such fantastic flavours and presentation.The chosen wines were superb and the sommelier was so knowledgeable and...More

1  Thank rooibos19
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This was a birthday treat for me, being a real foodie I was really excited. we got there at 11.30 and had coffee. I managed to get the best seat in the house to be able to see the demonstration. James is very passionate about...More

1  Thank Alison G
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The quality of the food was excellent, the amuse bouche and our menu choices were all delicious. The service was good, all in all a very enjoyable experience and well worth the cost. Will definitely return.

Thank Sian P
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We were offered the option to sit in the 'waiting' area before our meal but we thought that, since we had ordered the tasting menu and therefore didn't really need time to peruse the menu, we'd like to be seated straight away and that wasn't...More

1  Thank Abi G
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9 May 2017|
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Response from Anne M | Reviewed this property |
They are fairly small but after 6 courses we felt very satiated and only had a piece of toast in the evening as I felt full for ages.
25 October 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$36 - US$119
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
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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