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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 9 August 2018

Just fabulous. We had the six course taster menu and were blown away by the entire (4+ hours) experience. Understated yet perfect service coupled with exceptional food and a great location all added up to a memorable way to celebrate 20 years. I have been...More

Thank paking2018
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Went for the 6-course tasting menu lunch and well worth a drive to get there. Good food beautifully cooked and I love that each course is presented by the chef who produced it. It was our second visit and I'm sure we'll be going for...More

Thank Janice O
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Visited the restaurant on a Sunday, it was quite busy with just a few tables empty. The decor is perfect for a relaxed but high quality restaurant. The gentleman that greeted us was professional but welcoming. We decided on the 9 course taster menu. The...More

Thank Kirsten J
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely location, decor, staff & food but the service wasn’t quite good enough. We only got 8 of our 9 courses as they failed to serve us the first fish course. It was only after we had eaten our first (of 3) deserts did we...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a 9 course tasting menu. I’m lactose intolerant and never eaten out so well! They catered for my dietary needs brilliantly. The room was stunning, big, bright with large bathroom. Fabulous sea and pier view, freshly baked welsh cakes on arrival! Highly recommend. A...More

Thank Kate H
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Made a reservation here after reading mixed reviews for an anniversary, and the meal ended up being longer than we thought, and even better than we expected. The flavours are really fun and unexpected, probably liked the scallops dish the best.

Thank Machch
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We have been visiting this restaurant since it opened and we both agreed that this was our best meal yet. We had the six course tasting menu but also made some room for the delicious cheese board. Mr Sommerin was front of house and moved...More

Thank 8anniewb
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Fantastic service, lovely restaurant, outstanding food. A modern restaurant with a clear view into the open kitchen with a lovely unstuffy atmosphere. James Sommerin ran front of house, waiting tables and offering his expert advice in respect of food and wine choices. Modern celebrity Chefs...More

Thank Howard D
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Situated on the promenade of penarth with views of the sea. Modern interior , Mr Sommerin is seen greeting guest and taking orders from clients. Had the 6 course tasting- tomatoes was a average, pigeon, fish and lamb all excellent- slight fusion with Asian for...More

Thank nolanar
Reviewed 24 July 2018

I do not know where to start as I am going to run out of superlatives!! I had booked my fiancee and I in for a night's stay with the chef's table personalised tasting menu with wine pairing. Right from the beginning we were looked...More

Thank Jason B
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Kirsten J
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 |
It is optional. No pressure just leave what you think.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$118
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, View, Business meetings
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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