This place looks the part when you walk in. I had booked for a birthday celebration on the back of an article recommendation in one of the Cardiff magazines.
The styling is very impressive. However I thought it was meant to be more of a restaurant than a pub with a pub menu.
Upon ordering the steak, I noted it should have been with 3 times cooked chips, vine tomatoes and field mushrooms- sounds good, right??
Wrong- when it appeared, it looked like something out of a greasy spoon cafe. There were no vine tomatoes or field mushrooms, just a big old tasteless part cooked tomato with the steak and a few chips.
Upon questioning the staff, I was offered two excuses, 1- there was a wedding upstairs so all the ingredients had been used for that food and 2- they were a chef down?!
Simple- don't attempt to serve food that will wreck your reputation and credibility.
Do not bother booking here, I might give it a passing glance if I simply wanted say a lunch to stop me feeling hungry and I wasn't that bothered about taste or presentation. Certainly don't plan to have a celebratory meal here- you will be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jolyon's at No.10, the Sister hotel of Jolyon's Boutique Hotel in Cardiff Bay is newly open right in the heart of Cardiff. Whether you’re visiting for a week or a couple of hours, for work or for pleasure, our 21 individually designed lavish rooms, personal service and tastefully created menus are sure to impress.Our furnishings are bespoke, handmade and lovingly restored to create a warm, comfortable and relaxing place to stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jolyon's At No. 10 Cardiff, Wales