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“Elegant, classy and quite charming.”

Pettigrew Tea Rooms
Ranked #29 of 1,232 Restaurants in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$35
Cuisines: Welsh
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Pettigrew Tea Rooms are housed in the beautiful 19th Century West Lodge in the heart of Cardiff. This quintessentially British tea house is open seven days of the week serving, fresh lunches and delicious homemade cakes, all served alongside a wonderful selection of loose leaf teas. Join us for a light lunch or why not sample our full Afternoon Tea in peaceful surroundings, before a stroll through Cardiff's stunning Bute Park. A must for all visitors to the Capital City of Wales.
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Elegant, classy and quite charming.”
Reviewed 6 April 2012

I visited the Pettigrew Tea Room for the first time last night. I was invited by my boss, and wasn't sure what to expect. The staff were very welcoming and accommodating, offering us a tour of their wonderful building which we, of course accepted.

its situated in Bute park, a stones throw away from Cardiff castle.
The room is beautifully laid out and the decor is elegant, stylish and steeped in rich history, which the staff will happily and enthusiastically tell you about. Everywhere you look, there is something fascinating from the tiles which date back 125 years, or the grandfather clock on the wall that's been handed from generation to generation.

the atmosphere buzzes, but is never over bearing or detracts from the rooms intimacy.
I felt relaxed, comfortable and the staff were always on hand to top up the tea (in lovely fine china cups) without ever being intrusive.

I left feeling genuinely pleased and satisfied.

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PettigrewManager, Owner at Pettigrew Tea Rooms, responded to this review, 12 April 2012
Thank you for the review. As an independent small business this feedback is essential. See you next time. David & team
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“A new Cardiff hotspot. You must try it.”
Reviewed 5 April 2012

This brand new tea room in Cardiff (2 mins walk from Cardiff Castle, opposite Holiday Inn and at the entrance to Bute Park) is lovely.

Teas, coffees, cakes, sandwiches etc. Tried it all and all is good!

My office is two mins away so I hope they do a loyalty card!

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PettigrewManager, Owner at Pettigrew Tea Rooms, responded to this review, 12 April 2012
Thank you for the feedback, we have worked hard to open this new business and are delighted that you enjoyed your first trip. Come back soon, we hope to make the experience better in the coming months. David & team
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