We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Pretty good”
Review of Bay Leaf

Bay Leaf
Ranked #371 of 1,225 Restaurants in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Cardiff
Level Contributor
56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Pretty good”
Reviewed 14 August 2013

We decided on the spur of the moment to take the elder daughter out for an Indian as the small person was out for a sleepover.

We were a walk in and they found us a table without any difficulty. I personally felt a little cramped as I think they crammed more tables in to the restaurant then it can really support. We had to move our chairs in so that the people at the tables behind us could get in and out, and as they had children with an obsession with using the toilets, we were up and down several times, in the middle of our meal.

We ordered poppadoms with chutney for a starter while we decided on our main course. After about five minutes, the maitre d arrived and announced that he would take our order - notwithstanding we weren't quite ready to do so!

I chose one of my favourites, a Lamb Pasanda - I'm not very adventurous when it comes to Indian food. Elder daughter, who thinks she can eat spicy food, chose Bangal Murgi Pathila with chicken which they cooked medium as opposed to hot, and husband had the same with lamb cooked hot. All the dishes were tasty and served in their own individual pots, on a neat little burner in the centroid the table. The rice accompaniments were elegantly served in their own individual dishes. Husband had a Cobra beer, I had cider and daughter had orange juice and a lemonade when the spice in her dinner hit her in the throat!

The bill came to £56, which wasn't too expensive in the grand scheme of things.

  • Visited August 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank AngelPawsCardiff
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

94 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    29
    36
    17
    6
    6
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
171 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Never Dissapoints”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

Have eaten here and had a takeaway on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed.

The food is alway fab, service always with a smile, fast and efficient. I have been with friends, family and my partner and everyone agrees that they sure know how to make a great curry in this place!
It is priced in line with other restaurants/takeaways in Cardiff but the quality is top notch which is why we keep on returning time and time again.

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Eleri D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great curry”
Reviewed 5 July 2013

This restaurant is the best Indian restaurant that I have ever eaten in, very varied menu and should you not fancy anything they will cook to your request. Fantastic service, welcoming staff, great food.

  • Visited June 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Sharoi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Truro, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised.”
Reviewed 27 June 2013

Very good food, nice atmosphere, excellent service & very good value for money, didn't expect to find such a place in a small village.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
Thank sue c
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
121 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Friendly speedy service with authentic spicy foods”
Reviewed 23 June 2013

Have become a bit of a regular since finding the Bay Leaf. Always been greeted with a smile and seen to efficiently. I have always gone for the hotter curries which I have never been disappointed! Servers go out of their way to ensure you enjoy your visit!

Recommend the hooter curries!

  • Visited June 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Rue14
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Bay Leaf also viewed

Cardiff, Southern Wales
Cardiff, Southern Wales
 
Cardiff, Southern Wales
Cardiff, Southern Wales
 
Cardiff, Southern Wales
 

Been to Bay Leaf? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing