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“Great food in a relaxed environment”

Restaurant James Sommerin
Ranked #2 of 78 Restaurants in Penarth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$36 - US$118
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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"
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 make you feel welcome. We will come back soon!

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Thank w00dcr0ft
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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 the main course was a suburb piece of beef which was delicious and tender. We had an additional three item "pre-starter" and also went for a cheese board so we ended up with effectively 8 courses. On the cheece boards we had 6 different cheeses each so were able to sample all 12, each being an example of different cheese types and flavours. The service was just right with the staff being friendly, attentive and explaining each dish and wine with both James Sommerin and his daughter serving a course each. The room overnight is of a very high standard and after a great nights sleep we woke to the sun glistening off the sea at Penarth. Its AA restaurant of the year in Wales so I can only add my recommendation to all those who like fine dinning at an easy going pace to give the James Sommerin restaurant a try and after all that excellent wine pop upstairs for a deep nights sleep.

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Thank Eddie M
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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 we could not have been treated better . Greeted with a lovely glass of champagne we then spent the best part of four and a half hours hours watching this dedicated team of staff prepare some fantastic food.Each course was delivered by the chef who had prepared it and despite being really busy , each found time to chat and answer our questions, including James and his lovely daughter. The courses are too many to mention each but amongst my favourites was a pea ravioli which James had great success with on the Great British menu , a plum desert which was fantastic , a gorgeous souffle , really excellent seabass and lamb dishes and a vegetarian lasagna . We stayed the night in a really nice room above the restaurant with a view over the sea. All the staff were wonderful in every way . They deserve all the accolades they so rightly have achieved

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Thank Melanie D
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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 the food was super, the downside was the waiter stretched over me to retrieve my side plate, he could of walked to my other side, plus we had to ask for more drinks, the waiter didn't ask if we enjoyed everything , we had said the food was lovely. The carpet in the dining area was badly stained and looking scruffy , which you don't expect in a restaurant of that calibrate.when I booked I was asked if it was for an occasion , so I explained it was for our wedding anniversary and not once did anyone say , congratulations or we hope you are having a lovely day , so what is the point of asking the question on booking
Overall great food poor service and having eaten in The Crown when James was there , felt overall disappointed.

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Thank sandra l
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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 also had an extra cheese course which had an amazing selection of cheeses , and a few bottles of the New Zealand Marlborough region wine , a fabulous restaurant , we will definitely be back

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Thank karen l
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