We are open for lunch from 12.00, last orders at 14.15. Dinner we are open from 19.00, last orders at 21.15.
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Families and Children Welcome
About Restaurant James Sommerin
We are open 6 days a week for lunch and dinner. We are closed on a Monday, we also close on Boxing Day and New Years Day.
Please be aware we do no have allocaed parking, however, there is plenty of parking up and down the Esplanade and a car park at the top of the hill which is a 5 minute walk.
Lovely environment, spotlessly clean bedroom with great views. Good service, not intrusive but attentive. Dinner nice but not remarkable, crab lovely but flavours in monkfish too merged & difficult to identify (though my husband had the pea signature dish & lamb & said they were great!), Very disappointed by breakfast though - the ingredients were poor (eg horrible soft spongy supermarket style sausages, dry croissants & bread) & presentation totally lacking care or imagination. No interest from staff when I said that it was poor.....shame
Lovely location and great food - would certainly recommend and come again. You might want to sort your head waiter out. He was a bit odd and came across as a bit of a pratt. He was professional at times but tried to be funny on others and failed miserably. Over confidence is a dangerous thing.
A lovely relaxed atmosphere ,wonderful service and the most amazing tasting food will definitely be back for the taster menu
Service first class rooms spotless definately return owner James explained all the menu amazing
superb experience dining on the chef's table. well looked after by friendly and attentive staff all 14 courses and wine pairing enjoyed looking forward to returning again
Wonderful first time experience- can’t wait to go back for the taster menu . Staff were exceptional, especially Beth who kept responding to my never ending questions and she was so welcoming.
The taste and quality of the food was excellent. The taster menu was very filling and we were unable to take the cheeseboard offer due to being fully satiated. I would have liked a larger sample of wine with each course.The price was top end and the sommelier was not very helpful.
Would definitely go back
We had the 9 course tasting menu and the food was amazing. Waiting staff were attentive but not intrusive. Will definitely be coming again.
Fantastic food and presentation will definitely return!
We were staying in Cardiff Bay and booked this restaurant as we both enjoy fine dining. We were firstly so impressed with location and the beautiful views. From the moment we arrived the service we received was friendly, attentive and personal. The fact we could see the chefs hard at work added to the lovely atmosphere. The food was absolutely amazing, so creative and exciting, blending seasonal and local ingredients to create such interesting flavours and textures. My starter of sweet fresh crab with tangy apple was sublime, light and fresh, my perfect start to the meal. We couldn’t wait for each course to arrive and nothing failed to impress us. We looked on with envy as other diners who were having the tasting menu were offered so many courses. Next time we return to Cardiff we will definitely be back to try the tasting menu. Thank you so much to everyone at James Sommerin for a truly wonderful and memorable evening.
Excellent food, wine, service and atmosphere! Can’t wait to come back. Totally worth the 200 mile drive
A great eating experience in Sumptuous surroundings
Wonderful evening, and an experience my mother will never forget. Each course was beautiful, and surprisingly filling by the end of the night. I can't afford to make this a regular thing, but to see the pleasure my mother and father have in telling others of their experience, it was worth every penny.
Faultless. Amazing food and drink.
Amazing food and wines and the service is attentive but not over bearing. The view is not bad either!
Fantastic meal and evening really was special, food was outstanding and the service was on point, great to have the tasting menu and let the chefs do the rest not one bad course
Excellent food, service was impeccable, ambience on point. Made to feel special by the team.
Wonderful! Enjoyed all the flavours & presentation of our 6 course dining experience! Will definitely be back! We were charged for cheese which unfortunately we had to cancel due to taxi arriving but would love to try on our next visit! Thank you all
Fantastic restaurant very friendly
Met our expectations and more.
Wonderful culinary experience .Would go back again in a heartbeat .
Excellent friendly staff ,nothing was too much trouble , I would strongly recommend a visit to this restaurant.
What a fabulous restaurant. Top marks across the board. Staying overnight gave our visit an even greater Wow Factor.
Went for our one year anniversary, and cannot be more pleased. I have never been happier to part with money. Keep it up!