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Restaurant James Sommerin

Restaurant James Sommerin, The Esplanade, Penarth, United Kingdom, CF64 3AU
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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.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Families and Children Welcome
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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.

Cuisine: Michelin Star
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 12 December 2018

My visitors were absolutely delighted by the venue, food, wine, service etc. Their second visit and would like to come again next time they are in the UK. Thank you James and team...

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 December 2018

We ordered from the a la carte menu. The food was absolutely outstanding. Staff were attentive without being over-bearing. Excellent all round! Wonderful evening! Will definitely be going back!!

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Food and service first class, only misgiving difficulty getting in touch once booking was made. Leighton & Gwyneth.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Memorable meal to celebrate my wife's birthday. Personal attention from James S and his wife throughout. Amazed that there were only two chefs in the kitchen preparing fantastic food for about 20 diners with very little waiting time. Perfect and probably the best meal we have ever had.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Lovely weekend away out of season. Easy access into Cardiff with plenty to do without the anonymity of a generic city centre hotel.

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Visited On Friday, 30 November 2018

Absolutely loved our first visit. Staff were so warm and welcoming. Food was superb. The service first class. I can't wait for an excuse to come back.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Good as anything I have had at the Ivy in London, or Roux at Parliament Square. Great host, Great food, Great atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed. Well played Mr Sommerin

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Food was really special. Will definitely go back.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Great lunch and perfect treat for my staff

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 December 2018

What a wonderful experience! The restaurant, overlooking the sea, is beautifully furnished and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. We chose the 6 course taster menu - each course was a revelation and beautifully presented. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

The waiter said he would email a list of what we ate and, most importantly, drank. Please could someone be so kind as to send this? Thanks.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 December 2018

Precision cooking , interesting combination of flavours and textures. Had the six course taster menu which excellent and good value.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 December 2018

Lovely evening with attentive staff and beautiful food.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 December 2018

Food was delicious and staff attentive and friendly. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and I would definitely visit again!

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 December 2018

Excellent restaurant with lovely food an superb staff. Very enjoyable for a special evening out.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 December 2018

Cannot fault our experience, the food, service and ambiance were excellent. We will return.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 December 2018

Amazing experience all round exceeding all expectations and I'm planning a return visit very soon thank you so much guys you are doing an amazing job

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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

We cannot fault the food, the taster menu was a delight, our only disappointment is that we had informed 3 separate members of the team that it was our wedding anniversary, a special one, a card had been hand delivered and placed on our table, a family member turned up with a card and and gift, still we were not acknowledged, no mention at all, only on leaving after we had been given a bill in full, which was incorrect as I had paid 95% in advance!! was it commented that "It had not been noted it was your anniversary", it took the edge off our special day. Shame. You expect a special occasion to be at least acknowledged from a venue of this caliber.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

I thought the food was fantastic and the flexibility for my dislikes was very good. My only slight reservation was being asked if we wanted cheese without being told that this was not part of the tasting menu and was charged extra. This was not made clear and as there was no menu to see what was included was a little bit of a surprise.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

Lush :)

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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

Really enjoyed our dinner at Sommerin over the weekend. Our family has some complex dietary requirements and these were all catered for. Great food, great service

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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

A delightful lunch with good friends and avgreat experience. Thank you

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Visited On Friday, 30 November 2018

Food was lovely although one guest had dietary requirements due to being pregnant so couldn't eat the game nor the rare meat served. She was informed the beef had been cooked a bit more, but not cooked all the way through so she couldn't eat it. This information was told on booking but obviously not retained as staff had to be told again on arrival. Water was ordered for the table and tap water not offered as an option which other tables did have. Price for taster courses had increased recently and no information of this was sent out in email prior to attending which would have been considerate. A few extra perks during the meal made it good value for money such as a taster at the beginning and an extra little dessert at the end. The quality of food was lovely. Wouldn't necessarily go here again but would tell anyone to try it once.

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Visited On Friday, 30 November 2018

Superb food & fantastic service

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 November 2018

I visited with my mother for her 90th birthday celebration, having been recommended by friends. We ate at the restaurant and stayed overnight and the whole experience was memorable from start to finish. The home made Welsh cakes on arrival were an excellent start. The food was every bit as good as expected and the staff provided a homely, welcoming feel, while having a completely in depth knowledge of the menu ingredients. My mother really appreciated the extra helping of sticky toffee pudding and mini cones of rum & raisin ice cream for recognition of her landmark birthday, which made her feel special. The rooms were very comfortable & the staff were always helpful. Breakfast was also great & we left knowing that a special event had indeed been made memorable. Thanks to you all!

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