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.
Wonderful food and stylish, well-maintained accomodation
Absolutely delightful evening. All courses were outstanding. The service was brilliant, with staff being attentive and showing enthusiasm for their work. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and were made to feel like valued customers despite being an almost full restaurant. The layout of the restaurant is perfect, a cosy atmosphere but spacious enough to not feel over crowded. Darren our main waiter had a good idea of what wines we liked and did not disappoint with the 2 wine suggestions he gave us. Christian took on board our preferences and provided an unforgettable cheeseboard. Georgia, Joe and James pulled out some show stopping courses, the main ones sticking out were the wood pigeon, lamb and blackberry souffle. Well done all, keep it up. Cannot wait for another visit.
A fantastic 9 course taster menu with exceptional paired wines, the cheese plate was picked with the Lancashire bomb, boom what a plate of excellent cheese and delicious crackers and all washed down with the finest of whiskey leaving a perfect smoked pallet to finish, we can’t wait to attend again. Thankyou to James and the team for an excellent night.
Amazing food and wines, great service, relaxed atmosphere, a truly wonderful evening. We will definitely return.
Wonderful dining experience every time. Staff are exceptional 😀👍
Fabulous meal , we’ve been several times and I think this was my favourite taster meal. Waitresses and Sommelier very welcoming and looked after us so well. I’m just very glad we got to do this last meal before shut down. Thank you and all of you take care !
Always excellent. Thank you and good luck in the future. We look forward to eating with you in the future. Good luck we will miss you in the meantime. Kevin Hewison Hereford
Excellent food and service. Exceptional establishment.
This is a dining experience at an exceptional level, in every area. James Sommerin’s unique dishes are served in a relaxed smart-casual atmosphere and importantly amid current concerns about COVID-19 the tables and seats are a sensible and safe distance apart. The restaurant has a dominant position on the Penarth Esplanade and the presence of the sea only enhances the culinary experience. A fine wine list can be sampled by opting for a taster menu including paired wines. Finally, the staff are knowledgeable and friendly, ensuring service is at the right speed, and always with a smile. Allow 2 hours to get through your meal, this is no place to be in a rush.
Such delicious amazing flavours from every course. Our second visit ; can't wait for the next visit .
A wonderful lunch, highly recommend the tasting menu. Although I would like to have been ‘challenged’ a little more, the dishes were excellent but quite safe.
Yet another enjoyable visit thank you for being descretly accommodating with my dietary requirement of no cream thank you once again☺
the 5th on the taster menu the caramelized apricot?? a very rich pudding but the accompanying wine was far too rich for me!! apart from that amazing and what magic with the Broccoli....superb steak main dish ..!.and the macedonian red was bang on .. ..the setting was possibly a little 70's no probs with that but a few less corners ?? 90 degree bends everywhere!! thank you for a taster menu of flavours that my pallet rarely experiences!!
A beautiful location on the sea front at Penarth. Service excellent, food out of this world, and the highlight was James served one of the courses and spent time having a chat. Excellent evening.
Great service, food and venue. If you gave the chance to go please do, can recommend the 9 course taste menu option.
My wife and I were given a voucher for lunch by our children for Christmas and having not heard of the restaurant, we live in Cheshire, it was a new adventure for us. What a superb meal we had with excellent service and friendly and knowledgeable waiting staff. Nothing was too much trouble and all nine courses were served with great explanations. The food was superb and the wine flight matches were all excellent. If the restaurant were closer to home we would certainly be visiting again.
Only negative was that I requested for my red meat to be served well done on the taster menu but my lamb came medium rare so I didn’t get to eat that.
Be useful to have the menu for the tasting menus
We always look forward to our visit to James Sommerin restaurant as every aspect of the gastronomic experience is of the highest quality.
Six course taster menu was interesting, exciting to the tastebuds and visually beautiful. A well deserved Michelin star. Thank you
Tasting menu was varied and delicious. Service excellent. No negatives at all. Will definitely go again.
As always, a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Food and service superb. Looking forward to our next visit.
A thoroughly enjoyable lunch.
Superb tasting meal although at over £200.00 a little expensive
Amazing meal, and a lovely setting. All the staff were very welcoming, knowledgeable and friendly. We will def be coming back!