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Restaurant James Sommerin

AA rating
Restaurant with Rooms

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Rated from 3 to 5, and meeting all the criteria of black stars, Gold Stars are awarded to the best in Britain and Ireland within their particular banding.

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Destination restaurant with rooms, sophisticated in style and cuisine

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At a glance

3 Rosette restaurant
Wheelchair accessible

Restaurant James Sommerin stands proudly by the Pier in Penarth with unrivalled views across the Bay, just a short distance from Cardiff centre. Cuisine is accomplished and exciting with three different tasting menus offered in addition to the à la carte, showcasing the passion for food from this innovative chef and his team. The latest addition is the accommodation, which offers comfortable, quality facilities for guests wanting to take full advantage of the interesting and extensive wine list. This is truly a family business; the friendly front of house team are under the watchful eye of Louise Sommerin and often their oldest daughter can be seen assisting in the kitchen.

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  • Rooms: 9

Room rates

  • Short breaks available
  • Credit cards accepted

Opening times

  • Open all year
  • Restricted opening: Mon, closed


  • Afternoon tea served
  • Dinner served
  • Last orders for evening meals: 9.30pm


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms
  • Other facilities: Bottled water
  • Lift available
  • Coach parties welcome


  • Accessible bedrooms: 1


  • Children welcome
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu


  • Maximum number of delegates: 60

Getting here

Nearest train station


Nearest motorway junction

M4 junct 33
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Room prices from £150**Minimum price of a standard double room *Minimum price of a standard double room
*Minimum price of a standard double room
*Minimum price of a standard double room
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