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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

4 Rosette restaurant
Breakfast Award
Accessible rooms

Restaurant James Sommerin stands proudly by the pier in Penarth with unrivalled views across the bay and is just a short distance from the centre of Cardiff. The cuisine is outstanding and exciting, with three different tasting menus offered in addition to the à la carte – all showcase the passion for food from this innovative chef and his team. It’s a great idea to stay in one of individually styled, elegant bedrooms after taking 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, James and Louise’s oldest daughter can be seen assisting in the kitchen too.

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  • Rooms: 9

Room rates

  • Child discounts available
  • Short breaks available
  • Credit cards accepted

Opening times

  • Closed: 25–26 December, 1 January
  • Restricted opening: Monday, closed


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


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


  • Accessible bedrooms: 1


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


  • Maximum number of delegates: 60

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