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AA Wine Award (Wales) 2018-19
AA Notable Wine List 2018-19
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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Contemporary cooking in a Gothic-revival architectural masterpiece

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

Housed in a Gothic architectural extravagance, the panelled restaurant overlooks the gardens of the National Museum of Wales. Kick off with a starter of lobster and crab ravioli with spiced chilli ketchup and lemongrass-scented tea. Next up, Cornish turbot is sent out in the bracing company of Hafod cheddar leeks, buttered spinach, morel mushroom cream and smoked bacon gnocchi, while caramelised Kelmscott pork might appear with brown shrimp, Bramley apples and summer cabbage. A chocolate platter involving a rich pavé and 'pulled' chocolate with a peppermint macaroon and spearmint sorbet rounds off a polished act.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 26–28 December, 1–4 January
  • Days closed: Sunday to Monday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 10


  • Chef(s): Andrew Frost

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern French
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 100
  • Wines over £30: 2000
  • Wines by the glass: 75

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Steps for wheelchair: 10
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 50
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 40
  • Off-site parking available: NCP 50 metres

Getting here

Opposite Cardiff Museum.

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Cardiff Queen Street
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