RestaurantsCardiffCardiffCF11

survey result

Summary

£49
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Superb Keralan food from chef Anand George” – formerly of Mint and Mustard – is to be found “in a surprisingly upmarket setting for a grotty Cardiff suburb”. The cooking is “refined and elegant, with delicate sauces”, and constitutes “a real gastronomic experience”“without doubt some of the best food in town”.

Summary

£49
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Superb Keralan food from chef Anand George” – formerly of Mint and Mustard – is to be found “in a surprisingly upmarket setting for a grotty Cardiff suburb”. The cooking is “refined and elegant, with delicate sauces”, and constitutes “a real gastronomic experience”“without doubt some of the best food in town”.

Summary

£41
    £
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Ignore the drab setting next to a Cowbridge Road East butcher’s shop, and take refuge in this vibrant dining room, where chef and author Anand George delivers “brilliant Keralan cooking” with nouvelle Indian flourishes; early-bird thalis are a new innovation.

Summary

£48
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

It’s “not in a great location” (atop a shop on Cowbridge Road East – even fans “wish it was a nicer looking place”), but this haute-yet-trad curry house has a “strong sense of place and origin” and its “well executed, beautifully presented” fare is a “must in Cardiff”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
No dress code
70

Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 54.95 Always available 7

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.95 £17.95 £5.50 £0.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
185a, Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, CF11 9AJ
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday5 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday5 pm‑11 pm
Thursday5 pm‑11 pm
Friday5 pm‑11 pm
Saturday5 pm‑11 pm
Sunday1 pm‑9 pm

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