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Pembrokeshire native Tom Simmons has added another string to his bow; as well as his restaurant at London's One Tower Bridge, he and his partner Lois have opened this site in Cardiff, serving British and French cuisine "with a Welsh twist".

survey result

Summary

£85
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Excellent in all aspects!” – so say fans of Tom Simmons’s ambitious Pontcanna HQ, who moved back from three years running his eponymous restaurant in London to open here in early 2020. In addition to the à la carte selection – he provides a seven-course tasting menu for £75 per person. His cuisine is traditionally grounded (e.g. chicken liver parfait with sourdough, braised pork cheek, turbot with caviar) rather than striving for flash foodie fireworks.

Summary

£66
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Pembrokeshire-born chef Tom Simmons’s debut Welsh restaurant offers an “ambitious and very successful menu of fresh local produce, expertly and accurately cooked in interesting ways”. His London restaurant near Tower Bridge did not reopen after the pandemic.

Summary

£66
  £££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Pembrokeshire native Tom Simmons has added another string to his bow; as well as his restaurant at London's One Tower Bridge (closed as we went to press), he and his partner Lois have opened this airy, big-windowed site in the swish suburb of Pontcanna, decked out in Neo-Georgian style. It serves British and French cuisine ‘with a Welsh twist’ and early reports say results are “outstanding” (a view echoed by Giles Coren in The Times).

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3-5 Pontcanna Street, Cardiff, CF11 9HQ

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Thomas by Tom Simmons Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Thomas by Tom Simmons Restaurant in CF11, Cardiff by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Thomas by Tom Simmons restaurant.
Sheron B
The quality of food is superb here. The me...
Reviewed 2 months, 22 days ago

"The quality of food is superb here. The menu choice is well thought through with staff taking great care with dietary requirements. Superb bread! We started with the mushroom parfait accompanied by a slice of sour dough and the velouté. The brill was wonderful, as were the fish and chips which were accompanied with creamed spinach. Our chosen desserts were the peanut butter parfait and the chocolate crèmeux……accompanied with a glass of the sparkling rosé. We don’t get here very often…but when we do it’s the best treat ever! Lovely, and very professional staff. Highly recommended."

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 75.00 Always available 7

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£13.50 £27.80 £6.00 £10.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £32.00
Filter Coffee £2.60
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
3-5 Pontcanna Street, Cardiff, CF11 9HQ
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday5 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑1 am
Saturday12 pm‑1 am
SundayCLOSED

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