LOOKING for somewhere to take your date this Valentine’s Day? Here are seven venues voted The Cardiffian’s most romantic restaurants this month.
James SommerinFor the Michelin Star. The only restaurant in Cardiff with a Michelin Star, James Sommerin is sure to impress. The restaurant was voted best in Wales 2017 by The Waitrose Good Food Guide whose editor, Elizabeth Carter, said: “Their menu offers a procession of simply spectacular dishes full of tantalising flavours.”
Cardiffian favourite: Welsh Lamb with broad beans, pink turnip and cumin.
Where? The Esplanade, Penarth http://www.jamessommerinrestaurant.co.uk
For the modern fine diner. This elegant restaurant on the Penarth Marina offers modern, fine dining in a romantic setting. Begin your night with a cocktail at the bar and end it by sharing a trio of chocolate desserts for two.
Cardiffian favourite: Monkfish wrapped in Parma ham.
Where? Penarth Marina http://pier64.co.uk/?page_id=66
The Pot Bistro
For the lady and the tramp. Woo your date with The Pot’s French inspired menu. Simple, classic and intimate. Why take them to Paris when you can take them to the Pot?
Cardiffian favourite: Poussin Two Ways, baked baby chicken breast and confit leg served on a smoked bacon and mixed bean cassoulet
Where? Whitchurch Road http://www.thepotcafe.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Valentines-2017.pdf
The Corner House
For couples who prioritise dessert. Melt their heart with a chocolate bomb, the dessert which will melt in front of their eyes to reveal a delicious surprise inside. The Corner House Valentines menu is £27 for three courses and includes a glass of prosecco.
Cardiffian favourite: Melting Golden Chocolate Bomb with caramel ice cream, chocolate popping candy and a creamy toffee sauce.
Where? Caroline Street, City centre. https://www.cornerhousecardiff.co.uk
Fish at 85
For those who have found their lobster. This Pontcanna restaurant is an elegant experience for seafood lovers. All fish is sourced locally and daily, finely flavoured and cooked to perfection.
Cardiffian favourite: The Catch Menu. The menu which lets you chat with the fishmonger to decide how you would like your fish to be cooked.
Where? Pontcanna Street, Pontcanna http://www.fishat85.co.uk
The Potted Pig
For those who like their meat with a G+T. Listed in 2016-17’s Good Food Guide, The Potted Pig is one of Cardiff’s favourites. Located opposite the city’s indoor market, the restaurant prides itself on local produce. It’s also passionate about gin.
Cardiffian favourite: Slow cooked pork belly with pomme puree, choucroute and greens.
Where? St Mary Street http://www.thepottedpig.com
El Puerto at The Custom House
For the fussy date. Allow your date to design their own meal by picking from a counter of fresh meat and fish. Choose exactly how you would like it cooked.
Cardiffian favourite: Slow cooked shoulder of Welsh lamb, on a chive mash garnished with shallots, bacon and a red wine jus.
Where? Penarth Marina http://www.theoldcustomhousepenarth.co.uk