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The Maltsters

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42 Cardiff Road | Llandaff, Cardiff CF5 2DS, Wales
+44 29 2033 3096
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had taken a young lady friend there on Easter Sunday. We had a pleasant bowl of soup served on a weathered slab of wood with crusty bread and a side of butter, and an additional starter of a sausage roll with a side of chutney. No complaints. Quite pleasant. Pub packed to the gills with Easter weekend family diners.... More 

Thank palateknife
MatthewMcCormack71, General Manager at The Maltsters, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to review the Maltsters and it is always great to receive feedback. I am happy to confirm that all our Gammon steaks are grilled and I am puzzled as to what the issue was with the one steak ordered as all our steaks are treated the same. With regard to the setting... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here two or three times now. For a Sunday afternoon pint in the sun its brilliant. Cant fault the range of drinks and the Cherry Baby pint they do is gorgeous. But tried food for the first time earlier this week and was disappointed. Went in with a friend. I had the Cuban sandwich and he had the steak... More 

Thank WalkingCritic
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our local and we sometimes enjoy the food and sometimes don't. The last time we came the food was delicious-we both had the fish which was light and crispy. The chips were nice. Mid price for the type of food it is.

Thank Ilb09
MatthewMcCormack71, General Manager at The Maltsters, responded to this review

Dear Guest Many thanks for taking the time to review us here at the Maltsters. Glad to see that you enjoyed your fish and chips of which we are very proud of! Hope to see you back soon Yours sincerely Matt McCormack General Manager More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here several times and found food and service good. One criticism regarding barman - can't remember a more miserable individual who definitely needs to get out of service industry. Total opposite of manager who is friendly and pleasant. Not just me as he was same with everyone. Needs to be moved on !

Thank Thomas041152
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had a starter of chicken skewers ,ok and sausage on mustard mash and steak and mash no sauce for the steak you had to order that as an extra cost. We also had brekfast and that was lovely.

Thank Calno1
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4 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Came here for a birthday meal and a rare family reunion and first impression was good. Busy atmosphere and looked lovely. However after being shown to our table with no drinks menu we waited for a waitress to come over and ask us what drinks we would like, this never happened. Our preordered meals were brought over approx 20 minutes... More 

Thank Laura W
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Always a good atmosphere in this lovely gastro pub in Llandaff on the outskirts of Cardiff. The food is good and the service is always friendly and efficient. Reasonable prices too.

Thank sue j
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Brought friends here for a birthday celebration, we had a great time. Friday night was buzzing, lots of people dining, drinking and enjoying themselves. The food was excellent and good value. Pleasant and attentive staff and the pub/restaurant is spacious. Llandaff Village is pleasant too. An all round enjoyable experience.

Thank Bastille14
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is a lovely looking restaurant/bar in the middle of Llandaff. It does a range of good quality food. I do think the food is a little pricey for what you get, however it is a really lovely environment for a couple of drinks. It also allows dogs i at the top end of the pub away from diners

Thank Aonghas65
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoy visiting this pub and have previously been for Sunday lunch which was delicious, however when visiting for mid week lunch we found the main meal disappointing. We had chilli spiced whitebait to start, this was great. The main meal was fish cakes. The ratio of fish to mash was poor, we hardly had any fish in the fish... More 

Thank Katy J
MatthewMcCormack71, Manager at The Maltsters, responded to this review

Dear Katy J Thank you for taking the time to review the Maltsters, Llandaff. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed our Sunday lunches and look forward to seeing you return to the Maltsters soon. With regard to your specific comments regarding the fishcakes I would be happy to discuss this in person and please feel free to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Cardiff Road | Llandaff, Cardiff CF5 2DS, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2033 3096

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?