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Restaurant Minuet

42 Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BW, Wales
+44 29 2034 1794
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (46 reviews)
“garlic bread” (27 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 16:15All hours
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
42 Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BW, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We absolutely LOVE it here. The best spaghetti bolognese I have ever eaten and staff are always so lovely and willing to help! Thank you!

Thank MrsSM123456
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Used to go there in my teens and now go there in my middle age with my kids who are in their teens! I know that many others have done the same and keep coming back. The cafe has stayed in the family of the...More

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We were in the centre on international rugby day so thought we'd struggle to get somewhere to eat. When I saw the restaurant I remembered I frequented this place regularly over the years. We were not disappointed. In spite of the fact that everywhere in...More

Thank Bridget F
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We chose this place after reading favourable reviews on here. We visited shortly after arriving in Cardiff and needed a late lunch, and it was round the corner from our hotel. It was tasty and good value. Staff were welcoming too. We would visit again.

Thank catsmother19
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I had heard great things about this place so one lunchtime last month I decided to give it a go. I was not disappointed. I ordered a large pizza and chips to take away and nothing was too much trouble. The pizza was full of...More

Thank gavin f
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Estuvimos comiendo ayer y nuestra experiencia fue inmejorable, pedimos un entrante de Hallumi y dos platos de pasta, uno eran espaguetis Lucillo y el otro macarrones con crema blanca y espinacas. Estaba exquisito y el trato de la camarera y cocinera fue excelente. Muy muy...More

Thank Desiree O
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Whats to say food yummy , staff a joy , another lovely day at our favourite place to eat in town, you have to believe me i have been eating their for over 30 years its super. Thank you to all the staff for keeping...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Great italian no-nonsense food cooked to perfection, nice atmosphere and the owner is wonderfully warm and welcoming. If we lived closer we would be regular! Thank you for a wonderful time and great meals!

Thank Buckwheat_Kiel
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Affordable, friendly service, wonderful location, outstanding cuisine. Sometimes you will need to wait for a table, which only serves to highlight the calibre of the restaurant; one of Cardiff's best loved local venues.

Thank AliceWiersmaJ0nes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderfully tasty food at very reasonably priced. Homemade filled breads and garlic bread were very nice. It's small and quirky, in a good way.

Thank jjeenn
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi reviewers Are they open for dinner? Regards Christopher
10 January 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Yazzy5678 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so sorry. I believe they close around 6pm.
Nadine L
Hi Martina we do chicken & rice dishes. Regards Nadine
15 August 2016|
Response from Nadine L | Property representative |
Hi Martina we do chicken & rice dishes. Regards Nadine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:15
11:30 - 16:15
11:30 - 16:15
11:30 - 16:15
11:30 - 16:15
11:30 - 16:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BW, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2034 1794
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Restaurant Minuet was established in 1986, we are a small family run business serving genuinely home cooked Italian food with a difference. It started with a simple menu but over the years it has developed into what it is today. Our aim is not to serve pretentious, overpriced food with a drizzle of sauce, but serve good tasty wholesome dishes with the majority of which are our own recipes at honest prices. Our customers will enjoy their meal in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere to the soothing sound of specially selected pieces of classical music, that has inspired so many of our dishes. We are not licensed to serve wine and spirits, but you are welcome to bring your own. Corkage is free. Please note that during busy times there will be other customers waiting for a table, as we don't charge for alcohol time will be restricted. Please respect other diners waiting for a table.
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