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The Fig Tree

) #1 of 47 Restaurants in Penarth $$ - $$$ European, British,
The Esplanade, Penarth CF64 3AU, Wales
+44 29 2070 2512
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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European, British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Esplanade, Penarth CF64 3AU, Wales
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1 - 10 of 839 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Booked for a party of 15 (including 7 children under 9) and was a bit nervous as to how the evening would pan out. However the staff here were so welcoming and accommodating and nothing was too much trouble. The chef cooked sausage and mash...More

1  Thank amybristolBristol
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly and efficient staff serving excellent food at a reasonable price. Nice selection of bottled ales. Coffee was great, as was the view.

1  Thank Ed N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely location overlooking the promenade, and the food and service were both very good. Dessert was a bit disappointing, but given the quality of the other dishes I suspect (hope!) this was a one off.

1  Thank Jinlondon96
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

one of the best things about Penarth. this great restaurant made up for some mediocre accommodation up the road setting excellent service were excellent quality of the meals - great staff were very helpful thanks

1  Thank 5Aussie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I had Saturday lunch. Amazing location on the Esplanade with views over the Bristol Channel. Friendly and attentative staff. Good menu choices. We both chose the ribeye steak which was perfectly prepared and delicious. Couldn't fault the service, food, atmosphere or location....More

1  Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for my sons graduation meal, the food was excellent and there was plenty of choice, as there was 7 of us, we had booked ahead. The food arrived quickly, and was very tasty, the service was excellent, and the staff very friendly and helpful

2  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and perfect location (beautiful view of penarth). Owner is very friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Had lamb twice for main and it is amazing!

1  Thank rachelv1987
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited 'The Fig Tree' several times now and have always enjoyed lunches there. last night we went for an evening meal and were delighted by the quality of the food. 'The Fig Tree' has an imaginative menu with ample choice. Sometimes 'imaginative menus'...More

1  Thank il_padrino_9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superb meal for my wife's birthday. Co-owner Sandie was incredibly attentive and efficient. We're very spoiled coming from SF but this would be a worthy addition to California's culinary capital!

1  Thank WDavies63
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Sunny evening in June! Ate with a couple of friends on the balcony. Stunning view over the Bristol channel. Service was very good. Waiting time between dishes was very good and we all enjoyed the various dishes we chose. Some dishes had sold out due...More

1  Thank carobigsby
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Geoff P
17 November 2016|
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Response from Mike C | Property representative |
lunch mains £10 - £20 Dinner Mains £11- £24
16 April 2016|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
The Fig Tree is fully wheelchair accessible via a ramp and disabled parking is nearby.
12 July 2015|
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Response from PatriceCardiff | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I was just a diner at the restaurant. Perhaps it may be worth giving them a ring.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Esplanade, Penarth CF64 3AU, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Penarth
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2070 2512
  • E-mail
Award Winning Independent Restaurant, Owner Managed, Affordable Fresh Food. Everything prepared and cooked on site. Local free Range & Organic Meat, Fresh Sustainable Wild Fish, Local Seasonal vegetables. We

Added to the Great Food, we have amazing Great Views, Great Art, a Great Wine List , Local Real Ales, Relaxed Atmosphere, Friendly Staff.

All in this, in wonderful Victorian former beach shelter & life boat station

We welcome Vegetarians and those special dietary requirements.

We are now open for the best breakfast with views on Saturday's & Sunday's

We look forward to seeing you at The Fig Tree. Mike, Sandie, Nathan, Elen, Billy, Tracey, Eleri and all of the team
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