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Restaurant Minuet

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42 Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BW, Wales
+44 29 2034 1794
11:30 - 16:15
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 16:15
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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Exeter, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Waited to be seated, 10 minutes on 5 December, waiter came said h e was busy and would be back. 10 minutes a waitress came and said it would be 20 minutes. There were at least 4 empty tables, but we were not offered to be seated. I am usually very happy with harvested restaurants but here the were like... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

This place was recommended to us by staff in another local shop. The staff are fantastic, friendly and helpful. The food was good value, sadly I had quite overcooked chicken though the flavour was great. Beware though, there is no drinks licence, though staff are very happy to provide glasses if you pop round to the local Nissan and buy... More 

Thank SGr4
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

This cafe is cozy and nicely decorated with charming, friendly staff. Although it doesn't seat many people the food was delicious - hot and cooked fresh in the kitchen next door. Tasted homemade and was very reasonably priced - a big bowl of pasta for £6! Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a place to eat in Cardiff.... More 

Thank Rachel R
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78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Minuet - the staff are friendly, polite and super quick. The cafe is tiny and cosy, with a great bubbly atmosphere. The prices are very reasonable for what you get. 4 out of 5 because I am fussy with my Italian food and although the food was good, I did have better pasta both... More 

Thank Emgme
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I saw this restaurant on trip advisor this morning. I had to try it out, and it was well worth it. The calamari was the best I'v had. I then had the filled flat bread with salad, that was also lovely. The staff were Very helpful and friendly. You could see into the kitchen area and see the food getting... More 

Thank Selwyn O
Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This family run Italian café is small and cosy and does such lovely fresh food. It is a first choice for when I go to Cardiff

Thank Rachel P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Really fantastic food. Very speedy service, lovely staff and great price. Would definately come here again. Thank you

Thank Safe99
Camberley, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We visited this tiny restaurant in Cardiff on Tuesday and had a very nice meal at good price. It was all freshly cooked and the staff were very friendly. We sat outside the restaurant in the arcade which was nice too.

Thank lizkeyzor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 19
Italian, Pizza
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?