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Pettigrew Tea Rooms

) #28 of 914 Restaurants in Cardiff ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Cafe, British,
West Lodge Castle Street | Bute Park and Arboretum, Cardiff CF10 1BJ, Wales
+44 29 2023 5486
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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West Lodge Castle Street | Bute Park and Arboretum, Cardiff CF10 1BJ, Wales
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Opted for this place after seeing reviews and ratings on trip advisor and certainly wasn't disappointed. A family of four with 2 young girls and all were satisfied with Chocolate Almond Cake, classic Victoria Sandwich, Carrot Cake and a Cream Tea that included a slice...More

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Have been meaning to try this place for a long time and was not disappointed. Staff attentive without being overbearing, food was lovely. After the sandwiches and scone as well as the pot of tea, could not eat the cake. Staff were not fazed at...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Oh dear! I don't know what has happened to the Pettigrew Tea Rooms. Having been delighted with this place three times previously, I was really looking forward to returning ... but what a disappointment! Arrived to find our table wasn't ready (admittedly we were 20...More

Thank Catherine H
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a really nice light lunch sitting in the open area looking out at the park. The service was good and our sandwiches and ploughman's both delicious and ample. We sat and chatted for ages without being asked to move - might have been...More

Thank The_Baptist
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped off here in the sunshine today to have a lovely cup of tea....good service, and friendly staff.

Thank Marilyn H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So glad I went here. I was completely stressed out and in desperate need of an oasis of calm. I'm so happy to say I found it. Had an afternoon tea which was A MAZ ING. The tea rooms is situated right on the edge...More

Thank Alison H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to try the afternoon tea and so pleased we did. Thoroughly enjoyed our selection of sandwiches, scone, jam & cream. We were so full we were unable to eat our cake so brought it home and enjoyed it following day. Settings are lovely as...More

Thank Bwdabach
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Step aside from the bustle of Cardiff and pause with afternoon tea in the Pettigrew Tea Rooms housed in the former castle gate lodge at the entrance to Bute Park. Despite having booked we had to wait a little as the tea room was very...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited this tea room a few times in the last few weeks and it has been excellent every time. I've tried tea, coffee and cold drinks, I've sat inside and outside on the terrace and the team have looked after us very well....More

Thank SimonD77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited this lovely tearoom a few times now, and have always been impressed with both the food and the service. This visit was no different, and we ordered sandwiches which were all very fresh and very tasty. The service was good, and they...More

Thank TheOldMacs
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Jan C
Dog friendly?
3 December 2016|
Response from Ben A | Reviewed this property |
Are u child friendly....we have bn intending to bring a 2 1/2 year old ?
22 October 2016|
Response from Ramoth | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely :-)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 34
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Lodge Castle Street | Bute Park and Arboretum, Cardiff CF10 1BJ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2023 5486
  • E-mail
Pettigrew Tea Rooms are housed in the beautiful 19th Century West Lodge in the heart of Cardiff. This quintessentially British tea house is open seven days of the week serving, fresh lunches and delicious homemade cakes, all served alongside a wonderful selection of loose leaf teas. Join us for a light lunch or why not sample our full Afternoon Tea in peaceful surroundings, before a stroll through Cardiff's stunning Bute Park. A must for all visitors to the Capital City of Wales.
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