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The Pilot

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Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Contemporary, Gastropub
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67 Queens Road, Penarth CF64 1DJ, Wales
+44 29 2071 0615
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the pilot for a catch up with friends and family. Food was lovely and a great price we dined on a Tuesday night the 30 %off made all the difference. Staff fitted us in as we hadn't booked. Disappointed that the fire wasn't lit .

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Thank Joy R
Bristol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting Cardiff to take my daughter who is at Cardiff University with us for Sunday lunch to celebrate my birthday. I had no idea of where to go so looked through Tripadvisor to find somewhere suitable for the family including my elderly mother. We were not disappointed with my choice. The staff could not have been more helpful... More 

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Thank MVP40
Milton Keynes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends of ours booked for a meal on a Friday evening. Having read the reviews we were not sure what we would find. It is fair to say we were delighted with every aspect of our evening. From the service at the bar, which was friendly and helpful, right through to the meal and service in the restaurant area. Faultless!... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Pilot for Sunday lunch with my brother in law and mother in law. First signs were promising. We ordered drinks and then chose our mains and starters. And then we waited. For 35 minutes for the starters. We did enquire where the food was, and it did arrive within a few seconds of asking. Unfortunately, my husbands... More 

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Thank Gwenllian
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After hearing good reviews about the pilot we decided to have a late Sunday lunch. 4.30pm So glad we did food was fabulous. Service very good. Relaxed atmosphere and in the bar area you can even bring your beloved pooch. Amazing. Will defo be returning

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Thank electromend
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a spot of Sunday lunch with the kids The staff couldn't have been more helpful. They were all really nice - taking the time to make sure the kids were happy. The starters of calamari and scallops were perfectly cooked and just the right portion size. The beef Sunday lunch was very tasty ... and the beef... More 

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Thank Rhydian P
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

First time visit no parking but plenty on street. Great welcome loved the simple decor. Sunday menu good selection of meat fish & vegetarian. Food was excellent in fact husband commented best in Penarth & prices reasonable £5 starters £12 main we will definitely re-visit this gem. PS if you don't like kiddies may not be your 1st choice as... More 

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Thank bl0ndie1962
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Food really really good for the price, atmosphere lovely, people amazing, all together 10/10 we will be back son

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Thank Stoica F
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Every single member of staff were absolutely fantastic. They were very welcoming and attentive, even to our little Jack Russell :) the food was also incredible, perfection is definitely the word I use to describe the taste. I think we found our new local and we don't even live anywhere near Penarth!

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Thank Grilo2014
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We were familiar with the food served at another Knife and Fork Foods establishment, The Dicovery in Cardiff so thought we would try their Penarth venue as we found their food very good. We certainly were not disappointed, indeed we had the same food as previous and if anything it was better, fish and chips and loin of cod with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 38
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Contemporary, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Queens Road, Penarth CF64 1DJ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Penarth
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2071 0615

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