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Park House

Park House Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.parkhouseclub.com
  • Phone: 0292 022 4343
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday Closed


    Tuesday - Saturday: 11.00pm - 4.00pm


    Wednesday - Saturday: 6.00pm - 11.00pm

    Sunday Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: British, Contemporary European, French
  • Executive Chef: Head Chef : Jonathan Edwards Consultant Chef : Roger Jones
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment:

    On most Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings you will find our resident musician Rhys Hoddinot playing piano and singing. Rhys has performed across all regions of the UK, providing well known music from 1940's jazz to present day pop and ballads, more recently he has released a single on iTunes proving he really is one to watch. Rhys will add that special touch to your dining experience.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Car Park
  • Parking Details:

    We have private parking on our cobbled driveway. Parking at own risk and subject to availability.
A word from Park House

A venue unique to Wales, the Park House offers stylish and elegant surroundings to provide the perfect space for entertaining and socialising in an atmosphere of understated luxury in the heart of Cardiff City.

Park House prides itself on offering its customers a diverse choice of services – from its bars offering a collection of fine wines, champagnes and cocktails unparalleled in Wales, to its exceptional restaurant and private dining experiences. Team all this with the fantastic range of entertainment and monthly events and the Park House truly stands out as a venue unique to Wales.
Housed in a magnificent Grade I listed building designed by William Burges, the building is considered to be a masterpiece in Gothic residential design. It is situated in one of the finest areas of South Wales, close to the Castle, City Hall, Law Courts, New Theatre, National Museum & Gallery and the Millennium Stadium.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
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Diner Reviews
  • "A real gem of a restaurant, food of the highest standards. Could and should be Michelin star. Has become a regular venue and never disappoints."
    dined on 23/08/2014
  • "Really lovely food, great service. Definitely for a special occasion as it is pricey, but worth it. I was concerned that the vegetarian options were limited, but I was pleasantly surprised with both starter and main, delicious flavours and deceptively filling!"
    dined on 14/08/2014
  • "This is what Cardiff has needed for years. We had the taster menu and each course was beautifully presented and absolutely stunning quality. The wine list is clever in that there are choices available for all budgets or you can choose to match each course with a wine. A must visit."
    dined on 14/08/2014
  • "First class in every way. A restaurant that must be visited. Food wine and service top draw."
    dined on 13/08/2014
  • "Great food and well matched flight of wine. We used the Travel Zoo voucher which made it good value, but I think it would be over priced otherwise. The courses were small but delicious and we felt comfortably, but not over full by the end of the meal. It was a very warm evening and at times uncomfortable in the dining room because of this. Some fans would help I think. Overall a very good evening"
    dined on 24/07/2014
  • "I went to celebrate my graduation and was offered the set menu. Although we only signed up to three courses we had approximately 7 if you include the Canapes, pre-desert and post-desert which were all lovely suprises. The chefs here really know what they're doing with food and it was all very 'designer' the portion sizes are just right and I can't wait to go back!"
    dined on 15/07/2014
  • "Food and service was excellent. The only fault with the evening was that it was a bit too warm in the dining room. My wife (7 months pregnant) was very hot and it was evident from a few other tables that people were fanning themselves with menus etc so this is perhaps something the floor staff should've picked up on and addressed. An enjoyable experience on the whole and I would definately recommend this place to others."
    dined on 04/07/2014
  • "We had an excellent meal and thoroughly enjoyed every dish in on the Tasting Menu and the accompanying wine. The staff were very friendly and professional. We particularly enjoyed the chat with Lloyd, the sommelier. He introduced each of the matched wines which, when we were there, were South African. Altogether the perfect way to spend our Wedding Anniversary! Thank you!"
    dined on 03/07/2014
  • "The food was a real delight. Wonderful flavours, really interesting menu and a wine list which was very extensive."
    dined on 26/06/2014
  • "As always a fabulous meal at Cardiff's parkhouse restaurant. Superb menu , delicious food and excellent service."
    dined on 12/06/2014
  • "We booked a table for lunch on a Saturday. We ate from the fixed menu which was great value at 3 courses for £21. The food was amazing and although the service was a little slow it was very good. I would definitely recommend the Park House Restaurant to others, especially the fixed menu. I look forward to going again."
    dined on 07/06/2014
  • "My wife and I were looking for a place to celebrate our wedding anniversary in Cardiff. This place was recommended to us and we are so pleased it was. We had a delightful three course meal with wine.The food and service was fantastic and at unbelievable value. Moreover, this is a great restaurant for wine and champagne with a wine list to match a Knightsbridge restaurant. Our meal was a really pleasant experience and comes highly recommended."
    dined on 01/06/2014
  • "Totally professional yet friendly. Wonderful service and outstanding food. I was delighted that you were able to offer great choices to my two vegetarian guests, and also to respect the needs of my two Islamic friends. Altogether brilliant. "
    dined on 28/05/2014
  • "Had a business lunch with 3 colleagues. The food was excellent, as was the setting. My only personal gripe is that in a setting such as The Parkhouse with ornate panelling, fireplaces, plasterwork, etc., I find the background music in the restaurant irritating and incongruous. Nevertheless it will not stop me returning soon."
    dined on 07/05/2014
  • "Booked for a midweek lunch with the wife. We were the only people eating in the restaurant but that didn't really matter as there was suitable background music to create some ambience. We were only presented with the lunchtime menu and not the Lunch Al a Carte so opted for the 3 courses for £21. The food was very good and I have to say exceptional value and we accompanied it with a bottle of NZ Sauvignon blanc which was excellent. Only faults would be that we were given cold bread rolls with no butter or side plate to accompany the meals and would have liked to have the option to order from the Al a Carte menu. Overall good value."
    dined on 30/04/2014
  • "What a fantastic evening my husband and I had on sat 26 th April. Very romantic and special. The food was amazing. We had the spring taster menu with the matched icon wines. It was delicious. Beautifully presented. The flavours were delicious and the wines were superb. Perfect! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. we had 9 courses all inc 2 dessert wines ( cos we had 2 desserts ) iand we were not too full cos they were small dishes. We had canapés to start followed by tuna loin starter with cloudy bay wine then crab croquette starter with 3 diff vintages of Riesling then quail main with a Pinot noir then beef with snail bon Bon! With an amazing Shiraz All delicious then cheese then 1 st dessert then a lemon dessert. Absolutely fantastic! "
    dined on 26/04/2014
  • "It is a pleasure to discover fine dinning in Cardiff."
    dined on 25/04/2014
  • "We would highly recommend the food was outstanding. We have been before and our friends joined us on this occasion and would definitely return. A+++++"
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "Amazing venue that immediatly makes you feel you are somewhere special. Great taster menu with some interesting ingredients. The service is superb and the staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome and well looked after. superb evenig, look forward to returning soon."
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "perfect for a family party lunch. great food, excellent matched wines, marvellous service."
    dined on 11/04/2014
  • "Food was really good, even though the portions were small it did fill you up. Overall had a really nice time :)"
    dined on 06/04/2014
  • "Booked for a birthday treat and Park House delivered all round. Great food from the taster menu...amazing wine list, great service. Very enjoyable experience and we will go again when we are back in Cardiff."
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "Can't fault any part of our time at Park House. Staff were friendly and welcoming and the food was outstanding! We will be back soon!!"
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "Had afternoon tea on Mothers Day and had a great experience - lovely food and atmosphere. Enjoyed adding a few glasses of Welsh fizz to make it extra special. Scones were great with plenty of jam and cream, good cakes and treats and tasty sandwiches served with pea shoots. Nice presentation of the food and we didn't feel rushed, had a very relaxing afternoon."
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "Booked dinner on Saturday night with friends for my 40th birthday and planned to have a drink beforehand in the Vanilla Rooms. This is the 3rd time to try Vanilla Rooms and each time it has been closed to the public. We therefore had drinks upstairs but the cocktail list from the Vanilla Rooms was not available to restaurant diners, which left us disappointed from the off. The food menu was appropriately limited, so one would expect them to be done exceedingly well. I had lamb, which was divine but parts of the dish were cold; my friends also had partially cold food, while the scallops on the lobster dish were gritty. The wine list was amazing and we spent lots on it. Our bill was £377 for 4. Too pricey for mediocre food, but ace wine."
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "Went as a couple for a Sunday lunch, we were both very well treated throughout and the food was divine. Would recommend to anyone who's prepared to pay the bit extra to really enjoy their food. Keep up the good work guys."
    dined on 23/03/2014
  • "Fine dining in an elegant setting. Something Cardiff has needed for a long time. Food beautifully cooked and imaginative; very good presentation. Excellent and extensive wine list."
    dined on 21/03/2014
  • "best food in cardiff here. great value set lunch menu. fantastic flavours."
    dined on 19/03/2014
  • "The food was excellent and service attentive. The £25 set menu was good value for money given the quality of the cooking. Although the building is fascinating, I felt it lacked a nice dining ambience. Maybe an evening setting is different. I hope to try it one day."
    dined on 09/03/2014
  • "Pre-booked stating afternoon tea was a birthday treat for my wife. Cakes & sandwiches were bland with no pastries and very uninspiring, tiny portions, tea was from tea bags!!!! Shocked to find in a restaurant of this standard they were served on a cake stand with three large chips out of which when pointed out to waiter produced no comment. On making views known to manager he offered a free re-visit for another afternoon tea which I declined as did not wish to repeat this experience. Having now appreciated the level of my disappointment he then offered a refund which I accepted however when he processed this he only refunded one of the two meals !!! Very disappointing birthday treat for for my wife."
    dined on 07/03/2014
  • "We had an excellent meal and great, friendly service."
    dined on 21/02/2014
  • "Food, ambience, service - excellent as always. A special birthday joy on a stormy February day."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "Overpriced - small portions, forgettable food, and completely lacking in ambiance (tinny Celine Dion CD playing)."
    dined on 13/02/2014
  • "Beautiful venue in Cardiff, very creative cuisine with something to suit all tastes. Good wine list and helpful staff. Will remember on my next visit."
    dined on 31/01/2014
  • "We recently visited the Park House for a lunch, we opted for the a la carte menu. We were not disappointed. The food and service was exceptional. We can highly recommend the venison and the wine was also excellent value ( grenache). It made for a real treat after the hussle and bussle of the christmas crowds. We would definately recommend this jewel of a place to friends and family."
    dined on 29/11/2013
  • "Food was sheer perfection. The chef is obviously highly talented and working extremely hard to serve dishes which must rank amongst those at the half dozen or so top restaurants in Britain. I very much doubt if one could have a nicer meal at the Manoir or the Fat Duck. The suggested wines with each course were a perfect and very skilful selection. Very civilised if rather quirky location, redolent of London clubland. The pianist was a little too loud and should not have been singing - in a place like this what is needed is a classical pianist playing Mozart and Chopin gently in the background. Yet again we encountered very pleasant Polish staff - but why on earth do they speak English so quickly? - and where were the Welsh speaking staff?"
    dined on 23/11/2013
  • "Excellent service and atmosphere from the moment you walk in. The wine list is incredible and the food is outstanding. My only disappointment is that I hadn't found this restaurant sooner! Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys good food and wine in a beautiful setting. I'm looking forward to returning in the near future."
    dined on 14/11/2013
  • "My wife and I booked the Friday before a rugby international as part of a weekend break. The venue is very nice and relaxed, whilst clearly being of high quality. The bar staff were helpful and friendly and directed us to an excellent Sancerre. Restaurant was not too crowded, again service was excellent. I had scallop starter, which is better than any I have had before, mainly because of the sweetness of the black pudding. The venison main was equally good and cooked perfectly. Only comment in terms of after-dinner was the port selection was a bit limited and it would be nice to see a good Tawny on there as an alternative to LBV"
    dined on 08/11/2013
  • "Taster menu was spectacular. Varied and well balanced courses with excellent wines. Ambiance and service excellent. Best restaurant in Cardiff. PERFECT !!"
    dined on 08/11/2013
  • "We booked Sunday lunch here because it was recommended by The Harrow at Little Bedwyn (1 Michelin star) which we love so expectations were high. Menu was enticing and although nice, each course was not quite as good as we had hope eg Lobster risotto lacked seasoning (no salt/pepper on table), bread and butter pudding was dry. However, delicious vegetables and perfect chocolate fondant. The wine was good, although a few less expensive options would be appreciated and if you felt like splashing out, Dom Perignon was an outstandingly good price! Service good. Horrific canned music, pretty loud too! It really does not help to have Jennifer Rush belting out a tune while you eat and chat. Pretty souless surroundings/decor and few other diners."
    dined on 27/10/2013