Mint and Mustard Penarth

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£26 to £40
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Indian
Mint and Mustard is one of the UK's most critically acclaimed Indian fine ­dining chain of restaurants. Launched in 2006 in Cardiff, Mint and Mustard’s innovative, exciting approach has led a new wave of fine dining Indian restaurants in UK. Inspired by the Keralan philosophy of fresh, light and healthy food – using local ingredients wherever possible – our dishes burst with subtle flavours and textures that define the best of Indian dining. Our seasonal menu reflects our passion for flavour and innovation, and we invite you to explore taste that will redefine your experience of Indian cuisine.
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Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This Indian Restaurant is one of the best, if not the best, in the area.
It serves consistently good food with individual flavours. Whilst the menu is limited, the dishes change from time to time, with some fine Kerala style plates. Service is always friendly and good.

KE
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite place to eat whatever the occasion. With very attentive staff. Highly recommended.

JV
Wales
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply beautiful on ALL levels .... unforgettable
Visited in 2011 and I have never forgotten. We celebrated my mothers 60th this Friday and we had the BEST time with the most lovely staff. The food was out of this world beautiful.

m
Wales
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Service was excellent, as was starters. Disappointed with the main dish very bland and very small amount of chicken. Have had the same meal at the Cardiff restaurant in the past which was superb.

ST
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good. As described and advertised will use on another occasion

EN
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, Saag Aloo could be better, lovely naan and peshwari bread. Good ambience and service

JE
Wales
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent best biryani I have ever tasted (special biryani cooked in a pot with a crust on top) and I've been to India several times. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

KC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service

R
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food as always. Good service. Highly recommended.

M
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent as usual , the trio of chicken is superb , the sheek kabab excellent , the mains were lamb rara ghosh , a prawn with coconut and chillies and monkfish were great , the monkfish was spicy but tasty . Good service as it was very busy

TP
Wales
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good atmosphere, good decor and styling, very friendly and attentive staff.

Did not enjoy the chutney tray, mint sauce c was very bland, the yellow stuff was awful, the dark coloured pickle was alright.

Both our mains were delicious (Dhaba murgh & lamb saag) but not enough meat.

We would come again as as overall experience was very nice but would avoid the chutney tray. Kind regards, Tom

DE
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Wife and I went there for a valentines dinner. They had a special fixed price fixed Valentine menu for the evening which suited us fine. Reviews were excellent so - even though we don't like food that's hot we thought we'd give it a try. We needn't have worried for although Indian cuisine it was not typical. It was in fact fine dining with an Indian twist which we loved. Every dish was beautifully presented and delicious. The ambience and decor we also liked.The restaurant was super busy which was to be expected and we had a short wait for our table. However this was compensated for by free drinks and excellent and friendly service. Will be going again and would highly recommend.

VB
Wales
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We really enjoyed the food from the special Valentine’s Day menu with tasty choices to suit a vegetarian and a gluten free diner. However the long delays between courses marred the occasion. The manager was very apologetic and explained this was the first time they have held this event. Better organisation next time. We look forward however to a return visit on a non-event evening.

JN
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, the quality and taste of the food served is slightly different to a normal Indian restaurant which makes it stand out amongst its competitors.

OT
7 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We are regulars at this restaurant and have always had a very good experience until last Sunday night. We brought two Australian friends making four in our group. We wanted them to taste as many dishes as possible but the tasting menus was more food than we needed, so we asked could we have four pieces of each starter (some dishes like the samosas has three pieces in a serving) and obviously pay extra for the extra piece. Our request was refused! Very disappointing. There were also a number of flies in the gents loo, very off putting. Hope this was just a once off bad experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcome, service, food, ambience ... All great! Very busy, but no long waits for food; kitchen coped well. Large party of customers arrived whilst we were there and the manager dealt with re-arranging tables to help this group with smiles and good grace. We enjoyed our evening, thank you.

k
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastically delicious food & friendly efficient service.

AR
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a great relaxed atmosphere, the options were difficult to choose from as they all sounded delicious. Food was well presented.

JL
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We have been fans since first moving to Penarth 14 months ago. We love the presentation and flavours of the food but noticed on our last visit that portion sizes are smaller in some of the dishes than on previous visits.

An extra scallop in the starter, five prawns in a sauce with nothing else, 6 small pieces of swordfish in a sauce with nothing else ( eg pieces of mango) were some examples.

It won't stop us coming but the VFM factor is lower!

YP
Wales
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always a lovely meal, this meal was fab. Staff helpful. Great place.

OT
Wales
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious as always Excellent quality. High end price wise but don’t mind paying for high standard

BH
Wales
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food excellent service lovely staff it has it all

k
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Salmon so overcooked it was chewy. Nan delivered one basket on top of the other nan, poor hygiene!

TH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good to see Mint and Mustard back in business after some structural work. A most enjoyable evening with good, food, pleasant and helpful staff and a relaxing atmosphere. One of our favourite restaurants in Penarth!

YP
Wales
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fab food, whole experience was good. Would recommend it.

T
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place to eat. Lovely venue and good food. Will recommend.

VB
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely, tasty food, beautifully presented. Polite and attentive staff.

KH
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a very enjoyable anniversary meal at Mint and Mustard. The food was excellent - the kitchen staff clearly took a pride in their work. There were lovely subtle flavours emanating from everything we ate. Even the breads were prepared to perfection. Worth a special mention is the menu itself, which highlights allergen information better than any I have seen. And the restaurant made sure there were good choices for people like me with allergen issues. There were also lots of choices for vegetarians. All in all, an impressive establishment.

YP
Wales
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been a few times, never disappointed . Lovely food, staff very helpful. Great place to eat.

JD
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Booking system excellent, as was all communication.
Food was excellent - a step up from usual Indian restaurants.
Only one slight criticism. The waiting staff were obviously young and new, and we were a little surprised when the main meal dishes were placed on the dirty plates we had used for popadoms and chutneys. We didn’t mind, but perhaps a little more attention to detail?

LN
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

the service was great, cant fault it!! the starter was just lovely, then the mains came i had the chicken makhani, it tasted like the tomato sauce which comes out of a tin of baked beans, the daal was quite bland as well! my girl friend had spinach and lamb which was very nice and tender, the naan bread was lovely!! the other times iv been here have been great but what iv noticed is some dishes like the Syrian beef curry is amazing and the makhani is very disappointing.

FG
Wales
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious & different selection of food on the menu. Decor and atmosphere excellent & great service. The Host was extremely attentive and informative. Will definitely be going again and would highly recommend to anyone.

OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was decicious, service was slow 😏

AP
Wales
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great good and so fresh would be returning. Staff were great and friendly .

t
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

initially sat near the door, but as customers came in and left the door did nit shut, so we asked to be moved. service was quite good, but young boy could not tell us anything about meals as he said he was new. pickle tray was not up to standard of many other indians. main meals were exceptional, flavoursome and delicious. wine a little pricey as were other drinks, but these establishments tend to be. would highly recommend this as the food is so good.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Had a good meal at M&M in Penarth, only spoilt by the lack of attention to detail in the service. Having waited 30 mins for our main courses to arrive, one arrive but the other order hadn't been placed so we had a short wait while that dish got pulled together. Still very tasty when it arrived but did take the edge off an otherwise lovely meal.

JC
Wales
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Better than average quality but prices reflect this. Pleasant surroundings but not that atmospheric.
Will return for occasional treat!

SP
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, shared lots of vegetarian sides. All delicious. Our choice of wine complemented perfectly.

SB
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, very authentic and delicious food, staff really lovely, nice to see young local staff and service with a smile ;-) thank you

HP
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service is always excellent but was extremely noisy which did spoil the ambience slightly.