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Courts, Penarth, Cardiff

Courts

4.5
4.5
603 Reviews
£25 and under
British
A renovated Grade II listed Medieval building - Welcome to Courts!

We are opening our doors soon and are now accepting pre-bookings, so who's joining us!?

We offer private dining, an exclusive VIP area, show-stopping parties and a champagne terrace to follow in summer 2023. Courts has endless periodic features creating an incredible atmosphere for its guests where history meets modern luxury.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 17 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 12:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    029 2070 0009
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Courts offers a stunning private dining area for special occasions. Whether it's a wedding, baby shower, corporate dinner or Christmas party, we guarantee to provide a night to remember!
  • Area
    Penarth
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer Garden, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room

What 603 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Wales

    Best Ambience

  • South Wales

    Good for business meals

  • South Wales

    Good for business meals

  • South Wales

    Innovative

  • South Wales

    Great for creative cocktails

  • South Wales

    Hot spot

  • South Wales

    Great for fine wines

  • South Wales

    Romantic

  • South Wales

    Good for special occasions

  • South Wales

    Lively

603 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely stunning Sunday lunch meal and service. Ambience is fabulous. Will definitely going back xx

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  2. jamesw

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we stepped inside was amazing the staff the surroundings and the food

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great night for my daughter’s birthday last night! 8 of us. Service was great as usual and food was delicious. Entertainment was great too. Lovely evening, everyone enjoyed themselves. Would highly recommend

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  4. NasirJ

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Unfortunately the menu and the food wasn't as good when I previously attended for lunch. The friends I was with were not highly impressed with the quality of food and the choices.
    CourtsResponded 3 days ago
    Good afternoon Nasir, Thank you for your feedback. Its a shame you were disappointed as stated you have previously enjoyed it here at Courts. Our menu has been a reduced set menu for January and February, however we have a fantastic new menu launching next week with lots of options, so keep your eyes peeled! We hope to welcome you back again and show you how great Courts is :)

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Throughly enjoyed once again . Particularly Wonderful Waitress x
    CourtsResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate it :)

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  6. TraceyB

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Music was quite loud while you were trying to talk, I actually left with a bad headache trying to talk over the music

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  7. LorraineT

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting and we weren’t disappointed- the service, food and atmosphere was amazing and we will definitely return.
    CourtsResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for your feedback Lorraine, we really appreciate it :) We hope to welcome you back soon!

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  8. GaryH

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very impressive venue with excellent service and delicious food. We went for Sunday lunch and there was a live singer who was very good but a bit on the loud side when you’re trying to have a conversation. Overall a very enjoyable experience and we will definitely go again.

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  9. JayR

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place is stunning and the service was very friendly and nice. They had a live singer that was very good creating a very nice ambient. The food was outstanding, the only feedback we would have for it is that the hummus should come with more bread as there wasn't enough. Apart from that, really recommend the place!

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  10. RichieE

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came to Courts on 17/02 for my partners birthday. Attracted by the fact that the menu has several gluten free options and it’s close to us it provided a great experience overall. (Only thing that could have been better is the girl at the bar that served us didn’t know if we could put the drinks on our table bill and had to take my name several times to check while we waited before not knowing what alcohol free options were available) Our server Melanie was superb, polite and friendly and very knowledgeable of the menu and the availability of gluten free and alcohol free items. Food was beautiful and good value for money. We’ll definitely be back there soon. Excellent service from Melanie. Will definitely recommend. Thank you for a great night!

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  11. JemmaJ

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was quick and friendly food was cooked and presented amazingly - will be visiting again soon

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  12. FeliceC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Whilst not having a great range for non meat eaters, the food was lovely and to a really high standard. The service certainly made it for us and the staff couldn't do enough for us. We had a lovely experience, and would go again.

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  13. CliveR

    South Wales

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Place looks amazing But far To noisy Food nothing special Way to expensive Save your hard earned cash, Mush better places to go for £86 for two.

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  14. FayF

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant food and service. Very clean and lovely atmosphere! Staff are very attentive and friendly

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  15. RebeccaE

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for my mums birthday. 3 adults 4 children. Kids food was mini versions of adult food, they all really enjoyed. The atmosphere was lovely, food was amazing and waiter friendly and chat to all of us.

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  16. Anbel10

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed Sunday lunch, lovely time and lovely food

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  17. Mark

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were a party of 5 for a birthday celebration Sunday dinner, 2 lamb, 2 chicken and 1 beef dinners ordered. All food was on the table 5 minutes after ordering, even though the menu states allow an extra 20 minutes cooking time for the lamb. All of the vegetables were cold, both lamb dishes sent back as they were overcooked and cold, both chicken dishes were tough / rubbery and cold, beef was the same. Clearly the food had been cooked earlier and plated as needed. The 5 of us were seated at a table that was far too small to accommodate us, the table had to be cleared of most things just to place the food. Staff were friendly and apologetic. This was our first time trying Courts and we’re all agreed we would not return. £150+ would have been far better spent at a local carvery, at a minimum fresh hot food is expected.

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  18. CarolineO

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely roast dinner at Courts, the beef and pork were delicious and the cauliflower cheese is the best. Great portions, the service is second to none and the surroundings are beautiful, five stars as always 🌟

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  19. Dbea

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress, Mel, was brilliant and the food was superb

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  20. CatherineW

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, really good service. The group enjoyed their evening.

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  21. NatashaS

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service, atmosphere was perfect.

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  22. AbigailT

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the most amazing time at Courts last night. Mel, who served us, was so lovely and welcoming! I'm gluten free and dairy free which is quite a pain but they altered the menu for me and I had the most gorgeous meal. Thank you so much Mel! We can't wait to come back!
    CourtsResponded on 10 February 2024
    Hi Abigail, Thank you so much for your kind words, we really appreciate it and were so pleased you had a lovely night and enjoyed everything. I will pass the praise onto Mel who will be thrilled :) We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards, Courts Team

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  23. MarionD

    South Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Met friends for lunch, food presentation & service was exceptional

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  24. Happygolucky

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The place was fine The only fish was haddock in batter. No meat except steak. So the menu was limited Too red meat heavy for us to return Restaurant itself is quite dramatically decorated We had a forgetful waitress unfortunately but that was probably just bad luck Overall it was ok the food we had was nice but the menu too limited for us to return regularly
    CourtsResponded on 10 February 2024
    Good afternoon, We were running a set menu in January which was so popular we decided to extend the amazing offer until mid feb. Our menu will be changing from 21/2/24 back to our usual menu with lots of choice on. We hope to see you in the future :)

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  25. LilyR

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very lovely place to eat, the music is great, the atmosphere is amazing, the scenery is beautiful. Annoyingly when we arrived there was no beef left which we weren’t informed about until we sat down 20 minutes after arriving. However, the pork bite starters were out of this world and the service was great from this young boy who notified he was new but did a great job anyhow! The staff were very attentive and quick to bring out all the food and then make sure all the plates were taken in good time before the mains. Will definitely be going again!

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  26. CarolD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fab experience....amazing atmosphere and wonderful food. A little expensive but well worth it. All staff were very helpful.

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  27. CarolineO

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a lush roast dinner at Courts, the pork was delicious and definitely the best cauliflower cheese we have ever had, five stars all the way!
    CourtsResponded on 10 February 2024
    Thankyou Caroline :) We hope to see you again soon!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing thoroughly enjoyed having dined here for the first time. We have already booked again for Mother’s Day. Highly recommended

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  29. Robs

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, would definitely recommend, all round 10/10
    CourtsResponded on 10 February 2024
    Good afternoon Rob, Thankyou for your feedback, we really appreciate it and are so pleased you enjoyed yourself! We look forward to seeing you again in the future :) Thanks, Courts Team

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  30. Andrea

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    When selling vegetarian meals (Fried Brie and Chips) I didn’t expect any of those to be cooked in fish oil… I have a fish allergy and was violently ill last night… But apparently it was my fault for not saying I had a fish allergy… Since when is fish vegetarian ?? Shameful

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  31. Alok

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and great ambience. I have been there few times and i enjoyed the experience every time.

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  32. VictoriaT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's the best place we've been too, however it was very pricey for a meal for two, apart from that everything was outstanding 👌

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  33. MelanieS

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Burgers very salty , dessert chocolate torte too hard ! Bread too big and tasted awful with soup , didn’t like stringy garnish on soup ! Asked for birthday candle like other people on next table had ! Still waiting! Very expensive first waiter was lovely but left half way through our meal. Lady when we eventually got hold of someone couldn’t work the bill out a man came we added up the bill individually!

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  34. SaraB

    South Wales

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lunch menu choice was limited but we really enjoyed what we picked. The starters were all really good, with large portion sizes and very tasty. We all picked the fish and chips for main again a large portion which was lovely. We just about managed a dessert. Really nice place and the service was great.

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  35. KellyM

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, great service and lovely setting! Will definitely be back

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  36. katherinec

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience is lovely but we noted theres not a lot of ffod selection during our visit . But over all, it was good . Joanna took our order and she is polite and helpful.

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  37. Jennifer

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time we've been to visit and sat in 2 different areas, both lovely and both with different types of decorations. Very lovely decorations. Lovely vibe. Ladies was very helpful on front desk and actually got us in earlier than we were booked as we arrived earlier than expected. Food was again amazing 👏 and very tasty. Didn't have room for dessert 😕 but I'll have to visit again to try that!

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  38. ElizabethC

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely meal here. Nothing was too much trouble for tye staff and we are already looking forward to our next visit.

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  39. NikiM

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was such a lovely place a lovely Atmosphere, friendly helpful staff with smile. Always check everything ok.. lovely food @ the most important is that it was a lovely could have Strawberry Mojito as most Restaurants don’t do in Cardiff…

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  40. ChristineJ

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very pleasant experience at Courts - staff all polite & cooperative. To be repeated soon!

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Courts is rated 4.5 stars by 603 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Courts

Penarth Rd, Penarth, Cardiff CF64 1ND

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Penarth
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 12:00–23:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer Garden, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room
  • Phone number
    029 2070 0009
  • Private party facilities
    Courts offers a stunning private dining area for special occasions. Whether it's a wedding, baby shower, corporate dinner or Christmas party, we guarantee to provide a night to remember!
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