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Courts, Penarth, Cardiff

Courts

4.5
4.5
623 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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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 623 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseEnergetic

623 Reviews
  1. Sarah

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We booked for lunch and only found out on arrival it's a set lunch only. Our visit was for a special occasion, so it was disappointing to be limited, made worse by being handed a full menu (here's what you could have won...). The wine selection was also limited - our first choice wasn't available, and suggested replacement was about £20 more - little bit cheeky. With that said, the staff were lovely, the food was tasty, and all in all a good time was had. I would recommend to the right friend.

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  2. EddieM

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked upstairs but were seated downstairs, other than that the venue is very impressive and service was friendly and welcoming. Beware of add ons to the menu, for example being asked “would you like peppercorn sauce with your steak?” Yes please - then get charged an extra £3.95 for the privilege. “Would you like water for the table?” Yes please, get charged an extra £2.95 for that. Service charge is a bit steep too. 3 course meal from set lunch menu x 2= £8.95 service charge!

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  3. SarahL

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have visited a few times on Sundays. The menu is without doubt exceptional value for such quality food. Our favourite place for a Sunday roast. Service as always great. Already booked for return visit

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  4. RebeccaF

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I have been to courts on 2 occasions now and I have had 2 very bad experiences. First one, Valentine’s Day, we had a rude waiter that wouldn’t let us order a drink until we were ready to order all food, followed by no fillet steaks available so had to have ribeye which was awful, a waitress dropped a chewing gum out of her mouth on to our table. We were waiting around for a waiter/waitress a lot, the food was disappointing. We put this down to it being Valentine’s Day and busy, but agreed we wouldn’t go on a set menu occasion again. We booked again to attend on a regular Saturday, we were seated behind the entrance desk, it took ages for anyone to take our drinks order and even longer for the drinks to come. Then the pumping music started, as well as still being able to hear the live singer music, and then everyone around us started shouting as they couldn’t hear one another, there was way too much noise going on, we asked to move upstairs (where we previously sat so we know it’s quieter) the waitress said it’s all open so exactly the same up there. One of us used the toilets upstairs and it was only the live singer you could hear up there so that was a lie. Whilst ordering food after waiting a while, the iPad died, the waitress disappeared to get a different one, then when she had one it wouldn’t work and she needed a manager to override it. She disappeared again for a while, we finally ordered again. The waitress came back and told us there was no fillet steak left and we had ordered two, offered us ribeye like last time which I would not have again. During this time the two different musics as well as shouting and more and more bad news got to us all and we decided we could not stay so we booked a taxi and went elsewhere. The manager told me he would call me in the week but he still has not and it’s been over a week. We have told people of our experience and they are all shocked we still had to pay for our drinks even though it was an awful experience. Terrible.

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  5. MichelleD

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful setting, the restaurant is stunning. The food was equally gorgeous and the staff were super friendly. Can’t fault it and highly recommend

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  6. CarolineO

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal at Courts last night, they have a new menu and everything we tried was so tasty. The scallops and pea purée were cooked to perfection, the black cod too, then finished with the gorgeous pistachio cheesecake. The service is always exceptional, we would highly recommend Courts, beautiful building and decor, we love spending time there, Sunday dinner is lush as well

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  7. KarenT

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent good value for money quality food and service. Will be returning again. Lovely atmosphere too with a live singer. Well worth a visit ☺️.

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  8. MyaM

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fabulous meal at courts. Lovely atmosphere with the singer. Perfect girls night

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  9. LindaD

    Shropshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Did not expect exceedingly loud live music which totally ruined experience. Food was excellent though.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly Prompt Nice ambience Would definitely recommend

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! Loved the atmosphere and the live singer. Mel our waitress was lovely. Can’t wait to visit again.

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  12. Gazza

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is good albeit overpriced for what it is. The music being played is too loud, and on my trip the service was very poor. Wouldn’t recommend, as there are other places that give a better overall experience.

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  13. Madaboutrugby

    Italy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our time at Courts, unfortunately it was marred by over charging of drinks. The excessive cost of lemonade with the gin and that my wife’s second gin was charged as a double even though a single was asked for and my wife believes it was a single as she would have tasted a double. Additionally my half of Madris was overcharge.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Got recommended to come to this restaurant. Glad I did. I had the fillet steak and it was better than pasture and gaucho in Cardiff. Lovely venue also and lovely staff

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  15. EmmaL

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely ambience, wonderful staff, fabulous food. Great night had by all. Will be back for sure ✔️ 😋😆

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  16. DenisF

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service The music was a bit loud when we sat down, however when the restaurant filled up and people talking the music was about right

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  17. AnthonyK

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Treated the wife for her birthday, service was spot on, staff were attentive but not intrusive and food was phenomenal

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  18. HelenC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting for a 70th birthday lunch, lovely setting, food and staff. Thank you!

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  19. JakeW

    Bath

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Didn’t have the first or second choice main that I wanted, which left me eating something I didn’t want, or nothing for main. Poor for a Sunday service.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    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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  21. Lisa

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked for two weekends on a row for the Sunday roast. I had beef the first Sunday and it was delicious, I also wanted the lamb so booked for the Sunday after. Had the Brie bites and sticky pork to share, for starters, both delicious, my fave was the pork, shame I had to share. Well the rack of lamb was cooked to perfection and the cauliflower cheee was so nice my partner wanted to take one home. we took a friend who had never been before, he said he’d definitely be back. Service was spot on, we didn’t want for anything the choice of drinks and cocktails was extensive. I can’t wait to go back! Thanks everyone for a lovely day

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  22. jamesw

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    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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  23. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    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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  24. NasirJ

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    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 on 23 February 2024
    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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  25. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Throughly enjoyed once again . Particularly Wonderful Waitress x
    CourtsResponded on 23 February 2024
    Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate it :)

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  26. TraceyB

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    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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  27. 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 on 23 February 2024
    Thank you for your feedback Lorraine, we really appreciate it :) We hope to welcome you back soon!

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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. CarolineO

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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Courts is rated 4.5 stars by 623 OpenTable diners.

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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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