Heaneys

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Heaney's Cardiff is a restaurant/bar here to create a fun & relaxed environment serving small plates to share amongst family and friends, not to mention a well stock bar full of beautiful wines, innovative cocktails.

We keep our bar stools free for you to join us at the bar and poser tables for drinks and to eat also

Jeans & Trainers are encouraged:)

Special Offers

Treat your mum this Mother's Day

Mothers Day - Two course £30 & Three course £35, Children half price. Please note that we allocate 2 hours to all our reservations however we have a bar & a wine bar next door to continue celebrations.

Sunday, 22 March, 2020

What 637 People Are Saying
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Wales
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Would highly recommend their Sunday lunch menu.

SS
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not my first visit to Heaneys but my first Sunday lunch and we will definitely go back.
Superb food and lovely atmosphere.
Perfect for my birthday celebrations.

S
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really lovely experience at Heaneys and, being relatively new to the area, we didn't really have any expectations about the food or the restaurant before we got there... but WHAT A PLACE! We couldn't fault it - amazing food, my partner said it was some of the best fish he'd ever eaten (and he's a huge foodie!). The service was excellent and the restaurant itself was beautifully decorated and had a really great atmosphere and ambiance. Great value for money and we will no doubt be back again soon!

GM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was great.....service was a bit slow. Overall I would come again.

JE
Wales
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, really high quality.

Nice and charm, very recomendable.

n
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly fabulous dining experience. We had the special set lunch last Saturday and although very busy, the service and food was truly excellent and incredible value. Literally combing through the diary to make an excuse to come again. I was dining with my very particular french brother in law and I have never heard him rave so much. Thank you

DM
Wales
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the taster
If I were to criticize I find the wine expensive

m
Wales
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose the chefs taster menu rather than having to choose from an amazing selection - though not big portions, there were so many courses that we felt we had a substantial meal by the end of it! Really delicious too, a good vibe, great service. Definitely would like to go back but more of an occasion meal as it’s such a treat

JM
Wales
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our first visit to Heaney's in Cardiff, staff, food and ambience excellent. Will certainly return.
The only downside is parking near to the restauarant which can be difficult as most areas are reserved for permit holders.
Nonetheless, definitely worth a visit.

V
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food in a relaxed atmosphere.

SI
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food great if you like to share...and our party was happy to try and share. Food is precise, combining delicious flavours and textures. It is not cheap but the whole experience is special and you leave wanting to go back.

RW
Wales
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb dinner, attentive but not intrusive service, really good food

RJ
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

No mention of wanting table back after 2 hours,otherwise a very pleasant experience.

EL
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A rare treat - stretching culinary imagination and creativity - understated, subtle and refined

MD
Wales
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE best taster menu meal we’ve ever had. Each course was faultless. We can’t wait to visit again. Thank you for making our Valentine’s Day so special.

FA
Wales
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Well worth the price. We had the tasting menu and LOVED most dishes.

LM
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant! Food is stunning. Staff are great. Perfect dining experience

CH
Wales
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The staff really took care of us and made us feel welcomed. Really couldn't fault it. Thank you!

AG
Wales
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, you must try the tasting menu.... it will blow your mind. Delicious, is not a good enough word to describe the meal. Thank you Heaneys for making my birthday special!!

RS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great place to lunch or dine. Service is fine for me , I like leisurely but not slow . Food is excellent but the wine list just a tad on the pricey side .Heaneys is a definite culinary experience as opposed to a straight forward and more ordinary restaurant with a couple of “pretentious gestures “ .
I really enjoy eating there .

GP
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The options for a vegetarian were poor (unimaginative) but otherwise it was a very enjoyable experience.

SB
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A really high quality Sunday lunch. However it is mystifying that there was NO vegetarian option at all. This was further compounded by a lot of the veg being cooked with meat and confusion among the (very friendly) staff about what could be done about this. Luckily friends ate fish, but accompaniments were confusing.

JG
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday lunch for four was absolutely delicious each course had our taste buds jumping exactly how good food should be.

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We had the taster menu and whilst the food was faultless, the portion sizes were far too small.

We were not told about the concept when we sat down as the staff seemed stretched on what obviously a busy night.

If we had been told that the portion sizes were what they were, we certainly would have had a rethink on what we ordered? The service was a little strained too as the dish explanations seemed to be quiet and mumbled from the very young staff.

The food quality and presentation was faultless but we felt the value for money for what we had was poor. We were really looking forward to our visit but left a little underwealmed?

To top it off, we were over charged on the bill which highlighted how stretched the servers were on the night.

While the concept was good, maybe they need to focus a little on the size of the portions?

W certainly wont be returning in a hurry if that was what we get for £100.

N
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our fifth visit and food as good as ever. Place was full to bursting, with a dozen patrons sitting at the bar awaiting free tables. Service a little slow due to being so busy.
Tasting menu for two people to share was £42 per diner and included beef tartar, hake with cauliflower, scallops and barbecued Irish lamb. All delish!

EB
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Would highly recommend

AR
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is always outstanding. Would highly recommend to all. The service was good but they were clearly under staffed on the day and we had to wait a long time for drinks etc.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seriously good food ... lots of different textures and flavours .. fabulous , imaginative presentation.
Excellent service .. attentive but not overly
Only complaint is the sound ... very noisy when busy .. maybe could do with some more soft furnishings to absorb the sound
We will definitely be returning

C
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Heaney can clearly cook. There some amazing flavours but the way food was served meant i would watch whilst my partner ate then she would watch me. It was weird. I suppose they wanted the meal to be a discussion but it was just annoying. The menu Was overly navel gazing, lots of competing flavours not necessarily complimentary. The lamb was incredible as was the crab risotto Where as the beef tartar was an abomination. The staff are humourless and whisper despite the loud grating music. Value wise it was a poor experience for a steep bill, however it has potential to be fantastic, perhaps we were just unlucky.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute food journey. We had the taster menu and every dish brought a surprise. Razor clam ceviche and the lamb were outstanding.My favourite was the artichoke icecream desert. Incredible.

g
Wales
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

good food cooked well presented exceptionally well.venue great staff superb

SW
Wales
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the 10 course sharing tasting menu . The food was fabulous. The ambience was lovely and the staff were friendly and efficient. They new what food was coming and described it when it came. The chef Tommy Heaney signed our menu for us and came out to see us as it was an anniversary present a lovely personal touch. We very very impressed and will definitely eat there again.

OT
Wales
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never fails to impress. As soon as I leave I can’t wait to go back! Amazing staff, incredible food. The only place to eat in Cardiff.

TL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sunday lunch in cardiff. Excellent service and even better food.

LS
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful culinary experience but I have to say that the wine is very over priced

MJ
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a special birthday celebration and the meal was superb! Two of the six members of our group were vegetarian and one also has to follow a GF diet. None of this was a problem and they were astounded by the quality and presentation of their dishes. We too were licking our lips long after each dish had been savoured! A gem of a restaurant with a really exciting menu! Abby was a superb waitress the whole evening and this made for a memorable night out. Can’t wait to have an excuse to eat here again!

S
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food &wine.We had the shared tasting menu which was superb.Table booked for 6pm & we felt a little rushed to start with but this slowed down as the evening progressed.
Noise level was the biggest negative point.We left at 8.15 , certainly not a restaurant to go for a quiet meal.

GJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

I’m not convinced about Heany’s the food taste and quality was excellent but the concept of tapas at such high cost was too much. The waiting staff were outstanding. So overall the cost and concept of the offer was not for us.

LG
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeting very welcoming. Amazing food, Service was excellent. Will come back again. Highly recommended.

OT
Wales
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty food, excellent restaurant!