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:)
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SW
Oxford
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience!!
Chef Heaney has got a gem of a team

OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Food good. Service at start & end of meal really let it down. Front of house team not bothered & more interested in chatting to mates. Pretty poor effort when you’re spending £170 for two.

HF
Wales
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 star evening yet again. The four of us had the Chef’s Shared Tasting Menu which was great value at £42 each. Standout dishes were Dorset Oyster Cucumber Dill, Orkney Scallop XO Butter Lime and the Venison Cauliflower Onion Chocolate. The handwritten birthday card was a lovely touch.

CS
Wales
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit for us to Heaney’s.
The food is outstanding,the introduction of the lunchtime set menu means we will probably now visit more often too.
Great atmosphere,fantastic service,lovely decor and easy parking.
Would and do definitely recommend to family and friends alike.

JK
Wales
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Strained effort by service staff. We’re we not good enough for their restaurant? Beautiful looking dishes but flavours lacking and clashing.

AH
Wales
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience at Heaneys, everything from the service to the food was incredible! Xx

HR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fantastic place to celebrate a birthday
Food was outstanding staff couldn't have been more helpful with tasting menu as one of our party doesn't eat fish. Nothing was too much trouble and the alternatives were fab. Can't wait to go again.

j
Wales
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service - beautiful flavours and inventive food. Staff knowledgeable and attentive.

L
Wales
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food is the star here and cant really be faulted. Service was very slow initially waiting about 20 mins for our drinks. But our server was very personable. The noise levels are a bit of a problem. Some soft surfaces or hangings would absord some of that. So the food is great but rather expensive as is the wine list. Good for a special occasion but unlikely to be on our list of regular haunts.

EC
Wales
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely stunning food and the staff are amazing, already booked to come back :)

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Amazing food throughout.
Could have been clearer with what each course was and even though it was a shared menu, each dish came with only 1 spoon every time.
I mentioned in booking comments it was a birthday and hoped for a nice table for the two of us. We were given a table by the door, and told we couldn’t have a different table when it looked plausible. My partner had to put her coat on for half the meal as it was too cold where we were sat.
We would return in the future but only if we were guaranteed not to get the same table.

W
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service with good wine recommendations and high quality food

CB
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I have eaten in a lot of high end restaurants around the world. The service was not great and the food was ok nothing amazing

RJ
Wales
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

This was my second visit. The food was very good but the overall experience was ruined by the excessive noise levels exacerbated by screaming children including a baby. The hard surfaces in the restaurant made this worse. I had invited friends to come along. They said they would never come again because of the children. I had to agree.

CH
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food and really impressive wine selection. A very nice touch to leave a birthday card on the table for my friend too. We will be back soon!

BM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere and sublime food. Staff very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend

EG
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing lunch.
The staff was friendly and on point

CG
Wales
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food, amazing vibe and excellent service.

HJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal with great service.
We had the tasting menu which was excellent.
Thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

SG
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The tasting menu was such good value and all the courses were full of flavour. It gave us the chance to taste things we would not have ordinarily ordered from a menu. Staff very knowledgeable. Loved it

W
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Novel approach with the taster menu and al la carte menus. Best plates of food we’ve tasted in a long time. If you’ve not been here you’re missing out.

Friendly staff who were open to giving proper suggestions, not just upping the bill.

OL
Wales
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second visit in 3 weeks. Planning on 2 more prior to Xmas. Enough said!!

KH
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for your birthday wishes and making my birthday lunch so enjoyable. Will be bringing Kerry next time very soon 😀

OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An elevated yet cozy experience. 5 star service with expert attention to detail. Well recommend!

G
Wales
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant food, great ambience / background music, and highly knowledgeable and friendly front of house team.

VJ
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Sunday lunch as always. Tommy is an amazing chef probably the best place in Cardiff

SW
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and excellent service - would highly recommend. The taster menu was superb, looking forward to visiting again.

EM
Wales
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic evening! Good food and the most attentive service from our host Adam - would definitely go again!

HG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening. Food was incredible. Would love to come back, and have spent the weekend telling everyone how lovely was my evening

SP
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We will definitely be back, also going to come for a Sunday lunch

TS
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed the experience and ambiance at Heaneys, from a G&T at the bar to being sat in window seats but still feeling shut off from all the other guests. The staff explained the menu to us and we chose the taster menu (as I'm sure many couples do) and enjoyed all the courses as they were delivered to us. Service was fast but predictably slowed down around 9pm as the restaurant was almost full now.

The food was as expected/recommended and will come back, probably in 6-9 months when the menu might have changed with the seasons.

CJ
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and exciting menu. If you like interesting foods and textures this is the place for you, with delicious twists on everything.
Service was excellent as was the ambience. If you are a meat and two veg person you may find it a little too much. However the team did say that they can change the menu if your fussy/ alergic.

HV
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It’s not your usual Sunday lunch - but if you fancy a posh one which tastes amazing you can’t go wrong here. And the price is reasonable too. Definitely one for repeat visits!

PK
Wales
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet again Heaneys provided fabulous food. A very nice vibe also for Sunday lunch. Definitely our favourite restaurant in Cardiff.

b
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our second wedding anniversary lunch and it was outstandingly good. An excellent 3 course set lunch for £30. We left replete and very happy. Thank you Tommy and the team! Sean & John.

HW
Wales
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The standard of food at Heaneys was fabulous. We had the chefs tasting menu, which was full of fantastic flavours, often unexpected combinations that were all complementary. A lively setting with nice bar area for a cocktail whilst waiting makes this a great venue for the whole evening. Staff were friendly and accommodating.

MH
Wales
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Taster menu was excellent. Especially for a first visit. Beautifully presented and served by very friendly and accommodating staff.

VB
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I wasn't aware that it was small plates and while they were well prepared there was too much emphasis on fish dishes and the portions very small for sharing. The food was very overpriced and this was even more apparent when the water was provided at a charge of £2.50 - merely tap water that was served in a Heaney's bottle. Parking was an issue too - not enough in an area where there is little or no street parking availability.

PL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit to Heanys and, after the first, we knew what to expect and where not disappointed. The sharing menu for two, adapted for one gluten free, was really excellent. Something to wow on every plate.

The relaxed but knowledgable staff see able to time everything just right. Skillful friendly service is hard to find, but they are nailing it here.

Thank you Tommy and the team. a great night.

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Each dish was a cocktail of lovely flavours put together in an imaginative way. The service was very good, with an explanation of what was being put in front of you.
When the restaurant is full the noise level is quite high, but it is definitely worth a visit.

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