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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4.7
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4.6
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DW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the tasting menu which was excellent value for money for the quantity and quality of the food we received. The staff were knowledgeable and explained both the menu options and the dishes on arrival. Every course was delicious and well presented and it felt more like an occasion than just a meal. The restaurant is bright and modern with a cosy bar next door. We will definitely be back.

L
Wales
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Everything from the service to the decor to the food itself was perfect. Thank you so much, we can’t wait to go back!

GE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We hadn’t appreciated the format of small-plate dining other than Spanish tapas. The format worked well and the food was very well presented and excellent quality. Service was very attentive and waiters were knowledgable and pleasant. Ambiance could have been a little more relaxed but we were comfortable and relaxed. The menu perhaps could have been a bit more varied as my partner doesn’t isn’t too keen in fish / shellfish. Finally, although we were relaxed we felt that perhaps some dishes could have been served together and the time between services shortened slightly. Overall though, excellent and would highly recommend to others.

CD
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heaneys is definitely our favourite place in Cardiff. The food is excellent, the staff are so friendly, attentive, professional and knowledgeable, the restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and we have enjoyed every single meal we have eaten here. I have recommended this place to everyone I know in Cardiff and those that have had a chance to try it have rated it the same as us, five stars.

MT
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Beautiful food, nice vibe and friendly staff x

l
Wales
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class food, from a chef who really understands flavour and texture. We had the tasting menu which was fantastic, every plate a delight with sublime combinations of flavours. The chef truly understands food and i would say cooks with love and passion.

One of the best meals i have had. The waitress we had was professional but also personable, recommended a good wine to accompany the variety of dishes we had. She was also very knowledgable about the food she served and shared our delight at such wonderful food.

Given the quality of the food we ate i would say that this is not expensive.

MY
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous way to spend our New Years Eve. Fantastic food, ambience and service. By far one of the best places to eat in Cardiff

EL
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and a lovely atmosphere! A little noisy but absolutely understandable with a big table nearby as it was NYE. Diolch yn fawr am noson lyfli

T
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great place and I look forward to going again. A really lovely touch was the birthday card for my partner. We pushed the boat out and had a pre prandial cocktail and different wines with each course. Brilliant! The only improvement would be the addition of a few carbs such as bread as appropriate and potatoes in some form or another.

L
London
72 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and good service. A really interesting and varied menu.

KS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a Saturday evening . Exciting Small plate tasting menu which 2 of had , very fish based —3rd member not a fish eater and had wonderful duck perfectly cooked. Lively ambience filled with Pontcanna’s Glitterati!

ES
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First visit and we’ll be back. Very unusual inventive dishes and each one was cooked to perfection. The whole concept is small plates which is the kind of dining we love. Very modern restaurant and the staff are friendly and know their stuff,

HD
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food. Great wine. Perfect date night.
We had the sharing taster menu and were particularly impressed by the cuttlefish, cured monk fish and ox tail.

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and friendly knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend. Will definitely be back

S
West Sussex
8 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and really great service

AJ
Wales
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff, i would highly recommended it.

EC
Wales
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again absolutely amazing food I already cant wait to go back :)

RJ
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third visit to Heaneys and we enjoyed it even more than the previous visits. Loved every course onot the tasting menu and a great selection of wines to choose from. In my opinion the food is on a par with the Michelin star restaurants in South Wales.

PH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heaneys just gets better and better. The Christmas menu was fabulous. The plaice was spectacular, as was the scallop.

SH
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mum this week for Christmas, food was outstanding as always and the service exceptional. Our waiter was charming and made my mum feel very special. Thank you 😊

R
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having arrived a little after 8.30pm we were on the later side of seating and the restuarant was full and 'buzzing' with atmosphere, having eaten in the same building before with a much quieter ambiance, this was quite a relief. We were quickly sat at our table after ordering some drinks at the well stocked bar. We quickly all decided to try the taster menu, one of our table had an allergy so they altered the one plate, without any hesitation and we excitedly waited for food to be brought out, we were not disappointed, food was great, there was enough of each taster and we all came away thinking this was an ingenious idea and a very clever way for the chef and his team to showcase their very clever abilities. We believe this will become one of our favourite restuarants and hope Heaneys goes from strength to strength!

E
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was good, but meagre. We had the shared tasting menu - basically 9 morsels of very nice food, and a piece of bread.
They were very busy, so a long wait between as well.
Not going again soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place! It never fails to deliver on amazing food, service and ambience. Also such good value for money. You pay a lot more for this standard of taster menu in other restaurants and the service is no where near as good as here. My favourite restaurant by far!

KS
Wales
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second visit. Food was INCREDIBLE. flavour combinations are amazing and is such a special place to visit.
We will be regulars!

SS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time dining here the first was the tasting menu which was outstanding!!! Only one dish my partner and I weren't keen on .
Our recent visit we tried the set lunch menu which I highly recommend excellent value for money and extremely tasty .
This place is just what Cardiff needed we look forward to returning very soon

NS
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food, lovely staff, fabulous decor. We had a lovely birthday meal here!

M
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, price and venue. Will definitely go back!

JN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Food Fantastic atmosphere Attentive Friendly Staff, don't forget to ask for the vegetarian vegan menu, it's full of treats

DA
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

the welcome we received was warm and genuine. It is definately a 'foodies' place. If you appreciate food as an art form and tasty this is for you. it is very fine dining. The staff are very good, attentive and knowledgeable. We went for the sharing platter which gave us a small example of 8 dishes. it was an experience and the food was very nice. If I went again i would not have the sampler. I would choose 3 courses off the menu.

c
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is quite delicious. You savour every mouth full! Love the variety of textures and flavours. Staff are very attentive and professional.

T
Wales
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing 10 course tasting menu again from Heaneys.

JB
Wales
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love visiting Heanys! Tommies food is just incredible! The staff are excellent, who whole experience is just a real pleasure!

LL
Wales
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose 5he chef’s taster menu. It was wonderful. Really delicious with intense flavours and very clever use of ingredients. Very knowledgeable and attentive waiters. Really enjoyed.

RM
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous. The best Sunday lunch in Cardiff! Fantastic service and outstanding food!

JT
Wales
3 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good value “Sunday lunch with a twist” in true Heaneys style!

ER
Wales
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Warm welcome, great cocktails while we waited to be seated. Had tasting menu which was excellent, slim tall guy serving us was great at explaining dishes. Have already made plans to go back and take friends!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable menu experience, go for the sharer!

MT
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I had a fantastic meal from the set lunch menu, it's not about quantity at Heaneys, it's all about quality. And my god do you get here. The food is stunningly presented, but that's not the best bit as the taste of each dish is simply magnificent... The test if a good restaurant is would we go back to dine there again, ABSOLUTELY.... If you've not been here your missing out, book yourself a table and get ready to enjoy one of Cardiff's best dining experiences you can possibly imagine... 10/10..

DB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We travelled from Bristol on recommendation, initially booking for four people but had to reduce to two due to circumstances and confirmed this by phone two days before the meal. We understand that Heaney's, as many other venues, suffer from no-shows and it seems entirely reasonable to have moved to charging a fee for abandoned bookings.

We knew the venue from previous incarnations and the site has retained the idiosyncratic layout, with dining areas on two levels, a bijous bar area created on the mezzanine and the whole place was buzzing.

The menu and selections were explained clearly, from which we chose the Chef's Shared Taster at £42 p.p. with separate additional dishes of Crab Tart (mains) and Perl Las (dessert). This amounted to 12 dishes total, which may sound piggish but in reality was felicitous, as individual portions varied in size and although all were beautifully realised, naturally there were some which were preferred more by one of us than the other. The dishes were served in the order in which they appeared on the menu, one or two at a time with the pacing orchestrated, so avoiding the tapas / shared dish pile up that can blight such offerings.

All of which would be entirely sufficient to warrant the ratings here, but the real star was Rachel at front of house, who was exemplary throughout, including managing initial prevarication over wine selection. Taster menu is an even mix of fish and meat (vegan/vegetarian available), so we settled on a Pinot Noir, which was a delight - as was she.

For personal preference we would move away from the current vogue for menus printed on brown paper stock, which are a challenge to read for some when lighting is reduced and perhaps consider extending some of the wines by glass to carafe-sized servings too, but really, just go there to revel in the food and support this chef and team.

JG
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite 10 course tasting menu. It seemed quite daunting at first but staff were friendly and set our minds at rest. I don't eat meat and it was no problem for them to alter the menu to suit. Every course was delicious and was a really special experience for a special occasion.