Mint & Mustard, Cardiff

4.6
118 reviews
£25 and under
Indian
Mint and Mustard is one of the UK's most critically acclaimed Indian fine ­dining chain of restaurants. Launched in 2006 in Cardiff, Mint and Mustard’s innovative, exciting approach has led a new wave of fine dining Indian restaurants in UK. Inspired by the Keralan philosophy of fresh, light and healthy food – using local ingredients wherever possible – our dishes burst with subtle flavours and textures that define the best of Indian dining. Our seasonal menu reflects our passion for flavour and innovation, and we invite you to explore taste that will redefine your experience of Indian cuisine.
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Bronwen
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Sadly, we think the food here is not as good as it used to be - it was nice, but no longer outstanding and we were quite disappointed. We eat a plant-based diet and cook a lot of Indian food at home. Previously Mint and Mustard was the only Indian restaurant for miles around that stood out from all the others - now it has (? had a change of chef and) joined them. Just to be clear, we haven't had COVID and lost our smell and taste! We are still likely to go back, but just won't be as excited about our night out as before.
The ambience is good and the service and staff are lovely. Obviously it is still a bit quiet because of the pandemic.

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Nathang
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Indian food we have ever had, super tasty food and staff were fantastic!!

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Williamspa75
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always excellent food and service. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a quality high Indian

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RachanaB
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was good on the whole. Chicken Momo dumplings which were not on the menu should have been pointed out when drinks order was taken to avoid disappointment. Was also charged for an alcoholic mojito when a virgin one was requested. Bill was altered at the end after we checked it but left a bad taste in the mouth and not much of an apology was made for the error. Chicken and lamb thali was wonderful but extremely generous and not enough rice/naan for all the dishes. In my view the size of the thali should be reduced to avoid food being wasted as I cannot believe most customers are able to finish it. I asked for a doggy bag as I absolutely hate wasting food.

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GrahamBarry
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was outstanding, when it came. Unfortunately, they got one order wrong which meant one diner's other food going cold whilst waiting for their main. Suggestion? Write the orders down, don't try and do them from memory.

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LE123
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super food, great choice for vegetarians and friendly service as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It was ok. But poor service and not really good value for money

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phillipt
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not quite as good as usual. Seemed short staffed and a little hurried. Trio of chicken starter a little dry this time.
Still a reasonable meal though.

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MattL
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not fault it. Staff were so accommodating. We have a child with autism, he cannot sit for long periods of time. Food was ordered in advance so not waiting around. Thank you for making our New Year’s Eve a great experience. Wonderful food

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JohnS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Terrific food , quality ingredients and very well freshly cooked. The thali was wonderful

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ACALL
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I have been twice now and both times were good. The service is outstanding and they are very welcoming. The food was a little tastier the first time around but nevertheless good the second time. Will be using as regular curry

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KennyW
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Enjoyed our meal, but the experience of having the taster menu was not as good as a couple of years ago. It seemed less special and we couldn't have it with accompanying wines. Service was friendly and efficient.

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BevJ
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christmas get together.

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LucyD
Bath
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gorgeous food - never fails to be fresh and delicious. We will be back time and time again.

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KarenP
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a birthday meal for four and the whole experience was fantastic. The food was superb - we had a mix of starters and a mix of mains which we shared. Portions were generous and delicious. The service was excellent throughout and the candle in the dessert was a really nice touch. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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RebeccaC
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was really great & the staff were very attentive

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Martin
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service remain outstanding. Best Indian restaurant in Cardiff

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MaggieC
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our Christmas meal at Mint and Mustard in Cardiff. The food was excellent, service and ambience very good. Thank you

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CliveS
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Not quite what it used to be but still a great curry. Went for a work Christmas meal (9 people), service was brilliant, food was great - bit noisy as on the run up to Christmas but guess that is what you would expect.

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CarlyL
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for a birthday. Outstanding service - thank you. Amazing food .

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KatieE
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday meal, the food was delicious and served quickly. The staff were friendly and bought out a little pudding with a candle for everyone to sing happy birthday! Which was a lovely touch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and full of flavour. The service was great too

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GillyMac99
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely meal and a lovely evening at Mint & Mustard. The menu is wide and varied with plenty of choice for the vegetarians and meat eaters in our group. We enjoyed great service from friendly and helpful staff. The 20% discount on orders placed before 7pm (Sunday’s to Thursdays) was a welcome surprise and made the cost of the meal for seven of us very reasonable. Highly recommended.

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FitzG
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The only thing if I was being really picky is that the music was slightly high.

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EllieG
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice food, starters of spicy calamari, tandoori chicken trio and chicken momo were very tasty, the chocolate samosa dessert was also delightful and I would highly recommend. Staff were really nice and lovely ambience would recommend this restaurant if looking for a fine dining Indian restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic evening, service was great, food delicious as always, great value for money. Lots of choice on the menu, something a little bit different to usual Indian menu’s. Definitely going back & definitely recommend to others

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Dundee
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I have been to Cardiff to have an Indian, it was really nice. We went before the Rugby. All the staff were very attentive and keen to please. The food was really tasty and great value. I would highly recommend checking this out.

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We hadn’t been for some time, food was excellent and so was the service. Will definitely be returning soon.

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MHFirst
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and ambience
Super friendly staff
Definitely worth a go

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Rich
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, excellent service by very friendly people.

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MariaM
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have eaten here a few times
Food and service very good
Would recommend

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CliveE
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was a combination of remarkable flavours. Even the Naans were superb.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff working hard and super friendly. They were always checking up on us. The food is always outstanding!

CJ
CJon
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal. Everyone in our group of 5 enjoyed their different dishes. The signature salmon dish was delicious as usual. The chutneys with the unusual popadoms were different and tasty. Very good!

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service through the whole night

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RebeccaD
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, really friendly waiters, safe environment. Fabulous food. We had the tasting menu.

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AG21
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely food, generous portions and friendly service.

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BethanP
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly friendly, engaged staff. Delicious food which was served wonderfully. A definite recommend!

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MLFAAS
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

We went for the Wednesday £14.95 deal. It was not what we were expecting with reduced portion sizes, a choice of one curry that tasted exactly like spiced Heinz tomato soup and a very strange atmosphere. The waitress was lovely but that was the only positive.

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shoesloveme1975
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited this restaurant last night and went for the tasting platter and house red from India. It was simply stunning, flavoursome and sumptuous food. Great presentation and great customer service. The food was aplenty and we left feeling very satisfied. Will definitely visit again and I have recommended this to my friends. Well done Mint & Mustard and thank you. Loved the photos by the entrance too - beautiful black and white ones.

FAQs

Mint & Mustard, Cardiff does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat.

Mint & Mustard, Cardiff is rated 4.6 stars by 118 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.