The Admiral St David

4.3
141 reviews
£25 and under
English
Overlooking Cardiff Bay, The Admiral is a chic setting to enjoy the rich and fresh flavours of contemporary British cuisine. Filled with calming earth tones and a comfy yet smart beach-side feel, this is a relaxing space to indulge in gourmet flavours, or sample one of the bold, inventive cocktails from the bar.

Serving an exotic selection of gourmet treats in a chic waterside setting, The Admiral is right beside Cardiff Bay Wetlands Reserve.

Support The Admiral St David during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 141 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
ambience
4.1
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JDay
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was visiting Wales to see my elderly Grandmother who hasn’t been able to go anywhere since the beginning of the first lockdown last year. I wanted to take her somewhere special for afternoon tea and this didn’t disappoint. Beautiful location, light and airy restaurant which felt very safe and of course fabulous food. I cannot fault the staff or any other aspect. Thank you it was lovely to see her smiling!

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MassimoS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

very nice restaurant, great location just on the waters of Cardiff Bay. Modern-stile, food with decisive and interesting taste. Would definitely recommend.

RD
RobertD
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great, very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Generally the staff were very helpful and polite.

BB
BeverlyB
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining room was a light airy room, with stunning views over the bay, comfortable seating, overall the food was very good & the service was impeccable.

RS
RichardS
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was excellent, the staff were very attentive. we thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

HK
HayleyK
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I went on a Sunday for dinner, food and service was great. Views of carfidd Bay were fantastic, would definitely go again

OT
OpenTable Diner
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely welcome, great service, food OK, but a limited menu.

CB
CarolineB
Buckinghamshire
4 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful fresh food in lovely airy restaurant by professional friendly staff. Definitely recommended.

OT
OpenTable Diner
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Great place to eat service was slow I assume because of covid protocol.

FP
FionaP
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Best waitress ever - thank you! Food was lovely and the terrace had beautiful views!

PG
PGtips
London
15 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Very restricted food menu. Sub standard food quality and poor presentation. Excellent views of the bay. Excellent service - prompt and courteous.

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vipSteveQ
Devon
4 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

First trip back to St Davids Admiral. I held up and due to arrive 10 minutes after my booking time so I called to let St Davids know. The restaurant number rang out twice, and so I called reception and a very helpful Consierge passed on my message.
Stood at restaurant check-in for 10 minutes whilst the check-in girl chatted to the barman, eventually got seated and service was good by an attentive, nervous but enthusiastic young lady.
The starter....Chicken Liver Pate was bland and tasteless, the toast cold and slightly soggy, and the chutney a flavourless paste.
I had a steak, which was well cooked, and the chips particularly good. Unfortunately no cutlery turned up after the starter, so I had to walk over and ask for a knife and fork as I couldn't catch anyone's eye (and I tried!).
So, really not an experience to repeat. Ambience was good and the view excellent as always.

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LisaB
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cesar salad and leguinie amazing
Portions size excellent
Lovely and fresh produce
Even home made mayonnaise for the 3cway cooked chips
You wont be disappointed highly recommended

JA
JamesA
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Good food, friendly staff, but slow service. A better desert menu would be nice

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Bebee
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Beautiful view and relaxing place to eat. Unfortunately the food was not as good as previous visits but I assume this is due to Covid extra pressure.
Desert was awful but was changed for me which was great.
We eventually had to pay at the bar as our waiter only seemed interested in dinners who were ordering champagne. Left for 3 hours for a two course meal at a quiet time.....

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AngharadG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Fantastic lunch overlooking the sea, great service and food

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OpenTable Diner
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Limited menu maybe due only just reopening. Steak wasn't the best. Fish was good and very large. Service a little slow.

JB
JoshBarn
South Wales
3 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great restaurant, superb food and a brilliant view of the Cardiff Bay. Staff were incredibly kind too and service was top notch!

OT
OpenTable Diner
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food with views to go with it, best burger and steak we’ve ever had! Along with prompt and friendly service from Massimilano! Will definitely being visiting again soon 11/10 :)

JR
JaneR
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brandon our waiter really made the day a perfect one! Bright, helpful and an excellent part of your team. Great food and beautiful atmosphere there! I’ll be back. Very special indeed

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LucyC
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. The service was excellent also, the staff were so friendly and helpful. The decor and music was so relaxing. I can't rate my food highly enough. We are already planning our return!!!

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Archie
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I Was Cold most of the time but not hotel fault as it was outside-staff put heater on to help it was 3pm on cold Friday afternoon though
Food and drink lovely
Staff attentive definitely will come back when indoor dining allowed!

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GillianH
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall very impressived.
Excellent service and lovely setting,
overlooking the bay.
The food was delicious and well presented.
Very good value, can't wait to return.

DF
DanF
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was average. Limited choice. Expensive. However, great view and location and service was good.

JW
JamieW
London
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really pleased with our visit, the lunch was superb, looking forward to coming back soon.

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SheilaC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Incredible views. Friendly service. Nice atmosphere. Good food. Recommended

MH
MandyH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Was outside seating and had no heaters so wasn’t great. Service was slow. A lot of flys also around by the water front

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NatalieB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with a beautiful terrace setting. Friendly staff and good service, would highly recommend the outdoor terrace for lunch.

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SarahH
Bristol
6 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The terrace area gave us a lovely view of the bay! The weather was mixed. Could do with parasols and patio heaters!
The service was first class and the food exceptional. Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch.

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LauraM
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brilliant night ☺️ meal was lovley so was the service was Massimiliano
Was excellent Deffinetly will be going back 🙌

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RichardT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great setting, great service, excellent staff

CD
CDuddz
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good service, very enjoyable food, pity weather wasn’t great. Can’t complain- enjoyed it. Fabulous view across the bay. On a warm day you’d just want to stay all day..

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SarahS
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely lunch outdoors. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and we enjoyed the food.

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LeonardoAd
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice location and good food, I would have appreciated a Smoking area

OT
OpenTable Diner
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was overall amazing! Lovely food. Lovely greeting and over all great service

SM
SarahM
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can say is a huge thank you to the amazing staff who served and looked after a party of 5 nurses who wanted a place to meet up after a year of not seeing each other. You treated us beautifully and really went above and beyond for us...thank you so much, everything was just lovely!

KL
KerryL
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and gorgeous bay views from terrace. Staff were very kind

CL
CLL123
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, friendly staff.
Lovely food. Beautiful decor. Relaxing ambience

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Hanne
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect ambience and we were made to feel like VIPs. The food was incredible too, original ideas and made from their own kitchens

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SueB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

You are told when you book there is a 10 minute grace period. We arrived on time and were left standing at the door waiting to be seated for nearly 15 minutes. Once seated we waited nearly another 15 minutes before someone came to our table to take our order after I complained. We were told by the staff they do not have enough people and that they are getting a lot of complaints. The food was average. I had the belly pork which was dry having been reheated. For a dish costing £16 I would expect it to be freshly cooked not reheated. £60 for a lunch for two is not good value. This used to be such a good place for lunch. I wouldn’t recommend Now and I won’t be going back

FAQs

The Admiral St David is rated 4.3 stars by 141 OpenTable diners.

The Admiral St David does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://stdavidshotel.skchase.com/vouchers?categories=dining.

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.