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The Brook Bistro, Cardiff, Cardiff

The Brook Bistro

4.7
4.7
514 Reviews
£25 and under
Unspecified
Come join us this spring for delicious food & great service in our beautiful dining rooms. Whether its Brunch, Lunch, Dinner or Sunday Lunch you will not be disappointed.

All Day Dining Menu 12pm - 11pm Tuesday to Saturday.

Breakfast & Brunch 9am - 4pm Tuesday to Saturday 9am - 12pm Sunday.

Bottomless Two Course Prosecco Brunch £32.95 11am - 4pm Tuesday - Saturday.

Great Value Weekday Two Course £15 menu 12pm - 6pm Tuesday to Friday.

Our legendary Sunday Lunch Two Course £24.95 Bookings from 12pm - 4pm .

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2 people

19:00


Booked 18 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified, Contemporary British, Bistro
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 09:00–23:00 Sun 09:00–18:00
  • Phone number
    029 2061 9738
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 514 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Wales

    Best Overall

  • South Wales

    Best Food

  • South Wales

    Best Service

  • South Wales

    Best Ambience

  • South Wales

    Great for brunch

  • South Wales

    Great for creative cocktails

  • South Wales

    Neighbourhood gem

  • South Wales

    Most Booked

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Overall

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Food

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Service

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Ambience

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Value

  • Cardiff City & County

    Great for brunch

  • Cardiff City & County

    Good for business meals

  • Cardiff City & County

    Good for business meals

  • Cardiff City & County

    Good for groups

  • Cardiff City & County

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Cardiff City & County

    Great for fine wines

  • Cardiff City & County

    Romantic

  • Cardiff City & County

    Good for special occasions

  • Cardiff City & County

    Most Booked

514 Reviews
  1. LisaR

    South Wales

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place, scrummy food and the staff were lovely! Will be returning!

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  2. MeganD

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food. The set menu is really good value. Waitress was incredibly welcoming and kind. We will come back!

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  3. BeverleyW

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely night food very good over all my chicken a little over cooked and not enough sauce on the burger every thing else delicious Prawn twirls were delicious xxx the crumble to die for Thank you

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  4. PaulS

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had Sunday lunch here , we booked for 3.30 hoping to miss the rush but still very busy with more people arriving . The food was hot and well presented , outstanding service and I would recommend to friends and family . Thank you .

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  5. Price

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday brunch. Fabulous food and service . Can’t wait to return

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  6. SueP

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely place. Staff very friendly. The food was lovely. We sat by the window on our reserved seat. It was a little cold though. The drinks (just coffee and a Diet Coke) were a little expensive. I have bought vouchers for a relative’s birthday, I was very impressed.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food & service, as usual, during our visit yesterday. The garlic mushroom brunch eggs were delicious & the portion size made it great value for money. My husband said his pork belly was the best he’d ever had & the onion rings were next level! My Bloody Mary was also spot on! Thanks to the Brook team & see you again soon.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and fantastic friendly service. Will be back soon

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  9. RuthP

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, a varied menu with something for everyone. Great service and a nice chilled atmosphere.

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  10. KarenM

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good friendly service..great food ..excellent value

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the most wonderful afternoon in brook bistro a lovely restaurant to visit we will be retuning for sure.

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  12. lizC

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, friendly staff, so welcoming. Really enjoyed our meals. Would have liked to see more fish on the menu, or more vegetarian options, but that is just a minor thing from a pescatarian!

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  13. SarahE

    South Wales

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another excellent meal at the brook bistro. Consistent top quality food & service. I highly recommend this little gem of a restaurant.

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  14. KayW

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent in that our needs were anticipated. The presentation and quality of the food was outstanding. My grandson was with us and they bought crayons and paper for him and the staff were brilliant with him

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  15. JoanneShack

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely stunning roast dinner. Step son said it was the best burger he’s ever had. Will definitely be returning.

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  16. Catherinem

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All six of us thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday lunches and desserts. Lovely, attentive waitresses who always had a smile on their face. Nice cosy atmosphere but I did feel we were a little hemmed in to the table behind, other tables seemed a little more spread out. I would definitely go again

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Bit disappointed to be told we had approx 1.5 hours when we ordered our food. Felt rushed as we were out for my husband birthday. could have been handled better we felt ..

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  18. ChrisB

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    As always. A great experience. Lovely food and staff.

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  19. ClareM

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had heard very good things about Brook Bistro so went with high expectations and they certainly did not disappoint. The whole dining experience from start to finish was one of the best we have ever had. The food was amazing. Definitely would return and have no hesitation in recommending.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Table was ready on arrival, food was amazing and the service was really quick but we didn’t feel rushed at all. All the staff were lovely and friendly

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  21. Emzylouise36

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing meal and great environment, will definitely be back! Thank you

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  22. JulieH

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply superb! We’ve always loved The Brook Bistro and have never had a bad meal there. They pulled the stops out for Valentines Day and we had a great evening. Food and service fantastic. Very highly recommended - enjoy, we did!

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  23. Helen

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    1st course - Seared scallops - delicious 2nd course Lemon sorbet - more of a palate cleanser really - nice 3rd course - Monkfish with green thai curry and lovely medley of fresh green vegetables: delicious 4th course - deconstructed Eton mess - disappointing, stodgy chocolate brownie, hard chocolate (?) meringue, berries, cream, ice cream. Something smaller lighter and tastier would have completed the menu better. Ambience and decor were pleasant. Restaurant was very busy on Valentines evening, but flow of guests was very well managed, so didnt feel rushed. Service was excellent, actually had to ask for a slight break before desert was served! And I was impressed they remembered that I asked for the scallops without pancetta and black pudding in my email booking. A much better experience than our last visit about 4 years ago

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  24. Matt

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal and well presented. Great service received.

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  25. FussyHappyEater

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Efficient service and delicious food and wine in pleasant surroundings at very reasonable prices I’ll be coming back!

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  26. NonR

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellency choice and quality of food, excellent service and excellent place

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our impromptu visit to the Bistro for sunday lunch. Food was delicious- so much of it. Highly recommend the french onion soup, prawn cocktail salad, roast chicken and apple crumble - delicious!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic customer service, food was delicious!

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  29. Nicky

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellant as allways staff are really lovely and very welcoming and friendly.

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  30. CarlT

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Just it's was amazing place to eat looking forward in coming back

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  31. Jackie

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and excellent service! Lovely atmosphere

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  32. BethS

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting the brook bistro. Had an amazing experience. Staff were attentive, accommodating and friendly. The food was outstanding. One of the best meals I have ever had. Will be returning soon.

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  33. RobertC

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice ambience good pleasant staff good attention. Good choice, steak a bit pricey but all other options reasonably priced. Draught beer would be an improved offet

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  34. SianH

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely as always. Menu choice excellent. Staff are fab. Friends with us was their first time and were very impressed.

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  35. Tracy

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely evening as always and still my favourite place.

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  36. NealJ

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place nice atmosphere food was excellent and the staff really friendly,the chocolate cheesecake is awesome,we will definitely go there again,and we live 25 miles away,well worth the travel

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  37. Janes

    Bristol

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, service great. Only complaint was that the menu said that the French onion soup was vegan and it wasn’t, not even vegetarian because it has meat stock in it. It did mean that I could only have the Waldorf salad which I wouldn’t have chosen but really enjoyed. Looking forward to the next visit.

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  38. Rhiwbina

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food. Really enjoyed the whole experience!

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  39. ShirleyD

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a little late due to traffic issues but the staff were get accommodating. A table of 8 were all served quickly and together. The staff were so friendly.

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  40. Lvicwa25

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Wonderful food. Attentive service. Really unfortunate that the entrance to the toilets was left open throughout the night l, leading to a smell of disinfectant etc around our table.

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The Brook Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 514 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for The Brook Bistro

76B Merthyr Road, Cardiff, Cardiff CF14 1DJ

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Cardiff
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 09:00–23:00 Sun 09:00–18:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified, Contemporary British, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
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