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The Coconut Tree Cardiff, Cardiff, South Glamorgan

The Coconut Tree Cardiff

4.3
4.3
189 Reviews
£25 and under
Sri Lankan

Bringing Sri Lankan street food to Cardiff. Experience an explosion of flavours in our vegetables, meats & fish along with sweet and fiery Cocotails... a naturally abundant vegan & vegetarian cuisine.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sri Lankan, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00–23:00 Thu 12:00–00:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–01:00

  • Phone number

    029 2034 3266

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Menu

Word up! All food is prepared and cooked fresh everyday. If you have any allergies please alert us before ordering. Big Love TCT; Under 10s Eat Free. Choose from chicken rice, chickpeas. Sweets not included

Mains

  • Parippu (Dhal)£2.50

    Red lentils cooked in coconut cream

    • Cashew Nuts£6.00

      Cashew nuts and green peas soaked and cooked in coconut cream

      • Ladies Fingers£3.50

        (10 portions a day) Okra fried and jiggled. Served at room temp. This one's the thin sister

        • Hot Battered Spicy Mushrooms£5.00

          Polenta battered button mushrooms with caramelised onions. (Only for Vegans)

          • Five C's£3.50

            Carrots, Cucumber, Coriander, shaved Coconut with a hint of Green Chillies

            • Chickpeas£4.50

              Stir fried in coconut oil, onions, garlic, mustard seeds & crushed chillies

              • Fat Sister£4.00

                Pumpkin Curry cooked in coconut milk and turmeric

                • Can't Decide?**

                  We'll choose some of our fav dishes along with our legendary Hopper. This is not set menu, pick a few along with us here and now, let's make your choice rock

                  • pp£20.00
                • Deviled Dishes

                  A unique Sri Lankan dish served as it's street food version. Meat or fish are cooked in spices, then stir fried with banana peppers and finished off with crushed chillies

                  • Devilled Chicken Wings£6.00

                    • Devilled Prawns£7.00

                      King Prawns with shell

                      • Gova Mallun£3.00

                        Lightly stir fried crunchy cabbage with turmeric and coconut shavings

                        • Jack Fruit Cutlets£3.50

                          Presenting the SL cutlet with a hip twist: pulled Jack Fruit, sautéed onions, potato & tct ground spice mix, rolled and breaded! (Made specially for the V-GANG)

                          • Veg Rolls£4.50

                            Made fresh, crispy rolls stuffed with pan fried potatoes, shredded carrot, leek & cabbage

                            • Pineapple Curry*£4.50

                              Pineapple cooked in coconut milk

                              • Coconut Sambal£4.00

                                (10 portions a day) A fresh coconut relish blended with shallots dried crushed chillies and spicy green chillies

                                • Cheesy Colombo£5.00

                                  An off the scale FAV! Colombo style fried cheese cubes with sticky sauce (a typical street food no, but a family FAV that's hit it off UK side)

                                  • Hoppers

                                    Hoppers are a bowl shaped coconut milk pancake served with coconut sambal, seeni sambal (caramelised onions with a hint of cinnamon) and Lunu Miris (Sri Lankan salsa). Not for sharing. Must have for first timers!

                                    • Egg Hopper (Vegetarian)£3.50
                                    • Plain Hopper (Vegan)£3.50
                                  • Hot Battered Spicy Cuttlefish£7.00

                                    Sri Lankan battered cuttlefish mixed with a spicy garnish

                                    • Squid and Prawn Curry£7.50

                                      Gramps favourite curry, bursting with rich flavours & spices slow cooked with tomatoes, turmeric, pandom leaves cardamom & black pepper

                                      • V3 Clay Pot Fish£5.50

                                        (8 portions a day) Slow cooked tuna in goraka spices, creating its hot, sour & peppery taste

                                        • Sri Lankan Mixed Fried Rice**£8.00

                                          With chicken, egg and veg. No Drama

                                          • Chicken Curry on the Bone*£5.50

                                            On the menu by popular demand from friends and family. Typical spicy SL curry

                                            • Jaffna Goat Curry with Potato£7.50

                                              Slow cooked Goat in Jaffna spices. A special recipe from back home courtesy of Chefs Dad

                                              • Black Pork£7.00

                                                Diced belly pork, slow cooked in a roasted black spice mix, secret ingredients

                                                On the Side

                                                • Get Some Rotti£2.50

                                                  Sri Lankan flatbread

                                                  • Plain Red Rice£2.50

                                                    Original form of rice grown in Sri Lanka

                                                    • Pol Rotti£4.00

                                                      Typical SL Flatbread made with Coconut (Boss Man's Fave)

                                                      Kotthu**

                                                      Kotthu is a fine example of Sri Lankan hybrid food and served all over the country as luxury street food. Its made with finely chopped rotti cooked with egg, vegetables and / or meat

                                                      • Chicken Kotthu£7.00

                                                        • Veg Kotthu£5.00

                                                          • Vegan Kotthu£5.00

                                                            White Wine

                                                            • Trebbiano IGT Rubicone, Rometta (Italy)

                                                              • 125ml£3.50
                                                              • Bottle£17.00
                                                            • Chenin Blanc, Stormy Cape (SA)

                                                              • 125ml£4.00
                                                              • Bottle£18.00
                                                            • Sauvignon Blanc, Lanya (Chile)

                                                              • 125ml£4.20
                                                              • Bottle£20.00
                                                            • Cotes du Rhone Enfant Terrible White (France)£23.00

                                                              • Land Made Sauvignon Blanc, Yealands (Marlborough)£25.00

                                                                • Puiattino Pinot Grigio IGT (Italy)£26.00

                                                                  • Dry Riesling, Chateau Ste. Michelle (USA)£27.00

                                                                    • Alastro Bianco, Planeta (Italy)£32.00

                                                                      • Sandbar Bacchus, Lyme Bay (England)£35.00

                                                                        • La Copa de Bobal Rose, Bodegas Covinas

                                                                          • 125ml£4.00
                                                                          • Bottle£18.00
                                                                        • 2016 L'Ampélograph, Grenache Rosé£22.00

                                                                          Red Wine

                                                                          • Sangiovese IGT Rubicone, Rometta (Italy)

                                                                            • 125ml£3.50
                                                                            • Bottle£17.00
                                                                          • Tooma River Shiraz, Tooma River (Aus)

                                                                            • 125ml£4.00
                                                                            • Bottle£18.00
                                                                          • Chilean Merlot, Los Tortolitos (Chile)

                                                                            • 125ml£4.20
                                                                            • Bottle£20.00
                                                                          • Pinot Noir, Vinamar (Chile)£23.00

                                                                            • Melodias Winemakers Selection Malbec (Argentina)£25.00

                                                                              • La Segreta Nero d'Avola Sicilia DOC, Planeta (Italy)£26.00

                                                                                • Wildflower, J. Lohr Valdiguie (USA)£29.00

                                                                                  • Rioja Reserva, Ramón (Spain)£33.00

                                                                                    • Barbera d'Alba DOC Raimonda, Fontanafredda (Italy)£36.00

                                                                                      Sparkling Wine

                                                                                      • NV Prosecco Brut, Argeo, Ruggeri

                                                                                        • Bottle£25.00
                                                                                      • NV Brut Baron De Marck Gobillard

                                                                                        • Bottle£40.00
                                                                                      • 2008 Cuvée Dom Pérignon, Moët et Chandon

                                                                                        • Bottle£195.00

                                                                                      Draught, Bottles and Cans

                                                                                      • Lion (Sri-Lankan Lager)£3.50

                                                                                        • Camden Hells Lager£4.50

                                                                                          • Camden Hells IPA£4.80

                                                                                            • Orchard Pig£4.50

                                                                                              • Michelob Low Calorie Lager£4.80

                                                                                                • Corona£3.90

                                                                                                  Soft

                                                                                                  • Virgin Mojito£4.50

                                                                                                    Raspberry / Coconut / Raspberry

                                                                                                    • Mint Raspberry Ice Tea£4.00

                                                                                                      • Lime Sprite£3.50

                                                                                                        best hangover cure according to folks back home

                                                                                                        • SL Cream Soda£3.50

                                                                                                          Beard Mans Fav

                                                                                                          • Elephant House Necto£3.50

                                                                                                            a better version of fizzy Vimto

                                                                                                            • Wood Apple Drink£3.50

                                                                                                              the fruit tastes like a delish tamarind and resin jam

                                                                                                              2 for 10

                                                                                                              2 of the same

                                                                                                              • Rio Rumble£6.00

                                                                                                                Rum / Rio / Mango Liquer

                                                                                                                • St Colombo£6.00

                                                                                                                  Gin / Elder Flower / Soda / Lemonade

                                                                                                                  • Not So Cosmo£6.00

                                                                                                                    Coconut Rum / Elder Flower / Cranberry

                                                                                                                    2 for 12

                                                                                                                    2 of the same

                                                                                                                    • Sriki-Tiki£7.50

                                                                                                                      Over Proof Rum / Dark Rum / Nutmeg

                                                                                                                      • Little England£7.00

                                                                                                                        Gin / Vodka / Tea / Mint / Raspberries

                                                                                                                        • Mojito's£7.00

                                                                                                                          Coconut / Raspberry / Passion Fruit

                                                                                                                          TCT FAVS

                                                                                                                          • Drunken Srilankan£8.00

                                                                                                                            Coconut Arrack / Ginger Beer / Lime / Turmeric / Cointreau

                                                                                                                            • Sri-Presso Martini£8.00

                                                                                                                              Coffee infused arrack / Cardamom / Coffee liqueur

                                                                                                                              • TCT Chocolate Fashioned£8.00

                                                                                                                                Bourbon Whisky / Arrack / Chocolate Bitters / Coconut ice

                                                                                                                                Sharing Cocktails

                                                                                                                                • Coco-Passion£12.00

                                                                                                                                  Passion Fruit Liquer / Coconut Rum / Arrack Punch

                                                                                                                                  • Cina Colada£15.00

                                                                                                                                    Tequila / Rum / Cinnamon served in a real Pineapple

                                                                                                                                    • Ruby's Mum£25.00

                                                                                                                                      Coconut Rum / Arrack / Guava / Passion Fruit

                                                                                                                                      Sweet

                                                                                                                                      • Treacle Hopper£5.00

                                                                                                                                        with Coconut Ice Cream (folded hopper - hot dessert)

                                                                                                                                        • Watalappam£4.00

                                                                                                                                          Traditional pud made with Coconut milk, Cashews, Treacle and a touch of Nutmeg

                                                                                                                                          • Drunken Banana£3.00

                                                                                                                                            Caramelised golden bananas with Sri Lankan lion beer batter, treacle dipped

                                                                                                                                            • Lovers Leap Loose tea from SL Nuwara Eliya (Little England)£3.50

                                                                                                                                              • Turmeric Coconut Latte£3.50

                                                                                                                                                • Salted Caramel Espresso Martini£8.00

                                                                                                                                                  • Hand Crafted with Local Produce£4.50

                                                                                                                                                    Vegan Stracciatella (made with coconut milk and chocolate)

                                                                                                                                                    What 189 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                    4.3
                                                                                                                                                    4.3 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                                                    • 4.5Food
                                                                                                                                                    • 4.1Service
                                                                                                                                                    • 4Ambience
                                                                                                                                                    • 4.2Value

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                                                                                                                                                      KateB

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 15 March 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                      It was quiet and few staff on but food and drinks were all great and there is excellent choice for vegans and vegetarians.

                                                                                                                                                    2. GW

                                                                                                                                                      GW58

                                                                                                                                                      South Wales

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 14 March 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                      Service was efficient and friendly. Food choice was wide, with plenty of vegetarian choices. Food very tasty. Price reasonable. Well worth a visit

                                                                                                                                                    3. KP

                                                                                                                                                      KarenP

                                                                                                                                                      South Wales

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 14 March 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Really great food. Super friendly staff. Will be returning.

                                                                                                                                                    4. SG

                                                                                                                                                      SharonG

                                                                                                                                                      Brighton

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 14 March 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                      Food was great, but the drinks were a little disappointing. The boys had beers and felt they were a bit expensive for small cans, but we had a cocktail each, both coconut daiquiris. We really couldn't taste any coconut and the amount of mint floating in the glass made it unpleasant to drink without a straw, and that sometimes becomes necessary when your paper straw has collapsed.

                                                                                                                                                    5. JD

                                                                                                                                                      JamieD

                                                                                                                                                      Birmingham

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 13 March 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall2food3service3ambience1

                                                                                                                                                      The meat was tough, the fish (tuna) was in huge, dry chunks. The first drink we ordered took at least 10 minutes to prepare and we had to ask where it was. The cocktail “to share” that we ordered was barely more than a single with a mountain of ice cubes. Restaurant was cold meaning I kept my padded jacket on throughout the meal. Music was anything but authentic- mostly modern British chart genre.

                                                                                                                                                    6. R

                                                                                                                                                      Raj68

                                                                                                                                                      South Wales

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 13 March 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Had a lovely meal, waiter was friendly and accommodating. Enjoyed my free birthday drink.

                                                                                                                                                    7. GT

                                                                                                                                                      GlenT

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 8 March 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Amazing food...So good and loads of different kinds of dishes and flavor...great value and loads of delicious dishes to share with family... best food I've had in a long time..Staff was so good also...thanks guys...so u again for sure

                                                                                                                                                    8. SB

                                                                                                                                                      SarahB

                                                                                                                                                      Toronto

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 7 March 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                      Fab food and service when we dined there for my friends birthday on the weekend. We were a large group and had been given a private dining area which was great. Our waiter was very charismatic and helpful with trying to make decisions on food! The food was very tasty and although portions appear small was more than enough. Would definitely visit again and recommend it.

                                                                                                                                                    9. KE

                                                                                                                                                      KerryE

                                                                                                                                                      Dublin

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 2 March 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Excellent service as always. The young girl working there was brilliant at helping us decide dishes and cocktails to try. The food is always outstanding and the service always matches. Thank you

                                                                                                                                                    10. CB

                                                                                                                                                      CraftyBeerGuy

                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 1 March 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                      Booked for a Sunday lunch but it was remarkably quiet. We had to wait at least five minutes before anyone appeared although when they did service was good. Food was excellent: we went for the £20 “we’ll put together a menu” option which was more food than the five of us could manage and all very tasty. If you want lively atmosphere beat to go on a Saturday night as apparently they were very busy...

                                                                                                                                                    11. E

                                                                                                                                                      Erin

                                                                                                                                                      South Wales

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 29 February 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall2food3service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                      Was very disappointed with the service, we ordered a ‘can’t decide’ menu and they told us they would explain what we were getting. Waited ages for our drinks. One dish arrived cold. When I politely pointed it out to the waitress, she just looked at me and said, yes? She then upon request took it to be reheated. The rest of our food arrived and we had no clue what we were eating. Food was tasty enough, service was really bad. Very disappointing, Wouldn’t bother again.

                                                                                                                                                    12. q

                                                                                                                                                      quartets

                                                                                                                                                      South Wales

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 29 February 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Only issue was linked to our order for dessert. We got forgotten and by the time the waitress remembered, our choices had gone. However we were given complimentary ice-cream as an apology.

                                                                                                                                                    13. JK

                                                                                                                                                      JayKay

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 29 February 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall3food5service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                      Beautiful food as always. Very busy Saturday night and service very slow with forgotten drinks and food orders.

                                                                                                                                                    14. FJ

                                                                                                                                                      FfionJ

                                                                                                                                                      South Wales

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 23 February 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      First time trying Sri Lankan cuisine and it was lovely , full of flavour! Will be returning

                                                                                                                                                    15. ST

                                                                                                                                                      SteveT

                                                                                                                                                      Berkshire

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 22 February 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Superb food and good service, especially for an international day.

                                                                                                                                                    16. KK

                                                                                                                                                      KallyK

                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 22 February 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                      Really fabulous food and environment very relaxed . Great place to dine with friends , couldn’t fault it

                                                                                                                                                    17. NM

                                                                                                                                                      NMMouse

                                                                                                                                                      South Wales

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 22 February 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall3food4service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                                      Dined here on a saturday evening. Music was way too loud - even after asking staff to turn it down. Rowdy crowd - perhaps due to the rugby? I would recommend to people ages 30 and under, did not think it was family friendly at all. Food was delicious and staff were pleasant.

                                                                                                                                                    18. CP

                                                                                                                                                      CraigP

                                                                                                                                                      South Wales

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 22 February 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                      The staff provided my girlfriend with a special cocktail for her birthday and couldn't do enough for us. The decor is prettyu basic but this is part of the charm. Overall, very happy with this place and a wonderful time

                                                                                                                                                    19. S

                                                                                                                                                      Sushilovely

                                                                                                                                                      Oxford

                                                                                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 22 February 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      What a fabulous restaurant. Never had Sri Lankan food before but we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The service was excellent the girls very informative about the food. I am gluten free and 90% of the food was brilliant for me. I would thoroughly recommend you try it

                                                                                                                                                    20. PD

                                                                                                                                                      PaulD

                                                                                                                                                      South Wales

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 22 February 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Went there before an International match and the place was perfect, it was really busy but the staff were always polite and attentive to our needs. I would heartily recommend it especially if you enjoy sharing lots of varied food dishes with your friends. Eating here was one of the best parts of the day.

                                                                                                                                                    21. J

                                                                                                                                                      Julianne

                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 20 February 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                      Considering the restaurant was almost empty when we arrived we found the service to be quite slow, but it was friendly and we appreciated the guidance on how much to order. The food itself was different and really tasty, so we'll definitely be coming back (particularly as there were so many veggie/vegan dishes on offer).

                                                                                                                                                    22. G

                                                                                                                                                      Garethpj

                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 15 February 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                      Innovative and interesting cuisine, very reasonably priced.One of Cardiff's only decent restaurants

                                                                                                                                                    23. BS

                                                                                                                                                      BawenS

                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 15 February 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      The pina colada sharing drink we was informed it would serve two and a half glasses which it did not and the fried rice did not have hardly any chicken or egg.

                                                                                                                                                    24. MK

                                                                                                                                                      MollyK

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 14 February 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Terrific atmosphere, exceptional food, you can not go wrong with anything on the menu, all delicious and one of a kind, have not experienced food like it anywhere else! The cocktails are amazing, full of flavour, beautifully mixed. The ambience is really homely and fun, you feel relaxed and it is so easy to enjoy yourself there. A go to hot spot for us!

                                                                                                                                                    25. NB

                                                                                                                                                      NiaB

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 14 February 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                      We were seated over 15 mins and no one had come to see us. I had to approach the bar where a few staff were chatting to ask for service. Overall the lack of service left me cold. Food was lovely.

                                                                                                                                                    26. DJ

                                                                                                                                                      DavidJ

                                                                                                                                                      South Wales

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 7 February 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                      Amazing food! Let the Chef decide, 7 or 8 dishes and each one fantastic. They were still training staff up so not running as smoothly as it should yet but all polite and friendly. Music was loud and therefore so was the talking and this might put off some.

                                                                                                                                                    27. MB

                                                                                                                                                      MichelleB

                                                                                                                                                      South Wales

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 7 February 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Fantastic atmosphere, great music and decor, the staff were really welcoming and enthusiastic in explaining g how the menu worked. The menu read really well, the food was very tasty but was way to spicy with not enough mild to medium foods on the menu, so I couldn't each much other than the rice and breads. It would be amazing if there were more foods that were not so spicy hot hot. A great place to go as a couple or as a large group to dine with.

                                                                                                                                                    28. NW

                                                                                                                                                      NicolaW

                                                                                                                                                      South Wales

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 7 February 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      This was our visit and won't be our last! Bubbly atmosphere, super friendly table service, great cocktails and AMAZING food! Loved it!

                                                                                                                                                    29. ED

                                                                                                                                                      EllenD

                                                                                                                                                      South Wales

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 6 February 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      The food was extremely tasty. We chose 6 dishes between 2 which was ample, no room for desert. Every dish was amazing. The cocktails looked fun too, served in elephants, we didn't have any though, maybe next time.

                                                                                                                                                    30. CM

                                                                                                                                                      CatrinM

                                                                                                                                                      South Wales

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 6 February 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      My team thoroughly enjoyed their food and experience. Service was excellent. They really appreciated the shape of the table as it meant they could all talk together.

                                                                                                                                                    31. SM

                                                                                                                                                      SueM

                                                                                                                                                      South Wales

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 4 February 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall4food5service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                      The food was excellent, the noise level was just bearable, the service was poor as we kept having to ask for our order to be taken etc. The staff collected the credit card payments before the final drinks were served and before they had brought us our bill! I didn't like the bench seating. However, the food was excellent, I have never tasted anything like it before in my life and I would definitely go again.

                                                                                                                                                    32. BS

                                                                                                                                                      BenS

                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 4 February 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Very helpful staff when choosing what to order, really nice cocktails and great food!

                                                                                                                                                    33. HB

                                                                                                                                                      HayleyB

                                                                                                                                                      South Wales

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 1 February 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      Food was amazing and the potion sizes were very generous. Service was quick and friendly. Can't wait to go back again and try some of the other dishes 😀

                                                                                                                                                    34. PM

                                                                                                                                                      PeterM

                                                                                                                                                      Cheshire

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 31 January 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                      One of the best places we’ve been to. Food full of flavour, drinks amazing and staff were welcoming and made the experience even better. Pity we live so far away because we would make The Coconut Tree one of our regular restaurants. Amazing food!

                                                                                                                                                    35. SD

                                                                                                                                                      SoniaD

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 27 January 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall2food2service1ambience2

                                                                                                                                                      We were really excited to try this restaurant but left bitterly disappointed. On arrival we noticed it was cold, even the waiter had his coat on. We ordered the goat and potato curry, pumpkin curry, aubergine dish, rice. The vegetables dishes arrived in good time but luke warm. It cooled very quickly in the dining room. The Goat didn’t arrive and when we queried this we were told they had forgotten to tell us they had sold out. We were asked if we wanted something else instead and were given a menu. The waiter never came back to take a second order. After this we just wanted to leave. We did get a 50% reduction on the bill but we would have preferred to pay full price and have come away satisfied. On the plus side the pumpkin curry was tasty just not very warm. We don’t live locally but wouldn’t return if we did.

                                                                                                                                                    36. PB

                                                                                                                                                      PhilB

                                                                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 25 January 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall4food5service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                      Great food. Good music but a bit loud for our preference.

                                                                                                                                                    37. PT

                                                                                                                                                      PollyT

                                                                                                                                                      South Wales

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 25 January 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                      The restaurant was a little cold other than that it was perfect.

                                                                                                                                                    38. CP

                                                                                                                                                      ChloeP

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 18 January 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                      Lovely food with plenty of vegan options! Service was helpful and friendly. Would definitely return and recommend:)

                                                                                                                                                    39. JC

                                                                                                                                                      JeanetteC

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 18 January 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall2food4service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                      Having visited one of the Coconut Tree's in Bristol we were looking forward to going to the Cardiff one. We had a table in the large room on the right of the entrance which is not particularly inviting. It was cold and very noisy. The staff didn't seem to be very organised and they checked our name a couple of times. The drinks were not very prompt in being served. The food was however very good with the exception of the banana dessert which looked very unappealing. They gave us the wrong bill, one that was obviously for another table. Fortunately we spotted this and had to wait whilst they sorted the issue out. There were a lot of people in the room so you would expect it to be warm but it was not. Also the noise level was so high that conversation was difficult. I would not recommend going on a Saturday evening and we are unlikely to visit again.

                                                                                                                                                    40. AS

                                                                                                                                                      AimeeS

                                                                                                                                                      Kent

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                      Dined on 18 January 2020

                                                                                                                                                      overall3food4service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                      Food was amazing but service was absolutely shocking. We had to ask multiple times for them to take our drinks order then our food order. If you’re in a hurry don’t bother. We were also in a really cold drafty area but they wouldn’t move us so we moved ourselves when the people next up us left. Very small tables too, we were very cramped. But as I said, food was great and there’s a lot of it.

                                                                                                                                                    FAQs

                                                                                                                                                    The Coconut Tree Cardiff does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Coconut Tree Cardiff also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 029 2034 3266.

                                                                                                                                                    The Coconut Tree Cardiff is rated 4.3 stars by 189 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                                    Additional information

                                                                                                                                                    • Area

                                                                                                                                                      Cardiff

                                                                                                                                                    • Hours of Operation

                                                                                                                                                      Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00–23:00 Thu 12:00–00:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–01:00

                                                                                                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                      Sri Lankan, Tapas / Small Plates

                                                                                                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                      Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                    • Dress Code

                                                                                                                                                      Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                    • Parking Details

                                                                                                                                                      None

                                                                                                                                                    • Payment Options

                                                                                                                                                      MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                    • Additional

                                                                                                                                                      Bar/Lounge, Gluten-free Options, Takeaway

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