The Conway

4.4
141 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Nestled in the Cardiff suburb of Pontcanna, The Conway is a traditional pub for today which has been warmly welcomed into the local community.

The Conway has a traditional bar, a living room style dining area & cosy fireside sofas. It’s a small venue so booking for dining, particularly at busy periods, is recommended. There is a covered outdoor area at the front, great for outside urban eating & drinking and anticipated to remain popular following recent restrictions. The blackboard menu offers classic pub favourites, daily specials and the chef’s own inspired dishes, whilst the bar serves a selection of guest ales & a great wine list that is available by the bottle & glass.
We close online bookings at the start of service, but please call if you wish to eat on the same day, we may well be able to find you a table.

The Conway closes on Monday and opens at 4pm Tuesday for drinks only. We’re open Wednesday through to Sunday as usual.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 141 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
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MonnowMike
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best Sunday lunches I’ve ever had at a pub/restaurant. I would heartily recommend The Conway

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AntonyW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Friendly service. Menu was good but disappointing a couple of things were sold out on menu. One of our plates was delivered incorrectly. Guy that took out order did not write anything down when we gave our order which would explain that. Mistake dealt with courteously but in future perhaps write order down or confirm the order back? Overall a good experience but let down by a simple mistake.

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Bob5k
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Conway never disappoints, fantastic food and great value

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JayneS
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We had come to celebrate my fathers 92nd birthday. The restaurant was cold which made the whole experience disappointing. The staff went out of their way to accommodate us and we were able to sit by the fire ( which they had trouble lighting) until our meal was served.
Unfortunately, the restaurant did not warm up. My father would not eat and had to be taken home.

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Pobren
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and service. Can’t fault thdd we Conway team

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peterf
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really enjoyable Sunday lunch. Friendly efficient service

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DanielleE
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food tasted really good and the service was friendly

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Dubhero
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff were really nice, friendly and helpful. Food was quite quick for a Sunday. The starters were ok and part of the two course for £22 deal. The actual Sunday roast was great. Really tasty, home cooked style and decent portions. We all left happy. Couple good ales on tap helped as well! Would certainly visit again.

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justdining
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service allied to great satisfying food. Prompt attention to our needs

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RobC
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect mid week family dinner. Nicest steak I’ve had since last time there!

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Gimli
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Bizarrely quiet for an international day, lacked atmosphere. However, food was good and the service was pleasant.

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AndrewS
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very tasty, portion size was good and service was prompt. All you need really.

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Helen
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean, socially distanced tables but still relaxing and cosy. Excellent service and pork loin Sunday roast was superb

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RogerB
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Superb staff, superb food, superb ambience BUT yet very poor internet in an area with very poor 4G. Maybe it's time to update your WiFi as customers asking for passwords that don't work on systems that won't load, must be time wasting for you. Male it good, make it open, spend some of the profit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Celebrating our wedding anniversary. The place was clean and tidy, food was delicious, choice of drinks excellent but had to go to bar a when wanting another drink. Also staff didn’t ask if everything was ok and not offered any condiments with meal.
Otherwise would of given 5 stars

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SharonH
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and excellent food .. Definitely recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and organisation from the Conway team - thoroughly enjoyed the pre lunch service and followed superbly by a very tasty lunch.

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HuwW
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were incredibly patient, professional and helpful on a busy rugby international day. Food and service were excellent. The Conway is a half hour walk from the Principality Stadium in a quiet part of town. Would thoroughly recommend.

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Ackers
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Squid starter was nice but could have had a bit more squid. T-bone steak and fries excellent. One little onion ring and one mushroom seemed a bit measly. Friend’s lamb was tough and chewy but you swapped for a steak with no issues. Puddings were samey, sticky toffee pudding and banana bread were a bit dry. Would have been good to have a mousse-y or cheesecake-y option. House red wine very good. Our waitress seemed new and a bit nervous but was very friendly and attentive. A bit hit and miss, have had better found on previous evenings.

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patriciaL
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, produce seemed to be of a high quality, cooked to perfection and very tasty

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RhodriO
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great classic Sunday roast. Staff were very professional and food was delicious.

KA
KATHRYNC
Berlin
5 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service from Rhidian. Food was enjoyed by all. The noise level was only due to small children which can’t be avoided.

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TimS
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice environment, helpful and pleasant staff, good food.

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SharonL
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Went with friends. 2 meals good but 2 not. However, didn’t mention to the waiting.

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JMdjp
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was beautifully presented and delicious. The staff were friendly amd helpful. It was a Friday night and it was really quiet which was a shame as it deserves to be full and lively.

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JulieC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, lovely atmosphere,. We would have liked slightly more sauce/gravy in our dishes but o really it was delicious and we will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

We booked our table and arrived at the venue. We were a little apprehensive at first as there was no clear instructions for restaurant guests.

However this was made up for in droves by the the level of service received by the waiter.

Restaurant was very quiet and lacked any real ambience. But was very well decorated, clean and welcoming

All in all a relatively pleasant visit

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and chose the relaxed atmosphere of The New Conway rather than more formal settings that we have recently visited. The food was terrific, the range of drinks was ideal, along with great service and the atmosphere that we love. We’ll be back next week.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fab birthday lunch! Service was fantastic!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My gran is a difficult lady to please but she was made very happy. Bang tidy roast and lovely service - thank you!

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JaneC
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday lunch for the family. Lovely setting, great Yorkshires and the snickers tart was to die for. Service was very good. When one of the family had cracking envy, the waitress bought a plate of cracking for the table without being asked to. Really recommend it.

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GrantW
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and service. Will definitely return.

Thank you

HN
HamidNK
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous as usual and the service with a smile; great!

AM
AndrewM
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed it. Lovely meal and great service. Would definitely recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening at The Conway with fantastic service and fabulous food. The starters and main courses were cooked with love and served with friendly attentiveness. Highly recommended.

KA
KATHRYNC
Berlin
5 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed a very nice meal. Excellent food. Service was ok but I think they were short staffed which is totally expected these days. We had a fairly loud table behind us but that’s also unavoidable.

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KIBO
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Wife requested burger to be plain. Came fully loaded. Meant I ate alone while order was prepped. my main objection however is how the waitress handled it. there was nobody visible from our table so I got up to look for someone. Through kitchen door window saw waitress leaning on wall in kitchen. Signalled could I talk to her and she made a shooing motion. She them leanded around the door and told me to go back to my table.

When she did attend we ended up in a row, her calling me rude (I dont feel I was) and arguing the toss about the semantics of the plain order.

Very dissapointing given the excellent service I've had at knife and fork and conway previously.

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Teri
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

7 very contented customers. Food was excellent, wines lovely; great value, recommend a visit

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food as always. Friendly helpful staff

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HelenB
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect setting for a get together with friends or date. Service is really efficient and friendly and food delicious.

FAQs

The Conway offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 029 2022 4373.

The Conway is rated 4.4 stars by 141 OpenTable diners.

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