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The Conway, Cardiff,

The Conway

4.5
4.5
328 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
We are extremely sad to have to announce the closure of The Conway.
The much publicised financial difficulties which have plagued the hospitality industry have finally become too unwieldly to manage. Despite our very best efforts to mitigate them, the challenge is now too great to enable us to continue trading.
We would like to thank our hardworking, dedicated staff, many of whom have been with us several years. And of course all of our customers, but in particular our loyal regulars for their unwavering support over the years. You have all helped us put The Conway into the heart of the local Pontcanna community over the last 15 years.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Cardiff
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 328 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

328 Reviews
  1. PaulineR

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent. In particular, the main courses were enjoyed by everyone. Very welcoming staff and excellent service.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Sunday roast. Good size portion great selection of deserts

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  3. LiamM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very enjoyable and tasty meal. Great service and very accommodating.

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  4. GeraintJ

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service as usual. The only criticism of is that cauliflowee cheese was a bit overcooked, and disappointed no sprouts. But great overall

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  5. DafyddH

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was fantastic. Food was superb. Staff were lovely. It might have been my favourite meal of the year. Great service. Will go again soon

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  6. RuthF

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's been a few years since I've been to the Conway and I was really pleased to see that the standards of food haven't changed. Really, just nicely done, fresh food. Great service, good wine choice. Nice atmosphere.

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  7. KathyB

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service would recommend, but very disappointing drinks wise. . Not much choice of soft drinks available eg soda water, diet coke/Pepsi and J20 due to the business being sold. As 3 of us were driving it was very disappointing that there wasn't enough available only squash or water.

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  8. KevinA

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We very much enjoyed the food, the turkey meal was very tasty, not a huge plate but enough to satisfy. The apple crumble was also excellent. Service was friendly and prompt. Definitely happy to repeat the experience.

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  9. StephenS

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Boiler was broken and it was freezing, waiter gave us a small heater, but it did not help. You had our phone number. If you had notified us regarding the heating we would have cancelled, as we had two 80 year olds who felt the cold greatly. The food was the worst we have have at any Knife and Fork Restaurant and we have eaten at all of them. We all had fish and chips. The batter was too thick and hard making it difficult to cut and there was very little fish inside. The chips were ok, bur not up to the standard of your other restaurants. We were unluckily to arrive after a large party, so there was a forty minute wait for food. To be expected at Christmas, I suppose, but we were the only two tables in the restaurant.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a pleasure to eat at the Conway. Great team, friendly and welcoming. Excellent, tasty food with a good mix of pub food and bistro style dishes. The steaks are always good.

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  11. ColinS

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I did not enjoy sitting alongside the bar sometimes with six people filling the space and making it hard for us to hear each other. At one point one of them knocked me- thats how close they were and the usual unaware of anyone else. I also found it quite cold presumably because of where the door was. If the only tables for two are alongside the bar I would not be going again. That would be a shame as I enjoyed the food and. we were well served. The answer below is really not sure- if it was a larger number and we were in the room it might be fine

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  12. PaulaP

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was excellent, on the down side it was very noisy and we struggle to hear each speak because of the acoustics.

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  13. KJones

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food tasted great and service was good. 2 issues. Party of 4, 1 plate of food was served on a cold plate. Food went cold too quickly affected enjoyment of meal. 2nd issue bit of plastic in humus starter. Pointed out to waiter. No explanation, apology given. Shame. Won't return or recommend as cold plates is the absolute easiest thing to get right and makes a huge difference to meal enjoyment. I'd never serve my food at home on cold plates. Don't expect to pay for a meal on one.

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  14. CherylS

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    No one came to take our order, we had to go and find someone and similarly when we wanted to pay. When someone did come, he took my fish allergy seriously, which was good but it made him forget we ordered starters, which never arrived!

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  15. SallyG

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Conway maintains its high standard of good quality, tasty and interesting food with some quirky twists. Waiting staff were really accommodating and ever helpful.

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  16. KarenP

    South Wales

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely meal as usual but sitting at a table at the side of the bar when there were people sitting at the bar was not great.

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  17. JeffH

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Casual but cool surroundings …Quick and efficient service … Great food options and matched expectations, very pleasant indeed and to be recommended …..Thank You all!

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  18. Tracey

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely Sunday lunch, very tasty gravy and plenty of really good quality food.

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  19. PeterB

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent quality food and drink. This is gourmet food at good value pub prices

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  20. JACLYNP

    Kent

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous meal last night. We had three different dishes off the new menu, it was all delicious. Highly recommend.

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  21. LauraF

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I booked a table for me and my friend as it was her birthday, we had a nice table, we’re seated straight away, the menu was good. The staff were lovely, Sunday dinner was amazing we both had the beef and would definitely have it again.

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  22. Leesh

    South Wales

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fab steaks & lamb, great wine. Lovely staff. As always, pretty impeccable stuff from The Conway.

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  23. ValerieC

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    6 Adults for Sunday lunch. All served together, piping hot and absolutely delicious. Good menu choices and large portion sizes. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Dog friendly pub

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  24. JohnA

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service and food. Good range of beers and wine.

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  25. KathG

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very tasty Sunday lunch, decent size portion, good service, lovely atmosphere.

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  26. LuluM

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very clean, spacious and comfortable. Excellent food, fresh, tasty and great quality. Attentive waiting staff, friendly and helpful- especially kind and considerate to my 10 year old. We will definitely be back!

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  27. Iants

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality of food was delicious and I enjoyed a good beer. I'd also recommend this to others. Atmosphere was relaxed and not noisy at all.

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  28. Empty54

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant service and delicious Sunday lunch. We would go back anytime.

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  29. AnnaH

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really delicious well flavoured food - fish was beautifully cooked. Great friendly but unobtrusive service

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  30. JillianK

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food but please could the Conway get some decafinated real coffee in please for people who are eating late and don’t wish to be up all night.

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  31. AlexJ

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Chosen as our meal, drinks and chat location prior to event in town (rugby). Biggest attraction is it’s quiet, spacious and comfortable to meet and catch up with friends. The food (for example my fish and chips) really was top end pub food. The triple cooked chips were mwah. Finally, the team on 19 August were very hospitable a g helpful. It takes 25 minutes to walk back to Stadium.

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  32. JulieF

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely epic Sunday lunch!! Brisket of beef with all the trimmings was delicious. My parents had the cashew nut roast which he said was equally as delicious!

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  33. justfood

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food served promptly. Attentive staff but a bit lacking in atmosphere

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  34. JillM

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff are pleasant, helpful and professional. Food is reasonably priced, but I feel the quality and presentation could be better. Fish was nicely cooked, but potatoes and veg just need to be fresh, seasonal and simply cooked. Desert was a bit stodgy. Large portions are not always a good thing!

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  35. VictoriaO

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely meal at the Conway. Would definitely visit again

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  36. PaigeW

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and good value for money! We had the Sunday lunch 3 course menu!

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  37. Sandra

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Friendly helpful staff but food was disappointing as pretty much tasteless. Such a shame as other reviews we read all seemed to indicate the food was lovely. Maybe just an off day.

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  38. Leesh

    South Wales

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Slow service at the start owing to printer malfunction which meant menus were in short supply. But extremely friendly and lovely staff and consistently really good food, worth the price point. Cava is a steal on the Friday Fizz deal

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  39. Geraint

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff were excellent, food was excellent, especially the starters. Roast beef was perfect, rosaries were a bit Aunt Bessie’s and the veg was underdone.

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  40. JulieK

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very pleasant pub with good food and excellent service. It was very quiet on the Tuesday lunchtime we were there

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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

FAQs

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

The Conway is rated 4.5 stars by 328 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Conway

58 Conway Road, Pontcanna, Cardiff, CF11 9NW

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Cardiff
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun 12:00–17:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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