The Conway

4.4
96 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 area, a living room style dining room and cosy fireside sofas. It’s a small venue with social distancing challenges, but we’re making it work. There is a small outdoor seating area at the front, great for outside urban eating and drinking and anticipated to be even more popular during current restrictions. The blackboard menu offers classic pub favourites, daily seasonal specials, mixed in with our chef’s own quirky dishes, whilst the bar serves a selection of guest ales and a great wine list that is available by the bottle and glass.

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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 96 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.2
ambience
4.1
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Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CathM
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely family Sunday lunch enjoyed by all. Thank you - we will be back soon!

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ErinB
South Wales
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for drinks, lovely pub as always. The ladies behind the bar were very knowledgeable and recommended some lovely gin.

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IanO
South Wales
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, nice venue, friendly staff. Would recommend.

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CantonEater
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Staff at the Conway were great as usual and the overall experience was good, we always enjoy a drink there. The food was a little underwhelming this time though and not up to the usual high standards.

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JoBe
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Usually the food in the Conway is lovely but it was terrible last night and the service was bad.

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Madrave11
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff was so friendly and welcoming. Har the t bone was cooked to perfection

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justadiner
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good menu choice, well presented food and attentive service by waiting staff

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HamidNK
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Could not fault anything. The food was delicious, service excellent and such good value for money. The noise level was just right in the there was a certain buzz which is needed.

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AshleyD
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great staff and prompt service with a mellow atmosphere.

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davem
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was excellent, beer very good, fish and chips nice, outside seating area was okay , there are local places with better garden ambiance.

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LindaA
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My sister and myself ate here on Thursday.
Both had baguettes.
Tasty and well filled.
Would eat here again.
Thank you.

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BB98
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

On arrival we were ignored for a few minutes as the staff carried on with their own conversation. There was quite a wait on food considering how quiet it was inside! Once it arrived the food was good. Probably the only good thing about the experience. Whilst having our meal we realised the cider I had ordered was past it’s best before date and my partners drink had a fly on it. When we made the manager aware he gave a half hearted apology and handed us the full bill.

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CeriD
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Disappointing. We were put on a table by the front door which meant that we were sat in a cigarette infused breeze. We asked the team if we could move, but we were told that we had to stay where we were, despite there were tables free elsewhere. Basically it seemed that moving was to much effort for the Manager. Won't be visiting again.

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KateP
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a lovely meal here on Friday night. Staff were friendly and service was good. A lovely menu and the food was fantastic. Nice wine and gins too. Will be back.

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RachelO
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Tasty Sunday lunch with some nice proper veg, but what stood out for me was the service. The staff could not do enough, including offering me something different, as I am vegetarian, and whipping up some gravy ad-hoc, and even apologising there was not a Sunday roast for veggies, despite just giving me one. Really first class attitude, very grateful. Rachel

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JACLYNP
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another delicious Sunday lunch! Fab starters, mains and the best pear frangipane ever.

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MoadT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely venue for a Sunday lunch; the layout of the bistro pub is very classic/smart, whilst at the same time, it has a very really relaxed and casual feel to it.

The quality of the food was really good, the service was outstanding (lovely staff), and the portions were huge - it really felt like an old fashioned British Sunday lunch, in a modern/sleek setting.

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IanO
South Wales
4 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can’t fault this place. Great food, lovely looking pub and really nice staff. Would 100% recommend.

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GailG
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Very happy to see that they are covid safe.

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Mjdhk
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Conway was just as good as ever. We have always loved coming here- has everything- great beer, delicious food, really friendly staff and reasonably priced. Looking foreword to going there again soon!

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lisar
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing Sunday lunch, superb service from he time we were greated on arrival, sat down by the polite and friendly waiting staff, orders taken and food arrived hot and plentiful, would recommend and will be visiting myself again,

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EmilyC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely Sunday lunch for Father's day, the service was amazing. Very friendly and welcoming. We sat outside which was nice so did not see the ambience inside but I'm sure it is nice. Thank you!

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RRob
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic food as always. excellent value and friendly and helpuful staff.

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KATHRYNC
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Interesting menu with plenty of choice. Good service. It was quite cold due to having to keep doors open so wrap up warm.

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HamidNK
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was always with a smile and nothing was too much. Food was delicious and well presented with all requirements taken into account. Could not fault anything so only have praise. Definitely paying more visits!

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frano
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service again, thank you for an enjoyable meal.

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CKone
London
9 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Found menu a bit restrictive/lacking choice so ended up ordering fish and chips. This was very tasty although not what I would have liked to have. check in process could have gone better, did not feel particularly welcome.

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SeanJ
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Had a Sunday roast, two courses £21. Service was friendly. Quiet but with COVID rules not an issue. No horseradish sauce for the beef was the only issue we had. Roast potatoes not crispy enough for me but meat and veg were excellent

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jackieb
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive and polite service, lovely setting, great food and wine, really enjoyed our experience.

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jdiraus
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Having had a lovely time at this pub before we were looking forward to the evening. Sadly it was all a little disappointing. The service was slow, the food took almost an hour to come out, and both meals were too salty. It then took about 15minutes to pay. It’s a shame and I’m sure just an off day but it wasn’t a great evening.

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PaulM
South Wales
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service was impeccable, will definitely visit again

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AlexM
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiance and I have been to the Conway few times and it is always a pleasure to come back.
The food is just incredible and the staff is always nice and attentive.
As I am new to my gluten free allergy I was worried I was not going to eat much, but I was so pleased they had a lot of GF options!!! I was so happy for it!!!

We will back soon!

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IwanP
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food well cooked took care as we had 2 people in the party with allergies. Happily return

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MrsR
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious, service was great, had a wonderful time. Sat inside and it felt safe as the tables were well spaced out and staff we’re wearing masks.

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FionaR
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Main courses were small - they ran out of chips so assume that is why but they should have substituted for something else or offered a discount. Service was good.

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Nick
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Great pub but really needs to invest in a decent chef who knows how to make things from scratch and not just know how to cook steak. The menu looks great but the execution is far from it.

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Leesh
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent staff, as always and a wide range of fish, meat & veg options. Tasty food & nice Fizz Friday offer on Prosecco.

- Dad would have just loved a bigger mushroom with his steak(!)

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Kate
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Really disappointed. The Conway has always allowed dogs and we have been regular customers there for years . I booked a table Friday and bought the dogs. We were turned away as we were told dogs weren't allowed inside because of covid. Really disappointed. Won't be booking there again.

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Pablo
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening spent with old friends made even better by the great food and impeccable service. Thanks Llew for your efforts in getting a taxi for us. We’ll be back!

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Welshwizard
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Really enjoy The Conway The food is lovely but didn’t eat on this occasion
Good choice of beers
Red wine is expensive by the bottle but nice ..
Kelvin and Staff are very friendly and accommodating always make you feel welcome .

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 96 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.