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The Summerhouse

Bute Park, Cardiff, Wales
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Ranked #620 of 878 restaurants in Cardiff
Cuisines: British
Description: This is a fab cafe in Bute Park in Cardiff. It opens at 8.00am and does wonderful cooked breakfasts, even on Sundays. Lunches,snacks etc.
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Description: This is a fab cafe in Bute Park in Cardiff. It opens at 8.00am and does wonderful cooked breakfasts, even on Sundays. Lunches,snacks etc.
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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Visited the Summerhouse in our beautiful Bute Park for lunch on a lovely afternoon but disappointed in this café. I ordered a baguette and was given one wrapped in cellophane and was not given a plate which made it awkward to eat and the bread was too 'doughy'. I bought a cold drink but was not given a glass. When... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

Lovely day out at bute park. Summerhouse is lovely. Ques r long but it's summer. There going to be. Lovely food, drinks and ice scream. And staff are really friendly, some loud but funny. Would def come back again. Lovely location. And even have a sandpit for the little ones.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I visited the Summerhouse yesterday so sat outside enjoying the last of the day's sun. It is a great location, just on the river so nice and relaxing but the coffee was a real let down.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Been here a few times because it is in a good location for cycling the Taff trail, the food and drinks are just about OK but the service is very slow with long queues. Today on a cycle ride I stopped for a drink, checked the sign that they accept visa and then waited 10 minutes for three people in... More

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South Wales
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Sat out in the October sunshine eating excellent freshly prepared cheese and salad baguettes, and lemon cake. The menu is surprisingly varied for a small establishment, including soup, paninis, salads, jacket potatoes and specials. It's a great spot for people/dog/squirrel-watching in beautiful surroundings.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

If you are just buying an ice cream or a can of pop or crisps then this place is conveniently placed in the beautiful Bute park and you will be satisfied. Purchase anything that is not pre-packaged and you run the risk of having worse coffee than that found on trains and also buns that are very crumbly (presumably due... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

The Summerhouse is right next to the MIllenium Bridge over the Taff in glorious Bute Park. It has outdoor seating for watching passers by. Food and drink is ordered from a hatch, kiosk style. The food is OK, but I find the service variable and sometimes the coffee is almost undrinkable. I have given up asking if the toilets are... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Food is usual cafe lunch stuff - salads, sarnies, jackets etc. All the seating is outdoors but there are parasols so a bit of rain isn't the end of the world. Good spot for having lunch with kids, once they've finished their food there's plenty of space to play next to the cafe where they can be watched safely while... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Situated near city centre but inside Bute Park - fab location. Have been coming here for few years with my dog, and can honestly say have never had a single complaint to make. The food is always really fresh & tasty with a good range from jacket potatoes & baguettes to curries, lasagnes & homemade cakes. The staff are always... More

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Bath
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

I can't comment on the food at this place.... I queued for half an hour assuming I could get a baguette to take away without too much trouble, but when I got to the front they said there was a long wait for food and I had run out of time and had to leave. Is it too much trouble... More

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