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42 Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BW, Wales
02920 341794
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11:30 am - 4:15 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 4:15 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout
Description: Restaurant Minuet was established in 1986, we are a small family run...
Restaurant Minuet was established in 1986, we are a small family run business serving genuinely home cooked Italian food with a difference. It started with a simple menu but over the years it has developed into what it is today. Our aim is not to serve pretentious, overpriced food with a drizzle of sauce, but serve good tasty wholesome dishes with the majority of which are our own recipes at honest prices. Our customers will enjoy their meal in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere to the soothing sound of specially selected pieces of classical music, that has inspired so many of our dishes. We are not licensed to serve wine and spirits, but you are welcome to bring your own. Corkage is free. Please note that during busy times there will be other customers waiting for a table, as we don't charge for alcohol time will be restricted. Please respect other diners waiting for a table.
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    Very good
  • 15
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hidden gem

Went for lunch and was surprised by how good it was. Tiny establishment with limited tables but the foods lovely and the prices are great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Katie B
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Went for lunch and was surprised by how good it was. Tiny establishment with limited tables but the foods lovely and the prices are great.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Been here twice & enjoyed both meals. Very good value & quality. More like a cafe style, not somewhere you sit for hours relaxing but good food & portions! Would recommend.

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Was recommended by a friend and were not disappointed. The staff were very helpful .I ordered the seafood spaghetti and my husband ordered the John Boorman (??) at the recommendations of the staff . Both delicious and really generous portions . Even my husband struggled . Best meal we have had for a long time and excellent value for money.... More 

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Barry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The food here is always excellent, the portion sizes are large and the prices amazing for the quality you get. It's often crowded, but that's not a complaint, you have to expect crowds for such a great place.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Visited there yesterday with husband and two daughters. Both daughters had been before and enjoyed it so much took us for a treat. The service was excellent. The food was of a very high quality, and had the choice of chips or salad with my mini pizza or half and half. I had the latter and the portion sizes were... More 

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

passed by several times, but never had time to stop. Today we made the time...and my only regret is I hadn't done it sooner! Best Italian food I have ever had in the UK. Friendly staff, and good prices, main meals about £8 or £9 each. located within a small, traditional covered arcade, we were able to sit outside, woth... More 

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Cardiff, Wales
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I have eaten several times now in this delightful Castle Arcade restuarant and I have never had reason to complain. Great pasta with great sauces at a mind-bogglingly low price. You can get two bowls of stomach bursting food with two drinks and still walk away with change of £20. If there are any cons, its a shame that it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

I've walked past this place so many times and not even given it a thought. Me and my partner had just come back from a family weekend yesterday, and was in need of a hearty lunch as we had missed breakfast! We looked at a few cafes in the same arcade and we're all advertising sarnies at stupid prices. When... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

What a hidden gem. The food was delicious and quickly served at a bargain price.the staff were friendly and the music and decor relaxing and enjoyable. I shall be visiting a lot more and telling my friends about this place too

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Having eaten here on many occasions, I am pleased to say that the standard remains high, the food & service is always excellent! Would highly recommend a visit to this lovely place.

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Additional Information about Restaurant Minuet

Address: 42 Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BW, Wales
Phone Number: 02920 341794
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 4:15 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 4:15 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 4:15 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 4:15 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 4:15 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 4:15 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BW, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: 02920 341794

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

Restaurant Minuet was established in 1986, we are a small family run business serving genuinely home cooked Italian food with a difference. It started with a simple menu but over the years it has developed into what it is today. Our aim is not to serve pretentious, overpriced food with a drizzle of sauce, but serve good tasty wholesome dishes with the majority of which are our own recipes at honest prices. Our customers will enjoy their meal in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere to the soothing sound of specially selected pieces of classical music, that has inspired so many of our dishes. We are not licensed to serve wine and spirits, but you are welcome to bring your own. Corkage is free. Please note that during busy times there will be other customers waiting for a table, as we don't charge for alcohol time will be restricted. Please respect other diners waiting for a table.
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 4:15 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 4:15 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 4:15 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 4:15 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 4:15 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 4:15 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?