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Restaurant Minuet

42 Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BW, Wales
+44 29 2034 1794
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Ranked #22 of 898 Restaurants in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $26
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
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English first
cardiff
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Called in for lunch due to the fact that we hadn't booked anywhere else and restaurant minuet doesn't take bookings. As trip advisor reviews were glowing we had high expectations. There weren't many tables occupied and we found out that it was unlicensed so took our own wine. This was great as it meant that you knew what you were... More

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London
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

In one of the arcades (I think High Street) we came across this tiny café and had a delicious lunch of spaghetti bolognaise. They were making their own pizzas we noticed too. Nice, friendly little waitresses offered quick and pleasant service. Our bolognaise was delicious and I would highly recommend this as a place for a quick and economical place... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This little restaurant is a little gem, and if you have to wait, don't worry, it's well worth it. The locals try to keep it a secret but the word has got out, excellent food in a historic location, no license but if you take your own wine they will provide the glasses.

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Over the years I've tried pretty much everything on the menu (except for the salad dishes!) and have enjoyed them all. Top 3 meals for me are 1. Rossini spinach pancakes 2. Liszt Tagliatelle 3. The James Bowman. The Service is consistently excellent which makes it a wonderful occasion to eat there every time. Going out for lunch with a... More

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Lyon, France
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This little restaurant right across from Cardiff Castle at the entrance of the Castle Arcade is very nice (even a small terrace in the arcade itself) and does some wonderful food (each plate associated with a composer's name) many with pasta but also some others. Try the dishes with spinach on it. Amazing. Friendly service, friendly spices.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stopped at Restaurant Minuet for lunch in Cardiff based on it's previous reviews in Tripadvisor. What we found was a rather cramped basic cafe/restaurant serving pasta dishes with rather watered down tomato sauce and some cheese on top. Pleasant staff and reasonable prices, but the food standard could improve. Maybe that is why there was only one couple in... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Classical music and first class Italian grub. I love this place for it eccentricity, honest cooking and value for money. Our offices are directly above this restaurant and when on occasion I take the staff out for food this is the unanimous choice. Great for carnivours and veggies alike. And the fact you can take your own vino has got... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you're in town and you want a traditional italian lunch without fuss.....go here. Awesome. Italian food without fuss and the pricetag. I love this place and go there as often as I can LOVE LOVE LOVE

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Great value. Smiling speedy service. No fancy frills but really tasty food - every time. The fancy chains should take a tip from Minuet

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The food is lovely and well priced. The staff is always really nice and friendly. I always end up finish my meal even if I feel full.

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