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Restaurant Minuet

42 Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BW, Wales
+44 29 2034 1794
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Ranked #20 of 890 restaurants in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $27
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, Wales, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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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124 reviews 124 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

When I'm shopping in Cardiff this is my first choice for lunch. I love that the focus is all on the food - simple surroundings, fresh ingredients and a little but of Oprah for good measure. I will never tire of eating here.

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Located in a Victorian arcade, it's small, quaint and cosy, with very friendly helpful staff and fantastic food. The only downside is that it's popular and fills up quickly. A real gem!

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Cardiff
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

For years I have enjoyed lunching at this great little place right next to our magnificent castle. The food comes and it is quick, hot, plentiful, delicious and won't break the bank. You get all this every time you go there, and it always comes with a smile. A plate of spaghetti with baby clam-sauce and home made garlic-bread will... More

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