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Restaurant Minuet

42 Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BW, Wales
+44 29 2034 1794
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Ranked #18 of 882 restaurants in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $27
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I chanced upon this lovely small Italian restaurant today. It has tables outside in the arcade and the waitress was immediately friendly and efficient. We had an excellent meal which was very tasty, substantial and prepared piping hot in a short space of time. We were asked how we would like the sauces and these were spot on. I would... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I stumbled across this little restaurant by chance during a recent visit to Cardiff. There is seating both inside the restaurant itself and outside in the arcade where it is located. I noticed the restaurant was quite busy and that the portions looked nice and were large. After inspecting the menu, I also discovered it was quite cheap to eat... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Small restaurant but very cosy. Amazing food for great value. Service was really good, it felt like being at home. Loved it. 10

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UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Looking for a lunch whilst on a visit to Cardiff, we happened across Restaurant Minuet in the Castle Arcade. Service was friendly and efficient on a busy Saturday (European Rugby Finals weekend). A good selection of dishes satisfied all tastes, as did the portion sizes and quality. The prices were excellent value for money. Definitely be back next time we... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Really I should not be writing a review about this fantastic little gem. As I don't want other people to know. Simply the best little Italian restaurant around......But don't shout it from the roof tops! A must try when visiting Cardiff

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Barcelona, Spain
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11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I have been visiting here since 1997 (scary)! The food has never changed and that is a relief as its wonderful. I now take my kids who are 8 and 5 and they think its the best spaghetti Bol ever! Of all the places we could choose in cardiff, we are always drawn back to the cafe minuet. Love it.

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