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Pettigrew Tea Rooms

West Lodge, Castle Street | Bute Park and Arboretum, Cardiff CF10 1BJ, Wales
02920 235486
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Ranked #7 of 889 restaurants in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $13
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Dessert, British
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Pettigrew Tea Rooms are housed in the beautiful 19th Century West Lodge in the heart of Cardiff. This quintessentially British tea house is open seven days of the week serving, fresh lunches and delicious homemade cakes, all served alongside a wonderful selection of loose leaf teas. Join us for a light lunch or why not sample our full Afternoon Tea in peaceful surroundings, before a stroll through Cardiff's stunning Bute Park. A must for all visitors to the Capital City of Wales.
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94% Recommend
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My daughter took me here for afternoon tea as a birthday treat . Was fantastic food & staff wonderful :) will Definitely be returning xx

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

It's 12 months give or take a week since we were last in Cardiff so here we are at Pettigrew's again, Missus and Daughter had the full afternoon tea and I went for the farmhouse ploughmans, excellent as usual. Although I find the tea which consists of most of the plant including the twigs a tad slow brewing although being... More

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Hong Kong, China
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

My best friend and I dropped in yesterday for some cake and tea. Pettigrew caters for different dietary requirements, and I was thrilled to see two beautiful vegan cakes on offer. The staff were delightful - the young lady who served us was so polite and friendly! I ordered the vegan mango and cardamom cake and some spiced chai with... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We were a party of 11 on a hen party and without exception thoroughly enjoyed our experience.quality and quantiy of food amazing and our server friendly and helpful and paid enormous attention to detail;a lovely girl. Would thoroughly recommend and will definately return when visiting this beautiful city. Our wonderful afternoon rounded off a perfect weekend. Thank you

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Navan, Ireland
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Everything about this tea rooms is excellent. The staff are friendly and helpful, the setting is lovely with both outdoor and indoor seating. I have tried the soup, cream tea, salad and afternoon tea on different occasions and they were all amazing! The staff are always very attentive and accommodate any changes required. The cakes are also delicious, freshly made... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you're looking for a place to take a break in the middle of traveling, this may be a perfect place for you! ;) Not more or less, this place just serve some tea and cakes. They have a large variety in both though! We tried the peace tea and lemon dizzle cake, both are very nice, especially the peach... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I enjoyed my afternoon tea so much. Staff were excellent, service brilliant and top cakes! A place to go when in Cardiff. Put it on you MUST do list.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If ever visiting Cardiff this tea room has to be a place to try.with its stunning surroundings of and in bute park.with a nice choice of fine teas and the best cakes I have ever tasted.the cream teas are stunning

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North Wales, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Visited twice whilst we where in Cardiff for a week in July. Food was as good as ever and realy nice to have lunch outside in the sun watching the world go by. Great to see the tea rooms going from strength to strength. We have visited every time we have been to Cardiff for the last three years and... More

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Cowbridge, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Table outside on a lovely sunny afternoon watching the world go by. Very friendly and obliging staff. I had gluten free blood orange and almond cake with Assam tea. Lovely moist cake. My wife had chocolate and beetroot cake with black Americano coffee. The chocolate cake portion was huge if a bit dry at the base. On request we were... More

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