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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 #6 of 851 restaurants in Cardiff
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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Bath, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Very pleasant half an hour spent at this delightful little tea rooms and adjoining gift shop. Staff charming and food basic homely fare. I recommend the apricot and lavender preserve.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Perfect place to warm up and catch our breath after the RHS Cardiff Flower show. Very friendly, helpful staff. Gorgeous old china crockery. Nice cakes and lovely looking lunch menu. Will certainly be back.

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penarth
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117 reviews 117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

On our way to the RHS flower show today we noticed how attractive the tables and chairs looked outside Pettigrew Tea Rooms so decided to stop and indulge. Waitress service (I love it!) very efficient and very friendly. We ordered 2 cappuccinos, a piece of blood orange and almond cake and a piece of white chocolate, earl grey and honey... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Just purchased a "last minute" birthday cake for my daughter's 40th birthday and once again the staff at Pettigrews excelled themselves. The cake was ready and waiting for collection after just 3 days notice and to say that it was "fabulous" is an understatement ! The triple chocolate masterpiece came adorned with fresh raspberries, an appropriate message iced on the... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We arrived on a sunny Sunday afternoon and we were given a table straight away. I had the Cream tea including 2 nice scones 1 fruit and 1 plain. The Welsh butter and Jam was a nice touch. WELL DONE! (This small detail and effort is so often overlooked by other coffee shops, I HATE getting generic Cash & Carry... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Waited for nearly an hour for a table on a Saturday afternoon, for an average cup of coffee and an average (well, a bit dry) slice of cake. Not sure what all the fuss is about to be honest. Good points - Friendly staff and nice location.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Visited as Mother's Day treat with my daughter. Perfect! Just the right blend of elegance and sophistication, friendliness and outstanding service. Wonderful cakes - including three gluten free choices! Highly recommend.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

This was my first time at Pettigrew Tea Rooms. My daughter booked the afternoon tea for a surprise Mothers Day gift, I was absolutely over the moon with the choice of venue. She could not have chose better, being a coeliac it was brilliant being able to have gluten free sandwiches, scones and the best blood orange and almond cake.... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Visited the tea rooms on a Sunday after a walk in the park. Having been told about how great the cakes were we were looking forward to trying some for ourselves. I had a ham sandwich first, 4 small triangles and a salad with a handful of crisps on the side. I feel for just under £6 this really doesn't... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Went to the tea rooms in my lunch hour as it was recommended. I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was absolutely lovely! We sat outside, there is a huge selection of cakes and food available, at very reasonable prices! I had a cream tea for £5.95, which I think is brilliant! Lovely staff, lovely food and excellent prices!... More

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