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“Evening meal at the retaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nant Ddu Lodge Restaurant

Nant Ddu Lodge Restaurant
Cwm Taf, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2HY, Wales
01685 379111
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Evening meal at the retaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Our friends were visiting from Australia and we wanted somewhere special so decided to book this restaurant and we weren't disappointed. We wanted to eat early and the restaurant does not open until 7pm but we were told we could come at 6.30pm and they would accomodate us.
The menu was very good and the food was excellent. The men had starters and women had desserts. We could not make up our minds about desserts so had small portions of 3 of them which were really delicious.
The service was good and there was no pressure to order and it was very relaxing.
Our friends said it was the best place they had been to for a very long time and they travel around the world! Glad we were there early as the place was full by 9pm and it was a Wednesday night.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Very tasty food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

I visited the bar/restaurant with my father for a mid-week lunch. The bar is rustic style with wooden tables and chairs. There is a wide choice on the menu. I opted for whitebait followed by slow roasted Welsh lamb. Neither disappointed. In fact, the lamb was excellent, and was an excellent sized portion of meat, and very tasty. Staff were very friendly, adding to the dining experience. I would certainly return there.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

I went here for a relaxing 'Hen' party. Being 40 & getting married for the 2nd time I wanted something a little more sophisticated The Nant Ddu did not disappoint. We all had treatments & had access to the pool & sauna area. Fantastic day!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

we stayed at nant ddu lodge, in a suite, absolutley fantastic, room brilliant, swimming pool wonderful, gym good and the food was out of this world, and what made it even better was we found a puppy to bring home, and even better the hotel is dog friendly so we will def be going back and taking "glas" ( blue in welsh) as she is a blue merle.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wales
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Tasty with plenty of variety”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

We called in for lunch after a trip to the Brecon Beacons National Park. It was quite busy it being a Saturday lunch time but there were a few tables available. The main eating area is set out like a bistro with wooden tables and chairs. We sat in the lounge opposite which was quieter and laid out with a rather old fashioned leather banquette and tables and chairs. The overall initial impression is one where some investment could be made to modernise. The menu provides a wide variety of choice which offers something different from the usual range you find in restaurants and pubs currently. There is a small board of daily specials also. We both had a particularly tasty tomato and basil soup which was served with lovely warm crusty bread. I had a supreme of chicken with pancetta and stilton in a lovely wine and cream sauce. My husband had a very generous rack of lamb with a mint and yoghurt dressing. Both were deemed a success. The service was very friendly and efficient. I would certainly return especially if I was in the area. As I mentioned before I think some money could be spent in updating the public areas rather than just putting a splash of paint around.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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