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“Never fails to impress! ” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Madeira Restaurant

Madeira Restaurant
46 The Kingsway, Swansea SA1 5HG, Wales
01792470000
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Ranked #26 of 484 Restaurants in Swansea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Never fails to impress! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My family and I have been going here for years. Firstly to the Cardiff restaurant and now the Swansea one too since it has opened.

What's brilliant is that it's the same staff covering both restaurants and you're always greeted with a friendly face, attentive service and food that never ever fails to tickle the tastebuds and satisfy!

The menu is small but what you do know is that anything you do will be cooked to perfection and leave you counting down to your next visit.

I've tried pretty much everything on the menu now but the Grilled Portuguese Sardines and Lulas (Squid) à Portuguesa are my two favourite starters (and the mussels when they are on the specials board). My favourite main meals would have to be the Fillet of Beef or Chicken Espetadas or the Cataplana de Tamboril (Monkfish, Mussels and Prawns with peppers, tomatoes and onions)(Meal for Two). I don't know what batter they put the cauliflower in (yes I know that sounds gross), but oh my goodness I'm addicted to it! I'm also hungry just thinking about it.

Please pay the Madeira in Cardiff or Swansea a visit. I promise you it will not disappoint you.

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Wonderful food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The choice of menu was great lots of different and unusual choices. The food was very moreish and the service and staff excellent

Visited July 2014
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Neath, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

After spending time in a meeting went in search for a quiet lunch. On entering the restaurant we were promptly taken to our table and given the full menu and special lunch menu to have a look at. Drinks ordered and then what to eat! We both went for the special lunch menu and not disappointed at all, it was cooked fresh and was just the right quantity. We had the sardines to start and would recommend them. Staff very friendly and attentive. Will definitely return again.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hereford, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent food service and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Visited on a busy Saturday night. food, Service and value all excellent. We had a lovely bottle of Portuguese wine and would recommend the sardines, they were a real flavour of Portugal and the peri peri chicken was spicy and enormous.

Visited July 2014
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Very nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great place, friendly staff and lovely food.

I recently arranged a works lunch there, it was easy to book/ organise and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. The food was lovely and very good value.

First class service and great staff. I will definitely be returning

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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