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“Fantastic food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Castellamare Restaurant & Cafe Bar

Castellamare Restaurant & Cafe Bar
Bracelet Bay | Mumbles, Swansea SA3 4JT, Wales
+44 1792 369408
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Ranked #145 of 509 Restaurants in Swansea
Price range: $11 - $70
Cuisines: Italian, Vegetarian, British, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Italian and British Restaurant, Cafe Bar and Function Room overlooking Bracelet Bay and Mumbles Lighthouse. Indoor and outdoor seating. Fully licensed. Ample Car & Coach Parking in adjacent council car park. Children's outdoor play area. Cafe Bar serves breakfast (9.45Am until 11.15Am), pizzas, pastas, snacks, children's meals, ice creams & drinks. Restaurant has a 2 course Lunch Special (£9.95) And specials board - includes steaks, fish, chicken, & pastas. Extensive wine list. Reservations recommended. Great selection of vegetarian food, some gluten free options too. Function room for 40-70 people. Open 7 days a week.
Swansea, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Fantastic food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We've had so many excellent meals here. But a bit expensive. The staff are always friendly and if you have a question about wine, etc. they certainly know what they are talking about. There's some lovely views of Bracelet bay.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 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
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English first
Swansea, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This has always been our family special occasion restaurant and we have never been disappointed. Food and service is alway exceptional. My only grip is that prices have gradually crept up and we now think twice about going as money is tight for everyone at the minute

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Delicious food, gorgeous view.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I came here for a celebration and enjoyed the food immensely. It was a lovely atmosphere, with the most incredible view. There was also a little outside seating area to enjoy a drink. My only issue is that I asked for food with prawns, it came out with prawns. I sent it back and they returned it with the prawns seemingly picked out, however they had missed a few. I would have been very annoyed if the restaurant hadn't excelled in other places.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Valentines meal not so love-ly”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

Let me start by saying that restaurant location is amazing and the views are truly stunning.

However, in a restaurant it is about food and the good was not good at allllll. Very disappointing especially when the prices are high.

The service was good but again food was just not up to standard and a simple tomato soup I had ordered as a starter was watery and quite frankly I could've done much better myself at home.

As of now I will only be visiting the coffee shop part of it for some Coke or ice cream as you can't really go wrong in that whilst enjoying that beautiful view.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A little mixed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I have been to both restaurant and cafe many times as I live locally.
The cafe is a great place to sit and watch the world go by, a lively place both winter and summer (summer it is very busy, so don't always expect to sit on a chair, but you will some place to settle outside. The food is a mixture of Italian and English, enough to suit everyone. Its a little bit expensive but I think it fair to say worth paying. A warning for both cafe and restaurant, service and food quality varies, I guess due who is working and how long the poor staff have been there. Please no one say 'should that matter how long they work', it would be obvious that you have never worked 12 hours in a busy bar/ restaurant.
The Restaurant is very Italian food wise, and the meals I have had have been very enjoyable, not all the people I have spoken to would say the same but we are all different. The staff have the usual Italian indifference, but again I don't like being asked if my food is Ok 5 or 6 times during my meal. Once is fine. Price wise its about average the normal rip off for wine. You will never get to sit by the picture window unless you are a footballer, planning officer, or the queen. SO if you want to have good food and a breath taking view, one of the best in Europe, book early. Parking is easy, huge car park outside owed by the local authority, so just to attract tourism expect to pay. If you are lucky enough to have children that you can let explore, stay in the outside bar, sit on the wall and send them down to the beach. You can watch them all the way there, see what they are doing, and spend some time alone with the other half.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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