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“Luxury in the library”
Review of Three Arches

Three Arches
Ranked #294 of 1,232 Restaurants in Cardiff
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Restaurant in Brains pub
1 review
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“Luxury in the library”
Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

Whole king tiger prawns to start! Perfect! We followed with the roasted peppers and tomatoe soup. We dipped hunks of home cooked bread before tucking into chicken ham and mushroom pie with thick hand cooked chips. Our main was an 8oz steak with BBQ sauce and cheese - divine ! We'd just returned from a week in Paris - the food service and value here blows the French Capitol away. Service here is great and a modest but well edited wine list seals the desl. What a bargain. We"ll keep coming back. Glen

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Crystalglennis
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“Fantastic night and obliging staff!”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

My family and I regularly visit the Arches and have never had any problems with prices, food or staff. My fathers 60th was approaching and we decided to celebrate it with friends and family at the arches. The management and staff there were very obliging and grateful to help us. They reserved a corner of the pub for us where we were able to all relax and enjoy our evening. We couldn't believe how helpful and hospitable the staff and management team were. We would definitely recommend using the Arches as a venue for parties and to visit with friends & family. Thanks again.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Sllparsons
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“New Manager Rude”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

My friends and I go to the three archers nearly every week since we all live in the same area. Good atmosphere and a nice place to have a drink with friends.

However on the 31st July 2013, we came to the pub for a get together for my friend who was leaving for Sweden the next day. We sat on the benches by the door entrance outside and had been buying alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks for about 2 hours. We eventually went inside to take a look at the food menu to order and the New Head Manager they recently employed came up to us and said
''Are you actually going to buy a drink or are you waiting for your parents to pick you up?''
He said it in a rude sly tone. We are all 19 years old and even though we look younger than our age, we didn't look THAT young enough to ''have parents pick us up.'' The manager was rude and prejudice against our age and looks! We are paying customers and he had no right, manager or not to make this comment at us. Terrible customer service!

This new managers attitude to younger people and customers has offended us and has tainted my willingness to go to this pub anymore!! This is not the first complaint I've heard about this New Manager

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Riveress
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“girls night out”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Good service but the food was not as good as previous visit. The previous meal had more sides with it and was presented better.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Jacqueline C
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Does what is says on the tin”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Always busy and atmospheric, staff always quite friendly and cannot complain about the quality of the food for the price.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank GlobalGooner81
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