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“What a location!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sands on the Beach - CLOSED

Sands on the Beach
Cuisines: British, Bar, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“What a location!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

We were here for a wedding reception in May this year and the first thing that struck us was the outstanding location. You will genuinely not find many other places in the UK with such a spectacular setting. Admittedly it was a beautiful day and on a grim winter day it may be different, but they cant control the weather, when we were there it was stunning!

The atmosphere was fabulously relaxed and in tune with the beach side setting, the staff (despite some of the misguided comments on here) were great and nothing was too much trouble. The food was brilliant, continental style platters of meats, cheeses and olives to start (and plenty of it) and well prepared and delivered Spanish Chicken dish for main.

This is British beachside dining and drinking as it should be.

Visited May 2012
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Thank BMWilliams1982
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English first
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“memories made”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

I don't usually write on these things but i just had too....... We had our wedding reception this year at the sands cafe and the service we received on the day ( and before) was outstanding. all the staff were friendly, professional and nothing was too much trouble. I met with the manager and the deputy manager before hand to discuss what we wanted for the breakfast and the day they were inspiring full of ideas. The manager came up with an individual and innovative starter which surprised and impressed everyone on the day.....everyone said how brilliant it was. The main course was the best chicken i have eaten! The staff really looked after us and may sure the day flowed and all the guests were happy. The staff really listened to what we wanted for our day and made it happen.....we have been left with memories of our wedding which will last a lifetime. The sands cafe is a gem its has a laid back atmosphere, the best views, good local food, nice drinks (of course! ) and great staff. Please don't be put off by the bad reviews and go and find out for yourselves. ( we are not the same may wedding as the review already written)

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mary t
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

I am a regular customer and twice a year we go for long weekends ,and every time it's great experience excellent service .Really look forward going there again

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Maria N
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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
“Will be back again soon ...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

Great little cafe/bistro. We came under a recommendation from some friends and had a great evening.

I had the Pollock and it was superb. Another big hit was the scallops. All four of us enjoyed are meals.

We sat on the patio and would recommend doing the same as it very quaint.

Try this place out. Good food and service in particular the manager I think his name is Ian.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Muhammad M
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

I cannot believe some of the whinging comments people have left on here. We had our wedding here in July and it was truly amazing!!! All of our 100 guests were really impressed with service, food and atmosphere. We had spent a fair bit of time here before the wedding choosing food etc and never once were disappointed, even before choosing it as a wedding venue. They do a fantastic job, especially considering the extortionate car park prices you have to pay to go there.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 2Jen84
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