Arbennig means special or exceptional in Welsh, and this family-run restaurant certainly is. It has also been recommended in the 2016 and 2017 Michelin Guide and received rave reviews from critics and diners alike.

What to eat?

There is a weekly changing menu ensures there is always something new and exciting for the ever-growing clientele to sample. Ingredients are all locally sourced and prepared in-house from scratch by the chef for the seasonally rotating menus.

To start, I ate the charred beef fillet served alongside wild rocket, Parmesan and Caesar cream, followed by lamb rump with slow-cooked courgettes, aged feta

and basil. For dessert I couldn’t say no to the Snickers chocolate marquise, paired with honey nougat, caramel and peanut butter ice cream.


What to drink?

They have 40 different wines on their list and a bottle starts from just £15.95 so might as well go all out. As it’s an independent, family-run restaurant, the wines are handpicked and really are something quite special.

Top Tip

Booking in advance is advisable , they also have a fantastic lunch offer where you can get two courses for just £14.95. They’re also well known for their Sunday lunches where people return time and time again as they just are so good.

Arbennig is about a 15-20 minute walk from Cardiff City Centre so allow enough time to get there, or jump in a taxi straight from the bus or train station.

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