Restaurant James Sommerin
Having won a shining Michelin Star and recently been named Best Restaurant in Wales and 35th in the UK by The Good Food Guide in 2018, Restaurant James Sommerin has made a big impression on the Welsh dining scene since opening.
Having held a Michelin star as head chef at The Crown at Whitebrook, James Sommerin – along with his wife Louise – has taken fi ne dining and seasonal cuisine to the next level. Situated away from the hustle and bustle of Cardiff on the iconic Esplanade in Penarth, Restaurant James Sommerin boasts a picturesque seafront location and glorious panoramic views over the Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel.
From the outside, the subtle, modern colours and refl ective glass blend with the seaside setting. Inside, you will fi nd a combination of modern elegance and classic style. The 70-seater restaurant, which includes a private dining room and chef’s table, is sophisticated yet relaxed, allowing the diner to focus on the beautifully presented dishes. For those who don’t want to rush home after dinner, Restaurant James Sommerin has nine well-appointed en-suite rooms, fi ve of which boast wonderful views out to the sea.
The selection of delicious tasting menus – each with its own optional wine fl ight – celebrates the fl avours and heritage of the local area. Patrons are treated to an array of creative and beautifully presented dishes including monkfi sh with fennel seed and parsley, and salmon, dashi and puffed grains.
Diners can delve into the heart of the kitchen by opting for the 14-course Chef’s Table menu, which offers two to four guests at a time a behind-the-scenes look at James and his brigade hard at work. Restaurant James Sommerin has quickly become one of the hottest establishments in Wales, raising the bar for excellent quality and inventive locally sourced dishes.