Restaurant James Sommerin

A glamorous addition on the esplanade of this quiet seaside town, this contemporary restaurant-with-rooms remains, at its heart, a family affair: James Sommerin is the acclaimed head chef; his wife, Louise, holds court as front-of-house; his daughter, Georgia, dons her whites as chef de partie. More

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Restaurant James Sommerin
The Esplanade
Penarth
Vale of Glamorgan
CF64 3AU
Wales
02920 706559

Hotel information

Bedrooms

9. 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year except Mon.

Facilities

bar, restaurant, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room smart TV.

Background music

in bar and restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £150–£170, D,B&B (Sun, Tues–Thurs) £240–£260. Tasting menu £70–£90, à la carte (Sun, Tues–Thurs) £40.

Good Hotel Guide Review

A glamorous addition on the esplanade of this quiet seaside town, this contemporary restaurant-with-rooms remains, at its heart, a family affair: James Sommerin is the acclaimed head chef; his wife, Louise, holds court as front-of-house; his daughter, Georgia, dons her whites as chef de partie. The whole outfit, says a regular Guide correspondent in 2017, is ‘excellent’. Clink cocktail glasses in the small bar before sitting down to keenly modern dishes on the à la carte and custom-created tasting menus. ‘From lobster to guineafowl, the food, impeccably served, lives up to the Michelin star. Lovely puddings, too. A welcome touch: the chefs regularly leave the kitchen to present their dish to the customers.’ Among the cheery bedrooms – each stocked with Welsh-made toiletries – choose one of the sea-facing five with floor-to-ceiling windows, all the better to take in the views. ‘Our large room, with a comfy bed and a modern bathroom, overlooked the pier and the Severn estuary.’ There’s home-made granola, yogurt and strong coffee at breakfast; ‘eggs any way you like’. ‘We can’t speak too highly of the place.’ (Peter Anderson)

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Restaurant James Sommerin
The Esplanade
Penarth
Vale of Glamorgan
CF64 3AU

Guest comments

'Can't t speak too highly of this place. On the seafront in Penarth in a nicely converted building. We have a large room overlooking the pier and Severn estuary.. Comfy bed, big modern bathroom. The only downside was that the door to the wardrobe and the door to the corridor looked the same......I walked into the wardrobe by mistake, my wife still hasn't stopped laughing! This Michelin starred restaurant it lived up to expectations. Great food, over the two nights. Service was impeccable, chefs regularly leaving the kitchen to serve and explain the dishes. No fruit for breakfast and no car park though there is usually room on the road outside the hotel. ' - Peter Anderson - April, 2017

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