Restaurant James Sommerin

With a Michelin star and ‘spectacular’ views of the Severn estuary and famous pier from a prime spot on Penarth’s late Victorian esplanade, James Sommerin’s family-run restaurant-with-rooms is ‘a very pleasant place to stay’. More

Contact details

Restaurant James Sommerin
the Esplanade
Penarth
Vale of Glamorgan
CF64 3AU
Wales
029 2070 6559

Hotel information

Bedrooms

9. 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year except Mon, 24-26 Dec, 1 Jan, restaurant closed 26 Dec, 1 Jan.

Facilities

bar, restaurant, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room Smart TV, restaurant and bar wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in bar and restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £150-£170, D,B&B £240-£260. Tasting menu £65-£95, a la carte £40.

Good Hotel Guide Review

With a Michelin star and ‘spectacular’ views of the Severn estuary and famous pier from a prime spot on Penarth’s late Victorian esplanade, James Sommerin’s family-run restaurant-with-rooms is ‘a very pleasant place to stay’. The glass-fronted dining room offers clean contemporary design, with light turquoise leather seating nodding to the sea, and a head-height window allowing glimpses of the kitchen where the acclaimed chef works alongside his daughter, Georgia (James’s wife, Louise, runs front-of-house). The locally sourced food is ‘terrific’, writes a regular reader. ‘A fantastic dining experience,’ writes another. Dishes garnering praise include wild sea bass, langoustine, ginger, artichoke; partridge, mushroom, vanilla, onion; 32-day-aged sirloin, oxtail, shallot, red wine jus. Upstairs are ‘beautifully appointed, very modern’ bedrooms; ‘extremely comfortable’ beds and top-class toiletries. Five rooms have a queen-size bed and ‘wonderful views’ through floor-to-ceiling windows, although one guest considered them ‘slightly basic’. Breakfast includes home-made granola, coffee, eggs all ways. Service was ‘excellent and discreet’. ‘Wonderful in every aspect.’ (Peter Kettell, Catrin Treadwell)

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

Guest comments

'We stayed for one night to experience James Sommerin's cooking. The rooms are beautifully appointed, very modern, and enjoy a wonderful view over the Bristol Channel.The bed was comfortable, the bathroom had top-class toiletries. Service was excellent and discreet. A peasant place for a break in south Wales. ' - Peter Kettell - November, 2017
'The food is terrific, and the rooms are fine but slightly basic. We had a spectacular sea view. ' - Catrin Treadwell - June, 2017
'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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