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Restaurant Minuet

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42 Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BW, Wales
+44 29 2034 1794
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11:30 - 16:15
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 16:15
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Waited to be seated, 10 minutes on 5 December, waiter came said h e was busy and would be back. 10 minutes a waitress came and said it would be 20 minutes. There were at least 4 empty tables, but we were not offered to be seated. I am usually very happy with harvested restaurants but here the were like... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place was recommended to us by staff in another local shop. The staff are fantastic, friendly and helpful. The food was good value, sadly I had quite overcooked chicken though the flavour was great. Beware though, there is no drinks licence, though staff are very happy to provide glasses if you pop round to the local Nissan and buy... More 

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Thank SGr4
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cafe is cozy and nicely decorated with charming, friendly staff. Although it doesn't seat many people the food was delicious - hot and cooked fresh in the kitchen next door. Tasted homemade and was very reasonably priced - a big bowl of pasta for £6! Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a place to eat in Cardiff.... More 

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Thank Rachel R
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Minuet - the staff are friendly, polite and super quick. The cafe is tiny and cosy, with a great bubbly atmosphere. The prices are very reasonable for what you get. 4 out of 5 because I am fussy with my Italian food and although the food was good, I did have better pasta both... More 

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Thank Emgme
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I saw this restaurant on trip advisor this morning. I had to try it out, and it was well worth it. The calamari was the best I'v had. I then had the filled flat bread with salad, that was also lovely. The staff were Very helpful and friendly. You could see into the kitchen area and see the food getting... More 

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Thank Selwyn O
Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This family run Italian café is small and cosy and does such lovely fresh food. It is a first choice for when I go to Cardiff

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Thank Rachel P
Cardiff
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Really fantastic food. Very speedy service, lovely staff and great price. Would definately come here again. Thank you

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Thank Safe99
Camberley, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We visited this tiny restaurant in Cardiff on Tuesday and had a very nice meal at good price. It was all freshly cooked and the staff were very friendly. We sat outside the restaurant in the arcade which was nice too.

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Thank lizkeyzor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Many years ago I came across this lovely restaurant and I have never stopped going. To sum it up the owners and staff have their own personal touch .The food is exceptional and the service is first class , they always are happy and make you feel at home in their restaurant. Go see and find out !

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Thank Kevin B
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I went to Restaurant Minuet over the weekend, with three others, for a friend’s birthday. It was busy, and there were no tables available at the time, but we weren’t waiting very long. The waitress came over and took our orders very quickly, and we also didn’t have to wait long for our food. I ordered the Chicken Mephisto. Stunning,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 16:15
Tuesday
11:30 - 16:15
Wednesday
11:30 - 16:15
Thursday
11:30 - 16:15
Friday
11:30 - 16:15
Saturday
11:30 - 16:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BW, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2034 1794
Description
Restaurant Minuet was established in 1986, we are a small family run business serving genuinely home cooked Italian food with a difference. It started with a simple menu but over the years it has developed into what it is today. Our aim is not to serve pretentious, overpriced food with a drizzle of sauce, but serve good tasty wholesome dishes with the majority of which are our own recipes at honest prices. Our customers will enjoy their meal in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere to the soothing sound of specially selected pieces of classical music, that has inspired so many of our dishes. We are not licensed to serve wine and spirits, but you are welcome to bring your own. Corkage is free. Please note that during busy times there will be other customers waiting for a table, as we don't charge for alcohol time will be restricted. Please respect other diners waiting for a table.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?