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Pettigrew Tea Rooms

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West Lodge Castle Street | Bute Park and Arboretum, Cardiff CF10 1BJ, Wales
+44 29 2023 5486
09:00 - 18:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:30
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 18:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in recently for tea and cake, it definitely lived up to expectations! A warm welcome, a quaint and pretty interior, accommodations were made for us as we wanted to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful views of the park! Delicious cake with plenty of interesting options on the menu, the tea was also delightful with a wide range... More 

Thank Ben A
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Right in the City next to the Castle this is, I think, an old gate house for Bute Park. Wonderful miss matched bone China tea sets, cake stands for scones ,sandwiches and of course cake! Light lunches and afternoon teas with a wide range of teas to choose from. Great atmosphere and attentive staff. Welcome old fashioned feel with up... More 

Thank alibeez66
Saint Sampson, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best book for this small and popular place. Great, old fashioned afternoon tea with scones, sandwiches and cake. Good value for money and friendly and helpful service. Must go again soon!

Thank Colin_Guernsey
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only dropped in for a cup of tea and a Welsh cake. We loved the retro and slightly chaotic feel of the place, however the service was good, the tea made from proper leaves and in a pot, and the Welsh cakes the best we'd ever had. The "ordinary" cakes, sold by the slice, looked very tempting, but we... More 

Thank The_Baptist
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Pettigrew tea rooms at the Castle last weekend and just loved it! Home made cakes were just delicious, it was so hard to choose because there was such a choice. We sat upstairs so had a lovely view as well. The staff were so friendly, would definitely visit again if in Cardiff.

Thank Aimee2790
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went for a stroll in the lovely park next to the Cardiff Castle and I found this little gem by coincidence. I stopped there for a tea and cakes and it was delicious. The decor is Victorian-Style, also the way to serve the tea is reminiscent of the past: no tea bags, only tea lives and hand cut pieces... More 

Thank Jenika I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

..I even prefer Pettigrew to Celtic Manor because you get the fat slab of a cake of your choice at the end and when you waddle out the door you can walk it off around the park! I've been there twice, the last time was for a friend's birthday and they put candles on her cake for me :) I'll... More 

Thank TravelTipsyPixie
Cardiff, Wales.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Birthday treat - Afternoon Cream Tea at Pettigrews. Excellent in all respects. Shown to a table for two, detailed explanation of what was on offer, order taken and on table in a few minutes. What we could not eat was afterwards packed in containers for us to consume at home... Too many varieties of sandwiches to list here, suffice it... More 

Thank Motorvanman
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Super cozy cottage right by the entrance of the stunning Bute Park. Very dollhouse/Alice in Wonderland-like. Great selection of teas. Cakes are impressive and scones are absolutely wonderful. Value for money and friendly staff as well. Highly recommend a visit to this place!

Thank Synnøve G
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Will visit again soon as this was the end of a lovely day. Loved the cups and saucers too very vintage.

Thank trnmilano1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$34
Cafe, British, Welsh, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Lodge Castle Street | Bute Park and Arboretum, Cardiff CF10 1BJ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2023 5486
Pettigrew Tea Rooms are housed in the beautiful 19th Century West Lodge in the heart of Cardiff. This quintessentially British tea house is open seven days of the week serving, fresh lunches and delicious homemade cakes, all served alongside a wonderful selection of loose leaf teas. Join us for a light lunch or why not sample our full Afternoon Tea in peaceful surroundings, before a stroll through Cardiff's stunning Bute Park. A must for all visitors to the Capital City of Wales.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?