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Pettigrew Tea Rooms

) #32 of 930 Restaurants in Cardiff €€ - €€€ Cafe, British,
West Lodge Castle Street | Bute Park and Arboretum, Cardiff CF10 1BJ, Wales
+44 29 2023 5486
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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West Lodge Castle Street | Bute Park and Arboretum, Cardiff CF10 1BJ, Wales
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had Pettigrew recommended to me and we went on a quiet morning for tea and scones. My husband was delighted to see that a Welsh Tea included not only a scone but also Bara Brith (traditional tea soaked fruit cake). He absolutely loved it!...More

Thank Teigan R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited here and had a pot of tea each and 2 scones with jam and clotted cream. Friendly staff and sat inside. Relaxed 1 hr and would go back. Just under 13.00.

Thank morgannwg64
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic Welsh cream tea with hot scones, clotted cream, jam and slice of Bara Brith. If we ever come to Cardiff again we will definitely come back! This is a place I definitely can recommend.

Thank Edefig
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with my friend to celebrate her birthday. The sandwiches are all made to order with fresh (we chose granary) bread. The egg mayo (with sliced egg) was particularly good. Fruit scones were fresh and home made served with jam (nice but not amazing)...More

Thank MariGWIlliams
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not normally an afternoon tea girl but Pettigrew's could convert me. Beautiful fresh sandwiches and a lovely scone were eaten with our selection of teas and then choice of cake. Service was most friendly and super efficient. We were all very impressed. The room...More

1  Thank ReviewerCB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a couple of friends shopping in Cardiff and had heard a lot about Pettigrew. We had afternoon tea which was nice, well presented but just a bit lacking. Whoever makes their jams needs to be changed as they were awful. Tasteless and almost...More

1  Thank Estellia79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little disappointing. The Tea Rooms themselves are lovely, small, half a dozen tables downstairs and the same up a steep staircase, and the waiting staff were pleasant and attentive. The tea was delicious, served in delightful china cups and saucers, but the cakes were...More

Thank Anne Louise T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To be honest disappointed, was expecting more. Family afternoon out, expensive for what we received, service slow, but many staff seen around. Pots of tea delivered way before afternoon tea arrived at table, ensures you have to order more at an extra cost. Had to...More

Thank Vicki D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my Birthday treat and it was SO enjoyable. The sandwiches were made to order - really fresh and delicious. The scones were super - warm - good quality jam. Cake was the only disappointment as it was very dry - NOT a proper...More

Thank Olddoll1936
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely location, nice interior and seating outdoors. Standard to little more expensive prices. Coffee and food is nice.

Thank jessieg2406
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Emma S
26 July 2017|
Response from Alison H | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't know. It is very small inside so probably not. You may be able to sit outside though
Jan C
2 December 2016|
Response from Ben A | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$35
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
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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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