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The Fig Tree

€€ - €€€European, British,
The Esplanade, Penarth CF64 3AU, Wales
+44 29 2070 2512
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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18:00 - 21:00All hours
European, British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
The Esplanade, Penarth CF64 3AU, Wales
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1 - 10 of 856 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

I have become quite a regular at The Fig Tree recently, and I never cease to get amazing food and excellent customer service from the staff. Whenever I turn up at the restaurant, I always get a really lovely welcome from the staff, even if...More

1  Thank cerys2016
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good food , good service, not cheap, a special occasion restaurant , would be lovely had the weather been better and be able to sit outside on the very nice terrace.

Thank Cariadbri
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited with family for Sunday lunch. 2 vegetarians in party. Only one veggie option which was slightly tasteless and we all had to ask for extra gravy. Vegetables are all served together mixed in a dish and we each had to pick out those which...More

Thank Holidaymakers03
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with family for lunch, main course arrived 90 minutes after arriving and not all had a starter. Staff seem to be hiding near kitchen, doubt I'll return

4  Thank peter f
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Fig Tree for my birthday lunch on 6th September and had a nice meal but for a place that scores well in the Good Food Guide it could have been so much better. We ordered drinks and I was rather surprised...More

1  Thank penarthguy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely setting with views out over the bay and good food. The food was good. We had the antipasti to share to start and it was nice but could be much better if it was a bit more refined. The meats were hand cut...More

2  Thank Rob W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for lunch without a reservation and the staff were very helpful. Had a table under the veranda as we had our dog with us. Both had the fobada which was truly delicious. Beautiful focaccia bread as well. I thought maybe it was a...More

2  Thank Wayne O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Received tremendous positive service from arrival to departure. The staff are terrific, the waitress was beautiful and professional, adding to the great food and drink we received. Fantastic view of the water and harbour. We were stuck in traffic when a waitress flagged us into...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited the Fig Tree on numerous occasions. It has always provided good food, service and ambience. Our 'go to' place when we have visitors staying. Many thanks.

2  Thank Al P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The breakfast here was a little more expensive than some other establishments but sometimes it is worth it for the quality and the experience. Sitting on the veranda on a beautiful morning bathed in sunshine is a wonderful start to the day. The restaurant was...More

3  Thank H4772NMrogerh
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Geoff P
16 November 2016|
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Response from Mike C | Property representative |
lunch mains £10 - £20 Dinner Mains £11- £24
16 April 2016|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
The Fig Tree is fully wheelchair accessible via a ramp and disabled parking is nearby.
11 July 2015|
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Response from PatriceCardiff | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I was just a diner at the restaurant. Perhaps it may be worth giving them a ring.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Esplanade, Penarth CF64 3AU, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Penarth
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2070 2512
  • E-mail
Award Winning Independent Restaurant, Owner Managed, Affordable Fresh Food. Everything prepared and cooked on site. Local free Range & Organic Meat, Fresh Sustainable Wild Fish, Local Seasonal vegetables. We

Added to the Great Food, we have amazing Great Views, Great Art, a Great Wine List , Local Real Ales, Relaxed Atmosphere, Friendly Staff.

All in this, in wonderful Victorian former beach shelter & life boat station

We welcome Vegetarians and those special dietary requirements.

We are now open for the best breakfast with views on Saturday's & Sunday's

We look forward to seeing you at The Fig Tree. Mike, Sandie, Nathan, Elen, Billy, Tracey, Eleri and all of the team
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