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Isabella's

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9 Well Street, Porthcawl CF36 3BE, Wales
+44 1656 782330
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Thetford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent service friendly staff nothing too much trouble very reasonable prices food was prompt and of a fantastic quality

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Thank bobd1961
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although the place seems to be experiencing a bit of an identity crisis (Madeiran flag on the wall) with no clear distinction between allegiance to Spain or Portugal, nevertheless the food was really very good. Our shared starter of jumbo chilli king prawns (one prawn each was plenty) resembled lobster tail in both size and taste even if the chilli... More 

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Miskin, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch with a friend. Had the two course menu which is good VFM. Service was super quick and all food was very tasty and well cooked. The interior needs a serious makeover and waiters need to be more friendly and welcoming to the customer - to me it's obvious; better customer communication = better customer tips. I'd go... More 

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Blackwood, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food, lovely atmosphere. Never rushed. Value for money for lunch menu. Will return . Mmmm still tasting the garlic mushrooms. .

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cardiff
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fab lunch today... we had a dairy free on our table no problem at all staff went above and beyond to tell us what was ok to choose even adding extra dishes to choose from no problem at all... food came and was amazing....

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Thank Wendy t
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table to celebrate my birthday, and the food was very good with plenty of choice where you could choose your own meat etc from a selection in display. The young servers were very polite. The decor however was a little dated, and having visited other similar restaurants feel this could be elevated with a little investment in... More 

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Thank Alison J
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here Friday my husband and I..had king prawn starter which was delicious ! Followed by fillet steak ..it was cooked to perfection it was absolutely stunning the veg was cooked to perfection and the steak was so tender it melted in our mouths..we had cheese cake for dessert followed by 2 bottles of rosè wine bloody beautiful..staff were very... More 

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Neath, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Isabella's with friends and had a nice meal. The food was reasonably priced for Porthcawl and of a good quality and well presented. The only thing that made the experience good rather than great was that, although the staff said hello on arrival, none of them engaged with us at all! They were in fairness, professional and efficient... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in here on the off chance on a wet Saturday night in February. The restaurant was very busy which is always a good sign. We managed to get a table and I have to say the food was very good. Good choice on the menu which is on a black board at the front of the restaurant. Only disappointment... More 

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milton keynes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Porthcawl for just a weekend and stumbled across Isabella's. First thoughts were what a busy, friendly, cosy place! Considering we hadn't booked and the restaurant was very busy - we were seated almost immediately. The speed of the service from being seated to receiving our meals was outstanding! The starters, main and Tiramisu were very tasty, good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Well Street, Porthcawl CF36 3BE, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Porthcawl
  • Phone Number: +44 1656 782330

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