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Restaurant Minuet

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

We were in the centre on international rugby day so thought we'd struggle to get somewhere to eat. When I saw the restaurant I remembered I frequented this place regularly over the years. We were not disappointed. In spite of the fact that everywhere in town was so full the food and the service were excellent. Cardiff has changed so... More 

Thank Bridget F
Weymouth, Dorset, UK
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108 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We chose this place after reading favourable reviews on here. We visited shortly after arriving in Cardiff and needed a late lunch, and it was round the corner from our hotel. It was tasty and good value. Staff were welcoming too. We would visit again.

Thank catsmother19
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had heard great things about this place so one lunchtime last month I decided to give it a go. I was not disappointed. I ordered a large pizza and chips to take away and nothing was too much trouble. The pizza was full of flavour and the chips were better than any chips ive had from any chipshop I... More 

Thank gavin f
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Estuvimos comiendo ayer y nuestra experiencia fue inmejorable, pedimos un entrante de Hallumi y dos platos de pasta, uno eran espaguetis Lucillo y el otro macarrones con crema blanca y espinacas. Estaba exquisito y el trato de la camarera y cocinera fue excelente. Muy muy recomendable. Por cierto tirado de precio. Our experience in Minuet restaurant was amazing!!! We ordered... More 

Thank Desiree O
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whats to say food yummy , staff a joy , another lovely day at our favourite place to eat in town, you have to believe me i have been eating their for over 30 years its super. Thank you to all the staff for keeping me and my family in good shape thanks to your scrumptious food and delightful banter... More 

Thank Kevin B
Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great italian no-nonsense food cooked to perfection, nice atmosphere and the owner is wonderfully warm and welcoming. If we lived closer we would be regular! Thank you for a wonderful time and great meals!

Thank Buckwheat_Kiel
Bangkok, Thailand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Affordable, friendly service, wonderful location, outstanding cuisine. Sometimes you will need to wait for a table, which only serves to highlight the calibre of the restaurant; one of Cardiff's best loved local venues.

Thank AliceWiersmaJ0nes
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderfully tasty food at very reasonably priced. Homemade filled breads and garlic bread were very nice. It's small and quirky, in a good way.

Thank jjeenn
Exeter, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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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110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:15
11:30 - 16:15
11:30 - 16:15
11:30 - 16:15
11:30 - 16:15
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
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?