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Restaurant Minuet

42 Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BW, Wales
+44 29 2034 1794
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (47 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 4:15 pmAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
42 Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BW, Wales
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was lucky enough to find an indoor seat at this popular café minuet. All the meals are named after famous composers. I had one of my favourites, it's veggie but I'm definitely not. It's called 'Rossini' -3 delicious savory spinach pancakes, stuffed with garlic...More

Thank Stueeee
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Did lunch on a cold Saturday. It’s small and struggled to keep the cold out. Service was lovely. Food was ok but suppose I was expecting more. Garlic bread needed more garlic. Presentation is basic. Good value, good size portions.

Thank BirminghamNetty
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Used to come here every week when I lived in Cardiff, now it's only when I'm visiting, but the food is still fantastic, genuine Italian good food, with good portions, and great value.

Thank DylanByron1
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Nearly walked past this unassuming eatery. Definitely worth a visit, very polite fast service with large portions. Had to take half away in a doggie bag. Recommend the calzone.

Thank William L
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Had lunch today at Cafe Minuet, Castle arcade. It was very delicious. Had Marcello’s special and garlic bread. Service fantastic and food excellent. Very reasonably priced as well. Highly recommend this place.

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

We've been to this restaurant many times & have always enjoyed the delicious food and service. Lunch today was as good as previous visits. Chicken Alfredo with extra mushroom & spinach. Pizza Margarita and a takeaway of Penne with tomato, garlic and chilli. Cappuccinos were...More

Thank Vanessa J
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Absolutely love Cafe Minuet, have been visiting for years and is one of my favourite restaurants.. Not one bad thing to say, perfect food, great menu, reasonable prices and quick, friendly service! Wish they opened in the evening!

Thank Erin L
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We've been coming here on & off for years & have never had a bad meal. Had Tag' Alfredo yesterday & hubby had eggs florentine, absolutely lush. Hope to be back in Cardiff soon. Thank you Nadine X

Thank Desri D
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This is a little GEM of a restaurant which we found quite by chance. Excellent food at good prices, all served by the wonderfully friendly owner. Highly recommended!!

Thank amberhols
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

I must say, it's one of the best in Cardiff, conveniently located in the Arcade near the Castle. If you're looking for a place to eat you should really consider this little gem. Can become a bit crowded but the reason for that is because...More

Thank TheCamOp
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10 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Yazzy5678 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so sorry. I believe they close around 6pm.
Nadine L
15 August 2016|
Response from Nadine L | Property representative |
Hi Martina we do chicken & rice dishes. Regards Nadine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 22
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 4:15 pm
11:30 am - 4:15 pm
11:30 am - 4:15 pm
11:30 am - 4:15 pm
11:30 am - 4:15 pm
11:30 am - 4:15 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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