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21 St. Mary Street | Sandringham Hotel, Cardiff CF10 1PL, Wales
+44 29 2038 7026
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11:30 - 23:59
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Hours:
Sun 11:45 - 16:00
Mon 19:00 - 23:59
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 23:59
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am a little perplexed to cafe Jazz. As a party of three and the advertising outside we thought jazz and food equals perfect. Needless to say that the atmosphere was that of trouble. Tensions between customers/drinkers was getting that of a heightened feel. We all opted for two courses. The sweet potato dippers. Lovely. Then mains came. Sea food... More 

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Thank Liamnashir
Simon6567, Owner at CafeJAZZ, responded to this review

Thank you Liam for your feedback. I am very surprised to read your comments and I am very sorry that you have not really enjoyed your visit. The atmosphere in Cafejazz is nearly always excellent so we cannot think when this night was. The dark haired lady is really, really well liked so I am sure you would have appreciated... More 

North Wales, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

The one member of staff we saw was very helpful, although a little bit clumsy at times, but then given he had a few people to serve and we hadn't booked, he did seem a little bit flustered! The food was nice, although as it was (unexpectedly?) busy, the service was a little on the slow side for the food.... More 

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Thank llama86
Simon6567, Owner at CafeJAZZ, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback which I shall use to ensure an improvement in service. We have a couple of new members of staff who are still in training. I apogise that this affected your experience a little. The service charge for parties of five or more is optional. I am very sorry that this was not made... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Me and my wife booked a meal here before going to a concert. I booked it with my gourmet card from Lloyds bank because we had a 50 percent discount. We ordered a two course set meal, which came with a drink, for £13.95 each and we're pleased to get the two meals for £13.95. Not only was the food... More 

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Thank Charles J
Simon6567, Owner at CafeJAZZ, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments. I am glad that you have enjoyed your visit and have appreciated the great value that we try to offer. I hope to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards, Simon More 

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67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The food here is good, and good value especially when you have the lunch deal of two mains for £12, on that two for £12 menu includes the chicken pie with chips which I would recommend. Portion sizes are also generous and filling. The decor could do with a bit of updating but if you want tasty good value food... More 

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Thank Missp5555
Simon6567, Owner at CafeJAZZ, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. I am glad that you have enjoyed your visit and I hope you will become a new regular of ours. Kind regards, Simon More 

Devon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this while looking for somewhere to eat, the meals were cheap, 2 for £12, and we were very surprised how nice they were, the staff we very nice, nothing to much, did not get chance to go back in the evening, but when we go back for a return visit, will definitely go back again.

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Thank suebI6813NP
Simon6567, Owner at CafeJAZZ, responded to this review

Thanks Sue for your excellent comments and for taking the time to write them on TripAdvisor. Hopefully we shall get to welcome you again soon. Kind regards, Simon More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

We had our Christmas party here on 15th December. I've only been here once before and the staff then as now were fantastic. The food was better than what I was expecting....Thank you chef I spoke to the manager Sandra, nothing was to much for her and Deej who served us. Thank you Cafe Jazz for a wonderful night, and... More 

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Thank Mitchell K
Simon6567, Owner at CafeJAZZ, responded to this review

Thank you Mitchell for your great review. I will ensure everyone here is made aware of your feedback. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hopefully we shall get to welcome you again soon. Kind regards, Simon More 

Maesteg, Wales
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, with live bands nearly every night. Restaurant at the back serving decent food. Very busy at Christmas time with parties. 20% off food and drink if you're a resident in the Sandringham above. Worth a visit while in Cardiff!

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Thank dagsatno8
Simon6567, Owner at CafeJAZZ, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are a small family business and this website is our main form of advertising. It helps a lot to receive good reviews. I am glad that you have enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards, Simon More 

Level Contributor
26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I've been to cafe jazz a number of times of the years living in Cardiff. Usually we end up there on a Tuesday evening, largely because the live bands play trad jazz from the 20's and 30's. Entry is only £4.50 (£2 concessions) and drinks are reasonably priced once your inside. The stage is not the largest but it's great... More 

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Thank Craig K
Simon6567, Owner at CafeJAZZ, responded to this review

Thanks Craig for your very nice review. It is great to read such nice and informative comments. Hopefully we shall get to welcome you again soon. Merry Christmas. Simon More 

Biddenden, Kent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Started poorly as the website advertised al a carte menu was not available, only the bar and christmas menus. I was looking forward to trying the duck. Service was slow from the start, there was only 1 other table there. Ordered from the christmas menu. Starters werent great, chilli prawns and turkey parfait. Only 1 very small slice of bread... More 

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Thank ProffVampy
Simon6567, Owner at CafeJAZZ, responded to this review

I am very sorry to read that you have received poor service. That is a fairly rare complaint for us although I admit this is the second one in succession on this website. I shall be speaking with my team regarding your feedback. I am glad that you have enjoyed the food. The A'la Carte menu is the Christmas A'la... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

From start to finish, the service was poor. I almost felt like I was being told off when we arrived and were told to wait where we were, and from then on the service just went down hill. It was slow and I felt like we were were ignored. Trying to get a drink was a nightmare. Shame, because I... More 

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Thank Jeanette G
Simon6567, Owner at CafeJAZZ, responded to this review

Thank you Jeanette for your feedback. I am very sorry that your visit was spoilt by our service. You will find this to be a rare criticism for us as this is an area that we are almost always well reviewed. I shall speak with the person concerned. Even if he was busy he should have been able to serve... 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
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 25
Cuisine
British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:45 - 16:00
Monday
19:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:59
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:59
Thursday
11:30 - 23:59
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 St. Mary Street | Sandringham Hotel, Cardiff CF10 1PL, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2038 7026
  • This restaurant is at Sandringham Hotel
Description
CaféJAZZ is Cardiff's leading jazz, blues and food venue. As its name suggests, CaféJAZZ is an establishment founded on a love of hosting the best jazz sounds new and old, local and international. At CaféJAZZ you can be sure of a warm welcome, friendly and high quality service and delicious food at good prices - and all of this whilst enjoying live performances from some of the world's finest jazz musicians. The CaféJAZZ venue is situated in the heart of one of the liveliest and youngest capital cities in Europe, and its intimate size lets you feel close to the action. So call in and enjoy!

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