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Pettigrew Tea Rooms

West Lodge Castle Street | Bute Park and Arboretum, Cardiff CF10 1BJ, Wales
+44 29 2023 5486
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (195 reviews)
“lemon drizzle” (19 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
West Lodge Castle Street | Bute Park and Arboretum, Cardiff CF10 1BJ, Wales
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Reviewed yesterday

We were given a voucher by a friend for afternoon tea for two. The waitress was very welcoming and went through all the different choices available. The afternoon tea includes the typical sandwiches, scones and cake combination, but offers a lovely variety of choices for...More

Thank David_Glover
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Arrived to find a table woth out reservation. Greeted by a lovely young girl who was very helpful. We each had a light lunch which was nice but nothing special and my daughter had a slice of cake which was a very generous slice and...More

Thank holski53
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had afternoon tea today. The sandwiches were tasty, chicken Lemon and herb, egg mayo and ham and mustard. Lovely scones too. We couldn't eat another cake so took them home. I have just had my coffee and walnut cake. It was delicious.

Thank jilljax
Reviewed 6 days ago

A lovely tearoom in the heart of Cardiff. Everything about this was superb. The menu is vast and you are able to select your own sandwiches, scone, cake and drink. The staff were very pleasant and there was a great atmosphere. You can just turn...More

Thank dea435
Reviewed 1 week ago

I haven't been here in a while but stopped off with an American friend recently because we fancied sitting outside in the sun. We ordered peach tea which I remembered as being particularly nice but was told it was no longer available - so why...More

Thank noisette060
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is really a very nice tearoom, great food, great tea and most of all great staff! Really the thing we liked most in Cardiff was this tearoom@

Thank Hendrik-Jan B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in here for some quick breakfast, pleasant staff, good 'doorstop' bacon & sausage sandwiches, good quality sausage! Really good sized pot of lovely loose leaf tea. A pleasant stop, quite quirky!

Thank bath123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a very lovely little tea room beside Bute Park, perfect for a cream tea :) It is quite small but that adds to the charm, if I wasn't a poor student I'd come here more often.

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had afternoon tea there and the service was a bit hit and miss. Fairly standard tea room fare. Went to Milk and Sugar the next day and it was so much better

1  Thank cicada55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reviews are a good reflection of a business - you can;t please everyone it's true, however after visiting the tearooms today it is apparent that this operation requires some more hands on managing and attention to detail. The counter area whilst looking quirky/vintage was messy...More

3  Thank nic l
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Emma S
26 July 2017|
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Response from Dane M | Reviewed this property |
You can sit outside, there's a seating area.
Jan C
3 December 2016|
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 3 - USD 37
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 17:30
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Lodge Castle Street | Bute Park and Arboretum, Cardiff CF10 1BJ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2023 5486
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Pettigrew Tea Rooms are housed in the beautiful 19th Century West Lodge in the heart of Cardiff. This quintessentially British tea house is open seven days of the week serving, fresh lunches and delicious homemade cakes, all served alongside a wonderful selection of loose leaf teas. Join us for a light lunch or why not sample our full Afternoon Tea in peaceful surroundings, before a stroll through Cardiff's stunning Bute Park. A must for all visitors to the Capital City of Wales.
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