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The Fig Tree

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The Esplanade, Penarth CF64 3AU, Wales
+44 29 2070 2512
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 18:30 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent lunch here which was served with a smile. Our meals were imaginative and well presented. I can recommend sitting on their terrace and watching the world go by while sipping a glass of wine and enjoying good food.

1 Thank nigel c
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295 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came for Sunday lunch and had a table on the balcony, which was lovely. Lamb was soft and tasty. Good veg. Nice fish. Excellent ice cream. Service was unrushed but professional. Good value for three courses.

Thank IOWman
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I miss the Fig Tree now I no longer live in Penarth, but always visit when I'm back. If you get chance NYE is excellent if you want a nice meal with fireworks over the beach Great Sunday lunches too

2 Thank flossy50
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here a few times and each visit has been perfect. The food is excellent with plenty of choice and the staff are wonderful and friendly. Both Jo and Paige look after us friendly and professionally. One of our favourite places to go and enjoy a quiet quality night out together. Will be back soon. Thanks Mel and... More 

1 Thank MelReg
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Started our break away with stopping off here for breakfast. Lovely service, lovely food and good atmosphere.

2 Thank WalterPayton34
Luton, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is situated in a good location on the Penarth esplanade and is simply furnished and decorated but provides a pleasing ambiance. The service was attentive and the staff informative and helpful. The menu is not extensive but provides a good choice of dishes with ingredients mainly sourced locally. The quality of food served was excellent. I would mention... More 

2 Thank Peter M
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love this place! We were lucky enough to get a table for Mothers Day lunch and we were not disappointed. The restaurant was extremely busy but the staff, as always, were friendly and accommodating. I had the lamb, which was melt in the mouth, my partner had the pork, which he loved and my Mum had the beef, which... More 

2 Thank HungryAnev
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended to go here by a friend. The gentleman who gave us a table was kind to fit us in but the food and service was a terrible disappointment. We sat outside- as there were no tables inside (which is a good sign).We got a lovely view , but we were very cold as there were no heaters,... More 

Thank Ramaidi
Mike C, Owner at The Fig Tree, responded to this review

Thank you for talking the trouble to write a review of your impromptu visit on Mothering Sunday. We were full to capacity, which was explained to you when you came in. There was a cold wind on Sunday and I was surprised when you opted to sit outside. We have never had patio heaters but as you mentioned, we do... More 

Newport, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We need to come to the "The Fig Tree" , more often, our fish dishes were prepared to perfection, beetroot tarte devine.... looking forward to the summer when we can dine alfresco Julian and Linda

1 Thank JulianandLinda
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

just dropped by the figtree for a cupper and a snack. great little place, we sat outside and watched the world wander by. only stopped for a snack but the staff were very friendly and the service was great.

2 Thank sprogg79

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 26
British, Welsh, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Esplanade, Penarth CF64 3AU, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Penarth
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2070 2512
Award Winning Independent Restaurant, Owner Managed, Affordable Fresh Food. Everything prepared and cooked on site. Local free Range & Organic Meat, Fresh Sustainable Wild Fish, Local Seasonal vegetables. Great Views, Relaxed Atmosphere, Friendly Staff. All in this wonderful Victorian former beach shelter & life boat station.We welcome those with special dietary requirementsGold winner of Wales True Taste Best Restaurant in Wales 2012/13We look forward to seeing you at The Fig Tree. Mike & Sandie

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