The Fig Tree is a picturesque restaurant set in a Victorian beach shelter, right on the seafront of Penarth. There really is no better place in Cardiff to catch some views of the Bristol Channel. Take a seat in the restaurant, on the veranda or up on the roof terrace as you enjoy fine British cuisine. If you’re stopping by for lunch then you’ve a choice of Glamorgan sausages, fresh fish of the day or the famous Fig Tree burger, whilst the evening menu includes slow cooked shoulder of Welsh lamb, moules provencal and Carmarthenshire belly of pork. The Fig Tree is set back off The Esplanade, just down from the Penarth pier pavilion and is simply a must. Reserve a table now.
Lovely venue overlooking the sea. Food was excellent and we were the only people in the Fig Tree to start with. The menu had a good choice of meals.
Lovely restaurant. Clear view of the sea. Plenty of staff serving, so service was excellent. Menu was limited, but had enough to make a good choice. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend
Lovely staff and amazing food! Also in a fabulous location. Will defo be brining all our friends here we loved it! Thank you very much!
Great local food, with fabulous views over the channel and excellent service. One of my favourite places to eat and have recommended to friends and family.
The Fig Tree is a favourite. We visited again for an early evening spring dinner with overseas visitors. The location opposite Penarth pier is fantastic. We had a warm welcome and, as usual, an interesting menu with locally sourced ingredients. My only problem is that I ate too much! As so often happens, we were left sitting quite a long time waiting for our bill when we were really ready to go.
A family-run restaurant, the Fig Tree is a quirky, friendly restaurant with excellent food, a good wine list and great views over the Bristol Channel from its location high up on Penarth Esplanade. I had the braised lamb shoulder and it was very good. The seating is tiered inside, so people at the rear of the restaurant can see over those in the front and still have a view of the sea and on warmer days the outside seating is popular and covered against the occasional shower of rain. Booking is usually necessary. The restaurant has wifi but why on ear they would anyone want to be sending emails while in such a delightful place.
My wife and I dined inside the restaurant, which was surprisingly busy for a Wednesday with a large birthday party in full swing. The food was faultless with a good house wine and the service attentive. No little biscuit or mint with the coffee though the coffee was excellent. Every table in this restaurant has a view of the sea, the promenade and the pier, all of which is a splendid sight. All in all a superb experience which I can thoroughly recommend.
Food was very good, fabulous location and views, however service was extremely slow. the bread and butter pudding was the best I’ve ever eaten out. They did redeem themselves by taking the drinks we had off the bill because of the slow service. My only disappointment was that they do not make any cocktails, and most of the specialty beers were not in stock.
Just such a nice place. A real gem. Great service, a brilliant table on the verandah overlooking the sea and excellent food. We were visiting someone nearby and found the Fig Tree in a guide book. Brilliant find. Gets busy for Sunday lunch apparently, so we will book if coming over for that.
Hi There My second visit to the Fig Tree and it did not disappoint . Shame the weather was not very good , so we had to move from the veranda to inside. But the food was excellent and the service very friendly and efficient.I hope to visit again soon. Cheers George