The Hunstman Restaurant
The Square, Station Road, Dinas Powys, Cardiff, CF64 4DE
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Families with teenagers, Mature travellers, Design and architecture, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery
Expert review of The Hunstman Restaurant
The Huntsman was established in 1993 but it’s such a well kept secret I only found out about it a few years ago. Tucked away in Dinas Powys, a satellite town 20 minutes from the City Centre, this intimate eatery is a cute barn conversion behind The Star Inn. Blink and you genuinely will miss it.
Huntsman’s menu changes every two months but they always offer a well chosen array of traditional dishes and they come served in contemporary style. Sticklers for Welsh produce, their laverbread tarts that frequently pop up on the menu are well worth a try. They also hold regular gourmet nights with indulgent menus and a range of Welsh wines.
A seasonal selection it may be, but there’s usual some local game on the menu. I can personally recommend the guinea fowl casserole.
Snug in the evenings, peaceful and bright in the afternoons. It’s minute size provides a natural cosiness.
Personal and welcoming, chances are you’ll be served by the proprietor himself while his wife makes the magic in the kitchen.
Dinas Powys is just west of Cardiff. It might be only 20 minutes drive out of the city but, thanks to its hidden spot behind the Star Inn, there’s a wonderfully strong sense of being in a quiet little village.
Main courses are usually over £15. Sunday lunch is three courses for £18.50.
If you’re there during the day ask to sit by the window as it gets a little darker towards the back of the restaurant.
More information on The Hunstman Restaurant:
- Price guide:
- International, Traditional, Vegetarian
- The Square, Station Road, Dinas Powys, Cardiff, CF64 4DE
- +44 29 2051 4900
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Evenings Tue to Sat from 7pm Lunch time Thu to Sun from midday Close all day Mon and Sun during July, August and September.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times