The Hunstman Restaurant

Price guide: Mid-range

The Square, Station Road, Dinas Powys, Cardiff, CF64 4DE

Price guide: Mid-range

By Dave Jenkins, your Cardiff expert

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#14 of 20
expert-rated restaurants in Cardiff
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.3
4.3
Ambience:
4.3
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Service:
4.1
4.1
Location:
4.1
4.1
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Mature travellers, Design and architecture, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery

Expert review of The Hunstman Restaurant

A scrumptious secret just outside of town.

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.

Food and drink: 

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.

Recommended dishes: 

A seasonal selection it may be, but there’s usual some local game on the menu. I can personally recommend the guinea fowl casserole.

Ambience: 

Snug in the evenings, peaceful and bright in the afternoons. It’s minute size provides a natural cosiness.

Service: 

Personal and welcoming, chances are you’ll be served by the proprietor himself while his wife makes the magic in the kitchen.

Location: 

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.

Price advice: 

Main courses are usually over £15. Sunday lunch is three courses for £18.50.

Tables to book: 

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:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
International, Traditional, Vegetarian
Address:
The Square, Station Road, Dinas Powys, Cardiff, CF64 4DE
Telephone:
+44 29 2051 4900
Website:
http://www.thehuntsmanrestaurant.co.uk
Serves:
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:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to The Hunstman Restaurant? Would you recommended it?