Mint & Mustard

Price guide: Mid-range

134 Whitchurch Road, Cardiff, CF14 3LZ

Price guide: Mid-range

Mint & Mustard

By Dave Jenkins, your Cardiff expert

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#7 of 20
expert-rated restaurants in Cardiff
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.6
4.6
Ambience:
4.2
4.2
Service:
4.2
4.2
Location:
4
4.0
Value for money:
4.1
4.1
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Foodies, Nightlife, People watching, Shopping, Sightseeing, Trendiness

Expert review of Mint & Mustard

South Indian cuisine served with cool contemporary flair in one of Cardiff's best curry houses.

I love a good curry, and Cardiff isn’t shy of places to enjoy them. Other high-level Indian restaurants include both branches of the Spice Merchant and Moksh. Like Mint & Mustard, they’re a far cry from the dingier late night drop-ins for those who’ve drunk a little too much. Mint & Mustard pips its rivals to the post with its great monthly master class sessions.

Food and drink: 

Chef Anand George hails from South India and his menu reflects this with a large quantity of interesting fish dishes. There’s some really interesting desserts on offer too, bear that in mind while you’re enjoying the savoury dishes as they’re not to be missed!

Recommended dishes: 

The Bombay chaat is a must; pop them in your mouth and let them explode with sweet flavours and crunchy textures. Don’t be scared by their pork vindalu, it’s actually based on a Portuguese recipe and is incredibly tangy without any of the nasty, chemical heat you’ll find in a typical vindaloo.

Ambience: 

Mint & Mustard can be quite the lively affair thanks to its popularity. Regular families and large groups add to this atmosphere too.

Service: 

It can be a tiny bit slow when they’re at capacity but is always friendly and helpful when studying the menu’s off-the-beaten-track curry selection.

Location: 

Mint & Mustard is on Whitchurch Road in Heath, which is north of the city. If you’re staying pretty central it’s about 20 minutes in a cab or 45 minutes' walk.

Price advice: 

It’s not the cheapest Indian restaurant in the city, expect to pay between £12-£15 for a main dish.

Other useful branches: 

Mint & Mustard’s sister establishment Chai Street is just next door. Open during the daytime only, it celebrates everything great about Indian street food and small, lunch-style dishes.

More information on Mint & Mustard:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Indian
Address:
134 Whitchurch Road, Cardiff, CF14 3LZ
Telephone:
+44 29 2062 0333
Website:
http://www.mintandmustard.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Open from 12.30pm-2.30pm for lunch and 6pm-11pm for dinner.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

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