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.
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.
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.
- Families with teenagers
- Mature travellers
- Escaping the crowds
- Great views / scenery
- Design and architecture