The Hunstman Restaurant

Address: The Square, Station Road, Dinas Powys, Cardiff, CF64 4DE, Wales
Telephone: +44 29 2051 4900

- Mid-range

4.3

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
4.3
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Service
4.1
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Food and drink
4.3
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Value for money
4
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Ambience
4.3
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Location
4.1
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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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Mature travellers
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Great views / scenery
  • Design and architecture

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