Terry M at The Celtic Manor wears its fine dining credentials proudly on its sleeve, and this is 'classic' fine dining. Crisp white linens? Yep. Private dining room? Of course. Encyclopaedic wine list? Naturellement.
The restaurant boast 3 AA rosettes (more than any restaurant in Cardiff) and was last year taken back in-house by the hotel following a stint under the management of the Crown group of restaurants (succeeding where other hotels failed).
|Terry M at The Celtic Manor|
We were booked in for Sunday lunch at £28.50 for 3 courses.
A deliciously sweet and surprisingly light, beer and onion bread was delivered and to start I had the Guinea Fowl Rillettes, Parsley Coulis, Pickled Vegetables. The guinea fowl had a distinctive yet subtle game flavour, was very moist, the pickles efficiently dispersing the coating of fattiness left by the meat.
|Guinea Fowl Rillettes|
For the main we both had the Cefn Mawr Farm Beef from the Carving Trolley with Traditional Accompaniments. The cut was sirloin and was delivered with a marvellous bit of restaurant theatricality reminiscent of the scene in Hello Dolly when all the characters descend on Harmonia Gardens.
|Carving the beef at the table|
|Roast sirloin of Cefn Mawr Beef|
|Chocolate fondant with coconut ice cream|
Disclosure: I was invited by The Celtic Manor to try the new Sunday menu and the meal was complimentary
Terry M at The Celtic Manor
01633 410 262