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The Sultan Restaurant, Cardiff, Cardiff

The Sultan Restaurant

4.6
4.6
72 Reviews
£26 to £40
Mediterranean
Discover The Sultan Restaurant, a Turkish Mediterranean restaurant housed within a revered grade 2 listed building dating back to 1882. Once a culinary haven under the renowned chef Abel Magnernon during World War II, this establishment honors its storied past as a landmark of gastronomy in Cardiff.



Step into a bygone era as you indulge in the vibrant flavours of the Mediterranean.

Our menu showcases gourmet dishes that blend tradition with innovation, offering an unforgettable dining experience. Immerse yourself in the opulent ambiance of our meticulously restored space, where the echoes of past conversations linger in the air.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Steakhouse, Turkish
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 9:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    029 2049 7776 x44
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 72 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Wales

    Best Overall

  • South Wales

    Best Food

  • South Wales

    Best Ambience

  • South Wales

    Great for brunch

  • South Wales

    Good for business meals

  • South Wales

    Good for business meals

  • South Wales

    Romantic

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Overall

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Food

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Service

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Ambience

  • Cardiff City & County

    Best Value

  • Cardiff City & County

    Great for brunch

  • Cardiff City & County

    Good for business meals

  • Cardiff City & County

    Good for business meals

  • Cardiff City & County

    Good for groups

  • Cardiff City & County

    Romantic

72 Reviews
  1. Tim9

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant, excellent service and the food is to die for.

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  2. Zainab

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great environment food tastes amazing quality was Amazing too

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  3. David

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you to the team for looking after us so well. 'K' was so welcoming, we will definitely be calling the Sultan our local!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and excellent service 👌 thanks, will come again.

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  5. LizJ

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fabulous and the service was excellent. I can thoroughly recommend the prawns in the sweet chilli sauce, and the shish kebabs were delicious.

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  6. RobF

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very tasty food Nice friendly staff Nice location

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  7. Gabe

    South Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleasant meal. Staffs were friendly and engaging. They didn’t rush us and gave advise as whilst not a lot of choices. There’s a few and hard to choose as they all looked and sounds lush. Would definitely recommend.

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  8. StuartG

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2nd visit and again an excellent meal. Authentic food and generous portions. On the pricier side, but you get what you pay for. Wine list is good as well. Octopus and Calamari starter - 5* Mixed Shish - 5*

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great setting and food was absolutely stunning! Staff couldn't do enough for you. Will definitely be coming back.

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  10. BahmanA

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food,clean,service is excellent polite staff and highly educated…

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food! 👌🏿The Sirloin Steak and Lamb Chops were delicious. The blown hot bread experience was amazing, then came the hummus and butter cheese 👌🏿the efes beer was nice too. Very good dining experience, especially on Xmas day, away from London in a cozy spot on the Cardiff Bay indulging in alacarte menu !

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  12. LaurenB

    West Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and super attentive service! Will definitely return!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyable first visit- service was very good Will go back

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  14. GJ23

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was a amazing Some of the best Lamb I have eaten and hot mezes were excellent Service was impeccable and easy and quick to get the bill.

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  15. EmJones

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food & service! Highly recommend to anyone!

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  16. RachelF

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very disappointing food. Having been twice when it first opened and having excellent food we decided to treat the whole family. I think the chef must have changed. The bread was disappointing and main courses, other than the burger were not nice. Such a shame

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  17. ClaireD

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic first experience at The Sultan. The food really was exceptional! Service was excellent. Complimentary Turkish tea went down a treat. We will definitely be back!

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  18. RosS

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was lovely and plentiful. Service was great and overall excellent value for money.

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  19. ChrisC

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good, as was the rest of our experience.

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  20. Emily

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely food and very friendly, attentive service

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  21. PaulS

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to the Sultan for the first time and definitely not the last. We were greeted warmly ant the entrance and shown to our table. We given enough time to read the comprehensive menu over drinks. The starters came and they were excellent followed closely by the mains. We didn’t have desserts because we were too full from the other courses. I would definitely recommend The Sultan and I can’t wait to return maybe for the breakfast or lunch

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  22. JasonW

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really good. The service and staff were friendly and accommodating. I really enjoyed my meal there. Would definitely go again 🙂

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  23. VictoriaB

    South Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had breakfast for 5, fantastic but portion way too big, one breakfast is enough for two! Looking forward to trying lunch and evening menu, beautiful menemen!

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  24. Aleysha

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for our final date night before we get married and the food was amazing! The service was great too which makes things even better! Would 100% go back and have already recommended to family and friends!

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  25. KerryW

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great choice on menu. Food was delicious and service great. Good for a family meal.

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  26. EvrenO

    Cornwall

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was there second time and everything was same nothing is going worst. Food is delicious, staff is kind and helpful, thank you

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  27. CatherineJ

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at The Sultan. The menu choice was fantastic. The staff couldn’t have been more attentive. So friendly and welcoming. The food was utterly outstanding and incredible value for money. Can’t wait to return. I’m recommending to all family and friends.

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  28. TinaL

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here for my aunt's birthday and we could not fault it. The drinks were lovely, the staff provided very friendly service and were very attentive and the food was delicious. The flavours of the sauces were amazing, the salads were fresh and we loved the bread. We had two fussy kids, who loved the cheese and tomato pide and I think my son will want his own portions of the cheese stuffed chicken balls and Sucuk next time! We ordered too much, but we wanted to try as much as possible! We are looking forward to coming back again to try the rest of the menu, like the kebabs and seafood! Thank you!

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  29. MandyR

    London

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    A new restaurant so you can expect slow service as they’re finding their feet. The drinks came 35 mins after our arrival and the order was actually wrong when it did eventually arrive. The food was good but mains are dear at around £26 each. Also a side of tzatziki was £7 which is a bit steep. Our main order was wrong also with chips brought that weren’t ordered. We also had a bottle of wine for £21 and it was a Tesco finest Pinot Grigio! Definitely not £21 in Tesco and not what we were expecting. The bill was over £170 for 4 of us which we thought very expensive for a Turkish meal in a no frills restaurant.

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  30. Nash

    South Wales

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Came for a birthday. Birthday ruined. Had to wait 30 minutes for a table when we had booked by a lady in management for no reason, she was seating others who arrived after us although we made a booking? We had to wait so long to the point the waiter said to us “you finally got a seat” which was patronising when ordering. Poor service from staff and they all look stressed and rushed, didn’t like how cramped the seating was and the overall experience was not enjoyable. Service makes a big difference, this is not worth the money. Awful service from management.

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  31. VikkiP

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A fantastic find in amongst the plastic identikit chain restaurants that proliferate the bay. An outstanding meal from a well thought through menu, made with fantastic ingredients and cooked with the lightest touch and impressive flair. Starters were scallops and prawns. Both incredibly fresh, beautifully presented and packing a punch in flavour. The scallops were melt in the mouth served with bursting pearls of roe. The prawns were in a cheeky chilli sauce and plump and juicy Mains were pistachio lamb chops and cokertme. My husband, who normally avoids meat on the bone, stripped the chops clean. Brilliantly well trimmed and as lean as lamb can be expected to be. The Cokertme was presented in a powerful tomato sauce which was knocked back with a smooth yogurt. The steak was excellent quality and also melt in the mouth. It came with super crispy French fries but I did find these a bit messy to eat. No dessert for us this time as the 2 courses left us replete and satisfied. A complimentary glass of tea to finish was all we needed. The restaurant was pretty loud even early on a Saturday but once a large party left this reduced significantly. The ambience is lively and the staff really welcoming.

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  32. LeeS

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic authentic Turkish breakfast in stunning surroundings. Staff were extremely polite and attentive. I’ll be back soon and can’t wait to try the rest of the menu.

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  33. Jane

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was ok ,could have been better a bit bland for me was expecting great things but was a bit disappointed. Restaurant and staff were lovely though

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  34. HollyD

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow just wow!!! Absolutely stunning in every way :)

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  35. MegL

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and lovely staff, the staff were attentive and polite. The food was absolutely amazing and we will definitely be back!

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  36. Amirao

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time. Service was great. Food was too good

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  37. GarethE

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had traditional Turkish breakfast. Lots of variety of breads, fruits, spreads, etc along with a choice of hot egg dishes. Quality and service both excellent. It was quiet when we were there but probably because it’s relatively new. Would definitely recommend.

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  38. SteveM

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It's great to see a new Turkish restaurant in Cardiff Bay. The Sultan in the early days of becoming established but the quality of the food should help. It was a very enjoyable meal.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a delicious, different Turkish breakfast and it was vegan. My fiancee liked it very much. We liked it very much. Thank you again, the food is excellent and the staff, we will always be your customers from now on...

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  40. BenjaminN

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lamb was unbelievable and service was very attentive! Recommend

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The Sultan Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

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This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Google Map for The Sultan Restaurant

Stuart Pl, Cardiff, Cardiff CF10 5BU

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Cardiff
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 9:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Steakhouse, Turkish
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Vegan, Wheelchair Access
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