The Conway

4.5
65 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Nestled in the Cardiff suburb of Pontcanna, The Conway is a traditional pub for today which has been warmly welcomed into the local community.

The Conway has a traditional bar area, a living room style dining room and cosy fireside sofas. It’s a small venue with social distancing challenges, but we’re making it work. There is a small outdoor seating area at the front, great for outside urban eating and drinking and anticipated to be even more popular during current restrictions. The blackboard menu offers classic pub favourites, daily seasonal specials, mixed in with our chef’s own quirky dishes, whilst the bar serves a selection of guest ales and a great wine list that is available by the bottle and glass.

The Conway will open at 4pm Monday to Friday whilst we adjust to new operational procedures. We’re open all weekend as usual, of course.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 65 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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jdiraus
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Having had a lovely time at this pub before we were looking forward to the evening. Sadly it was all a little disappointing. The service was slow, the food took almost an hour to come out, and both meals were too salty. It then took about 15minutes to pay. It’s a shame and I’m sure just an off day but it wasn’t a great evening.

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AlexM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My fiance and I have been to the Conway few times and it is always a pleasure to come back.
The food is just incredible and the staff is always nice and attentive.
As I am new to my gluten free allergy I was worried I was not going to eat much, but I was so pleased they had a lot of GF options!!! I was so happy for it!!!

We will back soon!

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IwanP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Great food well cooked took care as we had 2 people in the party with allergies. Happily return

MR
MrsR
Wales
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was delicious, service was great, had a wonderful time. Sat inside and it felt safe as the tables were well spaced out and staff we’re wearing masks.

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Nick
Wales
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

Great pub but really needs to invest in a decent chef who knows how to make things from scratch and not just know how to cook steak. The menu looks great but the execution is far from it.

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Leesh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent staff, as always and a wide range of fish, meat & veg options. Tasty food & nice Fizz Friday offer on Prosecco.

- Dad would have just loved a bigger mushroom with his steak(!)

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Kate
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Really disappointed. The Conway has always allowed dogs and we have been regular customers there for years . I booked a table Friday and bought the dogs. We were turned away as we were told dogs weren't allowed inside because of covid. Really disappointed. Won't be booking there again.

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PabloDiablo
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely evening spent with old friends made even better by the great food and impeccable service. Thanks Llew for your efforts in getting a taxi for us. We’ll be back!

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Welshwizard
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Really enjoy The Conway The food is lovely but didn’t eat on this occasion
Good choice of beers
Red wine is expensive by the bottle but nice ..
Kelvin and Staff are very friendly and accommodating always make you feel welcome .

SR
SarahR
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff are brilliant, especially Kelvin. The atmosphere is really nice too with a nice mix of people.

JH
JoanH
Wales
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely time at the Conway Pub/restaurant. The food was lovely and the Staff were friendly and helpful.

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N148
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Spacious but cosy with great food, will be returning

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Fantastic service - friendly and attentive. Really lovely food too, we will be back!

DS
DeborahS
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and couldn’t fault the service

NR
NickR
Wales
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The beer was great, Jemimers Pitchfork. Service was really good. Kept us topped up. Food was lovely and a bit different. All in a nice convivial and friendly atmosphere. COVID safe environment

LJ
Lorimthomas4thJune2021
Wales
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Tasty food
Friendly and helpful staff
Clean
Nice atmosphere

SW
vipSianW
West Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and great food

KB
KatieB
London
11 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Outstandingly friendly and helpful staff. Chips were outstanding and the burgers good. Pleasantly quiet and peaceful feel, situated on a residential street.
If we are back in the area, would choose again.

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veggie
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

Sunday 4-30 booking, 2 adults: Chose dishes from the Sunday roast menu.

Interesting and tasty water melon 'steak', that came with all 'trimmings'. Unfortunately the roast potatoes were so overcooked I couldn't cut through them without effort, the veg was -two tiny charred parsnips and carrots, cold broccoli spears.
The hake with herby mash - again the potatoes were cold. Only apple tart or ice cream remaining on the desert menu!
Quite disappointing.

AJ
AngelaJ
Wales
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Drinks menu with information about the draught beers would have been helpful but the overall experience was fab. Would definitely book again.

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OliviaP
Wales
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time trying here, loved it and will be back!!

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Anon1
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Waited 15 min to be seated despite having booked. Waited ages to be offered a drink and have our order taken, but the waiter was then very apologetic and offered us free drinks. Things then improved and starters and main course were served promptly and were very tasty. Unfortunately we then had a long wait to get a dessert menu and a long wait to have our order taken. By then we were very fed up. Our waiter said they were short staffed and was running around doing everything from taking orders to getting drinks and serving food whilst other members of staff were hanging around apparently not doing much. I think our waiter was badly let down by his colleagues.

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Emma
Wales
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great, as always! Still a happy customer after 20 years

SA
SaraA
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely and cosy. Food was delicious. Service was excellent

IG
IonaG
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely to be able to eat indoors again. The fish and chips were delicious - and portion just right.

PL
PhilL
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very enjoyable meal. Friendly service, Good to be back

DJ
DeirdreJ
Wales
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

We ordered our food at around 7.45pm. An hour later or main courses arrived - we hadn’t been served our starters. So main courses went back to the kitchen. About 15 mins later our starters arrived and our main courses arrived around 9. Waitress was polite if a little giggly and knocked off our cheapest round of drinks by way of an apology. At the very least the manager should have come to our table to check and apologise. Not impressed.

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RuthD
Wales
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Fish and Chips for both of us- delicious Nice Nice pudding too although portion small
Wine rather expensive an ordinarily white set us back £24 a bit steep we thought
Lovely service and attractive venue

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AndrewB
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an excellent visit. The food was delicious and the service excellent. Would highly recommend.

JE
JaneE
Wales
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Delicious lunch with friends! Loved the halloumi chips. Great fish and chips. Excellent service. Thanks!

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ChristopherW
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Arrived for drinks at 8, the pub was quieter than usual, seems like people are a bit nervous about going out maybe? The staff were really amazing, made us welcome, and for the first time in my life a barman approached and asked if I wanted another drink. I love the Conway, everything about it!

CJ
CeriJ
Wales
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent real ales and wines. Service so friendly and helpful. Covid safety well operated without being a problem. Excellent quality food and without being overpriced.

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Miranda
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience2

Tasty pub grub, great ale, great service, easy to book.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience2

Didn’t have food because the chef wasn’t in because of covid. Drinks were pricey but the pub was nice :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great good great atmosphere

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RhodriD
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful, friendly staff and excellent food. Can’t wait to visit again soon!

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DavidW
Wales
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

friendly and relaxed place to have a beer. Not had a meal in a while but it was very good back then.

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NicolaL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Some time since we have visited the Conway and what a pleasure. Despite COVID a welcoming atmosphere and food was excellent. Cannot wait for lockdown in Wales to be lifted once again!

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JanetE
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The Conway did their utmost to make us feel welcome despite all Covid difficulties. Thanks to the staff.
They made a dish which was not on the menu for my husband who is gluten free. Although it was a bit on the expensive side in comparison with other dishes on offer, it was delicious.
They definitely need support going into this next period with tighter restrictions. We were told that they were intending to remain open.

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BarrieBluebird
Wales
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

As good as ever. The staff seem a lot more cheerful than pre-lockdown, and the whole atmosphere much more welcoming. Good anti-COVID measures too. Didn't eat-we were there for the regular Sunday quiz, which, thanks to Quiz Maestro Mr Steve DaSilva, was as much fun as ever- but it was nice to have a few proper beers in good company.

FAQs

The Conway offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 029 2022 4373.

The Conway is rated 4.5 stars by 65 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.