Review on Bunch of Grapes
Ignore the plain frontage and the unpromising location down a dead-end road of terraced houses at the back end of the Glamorganshire Canal, the Bunch of Grapes at Pontypridd is a real find. Built in the 1800s as a watering hole for barge hands and local forge workers to slake their thirsts after a hot shift, it has been tastefully renovated and now has a growing reputation for its enterprising food and drink.
At lunchtime, there's hearty Welsh grub including venison faggots with pea purée and Dark-O stout jus, deep-fried whiting in beer batter, and burgers of various sorts, plus fancy club sandwiches, ciabattas and the like.
Suppertime brings more ambitious stuff with a nod to big-city eateries. Home-smoked duck breast comes with green tea oil, beetroot carpaccio and lime crème fraîche, while seared, herb-flecked tuna is partnered by cauliflower and potato purée, wilted kale and balsamic reduction. For afters, try something like gingerbread and rum cheesecake. Today's drinkers quench their thirsts with real ales and ciders - plus a decent showing of quaffable wines.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm (3.00pm Sat) (3.30pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.30pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card