Discover the Winter Warmers on Cardiff's New Menu

Discover the Winter Warmers on Cardiff's New Menu

Introducing the new Winter Menu that will make your tastebuds sing. Cold weather, warming food and tons of flavour – what else do you need for a cosy night in Cardiff?! Savour each bite with us!

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What dish will catch your eye on the new menu at Thomas Restaurant in Cardiff? The delicious winter warmers are perfect now that the weather is colder. The chefs have genuinely outdone themselves, creating a menu that warms the body and soul. You want comfort food when away from home and travelling, leaving you satisfied and content before bed. 

Cardiff's new menu features locally sourced ingredients and flavours. Whether you're in the mood for something savoury or sweet, there's something for everyone on the winter menu. Not sure where to start? Here are some of our favourite dishes, all bound to leave you satisfied and content.


1.      Lamb Cawl

On a cold or rainy day, there's nothing better than a warming bowl of cawl. The traditional Welsh stew is packed with lamb, vegetables and a tasty broth. Tear a piece of crusty bread and dip it into the steaming bowl. There's so much history behind this dish. For centuries, families across Wales have gathered around a table to share a bowl, with recipes and culinary secrets handed down from generation to generation. Now you can be part of the tradition too.

Don't eat meat? Not to worry. The new menu also features a Mixed Bean Cassoulet with herb dumplings and crusty bread. With perfectly cooked beans and light and fluffy dumplings infused with rosemary and thyme, the dish is finished with a sprinkling of fresh parsley, which beautifully contrasts with the colours and textures. 

2.      Sausage and Mash

An ultimate comfort food, treat yourself to a Cumberland ring sausage, creamy mashed potato, garden peas and a rich onion gravy. Is your mouth watering in anticipation? Bangers and Mash, with its traditional combination of flavours, makes the perfect hearty meal. 

3.      Hot and Spicy Prawn Salad

How about the hot and spicy prawn salad if you fancy a lighter meal? With a crunchy Asian salad, toasted sesame seeds, warm spicy-coated prawns, and soy ginger dressing. The crispness of the salad contrasts exquisitely with the juiciness of the prawns. At the same time, the spicy coating adds a punch of heat, offset by the sweetness of the dressing. This dish is a silent assassin on our new winter menu. Make sure you don't overlook it, as the flavours really pack a punch.

4.      Tagliatelle with Pesto (vg)

Our tagliatelle with a vegan pesto is served with garlic bread. Pesto and pasta are a match made in heaven. Perfectly cooked tagliatelle and a rich pesto perfectly complement each other. The garlic bread accompanying the pasta has just enough crunch and garlic flavour to make your tastebuds pop. 

This dish is also available with a creamed pesto and shaved parmesan for those who don't follow a plant-based or vegan diet. 

5.      Cajun Roasted Salmon

The Cajun roasted salmon is served with diced herb potatoes and a panache of vegetables in garlic butter. This dish's combination of spices and flavours will surely leave you craving more. The fish is roasted in the oven alongside the herby potatoes. This pairs perfectly with the creamy, rich sauce blended with garlic, butter and a hint of lemon juice for a smooth, velvety sauce. 


Do you have room for more?

They say dessert leaves a lasting impression on the tastebuds. So, what would you pick?

The vegan chocolate and cherry cheesecake comes with a side of cherry sorbet. From the first bite, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the rich and creamy texture, which is perfectly complimented by the tartness of the cherry sorbet. Even those who aren't vegan can't resist wanting seconds.

The crème caramel will also be a popular dessert with silky smooth custard and a rich caramel sauce. You won’t get enough of the silky texture and smooth flavour. The classic dish was an obvious choice for the new winter menu.

For those wanting something a little more rustic, the apple and rhubarb crumble has a cinnamon and ginger crumb and is served with custard. The warmth of the crumb pairs beautifully with the tartness of the fruit, and the creaminess of the custard really rounds off the dish's flavours. 

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Open seven days a week from breakfast until dinner. The opening times are Monday – Friday between 6.30am-10pm, Saturday between 7.30am-10pm and 7.30am-9.30pm on Sunday (and bank holiday Mondays).

Contact the Thomas Restaurant team by calling 02920 487111 or email Or book online:

Cardiff Restaurant Menu

Thomas Restaurant is located in Future Inn Cardiff and serves British food and contemporary and traditional Welsh cuisine. We pride ourselves on providing the best, mouth-watering dishes using fresh local ingredients. All of our dishes are homemade on-site. We use local and fresh produce to give you a true Taste of Wales with a wide selection of meat, fish, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes. 

Join us for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, evening a-la-carte dining and traditional roasts on Sundays. Children are more than welcome in Thomas Restaurant. A children's menu is available daily, which offers a main meal, dessert and drink for £8.50. It is ideal for under 12's. Plus, those under 5 eat for free with a paying adult. You'll be welcome whether you visit with friends, family or colleagues! 

Did we mention that we have a 5-star food hygiene rating, too?

Specialist diets and allergens

As our food is homemade in-house, we can assist anyone with a special diet or allergies and intolerances. Please mention this when booking if you require a vegetarian or vegan spread or need gluten or dairy-free. These must be pre-ordered, giving us as much notice as possible to make them for you. 

Where is Thomas Restaurant?

You can find Thomas Restaurant on Hemingway Road in Cardiff Bay, opposite Cardiff County Hall and the Red Dragon Centre. If you dine in Thomas Restaurant, you get free parking. Have an electric car? Please take advantage of our electric car charging whilst you dine. Please ensure you enter your car registration details on one of the restaurant consoles or hotel reception consoles when you arrive. This is to avoid being sent a parking penalty notice.

Disabled access

The open-plan restaurant is on the ground floor, so no ramps or alternative routes are needed. There is booth seating and tables where a chair can be easily removed for a wheelchair. Free parking and blue badge parking can be found directly in front of the restaurant. Admittedly, there is no accessible toilet in the restaurant; however, there is one in the conference corridor next to the other bathrooms. This is a short distance away. Be sure to check out our accessible guide to the hotel and restaurant.

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