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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
International, Modern European
Cool, Dark and moody, Fine dining, Fun, Quirky, Unique
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Perfect for
Special occasions


Cora is the first permanent site for head chef Lee Skeet, who was former head chef at Hedone while it had a Michelin star. Skeet has also worked at a number of one, two, and three Michelin star restaurants around the globe, before settling down in Cardiff and creating Cora - named after his daughter.

Cora is a small restaurant that only fits 12 diners and serves a tasting menu for lunch and dinner. The dining room feels like the front room of a house, and is a casual environment with moody lighting, a fireplace, wooden tables, and simple decor. Skeet is inspired by surf and skate culture, so you'll hear hip hop over the speakers while you eat.

The restaurant's menu is subject to change, but remains primarily rooted around seafood. Meats, game, and produce change seasonally, yet the menu will usually consist of a canape followed by six courses with additional courses possible depending on availability. It is £75pp for the six course dinner menu, or £50 for the lunch menu that is typically three courses but can be changed to six. Each menu also has a pairing of wine flights available, as well as a selection of other drinks.

You never know exactly what to expect at Cora, but past menu options include Otoro bluefin tuna belly sashimi; roast duck, baked lettuce, blueberries and seaweed sauce; or barbecued mackerel with cucumber and cider vinegar sauce topped with grapes and hazelnuts. Past dessert options have been chilled lime posset with warm chocolate mousse, raspberry biscuit, and vanilla marscapone; apple and caramel millefuille; or lime and blackberry tart. And if you're lucky, maybe you'll have the chance to try out Skeet's filled chocolate skulls... rest assured that you will always get something fun to eat.


Does Cora have vegetarian or vegan options?

No, the restaurant does not cater to dietary requirements due to the nature of the fine dining. They also cannot cater to seafood allergies, but other allergies can be declared in advance.

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Does Cora accept bookings?

Yes, see their website for more information. The restaurant only seats 12, and you must pay 50% of the cost of the tasting menu up front. You cannot be more than 30min late to your reservation.

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What are Cora's hours?

Cora's hours change, but you can make bookings for lunch or dinner and they will contact you to confirm the time.

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83 Pontcanna Street, First Floor, above Cafe Milkwood, Pontcanna, Cardiff, CF11 9HS

078 4024 4060 078 4024 4060



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3 Reviews 


03 November 2022  
Food & Drink 5
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 5
What a great surprise!

After problems with booking because of Covid and a change of concept from restaurant to supper club, we have had a great night tonight with exceptional dishes with huge depth of flavour and great quality ingredients all paired with lovely wines. Will definitely return! 


29 September 2022  
Food & Drink 1
Service 0.5
Atmosphere 0.5
Value 0.5
Took our money and didn’t open restaurant

Had the same experience as the person from Swansea . Booking confirmed and deposit taken - no other contact - arrived at restaurant for 26th wedding anniversary lunch and  it's closed . I understand if they weren't fully booked but they could have called and changed the date or refunded us - nothing  . Book and pay for your meals here and turn up not knowing if it will be open --BEWARE !! 


23 September 2022  
Food & Drink 1
Service 1
Atmosphere 1
Value 1

We paid our deposit, booked our lunch and took the train from Swansea. Lee Skeet did not turn up and restaurant shut. No lunches. No warning. No apology. The man who dislikes arrogance blocked us on Twitter. The guys downstairs confirmed this is not unusual. Great chefs turn up. Great chefs value customers 

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