A Penarth restaurant has been named the third best in Wales, and among the best in the UK.

SquareMeal have released their annual list of the top 100 restaurants in the UK, and it’s a Penarth restaurant that stars high on the list.

Home by James Sommerin, in Penarth, was named the third-best restaurant in the country by SquareMeal.

Recognising the excellence of the Penarth restaurant, SquareMeal said: “Home is a family affair, with the Sommerins running front and back of house at this Cardiff tasting experience.

Penarth Times: Home by James Sommerin made the UK top 100 list (SquareMeal)Home by James Sommerin made the UK top 100 list (SquareMeal)

“Ring the doorbell to enter, then sit back and enjoy a surprise tasting menu.”

Eight Welsh restaurants made the list overall, including Home.

These are all the Welsh venues to make the top 100, and their position on the list.

2. Ynyshir, Powys

23. SY23, Aberystwyth

25. Home by James Sommerin, Penarth

43. The Beach House Restaurant Oxwich Bay, Gower

48. The Whitebrook, Monmouth

55. The Walnut Tree, Abergavenny

82. Potted Pig, Cardiff

83. Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias, Colwyn Bay

Describing the importance of the top 100 list, SquareMeal said: “Each of the top 100 results are a unique combination of our own in-house critic-led opinions and thousands of diner votes.

“It’s this dual approach that makes our list incomparable, representing not only our professional opinion but thousands of real-life experiences that help to reinforce and bolster our final decisions.

“It’s no secret that Britain plays host to some incredible culinary talent. As a result, the top restaurants in the UK created quite the conundrum.

“From the very north of Scotland to Cornwall’s southern tip, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to dining destinations worth travelling for.

“In order to make a place on the list each restaurant had to offer more than just a good meal, it had to provide guests with an exceptional all-round experience.

“From gorgeous interiors, top-class wine lists and stunning views through to exemplary service and sustainability commitments, we weighed up the whole package.”

You can see the full list here.