Address
El puerto
02920 705551

La Marina
02920 705544

The Old Custom House
Penarth Marina,
Penarth,
Vale of Glamorgan,
CF64 ITT
Monday to Thursday
Lunch 12.00 till 14.30
Dinner 18.00 till late

Friday
Lunch 12.00 till 15.00
Dinner 18.00 till late

Saturday
Lunch 12.00 till 15.00
Dinner 17.00 till late

Sunday
Lunch 12.00 till 16.30
Dinner 18.30 till late


Monday to Wednesday
Closed


Thursday to Saturday
Lunch 12.00 till 14.30
Dinner 18.30 till late

Sunday
Lunch 12.00 till 16.30
Dinner Closed

 
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Book a table

To make a booking online, please use the reservation online tool shown below.

To book a table for 8 or more people and for special dates such as Father’s Day, Beaujolais Day and New Year’s Eve. Please call our Restaurant Managers from 11am to 4pm - 6:30pm to 11pm for El Puerto (our Ground Floor Restaurant): 02920 705551 or La Marina (our First Floor Restaurant): 02920 705544

Due to social distancing we have lost valuable seats - as such we will now require credit card details to secure all bookings and to hopefully avoid no shows. If you fail to cancel with the appropriate 24 hour notice period or you do not show up , your card will he charged with a £10 per head fee.

We regrettably inform you we have no high chair or baby changing facilities in the old custom house. You are welcome to bring your own high-chair and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Our History

Our History

The Custom House sits on the site of the former Penarth Head Inn, home in the 1700s to the notorious smugglers and Penarthian Pirate, Edward Edwards.

Home to El Puerto and La Marina, serving the finest locally-sourced seasonal ingredients cooked and finished in the perfect Galician style.

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History

In the late 1850, as a result of increased demand for coal from South Wales overcrowding Cardiff docks, attention shifted to the shipping potential offered by neighbouring Penarth harbour.

This is where the grade 2 listed, Renaissance -style dock building makes its grand entrance. The Custom House was erected in 1865 to cater for Penarth’s Flourishing shipping trade.

In June 2000, the Martinez family purchased the custom house, which was in serious need of love and attention. After an extensive refurbishment and a touch of European flare the Custom house was revived.


Our restaurants

The custom house has since become the established restaurant it is today, home to El Puerto and La Marina, both offering the same brasserie style concept, serving the finest locally-sourced seasonal ingredients cooked and finished in the perfect Galician style.



Dine in the bustling El Puerto and enjoy the charm and friendliness of our open plan restaurant.

Dine at El Puerto

Stylish, special and serene, La Marina offers the best of our fresh fish to order.

Dine at La Marina

Dine in the bustling El Puerto and enjoy the friendliness & noise of our open plan restaurant.

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El Puerto

Perfect for lunch or dinner, especially on Sundays.

A wide range of wine and beer at our 45 foot long bar. Overlooking the sea, with an enviable sun terrace, El Puerto is ideal for couples, families and friends alike.

Full a la carte menu available, plus our great value fixed price lunches and dinners. The same great ingredients as in La Marina, cooked in our open kitchen. Seven starters and mains always on offer for fixed price menus, as well as daily specials.

Stylish, special and serene, La Marina offers the best of our fresh fish to order.

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La Marina

Sea Bass in rock salt. Guilt Head Bream or Local Cardigan Lobster. Choose your fish and we’ll cook it to perfection.

Meat and game rival the fish here: choice cuts fresh from our kitchen to your table, cooked exactly how you like it. Relax and enjoy the exceptional views of Penarth Marina, and the iconic landscape of Cardiff Bay.


Upon arrival please register your vehicles number plate at reception to receive free parking.

Our baby changing facilities are located in the disabled toilets based on the ground floor restaurant El Puerto. Unfortunately we do not supply highchairs, customers are more than welcome to bring their own portable high chairs, booster seats or pushchairs.

We have full wifi coverage available, just ask a member of staff for the code.

×

Book a table

To make a booking online, please use the reservation online tool shown below.

To book a table for 8 or more people and for special dates such as Father’s Day, Beaujolais Day and New Year’s Eve. Please call our Restaurant Managers from 11am to 4pm - 6:30pm to 11pm for El Puerto (our Ground Floor Restaurant): 02920 705551 or La Marina (our First Floor Restaurant): 02920 705544

Due to social distancing we have lost valuable seats - as such we will now require credit card details to secure all bookings and to hopefully avoid no shows. If you fail to cancel with the appropriate 24 hour notice period or you do not show up , your card will he charged with a £10 per head fee.

We regrettably inform you we have no high chair or baby changing facilities in the old custom house. You are welcome to bring your own high-chair and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.