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Penarth restaurant The Custom House serves up weekend exclusive Tapas Shack

Two-in-one restaurant The Custom House, renowned for El Puerto and La Marina, adds another exciting offering with a tapas Shack.

The Custom House pride themselves on locally sourced ingredients and freshly prepared meat and fish dishes. Their home on the Penarth Marina is the perfect setting for delivering stunning food, an extensive selection of vintage wines and of course, serene views.

The building consists of El Puerto, their ground floor open-plan restaurant and La Marina, located on the first floor, where they serve fish to order. However, their latest venture sees the introduction of a Tapas Shack as part of their terrace area.

The Custom House encourages the use of their garden where people can pop along and enjoy Spanish classics from their tapas menu. These include dishes such as deep fried calamares, patatas bravas and Spanish chorizo. Customers can also enjoy a selection of beverages whether it be a cold draught pint or one of the many wines they have available.

The Custom House terrace garden is the ideal place to celebrate the sunshine and enjoy delicious food, though they also offer tapas to order and take away via their app. For those looking to beat the queues, there is even an option to pre-order and see what specials are being served up each day.


Their takeaway tapas menu consists of two deals – hot dishes are 2 for £14, with cold dishes 3 for £10 featuring Spanish Manzanilla green olives and Galician style bread alongside several other appetising small plates. The shack also promotes their catch of the day offering their award winning fresh Atlantic deep fried crispy cod and hand cut chips for just £11.

The Tapas Shack is open exclusively on weekends; however, they urge eager diners to keep an eye on their social media to check they are open. Whilst The Custom House serves Spanish cuisine and celebrates its local Welsh produce, the food van is weather dependent as the South Wales climate isn’t always as predictable as its Mediterranean counterpart!


Chicken & Chorizo Paella

If enjoying freshly prepared tapas in the sun, on Penarth’s beautiful marina sounds appealing give The Custom House’s Tapas Shack a visit. The shack is open on Saturdays and Sundays, typically 12pm-6pm. Located at The Old Custom House, Penarth Marina, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 1TT.

Customers can order by walking straight into the garden (no booking is required); via telephone: 02920 705551 or by using the website: The Old Custom House Tapas Sitting In (bytable.net)/The Old Custom House Tapas Collection (bytable.net)



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