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our story

The Humble Onion arose from a love of eating honest food in a casual environment. No fuss. Our passion is using high quality, locally sourced ingredients, celebrating what the seasons have to offer to create humble dishes.

At the helm of The Humble Onion is Chef Patron Antonio Simone, Cardiff born and raised with Italian heritage where food was always at the heart of family life. Antonio’s parents Susan and Giuliano ignited his passion for cooking and bringing people together, whilst working at their family restaurant in Barry many moons ago.

A memory that always resonates with him are his late mother’s words “When you’re here, you’re family.”

This standard is always evident.

Chef Antonio Simone The Humble Onion Our Story
The Humble Onion dishes

Like the seasons, the menus at The Humble Onion change. Reflecting when local produce is at its finest. Our beef is grazed on Welsh pastures, hand selected, dry aged for 30 days then cooked over Holm Oak lump-wood charcoal. At The Humble Onion our dishes showcase many local producers from Oriel Jones to Porlock Bay Oysters, assuring quality is always paramount.

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, enjoying a lunch with family, friends or colleagues or grabbing a light bite, our à la carte, Sunday lunch and bar menus offer something for everyone.