The Red Lion was formally public house when built, but a cafe throughout seventies which was called the Corner House cafe. The building was built in 1923 and is still known as The Corner House at 1 Talbot Road, Port Talbot, SA13 1HN.

Since the old cafe closed it has been used as a public house with live music events. In April we took it over and had a vision of changing it in to an old style brass and bar. We started work on it in mid-April of 2015.

The main aim was to use reclaimed and antique furniture and decoration with the bar being made from reclaimed brick originally taken from an old wall inside the building in cooperated with local natural stone and railway sleepers to finish the bar top. The refurbishment took 7 months in all but we are very proud to introduce Taste Brasserie & Bar.


We are completely child and disabled friendly and have all the facilities to make your stay relaxed and enjoyable. We provide high chairs, baby changing facilities, disabled toilet facilities, wide door and walk way access.

We also have colouring books for your little ones and sometimes even card tricks and entertainment. If your little one has a birthday coming up, we offer a surprise birthday present free of charge, where they chose from 4 envelopes.

We serve an all-day Menu that offers Steaks, Grills, Fish of the Day and much more with a Lunch time menu alongside this from midday which offers Lighter Bites and Pub Favourites such as Scampi, Baguettes, Jackets and Hunters Chicken from just £5.95, We also serve our popular traditional Sunday Lunch from 12pm until 4:30pm every Sunday with our All Day Menu from 5.30pm and entertainment from 6pm.

Taste Brasserie & Bar provides a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, perfect for the whole family. Come in for a delicious meal combined with the sounds of great Jazz style music.

At Taste we are always excited to work with Local Charities and get involved in Charity events whenever possible.

We hope to see you soon! 

Kitchen Staff Required

We currently require a Qualified Chef to join our busy kitchen team and add some experience and ideas. Hours flexible.

We also have an opportunity for a Trainee Chef who has a little kitchen experience but would be interested in gaining their qualifications through an apprenticeship.

If you feel you would be suitable for either of the above posts, please enquire at the restaurant or call us.

Closing Statement on Recent Complaints on Social Media

Taste Brasserie & Bar would like to clarify our position regarding the recent customer review we received on our Facebook page and the subsequent negative comments. The Owners, Management, and Staff at Taste value all input and feedback from our guests and customers and your input and feedback is vitally important to us - we always strive to ensure that your expectations are met upon arrival.

We are passionate about our business and its future success and sometimes take negative reviews and comments personally, and acknowledge that some of our own responses were not appropriate in this instance. We’re all human after all. We would like to sincerely apologise to any of our customers or guests that may have been offended by such comments.

We hope to see many of you again at Taste in the near future and would like to assure all customers and guests that we are constantly striving to provide excellent customer service. There is still some negativity being targeted towards Taste via our Facebook page. However, we will no longer respond to such reviews or comments regarding this post. 

Whilst we encourage customers and guests to share thoughts and opinions on our social media pages, we expect that this will be done in a respectful manner and reserve the right to remove or delete any comments which contains hate speech, profanity, obscenity, vulgarity, defamation to a person or people, name-calling or personal attacks, or other comments that we deem inappropriate or may cause customers or guests undue distress.

Taste Brasserie & Bar have in place a diversity policy in which we make clear that Owners, Management and Staff are in no way discriminative to any race, gender or religion.

We would also like to add that the ONLY genuine social media accounts held by Taste Brasserie & Bar are that of Facebook, Twitter, TripAdvisor and our Website (www.tastebrasserie.com). Any other sites not aforementioned are currently under the appropriate investigation by the authorities on the grounds of fraud and cyber-crime.



Monday, Tuesday



4:00 - 8:30 pm


12:00 - 8:30 pm

Friday, Saturday

12:00 - 9:00 pm


12:00 - 7:00 pm

Opening Hours

Monday, Tuesday



4:00 - 10:00 pm


12:00 - 10:00 pm

Friday, Saturday

12:00 - 11:00 pm


12:00 - 10:00 pm

Taste Brasserie & Bar

1 Talbot Road, Port Talbot, SA13 1HN, T: 01639 886750