The Garuda opened in June 2000 and is the first and oldest Indonesian restaurant in Wales. The menu has been chosen with great care by the owner and chef, Suriyani Watcyn-Jones (Ani) to bring you the best of Indonesian cooking – from delicious meat, fish and rice dishes to dishes suitable for vegetarians and vegans. An evening at the Garuda is a chance to sample and enjoy the exotic cooking of Indonesia – the “land of a thousand islands”.
We hope you will enjoy your experience at the Garuda!
Before opening the Garuda Ani worked as a chef in The Fendrod pub in Llansamlet making traditional British meals.The typical Indonesian dishes you will find at the Garuda are inspired by her mother's recipes.
Peter is Ani's husband. By day he works as a freelance textbook writer, then in the evening he changes over to meeting and greeting the customers.
Gareth is the manager who gets things - especially problems - sorted out. Nowadays he spends most of his time helping out in the kitchen..
Genet is Gareth's wife and comes from Ethiopia. She helps Ani out in the kitchen and is specially good at making noodles.