The Best Restaurants in Cardiff

Discover the best places to eat in Cardiff with our round-up of the best restaurants in Cardiff that you just have to try.

 

CARDIFF BAY


THE ADMIRAL
Havannah St, Cardiff CF10 5SD
029 2045 4045
www.admiralstdavid.co.uk
Set lunch 3 courses £24.95

AUSTRALASIA This contemporary restaurant boasts stunning views of Cardiff Bay with dishes influenced by countries within the Australasian and Asia-Pacific region including Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan and Sri Lanka. Dishes on the á la carte menu include Thai sweet potato curry, chicken laksa, lemongrass-marinated Welsh lamb, and crispy Malaysian sea bream. The Admiral is a must visit for foodies, everything is bold and memorable, you won’t be able to stop yourself reaching for your camera


FFRESH
Wales Millennium Centre,
Cardiff Bay, CF10 5AL
029 2063 6465, www.wmc.org.uk

MODERN BRITISH  It’s simply not possible to have a bad dish at Ffresh, the food gets better with every visit. They have a contemporary menu and the concept is small plates for sharing, think Tapas-style but the portions are bigger. We all love trying new things, this is a great way to eat out. They suggest two to three plates each so you can try lots of different flavours, there’s also a tasting menu if you’re not sure what to order. If you’re a wine lover they’ve gone to the trouble of pairing every plate with the perfect tipple.


CITY CENTRE


CHAPEL 1877
Churchill Way, Cardiff, CF10 2WF
02920 222 020
www.chapel1877.com

MODERN BRITISH  The jewel in Cardiff’s crown, Chapel 1877 is a vibrant place to meet and enjoy a delicious meal. A stunning French Gothic building with vaulted arches, polished wood floors and sparkling chandeliers, it’s also the perfect place for a romantic rendezvous if you’re out to impress. Spread over three floors, it’s a stunning mix of medieval and modern with a choice of either fine dining or gastro bar dining depending on your mood and the occasion.

You’ll find the double height Gallery Restaurant on the first floor with a sharply edited a la carte menu filled with classic dishes done exceptionally well. You’ll also have the choice of the best wines from across the globe to accompany your meal.


THE POTTED PIG
27 High Street, CF10 1PU
029 2022 4817
www.thepottedpig.com

ECLECTIC Set within a former bank vault underneath the busy streets of Cardiff, The Potted Pig serves quintessentially British dishes with subtle French and New York grill influences.

Always at the top of a foodies list when visiting Cardiff, at The Potted Pig you can expect big flavours, generous portions and an ever-changing seasonal menu.

They also have a gin lounge which is a great place to spend a few hours.


LAGUNA KITCHEN
Greyfriars Road , Cardiff, CF10 3AL
02920 111 111
www.parkplazacardiff.com

MODERN BRITISH Fine dining at its best, eating at the Laguna Kitchen is an exquisite experience from beginning to end and the atmosphere crackles. Expect all the usual fine dining flourishes along with low lighting and open kitchen. The menu is classic British full of Welsh character and more affordable than you would think. The grills are the stars of the show with a few luxury seafood dishes pulling focus. There’s also a delightful outside terrace for alfresco drinks in the evening glow.


PONTCANNA


MILKWOOD
83 Pontcanna St, Cardiff, CF11 9HS
029 2023 2226
www.milkwoodcardiff.com

WELSH BISTRO A warm and welcoming neighbourhood restaurant that’s gaining a lot of attention. The menu is constantly changing and focused around Welsh produce. The dining room is light and airy and compliments the food offering perfectly, simple yet high end.

 

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THORNHILL


THE ORANGERIE RESTAURANT
Manor Parc Hotel, Thornhill Rd, Thornhill CF14 9UA
029 2069 3723
www.manorparc.com

MODERN EUROPEAN With its spectacular glass domed ceiling, the Orangerie Restaurant opens out onto the hotel grounds where guests can enjoy drinks and canapés before dining. The talented chefs serve classic cuisine with a modern European twist. You can also escape the city and indulge in a luxury afternoon tea.