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The Social

Cardiff has a growing reputation for fine dining, with visitors being spoilt for choice. As well as local Welsh flavours, Cardiff has some of Wales' and the UK's best international restaurants.

From Tapas to Thai you can find almost any kind of food you might have a taste for and with some award-winning restaurants, you'll be spoilt for choice. For a full list of Cardiff's restaurants click here.

City Centre

In Cardiff city centre the Brewery Quarter, Mill Lane, St Mary Street and Eastside in St David's, has a range of cuisines available at costs to suit every pocket.

The new restaurant The Social at the Parc Hotel by Thistle, has been awarded 2 AA rosettes and serves a wonderful variety of freshly cooked, locally sourced ingredients. In a vibrant and luxurious setting, this new restaurant also boasts a new stylish bar area, serving a wide range of fine wines, cocktails, beers and spirits.

The café quarter - Mill Lane, is home to an array of restaurants and bars, including the South American Las Iguanas, as well as the newly opened restaurant The Corner House. For a taste of Italian, there's Giovanni's, full of character and tradition. For quality Indian food, take a taste of the Juboraj restaurant serving authentic Bangladeshi cuisine. Around the corner in the Brewery Quarter you can find Spanish, Thai and Portuguese.

The dedicated restaurant quarter within St David's, Eastside, is home to an array of restaurants and cafés including the popular Bellini's Express and Ed's Easy Diner. Featuring restaurants and cafés over two floors, Eastside brings contemporary city eating together under one lively and vibrant covered street in the heart of Cardiff.

Cardiff Bay

Mermaid Quay in Cardiff Bay is a chic and contemporary waterfront location, boasting a wide selection of bars, restaurants and cafés. Here you'll find Turkish, Chinese, Indian, Italian, French and Thai food, and of course, Welsh - all with great views of the water.

For a real taste of Wales try Mimosa Bar & Kitchen, and their locally sourced menu, or Ffresh, the restaurant housed in the iconic Wales Millennium Centre.

Cardiff Suburbs

In the smaller suburbs of Cardiff and its surrounding areas, you’ll find a variety of pubs and restaurants offering a lovely alternative to city centre dining. The Old Cottage in Lisvane, only 15 minutes from the city centre of Cardiff, offers classic pub favourites as well as finely made, fresh dishes.

Penarth town, just minutes across the water from Cardiff Bay, also provides a charming selection of restaurants including The Fig Tree, located along the seafront. 

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