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A Corker of a Celebration: Beaujolais Day 2023 in Cardiff
Thu, 19 October 2023
What started as a tradition in eastern France, now a celebration by people all over the world; Beaujolais Day marks the first bottles each year of Beaujolais Nouveau wine to be produced at the start of the season. An occasion to mark in your diary every third Thursday of November, this year landing on 16th November.
We’ve scouted out some of the best places to raise a toast this Beaujolais Day:
One of the finer places to spend Beaujolais Day must be in one of Cardiff’s most established French brasseries, set on Mill Lane, take a break while you watch the hustle and bustle of city life.
On offer is a refined charcuterie board with Truffle saucisson, Coppa ham, Bayonne ham, Tomme de Savoie, Cheese Gougères, Comté, honey tomatoes, cornichons & olives, served with toasted sourdough baguette. Paired perfectly with ‘vin rouge’ straight from Domaine Louis-Tête, the historic capital of Beaujolais, a few kilometers from Beaujeu. For three generations, they have been a reference in the Beaujolais wine industry, that combine traditional crafted methods with modern techniques, ensuring their quality and reputation is set to last the test of time.
£48.95pp – Booking link
Join The Ivy to be immersed in the excitement of Beaujolais Day. Delight in a three-course set menu, and be welcomed with a glass of Beaujolais Nouveau upon arrival, making this day truly unforgettable.
£55pp – Booking link
Raise a glass to Beaujolais Day in one of the most historic buildings in the Bay. On arrival, guests can enjoy a glass of Beaujolais wine, followed by a 3-course meal and half a bottle of wine per person. All wrapped up with live entertainment.
£65pp · Booking link
Held in Laguna Kitchen and Bar, Beaujolais Day in The Park Plaza Hotel has 4 different experiences available to enjoy! Split across 4 rooms – the bar, restaurant, Plaza Suite and KUKU – pick your perfect place to feast on their offering of a 3 course meal, with entertainment.
#From £55pp · Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
The Classroom are offering a three course meal, half bottle of Beaujolais wine per person at a modern restaurant serving a panoramic view of the city. The Classroom has a unique story, a team of industry professionals with experience from Michelin Star and AA Rosette awarded establishments lead the restaurant day in, day out which joined by those honing their skills and experience to start their careers in the profession – all studying at Cardiff and Vale College.
£47pp · Booking link
A short stroll from the centre and you’ll find yourself in Pontcanna and welcomed to a selection of places to eat, drink and be merry. One of our favourites in The Pontcanna Inn, a great spot to enjoy Beaujolais, a stones throw from Sophia Gardens. Serving up a 3 course meal, obligatory glass of red and entertainment through the night to mark the occasion, you’ll be glad you ventured ‘Inn’-to Pontcanna.
£45pp · Email email@example.com to book.
Find yourself in the festivities at the recently awarded AA Rosette restaurant at the Parkgate Hotel. Enjoy a 3 course meal and glass of Beaujolais Nouveau, paired with live entertainment, with a guitar vocalist during the day or their house DJ in the evening.
£60pp · Booking link
Serving up a traditional and authentic three course menu of French Onion Soup, Beef Bourguinon and Creme Brulee (with an alternative vegan menu available), alongside a complementary glass of Beaujolais on arrival. Prizing itself as a charming, honest, gastro pub serving up lovingly made food.
£20pp · Booking link
Spend Beaujolais Day at this city centre steakhouse, where the steaks are cooked over coal and cherry wood for extra flavour. With a delicious 4 course menu, a glass of Cava and a selection of snacks, your choice of starter and main, followed by a dessert-sharing platter.
£85pp · Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
MAKE A NIGHT OF IT
If you want the full Beaujolais experience, treat yourself to a night in one of Cardiff’s many hotels or guest houses. Whatever your budget or scene, you’re never find yourself that far away from the heart of the city centre – kick off the day in style then return to a cosy bed in a stylish room, mere minutes from our bars and restaurants.
Beaujolais Day is always a busy day in Cardiff’s autumnal calendar, so if you’ve found where you’d love to spend the occasion, make sure you’ve sorted your reservation. Then take a gander at some of our other Pubs & Bars to make sure it’s a glass half full evening. We’d love to see you wine-fuelled fun, so tag us @visitcardiff #visitcardiff 🍷