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A TASTE OF WALES
What better place to taste the dishes that Wales has to offering than right here in the capital and we’ve compiled a handpicked selection of restaurants and eating establishments using quality Welsh produce and keep an eye out for Welsh specialities such as Chicken and leek pie, Welsh breakfasts with cockles and lavabread, Glamorgan sausages, bara brith and freshly baked warm Welshcakes – here’s the best taste of Wales that Cardiff has to offer.
📍 Pontcanna, Pontcanna Street | 💬 Excellent produce, cooked simply but creatively, with a genuine love of food.
📍 City Centre, Mill Lane | 💬 Serving the flavour of Wales, from the cocktail card to the food menu.
📍 City Centre, Windsor Place | 💬 Quality food, locally sourced produce using small artisan suppliers.
📍 City Centre, Churchill Way | 💬 Fine dining restaurant, offering a bespoke experience with fresh and seasonal menus.
CULLEY'S KITCHEN & BAR
📍 Cardiff Bay, Mount Stuart Square | 💬 Independent restaurant inside the Coal Exchange, serving up Welsh classics.
📍 Llandaff, Bridge Street | 💬 Watering hole offering a fresh, seasonal menu each day from the head chef.
📍 City Centre, Park Place | 💬 Offering a unique, fine dining experience that pushes the limits of Welsh culinary standards.
📍 Butetown, Dumballs Road | 💬 Modern European training restaurant, whose meals are served with a panoramic city view.
A SUSTAINABLE CITY
Proud to be a Silver Sustainable Food Place 2021 award winner, becoming the first place in Wales (and one of only six places in the UK) to achieve the prestigious accolade. This involves our hospitality businesses taking steps such as ditching single use plastic, increasing portions of fruit and veg within meals, reducing food waste, sourcing produce locally, shortening supply chains and sharing knowledge and expertise with the local community.
A DRINK OF WALES
Whether you’re wanting a classic pint of Brains beer in a traditional Welsh pub, or wanting to try a craft beer from one of many microbreweries. Here’s the best places to grab a seat and enjoy a refreshing drink (or few). Cheers!
WELSH BEER BARS
DUKE OF WELLINGTON
📍 City Centre, The Hayes | 💬 This classic Brains pub stands within the iconic red brick building of a majestic former Post Office.
📍 City Centre, Westgate Street | 💬 Bar serving great food, live music and unique craft beer from this Newport-based brewery.
📍 City Centre, Castle Street | 💬 Brewery and taproom showcasing 10 lines of the fresh, tasty beers - with guest taps and tasty bites.
📍 City Centre, Saint Mary Street | 💬 See a craftier side to Brains at this urban tap house, serving their own beers and guest taps.
📍 Pontcanna, Kings Road | 💬 Artisan brewery established in 2008 serving up hand-crafted beers, with an outdoor seating area.
EXPLORE WELSH HERITAGE AT ST FAGANS
If you're interested in finding out more about our Welsh heritage and history, why not visit St Fagans? Not your typical history museum, this open air attraction hosts a range of delicately restored buildings from different eras in Welsh history, from throughout Wales. St Fagans currents boasts a traditional bakery, classic general store serving Welsh produce and they are currently carefully rebuilding 'The Vulcan Pub' which first opened in 1853.
FRESH OFF THE MARKET
Staying in self-catered accommodation or just living locally? Then pick up some fresh Welsh produce to eat in your home, or home-away-from-home. First, why not go straight to source and take a visit to Cardiff’s Indoor Market (open Mon-Sat 8am-5:30pm) or branch out and visit one of the weekly Cardiff Farmers Market, with Riverside (on Sundays) a few minutes’ walk from the city centre, along with Roath (on Saturdays) under a half hour walk from the centre and Rhiwbina (on Fridays) in the north of the city.
FINISH OFF WITH FRESHLY BAKED WELSHCAKES
Before you leave the city, make sure you pick up a few warm Welshcakes to snack on. Keep it classic with raisins, switch it up with jam, or push the boat out with chocolate, lemon or coconut - or even get a selection to find your favourite! We suggest Cardiff Bakestones in the Central Market, or Fabulous Welshcakes in the Castle Arcade in the City Centre or Mermaid Quay in Cardiff Bay.