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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.

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!

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.