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Organising a festive shindig for your household or your bubble? Things are very different this year, but delicious food is a huge part of the Christmas period and celebrations should continue as long as gatherings are safe and comply with regulations. Read the latest Welsh Government advice here.

Visit Cardiff have saved you the restaurant research and gathered fabulous Christmas offers that will take you from breakfast, to lunch, and to dinner. Below is a guide including some of the best food and beverage deals in the city, so gather your bubble and get booking those tables!

Take the rest of the day off and celebrate with the Clayton’s festive three course lunch from £18.95.

Have you thought about booking your Christmas party? The hotel are hosting a stunning feast with entertainment hosted by drag queens from £36.99pp!

Prefer to go private? You can enjoy your very own party suite, your dedicated party coordinator will cater exclusively for your party’s preferences.

Call 02920668866 to book.

The Ivy Cardiff is celebrating with a joyful, festive installation in the heart of the city for guests and passers-by to enjoy, as well as a limited-edition cocktail menu created in collaboration with Bacardi.

Get in the Christmas spirit with a trio of delicious, bespoke cocktails including the Poire L’Hiver Bellini (£10.75), complete with Grey Goose poire, prosecco, cinnamon syrup and pear purée, the Gingerbread Espresso Martini (£10.50), featuring Grey Goose vodka, espresso, coffee liqueur and gingerbread syrup, and the Candy Cane (£9.95), incorporating a tantalising blend of Grey Goose vodka, crème de menthe, crème da cacao and grenadine. For those looking to indulge in something a little sweeter, the brasserie will also be serving up a bespoke Rudolf dessert this December.

Book your table here.

Book an enjoyable dining experience in the cosy environment of the Thomas Restaurant at the Future Inn. The Festive Lunches are ideal for the family to catch up, exchange Christmas gifts with friends or a celebration with the office team whilst indulging on the delights of the season. With delicious, exquisitely crafted dishes and tempting drinks, we’ve got everything you need for a memorable get-together.

They boast a bottomless prosecco dining experience for up to two hours with a 3 course festive lunch for £27 or an afternoon tea for £24 per person!

Book online here.

The centre has every cuisine you could ever crave all under one roof! The Red Dragon Centre is celebrating #MerryMoments this year and many of their restaurants have delicious festive menus on offer, including the Festive Fayre menu at the Cardiff Bay Tavern, An Italian Christmas at Bella Italia and Jingle Bowls at Hollywood Bowl!

Whether you’re looking to plan a glamorous Christmas party with all the trimmings or enjoy festive dishes and classic cocktails with friends, MPW has it covered with an array of options. The menus have been curated by Marco himself a family man, with hearty values. Take fashionable menus with a pinch of salt, tradition comes up trumps.

Enjoy a festive lunch (£28 per person) or festive dinner (£38 per person) compromising of three delicious courses.

Secure your table here.

Until 3rd January, the Park Plaza will be serving their fabulous Festive Afternoon Tea with a twist and featuring delicious snowman! Start with a selection of warm savouries before enjoying delicious freshly cut finger sandwiches, traditional scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve and a wonderful festive assortment of miniature cakes and mince pies. Relax in front of the warming fires or in the Laguna Restaurant and as a special treat add on a glass of Champagne. Monday – Thursday £19.95 / Friday – Sunday £22.95.

If you’re looking to book a Christmas party, celebrate (socially distanced of course) in your social bubbles and, enjoy some Laguna bubbles. Festive a la Carte menu will be available all day in the Laguna restaurant, or relax in one of our Laguna Bar booths with a fabulous bar menu – whichever option you choose we really hope that you will enjoy the perfect night out with the festive dishes and classic cocktails.

Book your table here.

Back with a bang this year, Café Rouge’s Snowman Afternoon Tea is available until 3rd January. From just £30 for 2 people, including hot drinks, it’s the ultimate indulgent festive treat this winter. Enjoy a scrumptious selection of The Snowman inspired sweet treats including white chocolate mousse and a delicious rhubarb, orange & ginger crumble, classic scones sprinkled with a touch of wintery magic and a delightful festive feast including our “Festive Croque” and everyone’s favourite – pigs in blankets!

Available every day from 12 noon until 5:30pm, booking is essential, and you can click here to reserve your place now!

Enjoy a Christmas feat with a Sri-Lankan twist at street food restaurant and bar, the Coconut Tree. Whether it’s Sri-Lankan-style Split Sprouts with Cashews, or spicy Devilled Pigs in Blankets – their island-inspired winter speciality dishes are sure to warm the cockles on a cold December day.

A brand new ‘Ho, Ho, Hopper’ will also add to the festive spirit; a jolly and bright beetroot hopper (traditional coconut milk pancake) with Cranberry Lunu Miris (cranberry & onion relish), Curry Leaf Sambol (grated coconut with curry leaves), and onions caramelised with a hint of Sri Lankan Cinnamon.

Most excitingly, The Coconut Tree is offering 50% off the entire menu and all non-alcoholic drinks, Monday – Wednesday, until the end of January 2021.

Book now.

Christmas will always be the most wonderful time of year, and this year the Pontcanna Inn are adding an extra dose of sprinkles to make it stand out in these extraordinary times.

Whether it’s a feast with your family, a catch up with friends, or a well-deserved alternative office get-together, let us do the hard work so you can spend your time getting into the Christmas spirit(s)! From classic roasts with all the trimmings, to plant-based goodness that’ll warm your cockles, and shareable bite-sized buffet bowls, we’re expecting ‘mmmm’s all-round!

Have a look at the menus, get in touch or book online. We’ve got plenty of Santa’s helpers waiting to make your Christmas safe and jolly!

Christmas menu: two courses £19.50 per person (either canape to share + main or main + pudding) or three courses for £24.50 per person (the full works).

Book your table here.

Ring in the festive season with unrivalled views over Cardiff Bay and experience a delicious Christmas lunch or dinner with family, friends or colleagues at The Admiral restaurant. Lunch – two courses for £22.95 and three courses £26.95. Dinner – two courses for £24.95 and three courses £29.95

Fancy a festive afternoon tea? A real sweet Christmas treat, enjoy a scrumptious assortment of cakes, scones and festive yumminess. Festive Welsh Afternoon Tea £25.95 Times From 2.30pm til 4.30pm daily.

Book ahead here.

Busting with festive cheer, the Exchange hotel has December all wrapped up. Experience the new Tempus Fugit Restaurant situated within our Grand Hall. It’s the perfect backdrop for festive dining with your family, celebrating a special event or a festive evening out.

The new festive menus have been created by our talented head chef Keith Clash and his team, using only the finest locally sourced produce and ingredients. Supporting small local businesses is at the heart of our core standards.

The Tempus Fugit Restaurant is situated in our Grand Hall suite, the former trading floor of the Coal industry. The unique space will provide a safe setting for all who wish to dine out in a safe socially distanced environment. Dine in luxury surrounded by Welsh history. Friday’s and Saturday’s during December Festive express menu three courses for £25 per person / Festive choice menu three courses for £35 per person/ Dinner served from 12pm till 9pm with bar open till 9:30pm

Book online here.

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Treat yourselves to a getaway from £66 per person with the Cardiff Festive Break offer. Get into the festive spirit with an overnight break in Cardiff City Centre with breakfast, your choice of dinner or afternoon tea, use of the leisure facilities and gift wrapping of your Christmas shopping!

Offer valid from 13th November 2020 to 23rd December 2020 and bookable using code PR20GP.



For further transport information including Car Parks and Park & Ride, please visit our Christmas page and scroll to the bottom.


Where possible, please consider travelling by bus over other means of public transport due to reduced capacities.

Please note that face coverings are compulsory when travelling by bus except when exempt for medical reasons. Cardiff Bus have put together a guide informing you how to best keep safe whilst using their services, please read here.

A useful tool when planning your visit is the Cardiff Bus Capacity Checker. The live bus tracking feature on the website and app can now tell you if the bus you’re waiting for has many or few passengers on board.

Are you aware of the new timetable and city centre route changes from 29 November? Don’t get caught out, view the new maps here.


If you are considering travelling to the city centre by train, please ensure you plan your journey well in advance. Where possible, reserve your seat ahead of arriving at the station to guarantee your place on the train.

Please read the ‘COVID19 Travel Safer Guide’ ahead of your journey.

The Transport for Wales Capacity Checker tool helps give an indication of the trains that are often full and the ones with plenty of seats available, so you can decide the best time for your journey.