Best bars and restaurants in Cardiff

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This article first appeared in the October 2017 edition of our Student Homes magazine. Please click on the thumbnail above to read it as it appeared in the magazine.


You’re genuinely spoilt for choice when it comes to bars and restaurants in Cardiff. Here are a few gems we recommend you try at least once during your time here.

Tiny Rebel

With an immense range of craft ales and a constantly evolving kitchen, this is a must-visit bar in the city centre; just a stone’s throw away from the Principality Stadium.
25 Westgate Street, Cardiff CF10 1DD

Got Beef

Inspired by street vendors in Thailand and food trucks in USA, Got Beef was initially launched as a mobile food truck. If you like burgers, you will like Got Beef.
83 Whitchurch Road, Cardiff CF14 3JP

The Potted Pig

Located in a former bank vault beneath the city, The Potted Pig restaurant shares its passion for modern British food and wonderful gins through ever-changing, seasonal menus. Gin & Pork: ideal.
27 High Street Cardiff CF10 1PU


100% vegetarian restaurant, specialist in foraged foods, with a yurt outside for alternate dining.
213 City Road, Cardiff CF24 3JD

Waterloo Tea

A classy tea room serving a massive variety of teas (other drinks available) and food, tucked away in Wyndham Arcade (you may have passed it walking home from Retros…)
21-25 Wyndham Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1FH

Blackweir Tavern

A regular for various sports teams socials, the Blackweir offers £2.25 pints as well as 2 meals for a tenner in the week. With 2 for £5 on 'Wine Wednesday', it really is the perfect student stop-off.
35 North Road, CF10 3DX

The Dead Canary

Shhh, it's a not particularly well kept secret. You ring the bell to get in. There’s a birdcage outside. They do nice cocktails. It’s cool, upmarket, but not cheap…cheap. (sorry)
Barrack Lane, Cardiff CF10 2FR


Serving Indian and Bangladeshi dishes given a low-fat makeover in a smart, modern setting with its own bar. Located on Crwys Road, it’s bound to be your first stop takeaway.
151 Crwys Road, Cardiff CF24 4NH

The Woodville

Right in the heart of Cathays, you’ve probably already been there many, many times.
1-5 Woodville Road, Cardiff CF24 4DW

New York Deli

This place ticks virtually every box imaginable with great history, friendly staff, massive portions, value for money and tasty food. Please stop reading and just go there. Now.
20 High Street Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BB

The Clink

Creative Gourmet plates are served as part of a rehabilitation programme.Everything here is served by prisoners. Don’t let the name fool you, The Clink genuinely serves some of the best food in the city.
Knox Road, CF24 OUG

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03 November 2017


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