By Jessica Russo
The city of Cardiff has sprouted into a foodie haven. With a noticeable emphasis on local produce and individuality, Cardiff's food scene is unique and fresh in every sense of the words. Check out our favorite restaurants, which include everything from fine dining gems to rustic bakeries.
5 Romilly Cres, Cardiff
A neighborhood bistro, a cozy local hot-spot, a quirky French restaurant with eclectic decor - Bully's is the whole package. Once you finish taking photos of the magazine-worthy interior, you'll get to the best part: the food. Serving up seasonal produce, Bully's offers unique dishes that are delicious to eat and beautiful to look at.
The Potted Pig
27 High St, Cardiff
Boasting rustic beauty in a former bank vault, this atmospheric restaurant is a city favorite. Admire brick walls, barrel ceilings, and wooden furnishings. Then, sit down to tasty British fare and refreshing gin cocktails. Go ahead, pig out.
Churchill Way, Cardiff
One of the most vibrant and charismatic restaurants in Cardiff, "Chapel" offers decadent food and three floors of luxury and good vibes. First constructed in 1877, this renovated chapel boasts a stunning mix of medieval and contemporary decor. Head to Chapel for classy afternoon tea, a sophisticated dinner, or a fun night on the town.
Waterloo Gardens Teahouse
5 Waterloo Gardens, Cardiff
Warm and inviting, this hidden gem serves high-end coffees and teas, homemade pastries, and unique breakfast and lunch offerings. In the morning, try a toasted cinnamon fruit loaf, shakshuka, kale fritters, and other tasty bites. For lunch, feast on aubergine banh mi, Welsh rarebit, pan-fried halloumi with 'slaw, and much more! This sunny spot will quickly become one of your favorites.
Laguna Kitchen & Bar
Park Plaza Cardiff, Greyfriars Rd, Cardiff
Located within the Park Plaza hotel, this award-winning restaurant presents sophisticated British cuisine with a twist of Welsh character. Using only the freshest local produce from the restaurant's own garden, Laguna's chefs serve up one-of-a-kind meals in a one-of-a-kind atmosphere.
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6-10 Romilly Cres, Cardiff
Great British Menu chef Tommy Heaney recently opened this knockout restaurant in the Pontcanna district of Cardiff. Heaney describes his restaurant as, "the kind of place where I would go to eat; not fine-dining, but somewhere anyone can come and grab a drink and eat good food." While it is indeed relaxed and does offer delicious creations, its trendy atmosphere only betters the experience.View this post on Instagram
The Early Bird
38 Woodville Rd, Cardiff
This hipster's paradise serves up the best breakfast in the city. The Early Bird cafe is quirky and rustic, as it's adorned with exposed brick and woodwork, features an open kitchen, and uses mismatched (adorable) tableware. From the classic Welsh breakfast, to spicy avocado toast (cutely called the "Hulk Smash"), to scrumptious homemade pastries, this place is a win.
185a Cowbridge Road East,upper floor, Cardiff
True to its name, this colorful restaurant blends Indian tradition with contemporary panache. Multi-award-winning Chef Anand George serves up a style he likes to call "Nouvelle Indian Cuisine." We call it dee-licious.
15-23 Westgate St, Cardiff
Located directly across the road from Millennium Stadium, this spirited tapas bar will transport you to Spain from the moment you step in. Using a harmonious blend of fine Spanish and local Welsh produce, Bar 44 offers some of the best food, wine, and cocktails in the city.