Affordable Restaurants In Cardiff

Our city is home to all kinds of affordable places to eat - and who doesn't love snapping up a bargain? So that you can get your bang for your buck, we've compiled a list of Cardiff's cheap restaurants. From relaxed pizza joints slinging out signature slices to bars with snazzy small plates and gorgeous Indian hideouts, here's where to dine out without coughing up an arm and a leg.

Last updated on 17th October 2022

Slug and Lettuce Cardiff

553 user reviews 4

Taking you all the way from brunch through to dinner, this buzzing hangout is a haven of affordable fare. Whipping up elevated pub classics, like goat's cheese lasagne and grilled seabass, as well as burgers, salads and sharing plates, there's a reason why Slug and Lettuce is so popular.

The Woodville, Cardiff

58 user reviews 4

The Woodville is one of the most affordable places to eat in Cardiff, with an electric menu that's got something for everyone. Karaage-coated chicken tacos? Halloumi skewers? Fish and chips? Whatever you fancy, this joint has got the goods to keep you well and truly stuffed.

The Pontcanna

1 user review 5

Beautifully decorated, with panelled walls, hanging plants and ambient lighting, The Pontcanna really is a lush watering hole. Even better, the menu brings together small plates, sourdough sarnies and a load of other gastro grub that won't put a dent in your bank balance.

Koi (No Yokan)

7 user reviews 4

Flaunting sultry Izakaya vibes, Koi (No Yokan) is a bit of a hidden gem. You'll find all kinds of unique libations on the cards, with a quirky food menu that showcases dishes like tofu and waffle sandos plus prawn poke bowls. Need something to warm you up? Slurp up weekly ramen specials.

Walkabout Cardiff

150 user reviews 4

Combining good ol' Australian hospitality with lots of tasty tucker, this city centre bar is blowing it out of the water. No dish at Walkabout tops the £10 mark, with crowd-pleasers like Thai red curry, spicy nduja nachos and build-your-own burgers ripe for the picking.

Stave off those cravings for the best pub food in Cardiff with a trip to Cathays fave, Old Market Tavern. There's more purse-friendly munch than you can shake a stick at, such as gourmet burgers for as little as £5.75 and pizzas from £7.25, plus hearty British classics too.