Best Restaurants In Cardiff

Seasonal produce, eclectic plates and stand-up service; if there's anywhere you should be dining, it's the Welsh capital. And whether you're hunkering down for romantic Italian fare or fancy a spread of Indian delights for your birthday, our city boasts a broad spectrum of fantastic places to eat. Check out our pick of the best Cardiff restaurants right here.

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Last updated on 21st May 2024

The Cardiff Townhouse - Coppa Club

The Cardiff Townhouse can be found on the site of the iconic David Morgan department store, spanning across two floors. The cafe downstairs is perfect for fresh coffee and a delicious lunch, but if you head to the second storey then you'll find a stunning cocktail bar and restaurant complete with a skylight and touches of gold. As for the menu? Expect a variety of international dishes like fillet of beef tataki, Catalan prawns or spinach and ricotta ravioli.

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Hands down one of the best Italian restaurants in Cardiff, Ciliegino is championing Sicilian flavours to create a unique dining experience. Feast on a menu of authentic dishes, including fresh pasta, pizza and tiramisu, which are made using only the freshest ingredients.  


Heaneys is a top candidate for Michelin star restaurants in Cardiff. Not only does it front gorge interiors (think luxe seating, indoor trees and light-loving windows), but also a menu of droolworthy delights. You can expect seasonal produce crafted into creative, international fare.

Asador 44

Asador 44 is one of the most romantic restaurants in Cardiff city centre, serving enticing Spanish dishes in a cool setting. Made up of wooden cladding, exposed brick and warm features, this charming eatery slings out top-quality chargrilled meat and vegetables, with fine wines to wash it all down. 


When it comes to independent restaurants in Cardiff city centre, Lee Skeet really knows what he's doing. In the same building as his laid-back oyster bar Jackson's, Cora is an intimate, 10-seater destination slinging out stunning tasting menus featuring the best of British produce.

The Classroom

Offering modern European delights in a luxury space, The Classroom is one swish spot for a romantic dinner. All the dishes are prepared from scratch and made up of fresh Welsh produce, before being served in a dining room with exceptional views of the city.