Best Restaurants in Cardiff

Seasonal produce, eclectic plates and stand-up service; if there's anywhere you should be dining in the UK, it's in Cardiff. Whether you're hunkered down for romantic Parisian fare, scoffing a quick pizza before the party commences or indulging in tapas that's pretty much to die for, there's such a broad spectrum when it comes to places to eat in the city. Check out our recommendations for some of Cardiff's best restaurants in the colourful list below.

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Whether you're looking for a speedy lunchtime rice bowl or an Asian dinnertime feast with friends, you can't go wrong with this popular Church Street Vietnamese restaurant, serving a wide range of wok-fried noodles, salads and soups galore. 

That's it, you've got your eye on the dining prize and you're ready to settle down in one of the finest Indian restaurants in Cardiff; you must be in Mint and Mustard. At the forefront of informal Eastern dining with a contemporary edge, the plates are more then colourful and the flavours are spicy and sentimental as they come. 

Cardiff's best restaurants aren't all necessarily Welsh, the city will have you know. Heralded for their fine Parisian fare, and primed for one of the most romantic date night meals in the city, dress up and settle into Chez Francis for the night and get ready to storm your palate with international wines and French food.

Once again giving you a slice of that global dining life is Vivo Latino, one of the most charming South American inspired restaurants in Cardiff. A name face for pre-drinks and dinner, a quick bite with family and friends come the weekend or authentic, Latin dining, hunker down for these moreish morsels. 

Don't throw a tantrum because you want tequila and tacos, there's a unique restaurant in Cardiff that promises just that. From margaritas and craft beers, to flavours that throw of ultimate Mexican charm, head on over to Wahaca for fun casual dining in the city with a spicy twist. 

When it comes to eating burgers in Cardiff, you not only need a name that knows how to do 'em well, you need a name that's won awards for their patties to boot. Join The Grazing Shed in the city centre as their rustic, raw and industrial interiors set off their piled-high burgers and bites perfectly. 

It's all in a name at this cool, Cardiff restaurant. A quirky little haunt that promises rustic dining, hardy woodwork tables and bare brick, the emphasis on authentic meat dishes is clear at Got Beef as your plates are set to be swelled with astounding flavours and some of the best burgers in the business.

One of the city's most anticipated new venues, Thomas is the latest venture from local boy Tom Simmons. Offering a distinct menu comprised of quality Welsh goods, it's one Pontcannas finest eateries, and already up there with some of the best restaurants in Cardiff.