The 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 here. Whether you're hunkering down for romantic Italian fare, fancy a spread of Indian delights for your birthday or want to indulge in tapas to die for, there's such a broad spectrum when it comes to places to eat in our city. Check out our pick of Cardiff's best restaurants right here.

Last updated on 11th May 2022

Mowgli Cardiff

194 user reviews 5

Mowgli is rustling up a menu of aromatic house curries, hearty tiffin boxes and authentic Indian street food in a chilled-out setting. Often hailed as one of the city's very best (and most gorgeous) eateries, this joint will have you swooning over its menu in no time.


101 user reviews 5

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.  

The Potted Pig

1 user review 5

The Potted Pig is a real treat for the senses, showcasing high-grade grub in cosy surrounds. Take a load of the 100z ribeye, accompanied by smoked brisket croquettes, braised carrots and black garlic ketchup. To wash it down? Wine, lagers and cider are ripe for the picking.

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

Vivo Latino

1 user review 5

Giving you a slice of South America, Vivo Latino is one of the best places for dinner in the city. This vibrant number caters to all occasions, blending Mexican, Brazilian, Cuban and Peruvian flavours for a party on your palate, which you can pair with heady cocktails.

Asador 44

1 user review 5

Asador 44 is 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, fish and vegetables, with fine wines to wash it all down.