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 hunkered down for romantic Parisian fare, scoffing a quick pizza before the party commences or indulging in tapas to die for, there's such a broad spectrum when it comes to places to eat in the city. Check out our pick of Cardiff's best restaurants right here.

Last updated on 15th July 2021

Pho Cardiff

389 user reviews 4

This popular Church Street hangout is serving a menu of Vietnamese bites, including wok-fried noodles, healthy salads and aromatic curries. With a vast majority of its offering available as gluten free or vegan, this is a firm choice for group dining. 

Mowgli Cardiff

193 user reviews 5

Mowgli is serving up a menu of aromatic house curries, hearty tiffin boxes and authentic Indian street food in a chilled setting. One of Cardiff's best restauarnts, this place will have you swooning over its food and signature cocktails in no time. 


30 user reviews 5

One of the best places to eat in Cardiff, Ciliegino is blending Sicilian and Italian flavours to create a unique dining experience. Feast on a menu of authentic dishes including fresh pasta, pizza and tiramisu, which use only the freshest of ingredients.  

Looking for the best fine dining in Cardiff? Found in the trendy neighbourhood of Pontcanna, Thomas is the second venue from MasterChef: The Professionals star, Tom Simmons. Up there with the city's best places to eat, this place promises only the finest in Welsh cooking.

Mint and Mustard is one of the best Indian restaurants in Cardiff, serving colourful and contemporary dishes in a relaxed setting. Pay them a visit and you'll find the finest in Keralan cooking, from salmon chatti curry to Charminar kebab platters and sublime tasting menus. 

If you're looking for Michelin star restaurants in Cardiff, check out what The Potted Pig has to offer. Found in former bank vault near the Castle, this acclaimed eatery serves only the finest in British cuisine, think venison loin, glazed ham hock and succulent steaks. 


764 user reviews 5

Curado is bringing authentic Spanish tapas to the heart of the Welsh capital. Boasting contemporary interiors, delicious plates of jamon and pinxtos alongside wine, beer and cocktails, this is one cool restaurant for a date night or special occasion. 

Offering modern European dining in a luxury setting, The Classroom is one swish spot for a romantic dinner in Cardiff. All the dishes are prepared from scratch and made utilising fresh Welsh produce, before being served in a dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows.

It's all in a name at this cool Cardiff restaurant. Got Beef is a quirky little haunt that promises authentic meat dishes and some of the best burgers in town. With interiors made up of rustic dining, hardy woodwork tables and bare brick, this is one unique place to eat.

Asador 44 is a Michelin guide restaurant in Cardiff, serving enticing Spanish dishes in a cool setting. Made up of wooden cladding, exposed brick and warm features, this charming eatery serves the finest in chargrilled meat, fihs and veggie options with fine wines to wash it all down.