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 Cardiff's best restaurants right here.

Last updated on 11th August 2022




Ciliegino

124 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.  

Mowgli Cardiff

194 user reviews 5

Mowgli is rustling up a load 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.

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.

Nook

1 user review 5

Nook in Cardiff is an intimate, neighbourhood restaurant that champions natural wines and seasonal small plates. Soak up the trendy and friendly atmosphere, then chomp on the Michelin Guide-rated grub that's sure to have you coming back for more.

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.

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 and vegetables, with fine wines to wash it all down.

Have a hankering for tequila and tacos? There's a top restaurant in Cardiff that promises both of these and more. Head to Wahaca for authentic Mexican cuisine, including burritos and enchiladas, which can be paired with classic margaritas, craft beers and wine.

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.

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.