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

497 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. 


44 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.  

Mowgli Cardiff

194 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. 

The Grazing Shed

1 user review 5

When it comes to the best burger in Cardiff, The Grazing Shed is a well-respected name that's won a load of awards for its juicy patties. Head to this city centre restaurant for hearty buns that come served in rustic, raw and industrial interiors. 

Bully's Restaurant

1 user review 5

One of the most famous restaurants in Cardiff, Bully's has made something of a name for itself for all the right reasons. Owned by Russell Bullimore, this swish eatery is the ultimate location for a special occasion thanks to its menu of European fare that utilises the finest Welsh produce.

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. 

Asador 44

1 user review 5

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.

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.


883 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. 

Got Beef

1 user review 5

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.


1 user review 5

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.

The Potted Pig

1 user review 5

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.