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Burger Festival Cardiff is going ahead with a sheep rodeo and live music

Burger Festival Cardiff is going ahead with a sheep rodeo and live music Burgers, like pizza, exists in a holy world of always being the best thing ever. Meat fans everywhere wept last November after finding out the Burger Festival Cardiff was cancelled (okay, maybe a more reasonable ‘got mildly annoyed’), but it’s meaty smiles all round as the festival makes... Read more >

Nest 23 is a candlelit cocktail bar bringing spirit sharing boards and 'pimp-able' prosecco

Nest 23 is a candlelit cocktail bar bringing spirit sharing boards and 'pimp-able' prosecco Nestled away in the Castle Quarter sits Nest 23, Cardiff’s newest cocktail bar. Aesthetically, they’re going with the moody lighting-and-cosy interiors that the name implies, with exposed brickwork, candles everywhere (including invitingly at the front), and sexy blue lighting. Away from all... Read more >

Escape for the weekend with fine-dining in an abandoned chocolate factory

Escape for the weekend with fine-dining in an abandoned chocolate factory Tan a Mwg: Feast from the Flames is a fine-dining experience in an abandoned chocolate factory in Wales. With fine-dining, a sociable atmosphere and a gorgeous setting, this supper club in Carmarthenshire is the perfect excuse for a weekend break from Cardiff. Tan a Mwg: Feast from the Flames... Read more >

Local Brewery To Open High Street Pub

Local Brewery To Open High Street Pub Following on from the success of their Llandaff Road taproom, the team from the Crafty Devil Brewery are planning to open their first proper Cardiff bar venture. The ethos behind the new opening is to create a haven for those looking to socialise away from the slightly stiff environment of the... Read more >

Cardiff Gets Its First Ever Gin And Juice Bar

Cardiff Gets Its First Ever Gin And Juice Bar A new gin and juice bar has just opened in Castle Arcade. One of Cardiff's most renowned food and drink institutions, Barker, have just opened their latest venture, a new bar called Gin and Juice in the Castle Arcade. As the name suggests, it's a gin and juice bar serving up delicious gin... Read more >

New Restaurant With Strong Welsh Theme Opens In Cardiff

New Restaurant With Strong Welsh Theme Opens In Cardiff Based on Llanaff High Street, this latest opening in the area prides itself on its Welsh roots. Sourcing as much as possible of its produce locally, owner and head chef Gethin Rhys serves up modern takes on traditional Welsh fare, with a menu that includes grouse, a rarebit burger and conger... Read more >

Wales' first Australasian restaurant opens on Cardiff Bay

Wales' first Australasian restaurant opens on Cardiff Bay The first ever Australasian-specific restaurant in Wales has opened up in Cardiff Bay and it looks delicious. The venue itself is a relaxed affair, with a splattering of sofas and thatched tables, all with a calming, mellow colour scheme. The alfresco space is perfect on a summer’s day for... Read more >

The Alchemist empire continues to grow, expanding to Cardiff in March 2018

The Alchemist empire continues to grow, expanding to Cardiff in March 2018 The famous Alchemist group is expanding its reach further, setting up shop in the Welsh capital in 2018. With a date set for March, the restaurant-bar will open on St Mary's Street and will hope to replicate the success of the group's 12 other venues in the family of bars. The expansion is part of... Read more >

Quirky interiors and quirkier pizzas are at the centre of new bar The Brass Beetle

Quirky interiors and quirkier pizzas are at the centre of new bar The Brass Beetle The Brass Beetle is a cool new addition to Cardiff’s Whitchurch Road, offering delicious cocktails and wood-fired pizzas every night of the week. The slightly eccentric menu is matched by the aesthetics, using a bold green colour scheme on the walls, with framed pictures of beetles and... Read more >

Thackeray revitalises old pub with contemporary look and Welsh-focused menu

Thackeray revitalises old pub with contemporary look and Welsh-focused menu Revitalising former pub Sir Henry Morgan, Thackeray is a new high-quality restaurant serving up British dishes with locally-supplied Welsh ingredients. The interiors are stripped back, with minimalist furnishings and white-washed walls occasionally adorned with inspirational quotes. Its split... Read more >

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