Outdoor Dining In Cardiff

Wondering where to eat outside in Cardiff? Then you're absolutely spoilt for choice. Whether you fancy an alfresco lunch with pals, a day of tapas in the sunshine, or a decadent dinner in stunning surrounds, this city's got your back. And so that you can enjoy all that it has to offer, we've rounded up the best beer gardens, rooftop terraces and streetside tables that the Welsh capital has to offer.

Last updated on 5th May 2022




A contemporary boozer with oodles of personality, this outdoor space has got summertime dining written all over it. Park yourself on one of The Woodville's colourful picnic benches and dive into a menu of crowd-pleasers, including juicy burgers and burrito bowls.

One of the best pubs with outdoor seating in Cardiff, Gassy's is home to a fabulous alfresco terrace out front. It's the perfect haunt to get in a round, grab a load of decent grub and catch the footie, all at prices that won't break that bank.

Considering that Walkabout is an Aussie-inspired pub, it comes as no surprise that this joint revels in the sunshine. Venture over to take up residence in one of the outdoor tables in front of the venue, then indulge in burgers, sarnies and wings.

For outdoor dining in Mermaid Quay, Hub Box is a great option. The burger and beer restaurant is decked out with beach shack-style interiors, including quirky neon lights and rattan furnishings. Make your way out to the festoon-lit front terrace to tuck into a triple-stacked bun in the sunshine.

Already one of the most popular haunts to watch the rugby, The Old Arcade is also at the top of the ladder when it comes to places to eat outside in Cardiff. Make your way over to the Church Street pub to feast on classic British nosh accompanied by freshly poured pints.