Cardiff Restaurants With Outdoor Dining

When it comes to outdoor restaurants in Cardiff, we're spoilt for choice really. From big beer gardens offering the ultimate spot for pints with pals to quirky eateries bringing you tapas and cocktails on the pavement, and decadent terraces ideal for those special occasions, we've rounded up the best of what this city's got to offer. Costa Del Cardiff... we're ready for you.

Last updated on 7th April 2021

Slug and Lettuce Cardiff

16 user reviews 4

If you're looking for somewhere to enjoy an outdoor brunch in Cardiff, then Slug and Lettuce should be on your radar. The city centre spot fronts streetside seating in the summer, with a full menu of midmorning classics along with 2-4-1 drinks and colourful cocktail trees.

Henry's Cardiff

126 user reviews 4

A great Cardiff restaurant with heated outdoor seating, Henry's is a popular spot for alfresco dining in the Welsh capital. Head to this Park Place eatery for after-work cocktails, to catch some live music or to tuck into classic comfort food.

A packed-out pub and sports bar just a short walk from Cardiff University, Gassy's is a great place to head when the sun decides to shine. With a terrace out front, it's the perfect spot to get in a round, watch the footie and enjoy the weather, with pocket-friendly prices too.

Old Havana Cardiff

85 user reviews 4

A fun and friendly bar and restaurant on the High Street, Old Havana is making the most of its outdoor seating in Cardiff city centre this summer. Get stuck into their delicious selection of quality Cuban delicacies, washed down with cocktails or a bucket of cold beers.

The Cardiff Stable

321 user reviews 4

One of the best restaurants in the city centre, The Stable comes alive in the warmer months thanks to its excellent outdoor terrace. Enjoy pizzas and pints when the weather's fine, with streetside dining tables and a buzzing atmosphere.

Already one of the best places to watch the rugby in Cardiff, The Old Arcade is also coming up trumps when it comes to relaxing outdoor spaces. Make your way over to the Church Street pub on match days and sunny afternoons for the chance to feast on classic British plates, washed down with freshly-poured pints.

Offering some of the best burgers in Cardiff, Got Beef is a restaurant designed for summer kick-backs. Head down to Whitchurch Road where this quirky eatery is serving up juicy patties and craft brews from noon until night. And where better to enjoy them than in their suntrap of a garden?

For outdoor dining in Mermaid Quay, Hub Box is a great option. The burger and beer spot is decked out in beach shack-style interiors, with quirky neon lights and rattan furnishings. On warmer days head out to the festoon-lit front terrace to enjoy a triple-stacked bun in the sunshine.

An impressive pub and restaurant in Cardiff Bay, The Dock is home to not one, but two outdoor terraces. Both offering gorgeous views across the water, it's the ideals spot for you to dig into a huge range of international plates, alongside great beers, cocktails and a fabulous wine selection.