First Date in Cardiff

You've done it. The hardest bit is over: they've decided you're actually a piece of all right and have now agreed to go on a date. To make life just a little bit easier for you, we've taken the worrying out of finding a perfect space to go with this nifty guide. So, buy some decent aftershave or perfume, confirm your outfit with your Whatsapp group and get ready to have some banter as you go explore the best places for a first date in Cardiff.  

Last updated on 7th April 2020

Ten Mill Lane

26 user reviews 4

On the fancier end of the scale, Ten Mill Lane serve up a wonderful range of cocktails in sophisticated surroundings perfect to get the conversation flowing. With a happy hour every day, and the bar open till late, you've got loads to stay for.

The Flora

121 user reviews 4

The Flora is all about having a cool beer garden, comfy furniture and great drinks. If you're both the kind of people that would rather have a fun night out together in an all-rounder pub, they can provide you with cocktails, craft ales and some delicious homely food, and a DJ on weekends. 

The Dead Canary

2 user reviews 5

The Dead Canary oozes romance, making it one of the best places to take a first date. The bar is all moody lighting, creating the ideal ambiance with a crack team of master mixologists that are sure to whip up some stunning creations while you get to know each other. 

The worst thing that could happen on your first date is that they'll think your boring. Not only are the plush and contemporary interiors of Lab 22 the ideal backdrop, their master mixologists will concoct you some super-creative scientific cocktails that'll keep you more than entertained.

A haven for fresh produce and local delicaies, The Potted Pig is a perfect spot for impressing a potential partner with all your foodie knowledge. Located in a cool refurbished bank vault, its slick style also makes it a cosy nook to chat, drink and eat. 

Pulling out all the stops? Head on over to The Classroom where you'll be greeted with panoramic view of the city, mouthwatering fresh eats and chefs with experience in Michelin-starred kitchen, all making for an incredible first impression.