We've all seen the movie, now it's time to try it for real. One of the most outlandish watering holes in town, this quirky restaurant will serve you up a range of grilled goods from steaks to burgers and delicious hot dogs, with all the sauce and sauciness you can handle.
Quirky Restaurants In Cardiff
Kitsch, kooky, cool, friendly and full of quirks, our city's dining scene is awash with unique restaurants. From themed eateries to cute lunching spots and outlandish party bars, we've rounded up the quirkiest restaurants in Cardiff for when you want a dinner with a little something different.
Famed for more than just its inventive take on modern mixology, The Alchemist offers a mouthwatering food menu of international brunch plates, juicy burgers and mains that will make your heart race. From crispy pork belly with a red pepper coulis to cajun seitan fajitas, they've got the delicacies to match the drinks.
Serving up simple but stylishly modern Welsh cuisine, this charming little eatery on the bustling Mill lane is actually the city's first all-Welsh restaurant. Serving up dishes such as traditional Lamb cawl alongside modern twists like the Rarebit pizza, it's an innovative take on authentic food.
Offering a stunning range of steaks from sirloins to Chateaubriand with mushrooms and smoked tomatoes, Steak Of The Art also boasts colourful interiors with an eye for contemporary design and a private Tardis-inspired dining area.
Culley's offers a range of innovative British plates whether you're stopping in for an intimate date night, or celebrating a special occasion with their bottomless brunch. Housed within the Exchange Hotel, the menu aims to evoke the history of the building, as well as showcasing the finest locally-sourced produce.
Dishing up high-quality tapas dishes and an eclectic range of tasty drinks, Bar 44 boasts cool interiors, a relaxed atmosphere, and some of the best G&Ts in the city. It also happens to serve one heck of a Spanish breakfast with crispy pancetta, chorizo, mushroom croqueta and fried eggs.
Bringing Sri Lankan eats and coconut flower cocktails to Mill Lane, The Coconut Tree is a bar and restaurant packing flavour by the boat-load. From classic curries and battered cuttlfish to a selection of hoppers that will absolutely hit the spot, it's the perfect place to escape to the tropics for a few hours.
Little sister to Tommy's Heaney's flagship eatery, Uisce can more than hold its own in the restaurant stakes. With an all-day offering of delicious plates, this cafe and wine bar serves up rustic comfort food including smoked sardine Caesar salads, lamb shoulder crumpets, and a selection of internationally-sourced charcuterie boards.
A chic little spot down on Whitchurch Road, The Brass Beetle is your go-to for tasty cocktails and steaming slices of homemade pizza. Offering a range of unique toppings, you could find yourself digging into cauliflower and blue cheese, ham and brie and a spicy piri-piri chicken option.
As the city's first 100% vegan restaurant, Anna Loka offers some of the best-looking plant-based grub in town. Itt also comes up trumps on the decor front, with amazing wall murals and stripped-wood furniture, it's a cool, low-key hangout for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Open to all, this quirky Cardiff restaurant is a jack-of-all-trades and a master-of-many as it serves up fancy brekkies, light lunches, hearty dinner dishes and some superb cocktails. Swing by for a boozy start to your weekend as they offer one cracking brunch.
A dedicated board game cafe with a bar offering to boot, it's all too easy to while away an afternoon at Chance & Counters. Alongside their extensive selection of games, that run the gamut of old, new and obscure, they've also got a menu of sandwiches and small plates for if your dice rolling arm needs a pick-me-up.
Hidden beneath the city in a former bank vault, this unique haunt serves up delicious British cuisine in an atmospheric dining area perfect for intimate dinners. If you're looking for a larger affair though, be sure to order their whole suckling pig for up to 12 guests.
An icon on the city's dining scene, this quirky restaurant is one of the most beloved spots in town. Serving up good old-fashioned British cooking within its uniquely decorated dining room, it's no surprise it's a favourite amongst most Cardiff locals.
Located inside HMP Cardiff, this unique restaurant offers delicious food to its diners, and vital kitchen and hospitality skills to its staff, all of whom are inmates at the prison. Serving breakfasts, lunches, dinners and afternoon teas, it's one of the most worthwhile visits in the city.
One of the most authentic Welsh restaurants in Cardiff, Seren Diemwnt offers cleverly made and beautifully presented dishes from breakfast until dinner. Run by chef Gethin Rees, it is a must-visit if you're looking for traditional cuisine with a modern twist.
Originally launched as a mobile catering truck, Got Beef is one of Cardiff's ultimate morning-after hangouts - they've even named one of their burgers The Hangover. With buns ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, this quirky restaurant promises a cure for whatever ails you.