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.

Last updated on 28th February 2020




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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.