Restaurants with Entertainment
Don't get us wrong, we all love going out for dinner, but we also understand that it's important to keep things lively and full of zeal when you head out with your mates. To add a bit of much-needed quirk to your next night out in Cardiff, why not enjoy some incredible food, whilst watching a stunning show? From burlesque and circus shows to live comedy and music nights, the Welsh capital holds a number of fantastic venues, all hoping to injections some vibrancy and character into your dinner experience. So without further ado, here's our crack list of restaurants with entertainment in Cardiff.
Last updated on 18th August 2016
Open six days a week and spread across many different areas, Miss Jones has quickly established itself as one of Cardiff's best restaurants with entertainment. With both a large lounge area , an opulent cocktail saloon area and a sleek champagne lounge upstairs, guests are spoilt for choice and are guaranteed to find somewhere cosy to unwind, regardless of their mood. Alongside a brilliant menu that focuses on seasonal Welsh ingredients, the stage area frequently hosts a number of live music and comedy nights every week, drawing in some of the city's most creative crowds.
Bursting will life and with a confident swagger, The Dead Canary is certainly what you'd call a quirky restaurant in Cardiff. With it's head perpetually stuck in the past, the bar is beautifully decorated as a smokey, American speakeasy, where the air is still and the cocktails are expertly crafted, Come the weekend, things kick-up a bit, when the stage suddenly bursts into life, showcasing the finest young bands, solo singers and jazz quartets in the whole of Cardiff. With cocktail ingredients produced in their own on-site laboratory, you'll struggle to find a better place to unwind, dine and catch a great live performance.
Smokey swagger and wonderful nostalgia combine brilliantly at the 10 Feet Tall bar in Cardiff. Elegantly decorated and boasting an impressive line-up of skilled bartenders and chefs, the stage area frequently hosts a number of live musical performances, ranging from soulful jazz to catching rock'n'roll. While you listen to Cradiff's best up and coming performers, you not tuck into a succulent seared steak, line caught cornish turbot or a condiment-filled steak & chorizo Burger.
Tradition runs down the very spine of Dempsey's in central Cardiff. Though decorated and masked as a traditional Irish pub, the venue boasts great live music and arts stage in it's basement. For a frivolous evening of great entertainment and delicious British gastro-pub food, the team here have exactly what you need. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are certainly a highlight at this quaint venue, when Cardiff's best Jazz bands assemble to fill the light Welsh weekday air with quavering notes and trembling trebles.
The team behind Porter's have certainly produced a winning formula when it comes to casual restaurants with entertainment. They wonderfully combine all best things you love about a traditional British pub with stunning live musical performances, side-splitting comedy and laid-back film-screenings. To complete the package, a range of delectable American-inspired dishes are available on their irresistible menu for guests to gorge on. If none of that appeals, there's always the ping pong table and min-golf course to keep you smiling long into the night at this quirky restaurant in Cardiff.
Nestled fittingly in the Chapter complex,the Caffi Bar is constantly blanketed by a wave of art, theatre and music. Unlike most other restaurants with entertainment, the dedication of this bar to showcasing the finest culture that Cardiff has to offer in second to none. Intriguing art installations and theatrical performances are a given, and truly offer guests an unforgettable experience framed by the exquisite dishes produced by some of the best vegan and vegetarian vendors in the whole of Wales.
With the like of Lee Evans, Romesh Ranganathan and Josh Widdicombe having grace the stage with their comedic presences, and having hosted live musical concerts by Laura Marling and Cerys Matthews, it's fair to say that the Glee Club is definitely one of the main entertainment venues in Wales. Offering guests a complete night out in Cardiff, the venue's bar is stocked full of all your favourite beers, spirits and wines, while the food menu is full of all the flavoursome dishes you'd expect to find in a metropolitan eatery.