Best Romantic Restaurants In Cardiff

This isn't just any old meal - it's a date night dinner, and you're going to want it to go as smoothly as possible. That's where we come in. To help you lovebirds out, we've created this list of Cardiff's romantic restaurants, from cosy Italian nooks fronting amorous eats to trendy candlelight hotspots known for top-quality Welsh delights.

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Last updated on 31st January 2024


A seriously saucy Italian restaurant with exposed brick walls and little white chairs, Ciliegino is what date night dreams are made of. Spoil your other half with a feast of authentic fare, which includes plenty of mouthwatering pizza and pasta dishes, as well as sumptuous desserts like tiramisu and panna cotta. 

Brother Thai

Feasting brings people together and you'll be in for a cracking one at Brother Thai. Dine among minimalist decor on tan, leather chairs and take your pick from a fragrant menu courtesy of Andrew Chongsathien. There's something for all, including great vegan options, so get your chops around some roti and seitan satay before you get them round each other.

Mowgli Cardiff

Charming, eye-catching and oh-so-stylish, Mowgli Cardiff is the city centre dining destination that's caught our hearts. When you're not checking out the beaut, twinkly interiors, dive into the menu of Indian street food, which showcases delights such as bhel puri in a sweet and sour dressing, as well as the house chicken curry.


If you're looking for an impressive meal, you'll find one at Thomas, located in the heart of Pontcanna. MasterChef: The Professionals star Tom Simmons takes inspiration from French and British cuisine to create innovative dishes with Welsh produce at the forefront. Previous plates have been roast saddle of lamb with black garlic and a trendy take on fish and chips. 

The Classroom

Boasting stunning, panoramic views of Cardiff, The Classroom is sure to bring a romantic atmosphere. Hailed for its luxe British and Welsh cuisine, the experience is elevated by the floor-to-ceiling windows proudly displaying the city below. Devour dishes from its seasonally changing menu and fresh bread from it's inhouse bakery. 

The Potted Pig

If you're on the hunt for the most romantic restaurants in Cardiff city centre, The Potted Pig is sure to earn you serious brownie points. Fronting bare-brick walls, intimate tables illuminated by candlelight and a cosy ambience, this former bank vault will really set the scene for your couples night. Tuck into rolled pork belly with cauliflower puree or a balsamic glazed onion tarte. 

Duchess Of Delhi

Flaunting plush banquet seating, vintage chandeliers and unique artwork lining the walls, this beauty is a must-visit. As one of the more fancy restaurants in Cardiff Bay restaurants, Duchess of Delhi slings out a mix of Indian and South Asian dishes, including chicken ruby Murray and butter paneer masala.

The Ivy Cardiff

While this joint may not be exactly up there with cheap romantic restaurants in Cardiff city centre, it's certainly competing for the prettiest, so it would be impossible not to mention The Ivy as a hotspot for wooing, thanks to its dazzling, botanical interiors. The menu is a hit too, with the likes of smoked haddock and salmon fishcakes, plus chicken supreme Milanese with a truffle sauce.