Where to Eat, Meet and be Merry
Cardiff has been given a much publicized new lease of life recently and it's not just the big businesses that have profited. Eateries have all benefited from the TLC that's been lavished on the city. Welsh food and drink is a secret worth sharing.
Armless Dragon, 97 Wyeverne Road
Traditional Welsh fare, the menu offers dishes like Brecon lamb, Welsh black beef, skate wing in cockle and leek sauce and of course, Bara Brith (Welsh fruit cake). The Armless Dragon has featured in the Good Food Guide since 1985 and prides itself on using organic and locally sourced produce.
Bosphorus, 31 Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay
Perched on its very own pier in Cardiff Bay, this stunning glass building plays host to fine dining Turkish style. Expect the classic moussakas, grills and freshly caught seafood and also some unexpected Turkish delights.
Tempus Bar and Restaurant, St David's Hotel, Havannah Street, Cardiff Bay
Smart, chic and very modern, this five star hotel's restaurant overlooks the Bay, with a unique mixture of ancient and modern architecture. The restaurant offers the perfect romantic setting, while the hotel bar is a perfect starter to a night on the tiles.
ffresh restaurant & lounge bar, The Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff Bay
Set in the beautiful Cardiff Bay, ffresh has delightful light lunch menus and brings out the bigger dishes for evening eats. A buzzing place, it can get a bit tourist-heavy, but is always full of interesting folk and is especially fun come summer.
Celebrity Restaurant, St David's Hall, The Hayes,
Serves traditional Welsh (think lamb carvery) and Modern European (think Niçoise risotto) dishes, and based in the sublime St. David's Hall, which hosts some of the city's most exciting concerts and events.
Laguna Kitchen & Bar, Park Plaza Hotel, Greyfriars Road
A lively little venue that attracts the pre-clubbing crowd by serving sophisticated drinks and champage in the bar and serving great quality food to boot. The food is exceptionally cooked and uniquely put together.
Mint and Mustard, 134 Whitchurch Road
A must visit in South Wales, attracting food lovers with its philosophy of re-defining Indian cuisine through innovative, deftly presented food, retaining the flavor, depth and beauty of traditional dishes. Chef Anand George draws his inspiration from the idyllic coastal lands of Kerala, Southern India, creating an unforgettable dining experience.
Zerodegrees, 27 Westgate Street
The menu encompasses a selection of gourmet pizzas, delicious salads, specialty sausages, pastas and pots of mussels served with a variety of sauces. International wines and freshly brewed beers seek out the tastiest and most exotic flavors from across the world, while adding their own seasonal and specialty numbers. The range extends from black lager to pale ale, with some delicious fruit beer in between.
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