Just south of Cardiff city centre, on Penarth’s colourful seafront, hungry diners can find the James Sommerin Restaurant. With three AA rosettes, the establishment is a popular choice with visitors and locals alike. Book the Chef’s Table in the heart of the kitchen and watch your 9-course menu unfold before you.
Whilst you’re near the bay in Cardiff you may feel inspired to tuck into to some freshly cooked fish at the award-winning fish bar and grill Le Monde. Known for a tasty menu and fine wine, the chefs prepare the meals in the open kitchens as you watch on.
Tuck into some traditional Welsh comfort food at Madam Fromage, where slow-cooked and indulgent Welsh and Breton cuisine is served. With more than 150 cheeses to enjoy it’s a place that’ll certainly bring out your inner mouse!
If you fancy eating in a quirky environment then head to The Clink, an award-winning restaurant where prisoners are trained in hospitality and catering with an aim to reduce reoffending.
Located in a former bank vault, The Potted Pig is one of the best places in the city to…pig out! As well as tasty food, it’s a magnet for gin lovers, with an extensive selection of the spirit that can be whipped up into cocktails or served the classic way, with tonic.
There’s something deliciously secretive about Lab 22; a plain black door on a busy Cardiff street, sandwiched between a bakery and a kebab shop. Once down the stairs, however, the real fun begins; this prohibition-style bar offers complex cocktails that contain as much science as spirits.