[:en]12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff you don’t want to miss[:nl]12 Bars, Cafés en Restaurants in Cardiff die je niet wilt missen[:]

[:en]If you are wondering where to eat in Cardiff, Wales, then hold on to your seat. I’ve selected 12 of the best bars, cafes and restaurants in Cardiff where you’ll be sure not only to have a great meal, but also a unique dining experience.

 

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff

 

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff you don’t want to miss

What I really liked about most of the restaurants in Cardiff that we visited this Winter, was that there was so much local food to try! It seems that the Welsh are quite proud of their gastronomical heritage -and they should be!

 

Welsh food is honest and hearty, made with fresh seasonal ingredients. Check out the website of visit Wales, as they have some tasty recipes for you to try out!

 

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Cardiff Market, Wales

 

Cardiff Market, Wales

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Restaurants in Cardiff City Centre

Name: The Potted Pig
Address: 27 High Street
Website: www.thepottedpig.com

What I Like About This Place: Located in a former bank, The Potted Pig has a great atmosphere and serves up some of the best food in Cardiff. I thought the service was impeccable, I haven’t seen such good trained (and genuinely kind) staff for a while! The menu is constantly changing as they only use fresh and seasonal products. The only remark I would have is that it was quite noisy inside (probably because of the arches bouncing everyone’s voices back), making it hard for me to understand everyone at the table.

 

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: The Potted Pig

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: The Potted Pig

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: The Potted Pig

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: The Potted Pig

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: The Potted Pig

Starters: Chargrilled salt & pepper squid with aioli & lime

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: The Potted Pig

Main Course: Red-Legged Partridge with chicory and mushrooms

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: The Potted Pig

Pudding: Lemon Posset

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: The Potted Pig

Locked in the Vault

 

 

Name: Madame Fromage
Address: Unit 18, Castle Arcade
Website: www.madamefromage.co.uk

What I Like About This Place: The Cheese. Period. I went a little crazy and ate almost all of them. After I was full, I ate some more. They also have a great shop where you can buy the cheeses you liked most! Really, this place is -besides cheese heaven- a great place for slow food lovers as well. All produce is wherever possible sourced locally from independent producers from within Wales. And you can really taste the quality!

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Madame Fromage

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Madame Fromage

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Madame Fromage

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Madame Fromage

The Welsh Soup Dragon – Famous Lamb Cawl (this.is.so.good.bring.me.more!)

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Madame Fromage

We also got enough bread :)

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Madame Fromage

Our Heavenly Cheese Platter. The one bottom right was our winner: ‘Snowdonia Black Bomber’. W-O-W.

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Madame Fromage

 

 

Bars & Coffee Places in Cardiff City Centre

Name: Coffee Barker
Address: Unit 13, Castle Arcade
Website: www.coffeebarker.co.uk

What I Like About This Place: The interior was absolutely incredible. Just love the style! I ordered a hot chocolate (which was actually hot, very hard to find in the UK for some reason) and a very tasty Flapjack (with icing, jeeh!).We had a seat next to the window and the big, leather chairs were really comfy.

 

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Coffee Barker

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Coffee Barker

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Coffee Barker

 

 

Name: Science Cream
Address: Unit 28, Castle Arcade
Website: www.sciencecream.co.uk

What I Like About This Place: Liquid nitrogen rapidly creates minuscule ice crystals, quickly evaporating after coming into contact with the ice cream base. The ice cream is frozen in seconds and it has a velvety texture and a creaminess that you won’t find elsewhere. I’ve never had such a unique ice cream before I must say, and I wasn’t disappointed. Great taste and quite the spectacle.

 

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Science Cream

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Science Cream

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Science Cream

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Science Cream

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Science Cream

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Science Cream

 

 

Name: Y Mochyn Du
Address: Sophia Close
Website: www.ymochyndu.com

What I Like About This Place: First of all, they served two Welsh ciders I never tasted before. Then came the atmosphere and that both made for a great night out! They have 4 Welsh regional real ales on tap, local guest ales and some European Lagers. I read they also serve food with locally sources products wherever possible. Good job!

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Y Mochyn Du

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Y Mochyn Du

 

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Y Mochyn Du

 

Cardiff Bay Restaurants

Name: ffresh
Address: Bute Place, inside Millennium Centre
Website: www.wmc.org.uk/…/ffresh

What I Like About This Place: The service at ffresh was really good, people were friendly, knowledgeable and clearly wanted us to have a good experience. I always love restaurants with an open kitchen, which ffresh has, and the spacious setting of the restaurant was also very pleasant. And the food? Can’t even describe it. Not a wonder they got listed in the 2015 Michelin & Good Food Guides!

 

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: ffresh restaurant

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: ffresh restaurant

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: ffresh restaurant

Chicken and Prune terrine, orchard chutney

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: ffresh restaurant

I had the honey roasted butternut squash and sage tart, spinach and wild mushrooms

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: ffresh restaurant

Nick had the Braised belly pork, mustard mash, carrots and spinach

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: ffresh restaurant

I had the Pecan tart with maple syrup ice cream. You can always wake me up for this one.

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: ffresh restaurant

Nick had the Nougat parfait as dessert.

 

Name: Mimosa Kitchen & Bar
Address: Mermaid Quay
Website: www.mimosacardiff.com

What I Like About This Place: We were here for lunch and there was no one else in the restaurant, but I can see how the place would liven up with a bit more people in it! I think this place is great for some food and a couple of drinks before watching a show in the Millennium center.

 

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: mimosa restaurant

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: mimosa restaurant

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: mimosa restaurant

Laverbread Croquettes: Welsh seaweed in Panko bread crumbs

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: mimosa restaurant

I ordered the Slow Roasted Pork Belly with spring vegetable bubble & squeak, crackling, and a Welsh cider jus

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: mimosa restaurant

Nick ordered the Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli served with butter & parmesan, rocket salad & sundried tomatoes

 

 

Name: Fabulous Welshcakes
Address: 14 Bute Street, Mermaid Quay
Website: www.fabulouswelshcakes.co.uk

What I Like About This Place: This cute little shop makes a great stop-over for getting yourself some Welsh souvenirs. We tasted the ´Festive Spice´Welshcakes, especially there for the holiday season and loved them! The ladies in the shop are very friendly and patient with tourist that come in to try some of the famous (and indeed fabulous) Welshcakes.

 

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Fabulous Welshcakes

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Fabulous Welshcakes

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Fabulous Welshcakes

 

Other Highlights in Cardiff (not visited myself)

Name: Terra Nova
Address: Mermaid Quay
Website: www.terranovacardiff.com

Great for: Lunch with a View

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Terra Nova

 

Name: Pettigrew Tea Rooms
Address: Bute Park, Castle Street
Website: www.pettigrew-tearooms.com

Great for: A Classic High Tea

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: TeaRoom

 

Name: Eddie’s American Diner
Address: Mermaid Quay
Website: www.eddiesdiner.co.uk

Great for: A Different Evening

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: American Diner

 

Name: Urban Tap House
Address: 25 Westgate Street
Website: www.urbantaphouse.co.uk

Great for: A Variety of Beers & Ciders

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Urban Tap House

 

Name: Cafe Norsk
Address: Harbour Drive, Cardiff Bay
Website: www.norwegianchurchcardiff.co.uk

Great for: Coffee with a View

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Cafe Norsk

 

 

I hope this guide helps you a bit on deciding where to drink and eat in Cardiff. I really enjoyed every single place we went to!

 

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Disclaimer: Nick and I visited Cardiff and all these lovely places on invitation of Visit Wales. All opinions and extra belt sizes are 100% our own.

 

 

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12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff[:nl]Als je je afvraagt waar te eten in Cardiff, Wales, hou je dan maar vast. Ik heb 12 van de beste bars, cafés en restaurants in Cardiff voor je uitgezocht waar je niet alleen een lekkere maaltijd zult hebben, maar ook nog een unieke eetervaring.

 

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff

 

12 Bars, Cafés en Restaurants in Cardiff die je niet wilt missen

Wat ik echt leuk vond aan de meeste restaurants in Cardiff die we deze winter bezochten, was dat er zoveel lokaal eten was om te proeven! Het lijkt erop dat de mensen in Wales behoorlijk trots op hun gastronomische erfgoed zijn – en met goed recht!

 

Welsh eten is eerlijk en hartig, gemaakt met verse seizoensingrediënten. Kijk eens op de website van visit Wales, want zij hebben enkele lekkere recepten voor je geplaatst om van te genieten!

 

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Cardiff Market, Wales

Cardiff Market, Wales

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Restaurants in het centrum van Cardiff

Naam: The Potted Pig
Adres: 27 High Street
Website: www.thepottedpig.com

Wat ik leuk vind aan deze plek: Het restaurant The Potted Pig zit in een voormalig bankgebouw en heeft een goede sfeer en het beste eten van Cardiff. Ik vond de service echt onberispelijk, echt, ik heb in tijden niet zulk goed getraind (en oprecht vriendelijk) personeel gezien! Het menu veranderd constant omdat ze alleen verse en seizoensproducten gebruiken. De enige opmerking die ik zou hebben is dat ik het nogal lawaaiig vond waarschijnlijk vanwege de geboogde plafonds waar alle stemmen op afketsten), waardoor ik het moeilijk vond iedereen te verstaan.
 

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: The Potted Pig

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: The Potted Pig

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: The Potted Pig

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: The Potted Pig

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: The Potted Pig

Entree: Chargrilled zout & peper inktvis met aioli & lime

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: The Potted Pig

Hoofdgerecht: Red-Legged Partridge (patrijs) met witlof en champignons

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: The Potted Pig

Toetje: Lemon Posset (soort mouse)

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: The Potted Pig

Opgesloten in de kluis

 

 

Naam: Madame Fromage
Adres: Unit 18, Castle Arcade
Website: www.madamefromage.co.uk

Wat ik leuk vind aan deze plek: De Kaas. Punt. Ik werd een beetje gek hier en heb bijna alles van ons gedeelde bord opgegeten. Toen was ik vol en at ik nog een klein beetje meer. Ze hebben ook een prachtige winkel waar je je favoriete kazen kunt kopen. Echt, deze plek is -behalve kaashemel- ook een geweldige plek voor liefhebbers van slow food. Alle producten zijn waar mogelijk lokaal bij individuele producenten binnen Wales gehaald. En je kunt echt de kwaliteit proeven!

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Madame Fromage

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Madame Fromage

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Madame Fromage

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Madame Fromage

The Welsh Soup Dragon – Beroemde Lamb Cawl (zo.lekker.breng.me.meer.hiervan!!)

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Madame Fromage

We hadden ook genoeg brood :)

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Madame Fromage

Onze goddelijke kaasplank. Die rechtsonder was onze favoriet: ‘Snowdonia Black Bomber’. W-O-W.

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Madame Fromage

 

 

Bars & Koffietentjes in het centrum van Cardiff

Naam: Coffee Barker
Adres: Unit 13, Castle Arcade
Website: www.coffeebarker.co.uk

Wat ik leuk vind aan deze plek: Het interieur was echt prachtig. Hou echt van deze stijl! Ik bestelde een hot chocolate (die daadwerkelijk hot was, wat in de UK nogal moeilijk te vinden is om de een of andere duistere reden) en een erg lekkere Flapjack (met een suikerlaag, jeeh!). We hadden een tafel naast het raam en de grote lederen stoelen waren echt heerlijk om in te zitten.

 

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Coffee Barker

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Coffee Barker

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Coffee Barker

 

 

Naam: Science Cream
Adres: Unit 28, Castle Arcade
Website: www.sciencecream.co.uk

Wat ik leuk vind aan deze plek: Vloeibare stikstof creërt snel minuscule ijskristallen, die snel oplossen zodra ze in contact met de ijsbasis komen. Het ijs is in seconden bevroren en heeft een fluwelen textuur die je niet ergens anders kunt vinden. Ik had nog nooit zo’n speciaal ijsje gehad en het viel dan ook zeker niet tegen! Lekkere smaak en een leuk spektakel er omheen.

 

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Science Cream

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Science Cream

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Science Cream

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Science Cream

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Science Cream

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Science Cream

 

 

Naam: Y Mochyn Du
Adres: Sophia Close
Website: www.ymochyndu.com

Wat ik leuk vind aan deze plek: Om te beginnen serveerden ze twee ciders uit Wales die ik nog niet kende. En verder was de sfeer goed en dus hadden we een goede avond hier! Ze hebben 4 Welsh regionale ‘real ales’ op de tap, lokale gast ales en enkele Europese Lagers. Ik las dat ze ook goed eten serveren met lokale producten. Goed dus!

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Y Mochyn Du

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Y Mochyn Du

 

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Y Mochyn Du

 

Cardiff Bay Restaurants

Naam: ffresh
Adres: Bute Place, inside Millennium Centre
Website: www.wmc.org.uk/…/ffresh

Wat ik leuk vind aan deze plek: De service bij ffresh was echt goed, de mensen waren vriendelijk, wisten waar ze het over hadden en wilden ons duidelijke een goede ervaring laten hebben. Ik vind restaurants met een open keuken altijd leuk en die hadden ze bij ffresh! Ook was alles ruim opgezet wat het restaurant erg prettig maakt. En het eten? Kan het niet beschrijven. Geen raadsel hoe ze in de 2015 Michelin & Good Food Guide gekomen zijn!

 

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: ffresh restaurant

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: ffresh restaurant

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: ffresh restaurant

Kip en Pruimen terrine, orchard chutney

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: ffresh restaurant

Ik had de honey roasted butternut squash en salie taart, spinazie en wilde champignons

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: ffresh restaurant

Nick had de gesmoorde pork belly, mosterd puree, wortelen en spinazie

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: ffresh restaurant

Ik had de Pecannoot taart met maple syrup ijs. Je kunt me hier midden in de nacht voor wakker maken.

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: ffresh restaurant

Nick had de Nougat parfait als dessert.

 

Naam: Mimosa Kitchen & Bar
Adres: Mermaid Quay
Website: www.mimosacardiff.com

Wat ik leuk vind aan deze plek: We waren hier voor de lunch en er was niemand anders in het restaurant, maar ik kan me voorstellen hoe het hier een stuk levendiger is in de avond met wat meer mensen. Ik denk dat dit een goede plek is om wat te eten en drinken voor een van de voorstellingen in het Millennium center.

 

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: mimosa restaurant

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: mimosa restaurant

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: mimosa restaurant

Laverbread Croquettes: Welsh zeewier in Panko paneermeel

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: mimosa restaurant

Ik bestelde de Slow Roasted Pork Belly met ‘spring vegetable bubble & squeak, crackling’, een een Welsh cider jus

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: mimosa restaurant

Nick bestelde de spinazie & Ricotta Ravioli geserveerd met boter & parmesaanse kaas, ruccola & zongedroogde tomaten

Naam: Fabulous Welshcakes
Adres: 14 Bute Street, Mermaid Quay
Website: www.fabulouswelshcakes.co.uk

 

 

Wat ik leuk vind aan deze plek: Dit leuke winkeltje is een goede stop-over om jezelf wat Welsh souvenirs te scoren. We proefden de ´Festive Spice´Welshcakes, speciaal hier voor de feestdagen en ze waren erg lekker! De dames in de winkel zijn erg aardig en geduldig met toeristen die binnenkomen om wat van de beroemde (en zeker fabulous) Welshcakes te proeven.

 

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Fabulous Welshcakes

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Fabulous Welshcakes

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Fabulous Welshcakes

 

Andere Hoogtepunten in Cardiff (niet zelf bezocht)

Naam: Terra Nova
Adres: Mermaid Quay
Website: www.terranovacardiff.com

Goed voor: Lunch met een goed uitzicht

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Terra Nova

 

Naam: Pettigrew Tea Rooms
Adres: Bute Park, Castle Street
Website: www.pettigrew-tearooms.com

Goed voor: Een klassieke High Tea

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: TeaRoom

 

Naam: Eddie’s American Diner
Adres: Mermaid Quay
Website: www.eddiesdiner.co.uk

Goed voor: Een verrassende avond

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: American Diner

 

Naam: Urban Tap House
Adres: 25 Westgate Street
Website: www.urbantaphouse.co.uk

Goed voor: Een uitgebreide selectie Bier & Cider

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Urban Tap House

 

Naam: Cafe Norsk
Adres: Harbour Drive, Cardiff Bay
Website: www.norwegianchurchcardiff.co.uk

Goed voor: Koffie met een goed uitzicht

12 Bars, Cafes and Restaurants in Cardiff: Cafe Norsk

 

 

Ik hoop dat deze gids je een beetje geholpen heeft met de beslissing waar te eten en te drinken in Cardiff. Ik heb echt genoten in al deze plekken!

 

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