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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Restaurant
“Located in a former bank vault beneath the city, The Potted Pig restaurant shares its passion for modern British food and wonderful gins! Monday - Thursday 12.00 - 2.30pm and 6.30pm till 9.00 Friday & Saturday 12.00 - 2.30pm and 6.30pm till 9.30pm Sunday 12.00 - 2.30pm www.thepottedpig.com”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Incredible tapas, great cocktails and a fab atmosphere. This is one of our favourite places to go out in Cardiff. If you're looking to head there for tapas on Friday or Saturday night (or when there's an event in the city) it's worth booking a table - www.bar44.co.uk”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“Best for: Casual dining Ten years at the heart of Cardiff’s student hub in Roath have allowed Milgi to build up a devoted and ever-expanding client base, won over by its eclectic decoration, well-proportioned cocktails and flavour-stacked, internationally-inspired, vegetarian plant-based street food. Starters £7.50, mains £11.95.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Chapter Arts Centre is located in a converted school, it has a restaurant / cafe and bar, cinemas and a theatre and events. It is a very buzzing place day and night.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best for: Casual dining, cheap eats, kid-friendly After spending four years in a catering bus providing grateful festival-goers with an alternative to cheap hot dogs, Cai Pritchard honed the art of burgercraft and is now established in Cardiff’s foodie-central zone, Whitchurch Road. The Breaking Bad-saluting ‘Heisen Burger’ is the headline act (Welsh Black beefburger with blue cheese, crispy bacon and blue drunken onions) at £7.95.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best for: Casual dining, kid-friendly Twenty years ago, Russell Bullimore (no prizes for guessing his nickname) opened a classic French-style bistro to showcase the kind of food that he loved, and no one has grown tired of it since. A meticulously sourced list of wines hand-picked from appellations all over France helps to complete the authentic Gallic mood, aided no end by a randomly assembled, themeless art collection that calls to mind semi-fictional Parisian brasseries where penniless artists paid for food with their canvasses. Starters from £5, mains from £15.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“185A COWBRIDGE RD EAST - FINE DINING WITH FRIENDLY PRICES - SERVICE IS IMPECABLE”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A great thai restaurant My favourite dish here is the chicken pad thai. Ingredients are locally sourced wherever possible but most of the herbs and spices are imported from Thailand.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Vegetarian Indian restaurant and takeaway. Family-run and is frequented by local Indians. Offers a large menu predominately with Gujarati dishes in addition to ones from other India regions as well East Africa. BYO with corkage charge.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great, authentic Indian Thali (multiple types of Indian 'street' food on one plate. No bookings however!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“A gorgeous bar and restaurant made in a former Chapel hence it's name. Great place to stop if you're going for dinner whilst in Cardiff. Easiest to get an Uber to here, so you can enjoy one of their delicious cocktails without worrying about driving back.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Local late restaurant and late night wine bar open until 2am but you need to be inside BEFORE 10pm as a strict members only access after 10pm!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“It doesn't look like much from the outside but this place serves some of the best authentic Italian food in Cardiff.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a really unique restaurant which is run by a charity, from Cardiff prison. Its aim is to rehabilitate offenders through training and giving a career, and what's more the food is fine-dining at a decent price. All the leather upholstery and boardroom tables are made by prisoners at HMP Frankland and poetry is from former Clink trainees. The Clink Restaurant is consistently in the top 10 restaurants in Cardiff on TripAdvisor - well worth a visit if you can get a table booked.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cafe
“Fantastic menu of 100% vegan food and regularly listed as one of the best restaurants in Wales (and listed in GoHen.com's Top 50 UK-wide vegan restaurants). Open 7 days a week till 10 pm. Just a 15 minute walk from the property.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“ The Most Traditional Welsh Pub in Cardiff! With some local and not so local ales.”
  • 13 locals recommend