Want a tour around Cardiff’s food scene? I can’t think of better people to give you a tour than Simon and Neil, two of the founders of Street Food Cardiff. Take a look at this video, that shows an insider’s guide to every eating eventuality in the Welsh capital: two men, seven meals, and a pie!
We Are Cardiff’s favourite places to eat!
Okay, so there are a lot more places to eat than this. We’ve just picked our favourites. Check out the food blogs listed on our Cardiff blogs / websites page for more comprehensive listings.
You’re unlikely to eat in more beautiful surroundings in Cardiff: great gastropub food, recognised by the Good Food Guide. They also do cocktails and coffee – be sure to book on weekends, this place is often rammed to the rafters. Churchill Way, Cardiff. Chapel 1877 website
Cunningly disguised as an award winning teahouse (and the teas really are very good), Wyndham Tea (part of the local Waterloo Tea chain) also does amazing breakfasts and lunches. Plus a nice afternoon tea set as a treat. 21-25 Wyndham Arcade, Cardiff. Wyndham Tea website
It’s all about the burgers … and free soda refills. Everything is sourced locally – so eat here and everyone’s a winner! 1 Barrack Lane, Cardiff. Grazing Shed website
Order a full suckling pig, eat it in an old bank vault. What’s not to love? 27 High Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom. The Potted Pig website
It’s not strictly a place you can grab lunch, but Penylan Pantry’s ‘Cheese Pantry’ project has a small stall in Cardiff Indoor Market where you can pick up some of the best local (and nationwide) cheeses to snack on as you wander through town or to just stink out your fridge. They offer cheese tasters and have a selection of crackers and chutneys also on sale. Wander past without spending anything – we dare you, just try it!
Roath / Cathays
Does what it says on the tin. Frequently totally rammed with students, both foreign and indigenous. 236 City Road, Cardiff. Tenkaichi Facebook
(photo by Gourmet Gorro)
Hearty falafel pittas on Crwys Road – add your own salad and extras! 76 Crwys Road, Cardiff. Falafel Kitchen website
Tiny place, plastic garden furniture, best pizza ever. 154 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff. Calabrisella website
See also: We love Canton
For vegetarians / vegans
Consistently recognised on TripAdvisor, this place does tasty Indian, street-food-style in Grangetown, a stone’s throw from Cardiff Central Station. Closed Mondays. 109 Penarth Road, Cardiff. Vegetarian Food Studio website
Vegetarian and vegan specialties in Roath (check out the backyard for their yurt). 213 City Road, Cardiff. ALSO AT CARDIFF INDOOR MARKET – FOR HEALTHY QUICK LUNCHES ON THE MOVE! Milgi website
It’s totally vegan, and very tasty! Also in Roath. 114 Albany Road, Cardiff. Anna-Loka website
Other places to chow down
Okay, it’s not strictly Cardiff, but our one and only mention for pubs in 2016’s Michelin guide was for a lovely restaurant-boozer that sits high on a hill, overlooking the whole of Cardiff, just on the edge of Penarth. 67 Queens Road, Penarth. The Pilot website
Award-winning pop-up gets its own place! The Hang Fire girls are now permanently homed in the Pumphouse in Barry. Book way in advance guys … and our tip? Get the ribs! The Pumphouse, Hood Road, Barry. Hang Fire Southern Kitchen website
All pictures from the websites / social media feeds of the mentioned restaurants. Eat local! Have we missed one of your favourite places? Let us know in the comments…