Top 10 best restaurants in Cardiff

Dec 13, 2021
Top 10 best restaurants in Cardiff

Recent years have witnessed something of a sea change in Cardiff's reputation as a foodie destination. The city has quietly seen an exciting revolution and now has an enticing food scene worthy of its status as a contemporary UK capital. Whether you live in the heart of town or you’re heading over for the day from somewhere like Caerwent or Aberystwyth, here are the 10 best restaurants in Cardiff.


Found at the southern tip of Victoria Park, the delicate presentation of this homely bistro’s dishes sits in stark contrast to the simple decor. The menu changes day-to-day, featuring around 10 small plates to enjoy along with an interesting selection of beers ad wines.


For fantastic modern dishes served with flair and panache, head to Heaneys in the Pontcanna area. Chef Tommy Heaney has created a laid-back environment where you can relax and enjoy his inventive cooking, which is centred around seasonal ingredients and sophisticated techniques.


With a sister restaurant over in Bristol, Pasture is the place to go if you’re looking for the best steak in Cardiff. Just steps from the city’s iconic castle and the Principality Stadium, you can watch your signature prime cut flaming on a charcoal grill through the open kitchen.

Got No Beef

However, if you are vegan or enjoy cutting out meat and dairy from time to time, this 100% vegan joint is for you. An ethical, family-run restaurant that rose to prominence as a street food stall, here you can now pull up a chair at this city centre eatery to sample their delicious fare.

La Cuina

Situated on Kings Road, you can look forward to a feast fit for Spanish royalty at La Cuina. Specialising in Catalan dishes, the menu features small plates and larger dishes, along with some excellent Catalonian wines.

Vivo Amigo

Serving both Indian and Mexican dishes, this vibrant restaurant is ideal for those who need to cater for varying tastes. Coming from the same chef who started the similarly popular Vivo Latino a couple of miles away, Vivo Amigo is one of the top-rated restaurants in town.


Should your whole gang be united on the merits of Lebanese cuisine, don’t hesitate to try Mina. Just north of the city centre next door to Woodville Baptist Church, there’s a great selection of hot and cold mezze to complement the flavoursome main courses.

Purple Poppadom

Striking east some 3,000 miles on our dining voyage to India, Purple Poppadom is in fact only a couple of miles from Mina. Here you’ll find classic dishes cooked with modern flair and signature touches for an Indian meal you’re unlikely to have experienced before.

Potted Pig

Housed in an old bank vault in the Castle Quarter, this is one of the best Cardiff restaurants for modern British cuisine. The Potted Pig is characterised by its exposed brick walls and arched ceilings, reflected in the big, bold and somewhat rugged fare.


You can’t beat a bit of Bully, right? However, despite its similar name to the hit TV game show, the French-based menu at ‘Bully’s is laced with sophistication and also embraces British and Mediterranean influences. You’ll certainly be darting back for more after your first visit.

Whichever of the eateries above tickles your fancy the most, you can look forward to frequenting the best restaurants Cardiff has to offer when you live in the area. Popular developments such as Goitre Fach and Parc Fferm Wen have provided some fantastic new housing in this part of Wales. Get in touch today and one of our Sales Advisers will tell you all about our latest projects in and around Cardiff.