What to eat in Cardiff What to eat in Cardiff

What to eat in Cardiff

Although not even the proud Welsh would claim to be a nation of culinary geniuses, the country, and Cardiff the capital in particular, is having somewhat of a 'foody' revival. The budget traveler is also well catered for and there are plenty of student hangouts and places to get cheap but fresh eats in the city centre for those on a budget. If you fancy splashing out there are countless restaurants offering often fantastic international cuisine throughout the city centre, so read on to find out what to eat in Cardiff and where!

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The city also hosts a famous Farmers’ Market every Sunday right outside Nosda Hostel‘s front door, and various food festivals throughout the year, showing off the freshness of the local welsh produce.

Cafe Citta

Prices are very good, especially at lunch time when the Cafe offers special lunch time deals.

This small chic Italian opened recently but word of Citta’s pizzas, made fresh to order and cooked in their wood burning oven, got out fast. The menu offers authentic options instead of the international toppings you can find in some Pizzerias, and the pizzas bases have the sort of char, chew and spring that marks this out as a serious contender.

Vegetarian Food Studio

A charming restaurant, simply decorated with colourful pretty tablecloths, the Indian food on offer has long been a big hit with local vegetarians and vegans, not only because it’s not going to blow your budget, but because of the amazing southern Indian flavours you get.  You’ll find this little place just over the Taff on 109 Penarth Rd.

Trade Street Cafe

Located at Number 4 on Trade Street, “Proper food, freshly made,” is this cafe’s motto. They serve breakfasts, wraps, cakes and various daily specials for example beef and ale pie, chips and gravy or their home-roasted ham. All meals are cooked to order, and good-quality Welsh, free-range and organic ingredients are used wherever possible.

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The North Star

Despite the fact that this place is probably more famous as a student hang out at nighttime, they actually serve very decent food too.  One of their specialties are the homemade meatballs.  Its  Italian menu changes weekly and also includes some British traditional dishes like stews and slow roasted Welsh Lamb shoulders.  They also often have deals during weekday lunches so check beforehand to get yourself an excellent lunch for as little as a fiver. Their address is 131 North Road, Cardiff.

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Y Mochyn Du

If you really want to feel like you’re in the welsh capital then head over to this traditional welsh pub. Rugby memorabilia lines the walls and you’ll hear Welsh being spoken at the bar. The beer selection is good and they have some standard, but decent, pub grub on the menu.


Just around the corner from the Millennium Stadium, Servini’s is a  refuge for those keen to swerve the crowds on Cardiff’s main shopping streets. A family-run, it’s well known for its breakfasts and hot baguettes.  Don’t miss their moist Welsh cakes for a real taste of Wales.

What to eat in Cardiff
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