Now that lockdown is easing in Wales, we can start planning meals out. If you’re lost as to where to go, we’ve listed the 10 best restaurants in Cardiff for you to book at!

1. The Potted Pig

Location: 27 High Street, Cardiff, CF10 1PU

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Located in a former bank vault beneath the city, The Potted Pig restaurant and bar shares its passion for modern British food, wonderful wines and cocktails, through ever-changing, seasonal menus and the odd whole suckling pig! They’re also passionate about producing food that they love to eat using good quality local produce, so you know you’re getting the good stuff!

2. Le Monde 

Location: 60 – 62 St Mary Street, Cardiff, CF10 1FE

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Source: Le Monde, Facebook

Now under new management, Le Monde has been refurbished and offers 2 course lunches, daily specials and a great atmosphere. They use fresh local produce and ingredients to form delicious meals that suit everyone.

3. Shaam Nights 

Location: 116 City Road, Cardiff, CF24 3DQ

Shaam Nights 
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For anyone looking for authentic, halal Syrian food – Shaam Nights has you covered. Their high reviews are no surprise considering the quality of the food!

4. La Cuina 

Location: 11 Kings Road, CF11 9BZ

La Cuina 
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Ex Spanish professor turned chef, Montserrat,  been working in kitchens since she was 15 years old. The experience shows in her excellent Catalan cuisine. The restaurant is well loved by all the locals, and we can see why.

5. Bully’s 

Location: 5 Romilly Crescent, Cardiff, CF11 9NP

Source: Bully’s Restaurant Facebook

Established in 1996, the restaurant has a reputation as a gem of Cardiff. Bully’s is a great place to eat, with a mixture of a great atmosphere and interesting food that tastes great!

6. La Pentola 

Location: 55 Whitchurch Road, Cardiff, CF14 3JP

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With fresh pasta, expert cooking and the perfect ambient environment to relax and enjoy yourself, La Pentola has earned itself a spot on the top 10 restaurants in the city.

7. Elgano 

Location: 58 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9LL

Source: Elgano Italian Restaurant Facebook

With only the freshest local ingredients, Elgano’s chefs work hard to produce unique dishes that feel authentically Italian. Chef Pietro is well known in Cardiff for his delightful Italian cooking and has built a reputation for mouth-watering food.

8. Deli Fuego

Location: 91 – 99 City Road, Cardiff, CF24 3BN

Deli Fuego
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Fresh, delicious food unlike anywhere else in the city, Chef Stephen Gomes has crafted a menu of gorgeous pizzas and pasta to pair with their handmade desserts and patisserie.

9. Chapel 1877

Location: Churchill Way, Cardiff, CF10 2WF

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This vibrant restaurant has 3 floors of gorgeous decoration, themed on the Chapel which it sits in. The French-Italian building was designed and built in the 19th century, and is the perfect place for this delicate restaurant. They have an A La Carte menu on the first floor, a lounge and they even do Sunday roasts.

10. Parkhouse 

Location: 20 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3DQ

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This restaurant and wine bar offer a fine dining experience within a Grade I listed building. You can enjoy high-quality food, expert service and over 1500 wines!

Lots of restaurants in Cardiff also do takeaways, so if you fancy staying in and watching TV, there’s plenty of options too.