Going out for a meal is always made that much better when everything around you is picture-perfect. If you’re roaming around Swansea and looking for some Insta-worthy spots to grab a bite and grab a great shot, you’re in luck.
Swansea’s got a bunch of cool restaurants that aren’t just about great food, but also the atmosphere and decor. So we’ve listed the best and most Instagrammable restaurants in Swansea to help you feed yourselves and your social media. Whether you’re looking for fantastic lunches, fine dining or even just hot drinks on a cold afternoon, we got you.
Adelina’s is an Indian restaurant that is pretty new in the Swansea area. It was completely refurbished in 2021 into a stunning restaurant with a cherry blossom tree and garden ceiling. This restaurant is also right by the sea, which is perfect for taking stunning pictures that are Instagram worthy.
They have a huge menu of meals, including some traditional Indian dishes and also some exclusive mains as well. The average main costs around £15, which isn’t too bad for a restaurant. If you want to see that cherry blossom tree, head over to their website and book a table!
Address: Patti Pavillion, Mumbles Rd, SA1 4PQ
Slug and Lettuce is one of Swansea’s most Instagrammed restaurant, and it’s definitely because of the wings lights upstairs. The inside is decorated as all the other Slug and Lettuce restaurants, with a floral theme going on everywhere you look!
Obviously, everything they sell is presented beautifully, so whether you’re buying a burger or a cocktail, it will always be great for an Instagram pic. Cocktail trees are super popular in Slug and Lettuce, as is their bottomless brunch! So no matter what you’re going there for, it’s almost impossible to leave without taking a few pictures.
Address: 1-4 Caer St, SA1 3PP
This is not only one of the most Instagrammable restaurants in Swansea, it’s one of the best places to eat overall. The Secret Bar is literally on the beach – you couldn’t get a restaurant any closer to the sea. The views are so stunning that their outdoor seating area fills up almost instantly on sunny days.
The food they sell is tasty and always nicely presented, perfect for taking pictures and sharing with your friends. If you do plan on going, you’ll definitely need to book, as everyone else is also fighting for that perfect view to eat dinner to.
Address: The Secret Beach Bar and Kitchen, Mumbles Rd, Brynmill, SA2 0Ay
4. Turtle Bay
Turtle Bay is a chain restaurant that’s famous for its bottomless brunch and cocktails in Swansea. They have the biggest selection of cocktails which goes perfect next to a picture of the brunch they also sell.
Their main meals are all pretty cheap for restaurant food, as their average main costs around £12! All the food and drinks here look amazing, and it’s the ideal place for those Instagram pictures. Read more about their bottomless brunch in our article on the best places to go for bottomless brunch in Swansea!
10 Castle St, SA1 1JF
Famous for their wood-fired pizzas, Brewstone is one of Swansea’s cosiest restaurants. The whole restaurant has a rustic vibe, as it’s filled with wooden furniture, fairy lights, and small potted plants. Although they don’t have the biggest menu, everything they do sell is perfectly made, and it looks amazing as well. Brewstone is also known for their incredible cocktails, which you have to try if you ever end up going!
33 Uplands Cres, Uplands, SA2 0NP
The whole of Hoogah restaurant is decorated with fairy lights, which gives it a magical feel and makes it quite romantic. It’s a great spot in Swansea for evening meals, especially if you’re on a date (here are some more date ideas in Swansea). There’s also outdoor seating for you to enjoy the atmosphere even more! Hoogah is also a pretty popular restaurant for brunch in the city, which is probably because of their amazing bagels and pretzels! But it’s most known for sourdough pizzas, which we can testify to being extremely tasty!
Address: 68 Brynymor Rd, SA1 4JJ
The Oyster House is one of the more fancier restaurants on this list, which in turn also makes it one of the most Instagrammable restaurants in Swansea. This is another restaurant that is right by the sea, which is again perfect for those amazing views that everyone wants whilst eating out. The inside also has a fantastic art mural of the sea on the ceiling, so make sure you remember to look up and take a picture of that. Their menu is small but tasty, and has a variety that caters to everyone.
Address: Oyster Wharf, Tivoli Walk, Mumbles Rd, Mumbles, SA3 4DN
If you’re looking for a fancier restaurant to spend your evening, then Truffle is the place for you. The entrance is decorated completely with fairy lights, which makes for the perfect pictures in the evening when it’s all lit up. All of their food is presented beautifully, and I always end up taking pictures of everything I eat whenever I go. You can even bring your own bottle of wine, which is one of my favourite things about the restaurant!
Address: 1A King Edwards Rd, SA1 4LH
When it comes to Swansea restaurants with an Instagram worthy surrounding, The Lighthouse certainly delivers. With panoramic views of Bracelet Bay, this spot provides not only delicious food but a super relaxed atmosphere.
Their drinks menu includes a variety of classic (and super tasty) cocktails, while their lunch menu includes everything you could ever ask for, including pizza, fish and chips and other signature dishes.
Grab a shot of Mumbles lighthouse, right from your table.
Address: The Lighthouse, Bracelet Bay, Mumbles Swansea SA3 4JT
If you’re a massive foodie, you’re gonna love Founders & Co on Wind Street. The Potting Shed serves as the perfect Insta backdrop for private bookings, whether it’s just a gathering with your uni pals or a party for a big birthday. Not only is the decor unbeatable, but the food, oh my god. You’re definitely gonna want to snap a shot before you take even a bite.
Address: 24 Wind St, Swansea SA1 1DY
When it comes to pizza, The Pizza Boyz certainly know what they’re doing. Easily one of the best restaurants in Swansea for pizza lovers, all at great value – you’re gonna wish you could fit more in.
Their delicious food is perfect for the grid, and for making you wish you had a second stomach.
But it’s not just pizza… Get a load of their white chocolate and pistachio dough sticks. Believe me, you’re gonna want them for the trip home if you’re too full of pizza to demolish them while you’re there.
Address: 129-130 Walter Rd, Swansea SA1 5RG
When it comes to nabbing that perfect shot for Instagram, Zinco Lounge is easily one of the best restaurants for the job. With walls draped in artwork, funky wallpaper and some awesome hanging lights, what’s not to love?
Plus, did we mention their incredibbbbbble extensive menu. We’re talking Rose’s Truffle Chicken breast, Tapas Tuesdays (yes please!) and ‘Cheeky Mondays’ to die for. Get that Insta shot, you deserve it.
Address: 30 Princess Way, Swansea, SA1 5HE
Alongside local produce, La Braseria offers an Instagrammable rustic scenery. We’re talking wooden barrels, low wooden beams, the lot.
Soak up their a la carte menu, Sunday lunch (yes please) and delicious fresh fish. Oh, and did we mention, they also have a terrace for a little outdoor dining? Yep, it’s got it all.
Address: 28-30 Wind St, Swansea SA1 1DZ
If you’re looking to indulge (and capture the experience at the same time), Morgans Hotel offers everything you could ask for, including an A La Carte menu, Sunday lunch and even afternoon tea. With breakfasts served between 7-10am (weekdays) and 7.30-10.30am on weekends, get ready to snap the perfect shot before you soak up their array of flavours.
But it isn’t all about food photos after all… Catch their live music too, if your grid is missing something a little edgy.
Looking for something savoury and sweet? Their afternoon tea is to die for.
Address: Somerset Place, Swansea, SA1 1RR
Looking for somewhere a little quirky? The Pump House is the one of the best restaurants for a relaxed meal with friends. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a drink as you watch the boats come and go. Grab a shot for your Instagram while you’re at it, of course.
Address: Pump House Quay, Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 1TT
Looking for an elegant and relaxing dining experience? This French restaurant/bistro/cafe is a must-visit Swansea spot, especially before visiting the theatre. The food is absolutely delicious and totally worthy of showing up on your Instagram grid.
We highly recommend their king prawn tails – you won’t be disappointed.
Address: 217 Oxford St, Swansea SA1 3BG
An Indian restaurant like no other, Vojon will transport you to a world of delicious food and flavours in a heartbeat. Presented beautifully by their experienced chefs, you won’t even contemplate taking a bite before getting the perfect snap.
Address: 12-13 St Helen’s Road, Swansea SA1 4AW
With a daily special board and options of a two-course lunch or evening menu, whether you’re heading out at lunch time or for an evening meal, you won’t be disappointed. Located in Swansea Marina, Gallinis is the perfect setting for every occasion. Grab a snap overlooking the marina, or position your plate perfectly for that #foodie fix.
Address: Unit 3, Fishmarket Quay, Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 1UP
This Thai spot is one of the best restaurants in Swansea, overlooking the beautiful Mumbles lighthouse. If that’s not enough of a shot for your Insta, I don’t know what is.
As well as being dog friendly, Bay View offers some delicious food that will not only light up your palate, but also your Insta grid.
Address: 400 Oystermouth Road, Swansea SA1 3UL
With fresh, local produce, the Beach house in Oxwich Bay delivers a polished service, welcoming staff and dishes to die for. Set with stunning views of Oxwich bay/beach, you’ll never want to leave. Great drinks, fantastic service and oh so delicious food.
What more could you possibly need?
Address: Oxwich Beach, Swansea SA3 1LS
Most of these restaurants get busy, so always book before going! If you’re looking for more pictures for your Instagram profile, then read our article on the most instagrammable universities in the UK ranked!