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Food & Drink in Cardiff

3rd September 2017

Cardiff has something for everyone’s palate. From tapas, Lebanese, Thai and Italian to Japanese, vegan, barbecue and French. There is something for everyone in the capital of Wales.  Together with Celtic English students we have pulled together some of the best places to eat and drink in Cardiff. Check it out.

Pen & Wig

1 Park Grove, Cardiff CF10 3BJ

Just across the road from the Academy, The Pen & Wig is a popular choice for many of our students. This is a very lively pub with a large beer garden that offers a wide range of food and drinks to suit all tastes. 

Prince of Wales

81-83 St Mary St, Cardiff CF10 1FA

Looking for unusual scenery? Try one of the biggest pubs in Cardiff; The Prince of Wales. Located in an old theatre, this friendly pub offers reasonably priced food and drinks. It is worth a visit even just to see the building.

Bar 44

15-23 Westgate St, Cardiff CF10 1DD

The success of the first two Bar 44s, led to the opening of Bar 44 in Cardiff, just opposite the Principality stadium. Bar 44 offers a fantastic choice of food, noted for their unique twist on modern, Spanish tapas with an artisanal drinks menu to match.


Café Citta

4 Church St, Cardiff CF10 1BG

This family run Italian restaurantis a great choice for pizza and pasta lovers. It offers home-made dishes from its open kitchen. The restaurant is tiny so make sure you book a table to avoid disappointment.

Shaam Nights 

116 City Rd, Cardiff CF24 3DQ

If you want to try Middle Eastern dishes, Shaam Nights is the right place to explore this amazing cuisine. Shaam Nights provides an elegant dining experience with a rare opportunity to taste its authentic Syrian Cuisine which is all Halal. And, it is not far from the city centre.


Anna Loka

114 Albany Rd, Cardiff CF24 3RU

It’s Cardiff’s first 100% vegan restaurant. It’s a place where not only vegans, but all food lovers, can come and experience delicious vegan food in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Thai House

3-5 Guildford Crescent, Cardiff CF10 2HJ

Cardiff’s oldest and most popular Thai restaurant, it offers a wide range of authentic dishes to reflect the diversity of Thai cuisine. There is also a suggested menu that has been specially designed to help newcomers and groups make the most of their dining experience.


The Live Lounge

9 The Friary, Cardiff CF10 3FA

The Live Lounge is Cardiff’s most vibrant live music venue. Whatever the time you will find live music playing. The bar is open 7 days a week with live musicians performing 12pm-12am and a DJ carries it all till the end.  Along with the fantastic music, you can grab some food and drinks.

If you are looking for a place to eat near Celtic English Academy, check out our latest post.

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