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Bay Tree Cafe: enjoy the plants while having a cuppa
This cafe is found inside Pugh's Garden Centre. The surroundings display gifts, plants and ornaments which you can look at while having a cup of tea or coffee, and eating delicious cakes.
We had tea and one filtered coffee , all accompanied by a caramalised biscuit. But we also ordered an iced doughnut [for grandchild], welshcake and scones with butter and jam.
Unfortunately it was after 4pm on a Saturday afternoon and the serving staff [2 female and one male] were too busy thinking aout or discusising the rest of the weekend. We were given our cakes but waited and waited for the beverages. In the end we had to remind them, when we saw one of the girls beginning to clean a nearby table in preparation for closing up at 5pm. We did get our drinks but with no apology.
However a walk around the plants and pots are well worth a visit, as is the aquarioum and Farm Shop nearby.
Favorite Dish: The scones were nice.
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Seasons Kitchen and Bar: Brilliant!
This restaurant has been open since Decemeber on the small high street of Radyr. Fresh and local ingredients served by friendly staff, what more could you ask for?
Seasons is as flexible as restaurants come, whether you are after a morning coffee, full welsh breakfast, or a leisurely lunch or a serene night out. On the menu there is something for everyone, also offering an extensive child’s menu.
The menu is regularly reviewed and I loved the recent Jazz night where food was apleanty. Excellent, I would highly recommend.
Photographs from local artist on the walls also add to the ambiance.
Favorite Dish: I love the Rib eye steak, good generous portion. The sea bass is fab too.
LOUIS Restaurant: LOUIS Restaurant
We were walking at St Mary street and wanted a place to have breakfast before we head out of town for a day trip. There were some huge signs outside advertizing some great deals (pic 1, I know, not very appealing) but the interior (pic 2) was nice and peaceful with some locals taking the breakfast too.
They serve full English breakfast although you can choose not to put some things (for example we didn’t want sausage or bacon) and pay less.
The prices are very good, the bill for 2 breakfast, coffee and orange juice was about £7.50!!
The service was typical but very quick.
They have some nice hot meals on the menu like roast leg of lamb(£5.50), fried fillet of fish or roast chicken (£4.90), roast leg of pork(£5.29), lasagne(£5.50), salads, jacket potatoes(filled with different sauces, beans or cheese) etc We were supposed another day for lunch or dinner but we never made it.
The Armless Dragon: The Armless Dragon Welsh cuisine
Situated in Cathays, close to the city centre, the Armless Dragon offers locally sourced Welsh food. The food is fantastic, the staff are bilingual so practice your Welsh skills. Very relaxed and informal setting. Average 3 course evening meal with wine £30 p.p and they offer a lunch time from 12 to 2pm
menue offers a a meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. The vege dishes are really good.
Favorite Dish: lava bread with glamorgan sausage and carrot roulade for starter
salt marsh lamb for main
chocolate brownie with garden mint icecream for sweet
Welsh: Blas Ar Gymru
This restaurant was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. Considering how much I dislike the food in Britain, that is saying a lot! The food is traditional Welsh, and excellent.
On some evenings they have entertainment. The night I ate there, they had a harp player. Most of the patrons were local, and when the restaurant learned that my friend and I were from the US, the restaurant staff and some of the patrons, sang the Welsh national anthem.
Y Mochyn Du: Practice your Welsh
Y Mochyn Du (meaning Black Pig) is situated just 15 minutes walk away from the City Centre through the wonderful Sophia Gardens. It is a fantastic pub and is well known for its' Welsh speaking clientelle, many of the Soap stars from the Welsh TV programme Pobl Y Cwm can be seen drinking & eating here & Welsh is the first language to be heard. The food here is outstanding, many local dishes are served & it becomes very busy on the weekends. During Rugby internationals and special events they have barbeques outside in the beer garden to feed the starving Rugby fans.
We ate here on a sunny evening in August 2010, we sat outside on the great Patio area. Gareth had steak and chips which looked lovely although the chips were slightly anaemic! I had Chicken Pesto pasta which was ok but we did end up wishing that we had tried some of the more traditional Welsh dishes on the menu.
Razzi restaurant in Hliton Hotel: Great food - couldn't fault a thing!
We booked Razzi restuarant for a special occassion some time back. We couldn't fault a thing with both the food and the service. I highly recommend this restaurant to all those who are looking to eat in the centre of Cardiff.
Blas: The Best of Welsh Food
A modern cafe in the basement of the Old Library in the city center, near St. David's Center. This was opened in conjunction with a promotion meant to advertise the best in Welsh food and drink. The event was very popular and the cafe has been kept open. Prices for lunch were a little more expensive than average but worth it for a treat.
Favorite Dish: We had Welsh rarebit which is, basically cheese on toast but i had it topped with leeks and mushrooms and my compantion had sticky onion and it was the best tasting treat!!! I also had a lovely strawberry and cream dessert. You can get Welsh wine as well and there's a little food shop there.
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