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2 for 1 at Barley & Rye

Sat on Greyfriars Road in Cardiff, Barley and Rye is a stylish bar and restaurant that combines a fantastic range of drinks with an even better food offering. Barley and Rye's sublime Welsh dishes have been developed using only the best in locally sourced ingredients. The venue combines rustic decor complete with oak tables and bare brick walls with intimate lighting to create a relaxing ambience. Pair this with the standard of service, and you've got yourself a fine dining experience.

Perfect to whet the appetite before moving on to the main event are the Barley and Rye appetisers. The prawn and smoked salmon tower, served with a wacky yet wonderful Bloody Mary sorbet and a cucumber and horseradish gazpacho, and the Black Bomber cheddar crème brulee, make for just two of the exquisite starter plates.

Moving forward, diners could be excused for thinking that the best has been and gone, but that is certainly not the case. The mouth will certainly be watering at the mere sight of one of the main courses; the magnificent paupiette of crab stuffed plaice, the scrumptious pan-fried duck breast and the beet root tart tatin, another vegetarian delight, are all in full attendance. Coming straight from the grill, those with a more carnivorous craving are sure to be fully satisfied by the sumptuous steak, which comes in a 10oz portion or the more gluttonous 12oz.

With the idyllic Bute Park, the iconic Cardiff Castle and the legendary Cathays area all in close proximity, it can be expected that customers will be in a rush to get out and explore the spectacular surrounding area. However it seems a shame to not hang on for that little bit longer and sample one of the divine desserts at Barley and Rye. Visitors are invited to choose from a list that includes a heavenly white chocolate cheesecake, a marvellously soft toasted marshmallow, and the delectable and very traditional selection of Welsh cheeses.

Important Information

Please note: The tastecard discount is not available on bank holidays or throughout December. You must book in advance and mention your tastecard to be entitled to the discount.

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Gudrun said
" Have a wonderful evening and the food was stunning, lovely atmosphere and great service from the..."
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Vanessa said "5 star
Both had pate & beef which were fantastic, desserts of chocolate delice & frangipane were..."
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Chris said "Best Place In Cardiff
Amazing food. Amazing people. Great service. Easily the best place to go in Cardiff!!!"
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DEBRA said
" Food fantastic staff knowledgeable on drinks and a lovely relaxed atmosphere worth a visit..."
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Dean said "Very good
Very different...very nice...great service from Paul and Kyle"
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Adam said "Fantastic
Superb good, friendly staff and great atmosphere. The chicken pate and also the mushroom are two..."
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Adrian said "Great food, service & venue
Enjoyable meal - nothing was too much trouble."
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  • Gudrun said:
    " Have a wonderful evening and the food was stunning, lovely atmosphere and great service from the waitress es
    Gudrun "
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  • Vanessa said: "5 star
    Both had pate & beef which were fantastic, desserts of chocolate delice & frangipane were good but my personal favourite from last visit is the sticky toffee pudding (can highly recommend the lamb from last visit too!). Very friendly staff who gave great service. Will be back. "
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  • Chris said: "Best Place In Cardiff
    Amazing food. Amazing people. Great service. Easily the best place to go in Cardiff!!! "
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    " Food fantastic staff knowledgeable on drinks and a lovely relaxed atmosphere worth a visit need to book 2 hours before "
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  • Dean said: "Very good
    Very different...very nice...great service from Paul and Kyle "
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  • Adam said: "Fantastic
    Superb good, friendly staff and great atmosphere. The chicken pate and also the mushroom are two great starters. The beef feather blade is a particular favourite of mine #CC "
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    Enjoyable meal - nothing was too much trouble. "
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  • Gudrun said:
    " Have a wonderful evening and the food was stunning, lovely atmosphere and great service from the waitress es
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  • Vanessa said: "5 star
    Both had pate & beef which were fantastic, desserts of chocolate delice & frangipane were good but my personal favourite from last visit is the sticky toffee pudding (can highly recommend the lamb from last visit too!). Very friendly staff who gave great service. Will be back. "
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  • Chris said: "Best Place In Cardiff
    Amazing food. Amazing people. Great service. Easily the best place to go in Cardiff!!! "
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    " Food fantastic staff knowledgeable on drinks and a lovely relaxed atmosphere worth a visit need to book 2 hours before "
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  • Dean said: "Very good
    Very different...very nice...great service from Paul and Kyle "
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  • Adam said: "Fantastic
    Superb good, friendly staff and great atmosphere. The chicken pate and also the mushroom are two great starters. The beef feather blade is a particular favourite of mine #CC "
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    Enjoyable meal - nothing was too much trouble. "
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