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The best restaurants in Cardiff Bay


Dylan Mitchell

As a major metropolitan city in the beautiful country of Wales, Cardiff certainly has a lot to offer in terms of culture and entertainment. Whether you’re a resident in this fine city or you’re just visiting for a couple of days, you’ve got plenty of options when thinking about things to do and see, including Cardiff Bay. All that sightseeing is likely to make you hungry, though, so check out our guide on the best restaurants in Cardiff Bay to find the perfect place to feed your appetite.

Our fave Cardiff Bay restaurants.

At tastecard, we love all kinds of cuisines, and Cardiff Bay’s selection of restaurants satisfies our appetite. If you’re in the area and looking for Cardiff restaurant deals, check out our list below of the best restaurants in Cardiff Bay.

  • Geek Retreat

  • Blue Jay Bar & Kitchen

  • The Collage Bar and Lounge at Radisson Blu Cardiff

  • The Barley Mow

Geek Retreat Cardiff

Geek Retreat.

The first stop on our journey around the best restaurants in Cardiff Bay is Geek Retreat. This delightful spot is the friendliest place to meet, eat, trade and game. With a vibrant atmosphere, comfort food, and non-stop milkshakes, Geek Retreat is the place to be.

If you’re interested in geek culture then you’ll love Geek Retreat. It specialises in comics, trading card games, board games, video games, toys, American candy, milkshakes and all things geek. It’s a place where, perhaps for the first time, people feel like they belong. Sounds like the perfect place to chill with friends!


Blue Jay Bar and Kitchen Cardiff

Blue Jay Bar & Kitchen.

If a vibrant atmosphere it was you’re looking for, you should definitely head down to Blue Jay Bar & Kitchen. This modern, stylish bar and kitchen serve a wide range of delicious cuisines, including dishes from Italy, India, the Far East and the United States of America.

So, it doesn’t matter what your particular taste is, you’re likely to be satisfied with your options at Blue Jay Bar & Kitchen. As well as a variety of cuisines, you can pick something from the light bites menu if you’re not too hungry, while there is also plenty of choices when it comes to alcohol. This makes Blue Jay an ideal stop on a night out with friends.


The Collage Bar and Lounge at Radisson Blu Cardiff.

The third stop on our journey around the best restaurants in Cardiff Bay brings us to a stunning spot in a fancy hotel. The Radisson Blu is home to The Collage Bar, which is a delightful restaurant to eat in whether you’re staying at the hotel or passing by.

The Collage Bar and Lounge at The Radisson Blu is a popular destination for many in Cardiff as it serves an excellent menu of hot and cold bar snacks, as well as a wide variety of drinks. Ideally located nearby the city’s major attractions, The Collage Bar is the place to go for a relaxing bite to eat and a drink for two.

Located on the mezzanine level of the hotel, The Collage Bar and Lounge is a stylish spot to dine with contemporary furnishings providing every comfort for drinkers and diners.


The Barlow Mow.

The final entry to our list of the best Cardiff Bay restaurants is The Barley Mow. If a cosy pub with delicious home-cooked classics is what you’re looking for then you’ve found the perfect restaurant. The Barley Mow is a popular restaurant for locals and visitors alike thanks to its beautiful scenery and even better food.

The atmosphere is welcoming and warm as you can feel the history dating back to the 17th century. In the present day, it still offers roaring log fires to warm guests, while the bar area is welcome to dogs also. With pub classics like beer-battered fish and chips, lamb shank and curries, it’s no wonder it’s so popular and earned a place on the list of the best restaurants in Cardiff Bay.


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Now you know the best restaurants in Cardiff Bay, try tastecard and start saving money. With our discount card, you can enjoy fantastic restaurant deals like 2 for 1 or 25% off the total bill, cinema ticket savings, and discounts on days out. It’s perfect for families that love to dine out and enjoy tourist attractions together.