Eating At The Bay
Views, vibes, and grub

We absolutely f*cking love Cardiff Bay. We feel so lucky to have it on our doorstep and it’s the perfect place to waste a few hours or head to for a night out. Here’s our favourite places to enjoy a bite when you find yourself visiting.

Las Iguanas

27 Mermaid Quay Bay, Mermaid Quay, Cardiff CF105BZ

2-4-1 cocktails and delicious Mexican food

Cost: £10 

Perfect for: Lunch or dinner with friends or a date night.

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magic wrap

Unit 1 Quayside, Mermaid Quay. Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF105AB

There’s no seating area but, on a nice day, take it down to the bay front and enjoy the views.

Cost: £5

Perfect for: A cheap and healthy breakfast or lunch on the go.

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Bayside Brasserie

Mermaid Quay, Unit Upper 14, Mermaid Quay, Cardiff CF105BZ

Sophisticated dining with views over the bay, without a scary price. 

Cost: £10-20

Perfect for: When your parents visit or for a date night. They do a delicious Sunday roast for £10.95.

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Quantum Coffee

58 Bute St, Cardiff CF105BN

Delicious coffee and chilled out vibes at the Bay.

Cost: Under £10

Perfect for: Refuelling after exploring the bay or somewhere to sit and watch the world go by.

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The Deck Coffee House

Harrowby St, Cardiff CF105FR

Mouth watering spot just around the corner from Mermaid Quay.

Cost: Under £10

Perfect for: This menu serves up a range of goodies, from delicious homemade lunch options, tea and cake, and even afternoon tea.

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The Eli Jenkins

7-8 Bute Crescent, Cardiff CF105AN

Good old cheerful pub grub.

Cost: Under £10

Perfect for: A hearty meal for good value after exploring. Their lunch menu is around £6.

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Duchess of Delhi

6 Bute Crescent, Cardiff Bay CF105AN

Gorgeous tastes of South Asia and India in an atmospheric, cosy setting.

Cost: £10-£15

Perfect for: Any occasion you fancy Indian food although, we think the decor makes it a little romantic.

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Pier 64

Penarth CF641TT

This is a gorgeous wine and steak bar on the other side of the bay on Penarth Marina. You can drive, or it will take you around 40 minutes to walk along the sea front.

Cost: £10-£20

Perfect for: Something a little special and for when you fancy trying somewhere new.

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