Date Night in Cardiff
Because Netflix and Chill can't last forever

As a student, it can be hard trying to do things with your partner or organising a date when money is tight. Or, you might just not have a clue where to go that isn’t Nandos or Prezzo. Let us help you out.

chai street

15 High St, Cardiff, CF10 1AX

This place brings the best of Indian city food to Cardiff.

Cost: Under £10 each

Perfect for: A casual date, as it’s delicious but affordable, and in a chilled but cosy setting. The prices won’t break the bank and the environment won’t feel awkward or forced. 

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lock and remedy

18-19 Trinity St, Cardiff CF101BH

Tantalising burgers, salads, and pizzas in the centre of Cardiff.

Cost: £8-£13 each

Perfect for: Those looking for something that feels upmarket, without the cost, where you can enjoy a cocktail (for around £7.50) too. Mill Lane, with all of its bars, is less than five minutes walk away so it’s the ideal place to start your evening.

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Juno Lounge

14 Wellfield Road, Cardiff CF24 3PB

Cute setting in Roath that’s particularly good for allergies, veggie’s and vegans.

Cost: Under £15 each

Perfect for: A more intimate feel than big city centre restaurants whilst retaining a chilled vibe. There’s cute board games to play whilst having drinks or waiting for a table, which can be a good ice breaker. 

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cafe citta

4 Church Street, Cardiff CF101BG

Gorgeous Italian food just off St Mary Street. 

Cost: £8-£12 each

Perfect for: Despite this place being hugely popular, you’ll feel off the beaten track in this traditional and romantic Italian. Enjoy a Lady And The Tramp moment with your Bolognese.

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the pot

55 Whitchurch Road, Cardiff, CF143JP 

At night, this place turns into a cosy, romantic french bistro in Cathays.

Cost: Two courses and a glass of wine for £20 each

Perfect for: Booking something a little special for that special someone (cheesy, eh?). If your partner is visiting Cardiff, it’s the ideal place to take them.

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Bayside Brasserie

Unit Upper 14, Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay CF10 5BX

Enjoy views over the Bay whilst eating contemporary European food.

Cost: £10-£25 or the set menu for £12.95 between 5.30 and 6.30, Monday to Saturday

Perfect for: If you can get the set menu, it’s somewhere to feel, and dress for, something special without feeling awkward about the bill. 

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las iguanas

8 Mill Lane Cardiff CF101FL or The Bay

Reliable, tasty Mexican food perfectly poised for bars after.

Cost: Under £10

Perfect for: A busy, laid back atmosphere where music will fill any awkward silences. Because of it’s 2-4-1 offer, and location on Mill Lane, it’s a great place to enjoy your date if you fancy getting a bit tipsy and want to head somewhere afterwards.

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revolucion de cuba

The Friary, Cardiff CF103FA

Delicious tapas and fun vibes near to Live Lounge.

Cost: £10-£15

Perfect for: A bit of fun! Expect live music, amazing exotic cocktails and 2-4-1 happy hour every day. It’s a great night out there as well, so expect to start dancing as it gets later.

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We would also recommend checking out our piece for when your parents are visiting. The restaurants we’ve included there would also be perfect for a date night. 

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