Family Visiting Cardiff? Take them here
Parents visiting = Food

It’s pretty much a given that parents visiting in uni means going out for some grub. Here’s a selection of places we would recommend, all with dishes to suit different budgets. Enjoy!

The Clink

Her Majesty’s Prison Cardiff, Knox Road, Cardiff CF24 0UG

A variation of gorgeous dishes served by prisoners in this restaurant located alongside the prison.

Cost: £10-15

Perfect for: Giving your parents a unique experience whilst whilst contributing to The Clink Charity. You’ll be served by prisoners who are working towards qualifications that lead to employment upon release.

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The Potted Pig

27 High Street, Cardiff CF10 1PU

Modern British cuisine with French and New York influences” underneath ZiZi’s in town.

Cost: £15-£30

Perfect for: Family members who love meat! Also, if one of your parents loves gin, then they’re going to love choosing from over 30 available here.

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Chapel 1877 Bar & Restaurant

Churchill Way, Cardiff, CF10 2WF

A vast menu of British/European/Gastro deliciousness. 

Cost: £8-£30

Perfect for: When you’re looking for something different and a little special. An impressive three floors of French-Italian Gothic themed interior is inside this renovated Chapel dating back to 1877.

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Bistrot Pierre

Caroline St, Cardiff CF10 1FG

Light, airy french restaurant around the corner from Mill Lane and Cardiff Central

Cost: £10-20

Perfect for: A can’t-go-wrong meal. There’s plenty of veggie and gluten free options available if needed, along with various offers throughout the week. 

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The Meating Place

40 St Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1AD

British/Welsh Gastro deliciousness a stones throw from Cardiff Central

Cost: £10-£30

Perfect for: Carnivores! Expect steaks and skewer galore. At lunch time, they have a two courses for £12.95 offer which gives you an affordable yet special (and central) place to enjoy catching up with your family if they’re visiting during the day. 

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purple poppadom

185a Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, CF11 9AG

A critically acclaimed Indian restaurant in Canton.

Cost: £10-£30

Perfect for: Foodies who love Indian cuisine and want to try something more than the traditional dishes. There’s a seven-course taster menu, too. Do check the menu first as it is pricier than your average Indian.

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pier 64

Penarth CF641TT

Popular Wine Bar and Steakhouse on Penarth Pier.

Cost: £15-£50

Perfect for: If you’ve already been exploring Cardiff Bay, then you can walk along the sea front to this restaurant. It takes around forty minutes but, on a nice day or evening, is pretty special.

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