There’s nothing quite like watching daylight turn to night, as the sun sets over the land or water that borders the capital. In Cardiff, we’re fortunate enough to see the sun rise above the Bristol Channel early each morning, but because the city faces east, we are deprived of the brilliant sunsets.


Luckily, there still are some spots in Cardiff to catch the perfect sunset; Even better, there are restaurants where you can wine and dine whilst watching the sun slip over the horizon. Here are our top ten to check out:



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Lolo Lounge – Not only does this secret hotspot have an encapsulating view of the sun, it’s also directly located on the waters of Cardiff Bay. There is truly nothing like watching the sun set behind Cardiff’s St David’s Hotel- you can even see the ship-shaped design that the hotel was based upon, I bet you didn’t know that!



The Deck- The Deck has always had an impressive sunset view, even before its take over from previous Pier 64. Cocktails – tick, water views – tick, sunset over the floating yachts- tick. You’ll struggle to not get a great picture of this one!


Custom House – One of the most iconic buildings down the bay, and the perfect spot to watch the sky turn red, Custom House serves up some tasty seafood and an excellent selection of steaks, cooked to your preference.


Jacobs Rooftop Garden – It’s one of our tallest on the list of sunset eateries, closer to the clouds and amongst the orange sunset colours; you can enjoy everything from drinks, movie screenings, parties, and general sky-high smooching, if that’s what you’re into. Nestled out between the buildings, elevate yourself from the street level hustle and watch the trains and buses pass by as the light drifts from this lush little rooftop spot.




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Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill – Take the lift to the top floor (Floor six) to Marco Pierre White’s steakhouse bar and restaurant and seek out its balcony. Perfect for those after work drinks or a special occasion. Summer spent in this little cocktail hang out, certainly isn’t a summer spent wasted.




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Goodsheds – Another high spot that has 360-degree views is the Goodsheds in Barry. If you’re heading South West, the Goodsheds provides the best views over Barry and the island. If you’re impatient like us, the Goodsheds has plenty of activities to keep you entertained before the sun is ready to drop.




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The Waterguard – Sat hidden in Cardiff Bay, just before the barrage is The Waterguard pub. The cheap and cheerful restaurant gives off the fancy and fine dining effect with great prices and even better sunset views. Take your dog along and enjoy a wonderful evening in the outdoor seating area.




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On The Rocks  – Not only does On The Rocks have an uninterrupted view of the sunset, the well sought out restaurant and bar serves steaks cooked to perfection- in our eyes, that’s well worth booking a table for.




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COFFI Co – On the banks of the River Taff in the Cardiff Marina, you’ll find Coffi Co, a spectacular coffee cafe built upon jolts in the water. Coffi Co not only serves up a top curly wurly latte, their food and cocktail menu is definitely something to stick around for.




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Oyster Catcher – If you’re into rustic and authentic dining, the Oyster Catcher has four new outside wooden cabins named after local beaches in South Wales. Watch the sunset from the ‘Barry’ cabin, ‘St Maryswell Bay’, ‘Swanbridge’, ‘Bendricks’, ‘Jacksons bay’ or ‘Watch House’ cabins.

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