All the Places in Cardiff taking part in the ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ Scheme

Wales feels like it’s just waking up from months-long sleep as the shops and cafes slowly but surely start up their ‘new normal’, albeit a month behind England. However, it sounds like the Cardiff food industry has just received the boost it needs!

Following the announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, the government introduces the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme this August. Half price dining will be on offer which is hoped to give a much-needed boost to the local hospitality industry. It’s been designed to help encourage diners to eat out again in restaurants following lockdown.

Which restaurants will be offering the ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ discount?

Anywhere which serves food can sign up for the scheme, meaning that pubs, restaurants and even some bars will benefit. However, the discount will not be applicable for takeaway and delivery. Below is our quick guide on a few of the big names signed up to the scheme.



City Centre

With the complete renovation of Castle Street to accommodate outdoor dining, the city centre is ready to pave the way for a gradual return to normal now Lockdown is lifting. These are our favourite independent spots that are eager to get their doors open:

Mia Porto Due – Mon – Wed
Address: The Old Brewery Quarter, Caroline St, Cardiff CF10 1FG
Simple restaurant serving traditional Portuguese and Italian dishes in a contemporary setting.

Pitch – Monday – Wednesday
Address: 3 Mill Ln, Cardiff CF10 1FL
Low-key, dimly-lit eatery with art-covered walls offering British standards plus cocktails & brews

Bwyta Bwyd Bombai- Mon-Wed
12 High St, Cardiff CF10 1AX
Family-owned restaurant serving traditional Indian street eats in an intimate, relaxed dining room.

Greazy Vegan – Monday – Wednesday
Address: 47 – 49 Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BW

Heathcock – Wednesday Only
Address: 58-60 Bridge St, Cardiff CF5 2EN
Sister to the Hare & Hounds in Aberthin, this modest neighbourhood pub shares its passion for sourcing great ingredients and preparing them with care.

The Real Pizza Company – Mon-Wed
Address: 23, 22 Trinity St, Cardiff CF10 1BH

Coconut tree – Monday – Wednesday ( Currently open and taking bookings )
Address: 10 Mill Ln, Cardiff CF10 1FL
Dark – Monday – Wednesday
Address: 40-42 Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BW
Twenty Nine Park Place
Address: 29 Park Pl, Cardiff CF10 3BA

Park Plaza – Laguna Bar
Address: Greyfriars Rd, Cardiff CF10 3AL

Address: 2 Guildhall Pl, Cardiff CF10 1EB

The Dock Cardiff – Mon – Wed
Address: Mermaid Quay, Stuart St, Cardiff CF10 5BZ

Marco Pierre White : Mon- Wed
Address: 6th Floor, Dominions House, Dominions Arcade, Queen St, Cardiff CF10 2AR
Choice steaks and British fare served with cocktails in a refined, modern environment with terraces.



East Side

On the one side of the Taff there are a couple of great spots to check out if you don’t fancy heading into town. Plus, remember away from the centre there’s the added bonus of beer gardens:

Thackeray Cardiff –  Tuesday & Wednesday ( Open 4th August – Bookings open from the 3rd August )
Address: 635 Newport Rd, Rumney, Cardiff CF3 4FB

The Brook Bistro  – Tuesday & Wednesday
Address: 76a Merthyr Rd, Cardiff CF14 1DJ

Society Standard: Tues – Wed
Address: 9-81 Whitchurch Rd, Cardiff CF14 3JP
Late-night food · Breakfast · Outdoor seating

Jack Russell’s Irish bar: Mon-Wed
Address: 25-29 Merthyr Rd, Cardiff CF14 1DB

Steakout: Mon- Wed
Address: 157 City Rd, Cardiff CF24 3BQ
Steak Dining with Prime Cuts and Innovative Flavours.

The Monkstone Inn

902 Newport Road, Rumney, South Glamorgan, CF3 4LL

Food Glorious Food

755 Newport Road, Rumney, South Glamorgan, CF3 4AJ


West Side

And on the other side of the Taff there are another handful of our favourite foodie spots, eager to satisfy those outdoor dining cravings:

Dusty knuckle – Wednesday
Address: The Boneyard, Paper Mill Rd, Cardiff CF11 8DH

Nook – Monday
Address: 587 Cowbridge Rd E, Cardiff CF5 1BE

The Conway
Address: 58 Conway Rd, Cardiff CF11 9NW

The Cricketers – Mon-Wed
Address: 66 Cathedral Rd, Pontcanna, Cardiff CF11 9LL
This traditional-decor townhouse pub with beer garden serves local real ale and upscale Welsh food


Address:Heathcock Hotel, 58-60 Bridge Street, Cardiff, CF5 2EN

Dino’s cafe
Address:327 Cowbridge road east, Canton, Cf5 1jd

The Conway
Address:Conway Hotel, 58 Conway Road, South Glamorgan, CF11 9NW

The Apothecary
Address:18 Llandaff Road, South Glamorgan, CF11 9NJ

Calabrisella Canton
Address:154 Cowbridge Road East, South Glamorgan, CF11 9ND

Quantum Cafe
Address:1 Severn Road, South Glamorgan, CF11 9EB

Coffee Rex
Address:Unit 4&5 Avocet House, 8 Station Road, CF14 2FG

Old Post House
Address:Old Post House, Greenwood Lane, Cardiff, CF5 6EL

Address:149 Cowbridge Road East, South Glamorgan, CF11 9AH

Vivo Latino
Address:147 Cowbridge Road East, South Glamorgan, CF11 9AH

Castle Bingo Canton
Address:135 Cowbridge Road East, South Glamorgan, CF11 9AG

Elgano Restaurant
Address:58 Cathedral Road, South Glamorgan, CF11 9LL

Kin Ilk PontcannaAddress:
Cathedral House, 31 Cathedral Road, South Glamorgan, CF11 9HB

Oz urfa
Address:148-154, North Road, South Glamorgan, CF14 3BH

Lakeside Cafe
Address:Cosmeston Cafe,Cosmeston Country Pa, Lavernock Road, South Glamorgan, CF64 5UY

Oriel Gallery

Cardiff White Water Cafe, Cardiff In, Watkiss Way, South Glamorgan, CF11 0SY

Copthorne Hotel Cardiff

Copthorne Way, South Glamorgan, CF5 6DH

Caffi Bodlon

12 Park Road, Whitchurch, South Glamorgan, CF14 7BQ

Juboraj Rhiwbina

11 Heol y Deri, South Glamorgan, CF14 6HA

New House Country Hotel

Thornhill Road, South Glamorgan, CF14 9UA

Cardiff Golf Club

Cardiff Golf Club, Sherborne Avenue, Cardiff, CF23 6SJ

Waterloo Tea

17-19, Clearwater Way, South Glamorgan, CF23 6DL

The Discovery

Celyn Avenue, South Glamorgan, CF23 6FH

Ford Cafe

26 Countisbury Avenue, Llanrumney, South Glamorgan, CF3 5SJ

The Blue Bell Inn

Newport Road, Old St. Mellons, South Glamorgan, CF3 5UN

Penarth & Barry

A few deserved mentions if you fancy travelling outside of the city along the coast. There are some more excellent indie delights waiting to be rediscovered:

Foxys deli and cafe
Address7 Royal Buildings, South Glamorgan, CF64 3ED

Glendale Hotel
Address:Villa Napoli, Glendale Hotel, 8-10 Plymouth Road, South Glamorgan, CF64 3DH

Tonys Taste of Italy
Address:Tony’s Taste of Italy, unit 3 Herbert terrace, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 2AH

Willmore’s 1938
Address:4 Washington Buildings, Stanwell Road, South Glamorgan, CF64 2AD

Waterloo Tea
Address:1-3 Washington Buildings, Stanwell Road, South Glamorgan, CF64 2AD

Mint & Mustard
Address: 33-34 Windsor Terrace, Penarth, CF64 1AB

The Crepe Escape
Address15 Glebe Street, South Glamorgan, CF64 1ED

The Windsor Restaurant and Tea Rooms
Address1 Windsor Arcade, South Glamorgan, CF64 1JA

Deco Deli
Address41 Albert Road, South Glamorgan, CF64 1BZ

Keyif Turkish cuisine
Address21 Glebe Street, South Glamorgan, CF64 1EE

Lakeside Cafe
Address:Cosmeston Cafe,Cosmeston Country Pa, Lavernock Road, South Glamorgan, CF64 5UY

Coffi Co Penarth
Address:The Esplanade, South Glamorgan, CF64 3AU

The Busy Teapot
Address: 27 Glebe Street, South Glamorgan, CF64 1EE

Ego at the Schooner Inn
Address: Lavernock Road, South Glamorgan, CF64 5UP

Pickford’s Galley and Bar with Rooms

Pickfords galley, The Esplanade, South Glamorgan, CF64 3AU

The Golden Lion

69 Glebe Street, South Glamorgan, CF64 1EF

Waterloo Tea
Address: Penarth Pier Pavilion, Penarth Pier, Esplanade, South Glamorgan, CF64 3AU

Glamorganshire Golf Club
AddressGlamorganshire Golf Club, CF64 5UP

The Sully Inn
Address: 4 Cog Rd, Sully CF64 5TD

Hangfire BBQ – Mon & Wed
Address: The Pumphouse, Hood Rd, Barry CF62 5BE


Chains Involved in the Scheme:

And finally, some honourable mentions for the chains that are reopening their doors for the 50% scheme. They may not be as precious as our local independent brands, but that doesn’t make them any less delicious! And who can really say no to a cheeky Nando’s after months of being locked indoors?

The Ivy

Turtle Bay
All Bar One
Pizza Hut
Frankie & Benny’s
Ocho lounge
Viva Brazil


We know we’re going to be heading out to take advantage of this offer, and we’d love to hear if you guys are out doing the same. Let us know which places you’ve been hitting up to celebrate the end of lockdown and Summer 2020 getting back on track.