Indian street food brand Mowgli reveals opening date for first welsh restaurant

Indian street food restaurant Mowgli is set to open at the end of the month.

Cardiff foodies have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Mowgli since it was announced it would be the first new restaurant to take a unit on the church street development last year.

And now, we can reveal the opening date for the new city restaurant.

The newest addition of Mowgli Street Food brand is to open its first site in Wales. Coming to Church St, Cardiff, at the end of July, the Indian Street Food restaurant will leave its trademark, introducing the smash and grab zing of healthy, light and virtuosic herbs and spices

According to Nisha:

“Wales represents a brave and new frontier for our little homegrown kitchen” says Founder and British Chef, Nisha Katona MBE. “Cardiff knows what she wants from her dining landscape and I feel that Cardiff could not be a better fit for everything that Mowgli is. She is a quirky bohemian eatery and Cardiff has such a hip and honest foodie scene. I hope Mowgli and my ancestral family dishes do the high Welsh expectations justice”. 

Mowgli opened its doors in 2014 now operates in Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Oxford and Sheffield. Nisha said: “The aim of Mowgli is to enrich lives in the cities that she goes to. I will continue to dedicate all my energy into taking Mowgli to the cities that would have her, only as long as they want her”

The Mowgli experience is about a fresh take on Indian food and at its heart is how Indians eat in the privacy of their home and on their favourite street stalls. “The menu is entirely comprised of dishes from my family’s recipes. It is a million miles away from the curry house experience”, says Katona.

Mowgli Indian Street Food

You can look forward to trying the likes of Mowgli’s trademark Chat Bombs (crisp bread puffs filled with chickpeas, spiced yoghurt, tamarind and coriander); the zingy Agra Ginger Chicken (chicken breast cooked in bright, fresh ginger, North Indian garam masala, sweet tomato, coriander and spinach); and the vegan showstopper that is the Holy Cow (spiced chickpea, potato, spinach, fresh ginger and mango, served in a loaf).

Mowgli also serves tiffin boxes – a ‘food roulette’, offering a selection of four dishes chosen by the chef.


Recently awarded an MBE for her services to the food industry, Nisha will open another two restaurants this year, in Leicester and Bristol.


They are taking bookings from 4th August –