The Best New Restaurants, Bars & Venues in Cardiff


There’s an all day brunch sport, Oyster bars, super car hangouts and a number of renowned chefs with new delicious restaurants.

We’ve ticked over the halfway point of the year and Cardiff has already been blessed with a wave of exciting new venues of all shapes and sizes. In order to help you keep track of everything happing in this vibrant culinary city, we’ve put together our list of the best new opening to hit Cardiff so far in 2023.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Everyone has their cherished restaurant and go-to bar, those special places where you find yourself returning time and time again, knowing you’re in for an unforgettable experience. However, Cardiff’s vibrant hospitality scene is constantly evolving, with new venues emerging and competing to become your next beloved spot. Despite the challenges faced by the industry in recent years, 2023 has proven to be a remarkable year for the city’s culinary and libation offerings. From cozy neighbourhood bars brimming with character to elegant European bistros and sprawling all-day dining establishments, Cardiff is bursting with exciting new options. The possibilities seem endless.

Make sure to include these newcomers on your must-try list and embark on a delectable journey through Cardiff’s ever expanding culinary landscape.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”29565″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]

Twenty Six

Cardiff’s newest outdoor neighbourhood hangout – promising serving food all day everyday, boujee brunches alongside street food traders at the weekend,  and a number of guest pop-ups throughout the week.

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Maison Du Boeuf

Traditional French fare, inspired by Romantic restaurants in Paris with one of the smallest menus in cardiff. Owned and run by the Barker family, the same people who brought us Coffee Barker, Gin and Juice and Rum Fizz which are all located int he same arcade.

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Cora & Jackson Bar

Owned and Run by renowned chef Lee Skeet and his partner, who was former head chef at Hedone while it had a Michelin star. Skeet has also worked at a number of one, two, and three Michelin star restaurants, before settling down in Cardiff and creating Cora – named after his daughter. They also opened an oyster bar in there new location in Dukes Street Arcade.  Serving Fresh British produce on a set menu in there 10 seater intimate restaurant. 

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P1nk Supercar hangout

A new and exciting venue has opened its doors, catering to the needs of car enthusiasts and supercar owners alike. Supercar Hangout Cafe, located on Penarth Road offers car spotters and owners a place to hangout over a coffee and slice of cake.

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New modern European cuisine and cocktail bar that took over the former Cameo site on Wellfield Road. Set up by two industry experts behind some of London’s most prestigious venues like the Savoy. Silures menu is firmly inspired by Modern European cuisine using local and seasonal Welsh ingredients, serving an all-day brunch on Saturdays and signature Sunday roasts.

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Golf Fang

The adult crazy golf course Golf Fang doesn’t offer dining options, yet it boasts a whacky 18-hole crazy golf course spanning two levels, where you can indulge in nostalgic crafted cocktails that are currently the talk of the town.

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Italian Street food  has a new home- Roma’Eats serves Roman Style Pizza by the Slice. Pizza, Calzone, Street Food and Desserts

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Tiger Yard

Cardiff’s newest addition to the Bay. Immerse yourself in the vibrant outdoor food court offering three seating areas, three bars, and an exceptional lineup of street food vendors situated at the former Doctor Who museum site in Cardiff Bay.

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Llanfaes Dairy Ice cream Parlour

A popular ice cream parlour that sells hand-mixed gelato – and in over 100 flavours, with 48 on offer at any time. Llanfaes has moved into Mermaid Quay on the site of Brew Monster. All the icecream is made on site dialy with flavours such as Lotus Biscoff, pistachio, white chocolate, Baileys, Lindt Lindor and strawberry cheesecake.

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West Pizza

West Pizza Cardiff: Where New York pizzas meet welsh flair, a haven for pizza enthusiasts seeking a taste of artisanal excellence with a Welsh twist. This unique pizzeria, founded by one half of Ffwrness, offers New York style pizza topped with locally sourced ingredients and imaginative flavours by the slice of a full pizza.


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Parallel by Pasture

Pasture, has expanded its High Street venue to create a new ‘small plates’ restaurant parallel to their current restaurant ( hence the name ). This restaurant is smaller, more intimate but boast the same great flavours. 

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Swoon Gelato

Artisan dessert-makers Swoon Gelato, opened their first welsh site in Dukes Street Arcade. The family run business serves award-winning hand-made gelato in a number of innovative flavours.  

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Touring Club 

Touring Club in Penarth, is the  by renowned chef Bryn Williams. The attractive, elegant and charming bar/restaurant with a modest but frankly delicious menu showcasing the finest seasonal ingredients. enjoy the perfect fusion of artistry and flavour, or simply sit at the bar for a drink in the sun.

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Browns Brasserie & Bar

The British chain has made a return to Cardiff, the restaurant chain has been going for 50 years and it’s latest site is inside the the Marriott hotel on Mill Lane. The menu inspired by British and European influences, showcasing exquisite flavours and impeccable presentation. 

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The newest of the restaurants , Poca is a new small plates restaurant by the same people as the Humble Onion on the site previously occupied by La Cuina. spread across two levels and a menu that is split into five sections: morsels, fish, meat, vegetables and dairy and a handcrafted Cocktail menu.

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ROOTS at The Red Dragon Centre in Cardiff is a beloved culinary hub, offering scrumptious food, refreshing drinks, and a lively atmosphere. With a diverse menu featuring locally sourced ingredients and global flavours, alongside handcrafted cocktails and fine wines.

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Brod ( Hatch )

Brød Bakery has just opened its third branch just off Newport Road. The award-winning Danish bakery Brod has expanded in Cardiff. The popular offering has now opened another bakery selling all their best Scandi bakes.

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Cabaret bar WMC

The new cabaret is part of Wales Millennium Centre’s ongoing transformation into a creative hub. The bar, also called Cabaret, will host the very best in drag, burlesque, comedy, gig theatre and more, with events every weekend.

Location – Wales Millennium Centre

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Ya Souvlaki – Cardiff Market

An acclaimed Greek chef with a penchant for unique dishes has opened a stall at Cardiff Market, serving authentic and delicious Souvlaki, gyros, deep-fried calamari or halloumi and home made desserts.

Location – Ground floor Cardiff market

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The sensational flavours of Popeyes, the popular international restaurant chain making its debut in Cardiff. The iconic Louisiana-inspired cuisine takes centre stage, with the legendary shatter crunch crispy chicken, marinated to perfection and paired with an irresistible blend of spices. With its first location in Wales and another on the way Popeyes promises to satisfy your cravings for bold and authentic flavours

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Wingstop’s first-ever Welsh restaurant in Cardiff. Enjoy a tantalising world of handcrafted chicken wings, expertly seasoned with bold flavours that will make your taste buds soar. From tangy to spicy, discover a diverse menu that caters to all palates.

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Giggling Squid

The vibrant flavours of Giggling Squid, the beloved Thai restaurant making its mark in Cardiff. Immerse yourself in the rich culinary heritage of Thailand as you savour authentic dishes bursting with aromatic spices and fresh ingredients. From fragrant curries to mouthwatering stir-fries, Giggling Squid brings the true essence of Thai cuisine to Wales with plans to open a second in Mermaid Quay soon.

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A new restaurant opening 23rd June 2023 on Rhiwbina’s Heol-Y-Deri, specialising in small sharing plates cooked over an open fire. An ever changing menu of seasonal local produce, quality wines and creative cocktails.

Location – Rhiwbina

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