Cardiff is great for a night out and trips to the city are hugely popular with groups of friends, couples, and stag and hen parties seeking a fun-packed city break. The Welsh capital is the home of some fantastic restaurants, cafes and other eateries, and there are plenty of pubs, bars and clubs in Cardiff to choose from too.
Cardiff is home to all manner of different restaurants and whether you're looking for traditional British/Welsh cuisine or international fare, you will not be disappointed. With French, Italian, Greek, Indian, Thai, Spanish, Japanese, Lebanese, Chinese and many more global cuisines on offer, you will be spoilt for choice by the various restaurants in Cardiff.
One of our favourite restaurants in the city is The Thai House on Churchill Way. This is one of the UK's oldest and most respected Thai restaurants and has been an established part of the Cardiff dining scene for around 25 years. The Musselman curry with Welsh lamb is one of the signature dishes here and well worth experiencing during your stay, while The Thai House also has a number of options for vegetarians.
We also recommend the Welsh Banquet, set in the historic surroundings of Cardiff Castle. Here you will receive a four course meal, all the wine you could want and a unique Cardiff dining experience. All the serving staff wear traditional costumes and the entertainment includes music and song. Be warned, there may be some audience participation required!
Cardiff has a vibrant and diverse nightlife and whatever your tastes, you're sure to find something that suits in the many pubs, bars and clubs in Cardiff.
For the most sophisticated pubs and bars in Cardiff, head for Cardiff Bay, where there are a number of upmarket establishments to choose from. At The Wharf restaurant and bar, you can also enjoy live comedy acts on occasion, while the stylish and trendy Terra Nova offers great views of the bay from its balconies. One of our favourite places for a unique night out is The Waterguard. From the outside, it looks like a miniature castle but inside you'll find a modern bar selling an eclectic collection of European lagers and real ales.
There are plenty of other great areas with many pubs, bars and clubs to choose from in Cardiff, and we're sure you'll enjoy yourself if you are looking for a vibrant night out when you visit this fun-loving Welsh city.
There are plenty of clubs in Cardiff catering for all manner of tastes. If rock music is your preference, try Bogiez or Club Metropolitan (known simply as Metros to the locals), while the Barfly is great for live bands throughout the week. For a trendy and sophisticated evening, try the 411 Bar and Nightclub or Clwb Ifor Bach (The Welsh Club) for a unique Cardiff clubbing experience. There are also some great dance music venues in the city, such as Emporium and 48 Below, while for mainstream pop and R&B try Evolution or Tiger Tiger.