Best group restaurants in Cardiff perfect for group dining

Group Restaurants Cardiff
Group Restaurants Cardiff

Best group restaurants in Cardiff

Cardiff is a bustling city, with a large number of restaurants and foodie pubs to choose from, but if you’re planning a group meal then you might need a few pointers in the right direction.

Whether you’re planning a stag, hen or birthday party, or you’re just looking for a group get-together before taking on one of the many Cardiff activities, our top ten best restaurants for groups in Cardiff should come in handy.

Top 10 restaurants for Groups in Cardiff:

Group Restaurants Cardiff

Steak of the Art

If you’re looking for more of a colourful setting for your steak-laden meal then Steak of the Art is another good option for a group meal in Cardiff.  It’s located on the corner of Churchill Way, so fairly central, and it has a slightly wider steak selection than Miller & Carter with Chateaubriand for two, Fillet and Rump adding to M&C’s list of Sirloin, Ribeye and T-Bone.

Zero Degrees

Tucked down Westgate Street and opposite the Principality Stadium, this large, central Cardiff pizza and pasta restaurant also manages to pull its very own pints. It’s got an on-site brewery, which you can see in the huge vats that decorate the venue as you eat. There are some excellent pizza choices to go for too, ranging from the delicious Carbonara and Spiced Lamb to the Peking Duck and Scotch Bonnet Carnitas with slow-roasted pulled pork.

Viva Brazil

This meat feast haven is a great experience to try with tasty slivers of Brazilian steaks and skewers of chicken hearts being served at a rate of knots by the traditional Passadors (Meat Carvers). It’s located on St Mary’s Street just up the road from Cardiff Central Station, so it’s easy to get to for groups descending on the Welsh capital.

Wahaca Cardiff

Mexican cuisine and a huge, two-floor restaurant make Wahaca a great restaurant for groups. Think quirky style with a vast array of Mexican street food located on the side of the St David’s shopping centre. It’s got some very tasty tacos, along with Tostadas, Quesadillas and big Burritos to keep you well fed.

Group Restaurants Cardiff

Revolucion de Cuba

It doesn’t get much more fun than Revolucion de Cuba, with its Cuban inspiration and relaxed environment. It’s got some incredible cocktails to try along with delicious sharing platter and nibbles. Top picks include the Honey & Lime Chicken Skewers, Roasted Chorizo, Beef Fillet Skewers and Calamari.

Miller & Carter

It’s time to get serious about steak with Miller & Carter, which is situated in the Hayes right in the middle of town. It’s another large venue and it serves up some big-hitting steak dishes ordered to your taste. The cuts are made from 50-day wet aged beef, so they’re incredibly succulent.

Group Restaurants Cardiff

Tiger Tiger

Tiger Tiger is all about getting into the swing of a big night out and while it’s not the finest dining experience, it does serve up some decent food, while also giving you a venue to let your hair down. It’s got some good cocktail choices and a wide variety of gastro pup fair, including sharing platters, home comforts like fish & chips, and Mexican dishes. You can find it just around the corner from The Hilton hotel opposite Cardiff Castle.

The Cosy Club

The name tells you almost everything that you need to know about this central Cardiff restaurant, with its cosy décor and large open space setup. It’s opposite Carter & Miller in The Hayes and serves up an impressive menu that includes Slow-Cooked Pork Belly, Roasted Lamb T-Bone Chops, Buttermilk Fried Chicken and a wide selection of burgers and tapas.

El Puerto

Getting off the beaten track and heading out to the Cardiff Bay barrage hideaway that is El Puerto is a good alternative to the delights of the city centre. It’s set within The Custom House overlooking the barrage, so it’s as close to the Atlantic Ocean as you’re going to get for a trip to Cardiff. Its menu contains some sumptuous dishes like the Pan Fried Medallions of Beef Fillet with a green Peppercorn Sauce, Slow Roast Lamb Shank with a Rosemary and Thyme Jus or the Grilled Swordfish Steak with a Coconut and Bell Pepper Salsa.

Group Restaurants Cardiff

The Depot

If you’re looking for more of a unique experience then you can’t go too far wrong with The Depot, as long as you plan ahead. It’s not exactly a restaurant as such and it isn’t open every day of the week, so you need to keep an eye out for its foodie events. When they do come along, they’re pretty epic, ranging from street food parties to Oktoberfest events and Tacos & Tequila nights. It’s located on Dumballs Road on the way down to Cardiff Bay.

 

Where to watch rugby in Cardiff – Cardiff’s best live sport venues

watch rugby in cardiff
watch rugby in cardiff

Where to watch rugby in Cardiff

It's that time of year everyone in Wales looks forward to more than any other.  International rugby is back!  And if you can't get to the game itself, you'll surely be planning to watch it somewhere.  But what are the best venues to watch the rugby in Cardiff?

With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of live sports venues in Cardiff that will point you in the right direction.  And there’s a wide range of options to choose from. We’ve included venues that work well for varying group sizes, so any Cardiff stag weekend will be covered too.

7 best venues for live sports in Cardiff:

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Shooters Bar

This is probably the best location where to watch rugby in Cardiff, loads of space, screens and focus on live sport, while also being a good location for part of your stag weekend in the city.  It’s got a couple of big screens with good resolution quality, plus a number of smaller screens over the long bar.

It’s located behind Bierkeller, underneath Vue Cinema on Wood St, right next to the Principality Stadium.  The bar is fairly standard in terms of the drinks selection, and it’s not the cheapest, but if you want a cold lager and great live rugby viewing then it’s a good one to go for.

Elevens Bar & Grill

Owned by Brains Brewery and Gareth Bale himself, Elevens Bar & Grill dubs itself as a “premium sports bar and restaurant”, so it’s put a lot of effort into being a solid venue so a great choice when considering where to watch rugby in Cardiff.  It’s laid out with sporting memorabilia inside and has a good number of 4K screens inside to catch the game on.

You can find it at the top of Womanby Street, opposite Cardiff Castle and it serves a good number of traditional ales, along with Bale’s own golden ale. It has a fairly fancy grill-style menu serving burgers, steaks and pizza.

watch rugby in cardiff

Prince of Wales

The Prince of Wales is the largest Weatherspoon pub in Cardiff and it’s well set up for live sports. It’s got a number of small screens dotted throughout the two-floor venue, but its biggest and best is on the second floor next to the bar.

It’s located on the corner of St Mary’s St and Wood St, close to the Principality Stadium and Cardiff Central Station. As a Weatherpoon pub, it’s a good place to go for a cheap pint and serves basic pub meals if you’re looking for some food with your live sports.

Henry’s

Henry’s may not seem like an obvious choice where to watch rugby in Cardiff, but it does have its perks. The most important of these is that it has table service, so you don’t need to leave the action to get another round in or to order a few more snacks for the table. The screens work well enough, but they’re not the biggest in Cardiff, so if you’re looking for pure live sports fidelity then it might not be the best choice. However, if you’re in Cardiff on match day and you’re looking for an alternative option to some of the busier venues, Henry’s could be worth a look in.

It’s located on Park Place, just off Queens Street, opposite Jurys Inn. It’s got a good drinks selection, especially for cocktails and spirits, and has a large food menu that features great steaks, burgers and sharing platters.

Cardiff has always offered heaps of choice when it comes to great bars, clubs and music venues, but Coyote Ugly definitely brings an extra dose of fun to the capital. If you’re easily offended, this is not the place to spend your evening: quite a few people get soaked, lose a few items of clothing along the way, and behave in a raucous manner. Classy and quiet it is not.

Wild and chaotic it is – and if that’s your idea of fun, it delivers it in bucket loads. Hire yourself one of the 40 booths, tuck into some American barbecue food to thoroughly line your stomach, and then get stuck in to some serious drinking and dancin’!

watch rugby in cardiff

The Queen’s Vaults

This is more of a traditional pub, but it’s located right in the middle of town on Westgate Street, opposite the Principality Stadium. It’s got smaller screens to watch the sports over the bar and a big screen in the main bar area, so you never need to miss too much of the game. It’s also got a fair few pool tables, so you can play your own games as part of a stag weekend, as well as catching the sport.

Food is traditional pub fare with good size portions, and the taps on the bar include household name lagers and beers.

Walkabout

This Aussie-themed watering hole is big on fun and low on frills. It has one of the biggest screens in Cardiff and a lot of space, but it can still get busy on big match days. Downstairs is the best location for live sports with its huge screen, although, in all fairness, there are screens in every direction, so you can’t miss the sports, also a great central location where to watch rugby in Cardiff.

It’s located at the bottom of St Mary’s Street and does fairly basic food and drink.

watch rugby in cardiff

Blackweir Tavern

If you want to kick things off outside the city and still catch the sport at a quieter venue in Cardiff then the Blackweir Tavern could be a contender. It’s located up North Road, just before the University buildings on the way into town from the A48 and has a few decent size screens, without it being a focus for the venue.

It serves basic pub grub and the bar is pretty standard, so don’t expect much in the way of fine dining or craft ales. However, it has a couple of pool tables and doesn’t usually get too busy.