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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.