Monday 10th of August 2015
Café Citta is a boutique Italian restaurant that serves fine Italian food cooked to perfection and served with a smile. It’s a recurring criticism of the modern restaurant scene that some newer establishments can suffer from their quest for uniqueness, and end up becoming gimmicky as a result. Café Citta, on the other hand, is a perfect example of how fresh, simple ingredients and a genuine passion for food can create a wonderful dining experience.
With its friendly, attentive service, vibrant atmosphere, and wonderful menu, Saray is arguably the best place to sample Turkish cuisine in the city. The food is fresh, the portions are substantial, and there are an impressive array of food options on the menu. The whole building is spotlessly clean, too, which is always reassuring. A must-try for those with a penchant for middle-eastern cuisine.
Slightly further out from the hubbub of the city centre, The Pot provides a cosy bistro feel with just the right level of intimacy. From jus-soaked lamb dishes to vegetarian risottos, there’s something to leave everyone with a fully belly and a big smile. Expect rich, hearty French-inspired cuisine, artfully-presented but unquestionably fulfilling.
With Wales’ Italian community going back centuries, it’s small wonder that its capital city offers so many quality Italian eateries. Anatonis is no exception, providing a varied menu of classic Italian dishes alongside what is arguably the best pizza you will find in the whole country. The service is superb, and the prices are just right, making the overall dining experience irresistible.
Vegetarians and vegans who are often frustrated by lack of choice on the menu will find themselves in culinary heaven at Caban. It’s not strictly a vegetarian, as they do offer a meat-based main course, but the vast majority of the menu is meat and/or dairy free, and it’s made very clear which is which. Great food, friendly service, relaxed and cosy atmosphere. Perfect.
Lebanese cuisine has made something of a rise to prominence on the culinary scene over the last few years, and with restaurants like Mina doing their thing, it’s not hard to see why. A mouth-watering selection of fresh Middle Eastern cuisine, coupled with friendly attentive service and a quintessentially relaxed atmosphere, makes for a perfect evening. Fruit juices are freshly-squeezed to order, too – a very nice touch.
Gwaelod y Garth Inn
For those whose tastes are a little more traditional, the Gwaelod y Garth Inn offers hearty, high-quality pub food in a cosy and friendly environment. Their Sunday lunch is the stuff of legend, and, for those who aren’t driving, their range of real ales on offer is hard to beat. The Inn is a perfect spot for a family meal, and caters to sports fans by showing most rugby and football matches in the other room. It’s a simple formula, but it’s an effective one.