The Best Restaurants in Cardiff for Large Parties
Cardiff is a startlingly unique capital city with a range of attractions, shopping and historic architecture that makes it a major draw for tourists. Its selection of bars and restaurants, not to mention the gorgeous Cardiff Bay area, means it’s also a wonderful city for either a good old-fashioned knees-up or a civilised brunch with friends. Either way, if you’re organising a day or night out with a large group of friends and family for a birthday, a stag/hen party or just a celebration of your friendship, Cardiff is wealthy with options.
Chapel 1877 (Churchill Way, CF10 2WF)
One of the most vibrant restaurants in Cardiff, Chapel 1877 (named for the date of construction of the renovated chapel the venue inhabits) stretches out over three luxurious floors of glorious French-Italian gothic architecture. Designed by architect Henry C Harris, who was renowned for his incredible structures throughout Cardiff and Wales in the late 1800s, the Chapel offers an utterly unique, bespoke fine dining experience in the heart of the city that perfectly melds the medieval with the contemporary. Boasting not only an exquisite A La Carte restaurant, but an elegant cocktail bar with a unique ambience, the Chapel also offers a private hire room with a capacity for up to 100 people with a diverse menu of French-inspired cuisine that’s able to be adapted to specific dining requirements. When it comes to luxury in Cardiff, it doesn’t get much more special and luxurious than Chapel 1877.
The Cornerhouse (25 Caroline Street, CF10 1FF)
A ‘premium pub’ named for its location on the corner of Caroline Street in the centre of Cardiff, The Cornerhouse is nestled amongst the city’s busiest shopping district, offering a brief respite from the hustle and bustle for shoppers and city explorers alike. The menu takes the best from Mediterranean and classic British pub food and uses fresh, located sourced ingredients in a charismatic venue with a gorgeous outdoor space. The Cornerhouse also offers group dining for 10 or more guests, with a number of possibilities available for anything from a celebratory dinner, breakfast with clients, and lunches with friends and family to unique social gatherings such as cocktails and bar bites. They can put on a buffet, create feting plates based on selections from the menu, put on some light bites and nibbles or create a bespoke dinner party of two or three courses for your party.
Tiger Tiger (The Friary, Greyfriars Road, CF10 3AE)
Tiger Tiger Cardiff is your one-stop destination for great food, delicious drinks and a night out that can be whatever you want it to be! A nightclub, tiki bar, private party venue and restaurant all in one, Tiger Tiger is the perfect venue for your party, whatever its size. The seven uniquely themed party spaces make every night at Tiger Tiger a unique and exciting experience. From Ibiza inspired dance rooms to the heavily graffitied 90s room (with throwback drinks to match), the clubbing experience has never been so eclectic. Located on Greyfriars Road, just a stone’s throw from Cardiff University, Tiger Tiger is obviously a big student draw, but it’s big and varied enough to suit just about anyone - from the sophistication of the Blanca Bar to the opulent escape of Jewel Bar or the tropical hideaway of Kanaloa Bar. And it’s all under one roof! The food, meanwhile, is comforting and decadent pub grub - perfectly tailored to help soak up the booze and keep your energy levels high throughout the night.
Zerodegrees (27 Westgate Street, CF10 1DD)
Zerodegrees isn’t just a bar and restaurant, it’s a fully functioning microbrewery, so the beer you’ll be enjoying here literally couldn’t be any fresher! Situated right opposite the now iconic Millennium Stadium, Zerodegrees Cardiff stands proud in its Grade II listed frontage, boasting a wide array of dining areas as well as the brewery and kitchen. Two terraces and two mezzanine levels mean unique views of the open kitchen and as it also happens to be a working brewery, it’s the perfect place to entertain parties. Indeed, parties are what Zerodegrees is all about. The space is perfectly tailored for large groups and there are also bespoke party menus available, as well as the possibility to round off your visit with a private brewery tour.
Wahaca Cardiff (51-53 The Hayes, St David's Dewi Sant, CF10 1GA)
Serving up the “Tidiest Tacos on the Taff,” Wahaca brings an authentic taste of Mexican market eating to the heart of Cardiff, with spicy Mexican fare and colourful cocktails very much the order of the day. Located in the pedestrianised shopping thoroughfare of the Hayes, Wahaca is all about quick and tasty street food, which can be ordered either as a sharing tapas or as larger plates. From typical Mexican staples like fajitas and tacos to more exotic vegetarian and vegan options, there is plenty to discover and the restaurant is perfectly suited for larger parties, with the ample seating and lightning quick service.
Elegano (58 Cathedral Road, CF11 9LL)
A genuine Italian eatery that understands the joys of taking your time with a meal and that enjoying the food, the wine and conversation with friends and family is almost as important as the food itself, Elegano offers a relaxed, but passionate dining experience. Elegano is run by the inimitable Chef Pietro, who has become something of a local celebrity thanks to his mouthwatering Italian cuisine. With an ever-changing specials menu and a vast selection of staple Italian dishes to choose from, the award-winning hotel, restaurant and catering service has become a Cardiff institution in recent years. Whatever your event or celebration, Elegano is also able to make your special day a truly memorable one, with private dining experts on hand to accommodate special requests and even to arrange for guests to meet Chef Pietro during the course of their meal. They cater to large groups and party bookings too, with the restaurant seating 50 people in total.
Cardiff is a city brimming with life and is a perfect party destination, whatever the size and inclination of your party. We’ve only scratched the surface here, of course, of what Cardiff has to offer larger parties when it comes to dining and drinking, but we guarantee that any of the choices above would make for a truly unforgettable experience.
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