Ten restaurants within ten minutes’ walk from Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium…

1 FI Stadium

The Six Nations kicks off this evening in Cardiff (in case you hadn’t heard). Rugby is great, but, if you’re anything like us, one eye is on the ball and the other is on dinner. Luckily for us, the Welsh are not only proud of their burly rugby team, they’re pretty pleased with their local produce and fab food! As a young, diverse and energetic city, Cardiff is one of the best places to dine out.

So, ditch the hotdogs and burgers: we have ten awesome restaurants serving everything from jerk chicken to deep-fried salmon fillets, and all within ten minutes’ walk of the stadium.

The Potted Pig 

Address: High Street, CF10 1PU
Walking distance: 4 minute walk

2 Potted Pig

So you’re after seasonal food that’s warm and hearty? The best of Welsh produce is showcased at The Potted Pig with dishes like wild mullet, confit duck and of course potted pig with toast and pickle. If you’re after a Welsh lamb rump or a juicy flat-iron steak this restaurant has got your name on it. You can get the games off to sophisticated start with some of the finest after dinner drinks – sloe infused gin anyone? Read a review of The Potted Pig

Cafe Jazz 

Address: Sandringham Hotel, 21 St Mary Street, CF10 1PL
Walking distance: 4 minute walk

3 Cafe Jazz

A laid-back, chilled out jazz vibe; live music and awesome food. This restaurant is intimate in size so it’s great for huddling together and chewing the fat. There’s a dedicated Welsh menu so you can really get your teeth stuck into some classic Cardiff dishes. Want to know what goes into Sbigoglys a Thatws Cacen? Check out the menu and find out. Read a review of Cafe Jazz


Address: Morgan Arcade, CF10 1AF
Walking distance: 6 minute walk

4 Crumbs

For rugby fans of the veggie persuasion, you’ll find a new home at Cardiff’s first and best vegetarian cafe-restaurant, Crumbs. It’s the kind of place Andy Robinson would frequent and rave over, so why not stop off here for a hearty and healthy breakfast? If you’ve never tried their famous salad bowls now’s the time. Read a review of Crumbs

River Tavern 

Address: 62-64 Lower Cathedral Road, CF11 6LT
Walking distance: 6 minute walk

5 River Tavern

A bit of heat and a bit of spice; a bit of rice and peas – River Tavern is your Caribbean haven. Jerk chicken, ackee saltfish, curried goat and fried snappa will get your tastebuds tingling and get the rhythm going this Friday. Read a review of River Tavern

Noble House

Address: 9-11 St David’s House, Wood Street, CF10 1ER
Walking distance: 2 minute walk

6 Noble House

Japanese and Chinese cuisine calling to you but don’t fancy walking far? Noble House is so close to the stadium you can count the steps. Fill your hungry belly with deep-fried salmon fillets, sushi, ramen noodles, sashimi, you name it. There’s something for every taste here, meaning it’s great for group dining. Read a review of Noble House 

Le Monde 

Address: 60-62 St Mary Street, CF10 1FE
Walking distance: 6 minute walk

7 Le Monde

Le Monde fish bar and grill has a reputation that precedes it. Not only is the restaurant decorated with a stylish nod to the 1920s, but the food is out of this world. Pull up a pew at one of the banquet-style tables and tuck into your choice of fresh fish, shellfish, meat and poultry. If you haven’t earmarked somewhere to watch the rest of the games, you might find yourself drawn to their Luxury Rugby PackageRead a review of Le Monde

Greenwood & Brown

Address: Quay Street, CF10 1EA
Walking distance: 4 minute walk

8 Greenwood

A Cardiff classic. Any Cardiff-dweller will recommend Greenwood & Brown as the place for great local meats, seafood delivered from Swansea and wonderful range of tipples. This is a sleek and sophisticated operation and definitely the place to come for a laid-back meal before the game. Read a review of Greenwood & Brown 

Spice Quarter

Address: The Old Brewery Quarter, CF10 1FG
Walking distance: 6 minute walk

9 Spice Quarter

If standing out in the February chill has got you hankering for a curry, you need to head to Spice Quarter. If you’re going for an Indian you really should go for the Best Indian Restaurant in Wales; stands to reason. Read a review of Spice Quarter 


Address: Quay Street CF10 1EA
Walking distance: 4 minute walk 

10 Casanova

With the next game in Rome, maybe go all Italian and dine at Casanova. An authentic Italian oasis in chilly Cardiff, you can almost feel the warmth of the Med emanating from the walls. With cheery staff and deliciously fresh Italian cuisine, you will be ready and raring for the next match. Read a review of Casanova 

Cwtch Mawr 

Address: Jolyon’s at No. 10, Cathedral Road, CF11 9LG
Walking distance: 8 minute walk

11 Cwtch Mawr

Cwtch mawr is Welsh for ‘big cuddle’ and this kooky restaurant, inside boutique hotel Jolyon’s at No 10, is just like get a big, warm hug! If you like to be surrounded by handmade furniture, cosy sofas and roaring fires, this restaurant will certainly make you smile. The hotel itself is something to behold – sumptuously decorated and a just a little bit glitzy. Maybe the match could be the start of a weekend sightseeing in Cardiff? Read a review of Cwtch Mawr







Emma Cullen

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